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Doolan's Country Retreat

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Port Angeles, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a "Self-Drive New Zealand Tour"..the agent picked this place for us. It was SO wonderful...the place is beautiful and Christine was so gracious and informative. She was a great chef and the food was delicious. We would heighly recommend this retreat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we stepped out of our car Christine welcomed us and treated us like family. Her home is a little price of heaven🌞. She helped us plan our itinerary, recommended places to visit and shared her knowledge of history. Thank you Christine for a wonderful 2 days LisaAnn and Matthew

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had an absolutely great stay at this B&B and one of the best I have had to date anywhere. This is only a short, easy hop from the center of Rotorua but you feel like your deep in the beautiful countryside. The setting and house are simply idyllic. I ate like a king each morning and your host offers... More 

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La Quinta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We definitely wanted to be in the country atmosphere and be with animals and be with local hospitality. We were not disappointed. From the minute we drove up the beautiful driveway, we knew we picked the perfect spot. We were greeted by Christine and her beautiful home. She instantly made us feel welcomed. Honestly, I wanted to stay the day... More 

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Rotorua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Alreayd eight times I stayed at Doolan's country retreat and every time it's like coming home. Christine is a wonderful host and makes your stay unforgettable. The atmosphere is friendly and cosy and every morning you get a warm welcome of the donkeys. The garden and the view let you relax and calm down. Every morning she makes a delicious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful accommodation and surroundings. Convenient location about 15 min from Rotorua but close to the main highway (5). The lovely host Christine goes out of her way to ensure your stay is a pleasant one and that you see as much of the surrounding countryside and attractions as possible. Would definitely come again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

My 12-year-old daughter and I had a delightful--and too short--stay with Christine at this lovely B & B. The furnishings and linens were top-notch, and the bathroom looked like it had been recently updated to a sleek and modern design. We were the only guests that night, and Christine made us feel like family, watching the tele with her and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We stayed here on our car trip through North Island. We arrived at 1100 and were able to leave our luggage and freshen up before adventuring out into the area. Christine was delightful and full of good information and good humor! Our room was comfortable and bright ; the included breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Christine was kind enough to... More 

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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This was one of our top 6 B&B's in 3 weeks in NZ. Christine has an architecturally interesting great room, with windows for 270 degrees and a nice porch with views of the lake and mountains. Our room had a separate porch, and from inside one morning I saw a family of NZ grouse. Breakfast is terrific, with fresh dairy... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights in what can only be called an oasis in the country 10 minutes from Rotorua. Christine the owner is so welcoming and you feel so at home after only a few minutes. The house is set in its own grounds on a hill overlooking the mountains and the lake in the distance. The house... More 

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Additional Information about Doolan's Country Retreat

Address: 165 Dalbeth Road, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: $158 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Doolan's Country Retreat 5*
Number of rooms: 4
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