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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

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  • Excellent61%
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“sun room”(10 reviews)
“living room”(15 reviews)
“big kitchen”(4 reviews)
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3.0 Star Hotel
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All reviewssun roomliving roombig kitchenthe cottagesbunk bedsfresh towelsfelt like homepukekura parkwatching tvcleaned dailythe wi ficommon areashome away from homenew zealandclose to townplace to stayenjoyed my stay
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Reviewed yesterday

This was our third time staying at Ducks + Drakes, and we'll definitely stay again next time we're in New Plymouth. The hosts are friendly and relaxed, the rooms don't have that ugly bland motel-look, and the beds are comfortable.

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed a number of times here, and we have enjoyed it each time. It is within easy walking distance of the city and Pukekura park. The motel rooms are well presented and comfortable. Recommended.

Thank Gary M
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the recommendation Gary M. We appreciate your return custom. Cheers.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best hostels I stayed in in NZ. The Common Room is very comfortable, I met interesting people and really enjoyed my stay. Beds are clean and nice. Not many showers, but they are currently adding new ones. Still enough so noone has...More

Thank Julia F
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 6 days ago

It was great to have you here Julia F. You'll be pleased to know that the new showers are now in operation! Thanks for the recommendation.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have just had the most wonderful three nights at the Ducks & Drakes motel and backpackers. We stayed in the backpackers part as we wanted to meet people. Two widows enjoying the last few days of sun before returning back to teaching. Thumbs up...More

Thank flyingkiwi001
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for the great review flyingkiwi001. You sum up Ducks and Drakes nicely. See you next time...

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Brett and Paula catered to our varied (and changing) room requests, from bunks, to doubles, to singles. Was great to meet Brett, who helped settle everyone in. Great venue for our group of sporty teenagers and parent support. Kitchen stocked well with everything you need,...More

Thank shazb999
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 6 days ago

Thanks shazb999. We love having sporting groups (actually any type of group) through and yours was a pleasure to host. Fabulous, well behaved teen agers - fit and healthy in both body and mind. Great stuff. See you next time... Cheers.

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"You have the options to choose the type of room you want."
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"Upstairs, rooms 6 and 7 receive afternoon sun and are protected from outside noise."
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"I chose the single room - which was great as a solo traveller"
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"The bunkrooms are very quiet and have comfortable mattresses, with sheets, pillows, duvet and extra blankets..."
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