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Benicia, CA
Reviewed 2 October 2014

We stayed 2 nights with Christine. The house is lovely, and Christine does a nice job of maintaining a very high standard of cleanliness. The house has a hilltop view of the east towards the lake. I loved to get up and get my coffee and watch the sunrise. The sounds of the country are manifest...sheep, donkeys, birds and the...

1Thank jazzmanBenicia_CA
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Yes Christine is a lovely lady who takes care of your every need. We only stayed for one night, we should have stayed longer , maybe next time. The home is set up on top of a hill with views all around the district all the way down to the lake with a huge communal living/ kitchen area with log...

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

We knew we were in for a treat as we turned into Christine's driveway. The property is beautiful, the house just lovely. Christine goes above and beyond as the perfect host - delightful and super- talented. Make this your Rotarua base and enjoy this very special district and warm, delicious hospitality.

2Thank Chris P
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 July 2014

My husband and I stayed at Doolan’s when we visited Rotorua for the Easter break and fell in love with this place! It’s a beautiful house on a hilltop with stunning views and a short drive to town and tourist attractions. The highlight of our stay in Doolan’s was the gracious host, Christine who was so warm and welcoming. She...

1Thank Rupa S
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay very much at this lovely B&B. Christine was a wonderful host, whom provided some great advice on where to eat and also on places to visit. She even took time to map out the stars while we were star gazing, and told us a story about the stars! She really made a massive effort to make...

Thank Adrian Y
Glendale, CA
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Our family of four stayed with Christine for 3 days, and had the most wonderful time. The property was beautiful, the rooms inviting, and the Donkeys were loads of fun for the kids. Christine is more than a professional host, she is a warm friend who welcomes you into her home. She also knows the local activities inside and out,...

Thank CoopBMT
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Simply a lovely bed & breakfast. Beautiful, scenic views. A gorgeous home. Excellent food. Great location, a quick drive into central Rotorua. The owner, Christine, is delightful and a wealth of local information. Highly recommended.

Thank Rob P
Brevard, North Carolina
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Christine is such a lovely host and the B&B is a true gem. You are surrounded by gorgeous scenery and treated like royalty. The B&B is a short drive to town and restaurants. We were greeted with a glass of wine and recommendations for activities in the area. The breakfast is delicious and beautifully presented. We loved our stay here!

Thank DebbieL44
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 26 April 2014

We had An amazing stay at Doolan's and were extremely well looked after by the ever energetic and caring Christine. We were extremely spoilt and thoroughly enjoyed the Breakfast while having a nice chat to Christine, who also sat with is and spoke to is about places to visit. Christine has a lot of knowledge about the places to visit...

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I must say, I have never ever been to a bed and breakfast and at the time I was looking for accommodation in Rotorua, everything was fully booked and I came across this Bed & Breakfast and it was the only place available that could accommodate us for 3 nights. We have never stayed in a B&B and all I...

1Thank darcycapps

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

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: $204 - $300 (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 on one floor bungalow style property, one room has an adjacent bathroom rather than ensuit but this is not an issue.”
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“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”
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