Solitaire Lodge

16 Ronald Rd, R.D.5, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, New Zealand

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Hotel Description

In the scheme of things New Zealand’s luxury lodges are probably more similar than different — or at least, the difference between the luxury-lodge experience and just about any other kind of hospitality is so vast as to overshadow the individual personalities of the lodges. But if you look closely, there’s plenty of character there, with New Zealand’s endless variety of landscape producing lodges, like the Solitaire Lodge, that are utterly unique.

To get hung up on the décor and the furnishings would be (forgive us) to miss the forest for the chairs. What’s special about Solitaire is most certainly its location, close to the popular North Island resort town of Rotorua, but with a lake all its own: Lake Tarawera, which Solitaire overlooks from a hillside atop a peninsula, surrounded by the lake’s calm waters, with a view of the Tarawera volcano in the distance.

Like just about any New Zealand luxury lodge, Solitaire is an outdoor paradise, with a particular emphasis on the lake — and pretty much anything you can’t find at Tarawera you can find at Rotorua, less than a half hour away. As for the suites themselves, they’re modestly, sedately decorated, but thoroughly luxurious, with incredible views from indulgent, freestanding baths. And the cuisine is of special note in this part of the world, with local seafood and produce as well as herbs from the lodge’s own garden, and both breakfast and dinner included in the rate.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 10 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. One older child or adult is charged NZD 625 per night in an extra bed. All extra bedding must be confirmed by the hotel prior to arrival and is on request.

Credit cards accepted:

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Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Villa Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds and is approximately 355 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • Bay View
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • heated floor
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • minifridge
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • soaking tub
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
  • Executive Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 355 ft²/32 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • Lake or Bay View
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
  • Solitaire Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • carpeted floor
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • crib (on request)
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Mountain and Lake view
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
  • Tarawera Suite - 1 King Bed

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    This room features 1 King Bed and is approximately 753 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • Molton Brown bath amenities
    • Mountain and Lake View
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Boardroom
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed. All children under 5 years stay free of charge when using existing beds. One older child or adult is charged NZD 625 per night in an extra bed. All extra bedding must be confirmed by the hotel prior to arrival and is on request.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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