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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Solitaire Lodge is located in just an amazing site near many attractions. The service at the property is beyond amazing and the kitchen provides a variety of excellent dishes which they would amend if one wishes. The lodge organizes some amazing tours such as walking around a volcano, walk to waterfalls or hot springs. By the property, one can go...

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Arundel, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a tour of New Zealand and this was our treat and was the best place we stayed. Room was perfect with plenty of space, great view and good bathroom. Staff and food all very good. Very small and great location. Dinner was at 8pm which was a little late, and limited in choice. It is expensive and...

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Kalaheo, Hawaii
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in the basic room (#1) which was very comfortable and with a spectacular view of the lake and mountain. The lodge is set on a peninsula in an area of upscale summer homes. Not an isolated wilderness setting if that is what you are looking for. The staff was uniformly friendly and efficient and the dinners...

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Thank KauaiRobin
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a lovely property on a lake. Our room was large with one wall of windows. The food was excellent, especially desserts. Cocktails before dinner were included with our package and we had a very knowledgable sommelier.

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Thank Christine S
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I did extensive research before our trip to New Zealand and there was no stay that caused more consternation than Solitaire Lodge. It is very expensive relative to other hotels and resorts and from the reviews I knew it was a unique place but struggled to determine if it worth the price. I would regularly check for new reviews as...

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Thank BH136
Graz, Steiermark, Austria
Reviewed 4 January 2017

it should have been the highlight of our newzealand-trip – so the three days at solitaire-lodge were thought as a christmas-gift to ourselves. overall we were rather disappointed. even the spacious rooms, delightfully situated above lake tarawera, could not offset mediocre servicestandards (mostly dedicated but amateurish), a substandard-breakfast or a 4,50-dollar--supermarket-bubble in the all-inclusive-minibar. we just finished our journey in...

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2Thank FrankAUT
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We arrived for 3 nights over new year and meet with the manager who quickly showed us around the grounds and then to room 4. The room was quite spacious with a very good view over the lake. The bathroom was modern however the shower was a little smelly until used. Dinner is served late at 8pm which we found...

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Crawley,West Sussex
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Once the imposing gates open you enter and oasis of calm and relaxation . The room had outstanding views with a deck which allowed us to enjoy the sunshine inside or out. The bed was one of the best I have slept in and the place was very restful. The helicopter trip to White Island with them picking you up...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with family in the 2 bed room Villa which had amazing views and was exceptionally spacious. Whole experience was fab, staff were all very helpful, especially graham who served up some amazing wines and mark who runs the boat trips It's a very long way to go from the uk but definitely worth it

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I would give Solitaire 6 stars if it was allowed. Our group loved this place as the rooms are wonderful with great views of the lake and mountains and the food is top notch. Imagine a printed menu each night describing the 5 courses after having cocktails and appetizers. The staff bends over backwards to satisfy every customer's wish. Put...

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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: $1,434 - $2,191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Solitaire Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Solitaire Hotel Rotorua
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#20 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
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“Rooms 1-3 have lake views (some of the others look at the lagoon). 2 and 3 are farther from the public terrace.”
 of 5 bubbles KauaiRobin, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Villa suite comfortable for family of 4”
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 of 5 bubbles BH136, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Something with a great view which I believe they all have!!!”
 of 5 bubbles thwerner24, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 was perfect but I am guessing every room is spectacular”
 of 5 bubbles Lori052, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms overlook Lake Tarawera, executive suites have a better view of Mount Tarawera”
 of 5 bubbles SINWSSS, 25 Mar 2016 | Read review
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