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Doolan's Country Retreat

165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 48 Rotorua B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Doolan’s when we visited Rotorua for the Easter break and fell in love with this place! It’s a beautiful house on a hilltop with stunning views and a short drive to town and tourist attractions. The highlight of our stay in Doolan’s was the gracious host, Christine who was so warm and welcoming. She... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay very much at this lovely B&B. Christine was a wonderful host, whom provided some great advice on where to eat and also on places to visit. She even took time to map out the stars while we were star gazing, and told us a story about the stars! She really made a massive effort to make... More

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Glendale, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Our family of four stayed with Christine for 3 days, and had the most wonderful time. The property was beautiful, the rooms inviting, and the Donkeys were loads of fun for the kids. Christine is more than a professional host, she is a warm friend who welcomes you into her home. She also knows the local activities inside and out,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Simply a lovely bed & breakfast. Beautiful, scenic views. A gorgeous home. Excellent food. Great location, a quick drive into central Rotorua. The owner, Christine, is delightful and a wealth of local information. Highly recommended.

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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Christine is such a lovely host and the B&B is a true gem. You are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and treated like royalty. The B&B is a short drive to town and restaurants. We were greeted with a glass of wine and recommendations for activities in the area. The breakfast is delicious and beautifully presented. We loved our stay here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

We had An amazing stay at Doolan's and were extremely well looked after by the ever energetic and caring Christine. We were extremely spoilt and thoroughly enjoyed the Breakfast while having a nice chat to Christine, who also sat with is and spoke to is about places to visit. Christine has a lot of knowledge about the places to visit... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I must say, I have never ever been to a bed and breakfast and at the time I was looking for accommodation in Rotorua, everything was fully booked and I came across this Bed & Breakfast and it was the only place available that could accommodate us for 3 nights. We have never stayed in a B&B and all I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

From the moment my husband and I drove up the long, narrow driveway to the top of the hill, and Christine welcomed us with cheese and crackers on the terrace overlooking Rotorua, I fell in love with Doolan's Country Retreat. Located on top of a geothermal steam vent hill, Doolan's is surrounded by pastures and hillside gardens. Yes, we stayed... More

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is definitely the most memorable place we stayed during our 10 day trip in New Zealand. The scenery is just stunning and the rooms are all tastefully decorated. Christine is a wonder host and I cannot thank her more for the hospitality she has shown. My 4 year old son was sick on his way to Doolan's and he... More

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Address: 165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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