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Solitaire Lodge

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   16 Ronald Road | Lake Tarawera, Rotorua 3076, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 review
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
71 helpful votes 71 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Rotorua, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

As a Rotorua local you sometimes forget what is on your doorstep, but a recent pre Xmas lunch at Solitaire Lodge soon reminded you how beautiful the surrounding lakes are. Pristine setting. Divine meals and beautiful wine made for a perfect outing. There were live in guests but we felt like we were all alone. One of the best spots... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Woow! It is hard to know where to even start! I am blessed to have opportunity to stay at Solitaire Lodge, when i didn't even dare to imagine that places like this exist in reality. Here you fall in love again, in your partner, nature, life! Ingrid and Wayne made this place a perfect getaway, such a serene nature, view... More

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New York City, New York
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43 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

I would like to rate this 4.5 stars, but settled on 5 instead of 4. The setting on the lake is fabulous, pristine, awe inspiring. The dining was excellent. We had a lovely hike to Tarawera Falls. The setting does not disappoint. I will long remember it. The rooms are 80's decor. And only middle of the road quality, as... 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*
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