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Solitaire Lodge

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Solitaire Lodge

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Soli­taire Lodge Rotorua is one of the finest exam­ples of Lux­ury Accom­mo­da­tion New Zealand has to offer. Soli­taire Lodge was one of the first New Zealand lux­ury lodges to offer secluded lux­ury accom­mo­da­tion and atten­tive host­ing from a spec­tac­u­lar lake­side location.

Styled with com­fort in mind, all 10 lux­ury accom­mo­da­tion 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 con­tem­po­rary New Zealand cui­sine pre­pared with fresh local pro­duce and com­ple­mented by superb New Zealand 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 this iconic North Island resort you will dis­cover a mul­ti­tude of activ­i­ties includ­ing secluded hot water beaches and nat­ural ther­mal hot springs beck­on­ing you to soak in, world-?class Rain­bow Trout fish­ing, guided heli­copter tours to White Island and Mount Tarawera. Self guided hikes to Tarawera Falls, cycle trails past some of the most unique geot­her­mal sites in the world.

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.