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5.0 out of 5

"We needed a 1 night stopover between Napier and Wellington and found River Valley Lodge which looked lovely. However we didn't realise that this accom ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 04 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At River Valley Lodge, you'll be 29 km (18 mi) from Taihape Town Hall and 29.1 km (18.1 mi) from Mt Stewart Reserve. Highlights at this lodge include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

All 9 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and heated floors. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding.

The restaurant, The River Valley Lodge, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy the spa tub and sauna as well as access to horse riding/rentals and rafting. Conference space, a meeting room, and a business center are among the business amenities offered. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and spa services. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of an area shuttle.

With a stay at this 3-star Pukeokahu lodge, you'll be 29.2 km (18.1 mi) from Taihape Gumboot.

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Romantic Double Room, 1 King Bed, Hot Tub, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

River Valley Lodge ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for River Valley Lodge

Everyone (1)
5 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Location and the relaxed atmosphere of the place
Cons: A small fridge in the room would be nice. Also a hairdryer
Location: Far from anywhere and located in a lovely deep valley, the accommodation sat alongside the river. White water rafting and horse riding were available
We needed a 1 night stopover between Napier and Wellington and found River Valley Lodge which looked lovely. However we didn't realise that this accommodation is more of a backpackers hostel and not a hotel as we initially thought. (Probably should have read the description properly). The location is amazing. We booked the deluxe chalet which was small but quaint and comfortable and had a river view. It was lovely listening to the sound of the river so close by. The bed was super comfy and had a great shower. No fridge though, storage for clothing or hairdryer. The main building (lodge) has dormitories on the first floor above the communal dining room and there seems to be a separate backpackers area with a kitchen. We pre-ordered dinner- it was beef night - so there are no other meal options but it was well cooked and lots of it. The staff were lovely and very attentive. There is a sauna and spa on site.(extra charge to use the spa) We enjoyed a moonlit spa under the trees. We really enjoyed our stay, and we plan on going back to do the 8 hour rafting trip (level 2) sometime.

Posted by , from Wellington, NZ on 4 Apr. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Apr. 2018 by Morgan

Kiaora Karen Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to having you both back from some rafting adventures. Thanks, Morgan

Renovations + Closures

The property is closed between July 12 and July 28.

Property Features

River Valley Lodge offers its guests a spa tub and a sauna. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. Spa services, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the business-friendly River Valley Lodge. An area shuttle within 30 kilometers is available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Pukeokahu lodge.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoking in designated areas
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Property shuttles: Area shuttle within 30 kilometers available for a surcharge
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

River Valley Lodge offers 9 accommodations with shared/communal kitchens and complimentary toiletries. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room full-sized refrigerators/freezers and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Pukeokahu lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Communal kitchen access
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

The River Valley Lodge - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, go to Bar after 4pm If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
The check-in location differs from the property location. To check in, guests will need to go to Bar after 4pm
Guests arriving after midnight must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 25.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in is available.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 10 and NZD 20 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • River Valley Lodge Taihape
  • River Valley Taihape
  • River Valley Lodge Lodge
  • River Valley Lodge Pukeokahu
  • River Valley Lodge Lodge Pukeokahu

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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