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Last 5 reviews
Amazing location tired lodge
The hotel / lodge does not live up to the photos and promises. It is old and tired much like the owner. Compared to other lodges in this price range this lodge was disappointing and over priced. Amazing location and plenty of water activities but sadly a big let down at the lodge.
Anniversary Valentines Dinner
This was our second visit for dinner at Solitare Lodge Lake Tarawera and we would highly recommend it for a special occasion or an upmarket dinner. The atmosphere and views are fantastic. The food was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. Thankyou for our special anniversary cake. We really look forward to our next visit.
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
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