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An intimate property set on the edge of LakeTarawera in a quiet secluded location, Solitaire Lodge is ideally situated for exploring nearby Rotorua and this geo thermal wonderland of steaming lakes and bubbling hot pools, which is also the heartland of Maori culture.

The luxury property has only 10 luxury suites all with sweeping views of the lake and nearby volcano through the large lake view windows and the tranquil setting provides guests with the opportunity to experience tours of nearby White Island plus walks to Tarawera Falls plus unique geothermal sites.

The lodge provides guest with a choice of four types of suites; Executive Suites that boast spectacular views of Lake Tarawera from the private balcony, Tarawera Suite with a wall to ceiling glass window, Villa Suite a two storey villa suite with outdoor deck and living and dining areas and finally the Solitaire Suite which is a completely separate building that provides guests with total privacy and breathtaking views.

Further activities that can be experienced from the lodge include Kayaking, walks around the lake's edge, spa therapies at the lodges signature spa, helicopter rides plus fishing and thermal bathing making it an the perfect location for both couples and families.

There are four types of suites offered at Solitaire Lodge;

The Executive Suites are 33sq metres and offer Lake views with spacious surroundings and a private balcony with stunning landscape views.

The Tarawera Suite is an impressive 70sq metres and offesr floor to ceiling glass walls so that you can experience the ultimate breath-taking views of MountTarawera. The suite is split across two levels and features a large bedroom, lounge area, separate dining room and a private balcony offering both lake and bay views.

The Villa Suite is a detached villa designed across two floors and offers two spacious bedrooms both with en-suite. The master bedroom is situated on the lower level and has a living / dining area and outdoor decking that looks over the bay. The upper level offers a spacious second bedroom with equally stunning views. The villa is perfect for families and small groups.

The Solitaire Suite is set in a separate building to offer more privacy and has a dramatic landscape view across the lake and on to the surrounding bays. The Suite has a large master bedroom with a lounge and bathroom and with a private sundeck and also offers a guest bedroom.

 All suites offer the following as standard: 

  • Pri­vate balcony or decking
  • Lake or Bay View
  • Kingsize bed
  • Flat screen TV
  • Down duvet and pillows
  • Room con­trolled air conditioning
  • Com­pli­men­tary WiFi access
  • In-room spa treatment (avail­able on request)
  • Private beach
  • Main lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Dining room
  • Complimentary bar drinks to all suites
  • Solitaire Lodge Spa
  • In-room spa treatments


Located on an isolated peninsula overlooking the stunning LakeTarawera in North Island, New Zealand, Solitaire Lodge is approximately 25 minutes transfer from Rotorua’s International airport or a 60 minutes helicopter transfer from Auckland airport.

  • Motorised dhingies & kayaks
  • Lake edge walks
  • Lake swimming
  • Massage therapy
  • Various fishing amenities from rainbow trout fishing to fly fishing
  • Guided tours
  • Twilight tours
  • Rafting
  • Jet boating at Huka Falls
  • Mountian biking
  • Bungy jumping
  • Horse Trekking
  • Luge
  • Zorb
  • Golf

Call our Travel Specialists to find out more about the guided tours on offer and rates and availability.


Every price we quote offers superb value for money and added extras. You’ll be amazed what we include as standard on an ITC Luxury Travel holiday.  

Use our request a quote form or call our Travel Specialists on 01244 355 600 to begin creating your bespoke holiday booking.