What to expect
- Sleep Quality
Last 5 reviews
A restful and idylic experience
My husband and I had the pleasure of enjoying the idyllic experience of Solitaire Lodge. It is a special place - set apart at the end of the peninsular, quiet and tranquil with spectacular views, and an abundance of bird and plant life. Our room was very comfortable and had stunning views, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The hosts Wayne and Ingrid and the wider team are all very friendly, and welcoming with a great sense of humour and we felt very well looked after. The food was exceptional, beautifully presented and bursting with flavour - some of the best we've had. You won’t go hungry! We took a boat trip to the natural thermal pools one the morning before breakfast, organised by the hosts. The pools are beautiful and well worth the trip - it was a lovely way to start the day. Solitaire Lodge is the perfect place to recharge and restore, we would highly recommend it.
A must do break
We can only echo the previous reviews- stunning scenery, lovely ambience, divine food and fantastic, friendly and dedicated staff. Ingrid and Wayne should be very proud of the retreat they have created. They have focussed on adding to a wonderful stay with so many small details that made for a truly relaxing and pleasurable stay. The only thing they couldn’t provide was a fish from the lake when we attempted to fish ourselves! We wish them all the best as it is well deserved.
Very nice place, deserves some refurbishing
We had a very nice time at the Solitaire lodge and we did appreciate the warm welcome and the kindness of every member of the staff over there. And there is a lot to do everywhere around, which they will kindly organize for you. But whatever is announced, it is not really a top comfort and luxury place, due the place getting old . There is no doubt that it needs some refreshing and refurbishing or it may soon run far behind the exquisite lodges that one can find in New Zealand
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.
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