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eMalahleni, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rooms are beautiful and spacious. Staff very friendly and helpful, we had a challenge to check in earlier and the owner was so kind to let us arrive earlier, without additional cost. I will suggest underroof car ports for blazing sun.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We stayed from 15 -18 December 2016. The hospitality and service we received was unbelievably good. We were were attended by a gentleman called Armand who bent over backwards to make sure our stay is fantastic. The rooms were spacious and we had free wifi which was awesome but some of the items in the rooms were quite old. I...

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Duckinn123, Manager at Duck Inn, responded to this review

Hi Thank you so much for your kind review. Thank you so much for staying at our B&B, we are so glad to hear you had a great stay. Armand really does look after his guests and we are grateful for his hard work and dedication to the guests. We look forward to hosting you again Kind regards Manfred

Mthatha, South Africa
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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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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

Portland, Maine
Reviewed 24 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...

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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...

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 10 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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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...

Johannesburg, South Africa
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...

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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...

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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...

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

Rochester, New York, United States
Reviewed 8 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...

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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

Doha, Qatar
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...

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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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: RM309 - RM361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Duck Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Any room will be awesome.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Ruth585, 27 Sep 2012 | Read review
“All the rooms were beautiful, I'd say any would be an excellent choice.”
Nickme024, 14 Jan 2012 | Read review
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