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Located 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Lake Tarawera, Solitaire Lodge is within a 15-minute drive of Buried Village. This 5-star lodge has 9 guestrooms and offers conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's on the beach and also close to Lake Tarawera and Lake Okareka.

Dining

Free breakfast is included with your stay. Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.

Rooms

All of Solitaire Lodge's 9 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect LCD TVs with satellite channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and safes.

Property features

Renovated in 2014, Solitaire Lodge offers free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a terrace. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach lodge include a garden, a picnic area, and a fireplace in the lobby.

Highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The lodge offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities measuring 624 square feet (58 square meters) include conference space. This luxury lodge also offers a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. Onsite self parking is complimentary. A total renovation of this property was completed in June 2014.

  • Television in common areas 
  • Terrace 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Year Built 1980 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Picnic area 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 9 
  • Number of floors - 1 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Meeting rooms 
  • One meeting room 
  • Garden 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Free self parking 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 624 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 58 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Solitaire Lodge offers 9 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels.

Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, bathrobes, slippers, and designer toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Turndown service 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Slippers 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • LCD TV 
  • Room service (limited hours) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Onsite venue - restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Rafting nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hot springs nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Helicopter/airplane tours on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Motor boating on site 
  • Rowing or canoeing on site 
  • Sailing on site 
  • Water skiing on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Cave exploring/spelunking nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 

Spa Services

  • Body wraps 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 25

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Only service animals are allowed

No elevators

Fees

The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
The resort fee includes:
  • Breakfast
  • Internet access
  • In-room bottled water
  • Parking
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

National Rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®


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