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Ducks and Drakes Reviews

48 Lemon Street, New Plymouth, New Zealand

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41 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Ducks and Drakes has nice common areas, kitchen and dinning room. The girl at the reception was at first baffled by our request to arrange a late check-in, but in the end it all went smoothly, so no gripes here. The room we got was a bit cramped even for backpacker standards but adequate for a one night stay. One remark for the owners: please add a few coat hooks here and there. It costs next to nothing but makes you guests' life so much easier. In short: not bad, but not extraordinary either.

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Thank you for sharing your impressions of your stay at Ducks & Drakes - I have checked our records and see you stayed in one of 3 bed share rooms - there are 4 coat-hooks on the back of the door - I am sorry you didn't spot them during your stay. I am pleased to hear that you liked our common areas, kitchen and dining room - the dining room with its long table is a popular spot for our guests to not only eat but to get to know each other.. Thank you for staying - Enjoy the rest of your travels


We loved the bright and cheerful decor and the extremely well-equipped kitchen.

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Thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of Ducks & Drakes during your recent stay - we are pleased you like our bold decor and found the kitchen well equipped. We hope to welcome you back to Ducks & Drakes one day.

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