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Solitaire Lodge

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Houston, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick Overview: Solitaire Lodge is located on the beautiful Lake Tarawera and is in close proximity to Te Puia for geothermal wonders and Māori cultural learnings. We loved everything about our stay and would highly recommend if headed to Rotorua. Staff: Nick, Pip, & Graham were exceptional hosts during our stay. All three were extremely knowledgeable about the surrounding area,...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived until our departure, a first rate experience. The rooms are spacious, fresh and clean with stunning lake views, including from our room 4 outside bath! Complimentary mini bar is an added bonus. The standard of the food, cooking and quality of ingedients, was first class for breakfast, lunch and the five course dinner. An easy...

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West Sussex UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove from Auckland and arrived to a very warm and unfussy welcome. The Lodge has a location to die for. The rooms are beautiful with stunning views. The food is superb and such high quality, no detail is missed. Aside from all this, you are sooo well looked after by Nick and Pip and all the other wonderful staff...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 11 March 2017

First, I need to correct another review. There is quite a bit of seclusion. Yes, there are some upscale homes near the pennisula where the lodge is situated but they are quite a distance from the lodge. Second, the rest of the lake and land are Dept. of Conservation and there are no homes anywhere else in sight. My husband...

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Reviewed 4 March 2017

A warm atmosphere does everywhere. The rooms a beautiful with a perfect view. We had rain, but it was still really nice to be there. Black swans everywhere. The dining is really nice and the owners really helpful and correct.

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Beautiful hotel on the shore of lake Tarawera, very helpful staff and amazing room also with a lake view. The restaurant is also excellent, the best i tried in New Zealand so far. So a very nice experience and i recommend it.

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

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 2 February 2017 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 29 January 2017

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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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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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  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: €965 - €1,427 (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 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Family Hotel in Rotorua
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“We loved the Tarawera Suite”
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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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