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Doolan's Country Retreat

165 Dalbeth Road, Ngongotaha, Rotorua, New Zealand (Show on map)

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"Fabulous property; environment match no others; Owner who..."

  • Ho, Hong Kong
  • March 3, 2015
  • Area: Ngongotaha
  • Rooms : 4
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Tui Room
White Doves Room
Tui Room
White Doves Room
Fantail Room
Fantail Room
The Quail Suite
The Quail Suite


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Features of Doolan's Country Retreat

BBQ facilities

car park

express check-in/check-out

laundry service

luggage storage


smoking area

Sports and Recreation


golf course (within 3 km)

horse riding


free Wi-Fi in all rooms


car park

Languages Spoken



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Ideal for fun and relaxation, Doolan's Country Retreat is located in the Ngongotaha area of Rotorua. Only from the city center, the hotel's strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as ZORB Rotorua Theme Park, Agrodome Leisure Park, OGO Rotorua.

Doolan's Country Retreat also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Rotorua. For the comfort and convenience of guests, the hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms, express check-in/check-out, luggage storage, car park, BBQ facilities.

Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include internet access – wireless, non smoking rooms, air conditioning, heating, balcony/terrace, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including golf course (within 3 km), horse riding, garden. Doolan's Country Retreat is a smart choice for travelers to Rotorua, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
Ideal for fun and relaxation, Doolan's Country Retreat is located in the Ngongotaha area of Rotorua. ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Children 0-12 year(s)
Not allowed to stay

Minimum age of guests is: 12 year(s).

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

Check-In From
03:30 PM

Check-Out Until
10:00 AM

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Ho Y. Couples Hong Kong, March 3, 2015
Hospitality of another level

Fabulous property; environment match no others; Owner who welcomes you like family
The house are maintained at an excellent conditions; spacious rooms; decorated like a dream yet warm house; the housekeeper is extremely nice; served you with home make delicious breakfast in the morning; feeding donkey with you in the gardening time and teach you all about stargazing at night. must come back!
Lydia L. Families with young children Sweden, January 20, 2015
Beautiful stay

House, host am
Lovely house and great host. We felt very welcomed and 'at home'. We got great tips for our trip in New Zealand. /the Swedish family
Eric K. Couples United States of America, August 30, 2014
A perfect oasis!

Friendliness, views, knowledge of the surrounding area
Our stay at Doolan's Country Retreat was fantastic. Christine is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She is also very knowledgeable about the area. The view from the property are spectacular and the property itself is beautiful. I will definitely recommend this property to all of my family and friends.
Josephine L. Groups Hong Kong, June 3, 2014
place has garden, farm n nature but a luxury home

1. helpful owner, lovely Christine 2. three gentle n lovely donkeys 3. so many nice furniture
i feel it is a place full of peaceful and comfortable. i will recommend it to my friends when they go to New Zealand.
Lakshmi M. Couples Australia, April 24, 2014
Amazing and relaxing Holiday

Amazing View, Fantastic Hostess, Experience of Nature
This was one of our best holidays so far.. Christine was just amazing - she looked after us and made us feel like it was our home. Loved every moment of it. We are definitely going back next year with our family.. A MUST stay B & B for those who love a fantastic view and loves nature. Thank you for making our stay the one to always remember….!!!
Paul S. Couples United States of America, March 15, 2014
Lovely and comfortable -beautiful

Comfort-friendliness-nice room
Exceptional and very helpful owner Christine-nice group of people
Rhea D. Couples United Kingdom, November 5, 2013
Lovely B&B with brilliant host

Host, location, room
Amazing B&B - Christine made us feel at home, gave us great suggestions as to activities and cooked the best breakfasts! The house commands stunning views if the lake and is just 15 minutes from Rotorua's town centre - perfect!
Rudelfernandez F. Couples United States of America, March 23, 2013
Nice relaxing stay with helpful B&B owner

Couurteous owner, knowledgable of the area and NZ, good advice for excursions
Very nice. I liked the countrysideand nice views from the property and I liked the design of the home and the history behind it.
Szeyiing G. Couples Malaysia, November 10, 2012
fabulous place!

everything in Doolan's is just beautiful
the host : christine - lovely lovely lady (thoroughly enjoyed her company, and not forgetting her gf lorissa she is equally lovely) the house: beautiful house in a picturesque setting the donkeys: otis, shania twain, - adorable the quail : nice meeting them (make me think twice now if quail in on the menu) the breakfast : yummy home cook, beautifully set up breakfast table we stayed in doolan's for two nights during our stay in rotorua - beautiful place, its going to be a beautiful memory for a long time....will definitely recommend to anyone going to rotorua.
Man C. Couples China, February 23, 2015

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Distance to airport:
  • Rotorua Airport (13.0 Km)
Top attractions in the area:
  • ZORB Rotorua Theme Park (2.5 Km / 30 min walk)
  • Agrodome Leisure Park (2.7 Km)
  • OGO Rotorua (5.6 Km)
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