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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 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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Hamburg, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids. The place was clean and the staff were very friendly. The location was central, but not noisy. Highly recommended. The park at the end of the street is amazing. Kids will love it

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

Thanks for you review and it was great to host you and your family in one of our boutique motel rooms. The park you refer to is Pukekura Park which is rightly recognised as being world renowned. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again when next you visit Taranaki. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It's becoming a bit of a NICE habit to come to the Ducks but you know it's always good and friendly there! The place is handy to town for shops to walk to or restaurants. Love to boardwalk along the coast! See you again some time in the future.

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

Thanks for your comments and we are thrilled that you view visiting Ducks & Drakes as a "nice habit". See you next time. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The hotel location is very good. Very close to the main streets, restaurants, and supermarkets. It's shared toilets & showers were clean. It's kitchen has everything you need. The room didn't have good quality, but it wasn't that much bad for the money paid.

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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 for the appreciation around how we keep the place neat, clean & tidy. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey around New Zealand. More 

Kings Langley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

One of the best hostels I've stayed at in NZ. Welcoming, comfortable hostel, spacious communal areas with a lovely atmosphere. Felt right at home and ended up staying much longer than I originally planned and was sad to leave. Would absolutely recommend staying here.

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

It was great to host you for the time you were here and a pleasure to watch you and the other guests mingle and spend time together. You know you are welcome when next you are in Taranaki. Enjoy the rest of your travels. More 

istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This place is Tip top. It has a lovely historic feel, the staff were friendly and helpful. It was very good value. I think this would be a great place for young travelers to meet people. The cottages are ideal for families and couples Highly recommend

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

Thanks for the review. You have summed up Ducks & Drakes really well and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time here. Hopefully we will see you again. More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This place is AMAZING! Four of us stayed here in a a five bed room which we had to ourselves. We were only here one night but all of us maintain that this is our absolute favourite hostel we stayed in whilst in New Zealand. The place is gorgeous, the beds are so comfy, and the incredibly welcoming owner just... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review. Your description of Ducks & Drakes as a "big family home" is exactly the feel and image of the place that we are trying to achieve and we are chuffed that so many of our guests including your good self, feel that way about the place. Thanks for staying and hopefully it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The second time I have started here, will stay again. A lovely little place not to far from the cbd, an open inviting lounge area and kitchen. Clean good sized rooms with extra blankets, hot water bottles. The upstairs sauna is also a bonus.

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

Thanks for the review Steven. It was great to have you here over that weekend and glad you enjoyed the sauna. See 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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