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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 #1 of 96 Hotels in Rotorua
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Excellent Motel - Wonderful Hosts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Thank you Jyl and Ian for the most wonderful stay at your Motel. You both looked after our School Basketball team like we were part of your family. The rooms were clean and tidy and the team loved the pool and spas. I loved the modern rocking chairs in the room so you didn't have to sit on the bed to watch T.V. The Motel was in a lovely quiet street. The way you efficiently run your Motel is a huge credit to you both. We would stay here again any day. Thanks so much for everything and was so nice to meet you. Hope to see you next year!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Hi there Tanya M, & thank you for your encouragement in your review. We always enjoy having teams like yours staying especially those who having a winning attatude like yours, great you made the finals ---did you win? We are really delighted you all had such fun here. We also look forward to your return visit next year, however Jyl & myself may not be here when you stay as we have a delightful & very able couple Tristen & Pete who will be helping us manage the Motel. Kind regards Ian & Jyl.
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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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We stayed at the Sport of Kings motel for 1 night. The service was excellent, staff was very friendly and helpful. The twin room we stayed in was basic, but clean and good quality for the price we payed. I would suggest this motel to family and friends.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
When guests say we are EXCELLENT VALUE FOR MONEY we are delighted. We have gone to a lot of expense to lift the quality of our accommodation, however have resisted the temptation to lift our prices to much, as offering value for money is for us a priortiy. Our good value has been reflected by an Award from Trip Advisor, placing us at 16th in the top 25 properties in the South Pacific of Budget Hotels --based on value. This work is on going as we are installing new kitchens in all the Studio units next month. Thanks for taking the time to write your review. Regards Ian & Jyl
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

My family of five - 3 adults, 1 child, 1 toddler -have just returned from the most comfortable stay at Sport of Kings. The family room had two spacious bedrooms with comfortable bedding and pillows, a fully stocked kitchen to cook all your meals, and a great lounge area to relax after a long day. The highlight was definitely the heated outdoor pool and spas, we could have spent the whole day in them if we didn't have to leave. It was great to see that the motel was extremely clean and that they showed an emphasis in finding ways to be environmentally friendly, the owners take pride in their motel and you can definitely see that it has paid off. I would highly recommend this motel to any traveller, and can't wait to stay again.

Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, September 20, 2012
Hi there, thank you for your positive & encouraging review. It makes all the hard work worth while when our guests appreciate our property, facilities (especially the pools) & our service so much. Great you enjoyed your stay. We also look forward to your next visit.
Kind regards Ian & Jyl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Husband and I just returned from spending 5 nights in Rotorua. We stayed at Sport-of-Kings. This place is in an ideal location,quiet, peaceful, it is extremely clean, rooms are comfortable with all the pleasures that you need. Private bath, kitchenette, TV in both bedroom and living area, safe car park, laundry facilities. The owners take excellent care of the property and you can see the love that they put into it and the care. IIf you are looking for accomodation at a very affordable price, this is the place for you. I wanted to take pictures to post on line but these will be no different to those posted by the owners. You will get no surprises. The owners try their best to make sure your stay is pleasant - they even did my laundry and brought it to me so I did not have to sit and wait for my washing to get done. 5 stars!!!

Room Tip: Room 9 was an excellent choice
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
WOW, THANK YOU, for your amazingly gracious review. Your respnse to our property, the quiet location & the service we offer is the sort of respones we have been working towards over the last 3 years with the ongoing refurbishments, we are always trying to find ways to do even better. It is our ultimate desire that all our guests have a most pleasant & enjoyable stay at an affordable price. Kind regards Ian & Jyl.
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Taihape, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights with my netball team, the spas were very relaxing and the pool was so warm we could swim at night, the hosts were great we had such a good time we have booked in for next year, very highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you for your review Rochelle B. We also look forward to your teams return next year, they all seemed to have so much fun. We always enjoy seeing our guests get really good value for their stay especially around the pool & BBQ area. Thanks again, regards Ian & Jyl.
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Geelong, Australia
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Spent two nights here with my family in August 2012 in a 'spa one bedroom'. A comfortable room with a single bed in the main lounge area as well as the separate bedroom. A separate glassed spa area (which my little boy loved) adjoining the main bedroom. nice and quiet - this part of Rotorua has hotels all over the place, particularly on the main (Fenton) road so things can get a bit busy. SoK's was situated in a quiet side street which made for a very peaceful stay. A couple of comments - the main bedroom had a quite high ceiling which accommodated a couple of uncovered windows which couldn't be blocked off (see photo) - unfortunately this meant that you had to enjoy waking up with the sun! One other comment is that the room was advertised as having a DVD player. When we arrived though, there was actually none in the room. When we asked, a gentleman came over with one and hooked it up, explaining that they were only available on request as they didn't have one for each room - it seemed strange as they're not exactly a high cost item these days.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Hi there Russell JW, thanks for taking the time to do your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our quiet location, our spa pools & that your little boy had such fun. We are sorry however that the high window had you awake early, (they are for ventilation- really helpful in the heat of summer.) In three years only 3 guests have had an issue with them. The reason we dont keep a DVD player in every room is that they can quickly be destroyed with the sulpur. At the most only ever had 3 DVDs in use at once. We would love to be able to keep our DVDs & TVs wrapped in plastic away from the sulphur however that isnt practical, 2 years of life is about all we can expect. Trust that is helpful.
Kind regards Ian & Jyl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We highly recommend Sport of Kings Motel in Rotorua. We appreciated the motel's quiet and peaceful location. Our unit was very clean, comfortable, and roomy. We really enjoyed relaxing in the hot spa in our unit after a day of driving and sightseeing. Having two TV's and two recliner chairs were an added bonus. Our hosts Ian and Jyl were friendly and helpful. Jyl's artworks of native NZ birds are unique. Our cooked breakfast was tasty and nicely prepared. We like Ian and Jyl's approach to be eco friendly. All in all- a great place to stay!!!

Room Tip: Units with a spa in the unit are very pleasant. Nice to have that option of having a spa in the room...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, August 5, 2012
Hi there Rosiet 316 & thank you for your very gracious review. We are delighted you appreciated our quiet & peaceful location, our hot spa's then a relax in our LaZ-boy recliner chairs along with everything else. Regards Ian & Jyl
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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
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family 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):
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, storage for mountain bikes 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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