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Stillwater, Minnesota
Reviewed 22 February 2014

This is a truly lovely place; a bit north of Rotorua, definitely out of the sulfur odor area. Christine is fabulous, very welcoming and very helpful. (Also, we found that the mention of her name had a magical effect at the Rotorua museum, which is maybe a whole other story.) Breakfast was fabulous. The grounds around the house are fabulous....

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Kennebunks, Maine
Reviewed 22 February 2014

The sign and driveway to Doolan's Country Retreat is very welcoming just like Christine!! Christine made us feel right at home from the moment we enter her lovely home.Gardens and grounds enjoyed by all...Could have stayed for a week.Room very clean with a superior bathroom. Christine is very helpful with activity ideas and any questions about the area. We actually...

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Surrey, Canada
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We stayed with Christine for 3 nights and wished we could have stayed longer. We felt very very comfortable in her home. She is a wealth of local knowledge with great information on local sights, things to do, and restaurants to visit. Unlike some places we stayed in there is free wifi here. The garden is beautiful .

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Vancouver
Reviewed 11 February 2014

My husband and I recently spent three nights in the quail suite at this lovely little B&B. The room is bright and airy and well equipped including a good sized walk-in closet and a delightful little patio right outside the bedroom. The grounds are beautiful with a well tended garden area and great views as well. Although about a 10...

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 7 February 2014

Our hostess Christine was more than gracious and helpful, she was also very personal. After talking with her, this property becomes even more colorful and special. In her spacious garden, each plant was given care and heart. This would be a place that I would love to get married at. Rabbits running around on the spacious grass ground surrounded by...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Superb accommodation in stunning setting; beautifully furnished & very comfortable bed. Excellent and varied breakfasts. A fantastically warm, friendly welcome from Christine, who could not have been more hospitable and helpful. We enjoyed our evening chats with Christine over a glass of wine when we returned from evening meals in Rotorua. We stayed for three nights and had to drag...

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hertford
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We spent 2 days here. The room was clean and comfortable and Christine really welcoming, helpful and knowledgable about the area. She made some good suggestions about trips etc and helped with a booking. The views were lovely. She shares her home with her guests and was really generous with her time, coming to feed the donkeys with us, talking...

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Camden, Australia
Reviewed 28 January 2014

.......that hasn't already been said! Christine is what Doolans Country Retreat is all about. She is a great ambassador for Rotorua and we did things I thought we would never do, like the Rotorua Canopy Tour. She is such an easy person to talk and laugh with and when you leave, you take special thoughts of her with you. Enough...

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Olive Branch, Mississippi
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We cannot say enough about Christine and her awesome home (er, B&B!) She makes everyone feel welcome. The grounds, donkeys, house and views are spectacular! She works very hard to maintain the house and gardens, provide outstanding and hearty breakfasts, and makes reservations if needed, She is a wealth of knowledge about things to do and about the area. I...

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Texas
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Selected Doolan's based on the overwhelming consensus of reviews and could not have been more pleased. Spent one evening this past December with Christine as we made our way down from Auckland to the Hawke's Bay region. Only regret was that it was only one evening. The location is ideal, 10-15 minutes north of Rotorua and there was no odor...

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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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: ₹ 10,457 - ₹ 15,351 (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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