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Mthatha, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank You for your hospitality with your ladies in the kitchen always smiling and serving our breakfast in time . The meal was also delicious and enjoyable. We would not go anywhere but there when in Richardsbay again.

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Thank mandisag2016
Duckinn123, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review

HI Thank you so much for your kind review, we really do appreciate it. It is great to hear you that you received such fantastic service,we are truly blessed have Armand and the ladies in the kitchen. They really do an amazing job. We look forward hosting you again Kind regards Manfred More 

Portland, Maine
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016

When I arrived the room was crisp, clean and all set. I tried to get a map after I got back from a walk but the person had gone out for the evening. I had no real idea where I was as I had just gotten into town and didn't know if it was safe to walk or how far... More 

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Thank maureend974
Duckinn123, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review

HI Thank you so much for staying by us and thank you for your review. Our apologies that he was not there to help you when you needed it, that is why it always a good idea to ask for something during check in. After reading your review, our staff will from now on first ask our guests if they... More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
1 review
Reviewed 9 October 2016

It's a nice quite place. Above all management and the Chef made my stay to be fantastic. I'm glad its a safe place as I could leave valuables in my room and find them untouched. Just worried about the distance from King Shaka airport because it's expensive to use a taxi.

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Thank 366dorisc
Duckinn123, Manager at Duck Inn, responded to this review

HI Thank you so much for your kind review, we do appreciate it. I am glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon. Regarding the airport, maybe next time you must try and arrange to fly to Richards Bay airport as this is much closer, as it should help with the taxi expense. Kind regards... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

My partner and I stayed at Duck Inn while visiting family. The room we stayed in seemed a little tired (for example, mismatched glasses and crockery) from general wear and tear. Considering we stayed in an off-peak period, I was a little disappointed by the price. Overall, it was a fairly decent stay and the staff were quite friendly. The... More 

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Duckinn123, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review

Hi Haydn Thank you for staying by us and thank you for your kind review. Our goal is to have the home away from home feeling, so not everything matches and is not perfect. Although everything is clean and comfortable not everything will have a brand new feel. Regarding the price, next time please contact me and I will try... More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

Nice value for money and friendly people. Following points of positive critique; - breakfast room is extremely hot in summertime; - pool access area to be paved; - continue barking of dogs is a huge put off - hand basin only had cold water which made shaving a labour of pain

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Duckinn123, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review

Hi Firstly thank you so much for staying by us and thank you for your kind review. Regarding the points, thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. There is an aircon in the breakfast room, we don't always put it on as not every one prefers it, but after reading your review we will ask our guests... More 

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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

If I could give 6 stars I would! Unforgettable hospitality, clean, comfortable and nicely decorated rooms, and wonderful food! We were treated to a taste of the local flare. If you are looking for accommodations in Richards Bay, this is a must!!

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Duckinn123, Manager at Duck Inn, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for your kind review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was very nice to have met you and to have hosted you lovely ladies. We do hope you come visit again. Kind regards Manfred More 

Rochester, New York, United States
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Ingrid and Manfred Marx have definitely set the bar when it comes to B&B's in the Richards Bay/Meerensee area! Although it sounds trite, you truly feel you are at home. The personal attention, the friendly and accommodating staff, the delicious breakfasts, the beautifully decorated rooms, the lovely gardens...all make the Duck Inn a 10 out of 10!! This was my... More 

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Thank Ruth585
Duckinn123, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ruth Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Every year we always look so forward to seeing you again and accommodating you and your team. We miss you already and can't wait to see you again next year. Kind regards Manfred More 

Doha, Qatar
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Good position, clean, and comfortable. Great service from breakfast and laundry ladies. Room 7 has everything we need in terms of space, kitchen facilities, and large bathroom. Pleasant and helpful owners. Small niggles: manageress not wearing shoes while dealing with guests; being asked to supply credit card information by email a few days after our stay as the details had... More 

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Duckinn123, Manager at Duck Inn, responded to this review

HI Thank you for your kind review, we do appreciate it and are glad you had a great stay. In regards to the manageress not wearing shoes, living at work a person can get a bit too comfortable, but it isn't right and we will make sure that all our staff are professional at all times. My apologies asking for... More 

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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Very comfortable, clean and tidy B&B. Friendly faces with a relaxing vibe. Very involved staff, keen to give advice on where to go and keen to chat about the area. The rooms are spacious, clean and has a modern feel to it, even though the buildings are fairly old. We had a lovely stay.

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Duckinn123, Owner at Duck Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really do appreciate it. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we do hope we will see you again in the future. Kind regards Manfred More 

Tilburg, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 23 August 2015

The apartment has a nice homely feel. Very easy to find with shops close by. It was clean and cleaned daily. The beds are good. The kitchen could do with a frying pan and a few more pans. What we missed was an internet connection, and candles or torches for when "Load Shedding" occurs.

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DuckInn55, General Manager at Duck Inn, responded to this review

HI Thank you for your kind review, we do appreciate it. I am glad you liked the apartment as this is a new addition to Duck Inn, we would definitely look into getting more pans and pots as well as a torch or two for all the flats. Once again thank you for staying by us and we hope to... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Duck Inn Duck inn is an owner-run and managed B&B, offering accommodation that is service-driven and provides a friendly base for a holiday or productive business trip. Ideally situated in a quiet road in the suburb of Meerensee, Richards Bay, offers six en-suite guest rooms. Is fully licensed. Service Excellence Award-winning B&B where you can relax in a very peace¬ful and tranquil garden, a bird lover’s delight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Duck Inn

Address: 3 Dageraad Street, Richards Bay 3901, South Africa
Region: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Richards Bay
Price Range: $72 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Duck Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Any room will be awesome.”
 of 5 bubbles terrancef561, 17 Feb 2015 | Read review
“I especially like the cottages by the pool. Very relaxing to sit out when returning after a busy day to enjoy the birds, monkeys and beautiful garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Ruth585, 7 Oct 2013 | Read review
“All the rooms are excellent but if you are looking to be able to unwindI would go with Room 3 as yu get more of a suite than a room.”
 of 5 bubbles Anynomous2908, 7 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Although I have stayed in several rooms on past visits, I always enjoy my stays at the "cottages" by the pool and in the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles Ruth585, 27 Sep 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms were beautiful, I'd say any would be an excellent choice.”
 of 5 bubbles Nickme024, 14 Jan 2012 | Read review
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