What to expect
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Last 5 reviews
Fireside chats, a chance to really relax
Had a team of high performers spend a night at Solitaire Lodge. Wayne and his team, Michael on the bar and John on the boat were welcoming and available. The surrounds are stunning. Views over Lake Tarawera first thing in the morning with a mist on the water were stuff paintings are made of. Food is devine! Thanks team!
Exceptional in Everyway
Right from the minute the gates open a warm welcome awaits and you have the feeling of being somewhere quite special. Wayne and Ingrid are wonderful hosts and as you walk into your suite; the most amazing views and feeling of tranquility greet you. A walk around the grounds to the native bird song and privately kept grounds overlooking Lake Tarawera is instant relaxation. The rooms are luxurious and very well appointed. The food is outstanding - cleverly created in the almost open kitchen and the dining and lounge areas maximise the wonderful views. The staff exceptional, knowledgeable and friendly in a professional manner. We have hosted a corporate group of achievers annually at Solitaire for the past three years and without exception they have been effusive in their praise . Hospitality plus at a Luxury Lodge that lives up to its name.
Awesome! Luxury and more.
We had high expectations - it is after all a luxury lodge. Our expectations were exceeded on our two night stay. The building is not from one of the classic eras but it is beautifully presented. Our room was so comfortable and spacious with a stunning view over the lake. We spend most of the day in the room it was so nice. The food is just outstanding. Dan (sous chef) presented some of the most innovative and tasty dishes we have ever experienced, Michael served the perfect cocktail and Monica prepared the perfect breakfast - served by Joy. Wayne and Ingrid have assembled a dream team to pamper guests. If you have any opportunity to visit Solitaire for a couple of nights - take it!
Fantastic two nights
This is truly an exception Small lodge in a great location with fantastic views and exceptional service. All the staff were very attentive and welcoming and the food was excellent. Rooms were spacious and comfortable . Away from the crowds , a very special experience. A big thank you to all the team. Hope you also spot the guy cycling on the lake....
Wonderful Lodge, food and team!
Loved this place. First the staff is extremely warm and welcoming. The meals are second to none. The room was spacious and had great views. We toured the area and enjoyed a trip to the warm thermal pools and kayaking on the lake. We enjoyed our stay and hated to have to move on to our next adventure!
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