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48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310 New Zealand
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#2 of 22 Speciality lodging in New Plymouth
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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!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Sauna
Board games / puzzles
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Picnic area
Self-serve laundry
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
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tolleyc2021 wrote a review 10 Jun
Raglan, New Zealand2 contributions
I stopped at Duck's and Drakes on the way home from the Brass Monkey Rally. I stayed in one of their beautiful cottages - just what I needed after 4 hours on the bike. Very spacious, clean, tidy and well equipped - just the job for a tired traveller.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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mt_jambrosio wrote a review Apr 2021
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Stayed in the twin share room which was perfect for what we were after. Everything was clean and in good working order, the kitchen and bathrooms had all that was required and the host was super relaxed and friendly. The shared areas are also nice and I met a few cool people while staying. The location is also excellent! Close to supermarkets, fast food etc etc. Ducks and Drakes also offers a shuttle to Mt. Taranaki which is super sweet for those travelling without cars. Finally the parking is adequate. It is on road parking- but it’s a backpackers! What would you expect!?
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Katy G wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington, New Zealand41 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the cottages on the upper floor overlooking the grass lawn. It was clean, had good basic amenities, and the host was welcoming and informative. The location is great - close to all the main eateries and the botanic gardens. We enjoyed our stay
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Stacie Nicholls wrote a review Apr 2021
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A great experience was had by all. We brought 7 students from Palmerston North for the 48 Hour City Finals and stayed at Dukes and Drakes for two nights. The facilities were excellent, and it was easy for D&D to accommodate students in bunk rooms with staff members in single rooms close by. A great location - very easy to walk to supermarkets, CBD and coast. Nothing was too much of an ask! Excellent experience. Would highly recommend to other groups.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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camthelegend wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions7 helpful votes
I stayed in a twin room with shared bathroom. Very friendly service during booking and checkin. The room was comfortable and the whole place was immaculate. Great location just a block off the main streets. Street parking outside. Nice homely kitchen. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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US$39 - US$60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandNorth IslandTaranaki RegionNew Plymouth
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ducks & Drakes Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Pukekura Park (0.3 km) and Decipher Escape Rooms (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
What food & drink options are available at Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arranged Marriage Restaurant, India Today Tandoor and Bistro, and The Hour Glass.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Ducks & Drakes Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of New Plymouth.
Are there any historical sites close to Ducks & Drakes Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hurworth Cottage (8.0 km).