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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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golden bay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were made very welcome in this clean, well run hostel. Lots of character and central location for our four day stay. The kitchen and sitting room is a good place to meet other guests but one of the best bits for me has to be the sun room. Thanks for a great stay with my family!

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed for 4 nights and enjoyed the Boutique Motel deluxe Loft room. Very airy and comfortable, I have to mention the linen was the best quality, along with comfy bed! It was quiet and located in walking distance to all shops with no street noise. The hosts are friendly and the main loungerooms in the backpackers building are highly... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for three nights at the hostel and loved it, the location was very good and the place was always buzzing with people. The room was big and comfortable, the kitchen was good and the two living rooms were amazing. Would totally recommend a stay!

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had a great stay in one of the dorm rooms of this beautiful, bright hotel. -great & clean facilities -good kitchen -quiet at night -comfi beds -wifi (free) good and quick -very friendly staff -very close to countdown and paknsave -just a short walk to the city centre -dvd collection and tv with sky All in all a very good... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My friend and I shared a twin room when we came down to New Plymouth to climb Mt Taranaki. Loved this place as soon as we walked in. Lots of character, comfortable, good facilities, friendly. Comfy beds. No street noise. Close to CBD and supermarkets.

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Osnabruck, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Hey Brett and Paula, I remeber the first day i walked into Ducks and Drakes in September 2014. I had booked a Bunk Room for 3 Nights and was on my way from Wellington through New Plymouth to the Waitomo Caves. Well so was the plan... I was really suprised by the atmosphere and how relaxed and happy everyone seemed.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A bright, clean and comfortable place, with a friendly atmosphere. Owned and run by a lovely couple and their staff, who are very welcoming and helpful. I would highly recommend staying here and definitely do the Mt Taranaki trip while you're there.

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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Overall the stay at the ducks and drakes was ok. The place is clean and has quite nice facilities. The location could be better, the walk to the center was ok but going to the beach is pretty far. The main complaint was the way that the hostel is run. Quite understandably the owners want to make money out of... More 

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Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to send in a review of Ducks & Drakes. We are conveniently located on the fringe of the CBD and a location map is available on all the major booking sights including our own website. We have been giving free Wi-Fi since the beginning of December and our records show that we also gave you... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights in Jan 15, mainly using New Plymouth as an access to Taranaki. The kitchen and bathrooms were well maintained. Plenty of people around to talk to if you are travelling solo. The kitchen is very spacious though can get a little busy later in the evening. Despite having a lot of people there was... More 

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Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to send in a review of your stay here at Ducks & Drakes and thanks for your positive comments. We do try and work with our guests and realise that unforseen things like cars breaking down can happen to each of us thus not charging you for that night. Your day had already been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Ducks & Drakes is a cute place, in a convenient location. We had a large group of us come into town for a conference and stayed in 3 bunk rooms. Everything was clean, rooms were warm, and the kitchen was well appointed. We enjoyed the communal areas and the staff were always pleasant and welcoming. Brett and Paula even got... More 

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Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review Ducks & Drakes and it was a pleasure to host you and your colleagues. We do aim to have the place spotless and agree that our staff are friendly and good intentioned. We are also well pleased that you got your beautiful ring back! We look forward to seeing you and your crew... More 

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