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Solitaire Lodge

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Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing
Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing
Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing

Overview of Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge

5 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Temperature checks
16 Ronald Road, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, 3076

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBuried Village9 min drive
  • AirportRotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional)28 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Rotoiti38 min drive
  • Popular LocationHobbiton Movie Set85 min drive

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About this area

Lake Tarawera

Located in Lake Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge is in a rural area and on a lake. Buried Village and Whakarewarewa: The Living Maori Village are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Tarawera. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Racing Rotorua or Rotorua International Stadium. Waterskiing and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with ecotours and hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Whakarewarewa Hot Springs - 8 min drive
  • Buried Village - 9 min drive
  • Lake Tikitapu - 15 min drive
  • Lake Rotoiti - 38 min drive
  • Hobbiton Movie Set - 85 min drive

Restaurants

  • The Landing - 8 min drive
  • Air Stream Café - 15 min drive
  • Curry Mehak - 24 min drive
  • Curry Mehak - 24 min drive
  • The Colonial Tavern - 25 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 28 min drive

About this property

Solitaire Lodge

5-star luxury lodge near Lake Tarawera
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and spa services are available at this smoke-free lodge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are on-site. All 9 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet and room service. For a bit of entertainment, LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as free minibar items and bathrobes.
Solitaire Lodge offers 9 forms of accommodation with free minibar items and a safe. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, slippers and designer toiletries. This Lake Tarawera lodge provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in September 2016.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.
Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials, body wraps and body treatments.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Soundproofed rooms

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

More

  • Fireplace in reception
  • Renovated guest rooms – September 2016
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • LCD TV
  • Premium channels
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 25

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 8:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 650.0 per day.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 650.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Solitaire Lake Tarawera
Solitaire Lodge
Solitaire Lodge Lake Tarawera
Solitaire Hotel Rotorua
Solitaire Lodge Lodge
Solitaire Lodge Lake Tarawera
Solitaire Lodge Lodge Lake Tarawera

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Overall score and ratings

4.7

Exceptional

Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 16 reviews
5 - Excellent 69%
Rating 4 - Good. 5 out of 16 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 16 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 16 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 16 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.8/5

Staff & service

4.5/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Service was excellent, food was great, Common lounge areas were comfortable, our room had fantastic lake views but the resort itself generally needs updating.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Heaven on earth and worth the price.
Wayne and Ingrid have created the ultimate high end vacation retreat in the most beautiful lakeside setting imaginable. Our room “Tarawera” was on the second floor with two sun decks and floor to ceiling windows on all sides. The full dining was as good as it gets. Every staff member was a prize, especially Pip and Nick, who take over when the owners are in Auckland running their hotel there. We stayed for two weeks and between the boating, hiking, helicoptering, geothermal bathing, in-room massages, and endless nearby adventures, we never ran out of things to do. We absolutely hated to leave.
Stayed 15 nights in Dec 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Pure heaven! We travel A LOT and this is one of the top experiences that we have EVER had!
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
decent place but bit outdated

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Total Relaxation
We chose solitaire lodge as primarily a place to relax after 7 days of hiking. While others at the lodge scheduled days full of activities coordinated by the lodge (not included), we didn't really want to leave our room. The rooms have a wonderful relaxing view of the water and the volcano mountain. The rooms themselves were very comfortable, peaceful, relaxing with a comfy bed and sofa and floor to ceiling windows and a soaking tub with a large picture window of the same. The common areas were also very relaxing with great views. It is not fancy, opulent, but with a very comfortable homey lodge feeling. The hosts Pip and Nick were always there in the background waiting to assist you with whatever you wanted on or offsite. The only negative is that it is far from everything, so there is always a 80-90$NZ taxi/lodge ride one way - unless you chose the helicopter tour that lands in their backyard. The all inclusive includes your meals, but not your alcohol at meals, but does include your mini bar in your room. Seems that a glass of wine at meals should be included with your meal if it is included while in your room, but not worth debating.