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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 2 days ago
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Santa Barbara, California
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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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San Francisco, California
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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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Sydney, Australia
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26 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed here for 3 days in July 2014 and loved every minute of it. Because it is the low season we were the only guests and were thoroughly spoiled! We stayed in the stunningly beautiful Tarrawerra Suite, which was truly luxurious and had everything we could possibly have needed. The views from this room are gorgeous, windows in every... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The first time to arrive this hotel, i feel it is obscure, it is a little far away from Rototua city, the road is really labyrinthian to arrive this hotel, so the first impression for me is a little scary. But after we arrived the hotel, the people in this hotel is really kind, they help us with everything. Becoz... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Unforgettable experience, friendly staff, the place is just unique! Wayne and Ingrid are amazing! Excellent dinner service and the rooms are pretty comfortable.Everybody should try Solitaire Lodge at least once in a life!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We searched for a spectacular restaurant to take an elderly couple to for lunch in the Rotorua district. We chose Solitaire Lodge, certainly proved to be spectacular. The drive out, position and views from the Lodge are all fantastic. Service was faultless, from the personal welcome in the car park to farewell, again in the car park. We were fortunate... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We spent three days at the end of our month long trip to Australia and New Zealand. What a wonderful way to end and unwind. The property is so well situated high above the lake and all the rooms are spacious and are designed to combine privacy along with great views over the lake. But the best part is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights just before Christmas with our 4 small kids. We were so impressed we asked to stay another night as we had originally only booked 1 night. The hotel managers are so helpful and lovely they managed to accommodate every single request we had, and genuinely wanted us to enjoy our time at their beautiful... 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:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#9 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#20 Family Hotel in Rotorua

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