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Doolan's Country Retreat

165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As part of a 5 week tour of NZ we had a very enjoyable two night stopover with Christine in her amazing house with superb views over the local countryside. The room was very comfortable with the very large lounge for communal use. Christine was a very welcoming host who prepared excellent breakfasts and made every effort to ensure her... More 

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Ninety Six, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent 2days with Christine and had a wonderful time. She offered us wine as soon as we walked in and made us feel quite welcome. Her property is unbelievable - and she takes care of it all by herself . The gardens are beautiful and we enjoyed walking around and admiring the flowers. She was full of suggestions on... More 

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Vancouver
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lovely flower bordered driveway up to the house and the gracious welcome by the owner promised a lovely stay. The room was decorated in an eclectic old world style. In our two week stay in New Zealand this was the most expensive room at $322. per night. The price did included ensuite bath and breakfast was provided in the... More 

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had great stay from 14 - 16 January 2015. Christine understands how to run a bed & breakfast. She makes great breakfast, is always in for an chat, knows a lot about roterua and is really helpfull. She let us call too holland (because we had a problem with our tickets) and didn't want anything in return!! She creates... More 

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Cupertino, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights with Christine. The Quail Room is large and inviting. Her home is gorgeous. The grounds are spectacular, which she lovingly cares for herself! The views are beautiful. Christine gave us great advice and based on the information we gave her, she planned excellent adventures in Rotorua. We especially enjoyed our Eco-Canopy tour, private walking... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location, accommodation and breakfast are all superb but what really makes this B&B stand out is the owner, Christine, who is a great hostess. Very welcoming and hospitable, she is a mine of information about the local Rotorua area and about New Zealand in general. We followed her advice about what to see and do while we were there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently stayed at this absolutely gorgeous house with my family, and as soon as I stepped in the doorway of the beautiful conservatory we were greeted by Christine the lovely owner who made our stay that much better. We enjoyed some nice wine and cheese the same day while looking at the scenery. I have to say the view... More 

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47 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful house set in the countryside a few miles outside Rotorua. It is set a few hundred metres from the main road along a winding track. There is a huge octagonal open plan living area which is available for guests to relax in and a second conservatory type area. All very 'Grand Designs'! Christine was very friendly... More 

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Singapore
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just left this beautiful B&B this morning (sadly!!). Having stayed in numerous B&Bs over the world, I dare say Doolan's perhaps one of my favourites! The setting is gorgeous - think spacious living room/dining area that overlooks rolling mountains. The room was cozy and well-maintained, and the breakfast was simply the best - fresh, homemade, healthy and very very... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I were warmly greeted by the owner Christine, and were immediately welcomed outside with a few other guests to enjoy some wine and cheese...perfect! The view was gorgeous and it was a great way to start our stay. The house was beautifully decorated for Christmas :) Breakfast was wonderful. We were started off with some juice, freshly... More 

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Address: 165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Number of rooms: 4
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