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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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8 reviews
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“Great service. Great facilities. ”
Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at a few different places in rotorua, but we have found that Sport of Kings motel has all the facilities you would need when travelling with a family. The pool is absolutely sensational. Full cooking facilities helped us save some $. The service is great I would highly recommend

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
The benefit of having full kitchens in the family apartments is that you can make it home away from home, relax, make your own meals and enjoy the pool and BBQ facilities. So thank you for your review and recommendation to other travelers. We look forward to your return.
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

A lovely family await your arrival at this motel! The friendly staff were awesome to deal with and SO helpful. The rooms are fabulous - I loved having the spa at the back of our unit and the bigger pool too. They seem to cater well for the sports person too, with places for you to clean your gear after busy days of sport. I'll definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Thank you for staying with us as Sport of Kings and your kind review. It is lovely to be able to cater for the needs of sports people and to store or have them wash down their gear. Best of all though
is being able to provide the wonderful spas and heated pool where you can relax and soak the aching body after the sports activity that gives us a lot of pleasure. All the best for your future holidays.
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Yeppoon, Australia
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I can't give these guys a good enough review they went WAY above & beyond great customer service!

When you are visiting somewhere that you are unfamiliar with receiving such amazing service & advice can just make your trip & it really did!

We stayed here NYE & was chauffeured FREE OF CHARGE to & from our NYE venue... Yes that's right we were picked up after midnight so we didn't have to wait for a taxi to get home!!! Now that's above & beyond to start with!! But there's more...

The next morning we had a glorious swim in the outdoor heated pool along with yummy coffee & when we were ready to leave the owners / managers spent 20mins or so advising us on additional things to do & see that we would have missed if it hadn't been for them taking time out of their already busy life to help us.

Just when you think there couldn't possibly be more... there is... We have a 12 & 13 year old & as we were about to leave they were both given a tiki as a 'thank you for staying here' from the owners / managers.

Not only was the service amazing but the room was lovely, the pool was glorious & the spa in our room was divine.We will DEFINITELY tell our friends who go to Rotorua to stay here & if we are back we will stay here again for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Wow!! What can we say in response to your review other than a big THANK YOU.
Our Managers are as amazing as you say and nothing is too much trouble for them. Oh to be as young and energetic as they are. They are inspiring and we are very grateful to have them on the team. I am sure they are looking forward to another visit from you. THANK YOU once again!!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

I stayed here 2 nights at the end of Dec in room #1, which is directly opposite the office. this two bedroom unit was immaculate, with lovely beds and bedding. Very nice bathroom with shower had many fluffy big towels. I used both the beautiful warm pool and private spa room, which were of very high standard. The hosts were so kind and helpful, even called to tell me I'd left behind my phone charger, and they posted it back to me after sending a postage paid envelope. The only minor negative I experienced here was the sound of car doors closing early in the morning, due to the fact that I left the windows open overnight. This was no fault of the motel. In fact it was extremely quiet, all around. I will definitely be back to stay here.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. It is easy to get caught up in the busyness of the place but when people are as appreciative as you and make fantastic comments the hard work is all worth it. Thank you so much.
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Browns Bay, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 January 2014

This motel was lovely. Had an awesome private spa and lovely outside pool. The Managers/Owners was so lovely, caring and helpful. Anything you needed they provided for you. Recommended great places to go with the best deals. The breakfast is a must, it was so delicious.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
To have local knowledge and be able to recommend the best deals and discount vouchers is a must for hosts in this industry. Our Managers are gifted in this area and able to guide you to the places you want to see. Thank you for giving us a review and appreciating them for what they do.
Their breakfasts are delicious and something to look forward to. Thank you for staying with us at Sport of Kings Motel.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

Awesome biker friendly motel went out of their way to keep our bike safe (which wasn,t needed in the end) room was exceptionally clean. Helpful very hospitable beautiful outdoor pool fantastic in room spa all also extremely clean! 5 star plus service and property happily recommend and have done. Thankyou so very much for a fantastic stay. We will be back for sure.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
With the amazing Redwood forest so close to us where so many bikers go to enjoy the great outdoors, and world famous bike trails there, it is a must for us to be able to provide lock up security for their mountain bikes. So yes we are biker friendly. After biking for hours and then to be able to have a soak in a hot spa or heated pool is the ultimate. Thank you for your review and your next visit can't be too far away.
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Hobart
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Loved this place, it was small probably only around 10 units, this meant that it wasn't overcrowded and it was quiet. Had the best pool ever, not very big but so clean and deep and it was volcanic, so no chlorine and very very warm. Lack of people meant it wasn't crowded, even in full summer.
We had a great room with pool in main bedroom and two single beds in lounge from. The room was great, very spacious and clean and kept very tidy by daily service.
The managers were very helpful with suggestions on what to do, and supplying discount vouchers, and all very friendly.
There was a supermarket about a 2 minute down the street for supplies.
I would certainly recommend this place to everyone particularly families.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 13 February 2014
We actually have 16 units and are very much family orientated. We are humbled by your comment that we are the 'Best place by far' but are so pleased that you considered us in this way. Thank you for your review and we look forward to a further visit from you.
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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 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa 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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