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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 22 New Plymouth B&B and Inns
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Ducks & Drakes hotel is perfect for the traveler on a bit of a budget. Though, to see the place you think you'd pay more! Brett and Paula are excellent hosts. When I left I had forgotten something at the hotel. After a short phone call, my property was put in an envelope and shipped to another of my... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed twice there and will come back. It is a very lovely place. It has fresh lovely colours and nice decorations, what lifts up your mood.:-) It is very tidy and the staff very helpful and friendly.

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

Thanks for taking the time to send a review of Ducks & Drakes. It's pleasing to know that your stay was comfortable and relaxing and that you enjoyed the vibrant décor and friendly service. We look forward to seeing you next time. More

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No one was there to check me in. I still haven't had a receipt of payment as requested. No one was on site that worked there the night I checked in, so ended up sharing with a group of young people instead of getting a private room. That being said, the group of young people who checked me in were... More

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

Thanks for your review of Ducks & Drakes and we are pleased to hear you would come and stay again next time you are in town. There is always someone on site during the office opening hours and Erin who checked you in is well versed in being able to ensure guests get the room the require. That said, we... More

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review of Ducks & Drakes. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure having your group. The parents and coaching staff of the boys can be well pleased about how they conducted themselves throughout the stay. We look forward to hosting your group again next year. More

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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
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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
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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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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

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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

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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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