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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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Scottdale, Pennsylvania
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10 hotel reviews
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“GREAT PLACE”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Nice small hotel.Greeted by a lady named Tristan and her daughter. Probably the nicest, most pleasant and most helpful person I've ever met. She gave us ideas on places to go, gave us discounts to everything and answered all of our questions. Most business' only wish they had someone like her working for them. The hotel room was very nice, clean, modern and quiet. Didn't have a chance to use the pool or spa, but they looked nice. Could smell the sulfur occasionally, but is is Rotorua. That's why you're there...

  • Stayed March 2013, 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your great review and your lovely comments. It is so nice to hear that people like the service we provide! We love our job and it is people like yourselves that make it so enjoyable!
And we have a wonderful motel with great staff and it is so nice to share this with tourists and holiday makers!
Take care and let us know if you are ever back this way! It would be great to have you to stay again!
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

What a find. A lovely room on a quiet street. Extremely friendly and helpful hosts. The rooms are a good size. Kitchen and bathroom well appointed with every thing you need. Pleasant garden to sit in near the swimming pool if you want to relax. Would recommend highly to anyone for a short or a long stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review!
It is great being located just off the main street so we don't get the heavy traffic noise but close enough to get all the benefits of being on the main street!!
Our swimming pool area is wonderful with loungers and picnic tables and a BBQ where you an cook your dinner. In May the area is being landscaped so will be even better than before - we can't wait!
We are always upgrading and updating and it is great to see that people are enjoying what we are doing!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it will be great to see you again!
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Very good motel, good room amenities and facilities including heated pool. Very central in rotorua as well. The best part of the motel is the owners as they were so friendly and helpful and let us know the best places to visit in town. If you are looking for a comfortable stopover in an interesting part of NZ then you can't go wrong with these guys.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! it was a pleaure to have you to stay and it is great to hear you enjoyed your time with us!
Our rooms are clean, fresh and modern and we pride ourselves on keeping everythig perfect for our next guest!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way! It would be great to have you to stay again!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

I booked this hotel after seeing that the rooms had their own private spas. It was only on arriving at the hotel that it is obvious that most of the hotels do. Luckily for me I had picked the best one! We were greeted by a lovely lady when we arrived, it is obviously a family run business and they take a lot of pride in providing great service. They gave us milk and free internet and left us to it.
We had a one bedroom apartment and it was spacious, well stocked with equipment in the kitchen and the spa was amazing.
They advised us where to eat, gave us vouchers for various places and seemed interested on whether we had enjoyed our activities which i guess will help them know what to recommend to other people. We have made ourselves a promise to return to Rotorua and will definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It is great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and fantastic to hear you will be back again!! It will be great to see you both!
Our spa pools are amazing - and perfect to have one in your room! The perfect way to relax after a busy day!
We are inerested in what our guests do and love to hear about their days activities. We are Rotorua locals so know a lot about our area and are always learning from others so we can pass information on to future guests so they can get even more from our beautiful city!!
Take care and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to New Zealand!!
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Gdynia, Poland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

Really very helpful and friendly staff (family who runs this motel), all our needs were very quickly solved and knowledge about local attractions impressive .This motel has many discounts on Rotorua attractions. Location - very close to the town and Te Puia, but also in very quiet area.Hot swimming pool (although it looks much bigger on the pictures) allows to take a "swim" even during chilly early morning or late evening Very good breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
We are Rotorua locals so have a vast knowledge on local attractions and love to share this with our guests to make their stay even more enjoyable.
Our heated outdoor swimming pool is great for a soak and the perfect way to relax after a busy day as are our private spa pools - and you sleep so well afterwards!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to see you all again!
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Westbury, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

Stayed here mid February. First stay ever in a motel but I imagine everything a motel should be without being fancy. Clean;recently refurbished. very comfortable bed;adequate kitchenette to make breakfast;small pool;private spas;quiet. Attentive owners. All in all a true value for money experience.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review - it is great to hear that we are the first ever motel you have stayed in - We hope that all your future stays in motels are just as good!
Our rooms are recently refurbished and we have an ongoing maintenance plan to keep all of our rooms and areas up to date and tidy so you and many more people like you can enjoy our motel in the years to come!
We do have everything you may need on holiday, rooms to suit many different requirements, private spa pools, heated outdoor swimming pool, guest laundry and BBQ - what more could you want on holiday!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to see you again!
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Ulsan, South Korea
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Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

'Located south of town one block off the main street (Fenton St.); where most motels are located. Pricier hotels with smaller rooms and no kitchenette are located on Lake Rotorua, north of town. The motel manager will gladly take you to town in the motel vehicle, with no charge. This motel is about 30 minutes walk to town and 15 minutes walk to Whakarewarewa geysers. 20 minute walk to Te Puia geyser. It is very clean and has a good sized kitchen in a nice room. There are 2 spa baths with mineral waters for all to use.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review.
It is great to hear you enjoyed your time with us! We are located in a quiet side street just a one minute walk from Fenton Street where many of the Rotora Motels are situated. Being just off this main street we don't get the heavy traffic noise you get on the main drag - it is so nice and quiet and relaxing yet so close!
We have 10 spa pools on site, 8 in rooms with private spas and 2 other private spas for peope to use if they choose a room which does not have one in it!
Once again, thanks for your lovely review and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to see you again!
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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 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sport of Kings Motel 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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