Lynne & Jim are charming, relaxed and welcoming hosts. On arrival we were lucky enough to be offered a chilled glass of their 2015 Pinot Gris (Rive Gauche) vintage from the vines in their garden. A delicious start to our stay. Our room was spacious and quiet with a lovely view over the vineyard. With blackout blinds and a large comfortable bed a good night’s sleep was had, ready for the sights and delights of Lake Taupo the next morning. A gentle stroll through their back garden to the Redwood forest and a path to the Huka Falls is a must. Highly recommended.
Lynne and Jim will make you feel very welcome. Everything about the B&B is first class - the room, the food, the great location. Our hosts were very knowledgeable and a font of wisdom for things to do and see. Taupo is a wonderful place and this was a great place to stay.
Do not hesitate to book a visit to Rive Gauche where you will receive a warm welcome and so much more. The owners Jim and Lynne are delightful and happy to pass on copious helpful information. You can walk to Huka Falls from the house though, in heat, take water as it’s a fair 40 minute hike but very very worthwhile. We were very fortunate to share the Rive Gauche wine in the evening and the breakfast was beautifully presented. The room was spotlessly clean and there really isn’t anything not to like ! We’d like to say a special thank you to Lynne and Jim for making our very short visit such a special memory
This is the perfect place to relax. Beautiful house and location surrounded by nature. Rooms with views to the river and its own vineyard. You can walk to the Huka falls, 30 mins along the river. Just 5 minutes by car from Taupo's town centre but away from the crowds. We loved our stay here. The hosts do their best to accommodate your needs and will help you with advice and recommendations, even booked restaurants for us. The location is also great because is on the way to famous hot springs and volcanic parks, less crowded than the ones in Rotorua. Good quality amenities.
We had a fantastic stay of 5 nights with Lynne and Jim, travelling as a family of three for a milestone birthday. When we pulled up after our drive from Auckland, we immediately felt at home when Lynne warmly welcomed us at the front door. We then shared afternoon tea with our hosts, complete with Lynne's home-made orange cake (very yummy and Lynne gave us the recipe later - Gisborne oranges seem to be the secret!). The house is lovely with carefully chosen design features, a beautiful garden and boutique vineyard, and Lynne and Jim are warm and engaging hosts. The B&B rooms are spacious and are in a separate wing of the house so privacy is assured, and there's also a lounge where you can read or watch Sky TV if you like. Breakfasts are fantastic with all home prepared fare and it was lovely to meet fellow guests from Switzerland and we enjoyed plenty of breakfast banter, with Lynne and Jim joining in too. This is a 5 star B&B - great quiet location with leafy grounds and only a short drive into Taupo for restaurants, cafes and shops. Tongariro National Park isn't too far away and we enjoyed walking in mountains on one of our days. Rotorua's just up the road and Lynne has heaps of advice about things to see and do locally and further afield. This was our Taupo home away from home - who could ask for more?…