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Doolan's Country Retreat

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Years from now, when we look back on our two-week vacation in New Zealand, I’ll still be reeling about this perfect little hilltop gem in Rotorua. We stayed two nights in Doolan’s—just enough to stroll through Christine’s picturesque farm and admire the flowers, rolling green hills, singing birds and two donkeys that adorn it. Breakfast and coffee overlooking the immaculate...

1Thank Bana J
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stayed for one night in early March this year but as other reviewers have said, we wish it had been for longer. Christine has a really beautiful home and is an excellent host. It is so peaceful there, with beautiful views and an incredible garden that Christine has created. Definitely a place we will revisit when we go back...

2Thank Kathleen D
Truckee, California
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Christine has created in her home a perfect slice of tranquility. Spectacular gardens, fabulous views, floor to ceiling windows, high thread count sheets, fresh flowers, delicious breakfasts......its all at Doolans! Christine herself is warm and welcoming! We highly recommend a stay in her beautiful home!

1Thank xmoch
Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This was our first stop in NZ from the UK and it set the bar incredibly high! From the agapanthus lining the drive on our arrival to our beautiful, luxurious double room, we were well and truly spoiled. Christine, the owner, was just lovely and helped us organise our tours, where to eat, what to visit. She also cooked incredible...

1Thank Dineview
washington dc
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This is a lovely spot! We were there with another couple and had a wonderful time. Christine is a perfect hostess, very attentive and eager to answer questions and helpful to make our stay fun and comfortable. We loved taking a long stroll around the property down to a fishing spot, seeing sheep and alpacas along the way. The dome...

1Thank solotraveler94
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Doolans Country Retreat for only one evening but wished we could gave stayed longer. Christine made us so welcome into her beautiful home. On arrival We were made a cup of tea and we sat outside with some of the others guests chatting. Christine gave us lots of local information and ideas of places to visit and...

1Thank chrissie46-11
Huntington Beach
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I highly recommend Doolan's Country Retreat! First of all, Christine was lovely, friendly, and accommodating. Her home was absolutely beautiful and comfortable. The views were amazing and the was food wonderful and the portions generous. Guests have a refrigerator (to share) in the kitchen area and there is always something yummy inside. Coffee and tea is always available. Christine took...

1Thank zorchy
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We stayed three nights in Rotorua, host Christine made us feel at home from the moment we arrived, loved staying here, Her wealth of knowledge of great places to visit and great humour were just perfect, sad to leave. stunning view over Rotorua, comfy beds and areas to relax. Thank you 😊

Thank Tracy J
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This is just a fantastic B&B on the outskirts of Rotorua. A fabulous home overlooking spectacular scenary run by a great host - Christine. Nothing was any trouble to Christine who had printed out personal guides for making the most of our stay and even our trip to Hahei when we left. The breakfast and the bedroom was great.

1Thank Dave G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Great place to stay when in Rotorua. Christine is a very friendly host and can give you all kind of information on what to do in Rotorua environment. There are 4 rooms, you will get a very nice breakfast which you eat together with the other guests on a large table. Very nice garden

2Thank Sjonnie2017

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Additional Information about Doolan's Country Retreat

Address: 165 Dalbeth Road, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: RM638 - RM689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“They are all beautiful”
KathD, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All on one floor bungalow style property, one room has an adjacent bathroom rather than ensuit but this is not an issue.”
, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
Sjonnie2017, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We personally didn't stay the night, and only used the outdoor area.”
Smith-Jones-Whanau, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem lovely and look over the beautiful gardens”
Fizzy50, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
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