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Doolan's Country Retreat

165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Augusta, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

what a joy to drive up a winding road to find this gem of a b&b, and a warm welcome from our host, Christine. From our first hour relaxing on the verandah, enjoying the spectacular view, our stay was thoroughly enjoyable: the rooms are wonderful, beds comfortable, and the ambience very welcoming and relaxing. Incredibly quiet location, just bird song... More

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely weekend stay at Doolan’s Country Retreat. Christine has a wealth of knowledge about the area, so you will never be short of things to do. The views from the B&B are simply stunning and (in my opinion) staying just outside of the town centre is ideal. The breakfast was delish and you can even feed the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a B&B I always worry a little and am not quite sure what to expect, but I always hope for an experience as good as this one. Christine is a perfect hostess and has gone out of her way to ensure a topnotch experience for guests. The rooms and bathrooms are immaculate, the beds and linens very nice quality,... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I loved our stay at this beautiful B&B. Everything was wonderful, including the accommodation, breakfast, view and location. Christine, the host, was delightful. So friendly and welcoming. We had such fun discussing our plans and sharing stories with her. We will stay longer next time!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved staying and Doolan's country retreat. Our host Christine was so kind and understanding, and considering it was my first time ever staying at a Bed and Breakfast she sure made me feel comfortable and relaxed, not only that we had an amazing breakfast cooked up for us. The House is just beautiful and makes you feel right at... More

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Padova
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights at this wonderful B&B, it was the best accommodation we stayed during our 14-day-trip in NZ for our honeymoon. The house and the room were very clean and spacious, the garden and the view from the top of the hill were amazing. Everything was perfect, but was Christine that made the difference!!! She is the perfect... More

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful settings, great location, decent sized rooms, and great host Christine! We spent a couple of nights there and definitely will be back when we come back to NZ. Of course, we fed the donkeys, you won't find that at every B&B.

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Benicia, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We stayed 2 nights with Christine. The house is lovely, and Christine does a nice job of maintaining a very high standard of cleanliness. The house has a hilltop view of the east towards the lake. I loved to get up and get my coffee and watch the sunrise. The sounds of the country are manifest...sheep, donkeys, birds and the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Yes Christine is a lovely lady who takes care of your every need. We only stayed for one night, we should have stayed longer , maybe next time. The home is set up on top of a hill with views all around the district all the way down to the lake with a huge communal living/ kitchen area with log... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We knew we were in for a treat as we turned into Christine's driveway. The property is beautiful, the house just lovely. Christine goes above and beyond as the perfect host - delightful and super- talented. Make this your Rotarua base and enjoy this very special district and warm, delicious hospitality.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
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