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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
“"Fabulous owners, fabulous facilities"”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

We recently stayed at the Sport of Kings for a couple of nights. The owners were absolute gems. I arrived with a van full of perishable food, of which Tristen stored immediately. Extra kitchen facilities were made available so I could cook & cater for the Counties womens rugby team: I was able to deliver wholesome healthy food with no stress.
The pool experience was amazing, as we relaxed, the moon was out, stars were out & we really felt like we were on a paradise island. Sensational!
We often have work contracts in Rotorua & I will not hesitate to book our operators in with Pete, Tristen & Mikayla.
I fully recommend Sport of Kings Motel, not only to couples and families, but sport & work teams.
We're really looking forward to our next stay. First class all round!

Room Tip: My room was on the very end, as I was up late cooking & using staff facilities, I found it to be...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
To meet the needs of our guests is very important to us and we are thrilled that we were able to facilitate you cooking needs for the team. Pete Tristen and little Mikayla are a fabulous family and we are very grateful that they are so friendly and accommodating of all their guests. To have someone go the extra mile when you are on holiday just adds to the overall experience. As for the pool it is so beautiful in the evenings and yes it is very easy to imagine you are on a Paradise Island. So thank you so much for you wonderful review and the team look forward to meeting you again.
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

The staff provided us with local knowledge on where to go and what to do in Rotorua. The parking is ample and the rooms neat, clean and large. He pool and spa facilities are kept clean and warm. It's a short walk from many attractions and provides discount cards for many local businesses. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 15 February 2014
We pride ourselves in keeping our premises to a high standard and we have a great team who are proud of their achievements. Most of the parks are directly outside the apartments and we have extra parks also for those with a second vehicle also. Thank you for reviewing us in the way you have and that you found the team friendly and helpful. We look forward to maybe seeing you are Sport of Kings again.
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Rochford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Sport of Kings for a couple of nights this month on our last leg of our trip of New Zealand. What an absolutely brilliant place! The owners couldn't of been more helpful, they had all the information on the area they advised us on all the best trips to do whilst there and they were very knowledgeable on the area. Because of this we made best use of our short time there. We had a wonderful time, room very comfy with own private spa. If you are looking for some where to stay in Rotorua look no further, you won't be disappointed, this place is a little gem.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you felt so welcomed. Our Managers are very experienced with their public relations as they have lived and worked in Rotorua for a long time and they would give you the best of local knowledge when advising you on what activities to do.
So thank you once again and we look forward to a return visit from you.
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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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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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Thank Margaret J
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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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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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family 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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