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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed 2 weeks in Ducks and Drakes working for accomodatio while the Festival of Lights last year. Wonderful place. Comfortable, clean, and a lot of fun with the people. Short walk into town, supermarket just across the road. Beautiful nature around, definately worth a visit!

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in room 5, which is an upstairs outside. It was a self contained apartment style room. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay from the time I arrived I was greeted by cheery staff and acknowledged throughout my stay. Location was an easy walk to supermarkets, restaurants and the mall if you wanted to go for a look. I was... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ducks and Drakes is an amazing place to stay. I was luckily enough to spend 4 nights in cottage 1. All the cottages have been decorated with style and a colour theme, and they have enough space to be very comfortable. The cottages each have a little kitchen equipped with a microwave, fridge, 2 plate stove, kettle and toaster. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I planed to stay for one night but than i stood for 5 nights! Realy nice Atmosphäre, the owners are realy helpful with everything and friendly! ! Everything is clean it was a realy realy realy nice time! And if i am back in new plymoth i am coming back because i know what i get for my monay!!!!!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All of the essential amenities at Ducks & Drakes are great. The beds and rooms are comfortable - you are guaranteed a good night's sleep. The washrooms and kitchen are clean and fit the aesthetic of the house nicely. The common areas are outstanding - the living room in particular was the nicest I've seen in a New Zealand hostel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ducks and Drakes gave me a home for a few weeks. I also had the opportunity to work for accomadation for a few weeks. The new owners are very nice and very motivated to make the hostel even better. I really enjoyed my stay there and next time I'm in NZL I will stop there for sure. The hostel is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

3 nights I had booked. But it became so want to go to Waitomo on the third day, you say you want to cancel, it was me OK.It gave us a pick-up at 40 dollars to Taranaki. Car there is no people to be more publicity because it is difficult to go to Taranaki.Naked bus has let me also put... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't think it's billed as a backpackers but that how I saw it - relaxed atmosphere, but staff attentive and responsive. Nice feel to the kitchen and dining room. Room I was in with two others was pretty tight but OK for an overnight. Hot water bottles a practical touch in cold weather.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is central. The interior is warm and inviting. The staff were friendly and efficient. The price was reasonable. The facilities were good. All in all my experience was very good and I would recommend it to any good traveler !

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You know this place is well looked from the outside, and inside it's just as immaculate. Everything clean clean clean and tidy, freshly painted, nothing budget at all. Comfortable rooms, lovely big kitchen with everything you need, and lots of living room space that's generous and comfortable. Hosts Paula and Brett are friendly, generous and you can tell people like... More

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

The pleasure of hosting this crew was all ours. Lovely guests who had smiles on their faces and music in their souls. Thanks for the review and we look forward to singing with you next time. More

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Address: 48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
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