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Doolan's Country Retreat

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165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
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San Jose, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Doolan's is a great B&B with fantastic views all around. Christine is a great host who knows the area very well and delivers a fantastic breakfast that leaves you full for the rest of the day. The house layout is an large open space with the kitchen, living dining area and dining area all combined into one room. The guests... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only were the house and gardens a real treat but our hostess, Christine, gave perfect advice on what to see in Rotorua and the surrounding area that exactly met out interests so we got the very best of our time there. The breakfast was all you could ask for with fresh fruit, cereal, toast and a delicious cooked course... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed only one night here and wished we'd stayed longer! Christine, our hostess, was very welcoming and her local knowledge helped us to really make the most of our short stay. The retreat is just that. Surrounded by beautiful countryside, with luxurious rooms and beautiful views and gardens. A gorgeous place to relax.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Doolan's is a different type of B&B. The layout encourages guest interaction. We were drawn by the gardens and the view to leave our room and joein others in the spacious lounges. Christine is always ready to ensure guest comfort! Her creative breakfasts were delicious!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a marvelous stay in Rotorua at the Doolan's Country Reatrat . Wonderful interiors, very good service and excellent Breakfast too, must recommend the hotel's for very fantastic view and relaxed location. Very reasonably priced for a luxury hotel. I enjoy my stay there and hospitality it was a family trip and I recommend this for family stay

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is truly spectacular with show gardens and amazing vistas. The home is marvelous as well and we had the fun of witnessing two huge chandeliers be installed over Christine's spacious living rooms. Christine makes each guest feel at home. She would drop anything she was doing to give attention to a question. She also constantly entertained us with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for 1 night and it was spectacular .we wished we could have stayed for little longer .the host was extremely humble and took great care of ous .stuuning location with amazing view ..will defentily cume back from India to doolans..

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We stayed for one night as we drove through the North Island and we had a great time with Christine. She is a wonderful host and made the best breakfast we had on our trip. Thank you so much! She also gave great recommendations on places to see, including the springs and geo thermal parks. Her beautiful home is outside... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Stayed for just one night in transit. Christine runs a very friendly B&B, welcoming us with tea and home made cakes and biscuits: so we could enjoy the fabulous view out over the countryside. As important, was she took a real interest in recommending us some places to visit: in particular Hamurana Springs, that we otherwise would not have seen.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A lovely welcoming hostess, Christine made us feel at home. She was very knowledgeable about the local area and her recommendations made our short stay even better. Super comfy beds and the home made cakes and breakfast went beyond our expectations.

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