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Doolan's Country Retreat

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Louisiana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Palestine, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Hubby and I stayed 3 nights at this beautiful bed and breakfast. Our hostess Christine was witty and fun and was keenly aware of making us feel comfortable. Her attention to hospitality detail and her gorgeous home with scenic views is definitely worth a return visit. Even her sweet neighbors jumped in to show is some lovely streams to fish.... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

This place was great. Loved the postcard setting and the tranquility of the venue. Christine is a wonderful lady. Attentive and always helpful I would recommend a longer bed for those of us on the taller side of the spectrum. To my taste a queen size is the minimum bed one should have The gardens and property are spectacular. And... More 

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Rockingham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

We stayed here for 3 nights and have had the best time .. I wished we could of stayed longer.. Christine could not have been more helpful if she tried she is a wonderful host and cook .. And a lovely conversationalist with some amazing stories to tell .. Her home is just so warm and inviting ..fresh clean and... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

This wonderful home has the amazing ability to be elegant and yet comfortable at the same time. Jennifer is very relaxed and just makes you feel at home. Before we went to bed, she showed me how to make ourselves coffee and tea in her kitchen if we got up early (which we did, having recently arrived from the States).... 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: $142 - $182 (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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