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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 23 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Ziv D Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Cologne
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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

Gunzenhausen, Germany
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel is unbelievable! You get everything you need and you are lovely welcomed by great staff and an amazing manager! They have high quality cottages and very nice backpacker beds. You get something for your money: comfort, cleanliness, a lot of facilities and great friendliness! A great place to stay!

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superduck48, General Manager at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of your stay - I am delighted you and your family found everything to your liking. Thank you for choosing to stay at Ducks and Drakes - enjoy the rest of your travels in our beautiful country. Jane Barclay Owner More

Osnabruck, Germany
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It's one of the better hostels and it's really central but still quite. Seriously: whenever you come to new plymouth: this is the place to be. Had an awesome time over there. You even get a bath towel which is really rare for cheap place like this.

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

Dominik thanks for your review of your recent stay at Ducks & Drakes. I am delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay here. We believe that just because you don't spend a fortune on accommodation you shouldn't have to go without the basics - such as a towel - or even a hot water bottle now that the weather is... 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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Gracious 1920's hotel with adjacent Cottage rooms - Ducks and Drakes offers affordable, friendly, fun accommodation in a fantastic New Plymouth location. A great base to explore Mt Taranaki; wander through our many parks and walkways; experience the country's best surfing beaches along Coast highway 45; take in one our many festivals or concerts or simply sit back and relax in our homely environment - it's a great place to stay! ... more   less 
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