Solitaire Lodge in Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island is a luxury lodge overlooking scenic Lake Tarawera


Overlooking Lake Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge offers luxury accommodation in Rotorua on New Zealand’s North Island. Stays at Solitaire Lodge are on a full-board basis with a complimentary minibar, pre-dinner canapes and drinks, plus three meals daily included. Solitaire Lodge’s luxury suites all feature panoramic views across the lake to Mount Tarawera, private balconies, and free-standing deep soak bathtubs. Make the most of the Lodge’s spectacular natural surroundings with an extensive range of activities available, including walking and bike trails, excursions to Tarawera Thermal Springs and complimentary use of kayaks and motorised dinghies.

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What's Included
  • Complimentary minibar featuring a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Full country breakfast daily
  • Light lunch daily
  • Nightly pre-dinner drinks & canapés
  • Nightly five-course evening meal
  • Complimentary use of Lodge kayaks and motorised dinghies
3Room Types
Room Types

Solitaire Lodge's nine luxurious suites all feature panoramic views over Lake Tarawera.

  • Executive Suite - super king or twin beds, lounge chairs and a private balcony
  • Tarawera Suite - split-level design with a spacious bedroom and relaxing sitting and dining area
  • Villa Suite - stand-alone suite with open plan kitchenette, dining and living area and private outdoor deck (available as a one or two-bedroom suite)
  • Solitaire Suite - set in a separate building offering total privacy; available as a one or two-bedroom suite with a private sundeck
4Getting here
Location & Access

Solitaire Lodge is located in Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island, about 2.5 hours south of Auckland. Private transfers can be arranged from Rotorua Airport (30 minutes by road) or Auckland.

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5Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best Room

The Solitaire Suite, available as a one or two-bedroom suite, with its panoramic views across Lake Tarawera

Suitable For

Couples, families and private groups

Best Nearby Walk

There are several lakeside and bushland trails within metres of the Lodge

Best Nearby Park

Discover the geothermal parks and hot springs the region is famous for

Best Food & Wine Experience

An intimate five-course dinner prepared by Solitaire Lodge's talented chefs, paired with wine in the privacy of your suite

Best Place for Relaxation

Enjoy panoramic views of Lake Tarawera from your private sundeck



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