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Solitaire Lodge


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 contemporary modern New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from selected vineyards.

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.

Solitaire Lodge is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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Room Information

From the crispest sheets and fluffiest towels to the complimentary in room mini-bar, no detail has been overlooked.

Executive Suites – Bay View or Lake View 
Each Executive suite offers spectacular views overlooking Lake Tarawera, lavish super king beds, comfortable chairs for lounging, grand picture windows and a private balcony with stunning vista. Freestanding baths big enough for two, overlooking the Lake give you the opportunity to soak in the view.

Tarawera Suite – Lake and Bay View 
The Tarawera Suite features floor to ceiling glass that embrace an uninterrupted view from the tranquil bay up to the majestic summit of Mount Tarawera. This suite has a split level design and features a generous bedroom with relaxing sitting area and separate dining room. Private balconies are perfectly positioned to take in one of New Zealand’s most spectacular views.

Villa Suite – Bay View 
The Villa Suite is all about space – the ground floor features a Master bedroom ensuite with a freestanding bath overlooking the lake, where you can sit, soak and stare. Living / dining area and outdoor deck overlooking the bay. A second equally spacious bedroom with ensuite awaits upstairs. Ideal for families or group of friends travelling together.

Solitaire Suite – Lake View 
Set in a separate building the Solitaire Suite offers peace, total privacy and a breathtaking outlook through dramatic picture windows across glassy Lake Tarawera. Guests will delight with the large master bedroom, lounge and bathroom to match. In addition, there is a private sundeck and separate guest bedroom. Each bedroom enjoys separate bathroom access.

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Things To Do

The Central Plateau region of New Zealand has drawn visitors from early settlement times, initially to see the now lost Pink and White Terraces, and continuing with the unique geo-thermal and cultural attractions around the city of Rotorua. Solitaire Lodge enjoys a spectacular position on historically important Lake Tarawera with many natural experiences available from Lodge grounds or Jetty. Some of the Lodge’s Signature Experiences include:

Natural Thermal Bathing: Private launch excursion to the natural hot springs of Lake Tarawera - enjoy soaking in thermal waters rising gently through the lake bed as the morning sun filters through native bush.

Hike to Tarawera Falls: Walk through native bush alive with Pohutukawa and Rata trees and the chirping of the Tuis, Fantails and Kereru birds. Rest at swimming holes along the way and indulge in a picnic lunch to the rhythmic background of cascading waters.

Rainbow Trout Fishing: Lake Tarawera boasts the largest water volume in the Lakes District, at an average of 200 ft deep, and is the ideal spawning ground for Rainbow Trout. Catching 4 to 5 pound trout is a regular occurrence, the excitement of which is only matched by the lure of the chase, and the enjoyment of fresh trout prepared for you by the Chef’s at Solitaire Lodge.

Helicopter Tour: Trip to New Zealand’s most contrasting volcanoes, from the steaming crater floor of White Island to the exposed summit of Mount Tarawera.

Thermal By Bike: Highlights along the route include a natural hot stream for soaking, Rainbow Mountain (a smoldering mountain of colored earth and unique plant species), the Waimangu and Wai O Tapu valleys with steaming and multi colored lakes.

Activities available from Rotorua
  • Traditional Maori Cultural Experiences
  • Golf – unique Geothermal golf course within 15 minutes
  • Natural hot springs and geothermal mud baths
  • White water rafting, bungee jumping and wake boarding
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Price Guide

$ = Up to $100
$$ = $100 to $199
$$$ = $200 to $349
$$$$ = $350 to $599
$$$$$ = $600 +


Price per person, per night.