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Sport of Kings Motel

4.5 of 5 6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Bc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a fun spot to stay in Rotorua. This family run hotel is off the main street (Fenton) and thus, very quiet. It was an easy walk downtown (30 minutes or so) and Tristen was a great hostess, as was Mykyla. Very handy to have breakfast available in the morning - very reasonably priced too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The room was perfect! Nice and cosy, the little kitchen was very good. The only thing was the temperature of the room. The weekend we stayed it was 30+ and there was no aircon but other than that it was an amazing stay :) Highly recommend staying here!

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Canberra, Australia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely experience at the Sport of Kings Motel, from booking to check-out. The rooms are big and comfortable, the owners are extremely friendly and helpful, the swimming pool and the little playground were a big hit with our young kids (my daughter even felt she made a new friend, little Mikayla). The thoughtful little present they gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The owners of this motel are sensational hosts. We were impressed from the moment we arrived (late) until we left. Then my wife thought she had left a ring in our unit. No problem. These people checked the unit and followed up with the cleaners and promptly called us back. Highly recommended.

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Perth, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sport of Kings is about 2km from the centre of Rotarua and as you might imagine, very close to the horse racing track. The stand out aspect of this place is the hospitality. The host is warm, friendly and extremely helpful. From free ground coffee to advice about the many tourist traps around the place it is service with a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There is no shortage of motels in Rotorua, but Sport of Kings is situated in a quiet street off Fenton, but still close to all the attractions, shopping etc. It is not a 4 star establishment, no toiletries are provided, no airco and the cooking equipment is just standard. On the other hand everything was very clean, we were given... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sport of Kings. Pete and Tristen are great hosts with lots of helpful suggestions about things to see. The rooms are comfortable and clean and the in-room spas were a great way to relax after a day of sightseeing around Rotorua.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the motel was excellent. The owners (and their little girl) treated us like family, and if we required anything from them, they excelled. The room was wonderful, and we're still missing the thermal spa pool which we enjoyed every day and evening. We stayed 6 nights and are looking forward to our next visit in January 2016. The... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had stay an excellent stay here with our two children. The room was lovely and the kids loved the pool. The owners could not have been more helpful. They advised on what we could see and do during our stay two night stay and even made reservations for us which ensured that we had an amazing time in Rotarua.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelling through back to Wellington and wanted a family room which had a bath/spa and a swimming pool for the kids. We found this gem. Perfect room, perfect location, perfect price and absolutely perfect service. Highly recommend to others. We'll hopefully be back.

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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*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Sport Of Kings Hotel Rotorua
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#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua

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