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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews
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“In A town of wall to wall motels...”
Reviewed 29 March 2014

In a big touristy town of wall to wall motels you won't do much better than the Sport Of Kings Motel (especially with a name like that!). Everything you need from a good motel is there. It is in a street called Peace Street...and it is...peaceful, quiet , off the main road but close to the centre. Great operators/owners, friendly, Pete saved us a few bucks on tourist attractions and did bookings.
Has a nice feel about it. Spa, big comfortable rooms...what more do you want!

Room Tip: Book in advance the 'no vacancy' sign gets used a lot, make use of Pete's advice.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Davis, California
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

I found it on Tripadvisor and stayed there because of the excellent reviews...the reviews were not wrong! Wonderful hospitality!! Clean, large room with a private spa... great for the end of a long day. Definitely would recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Great hospitality of Pete and his wife, daughter is so lovely and adorable. We planned to drive, but our car was towed during our ride and we ended up travelled by intercity bus, there was about 15 minutes walk from i site to the motel, we suddenly thought if we could try to call the motel to pick us up.. and Pete DID!!
He also drove me to our dinner place and many other places!! Frankly, he made our misarable day less misarable and brighter! The couple also helped us with the local tours and transport!
Of course, the facility was great with nice and tidy room and pool and spa, etc!

Room Tip: highly recommended!
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Think the owners were away when we stayed, the couple we encountered were very pleasant.
Very clean and comfortable motel. Nice pool, lovely spa baths. Wifi and parking free and good.
Bit too far from town to walk easily but quiet and peaceful location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Thank you Pete, Tristen and Mykayla for your tremendous hospitality during our recent 2-night stay at your motel in mid-March. We noted that you were very obliging and responded to any request for assistance with great enthusiasm - even supplying an ice-pack for a twisted shoulder nerve that was causing me much pain.

The room and venue facilities (eg spa and pool) were spot on and really suited our needs, as did the laundry.

We observed that you operated an efficient and well-run facility. Keep up the good work - I'm sure your patrons appreciate your efforts as much as we did.

We will certainly book in to your establishment again if we ever return to Rotorua.

Best wishes for continued success with your motel venture.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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melbourne
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Our stay at this peaceful, well situated little motel could not have been any better. Tristan and Pete are absolute professionals and go so far out of their way for their guests that they felt like a part of our own family by the time we left. They were excellent at recommending the best tourist attractions, both free and fee attracting places and they regularly visit the places that they recommend to make sure their guests will enjoy themselves and get value for money. Tristan also booked us in for a fabulous night time cultural show and meal and got us a discount. Pete also runs hunting and fishing charters and he even took my husband and I out one night to a forrest to see glow worms and local wild life. If we return to this amazing part of the world again we would most definitely stay here again. The thermally heated spas in the one bedroom units are perfect to relax at the end of a long days sight seeing. Loved this place.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Whanganui, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We had a great experience at Sport of Kings Motel!! Pete, Tristen and Mikayla made us feel at home! They are incredibly nice and kind people, always ready and eager to help with any questions, bookings, they provided us with options and always had a nice smile!!! The apartment was very clean and tidy, nice and spacious, with a clean kitchen very well equipped! ... We definitely recommend this Motel to any family looking to stay in Rotorua!!!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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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 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family 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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