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Executive Suite | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing
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Executive Suite | Premium bedding, free minibar, in-room safe, soundproofing

Overview of Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge with restaurant, near Lake Tarawera
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

17 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
16 Ronald Road, Lake Tarawera, Rotorua, 3076
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Spa services
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Reception fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
Feel at home
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest - 20 min drive
  • Polynesian Spa - 26 min drive
  • Skyline Rotorua - 31 min drive

Getting around

  • Rotorua (ROT-Rotorua Regional) - 41 min drive


  • Mokoia Restaurant - 28 min drive
  • McDonald's - 26 min drive
  • Robert Harris Cafe - Airport - 29 min drive
  • Airstream Cafe - 15 min drive
  • Owhata Pharmacy - 25 min drive

About this property

Solitaire Lodge

Solitaire Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Lake Tarawera. Guests can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant, or indulge in massages, body wraps or facials. Other highlights at this luxurious lodge include a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden.



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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 level


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free wired Internet access in rooms


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

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Private dining
  • Private picnics
  • Room service (limited hours)

What to do

  • Helicopter/aeroplane tours
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Waterskiing nearby
  • Hot springs nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1980
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in reception
  • Television in common areas
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Grab bar near toilet

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

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

Stay connected

  • Free wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. Services include facials, body wraps and body treatments.


On-site venue – restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 800.0 per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
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.

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Solitaire Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Solitaire Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Solitaire Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Solitaire Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Solitaire Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as kayaking and fishing. Additional recreation on-site includes helicopter/aeroplane tours. Enjoy amenities such as spa services, a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Solitaire Lodge?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Solitaire Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Solitaire Lodge like?
Solitaire Lodge is located a short 10-minute walk from Lake Tarawera.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


8/10 Very good

Service was excellent, food was great, Common lounge areas were comfortable, our room had fantastic lake views but the resort itself generally needs updating.
2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Richard, 15-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Pure heaven! We travel A LOT and this is one of the top experiences that we have EVER had!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

decent place but bit outdated
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Beautiful Lodge & One of those places to comeback
Still having good time here.. Eligent dining area Beautiful view Nice lounge area & of course the bedrooms Nice & pleasant service from each n every one in the lodge.. Away from town in middle of Nature. Kind Regards A couple from Emirates :)
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

NZ Road Trip
The lodge was fantastic and Gary a wonderful and generous host!
Verified HotelClub guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely hotel located away from Rotorua
Superbly situated on a beautiful and secluded lake easily accessible to Rotorua and nearby activities. Impeccable service and well-appointed rooms. Unfortunately at Solitaire for one night-three nights would have been ideal.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

love it!
the hosts are so nice. love my room and our friends love theirs. The cat and rabbit make the hotel feel more like home. will definitely come back when i got a chance
Verified Expedia guest review