Doolan's Country Retreat offers peace and tranquility in a uniquely designed home. Our home is styled so no room is the same nestled in ten acres of idyllic country setting, with many charming features.  When you check in you are offered afternoon tea with delicious home baking.  Breakfasts are full of local fresh produce and homemade jams, muesli, yoghurt seasonal fruit as well as a hot cooked dish of the day.

Doolan's Country Retreat is a truly peaceful location to unwind and rejuvenate the soul. You can take in the views of Lake Rotorua, walk through the beautiful gardens and even feed the donkeys! We love to encourage you to dine in Rotorua with its diverse range of eateries or enjoy a true Kiwi delicacy; the “takeaway” under the stars at our outdoor dining area.  Pour a wine, sit back and enjoy the lights of Rotorua in the distance and spot the Southern Cross and Milky Way.

You retreat the moment you turn into our driveway and wind your way up the hill to our home with the best panoramic view.  You are surrounded by country side yet only a 5 minute drive to the local village of Ngongotaha and 15 minutes to Rotorua city.

We want you to experience our spacious open plan home and garden with many spaces available to take a moment from your busy schedule.  There are tea and coffee facilities available in the kitchen; however there are no cooking facilities. 

We have a wealth of local knowledge and can assist in helping you decide your daily itineraries ensuring your stay is a memorable one!

Agapanthus show their brilliant blooms from November to April