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Reviewed 31 March 2018

It only took 20 minutes to walk there from the bus depot.
Room was old but clean, as was bathroom (shared),
No noise insulation in the walls but, due to location, fairly quiet.
Other guests a very diverse but friendly crowd.

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Noel. The whole place is old, relatively speaking, built in 1926. We've painted most of the place since you were here and renovated the bathrooms - just got to chip away at this stuff and still make a living! But the joint is looking good. No insulation? Ya got that. Makes for some interesting times in a backpackers doesn't it? The boutique motel is much quieter... but you get what you pay for. glad you were able to make friends. Cheers.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

clean,tidy,quite, very friendly with the coolest dog to great us, excellent place, location was perfect, bed was comfy, room was very clean as were the bathrooms and the kitchen had everything you could want, very relaxed stay thank you

Room Tip: any room would be fine
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank CraigD2463
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BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thanks Craig D. We are pleased Ducks & Drakes worked for you to the extent that it did. All the best...

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

room was spacious with lots of mirrors and bed sheets were clean and really soft! hostel is literally a 2 minute walk from Pac n Save so really good for eating cheaply. The common areas are nice and relaxed with a communal eating area so easy to make friends here. There are two dogs on the property which is awesome if you love dogs but also they are very passive and not allowed into the kitchen or dining area so even if you dont like dogs you would barely notice them :)

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Rachael E
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BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Cheers Rachael E. Thanks for the review...

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Besides, the fact Ducks and Drakes have very switched on hosts, it's location to every retail outlet is amazing. 3 supermarket, 3 fast food nationals, a bottle store, a patisserie, an amazing American diner, all within 1 - 2 minutes from your room, yet in a residential neighbourhood, is astounding. It has the cutest guest's grass patio I have ever seen and 2 lovely quiet Collies to keep you company. We are booked to stay here for WOMAD forever.

Room Tip: All good to go
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

We love "forever" bookings!! Not sure who this is BSABCtravel however we adore all of our regular WOMAD guests so be assured of mutual admiration... see you in 2019.

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Reviewed 21 March 2018

I have been staying here every year for WOMAD for several years now. It has everything going for it. Perfect location; close to Pukekura Park ( and your walk in is the most beautiful of all the entrances, past the cricket ground, beside the fountain pond, past the tearooms where you my see the mountain reflected in the lake), supermarkets and great restaurants are just a few minutes walk. The place is clean, tidy and organised. The hosts are customer service exemplars. I hire a bike from them and love my time in New Plymouth because they take care of the basics every time, which allows me to have a good time. And if it rains, you are cosy and supported. I struck gold finding this gem of a place

  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled solo
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BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Oh H4riata... you rock! One of our all time favourite guests by virtue of your goodness and smile. Not to mention those beautiful chocolates you have gifted us the past two years. See you in March...XXX Brett & Paula

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