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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in the studio cottage - - Good Location, nice sized room, good sized tv, - Bed was very worn out and too low - needs replacing, - bathroom basin needs replacing - chips out of it, - Sky channels - all basic ones provided but not movies or sports, - flimsy lights by bed - not great for reading,...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I had a great little stay here at this amazing place. I was charged twice by accident and appreciated how they emailed me, however I received quite an immature nasty response when I replied back suggesting staff should ensure certain checks. "We will work very hard on ensuring that our staff, who are human, do not commit any errors such...

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Courtenay, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent two nights at Ducks and Drakes hostel in New Plymouth. Brett is a great guy, very welcoming and full of information. the house is a very cool old mansion with excellent common areas. Very close to town and shopping (1/2 block to all three major grocery stores). Brett got up to the minute details on Taranaki conditions for hikers....

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the coziest places I've ever stayed with a very best location -supermarkets, restaurants, the beach and park all close by. Everything you need in the kitchen, clean, so many comfy areas and a pleasant atmosphere. Paul and I had a great time at your place! Was a pleasure to meet you, Paula and Brett. Have a great time,...

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Porirua, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The owners of Ducks and Drakes went above and beyond the call of duty to help us. My partner is disabled, so beds were moved around so we could have a downstairs room just for the 2 of us. So thoughtful. And then they arranged to give us an onsite park as well. Fantastic.

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

It was our pleasure pipandcheryl. We do our best to satisfy the needs of all our guests - especially such loyal and friendly ones such as yourselves. We appreciate your custom and look forward to seeing you next year for WOMAD. Kind regards...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We arrived at the hostel and were able to check in immediatley. Because we booked the hostel separately we weren't all in one room but the women at the reception offered us to stay in one of their apartments. The other room would have been kind of small but still very nice and clean. The apartment was incredible and definetly...

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

We appreciate your appreciation SofiaEds. We do try and make sure all our guests are as comfortable as possible and occasionally move them around to ensure this is the case. We knew you were the right group to give an upgrade! Take care...

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We stayed here with our 7yr old son and another family who have a 12yr old and 7yr old. We each rented a cottage and booked them side by side. The cottages were both extremely well equipped and cleaned daily. We were given clean towels every day which was most unexpected. There is a grass area outside the cottages where...

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

We love having families such as yours stay Lucy O! Ducks and Drakes is set up perfectly for families with kids given the Boutique Motel rooms open up onto the grassed courtyard which gives the kids plenty of space to run around and for the parents to enjoy a BBQ and a beer or wine. We'd love to host you...

Reviewed 19 April 2017

Don't think I'll ever stay anywhere else when I'm in New Plymouth, you can't beat this place! Came with a party of 6 over Easter weekend and was given a dorm all to ourselves. The hostel was so clean, and calm. Made the short walk to the waterfront every morning for a jog along the Coastal Walkway, great coffee joints...

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

Thanks for such a great review Jordan M. We are thrilled that you and crew enjoyed your time here so much. Your comments certainly sum up the benefits of staying at Ducks and Drakes. We hope you got your car lock sorted and look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Came back for a stop over and felt immediately like home again. Even after traveling whole new Zealand still one of the best hostels. Noticed improvements (wall paintings etc) and maintenance which has been done. Can really recommend everyone to stay when having a stop in New Plymouth!

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

Felix K. It was awesome to see you again and we noticed how easily you slipped back into the spirit of Ducks & Drakes. Boom. Good meeting!

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Ducks and Drakes is a small family run motel attached to a hostel. The owners are friendly but not intrusive. The units are clean neat tidy and spacious. It is close to town - easy walking distance with food outlets, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and shops all a short stroll away. It is very quiet. We stay there regularly and highly...

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

Thanks George M. Your review sums Ducks & Drakes up nicely. See you next time.

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
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: $54 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ducks & Drakes Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Avoid rooms by carpark/road - if noise may be a problem for you”
WILDscONE, 25 May 2017 | Read review
“You probably don't want to be next to the laundry, as it must get a thrashing. I didn't find any problems”
H4riata, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They offer everything from shared bunk rooms to private one bedroom cottage units. Just depends on what you need.”
BloominHeather, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The upstairs room had the best view 😀”
angelahH9633WJ, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best studio I think is facing the carpark as it has a nice window seat and open views.”
CaroB157, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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