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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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New York
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104 reviews
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“Great stay in Rotorua”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

The four of us stayed here for two nights. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable with fully equipped kitchen.
Owners are helpful and are happy to advise about sightseeing, restaurants, local attractions etc.
We will come back.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

A very warm welcome greeted us when we arrived. Our unit was extremely clean. It was well laid out with a queen size bed, small dining table and 2 chairs, an area for writing with a chair, 2 comfy lazy-boy armchairs. The kitchen had everything required. There were 2 hot plates, a microwave, fridge and appropriate utensils, cutlery and dishes. The bathroom was exceptionally clean. There was a show, WC and vanity with a hairdryer in the cupboard. There was an alcove in the corner of the lounge with an iron, an ironing board, brush and pan. Outside there was a lovely, inviting, warm pool with some outdoor furniture and a bbq. Although we did not use the pool or the bbq, I could see the area was very well maintained. I would not hesitate recommending this motel. Lovely friendly hosts.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

we stayed 2 nights at Sport of Kings. nice location- quiet and off the main road. we were warmly welcomed by the hosts who made our stay really pleasant. nice room with kichenette . only drawback was that we needed to draw the curtains to maintain privacy and that darkned the room. but i would stay here again if we went back

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

We spent a few nights here on a recent trip and enjoyed our stay very much. The facility appears a little bit dated, but it is very clean, quiet and the owners are extremely friendly and hospitable. The room we had booked was a one bedroom unit that had a small kitchenette, lounge area with extra bed, a small bathroom (with a shower cubicle) and a fantastic hot spa bath in an adjoining room.

The bed was bit soft for our preference, but we had very quiet restful sleep and we certainly did not hear the neighbouring occupants.
The motel is close to town, although perhaps a bit far to walk at night. There is parking available on site (seemingly for every room) and there was free wireless internet access available.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Upper Coomera, Australia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2014

Really enjoyable stay at this motel. Owners were so friendly , very helpful with information on tourist advise, and advised us they had discount vouchers for some attractions. Simple rooms but extremely clean and well presented. Our bed was a little too firm for our liking but still got a great nights sleep. Lovely outdoor heated pool with BBQ facilities in a private tidy area. If we're ever lucky to get to Rotorua again we wouldn't stay anywhere else, Sport Of Kings Motel is a definite for us. Would highly recommend this be accommodation of choice, definitely great value for money.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed on our way to and from walking Waikaremoana. What a warm and friendly welcome we received. A real interest in what we were doing and great insights to share. Accommodation was spacious and clean. They absolutely added to our whole experience.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

We stayed here because of the reviews on Trip Advisor and weren't disappointed in any way. The rooms were very clean and tidy, my only negative was that the beds were not the most comfortable I've had, a little firm for us. But it was the hosts who made the stay so pleasant, they couldn't do enough for you, from discount vouchers to local attractions, to great advice on which ones were good value for money. Fantastic outdoor hot pool with BBQ set off a great couple of nights. A great place and wouldn't now stay anywhere else

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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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 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#7 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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