Solitaire Lodge

Location: Coromandel & Waikato | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ £350-£500 per person per night

Indulge in watery paradise at Solitaire Lodge, set on a private peninsula on the banks of Lake Tarawera. Jutting out into the aqua-blue bay, this secluded bank is blanketed by verdant foliage and rolling green lawns. Soak up the incredible setting from a remote terrace, or explore the waters via the lodge’s private lake jetty.
Perfect forCouples with a penchant for good food, delicious wine and to-die-for views.
In the knowEnjoy complimentary use of the lodge’s kayaks and dinghies anchored along the private jetty.

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Hotel Overview


Lake Tarawera, 25 minutes outside of Rotorua.

Rooms at Solitaire Lodge

Cream interiors, high ceilings and enormous glass windows create light and spacious suites. Enjoy the stunning vistas from your balcony while munching on scrumptious freshly baked biscuits left in your room each day. For a splurge, the three larger suites are set over a split-level design and come with spa bathtubs for über luxury.

Food and facilities

Locals and tourists alike travel to Solitaire Lodge to sample its renowned cuisine. Gastronomic feasts of New Zealand cooking and fresh local produce are served across five courses, all paired with crisp New Zealand wines. Dine under the stars on warmer evenings in the romantic alfresco setting in the lodge’s grounds.

Activities at Solitaire Lodge

Utilise the lodge’s direct lake access and go kayaking, yachting or fishing from the private jetty. Have a swim on Solitaire’s private beach or go on a hiking or helicopter trip over Mount Tarawera to imbibe the magnificent scenery. Additionally, don’t miss a visit to The Buried Village, which offers an insight into the chaos and aftermath of the Mount Tarawera eruption in 1886.

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