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Doolan's Country Retreat

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Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I loved Christine's beautiful estate, her hearty breakfasts, and her advice about local activities and our drive to Wellington. It's a good idea to plan on some time touring the gardens, as you won't find better. Hope to return someday!

Thank Jonathan F
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This is a really charming B&B set in the hills outside Rotorua. Christine Doolan welcomed us even thought she was in her wellies planting a row of white roses by the portico in front of the house. After a nice cup of tea and a chat, recommending sites to see and where to eat, we settled in. My wife went...

Thank SKIClub
Oakland, California
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The best B&B we've had the pleasure of staying in. Christine, the owner, is personable, friendly, helpful, has great knowledge of the area and suggestions (likewise, too for places you might travel on to afterwards), and genuinely cares about the happiness of her guests. And did I mention she cooks a fabulous breakfast? Breakfast includes a different fruit salad every...

Thank GlobalTravelFanatic
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Had 2 nights here while we toured around Rotorua. It was delightful visiting with Christine, who knows the area very well and has a knack for conversation. I recommend this place. Breakfasts were both delicious and substantial.

Thank Ed T
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed a few nights at doolans and I highly recommend it. Christine is just awesome, always friendly and helpful. The breakfast was fresh everyday with self made jam and muesli. The garden is so pretty ad on rainy days you can hang out inside which is very relaxing and decorated with lots of love. Thank you christine for being such...

Thank florabrdnstn
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 November 2016

The three days we spent staying with Christine were a delight. A great hostess with tons of local knowledge and the ability to make you feel right at home. Throw in scenic views well when the weather wasn't wet and cloudy and the peace and quiet of her location it is an ideal place to unwind for a few days

Thank BillandGreg
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location where this bed and breakfast is, the house is impress and the room was lovely, with amazing views. Christine made us amazing breakfasts and provided us with indications on what to do around Rotorua.

Thank Victor_BL
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 October 2016

I had a great week here. If you want to enjoy a quiet place with a great garden and a cosy five star accommodation this is the place to be. I stayed there for one week and I can really recommend this B&B!

Thank Jen T
Reviewed 5 October 2016

My first time to write a review, just because cannot help doing so. Choosing Doolan's Country Retreat by chance, then got so great place to stay. Don't want to mention in detail that how great Christine (the owner) is, just want to say one thing, after getting permission, i took photos in every corner of the whole house, and took...

Thank Todd Y
Port Angeles, Washington
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We were on a "Self-Drive New Zealand Tour"..the agent picked this place for us. It was SO wonderful...the place is beautiful and Christine was so gracious and informative. She was a great chef and the food was delicious. We would heighly recommend this retreat.

Thank lori118

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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: RM664 - RM783 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Doolan's Country Retreat 5*
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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