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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 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Hong Kong, China
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't normally stay at B & Bs but we will be doing more of it now. We just stayed one night but we wished it could have been longer. The room was gorgeous and the whole house is so homely and clean. Christine makes an amazing breakfast and gave us all the info we needed to plan our days... More

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Doolans Country Retreat is a beautiful house with stunning views and a hostess that can't do enough for you. We were there at the time of the visit by the guests that have left a negative comment and I was the guest giving Christine a hand to serve breakfast. You feel so much part of the family that to offer... More

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Doolan's in September 2013 so this review is late but I really wanted to share our experience. Without a doubt, Christine's beautiful bed and breakfast is one of the nicest places we have stayed at. We arrived late afternoon on a wet and windy day, after a 12 hour flight from Singapore and 3 hour drive from... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at Doolan's Country Retreat to a delightful driveway that lead to our accommodation for 2 Nights. Christine gave us a very warm welcome and showed us to our comfortable room, The Faintail, that had a Comfortable French Antique Queen Bed and well decorated room. Our Large Bathroom was separate and located nearby, but with comfortable bathrobes this was... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The most beautiful setting up a hill with most interesting house. Very close to town center and attractions. Christine is the most gracious host. You leave having the impression you made a close friend. She has 3 donkeys that enjoy being fed by new guests. Christine knows a lot about Maori culture and loves to share it with you. I... More

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Shelburne, Vermont
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Our stay at Doolan's was one of the highlights of our two week trip through New Zealand. Christine is a gracious and charming host. The people who wrote the negative review have little appreciation for staying in a beautiful private home. It's not a hotel, and that is the beauty of the Bed and Breakfast experience. It's the people you... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

What a beautiful setting and special host. We enjoyed a spacious room with king size bed beautiful bedding and ensuite bathroom. The home is decorated with an artists eye and designed with large open spaces . With lots of spaces to enjoy a cup of tea and a good book or catching up on emails it was a B&B that... More

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The 4 nights we spent at Doolan's Country Retreat were a highlight of our stay in NZ. Our hostess Christine went above and beyond to make us welcome, comfortable and well fed. Great continental breakfast choices plus a different cooked option (all yummy!) every day was a good start. Christine's advice on things to do/places to visit was excellent, and... More

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

On our 6week trip to Aus & NZ we booked 2 nights on line from the UK on the strength of TA reports! What a mistake. We checked out after the first night! If this is what the B&B crowd think is good then they need to wake up in 2014 Positives:- the setting of the property on high ground... More

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bedfordstreet, Owner at Doolan's Country Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay. I am, however, somewhat surprised at the negative comments made. I always greet my guests with a warm welcome and pride myself on the 146 Excellent and 5 Very Good Reviews I have received to date. I do not take these reviews and accolades for granted, and always strive to offer my... More

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Address: 165 Dalbeth Rd, RD 2, Rotorua, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Rotorua District > Rotorua
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Ranked #4 of 48 B&Bs / Inns in Rotorua
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