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16 Ronald Road Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 89 in Rotorua
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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WaihekeMarilyn wrote a review Apr 2022
Waiheke Island1 contribution
We have lived and worked in the hospitality industry for many years having previously run our own 5 Star Lodge. So we are very particular about ambience and service. Yes, this lodge is over 30 years old and reflects the style , architecture and age of its 1980s period so if you are looking for modern opulence then this is not the place for you. But if you enjoy unpretentious excellent service, fine food, spacious and comfortable accommodation, breathtaking views, peace and privacy, then this is definitely for you. Bonuses include the complimentary well stocked in-room bar, excellent menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner beautifully prepared by their in-house chefs, together with attentive service. Complimentary kayaking from their private jetty provides an excellent opportunity to explore the lake region and lagoons - and provides explanation for the swan silhouette in their logo. Not to mention the numerous walking tracks lined by an abundance of native birds. Truly magical stay and strongly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Kayak the lagoon area a must
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ExplorerGG wrote a review Oct 2021
Tauranga, New Zealand221 contributions44 helpful votes
From the moment we arrived & throughout our entire stay we experienced top class personalised service from the hosts & staff. We had the Tarawera suite which was amazing & with stunning views. The food was impressive as was the wine selection. The romantic setting they provided at my fiancé’s request was touching, thank you. We highly recommend & will return again.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Clint_and_Ange wrote a review Aug 2021
Auckland, New Zealand192 contributions42 helpful votes
My wife & I decided to do something a bit different, so after a bit of research we decided on Solitaire Lodge, when we arrived at this stunning private Sanctuary we were greeted by our host Wayne, he was very welcoming and very knowledgeable on the lodge & local area, we were shown to our room and that’s when the Wow factor truly started, our room was next level luxury with a stunning view of the lake, but it was the service that was truly amazing, we were there only 1 night but felt part of the family, they went above and beyond expectations, a special shout out to Michael & Joy for making our stay so memorable, we will definitely be returning but next time for 2 nights and oh did I mention the food wow wow wow!! Thank you Maria, David & Gary and also recommend doing the Tarawera Thermal Springs trip just a 15min boat ride away
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Kingston C wrote a review Jul 2021
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What an amazing experience with the hosts and great chefs! Went fly fishing that was a load of fun. The food is awesome. The rooms beautifully. I will definitely recommend this to anyone and would want to come back again and again. The lake is great.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled
StaceRAuckland wrote a review Jun 2021
Auckland8 contributions4 helpful votes
Chose to spend 3 nights here with our teen/young adult sons when our family trip to Oz was cancelled due to covid. Location great- fab views and warm, spacious, very comfortable room. All inclusive tariff suited us perfectly - such a treat after a day of activity to come back to the lodge and chill/ be looked after. Wayne and Ingrid very welcoming and relaxed hosts, Michael -service exceptional. Thanks so much!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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US$1,031 - US$1,066 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Solitaire Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Solitaire Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Blue Lake Track (5.7 km), Buried Village of Te Wairoa (5.5 km), and Lake Okareka Walkway (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Solitaire Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Solitaire Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Solitaire Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Solitaire Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Solitaire Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Airstream Cafe, The Landing Cafe, and Te Arawa Fresh Seafood.
Are any cleaning services offered at Solitaire Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Solitaire Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Buried Village of Te Wairoa (5.5 km).
Does Solitaire Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the lake view available here.
Is Solitaire Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.