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London
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I really enjoyed staying at Christine's place. It is a very beautiful and comfortable house, full of plants, trees and flowers around. The locations is perfect to sightseeing around Rotorua. The breakfast is delicious with many options and also a hot dish. Christine is extremely sweet and helpful helping us to enjoy the most of our stay....

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St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Christine welcomed us into her home, upon arrival and provided tea & cakes, before showing us to our room.There are beautiful gardens surrounding the property. There is a large open dining area with a fridge for guest use in the property. We stayed in the 'fantail room' which was nicely decorated and included tea & coffee making facilities.The bathroom for...

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Worcestershire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This IS the place to stay if you enjoy beautiful comfortable surroundings, fantastic views and a brilliant host in the form of Christine! We have just finished a 3 night stay here and have enjoyed every minute! We were welcomed on arrival by Christine and encouraged to make full use of her wonderful home! It is situated on a quiet...

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Brussels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pity the tourists staying in the same kind of hotels in Rotorua that they could find anywhere in the world. Instead they could be staying in the green rolling hills above the city with magnificent views to the lake and mountains at Christine Doolan's delightful country house, enjoying far more comfort, tranquility and personal attention. Christine's house is large, light...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Doolan's. Another reviewer described Christine as like visiting your favorite aunt. We agree. She was very helpful and pleasant. I forgot my camera when we left and realized when we were 2 hours away. Christine offered to drive halfway and she ultimately took the camera to an overnight express courier and it caught up with...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were happy to have stayed at Christine's wonderful home. The room was quiet, very clean, and filled with quality furniture. The beds were comfortable. And breakfast was delicious. Christine made us feel at home, and offered great suggestions for places to visit in the Rotorua. The B&B is situated on top of a hill with a beautiful driveway and...

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Hangzhou, China
Reviewed December 14, 2016

This property is maintained very well by Christine, who lives there for 18 years. There are 10 acres of land around the house on the top, and two "beef", one horse and two donkeys live together on the farm. We saw many kinds of plants there, like kiwifruit tree, cherry tree and even manuka tree (within which there are 9...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 12, 2016

A beautiful country setting, warm welcome, very nice room and a lovely breakfast. We felt at home and Christine arranged breakfast (comprising anything you wanted) and its timing round us. A driveway narrow and twisting is worth it when you arrive and it opens out to lovely grounds and views.

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Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I loved Christine's beautiful estate, her hearty breakfasts, and her advice about local activities and our drive to Wellington. It's a good idea to plan on some time touring the gardens, as you won't find better. Hope to return someday!

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a really charming B&B set in the hills outside Rotorua. Christine Doolan welcomed us even thought she was in her wellies planting a row of white roses by the portico in front of the house. After a nice cup of tea and a chat, recommending sites to see and where to eat, we settled in. My wife went...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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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: $151 - $180 (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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“All rooms seem lovely and look over the beautiful gardens”
 of 5 bubbles Fizzy50, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Just choose any available room here, all of them are great!”
 of 5 bubbles toddy394, Oct 4, 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms would be suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles lori118, Sep 28, 2016 | Read review
“Best wifi reception was in the living room near the big picture window.”
 of 5 bubbles bethbeach, Apr 5, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the large room with the walk-in closet and old safe.”
 of 5 bubbles 53billf, Apr 1, 2016 | Read review
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