Situated just three hours’ drive from Auckland on a stunning lakeside peninsula, Solitaire Lodge is the ideal destination to recharge on a luxurious holiday in New Zealand. With spacious suites, gourmet dining and outstanding opportunities for activities, it’s to be expected that you will have an unforgettable experience at this sensational locale.
Your home from home
There is an abundance of beautifully proportioned suites on offer here at Solitaire Lodge. All are perfectly finished and fitted with supremely comfortable king-sized beds and complimentary drinks and snacks. Discover your inner peace and outstanding views from your own private balcony. The residences on offer at Solitaire Lodge each perfectly evoke a sense of luxurious privacy and are thoughtfully equipped with exquisite Molton Brown toiletries and walk in power-showers.
Gourmet dining is the order of the day at this luxury lodge. Enjoy an aperitif while you mingle with like-minded guests before dinner. The open plan kitchen allows you an exciting chance to view the chefs at work as the carry out feats of culinary wizardry. The smart restaurant offers an excellent set menu from pristine white table cloths. Local produce is always used including eggs, vegetables and honey. If you catch fish yourself, you can have them prepared, cooked and brought to your table as sashimi or just perfectly baked. Hearty breakfasts are available every day.
Opportunities for adventure
It comes as no surprise that such a celebrated hotel as the Solitaire Lodge offers a bountiful array of amenities. Among other enthralling activities, you can take in the stunning scenery from the skies on a helicopter ride, take a spin out in a speedboat to a hidden pool for bathing or fish the lake’s blue waters for trout. Fishing gear, kayaks and dinghies are free to guests. An in-room spa treatment service is available on request.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
We have been booking our holidays through Azure for 10 years and we can thoroughly recommend them. The Azure team arrange amazing holidays, well chosen destinations and hotels with a tailored itinerary that runs like clockwork with so many wonderful extras, it really takes the time and stress out of planning. When the weather has disrupted our journeys, their 24 hour service has provided us with 5* rescues! Nothing is too much trouble for Azure staff and the same goes for all the staff we have met on our Azure holidays which really are out of this world. We continue to recommend your company and all your wonderful team and look forward to our next holiday with you.
Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.