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Solitaire Lodge

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#24 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Hoboken, New Jersey
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Yes it will cost you a pretty penny... However everything was outstanding. The view was absolutely spectacular and it was the highlight of my honeymoon. Not only are you on a beautiful large lake...you are with unique flora, fauna, animals, and Mount Tarawera (volcano). We stayed in a Tarawera suite-I would recommend highly because you get probably the best view...

Thank GoKnights14
Devizes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Our second visit and happily we stayed two nights this time (our first visit we only stayed one night - not enough!). As beautiful, comfortable and elegant as we remembered and the food still very good. We enjoyed a stroll along the lakeside, relaxed in our room and on our own terrace and wallowed in the bath with a view!...

Thank MyrtleWiltshire
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Solitaire defines the perfect couples get away. It is nestled on a peninsula extending out into Lake Tarawera. If the weather is good you awake to breathtaking views of the volcano. I slept wonderfully in the inky silence and in the morning the breakfast was filling and delicious. The lodging is one price for all meals and drink and the...

1Thank S B
Reviewed 4 July 2016

We gathered to celebrate a friends birthday and were treated to a luxurious experience from the moment we stepped out of our cars. The food was delicious and a feast for the yes as well as the stomach. Wines were exquisitely matched to each course. Solitaire Lodge a peninsula in paradise. It has to be experienced to be believed

Thank 002andliz
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Everything about Solitaire is wonderful. The setting is unsurpassed with incredible views. The decor is understated and elegant. The food was fresh, local and featured many subtle flavours. Our suite was supremely comfortable helped by the air conditioning in the heat of summer - one key reason for our decision to stay here.

Thank FrankyJJ
El Paso, Texas
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Using our GPS system we found Solitaire Lodge quite easily located just outside Rotorua. When we arrived we were greeted by the owner, Wayne, and shown to our room (#6). When we walked into the room we wanted to stay forever. There were floor to ceiling windows looking out to a beautiful inlet with small boats floating on the water...

Thank Lori D
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Thank you to Wayne, Ingrid and the team for an amazing time! The location and views are amazing, but the team really made it special. A truly personal tailored service. Both of the chefs were exceptional during dinner and breakfast, working in their open kitchen. Excellent!

Thank Andy-Sundial
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

We were hosted in the Solitaire Lodge by Nick and Pip, and couldn't be happier about it. They manage a really cozy lodge, we came for a short visit but they surely made it remarkable. We had just one full day to know Rotorua and they made sure you could take the most out of it! Mike was the one...

Thank Thanagumo
Reviewed 3 April 2016

In about twenty trips to this beautiful country we have stayed at most of the Great Lodges from Huka to Minaret from Hapuna to Wharekea. We have always felt that we received good value for what we paid. Not here.The setting is phenomenal. You can sit and look and the lake all day. The inside of the rooms are beautifully...

1Thank Surjoe
Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 April 2016

This was the most wonderful place to relax and be pampered. We enjoyed the location, the hospitality and the food. The trip to the hot spring for a swim was a highlight. Summer or winter, this is a great place to stay.

Thank Loie52

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of the first New Zealand luxury lodges, offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location.Styled with comfort in mind, all 10 luxurious suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting.Renowned for its fine dining, Solitaire lodge serves mouth-watering modern New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from selected vineyards. Engage in lively conversation with fellow guests in the lodge’s dining room, or choose an intimate dinner for two in your suite.Minutes from your doorstep you will discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches and natural thermal hot springs beckoning you to soak in. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter ride over volcanic peaks, skim across the lake in a kayak or enjoy world-class trout-fishing. The lodge is also the perfect place to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate, left in the able hands of your warm, friendly New Zealand hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Solitaire Lodge

Address: 16 Ronald Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM4,258 - RM6,499 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Solitaire Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Solitaire Hotel Rotorua
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#21 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
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“We loved the Tarawera Suite”
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  • Lake Tarawera
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Lots_of_Baggage, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room number 4 has the tub on the deck. The others do not. We had room number 1 and loved it! Beautiful lake views!”
grassykey, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“great hotel in an amazing location”
platinoum, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms 1-3 have lake views (some of the others look at the lagoon). 2 and 3 are farther from the public terrace.”
KauaiRobin, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa suite comfortable for family of 4”
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BH136, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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US$917* /night
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