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Doolan's Country Retreat

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165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Clinton
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First-rate accomodations, food and hospitality. This is our go-to place when we are in Auckland. Refreshing country air and breath-taking views, you can't help but relax and decompress from day-to-day stress. It's difficult to leave here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great beautiful place in the countryside. Christine the owner was wonderful and made us feel at home. She showed us the constellations and had a wonderful garden and livestock around. A great breakfast and wonderful beds. I don't write much so 200 words is ridiculous for me. So now I'm done but I still highly recommend doolans retreat. I hope... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I stayed at Doolan’s Country Retreat March 17-19 and couldn’t have been more pleased. We echo all the positive comments shown on Trip Advisor for this wonderful B&B. Our bedroom with bath was quite nice with a comfortable bed, antique furnishings, and beautiful décor. However, the outstanding features of this property are the spacious and spectacular living,... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Doolan's Country Retreat on our honeymoon in January 2015. Christine was as kind as could be and has a beautiful rural property that is conveniently located (secluded but close to town). While the town of Rotorua was not the highest on our list, staying at Doolan's made the stop well worth it. If you... More 

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Templepatrick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 2 couples on a 3 week tour of NZ. We had flown from Queenstown to Rotorua , picked up a car at the airport and drove straight to Doolans. Christine welcomed us warmly, served us coffee and cake on arrival in the beautiful garden and joined us for a chat. A delightful, friendly lady. The... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The property is approached from the main road by a delightful private drive through extensive and well maintained grounds. It looks over the lake and the mountains beyond and is just over 11 Km from central Rotorua. The communal areas of the house are extensively glazed making everywhere light and airy with an enormous open space encompassing the kitchen, dining... More 

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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Christine is simply delightful, we would have loved to have stayed much longer. We were greeted with tea and treats when we arrived. The bedrooms are lovely and the beds are very comfortable. She sets a beautiful table and serves a great hot breakfast, made to order. The gardens on her property are amazing and endless. When Christine learned I... More 

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Katikati, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay at Doolan's Country Retreat. It is set in beautiful rolling farm land looking toward Lake Rotorua in the distance. It is a very peace and relaxed B & B. Christine is an excellent host and made us feel very welcome. The atmosphere is relaxed. The house spacious with lots of... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We only stayed for one night but were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived until when we left the next morning. From tea and cake when we arrived, to a glass of wine when we returned from eating out, to a lovely breakfast, Christine made us welcome. The room was comfortable and cosy, and the view from... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Only rated this a five because there are no higher ratings. Christine was absolutely wonderful. Breakfasts are absolutely sumptuous. Christine provided great insight into the surrounding area and suggestions on what to do and places to eat. Her home is very large and provides two large seating areas, one is like a conservatory and the other a very large living... More 

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