Solitaire Lodge in Rotorua, New Zealand offers luxury accommodation with attentive hosting and spectacular views. Solitaire Lodge one of the first Luxury Lodges in New Zealand to offer five star lodging, boasts an unrivalled position set on the idyllic shores of legendary Lake Tarawera. Styled with comfort in mind all 10 luxurious suites feature panoramic views of the glassy lake and magnificent volcano through grand picture windows. The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of the tranquil location. Minutes from your doorstep you will discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches, majestic forest waterfalls and natural thermal hot springs beckoning you to soak in. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter ride over volcanic peaks, skim across the lake in a kayak, set sail on a boat charter, or enjoy world-class trout-fishing. The lodge is also the perfect setting to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate, left in the able hands of your warm, friendly hosts. Unwind with a decadent spa treatment, take a leisurely bushwalk, or sip a glass of champagne while relaxing in the terrace spa pool. Renowned for its fine dining, the lodge serves mouth-watering modern New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from selected vineyards. Engage in lively conversation with fellow guests in the lodge’s dining room, or choose an intimate dinner in your suite or on the terrace. Solitaire Lodge is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- Solitaire Lodge
- Lake Tarawera
- Rotorua, RD5
- New Zealand
Nestled on an exclusive peninsula on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge provides a luxurious setting where the accent is on total privacy. The lodge offers spectacular views of both the lake and magnificent volcano Mount Tarawera. Only 20mins drive from beautiful Rotorua, the region that captures the best of New Zealand all in one place.
Directions to Hotel
From Rotorua International Airport: Turn right out of Rotorua Airport and follow the road onto Te Ngae Rd. Approximately 4kms past Rotorua Airport, driving towards the city, look for the sign on your left 'Blue, Green Lakes and Lake Tarawera'. Turn left at the round-about, which is Tarawera Road. Continue straight along this road, following the Solitaire Lodge signs. (Solitaire Lodge is 19 km or 25 minutes from this point). Don't turn off untill you reach Ronald Road. Turn right into Ronald Road, where a sign directs you to Solitaire Lodge 400 metres along.
Solitaire Lodge was named winner of the "Ultimate Service Award 2003" for Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. The property underwent a major refurbishment that was completed in December 2004. The hotel offers all sorts of oportunities from its jetty. There are cruise boats, a catamaran, kayaks and floatplanes that can be chartered. There is a private helipad. The hotel organizes different tours by helicopter, boat or plane to explore the sights around Lake Tarawera and the region, taking in views of lakes, forests and volcanic valleys as well as the local culture in and around Rotorua. There is one villa that is recommended for families with young children as there is more space and kitchen facilities.
Banquets & Meetings
With 10 luxurious suites each featuring 180 degree views across the lake and up to the volcanic summit of Mount Tarawera, the five star lodge is available for exclusive use. From the meeting room delegates can gaze out across the lake and enjoy total privacy, with nothing to disturb them but the gentle breeze in the fern fronds. While warm, attentive hosts take delight in satisfying their every whim, ensuring their stay is a memorable one.
Meeting room that accomodate 20 people
Fine Dining on Site
Renowned for its fine dining, the lodge serves mouth-watering modern New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb wines from the country’s finest vineyards.
High Speed Internet
WIFI is available for all guests.
Many watersport options available. No organized programs at Lodge as there are many options for children in Rotorua.
Outdoor Spa pool
For the ultimate in relaxation treat yourself to a natural spa or beauty treatment in the comfort of your suite. Choose from a range of relaxing and rejuvenating therapies including a Hot Stone Massage, Indian Head Massage, Thermal Mud Wrap, Herbal Spa Bath and Heavenly Hand Mask.
During the summer months you can unwind in the sun on Solitaire Lodge’s private beach and enjoy swimming in the crystal clear waters of Lake Tarawera.
Take in the breathtaking scenery onboard a charter vessel. Local charter firms have been operating from our private jetty for the past 10 years and there local knowledge is second-to-none.
Numerous options for organized trips with knowledgeable guides by helicopter, boat, floatplane or on foot
Fishing - Fly
Lake Tarawera is renowned for the size and condition of Rainbow Trout it is home to. The lake consistently yields the largest number of trophy-sized Rainbow Trout in the Southern Hemisphere. Choose to explore the waters in your own time on board one of our motorized dinghies or let us arrange a guided adventure for you with an expert local guide.
Golf Driving Range
Lake View Golf Club above Lake Rotorua has a driving range
Rotorua has a superb selection of golf courses catering to all skill levels, play alongside natural hazards such as bubbling mud pools and steaming craters.
Various walks led by experienced guides to falls, hot springs and swimming holes
Available in Rotorua area
Available on Lake Tarawera
Theatre & Museums
There are several museums of local art and culture in Rotorua
Available on Lake Tarawera
Each Suite offers spectacular views overlooking historic Lake Tarawera, lavish king beds, comfortable chairs for lounging, grand picture windows and a private balcony with stunning vista. From the crispest sheets and freshly baked biscuits to the in-room mini-bar, no detail has been overlooked. Features include high speed wireless Internet, room-controlled air conditioning, flat screen LCD TV and security safe.
- - Banquets & Meetings
- - Meeting Space
- - Disabled Access
- - Executive Retreat
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - High Speed Internet
- - Child Programs
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Spa Facility
- - Beach
- - Boating
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Fishing - Fly
- - Golf Driving Range
- - Golfing
- - Hiking
- - Horseback Riding
- - Jet Skiing
- - Sailing
- - Theatre & Museums
- - Water Skiing