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Duck Inn
Ranked #2 of 3 Ladner B&B and Inns
Louisville, Kentucky
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5 reviews
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“So perfect...”
Reviewed October 20, 2009

My partner and I celebrated our legal marriage (we both just moved from the states) and as usual I planned our trip last minute. I actually found the Duck Inn on www.vrbo.com. We arrived late at the Inn after a whirlwind day of getting married and going out for dinner with our family. It was so beautiful, and welcoming to come to the Water Cottage. The suite was warm and welcoming. We loved the deep tub on the veranda, the treats that waited for us. The gas fireplace was so warm and homey. We loved the feather bed and the rainwater shower. The owners thought of absolutely everything. They gave us a gift to celebrate our love, there was sherry to drink and chocolates by our bedsides. The view is awesome, the best part of the place is the privacy and that every need is thought of before you even think of it yourself. I think every couple should stay there at least once in their lives. I already dream about the day we can return. If it had been possible, we would have moved in.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Garden Grove, California
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Reviewed July 4, 2009

very, very expensive for what you get. 200 per night? Frilly, tacky, kitchy and lots of dirt collecting in the nooks and crannies. Interesting neighbours who like to party into the late evening. Not very noise proof. Would not ever consider staying there again.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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RomanticRiverfront, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2009
This couple did not stay at the Duck Inn at any time between July1 and July 5, 2009 as they claim.
$200 a night? Not this year!
And many colourful adjectives have been used to describe the quirky collections of ducks in our cottages, but "frilly" has never been one of them.
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NSW
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with this B & B we decided to go into the B & B business ourselves. We were on the last leg of our trip around the world and stayed with B & B's all through the trip and found this place truly one of the best world wide. The host are wonderful and the place is magical. Location is perfect. The accommodation is second to none. A few years later after the trip, if somebody asked me to describe the place I still can. Truly a memorable place.

  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2008

if you weren't aware of it already,the Duck Inn is one of the most unique and beautiful places in Vancouver.My wife and myself were planning a trip to see my daughter for her sweet 16th and a belated honeymoon.well we had no idea what to expect ehen we booked but when we arrived we were met by the two most wonderful, beautiful people you could ever meet.Owners Jill and Allen bent over backwards to meet our every whim.i would have to spend 3 hours typing to fully explain our experience,but my typing is limited(lol).I will say this "it's a little piece of heaven" that they have and it is sooo comfortable and warm that you have to check it out for yourself.i would recommend it to lovers,family or naturalists as everything is there for you to
explore ...ocean,wildlife,food or just plain relaxation.We were treated as if we were royalty..thanks again Jill and Allen and of course Willow..hope she gets better!...and the ducks,swans and sea lions.
thanks again
Jerry,Kelly and Kelsey

  • Liked — warm and cosy
  • Disliked — didn't get to feed the sea lions! "their cute"
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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Takapuna, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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Reviewed August 10, 2008

My wike and I stayed at The Duck Inn for 2 nights in the Water Garden on the way back to New Zealand from a 2 month holiday in Europe. We wanted to break the long flight and scheduled a 4 day stopover in Vancouver with 2 days at The Duck Inn in Ladner to have a look around Vancouver thinking of a longer stay in the future.
Vancouver and our hotel were OK, but the Duck Inn was so fabulously peaceful we didn't want to leave. From the moment we arrived and Allen showed us around until we left 2 days later, we just lazed around on the deck, cooked dinners on the bbq, soaked in the relaxing 2 person bath on the deck, ate the fantastic breakfast left in the fridge for us including Allen's smoked salmon and fed the ducks.
The kitchenette is well equiped, the bed soft, the shower soft and wet, TV, DVD, Gas fireplace, bbq.

  • Liked — Peace, solitude, great supermarkets nearby, bathtub
  • Disliked — Leaving
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Lake Country, Canada
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Reviewed January 9, 2008

We stayed at the Duck Inn for 3 weeks over the Christmas holidays. There was 3 of us, my husband, myself and our fur-kid (dog). We have family on the lower mainland but didn't want to stay with them as we were there for a significant period of time, and we were delighted with our choice of the Duck Inn (B&B). They have 2 suites, the Water Garden (lower) and the Willow Cottage (upper). The inn is right on the river and overlooks the river and north shore mountains, there were swans and ducks swimming by all the time - and there is bird food provided for you to feed them if you'd like.

We stayed in the Willow Cottage, it was cozy, clean and comfortable. It is overflowing with duck "nick nacks", pretty much everything is a duck - but it's cute, not annoying. The suite had a great wood fireplace and an amazing view of the river, it was so cozy! The king size bed was covered with a feather bed, and had amazing pillows - very comfy! There is also a small room at the back of the suite with two single beds, it's totally geared towards kids, they would love it. The suite had a full fridge, stove, microwave, and every other kitchen appliance or utensil we needed.

From the very first correspondence we had with Jill and Allen there were pleasant, friendly, welcoming and very helpful. They are lovely people, and really go above and beyond to make you feel at home. Their version of breakfast was perfect for us as we don't really care for traditional B&B style "group" breakfasts. At the Duck Inn they stock the unit with old-fashioned milk (so good, trust us on this you will not want to go back to the other stuff!), cereals, coffee, tea, bagels, baguettes, pancake mix, farm fresh eggs.... and on and on - it's terrific!

They were very welcoming to our dog, they set up a welcome basket for her and were very kind to her.

On occassion we could hear the people downstairs, but only once was it late at night, and I'm sure if we had notified Jill and Allen they would fix it right away - they have a quiet hours policy, which we welcomed.

We would not classify this as a luxury inn or B&B, but it's clean, cozy and comfortable and much better than staying in a hotel - it's a home away from home with everything you need for a great getaway.

We recommened staying here, and would stay again ourselves.

  • Liked — The cozy wood fireplace!
  • Disliked — Occassionally we could hear people downstairs, but I'm sure they could hear us too, and it wasn't that bad.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Vancouver, BC
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2006

We went to the Duck Inn for our 2nd wedding anniversary. It was the first time we have been to a B&B.

The area is very quiet and calm, great for a romantic getaway. The Inn itself is very small and private, there are only two suites plus the innkeeper's house. We stayed in the "Water Garden" suite, which has a King-size bed, livingroom area with fireplace, kitchenette, and a patio with a large soaking tub and a BBQ. It overlooks the Fraser river, so we even got to feed ducks and swans from our balcony. There is a nice garden on the property with flowers and fruit trees, and a dock with a canoe for the guests.

It's in the town of Ladner, which is on the south side of greater Vancouver. It is about an hour's drive from Vancouver downtown. We didn't get out to explore Ladner much, we really enjoyed just relaxing in our suite and cooking our meals out on the BBQ.

The innkeepers were out of town, but the lady who was looking after the place was quite capable and friendly, if a little busy. She was able to pick us up from the Ladner bus exchange, which was very helpful.

Breakfast foods are provided (eggs, milk, bagels, etc) along with smoked salmon. Unfortunately they ran out of salmon and eggs on the last morning we were there, so we had to fend for ourselves. If not for that, we would give it a perfect 5 stars.

All in all, we had a wonderful time and we would definitely consider going there again.

  • Liked — Great location, quiet, peaceful atmosphere, comfortable and clean.
  • Disliked — Service could be a little better, but no major problems.
  • Tips/Secrets — Be prepared to see myriads of duck decorations in the suite. Cute, but a little cluttered.
  • Stayed October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Property: Duck Inn
Address: 4349 River Rd W, Ladner, Delta, British Columbia V4K 1R9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Delta > Ladner
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Ladner
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Two romantic waterfront cottages, perched on pilings on the Fraser River in the historic fishing village of Ladner just south of Vancouver. Fireplaces, king featherbeds; living rooms with TV-VCR-DVD-CD, phone, high speed internet; kitchens with gourmet breakfast treats; large private balconies; wonderful water views. Unique floating Hot Tub and deep soaker tub. Explore the river in our canoe, barbecue under the riverside weeping willow, relax in hammocks, feed the ducks and swans from your private dock. ... more   less 
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