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Solitaire Lodge

‘Lakeside Retreat, Great Cuisine and Activities’

Solitaire Lodge is a peaceful luxury retreat overlooking Lake Tarawera in Rotorua. All of the suites share views of the lake and mountains through floor to ceiling windows and from private balconies. This lodge is well respected for its dining and offers a full board tariff so you can relax and enjoy multiple breakfast options, light lunches and five course dinners to round off a perfect day. Signature Experiences from the Lodge include scenic helicopter flights over volcanic peaks to the steaming crater floor of White Island, world class Rainbow Trout fishing and an early morning bathe in a nearby thermal pool. Other local activities include the Lake Okareka Walkway, Buried Village of Te Wairoa and Government Gardens among so many others such as fishing, golf, kayaking, horse riding, bungee jumping, parasailing, mountain biking and white water rafting.

In Our Opinion

‘Solitaire Lodge is positioned well for sightseeing and activities and at the centre of its appeal is Lake Tarawera, not only does it overlook it but also offers lots of complimentary activities to enjoy on it.’

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Solitaire Suite

Set in a separate building, the Solitaire Suite offers peace, total privacy and a breathtaking outlook through dramatic picture windows across glassy Lake Tarawera. Guests will be delighted with the large master bedroom, lounge and bathroom to match.  In addition, there is a private sundeck and separate guest bedroom.  Each bedroom enjoys separate bathroom access.


  • 70sqm
  • Total two bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with 1 king size bed
  • 2nd bedroom with 1 double bed
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 2 children
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath & separate shower
  • Lounge/dining area
  • 2 LCD TVs
  • Private balcony
  • Lake & Mount Tarawera view

Tarawera Suite

The Tarawera Suite features floor to ceiling glass that embraces an uninterrupted view from the tranquil bay up to the majestic summit of Mount Tarawera. This suite has a split level design and features a generous bedroom with relaxing sitting area and separate dining room. Private balconies are perfectly positioned to take in one of New Zealand's most spectacular views.


  • 70sqm
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • One bedroom with a king size bed
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath & separate shower
  • 2 LCD TVs
  • Private balcony
  • Lake & Bay views

Villa Suite

This two storey detached Villa Suite is all about space – the ground floor features a Master bedroom with ensuite plus a living/dining area and outdoor deck overlooking the bay. A second equally spacious bedroom with ensuite awaits upstairs. Ideal for families or groups of friends travelling together, the Villa Suite offers relaxing communal space to enjoy each other’s company whilst also providing separate bedrooms and facilities to allow a personal retreat.


  • Master bedroom with a king size bed (70sqm)
  • 2nd bedroom with twin beds (103sqm)
  • 2 ensuite bathrooms each with a tub & shower
  • Maximum occupancy 4 adults or 2 adults & 3 children
  • Furnished living room
  • Kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • Bay view
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Safe

Executive Suite

Each Executive suite offers spectacular views overlooking Lake Tarawera, lavish super king beds, comfortable chairs for lounging, grand picture windows and a private balcony with a stunning vista. Freestanding baths big enough for two, overlook the Lake giving you the opportunity to soak in the view.


  • 33sqm
  • One bedroom with a king size bed
  • Maximum occupancy 2 persons
  • Lounge/dining area
  • Private balcony
  • Lake or bay view
  • Air conditioning
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Flat screen TV
  • Telephone
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Safe
Humbling mountains and glistening lakes surround the stunning Solitaire Lodge, making it an idyllic location for your honeymoon. We suggest couples stay in the Executive Suite with opulent freestanding tub and incredible lake vistas, and the following activities to ensure your romantic occasion is unforgettable:

• Scenic helicopter flight to White Island and Mount Tarawera
• Relaxing in-room spa treatments
• Soak in the natural hot water pools nearby
• Horse trekking through the bush, trees and farmland
• Romantic five-course meal by the open fireplace
(Select activities and services may incur additional charges)


• In-room spa treatments & massage on request only
• Picnic area
• Motorised dinghies, kayaks & bicycles
• Lake swimming
• Lake edge walks
• Jogging track


• Check in 14.00/Check out 11.00
• Free outdoor parking
• Limousine service available on request
• Concierge
• Complimentary WIFI
• Babysitting service available on request

Nearby activities

• White water rafting
• Jet boating
• Bungee jumping
• Horse trekking
• Mountain biking
• River fly fishing
• Golf
• Kayaking
Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Full board
Solitaire Lodge offers a full board tariff featuring the following:
• Full country breakfast
• Light lunch
• Pre-dinner drinks and canapés
• Five course dinner
• Use of the lodge's kayaks, motorized dinghies (little boats), trout fishing gear & bicycles
Fine Dining

The Lodge restaurant

Creative chefs work to bring you fantastic cuisine for your multi-choice breakfast, light lunches and five course dinners. Enjoy lots of variety when it comes to drinks, particularly at the house bar.
The property is on a private peninsula overlooking Lake Tarawera, just 20 minutes from the centre of Rotorua. Rotorua Airport is 16km away and Auckland and Hamilton airports are a distance of 250km.

Nearby Attractions
• Lake Okareka Walkway 2.6 miles
• Buried Village of Te Wairoa 3.4 miles
• Government Gardens 3.8 miles
• Hell's Gate 7.6 miles
• Rotorua Museum 7.7 miles
• Polynesian Spa 7.7 miles
• Rotorua Golf Club - Arikikapakapa Course 7.7 miles
• Tamaki Maori Village 8 miles
• Waimangu Volcanic Valley 8 miles
• Waimangu Cauldron 8 miles
• Geyser Link 8 miles
• Lake Rotorua 8.2 miles
• Kuirau Park 8.5 miles
• NZ Riverjet Thermal Safari 10 miles
Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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