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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Welcome and helpfulness could not have been bettered.”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

That title is quite a claim but in 60 years on the planet and travelling widely to most continents I have never been received anywhere as well as The Sport of Kings.
Nothing was too much trouble and every request had an enthusiastic response.
Rooms clean, comfortable, well equipped and well kept with a quiet location.
Superlative. Thanks.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Graham W
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 18 July 2014
Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us!
We pride ourselves in delivering accommodation and service to the highest standard and it is so lovely to hear that people enjoy what we do! Thank you again for staying with us and please let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2014

Stayed here for one night and I'm glad i didn't book for more than one day,I highly recommend Tuscany Villas where i stayed after, there is a huge difference. yes owners are nice but this place is overpriced for what it is and don't seem to spend a lot of money maintaining it, has very old carpets.and you might want to charge them a reasonable price to be fair. SOME ROOMS ARE VERY OLD AND SOME SEEM TO BE BETTER, SO WHEN YOU GET YOUR ROOM, MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE OTHER ONES OUT TO, DON'T OVERPAY FOR AN OLDER ROOM.

But as a better alternative TRY TUSCANY VILLAS you'll LOVE the difference,newer rooms and maintained well. believe me there are much better places in Rotorua you just have to spend 10 or 15 bucks more than this place, money worth spending.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Hello, Thank you for your review and we are very sorry to hear about your disappointing stay in Rotorua. Unfortunately I think this review has been written about the wrong property. We have had a look through our records and we have not have anyone from Hong Kong staying with us for only 1 night this year.
All of our carpets are less than 4 years old and are all in very good condition. As can been seen on all of our other reviews our maintenance is kept to a very high standard.
I have contacted the author through Trip Advisor and am waiting to hear back from them to clarify this review.
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We arrived at Sport of Kings to the warmest welcome we've ever experienced. Tristan and Pete went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed, had great suggestions for sightseeing and even booked activities for us with a discount thrown in. The facilities are fantastic with wifi, the amazing heated pool and private spa pools available at no additional cost. We had planned one night but stayed two because it was so relaxing enjoyable.
Thanks Tristan and Pete, we'll be recommending you to anyone travelling to Rotorua.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jan A
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to have you to stay with us!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best places to go and things to see and it is great being able to pass this knowledge onto our guest, having many discounts available is an added bonus!!
Our private spa pools and heated outdoor swimming pool are fantastic - day and night, the perfect way to relax after a busy day and you sleep so well afterwards!!
Being located in a quiet residential street away from the main road you don't get the heavy traffic noise day and night, you can relax in peace and quiet and not realise you are in the middle of the city!
Take care and please let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to see you both again!
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Our pennant team and caddies stayed here Saturday 24th and we loved the place. Happy,welcoming hosts who made us feel right at home. The rooms were comfortable, very clean, lots of room and we had everything we needed. It was away from the main road and it really was peaceful (though we might have been a bit noisy when we were playing our board games).
Definitely will be the place to go back to when head back to Rotorua and will recommend to anyone going that way.
Wai and the Omanu Girls..

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Waimakariri0056
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Congratulations on your fantastic golf ladies! Well done!!
It was a pleasure to have you all to stay - and no one complained about your noise!! I think everyone wanted to join in!!
Being located on a quiet residential street you don't get any of the noise you do on the main road, it really is peaceful and you wouldn't know you were in the middle of a busy city!
Take care and let us know if you are coming back for another game or you just want a quiet night away - we would love to see you all again! Congratulations again on your fantastic achievement!!
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed for two night in this very comfortable and well equipped motel. The owners could not have been more helpful with suggestions of things to do. (Even made sure the workman outside did not make any noise until after 10am each morning). Very nice spa and free wifi was a bonus

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Barra18
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you both to stay with us!
Our private spa pools are fantastic, the perfect way to relax after a busy day!!
Being Rotorua locals, we know all the best things to see and do in the area and it is great being able to pass this on to our guests and tell them about many of the secret spots we love - and having discount vouchers for many local attractions is wonderful also!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way, it would be great to see you both again!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 May 2014

I have stayed in a lot of hotels and motels and this one is at the top of my list. Have never had hosts that were so warm an welcoming. Anything we needed they were more then happy to help in any way. The room was lovely an clean and dressed nicely comfortable beds an my 3 year old loved the in room spa. Will definitely be staying there again.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Thank Rachel T
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you to stay and we look forward to your next visit!
The private spa pools and heated outdoor swimming pool are a wonderful way to entertain children and relax after a busy day, and you all sleep so well afterwards!!
All our staff have a lot of pride in what they do which is evident in their fantastic job in keeping the motel clean and tidy.
Take care and please let us know next time you are down this way - it would be great to see you again!
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Milton New Zealand
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 May 2014

We initially had no intentions of staying in Rotorua, but glad we did. SoKs made it all the more pleasing. The well-equipped kitchen was put to full use and we saved heaps for other pursuits. The unit was warm, well appointed, comfortable and spacious. Thoroughly enjoyed the private spa (no red eyes?). But what impressed us the most was the friendly, engaging manner of the management. They were interested in what we had done during the day, where we were visiting and responded to our every request, nothing was a problem. We stayed 4 nights. Highly recommended.
Vanessa & Tulipa B

Room Tip: Motel is on a side street from main road, Peace Street says it all.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Vanessa R
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to have you to stay with us!
Our 1 bedroom spa apartments are great, they have everything you need, a home away from home! These room are currently in the process of being renovated with new kitchens, bathrooms and flooring - they were great before and will be even better now!
Take care and let us know next time you are up this way - it would be great to see you both again - good luck with the house hunting!!
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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
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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