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Solitaire Lodge

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 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.

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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...

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Camberley
Reviewed 2 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!

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Reviewed 4 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...

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California
Reviewed 2 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...

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Te Puke, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 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.

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Payson, Arizona
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Everything about this lodge is done with care, and attention to detail and comfort! The staff couldn't have been nicer, more engaging or accommodating. We stayed in Room #3 and the views of the lake through floor-to-ceiling glass walls were lovely and peaceful. The linens were soft, and the blankets, fluffy towels and pillows plentiful. Our room had every imaginable...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We stayed 3 nights in a family suite with full length living room and bathroom windows overlooking Lake Tarawera. Dawn and twilight were the best times to watch the light changing in the sky and swans with cygnets gliding across the lake below, with birdsong in the background. Days were spend kayaking on the lake, searching for nesting swans amongst...

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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Solitaire was our first stop on a recent visit to New Zealand. What a fantastic way to start. Wayne, the owner is great and could not do enough for us. Our room in the main lodge was spectacular with astounding sweeping views. The food was outstanding with great breakfasts (the croissants are beyond delicious) and dinners were wonderful and the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This was a happy landing after Auckland. Tucked away on Lake Tarawera, it's a destination in itself. Wish we had explored the lake more. We were in Room 5 which was large, floor to ceiling window wall, with balcony and view of the water. Felt spacious and airy. I think the better water views would have been on the other...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Smoking rooms available
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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: $1,399 - $2,092 (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 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“Room number 4 has the tub on the deck. The others do not. We had room number 1 and loved it! Beautiful lake views!”
 of 5 bubbles grassykey, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“great hotel in an amazing location”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 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
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