Everything was perfect at Doolan's Country Retreat! The views are stunning, the home is immaculate, the breakfast fantastic and Christine is an absolute joy. We really wished that we had booked more than 2 nights so we could spend more time with Christine and her donkeys. When we arrived, I immediately asked about the donkeys because I am an animal lover. Within minutes Christine was cutting up fruit so I could feed the animals.
I am generally not one to enjoy B&B accommodations more than hotel stays, but this was certainly an exception. In our 12 nights in New Zealand, we enjoyed our stay at Doolan's Country Retreat even more than the nights at the Hilton hotels in Auckland and Queenstown! Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the home inside or out, but it was beautiful.
We were treated to an absolutely gorgeous sunrise over the lake on our last morning there, and then after breakfast on the patio, we were enjoying our conversation with Christine and her friend so much that we nearly missed our flight. We hated to leave!
Absolutely, positively the best B&B stay I've had and I wholeheartedly recommend Doolan's to anyone looking to stay near Rotorua.
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