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Ducks & Drakes Hotel

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“sun room”(10 reviews)
“living room”(15 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 7 January 2017

Well run with a magic mix of homely atmosphere and international travellers. Shared amenities are excellent with a haphazard friendly feel, while it all works perfectly. My private room was very comfortable and well serviced.

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Response from Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 8 January 2017

"A haphazard friendly feel..." Love it! We have never had the place described this way but it works for us. Thanks for taking the time to send in the review.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

A great hostel vibe - welcoming and friendly, with plenty of space. The bed was comfortable, the shower hot, fresh towels and clean bathrooms. A suggestion would be to put in more handbasins downstairs, if someone was in the bathroom, you couldn't wash your hands...More

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Thank Josephine W
Response from Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 8 January 2017

Thanks for taking the time to send in a review Josephine W. We appreciate the feedback around the hand basins. The laundry has a sink in which people that use the toilets can wash their hands if someone else is in the bathroom. We agree...More

Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Ducks and Drakes for 2 nights over new years in the boutique cottage accommodation. It was perfect for what we needed. Very clean, comfortable and quiet. Plenty of space for the four of us. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and...More

Thank Lisa C
Response from Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 8 January 2017

Thanks Lisa C. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to seeing you and your crew next time.

Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed in Room number 1 on 20 Dec 2016. Firstly, it took ages for the water to get warm. Secondly, the water was from the shower was dripping. How can we get a good bath. When we called the host about 10pm about the...More

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Response from Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 8 January 2017

Well edwinKL. You are totally correct about your host not being pleased about being dragged out of bed at 10pm on a Tuesday night because you couldn't use a shower water mixer. The reason the shower "took ages to get warm" was that you had...More

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Brett&his team at Ducks&Drakes are the best. This is a hostel where you feel at home. The grounds are well maintained, there's heaps of sunlight and little outside tables to enjoy it on, there's a clothes line to dry your stuff in the fresh air...More

Thank Sarah J
Response from Brett and Paula B, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 8 January 2017

Cheers SarahJ. We appreciate the review and thanks for posting. It seems you got the best out of your time here in this lovely city. The park you refer to is Pukekura Park and you are right - it is magnificent. Enjoy the rest of...More

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US$48 - US$66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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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