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Solitaire Lodge

Hotel Class
5 out of 5

Information

Reviews

4.7 / 5Exceptional
15 reviews

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Air Conditioning

Map

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Buried Village
    12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Tikitapu
    16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Okareka
    21 min drive
  • Airport
    Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)
    30 min drive

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Book online or call:

1800 781 504
  • Executive Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Suite (Tarawera Suite)

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
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  • Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Villa

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area

Lake Tarawera

Located in Lake Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge is in a rural location and near the airport. Tamaki Maori Village and Rotorua Arts Village are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Polynesian Spa and Buried Village. Skyline Rotorua and Rainbow Springs Kiwi Wildlife Park are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Buried Village - 12 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Tikitapu - 16 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Lake Okareka - 21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 21 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Tarawera Falls - 112 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 30 min drive

Restaurants

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar. Reservations required.

About this property

Solitaire Lodge

This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and concierge services. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite. All 9 rooms feature thoughtful touches like free minibar items and bathrobes, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet, and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, room service, and premium bedding.

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
    Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the lodge prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. 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.

Property is also known as

  • Solitaire Lodge Lake Tarawera
  • Solitaire Lodge
  • Solitaire Lake Tarawera
  • Solitaire Hotel Rotorua

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking
  • Free extended parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/airplane tours
  • Kayaking

Family friendly

  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

Nearby activities

Activities

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Boat tours
  • Ecotours
  • Golfing
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Hot springs
  • Mountain biking
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Water skiing

Where to eat

  • Onsite dining venue – Restaurant with a bar. Reservations required.
4.7

Exceptional

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4.9
Cleanliness
4.8
Service and Staff
4.6
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

Heaven on earth and worth the price.

Wayne and Ingrid have created the ultimate high end vacation retreat in the most beautiful lakeside setting imaginable. Our room “Tarawera” was on the second floor with two sun decks and floor to ceiling windows on all sides. The full dining was as good as it gets. Every staff member was a prize, especially Pip and Nick, who take over when the owners are in Auckland running their hotel there. We stayed for two weeks and between the boating, hiking, helicoptering, geothermal bathing, in-room massages, and endless nearby adventures, we never ran out of things to do. We absolutely hated to leave.

Stayed 15 nights in Dec. 2017

5/5 Excellent

Pure heaven! We travel A LOT and this is one of the top experiences that we have EVER had!

Stayed 1 night in Nov. 2017

4/5 Good

decent place but bit outdated

5/5 Excellent

Total Relaxation

We chose solitaire lodge as primarily a place to relax after 7 days of hiking. While others at the lodge scheduled days full of activities coordinated by the lodge (not included), we didn't really want to leave our room. The rooms have a wonderful relaxing view of the water and the volcano mountain. The rooms themselves were very comfortable, peaceful, relaxing with a comfy bed and sofa and floor to ceiling windows and a soaking tub with a large picture window of the same. The common areas were also very relaxing with great views. It is not fancy, opulent, but with a very comfortable homey lodge feeling. The hosts Pip and Nick were always there in the background waiting to assist you with whatever you wanted on or offsite. The only negative is that it is far from everything, so there is always a 80-90$NZ taxi/lodge ride one way - unless you chose the helicopter tour that lands in their backyard. The all inclusive includes your meals, but not your alcohol at meals, but does include your mini bar in your room. Seems that a glass of wine at meals should be included with your meal if it is included while in your room, but not worth debating.

Pros: location, views

Cons: lounge chairs to relax outside either in the common area or on the private decks; a common area hot tub to also relax with the view.

Location: Rotorua has many activities in town both to see thermal / mud pools, Maori demonstrations, polynesian spa pools to soak in, many outdoor activities.

4/5 Good

Beautiful Lodge & One of those places to comeback

Still having good time here.. Eligent dining area Beautiful view Nice lounge area & of course the bedrooms Nice & pleasant service from each n every one in the lodge.. Away from town in middle of Nature. Kind Regards A couple from Emirates :)

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