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    River Valley Lodge

    266 Mangahoata Road | Pukeokaku, RD 2, Taihape 4792, New Zealand
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    • Excellent61%
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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Just back from having a weekend conference at River Valley.. we got a suite which was so luxurious and warm... great staff, food was awesome and they had no problems at all catering for food intolerances even though we didn't advise in advance... so relaxing...More

    Thank nancybees2017
    Management response:Responded 2 days ago

    Hi nancybees2017, Thanks so much for your kind comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you back at River Valley Lodge soon.

    Reviewed 15 July 2017

    We stayed here for 1 night on a stay with the Kiwi Experience. We had a twin room which was above the main bar seating area and was noisy but it was a Lions match night! And it was other Kiwi Experience guests making the...More

    Thank 2016JuliaM
    Response from Kaysanne, Manager Sales & Marketing at River Valley LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora Julia, Thanks for taking the time to review River Valley Lodge. Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The Lions match night was quite loud earlier in the evening - there were a lot of passionate Lions (and All Blacks) supporters...More

    Reviewed 26 June 2017

    River Valley Lodge is in the middle of no where. Stayed here on the Kiwi Experience adventure. I didn't do any rafting or horse riding but still had a good time. The place encourages you to be social with no wifi and nothing else around...More

    Thank Robert019u
    Response from Kaysanne, Manager Sales & Marketing at River Valley LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora Robert, Thanks for you review. It is always cool to hear of someone who really tries to experience what River Valley Lodge is about - like you said, its about getting off the beaten track, stepping away from the busyness of everyday life,...More

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    Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

    This place is in the middle of no where so there is nothing to do apart from drink or white water raft (drinking is cheaper). We stayed in the "orgy room" because it's essentially one very long bed, sleeping next to someone on either side....More

    Thank A TripAdvisor Member
    Response from Kaysanne, Manager Sales & Marketing at River Valley LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    Kia ora, Thank you for taking the time to review River Valley Lodge. While we are in "the middle of nowhere", we do offer many activities and experiences - paid and free. The Grade 5 white water rafting is awesome, but we also offer horse...More

    Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

    All the drivers stress is the their favourite stop on the whole trip - probably because it consists only of a roast dinner followed by drinking until 3am. If you are staying here DO NOT STAY IN THE DORM ROOM. When they said 47-beds, I...More

    Thank georgieim
    Response from Kaysanne, Sales & Marketing Manager at River Valley LodgeResponded 6 June 2017

    Kia ora Georgie, I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay with us or were unable to experience all that River Valley can offer to Kiwi Experience travelers. We pride ourselves on being a very unique stop on the Kiwi Experience...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Free Parking
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
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    • Price range
    • US$31 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 14
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    • Manawatu-Wanganui Region >
    • Rangitikei District >
    • Taihape
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    Primrose B
    23 June 2016|
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    Hi There I have been away for several days, so will follow up about why you have not yet received an answer. Thanks for your enquiry. Kind regards Brian
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    "wish I could put more than 5 stars on the location .. it was better than awesome... ."
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    "If you chose to sleep in one of the bunk houses, pay a little extra for the 4-bed dorm--It's quieter..."
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    "Range of dorm rooms, smaller dorm rooms, private double, ensuite rooms and family rooms. Take your pick!"
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