By far the best experience for us ever. We took this trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we loved every minute of our stay. Wayne, Ingrid, Graham were all great hosts and it was so nice to meet really lovely people who genuinely cared for their guests. The place itself is situated right on the waters edge and has sweeping views of the lakes and surrounding hills and mountains. The room we stayed in was luxurious and absolutely top notch with windows right around that gave views of the lake and surrounds. Loved the dining - David, thanks for the wonderful 5 course meals accompanied by Graham's wine recommendations which were spot-on. Oh did I mention about the complimentary mini bar? These guys were all really knowledgeable about the history of the area and it was great to listen to them relaying the history of the volcanic eruptions, the pink and white terraces, the geological formations that resulted - as well as the origins of the Australian wattles dotted around the area. To top it all off, the helicopter ride to the top of the Mt Tarawera was simply breathtaking. Thanks for an awesome experience, guys. We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Solitaire Lodge Rotorua, one of the first New Zealand luxury lodges, offers secluded luxury accommodation and attentive hosting from a spectacular lakeside location.Styled with comfort in mind, all 10 luxurious 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 mouth-watering modern New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce and complemented by superb 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 your doorstep you will discover secluded private bays, hot water beaches and natural thermal hot springs beckoning you to soak in. Feeling adventurous? Embark on a scenic helicopter ride over volcanic peaks, skim across the lake in a kayak or enjoy world-class trout-fishing. 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Solitaire Hotel Rotorua