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Doolan's Country Retreat

165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I would like to write that if you want to get the best price/deal, book directly from Christine the owner of the B&B. Now the review: We had our best stay of our trip at the Doolan's B&B. Our room was beautifully decorated with great taste, we slept in a comfortable bed covered in fancy sheets hand-ironed by Christine... More 

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Rhondda, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so pleased to have booked our stay at Doolan's as a result of the fantastic reviews that Christine has accumulated with fellow trip advisor users. Having now stayed there we can understand what everybody is raving about. It was so lovely getting to meet Christine and hearing her story that led to her life in NZ and the... More 

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Hitchin, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent two nights at Christine;s lovely home and were so pleased we;d gone there, rather than being in Rotorua itself, The house is superb and it was wonderful to be given the run of the vast and striking living area and the conservatory. Christine was a mine of accurate local information and her recommendations of places to visit were... More 

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Canton of Zug, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at christines place and enjoyed relaxing in her wonderful garden (great to stroll around - it is amazing) watching birds, looking over to lake rotorua. You can ask christine about everything, she gives you her best advice! We recommend this place to everybody who likes to stay at a peaceful and welcoming place.

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Waterford, Ireland
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Doolan's is tucked away in substantial and beautifully kept grounds and with a fine view out over the countryside, with the lake and Roturua in the distance. Christine is one of the most welcoming hostesses we have ever encountered. We spent two nights there, starting with New Year's eve, with a glass or two of wine, and awaited the firework... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 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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bedfordstreet, Owner at Doolan's Country Retreat, responded to this review

“ Like your wife ,I was horrified to see the rat –especially as it was not an invited guest! Perhaps the irresistible smells from the kitchen were too inviting !! Seriously, there is a first time for everything when living in the country, and that is my first ever experience of a rat in our property. I was mortified and... More 

Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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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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