Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of the first New Zealand luxury lodges, offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location.
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 this tranquil setting.
Renowned for its fine dining, Solitaire 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 for two in your suite.
Minutes from your doorstep you will discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches 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 or enjoy world-class trout-fishing.
The lodge is also the perfect place to simply relax, indulge and rejuvenate, left in the able hands of your warm, friendly New Zealand hosts.
Luxury Hotel Accommodation
At Solitaire Lodge, you can be yourself whilst enjoying the laid back luxury and genuine hospitality provided by resident Owners and Hosts Wayne Tomlinson and Ingrid Jaques. From the crispest sheets and fluffiest towels to the complimentary in room mini-bar, no detail has been overlooked.
The subtle design brings the outdoors in, inviting you to unwind and soak up the peace and quiet of this tranquil setting. Sink into an extra deep bath and unwind. The well appointed bathrooms offer a spa bath and shower, under floor heating for the wintry months and a range of luxurious amenities.
Floor to ceiling glass windows provide uninterrupted views of the tranquil lagoon, or the glassy lake and volcanic summit of Mount Tarawera and private balconies allow for romantic sunset dining.
Each Executive 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 complimentary in room mini-bar, no detail has been overlooked.
The Tarawera Suite features floor to ceiling glass that embrace 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.
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 group of friends travelling together, the Villa Suite offers relaxing communal space to enjoy each others company whilst also providing separate bedrooms and facilities to allow a personal retreat.
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 delight with the large master bedroom, lounge and bathroom to match. In addition, there is a private sundeck and separate guest bedroom.
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.
Guests may engage in lively conversation in the Lodge’s dining room, or choose an intimate dinner in their suite or on the terrace where they can enjoy the scenery. Packages are inclusive of, pre dinner drinks, canapés, four course dinner and full breakfast.
Activities from the Lodge
Swimming, Boating & Kayaking
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. Alternatively, explore the lake’s many treasures onboard one of the lodge’s complimentary kayaks or motorized dinghies.
Natural Hot Water Springs
Solitaire Lodge vessels are available to take you to a nearby hot water beach where the water temperature is a consistent 38 degrees centigrade year-round, making for a truly relaxing soak!
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.
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 (complimentary) or let us arrange a guided adventure for you with an expert local guide.
Lake Tarawera and its surrounds offers a myriad of walking and sightseeing opportunities – geothermal wonders, surging rivers, plunging forest waterfalls, delicate native species and more are all here to be discovered. The 6.4 km Lake Tarawera Fall Walk accessed only by boat is particularly popular.
With a heli pad onsite delegates are collected from their doorstep and can choose to be whisked away to explore spectacular White Island, an active Volcano off the coastline, the powdery ski slopes of Mount Ruapehu, or to some of the most awarded golf courses in New Zealand.
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.
Driving directions from Rotorua International Airport to Solitaire Lodge
1. Head east towards Te Ngae Rd 30 m
2. Turn right onto Te Ngae Rd Go through 1 roundabout 5.7 km
3. At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Tarawera Rd 13.1 km
4. Continue onto Spencer Rd 6.0 km
5. Slight right onto Ronald Rd Destination will be on the left 350 m