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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

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48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay here, homely atmosphere with a warm fire in the evening. Staff and guest's were super nice and the beds were super comfy, I actually didn't want to leave. I will definately be back :)

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Thank Tracey G
Ruakaka, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent 2 weeks there as a woofer. The owners, Bret and Paula, are nice and frendly as possible, and the place is very cosy. It's a good place to be if you want to stay a while in New Plymouth. The good mood of the place turns people into sociable persons. Furthermore, the hostel is strictly kept clean, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the cottage number 5 for two nights in this accommodation. The room is spacious, warm, has clean kitchen and bathroom. The beds were comfy and clean. We really appreciate with the willingness of the owners to fix the heater after hours. The location of the hotel is close to Pukekura park and city centre. It's only 10... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelling through New Plymouth for the day, decided to stay the night with a mate. Quiet time of the year so didn't plan ahead too much but got turned away quite rudely from Ariki hostel. But managed to find this beautiful old house called the Duck and Drake, that had friendly people and great fire. Comfy beds, modest but all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is absolutely amazing, the couple owning the business, Brett and Paula are very kind, helpful and welcoming. I was meant to stay two nights but ended up staying one week. Great location too! Jezz

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Warm welcome, cosy atmosphere, colorful house, lovely rooms. The sunRoom is perfect to read a book, and there is a chimney in the living-room for winterTime. It's close to the great Pukekura Park and at 10minutes from the city center. You can also easily go to the coastal Walk and enjoy the ocean. Ducks&Drakes is an ideal place to relax... More 

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

Wow! Amazing hosts, great colorful hostel, super clean room, big kitchen and plenty of living area: This hostel is a dream! We loved the evenings by the fire and the great garden for our lunches. The whole hostel breath "social" with everybody talking to everybody and a few spontaneous potluck diners going on during the week. We'll come back for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just so cared for: brilliant interior decoration: modern bright patterns and colours in a period timber interior: lovely timber joinery everywhere, timber details with overlays of bright patterned colours: genius spaces. just so grateful to arrive somewhere safe and cared for: lots of delightful touches: open fire every evening: great DVD night: the upholstered chairs in the bathrooms are great... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very relaxed and comfortable stay. The premises are based in city centre and also close to parks and a beach. And there was WI-FI fast and free :-) The owners were very friendly and made us feel welcome. I highly recommend this place for short or long stay when in New Plymouth. Special thanks to the owners... More 

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

Thanks for the review Samira S and it was great to have you and your extended family here at Ducks and Drakes. The upgrade in our Wi-FI to ultra fast fibre has certainly made a difference to the guest experience here. Thank you so much for the recommendation and see you next time! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to stay, very handy to town. No issue's turning up on Motorcycles. Off street parking. Great facilities.Rooms were clean and tidy. Kitchen and lounge well appointed. Will definitely stay again. Thanks

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

Boom! Sums up Ducks and Drakes very nicely Cloudy M. Thanks for taking the time to send in a review and we look forward to when you next visit the wonderful New Plymouth. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Ducks & Drakes Hotel

Address: 48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $62 - $113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ducks & Drakes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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