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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Brett and Paula catered to our varied (and changing) room requests, from bunks, to doubles, to singles. Was great to meet Brett, who helped settle everyone in. Great venue for our group of sporty teenagers and parent support. Kitchen stocked well with everything you need,...More

Thank shazb999
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks shazb999. We love having sporting groups (actually any type of group) through and yours was a pleasure to host. Fabulous, well behaved teen agers - fit and healthy in both body and mind. Great stuff. See you next time... Cheers.

Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Backpackers. I staied 4 nights. Very nice and comfortable, the owner is very kind. Include even towel. Very close to city center (3 minuts walk to pak n save, 12 minuts walk to i-site). The only problem I had was wi-fi instability.

Thank ariel1123
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks ariel1123. You'll be pleased to know we've updated our router and access points and wifi instability is now a thing of the past. It was wonderful to meet you.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

it is pretty affordable so expect nothing fancy. everything looks decent except the smell of the carpets/curtains of the room i stayed in. it was tolerable but you can tell it is something not so pleasingMore

Thank Marie A
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks MarieA. We always get confused why guests don't share such issues with us in real time rather than retrospectively through a review. We take the comfort of our guests very seriously and would have done something about it had we been informed during your...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Rooms are clean & tidy. Great common areas, kitchen, lounge and atmosphere. Very close to town center and also the park/gardens/activities. Friendly staff. Lots of options for different types of rooms.

Thank Martyow
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks for taking the time to send in a review Martyow. Enjoy your travels...

Reviewed 29 December 2017

Ducks & Drakes is excellently located in a quiet suburban street, just one block from the town centre and yet completely peaceful and relaxing. Fantastic for a night out and an easy stroll home for a quiet peaceful sleep! There are several restaurants and pubs...More

Thank BrianInAuckland
Response from BrettandPaulaB, Owner at Ducks & Drakes HotelResponded 14 February 2018

Thanks for such a comprehensive reviewBrianInAuckland.The wifi is now sorted - we've updated the router and the access points. The sauna is available and as you mentioned, one only has to ask. See you next time...

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