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Chicago, Illinois
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We had the best time here. The staff is amazing, the location and views are amazing and our villa is amazing!!!!! We used a travel agency who took care of all our lodgings and they chose this lodge because of all the great things I have already mentioned. It's so quiet and lovely. All our meals were incredible!!!!!

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Thank thwerner24
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here for my honey moon, this place has the best staff I've ever seen, it's managed by the owner (Wayne) and hi sweet wife, they were more than welcoming and friendly. I felt at home. Location and views were fascinating, luxury rooms and outdoor terrace was just breathtaking. And at last, the foood!!! This was by far one... More 

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London W.8.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The weather throughout our stay was absolutely filthy but it couldn't have mattered less as we hunkered down in the comfort and warmth of Solitaire Lodge. We loved watching the clouds fly, seeing the rain lash and listening to the sound of the wind while watching the flames of the log fire in the drawing room. The bedroom was huge... More 

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More 

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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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!... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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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... More 

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Matamata
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Reviewed 3 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

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Auckland, New Zealand
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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
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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... More 

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Camberley
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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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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: €1,063 - €1,586 (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
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#19 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#20 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
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“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
“Go for the suite in the main building on the second floor. Fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles 805kennethl, 11 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Request a big lake and mountain view.”
 of 5 bubbles 955paulinet, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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