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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay when in Rotorua. Christine is a very friendly host and can give you all kind of information on what to do in Rotorua environment. There are 4 rooms, you will get a very nice breakfast which you eat together with the other guests on a large table. Very nice garden

Thank Sjonnie2017
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh what an amazing B&B! Modern luxury mixed with antiques in every corner of the home that is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Mrs Doolan, Christine, has a natural warmth to her personality, she made us feel welcome and at home during our 2 day stay. She is willing to share her knowledge of the region, its history and has prepared...

Thank Jacques_Alex
Malibu, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved this B&B in the countryside near Rotorua! It was a beautiful estate and felt like visiting family in a cozy home. Easy to get to all the activities in and around Rotorua and the owner Christine was a tremendous help in planning the day's activities and navigating about the area. The set up for the house was very...

1Thank TAGit
Ngongotaha, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate enough to be able to use Christine's gardens for a family function. It was the perfect place! Everyone who attended adored the gardens, loved the location and had a fantastic time. Thank you Christine for a memorable event!

1Thank Smith-Jones-Whanau
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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....

Thank LondonSunset
St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017 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...

Thank Nora_Ni1975
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...

Thank Fizzy50
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...

Thank ML-Brussels
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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...

Thank DXCampbell
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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...

Thank John X

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Doolan's Country Retreat

Address: 165 Dalbeth Road, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 10,552 - ₹ 15,391 (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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See which rooms travellers prefer

“All rooms are excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Sjonnie2017, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We personally didn't stay the night, and only used the outdoor area.”
 of 5 bubbles Smith-Jones-Whanau, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seem lovely and look over the beautiful gardens”
 of 5 bubbles Fizzy50, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Just choose any available room here, all of them are great!”
 of 5 bubbles toddy394, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any of the rooms would be suitable.”
 of 5 bubbles lori118, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
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