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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
“Excellent break with helpful hosts”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

We spent four nights here this week and thoroughly enjoyed our stay so much in fact that our relatives from the UK are coming over to NZ this Christmas and we have already booked another four nights in January. Tristen & Pete are wonderful hosts and made us feel so welcome. The rooms are very spacious and clean and the hotel is in a quiet location.
Can't wait to see you again.
Andrew & Carol

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West Malling, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We spent 1 night here in March during our road trip of the North Island. My husband, daughter & I had such a lovely stay.
Sport of Kings is a great family run motel, Tristen & Pete were great hosts and were extremely helpful - they recommended places to eat & visit. Great facilities in the rooms & my 18 month daughter loved the swimming pool.
I would recommend staying here on any trip to Rotorua as we felt so welcome, wish we could have stayed here for longer.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay at this fairly central motel. The layout was compact however it had all the facilities plus an internal spa bath fed by the local hot springs. We did notice the pervasive smell of the area, especially at night but this is to be expected.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2014

We stayed 2 nights last week at this great motel. Spotlessly clean and in a very quiet location just off the main strip. Tristan & Pete were extremely accommodating hosts and in fact the very best that we have encountered anywhere around the world.
Tristan and Pete should be very proud of the operation they run.
Brian & Judy

Room Tip: The spa room was first class
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Sport of kings is a great motel. My boyfriend and I stayed there for four nights and it was a very good stay.
We relaxed and had a great time at the hot swimming pool.
Pete and Tristen are great hosts. They helped us with everything and gave us great tips from where to go and the best time to go.
We will return for sure. We loved it.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Geelong, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2014

Thanks for letting us stay at your fabulous facilities. The hospitality shown to the group was tremendous. The facilities were first class and location ideal. The heated swimming pool and private spas was ideal after a day on the bikes. We will definitely recommend your motel to others in the future.

Regards
Geelong Harley Owners Group

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Very quiet location. Great owner-operators make you very welcome. Very clean and tidy with all you require to spend a relaxing time in Rotorua. Very nice facilities available and attentive owners to ensure your stay is perfect

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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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