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48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth 4310 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
3 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Room was clean, There was room service on both days of my stay. Early check-in/Checkout request was granted. Own kitchenette. The only downside was that the there was scaffolding in place as there were maintenance works being carried. That did not affect my stay at...More

Thank MervynR34
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Comfy and cosy, Ducks and Drakes is a lovely hostel with all the facilities you need including a lovely warm fire. Friendly owners. Big kitchen and lounge and beautiful sun room. Close to the centre of New Plymouth and coastal walk.

Thank lilyfeasby1
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

The location was great, with free parking and free wifi :) there was nothing wrong with the accomodation, however it feels as through most of the money gets spent on the boutique hotel. The kitchen and bathrooms look a little tired and could do with...More

Thank Joel A
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 August 2018

This is an old review - word for word from around 18 months ago. The kitchen has been painted and the bathrooms all have relined showers and in one case, totally retiled. Thanks for resubmitting.

Reviewed 13 August 2018

Ducks & Drakes is located adjacent to the city, and to the fabulous Pukekura Park and Brooklands Bowl. The managers are friendly and very helpful, and this attracts good guests from around the world.I would recommend the hostel to anyone looking for a great place...More

Thank Rodney K
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks again for staying with us Rodney K. We certainly value your custom. Cheers...

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great return visit to Ducks and Drake's last week. Despite being the middle of winter, it was warm, dry, welcoming and super clean as always. This place really is fantastic value for money, great central location, well appointed, comfy beds, good showers, full...More

Thank Holly W
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Holly W. We appreciate the review and look forward to hosting you again next year. Best regards...

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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 ...More 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! Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Sauna
Self-Serve Laundry
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$39 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$39 - US$63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > North Island > Taranaki Region > New Plymouth
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"Location is quiet and all rooms are consequently quiet."
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