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Book your room at Solitaire Lodge

Room type

Executive Suite

Max Occupancy: 2 guests (up to 1 child, 1 infant)

Suite (Solitaire Suite)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 3 children, 3 infants)

Suite (Tarawera Suite)

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Villa

Max Occupancy: 3 guests (up to 2 children, 2 infants)

Set on a private peninsula on the shores of legendary Lake Tarawera.

Overlooking Lake Tarawera

Solitaire Lodge’s luxurious suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano. Minutes from your doorstep discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches and majestic waterfalls.

The Lodge

The lodge is the perfect setting to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate. Unwind with a decadent spa treatment, take a leisurely bushwalk, or sip a glass of champagne while relaxing in the terrace spa pool.

The Suites

Floor to ceiling glass windows provide uninterrupted views of the tranquil lagoon, or the glassy lake and volcanic summit of Mount Tarawera and private balconies allow for romantic sunset dining.

Solitaire Lodge

At your 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.

  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built 1980
  • Picnic area
  • Television in lobby
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Terrace
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Total number of rooms - 9
  • Number of floors - 1
  • Bar/lounge
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • One meeting room
  • Garden
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Conference space size (meters) - 58
  • Free self parking
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Room service (limited hours)
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Stay connected

Available in all rooms: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free Wi-Fi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Park your car

Free self parking

In your room

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Premium TV channels
  • Turndown service
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ceiling fan
  • Climate control
  • Premium bedding
  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • Phone
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Designer toiletries
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Jetted bathtub
  • Slippers
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Rollaway/extra beds available
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free wired high-speed Internet
  • LCD TV
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Eat and drink

Renowned for its fine dining, the lodge serves mouth-watering modern New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from the country’s finest vineyards.

Guests may engage in lively conversation in the Lodge’s dining room, or choose an intimate dinner in their suite or on the terrace where they can enjoy the scenery.

Suite rates are on a Full Board basis and include overnight accommodation, complimentary mini bar (alcoholic & non alcoholic beverages & snacks), pre dinner drinks & canapés, five course dinner, full country breakfast and light lunch.

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Play

Swimming, Boating & Kayaking - During the summer months you can unwind in the sun on Solitaire Lodge’s private beach and enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tarawera. Alternatively, explore the lake’s many treasures onboard one of the lodge’s complimentary kayaks or motorized dinghies.

Natural Hot Springs - Solitaire Lodge vessels are available to take you to a nearby hot water beach where the water temperature is a consistent 38 degrees centigrade year-round, making for a truly relaxing soak!

Boat Charters - Take in the breathtaking scenery onboard a charter vessel. Local charter firms have been operating from our private jetty for the past 10 years and there local knowledge is second-to-none.

Trout Fishing - Lake Tarawera is renowned for the size and condition of Rainbow Trout it is home to. The lake consistently yields the largest number of trophy-sized Rainbow Trout in the Southern Hemisphere. Choose to explore the waters in your own time on board one of our motorized dinghies (complimentary) or let us arrange a guided adventure for you with an expert local guide.

Bushwalking - Lake Tarawera and its surrounds offers a myriad of walking and sightseeing opportunities – geothermal wonders, surging rivers, plunging forest waterfalls, delicate native species and more are all here to be discovered. The 6.4 km Lake Tarawera Fall Walk accessed only by boat is particularly popular.

Scenic Flights - With a heli pad onsite delegates are collected from their doorstep and can choose to be whisked away to explore spectacular White Island, an active Volcano off the coastline, the powdery ski slopes of Mount Ruapehu, or to some of the most awarded golf courses in New Zealand.

Spa Treatments - For the ultimate in relaxation treat yourself to a natural spa or beauty treatment in the comfort of your suite. Choose from a range of relaxing and rejuvenating therapies including a Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Thermal Mud Wrap, Herbal Spa Bath and Heavenly Hand Mask.

Recreational activities listed are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Fishing on site
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Ecotours nearby
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Relax

  • Body wraps
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facial treatments

Accessibility

To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible path of travel
  • In-room accessibility

The fine print for Solitaire Lodge

When you arrive

Minimum check-in age is 25

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

When you leave

Check-out time is 11 AM

How you can pay

Accepted at this hotel: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, JCB International, MasterCard, Visa

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No elevators

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We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This guest & hosted property is rated 5 stars.

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