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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 22 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group of 10 College students and 4 adults were easily accommodated at Ducks & Drakes when we stayed for 4 nights for a sports competition. The venue was central, the staff super friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough for us, and the place was able to cope with our meal times and chilling out. Out big thanks to the... More

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

i stayed here for one night and had such a great stay,very clean with comfy beds clean bedding and warm blankets,excellent decor through out. Help full caring staff members who go the extra mile to accommodate your stay. super large clean kitchen with 2 big stoves,numerous rooms to relax or read books,great socialising with chilled travellers sharing stories. beautiful gardens... More

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review! I am thrilled you enjoyed your stay and will pass your comments on to our staff. We try to make Ducks & Drakes a home away from home and are delighted this is exactly how you felt. I hope you will return in the not too distant future. Jane Barclay, Owner More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ducks and Drakes certainly has a good location (a 5-10 minute walk from the very heart of New Plymouth) and looks really, really nice on the outside (it's an impressive, old and "purpose-built" building). It offers rather comfortable rooms and really cozy communal spaces (including a wonderful dining and lounge areas). It was rather clean and there was plenty of... More

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review of your stay at Ducks & Drakes. You raise some valid points which is why Tripadvisor can be so valuable to the Owners & Managers of accommodation establishments. Winter can be very cold in New Plymouth, particularly in July & August and whilst we provide heaters, electric blankets,... More

Cologne
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

We really enjoyed our stay at Ducks&Drakes! The location is perfect: very close to the park, city center and Pak'nSave, but still in calm surroundings. The hotel was decorated with passion, it's really colorful and feels more like home than a hotel especially with the dining room, sitting room and the tv-room with open chimney! Shared rooms look beautiful! A... More

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Ducks & Drakes - I am delighted you enjoyed our location, our cosy atmosphere and our colourful decor. We hope to have gas heating installed throughout the building before next winter - we realise it can be a bit chilly during our coldest months of July & August. The guest lounge with it's wood... More

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Zero complaints. So cute and comfortable. Friendly host. Huge clean kitchen. Hot water and high pressure. Hot water bottles :) Off street parking. Warm wool blankets. Kitty to pet. Fresh towels. Ended up with a dorm to ourselves too!

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

What a delightful review - cute, comfortable, clean and a cat! What more could we ask? I am delighted you enjoyed your stay after a challenging experience on Mt Taranaki - it was lovely to meet you both and I hope the rest of your travels are fun and trouble-free. Thanks for choosing to stay at Ducks & Drakes Jane... More

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had a workshop to attend in New Plymouth so wanted somewhere cheap, quiet and easy to stay in. Ducks and Drakes was this!! Although a backpackers it wasn't a noisy party house - no noise inside and no road noise outside. Close to town - could easily walk anywhere you needed. Parking on the road was not a problem.... More

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

I am glad you found Ducks & Drakes a quiet, friendly place to stay. And you are quite right - we are not a party house - just because we offer affordable accommodation does mean we are party headquarters. All our double, single and Cottage Rooms have electric blankets to keep you snug on those cold winter nights. It was... More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Very friendly stuff and the rooms are really nice and clean. I enjoyed my few days. Pakin Save, Libary,Museum, shopping centre ....are so close by, thats great. I love the colours! All backpacker are so friendly and also really helpful. Thank you!

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - I am delighted you enjoyed your stay here - and liked our colour scheme. Thank you for sharing the football world cup final with all our guests - made for a great atmosphere - on the edge of your seat! Enjoy the rest of your travels. Jane Barclay Owner More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We spent 2 nights staying in a Studio cottage which we found to be superior to any of the others we had stayed in in the previous 8 days we had been travelling around the North Island. Clean and Tidy, and walking distance to the town centre, restaurants, and the Town Gardens, this establishment is ideal for our requirements and... More

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review - I am delighted you enjoyed your stay here in one of our premium cottage rooms - it was a pleasure to meet you both and I hope we will see you again soon. Jane Barclay Owner More

1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Overall great gave good advice of mt. Place was great easily located. Staff gave instant advice on weather off the net very helpful. Rooms were very clean the facilities were all working, room was a good size. Lovely place for couples or families as they have separate areas so they don't disturb others. I would definitely recommend this place to... More

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you Ivan for your positive review of your stay at Ducks & Drakes - it was a pleasure to have you and your lovely children stay here. I am glad you found our cottage to your liking - all our cottage rooms have their own identity so it feels more like a home from home rather than a bland... More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

I stayed with a friend in the "big house" at Ducks &Drakes last year. I just loved the atmosphere and stayed in a cottage this time round with my partner.Awesome...wasnt homesick at all. Looking forward to staying there again ! Thankyou Ducks and Drakes.

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superduck48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to return to Ducks & Drakes and for your review. Our guests enjoy the atmosphere of 'The Big House' particularly if they are travelling alone or with a friend - it is a great place to meet new people, swap stories or just relax. Our Cottage Rooms are great if you want a little more privacy... More

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Address: 48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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