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Sport of Kings Motel

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Ranked #3 of 94 hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed here for a few nights over the July School Holidays. The weather was shocking but we didn't mind becasue the outdoor thermal pool and the in room spa pool kept us entertained. The Owners are very, very helpful and go out of their way to make you feel welcome and answer any questions you may have. Thoroughly enjoyed our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 nights. The room No.5 was well appointed and had it's own private spa. The service daily service was very good and the managers knew the attractions and tourist destination well. ( With brochures and maps of the area ), all staff were very helpful. I would be happy recommend this to friends. The location is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The layout of the unit, with two single beds in the living area and a queen in the bedroom meant everyone got a good night's sleep and no-one was condemned to a pull out sofa! The unit and the whole motel were well maintained and sparklingly clean. The kids and adults alike loved the outdoor pool, hot enough to enjoy... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I chose this motel based on the excellent reviews, and we weren't disappointed. The room was clean, tidy and warm. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of towels provided. We used one of the spas in the late afternoon, which was great after an afternoon spent shopping. Possibly the most impressive part was the very friendly and helpful... More

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San Francisco, California
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16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sport of Kings exemplifies what I love about a good NZ motel: hospitality, comfort, connectivity, and cleanliness. Our room had everything we needed to feel at home with our twelve year old son. We were a bit jet-lagged when we arrived in Rotorua, but after a soak in our room's geothermally-heated spa tub, we slept like babies. Great place!

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Sydney, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived at night at the airport and made our way to the motel. Were checked in and made to feel right at home. Shops, cafes, supermarkets and restaurants within walking distance. The room was great. Not too big, not too small. Iron and ironing board available. Communal laundry available and easy to use. Room heater worked a treat. Loved the... More

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Berkeley, California
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44 hotel reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Clean, quiet, and cozy, just a short drive from the center of town, with nice facilities (pool, laundry, etc), and - best of all - superlatively friendly management. All sorts of useful advice and discounts for local attractions. Our triple room with spa was clean and comfortable, well-equipped with full kitchenette, recliners, two flat screen tvs... everything we needed. Highly... More

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and have you to stay!! Our 1 bedroom spa apartments are wonderful with everything you need for a great holiday including a private spa pool in your room! Since you stayed we have put new kitchens and bathrooms into these rooms so they are... More

Melbourne Australia
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Please read all below and save the disappointment Tips for travelers - Avoid, highly overpriced,dishonest owners,always refute any claims by unhappy customers. if you get room 16 JUST SAY NO THANK YOU AS ITS in its original ancient state and never been updated. Currently they are updating rooms because they are below standard - About time! Also owner is very... More

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review

Wow, what a review! To start with, I am sorry to hear of your disappointment. I am not going to respond to your very long winded review as readers will be able to see from this and all of your other reviews that you are not happy with the majority of things you do and places you stay. One thing... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 2 nights Sport of Kings in end Jun and was touched by their great services. Prior to my stay, I emailed them on wheelchair accessible units and had very prompt replies. The managers were away during my stay but the owners Ian and Jyl made us felt equally at home. Ian offered to drive us to the supermarket when... More

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review - it was a pleasure to have you to stay and I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us in our 2 bedroom accessible apartment! This is a great room with a large lounge and full kitchen including a large fridge and dish washer! Perfect for a a relaxing holiday!! Our private... More

Davis, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Sport of Kings Motel offers good size clean rooms, fine breakfasts and a quiet and convenient location. Tristan and Pete, the managers, were very helpful and friendly. We would not hesitate to stay again at the Sport of Kings Motel.

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay! Our rooms are a great size, comfortable and clean and have all the comforts of home and more including lovely private indoor spa pools and a fantastic thermally heated outdoor swimming pool - the perfect place to relax after a busy day! Being located on... More

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Address: 6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sport of Kings Motel 4.5*
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#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua #2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua #3 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua #3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua #4 Business Hotel in Rotorua
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Sport of Kings Motel Apartments provides you with all the extras you can only find in the better hotels together with homely hospitality and a wealth of local knowledge. Situated among all of the motels on the main street of Rotorua but just off the main drag on a quiet side street, you don't hear all of the heavy traffic noise - the perfect place to get away and relax in a quiet peaceful environment.All of our rooms are thermally heated and have never ending hot water for your shower!! Our thermally heated outdoor swimming pool is set in a private lawn and garden area and has been newly landscaped. It is kept at the perfect temperature in winter and summer and features poolside furniture and a BBQ. We have comfortable roomy studio units, 1 bedroom spa apartments and large two bedroom apartments which sleep up to 6 people. Something to suit everyone!! We have 2 private spa pools available if you choose a room without it's own private spa. ... more   less 
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