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Sport of Kings Motel

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6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
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Sherrard, Illinois, United States
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed at the Sport of Kings motel for two nights in Rotorua. It was easy to find coming from Hobbiton, and we had easy access to many things to do in the area, including all the neat geothermal attractions. The motel is small but big enough for two people in our room. There was a small kitchen area with... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could not meet more friendly and helpful hosts than Pete and Tristen, Pete even hacksawed off the lock on a case when my wife left the key inside it. Both Pete and Tristen had an excellent knowledge of the area and gave us advice on several places where we could get a good sandwich for lunch. The motel is... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Attracted to the motel by Trip Advisor ratings and we were not disappointed. The rooms are clean and smart, great showers and comfy beds. The motel is on a quite street off the popular Fenton street, so you can walk into the restaurant area if you wished though Pete ( Owner) happily offered to drive us to ours. Pete and... More 

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Thank William B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You will not be disappointed with your stay here! Pete & his wife truly go out of their way to make your stay in Rotorua an exceptional one! The place is extremely well kept with fresh coffee and cookies every day! There is simply no better place to stay!

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Thank Lizbeth H
Cayucos, California
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where to start....we are currently touring NZ for 2 months in all types of accomodations-tending to steer away from the "motel" experience, but we have to say that our stay at Sport of Kings was a standout! From the moment we arrived we felt like one of the family. Tristan greeted us and offered us some freshly ground coffee and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a 1 bedroom apartment. It had a spare bed , two recliner chairs, tv, small table and two chairs in a quite small room. The kitchen area was also compact. The bedroom had a jacuzzi in a separate room but we found it intensified the smell (sulphur) which was also in the area generally. The apartment was clean... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We only had 2 nights in Rotorua and a list of things to do from all 4 of us. Tristen straight up helped us with ideas and suggestions. Booked us a table for that night and suggested the night Luge and even organised a driver to take us and pick up. Thanks to her help we fit in even more... More 

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West Sussex, England
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77 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this Motel for two nights and on arrival were given a warm welcome and shown around by Tristen. The rooms are clean, fully equipped and comfortable. The hosts are friendly and nothing is too much trouble to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. There are bikes available to use, a geo-thermally heated swimming pool, laundry facilities for... More 

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Kentish
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this motel for 2 nights while we were travelling around New Zealand, what a great find - such friendly people nothing was too much trouble. Spotlessly clean I would certainly recommend this as a place to stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to Rotorua overnight en route to Lake Taupo. Nice bright clean motel room with kitchenette in a good location near lots of geothermals. Incredibly helpful owners who gave us lots of excellent advice about the area. They lent us bikes, no charge, and showed us where to go to see all the local free geothermal activity and this... More 

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