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Solitaire Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Ronald Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights at Solitaire Lodge recently and the experience was just perfect. We could not have been made more welcome by Wayne, Ingrid, Graham and staff. Our room – the Solitaire Suite – had breathtaking views, along with everything else you might ever want, especially the fantastic bath to sink into! On our first night, after a fantastic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in the Executive Suite.The stay was a gift from our daughter.Our room was well appointed with a lovely outlook.Very private with a small deck looking over the lake.The mini bar was very well stocked and was included in the price.The pre dinner drinks and canapés were very enjoyable. Our 5 course dinner was very well presented... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Solitaire lodge during Christmas time, and had an amazing time with great quality service from the owners and hosts Wayne and Ingrid. The food prepared by chefs David and Mirai was excellent each day (the lamb chops were to die for), and Graham was a perfect host for each dinner. This is not a cheap place but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lets just say views to be remembered, it was amazing! Ingrid the hostess with quiet elegance and wonderful charm and Wayne's constance strive for perfection made it a fabulous stay. We booked John through Wayne for a fishing trip and my husband caught two lake trout, super boxed lunch prepared,by the solitaire kitchen was delicious that we enjoyed on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having stayed at many 5 and 6 star lodges and resorts around the world we did have high expectations for Solitaire. From the beautiful copper swans on the electric gates to the personal meet and greet by our host, Wayne we immediately felt reassured of our decision. Our well appointed suite with its outstanding view, the incredible, unpretentious meals and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

we stayed here early September for 4 nights and we were the only guests so had the restaurant to ourselves. Lucky us as the chef catered for both our preferences. The hotel organised a personal helicopter flight to the volcano's and took us to a private hot springs at the end of the lake. We were really looked after from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Reflected on this review and rating for some time and finally decided it was a 5 star experience. NZ Lodges are meant to be intimate experiences so yes I think Solitaire delivers on that front. The welcome and service from Wayne and the team is very personal and genuine. It's like being welcomed into someone's home and being introduced to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Solitaire is less a five star inn, and more a five star experience. From the first moment my wife and I arrived, Wayne, Ingrid and their extraordinary staff ensured that our time at Solitaire would be a not to forget adventure. Basics: spectacular location, fabulous views, perfect amenities. It reminded us of the Post Ranch Inn. Intimate. Customized. Wayne takes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Wayne and Ingrid were incredible hosts. Their genuine interest and care of us and our experience ensured that we well looked after. Their warm greeting into their very homely yet luxurious ambience, instantly made us feel like a personal guest rather than a commercial client. With the ongoing attentive, efficient and very friendly service we quickly felt very special yet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I wish this had 6 stars! The location of the Solitaire is peaceful beyond words and the hotel is simultaneously sumptuous and homey at the same time. Coming downstairs from our Tarawera Suite always felt like coming down to a friends home for a visit. Wayne and Ingrid are incredible hosts and make you feel welcome and at home. Better... More 

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Address: 16 Ronald Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Solitaire Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Solitaire Hotel Rotorua
Hotel Style:
#4 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#17 Family Hotel in Rotorua

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