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River Valley Lodge

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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kiwi experience”(60 reviews)
“horse riding”(33 reviews)
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Hot Tub
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
3.5 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed with my wife while backpacking New Zealand. A very interesting place, very calm and relaxing. Had a private double which had a really comfy king sized bed, the best we had slept in a while. Food was great, really massive portions and reasonable prices.

Thank Craig M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The riverside lodge is peaceful in pleasant surroundings. Great views. The deluxe dinner package is nice. I did the white-water river rafting which was my favourite memory of my recent holiday in NZ. My wife did the horse trek and the horses were clearly very...More

Thank scottng15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent the night at the lodge starting with a superlicious roast. Went white water rafting with Eddie who was super cool and made the trip a great experience. All the guides are well drilled and safety is paramount and they have your back. Thank you...More

Thank Justin M
Response from Rob H, Director of Sales at River Valley LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Justin, thanks for taking the time to comment, Yep our guides are the best around we feel, that's why we ask them back year after year. Glad you enjoyed your trip.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Originally due to come with my sister who is the more experienced horsewoman, I arrived solo for a 2 day riding trip. The river was too high, so a slight change of plan from 2 long days on the saddle. Which suited this horse rider...More

Thank Nicola T
Response from Rob H, Director of Sales at River Valley LodgeResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nicola, glad you had a nice stay with us.

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Fantastic trip. Fun and relaxing. Guides were great fun people. Looked after very well. Highly recommended for families wanting to spend some time in a very safe fun environment on the river. Keep up the great work!

Thank cpahla
Response from Rob H, Director of Sales at River Valley LodgeResponded 8 January 2018

Hi cpahla, So glad you had a fantastic trip, our guides try really hard to make the trips a memorable experience. Thanks

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Meeting Rooms
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hot Tub
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Price range
USD 115 - USD 127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Price range
USD 115 - USD 127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Primrose B
23 June 2016|
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Response from rivervalley1 | Property representative |
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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"Tell everyone that they will not be able to contact you before arriving at the lodge so they dont freak out..."
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