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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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“Clean, and comfortable motel”
Reviewed 31 January 2014

We went to Rotorua for holiday with friends, and lucky to find this clean and comfortable motel, we were surprised to find a spa pool which was clean.Highly recommend families or friends to stay in 2-bedroom suite.

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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
We pride ourselves in keeping our Motel at a very high standard and we thank you for taking note of this, for writing a review and recommending our property to future guests. All the very best from the team at Sport of Kings Motel.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

Booked here last minute and found hosts to be both welcoming and friendly..they go the extra mile to ensure you are happy. That said the motel is clean, spacious and comfortable. Probably not the most modern but has all facilities you need. Located in quiet area. Enjoyed our stay

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
We are glad be have been able to assist you on your arrival and that you found our Motel to be clean spacious and comfortable. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review.
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Gorokan, Australia
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

This motel is extremely clean, quiet and comfortable situated in a side street about a three minute drive to cafes, shops, Museum, Polynesian Spa and other activities in Rotorua. The Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is a twenty minute drive way.

The owners were extremely friendly, helpful and obliging, even offering discount vouchers to attractions if required and free WiFi connection.

We enjoyed our stay and the thermal pool and private spa was a nice touch.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
What a fantastic review - thank you. You have covered it all and we are so pleased that you found us so accommodating, you enjoyed your stay and everything was as you would expect with so many writing similar reviews. Maybe we will see you back some day.
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Radlett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This place is in a quiet, residential street. There is an attractive swimming pool at the rear. The rooms were comfortable & clean. The lady on the front desk, whom I assume was the proprietor, was incredibly helpful. Within 5 minutes of arrival, she had booked us dinner, a kiwi experience and a taxi. A well cooked breakfast was also provided exactly when requested.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
We love to hear feedback from our guests and are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay with us, the clean and comfortable rooms and the pool. It is a quiet location and a very restful place.
Tristen would have been at the front desk when you arrived and yes she is wonderful at understanding your needs and pointing you in the right direction. So thank you for your kind review and all the very best for your future travel and holidays.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

This is my very first review, but we were so very happy and impressed, we have to share it. We only stumbled across this perfect motel through these reviews, and it was even better than what we expected, here's why: Firstly, the location is close to all things and on a quiet street, with parking conveniently just outside your room. Secondly, the apartment was a great size, allowing you to completely unpack and feel at home. My daughter loved having her own TV and not hearing ours in the morning. The fully stocked kitchen allowed us to enjoy a leisurely breakfast, afternoon tea, and/or evening cocktail hour when we wanted. I especially enjoyed relaxing in our personal spa - very clean, quiet from the rest of the room, fluffy spa towels, a perfect match with a Rotorua facial cream. Lastly, the service and care from Pete and Tristen raises this motel far above all others - the moment Tristen heard that I wanted to get a local facial cream, she gave me a hers. When Pete learned what we were interested in seeing and doing, his recommendations suited our family perfectly, plus giving us discount vouchers. In addition, no matter how 'comfortable' we made our room, the staff always had it clean and tidy when we returned from a day of site-seeing. Truly, this was a home away from home. We will be back.

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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, 17 February 2014
Tessie what can we say to a review like yours. THANK YOU!! We are honored that we are the first to be reviewed by you and humbled by your kind words. To know that you came and were such a happy camper thrills our hearts and we look forward to seeing you again. So once again - THANK YOU.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

True motel experience but not just what it says on the board. The owners were ever helpful, full of energy and engaging, informative regards activities and welcoming, a real 'family' feel. Rooms are a little dated but comfortable, well cleaned and serviced daily, the private spa pool more than made up for this. The owners also have a fishing and hunting business, if the interest is there and the season is right i have no doubt they can manage a great day out. We'll be going back.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
A family feel is what a lot of guests say and to become part of our family here for the short time you are here is what we aim for. Pete is known for his hunting and fishing experiences and I am sure that you will not be disappointed when you come back and go out with Pete. So thank you for your review and Pete and Tristen will be looking forward to your next visit.
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Very comfortable stay with wonderful friendly hosts. We stayed here after completing the Tongariro Crossing in the apartment rooms. Very welcoming and friendly motel - clean, comfortable, affordable and close to everything in Rotorua! Very personalised service (even offering a baby bath to soak our feet in!!) and the discount to the nearby Thermal Wonderland was very welcome! Breakfast was delivered spot on time and was lovely. The hosts go out of their way to make sure everything is perfect for you and go above and beyond to cater to your needs.

Will definitely stay here again on my next visit to Rotorua.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 17 February 2014
After our guests have been on hikes or major sports events we are only too happy to provide a bit of comfort and relaxation and if providing you with a baby bath to soak your feet is what it takes that's what we do. The team do a great breakfast and we are so pleased that you enjoyed it.
So thank you for your wonderful review and we will look forward to another 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 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business 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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