Our stay at Doolan’s Country Retreat (formally known as Inala Nalood) was so far above our expectations. It is truly a retreat in a magnificent setting with panoramic views of the beautiful Rotorua countryside. I must have taken 50 photographs of the gardens and the vista overlooking the lake.
Our hostess Christine was warm and welcoming and her home is a gem. She is a very welcoming lady. It was hard to leave this setting and comradarie and I would definitely recommend a stay of more than one evening. The rooms and bathrooms were first class and we loved sitting out on the patio.
What my wife and I really liked was the large conservatory where we sat and talked with the other guests. We are from California so we are used to beautiful vistas but this evening was one of the highlights of our nine day visit to New Zealand. I am happy to share my comments with anyone who might consider staying here.More