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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The staff are great and very helpful, amenities are very good. Good location, nice place to use as a base to explore the surrounding area.close to the shops and the city center, access to the state highways is easy.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very welcoming and so like living in a family home. I stayed a few days and loved the spaces to relax in, and my sweet, cheery room to retire to when I wanted. Also appreciated having the freedom to come and go as suited me, and the respectful, kind and helpful nature of all interactions with staff. As well as...

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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 Jan Z. We agree that one of the huge upsides of staying at Ducks and Drakes is the many options our guests have in terms of space. Whether it's in front of the fire in the lounge, sitting at the long table socialising or choosing a quiet place to...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very recommended for a short or longer stay. Felt like home, non invasive respectful guests and stuff....Great environment, vibe, space, and super caring, friendly owners and stuff. Comfortable and well equipped rooms. Joyful room decor. And sauna! :) If you are in New Plymouth stay there! :)

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DucksandDrakes48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review 76ania2016. It was great to have you here over the tattoo festival period. It is such a great time of year and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your time here so much. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

'Welcoming' and 'comfortable' are the words that come to mind first when I think about my stay at Ducks and Drake hostel which is on the same premises as the hotel. The owner Brett was respectful, friendly, kind and caring. This set the mood of the hostel. The hostel is close to the town centre, 2 large grocery stores and...

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DucksandDrakes48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Karenws12 it was our pleasure to have you here at Ducks and Drakes for that time. We also appreciate you sending in such a great review. We do try and make sure that the mood of the place is "friendly, respectful, kind and caring..." as this goes a long way to ensuring our guests enjoy their stay and (most importantly)...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff, very comfortable rooms, great water pressure, fast and easy to get to downtown, great coffee, and incredibly affordable. We'll definitely be back very soon! Cheers team :) from Poison Skies

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DucksandDrakes48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks Carlo D. We enjoyed hosting the guys from Poison Skies very much. A great bunch. We look forward to when next you stay and we wish you all the best for your upcoming shows and recordings. Cheers.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Ducks and Drakes Boutique Motel for one night. We were early to check in but they could accommodate us early which was great. The owner was very friendly and helpful. I would sincerely recommend this place to anyone.

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DucksandDrakes48, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for the review btwigden... we appreciate you taking the time and for your recommendation. We do try and accommodate guests who arrive early if we can. Our view is that we know that they will enjoy their more the longer they are here! Stay safe.

invercargill new zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2016

i had a cosy single and it was fine. i shared the clean bathroom and did not use the kitchen facilities. I found that it was reasonably close to town and handy to fast food restaurants. There was a friendly dog that came occasionally for a pat but otherwise demanded no other attention.

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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 21traveller. Our male dog, Zulu, is a grand, proud dog who knows his place and will only take attention if it is given. He is very good at sniffing some out from someone! We are glad you enjoyed your stay here at Ducks and Drakes.

Auckland
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We very much enjoyed our stay, everything was smooth sailing, it was very clean and tidy. The room was perfect for our needs, and the communal lounge was very comfortable. We also loved Zulu (the dog). Just 10 mins walk from the centre of New Plymouth. Highly recommended.

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

Thanks for the review Traveller_K08. We are pleased that "everything was smooth sailing". We do work hard on ensuring the place is clean and tidy for our guests to enjoy.Everyone loves Zulu. And he loves being loved. Thanks for your recommendation and enjoy the rest of your travels.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2016

What a great place to stay , very handy location , walking distance to shops and downtown , clean and tidy and very friendly and helpful hosts , We stayed as a Rugby team and nothing was any trouble .

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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 Cliff. It was or pleasure to host you and your team. You can be proud of the way the boys conducted themselves all week. They are fine ambassador's for Bay Of Plenty rugby. Congrat's on making the final also. See you next time.

Reviewed 21 September 2016

The price is cheap, but facilities are okay. The sound of machine next to my room then I can sleep at night and it was really difficult. Lounge and separate the living room is good. Overall, the guests have kind of good manners. That means great atmosphere. I guess the only negative point is almost can not use a Wi-Fi...

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

Thanks for the review limeapple. We do limit the times the laundry can be used so apologies that you had a sleep that was interrupted. You must have gone to bed quite early! The atmosphere is great at Ducks & Drakes and we are glad you thought so too. There are a couple of wi-fi weak spots in the building...

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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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
Price Range: $72 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ducks & Drakes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“You have a choice between hostel or hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles jnggra, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I had a sweet single room, slept well. Just ask for your preference - but rest assured all rooms looked great to me.”
 of 5 bubbles 343janz, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“second floor!”
 of 5 bubbles 76ania2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a private room which was nice. Unsure about the dorms.”
 of 5 bubbles btwigden, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Handy to all locations”
 of 5 bubbles cliff792, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
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