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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Singapore
2 reviews
“Best choice for your stay in Rotorua”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We stayed in Sport of kings for 2 nights when travelling to Rotorua in late Dec. 2011. This is a Sweet sweet experience for sure. You can find art everywhere around the motel (to our surprise, the owner is the artist herself!), the room and cute, spacious and clean, ensuited with kitchen and bath room. And there're 2 Chaises in our room, which is something keeping you outing out.. just so very comfortable.
Last but not least, our lovely owners.. owners of sport of kings are the best out of the best. We feel we are their friends instead of just customers.. The old couple would just like to offer helps, give informations, and share experiences, offer teas.. try to find the way/create the way to make you feel comfortable~
By the way, they provide the pick up/drop off service from i-site (visitor center) downtown, which is very very convinient for us who don't have transportation ourselves.
Long story short, everything's perfect, and definitely will stay again!

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 22 January 2012
Thank you for your very gracious review - we also would love to have you stay again, - you were delightful guests, we enjoyed your enthusiasm & laughter. It is always our desire to offer the absolute best service & help for our guests - to treat you as our friends rather than just customers. As we say on our Web site - TO TREAT YOU AS ROYALTY AT THE SPORT OF KINGS MOTEL. Your delight when we gave you the cup of Chinnes tea has inpired us to have a range of Asian tea's avaliable for our Asian guests. Kind regards Ian & Jyl
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

Great Motel? Hehehe lost my wallet and owner found it. Hot Spa was great too. Gonna come back again :D

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 26 January 2012
Thank you for your review. Our grandson lost his wallet also, while on holiday with us last year. He was very distressed, so that is why we made contact with the geothermal park to try to find you which of course they did. You were a lucky young man. We are pleased you enjoyed the hot spa and that you are gonna came back again.
Cheers stay cool Ian & Jyl
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way to Napier. Very friendly owners, basic standard motel accommodation but exceptionally clean and we had a very comfortable nights sleep. I thought this was very good value for money in Rotorua and would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 9 January 2012
We are delighted that your beds were very comfortable & that you had a good nights sleep,really important when traveling. Also that yo found us to be good value. We look forward to your next visit. Thanks for your review.
Regards Ian & Jyl
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 December 2011

The owners are very friendly and helpful. Helped us to find a nice Thai restaurant to have our Christmas dinner. The room is spacious and tidy. We enjoyed our stay.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 4 January 2012
Was so great that you enjoyed your stay. It is our pleasure to be able to help our guests find the restaurant to suit their tastes. This one is our favourite when we are able to have a night off. Thank you for taking the time to write a review.
Regards Ian & Jyl
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Reviewed 25 December 2011

Hi, just came back from a tour of the north Island. We were at the hotel for 4 nights. It is a motel, not a hotel, this must be kept in mind. It is small and not a 30 story building with lifts, hundreds of guests, concierge and whatnot. It is the norm in Rotorua and most of New Zealand really. When we went to the Tamaki village we were brought to the various other motels to pick up guests. Was reasonably happy with our choice seeing the other motels. Owners are ridiculously nice and go out of their way to be helpful. Guys - hope the operation went well and recovered in time for Christmas. Your replacements when you were away were nice, but not anyway near the level of yourselves. We enjoyed the place and rotorua in general. Hassan

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 4 January 2012
You are very gracious in your review thank you. It is our aim to be really helpful & to treat our guests as ROYALTY @ the Sport Of Kings. We are delighted that you were happy with your choice to stay here.
The operation went really well, very succesful, thank you, I fell great, heaps more energy, no more medication, Yippe. Trust you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ. We look forward to visiting your country some day.
Kind regards Ian & Jyl
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

Basic NZ hotel room with kitchen. Clean. No complaints.
Hot tub is nice feature, I like really hot water in a hot tub-- this one was not hot enough. Sulfer smell comes with the hot water-- of course, this is Rotorua. Well thought out divider between room and private hot tub area, so no trouble with condensation.
The owners were away during our stay and the locum host was pleasant but did not have any knowledge about the city. For example, the covering host could not find the phone number for the i-Site.
Location: Not in central city. We walked with our luggage from the i-Site, this was a mistake- it was quite a long walk with luggage.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 2 January 2012
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed our Hot Tub Spa's. However we are sorry that it was not quite as hot as you would have prefered. Sometimes the wife wonts it hotter while the husband wants it cooler or visa versa. Also we are under local regulation to consider that young chilren may go in with their parents.
Sorry that we were away when you were here, but I had a late call up to hospital for 3 days for an operation. We were lucky to be able to find Locum Host @ such short notice. We apologise for their lack of local knowledge. However we are pleased they drove you into town & later returned you to the City Centre, exactly what we would expect them to do.
All the best for the new year.
Regards Ian
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

Stayed for a night, good location and well managed apartment. The oweners are extremely helpful... assisted us in drying our laundry in their own comercial dryer to speed up the process. We were very lucky that my son left his wallet in the room, the owners took the initiaive to trace us all the way at Wai-O-Tapu, managed to return to the motel and got back his wallet.... Thanks Ian and Jyl

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 24 December 2011
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure to be able to trace you @ Waiotapa so we were could return your son's wallet. We had a similar situation while on holiiday with our grandsons. One of them left his somewhere however we could not trace it. This caused him some grief-- we didnt wont you to have the same. Trust you enjoyed the rest of your stay in NZ.
Regards Ian & Jyl
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Property: Sport of Kings Motel
Address: 6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#9 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sport of Kings Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay with us and experience true Kiwi award winning customer service! Situated just off the main street and away from busy traffic noise, Sport of Kings is a home away from home! All of our rooms and amenities have been newly refurbished over the past year to provide comfort and relaxation in a peaceful serene environment. We are Kiwi owned and operated and being locals have extensive knowledge of Rotorua and what our amazing city and surroundings has to offer and our hospitality is the best you could find - check out our reviews! Our 16 ground floor rooms range from two bedroom apartments that sleep 6 to one bedroom spa apartments where you can relax in your own private indoor spa pool day and night. Our studio units sleep two or three and are perfect for business travellers or those wanting a quiet comfortable room at a great price! All of our rooms have kitchen or kitchenettes, thermally heated hot water, individually controlled thermal heating, flat screen tv's, satellite channels and free DVD hire. Comfortable lazy-boy recliner chairs are included in most rooms and free unlimited filtered water is available in every room. All rooms are serviced daily! We have two public spa pools and a heated outdoor swimming pool for your use during your stay all year round along with a BBQ and BBQ table poolside which you are welcome to use - a great way to cater for everyone while enjoying the beautiful landscaped surroundings. And to entertain children we have a playground for hours of entertainment. Centrally located close to Rotorua CBD, Thermal Valleys, Maori Hangi and Concert Events and world renowned Mountain Bike Tracks, you have everything at your fingertips. We have a purpose built bike wash down area, bike 'service station', secure bike storage and a drying room to get your gear ready for your next ride!! Perfect for families, holiday makers, mountain bikers and business people alike. Our reception is a mini gallery showcasing our own original native bird art which also features throughout our apartments giving Sport of Kings Motel uniqueness not to be found anywhere else. ... more   less 
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