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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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“Perfect accomodation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

What a find! We stayed in an apartment with a well-equipped kitchen separating the parents' and children's rooms. Super-large private geothermal spa in a room off the parent's room was a big hit. The newly renovated pool had just been opened and really is beautiful - it was lovely on a cold winter's day. Best part was the amazingly friendly managers who were so helpful with their local knowledge of places to go and things to do. Breakfast was also perfect. We stayed an extra night as we enjoyed it so much!

  • Stayed June 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, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you all to stay!
Our 1 bedroom spa apartments are great for families. With a full kitchen and your own private spa pool - you have all the comforts of home and more!
And our newly landscaped outdoor heated pool is fantastic! With the addition of a water feature and a hand rail for easy access to the pool, it is perfect for the whole family! It is beautiful under the stars and night and you sleep so well afterwards!
We love being able to help our guests get the most out of their time in Rotorua and it is great being able to help plan your stay. It is also wonderful being able to offer our guests discount vouchers for many of the wonderful Rotorua attractions! We are always keen and willing to help!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you all to stay again!
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Service
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in a family room. It was perfect. Ample space for us and the kids. They have recently renovated the kitchen. Bathroom is great. Love the heat lamps.
The service is top notch. You really feel you want to stay longer. They even gave us an extra heater for the kids room...and free biscuits

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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, July 12, 2013
Thank you for our email. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay!
Our family rooms are great with two bedrooms, full kitchen with large fridge and dishwasher, bathroom and a large lounge, there is plenty of room for a family! These rooms have just been redecorated with a new kitchen, bathroom, repainted, carpets and flooring! And they look fantsastic.
And with thermal heating the rooms are always cosy but it you need a little extra warmth we have heaters for that extra blast!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way, it would be great to have you all to stay again!
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

I have just returned from NZ where I spent 2 nights at Sport of Kings with my 2 teenage sons. I could not recommend this property more highly. With a hire car it was very well located. The managers Tristen and Pete could not have been more helpful and spent a long time on more than one occasion helping us to decide what to do in Rotorua and also further north. Nothing was too much trouble. The motel was also very clean and suited our needs perfectly. Thanks for a great visit Tristen, Pete and lovely little Mikayla.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you and your boys to stay. I hope you had a great time up North!!
Our rooms are great for a family, plenty of room and everything you need to make your holiday perfect including private spa pools and our newly landscaped heated outdoor swimming pool!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you all to stay again!!
Mikayla says hi!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

My wife was stranded by weather in Rotorua without accommodation so a quick call from home connected me with the lovely helpful owners of the Sport of Kings, nothing seemed a problem.
My wife enjoyed their hospitality and their high quality clean rooms for the night thenwas driven by the owners to the airport for her flight but only after they had helped her repack her bike bag to make it more manageable.
although this is a third party review done by her husband my wifes comment are that when we are next in rotorua this is where we are staying. Well done Sport of Kings from a concerned husband!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 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, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! I am so pleased you wife got home safely finally!
Hopefully you will both be back up this way again and you can stay for a longer time! And hopefully won't get stranded in Rotorua again - but what a gret place to get stranded!!
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Sport of Kings is excellent. Rooms are extremely clean, ours had a seperate bedroom with 2 additional single beds in the lounge. A seperate private spa is off the bedroom. Everything is clean, neat and tidy. Friends had a similar room and it was equally as good.
It was freezing outside during our stay but the rooms are very well heated and with your own private spa you are never cold.
Owner even came around and cleared the ice from the car in the morning, just wonderful.
Hosts were very friendly and nothing was a problem.
Price was great for what we got.
If you want top class accommodation situated in a nice quiet street with attentive hosts and so handy to everything this is the place to go

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  • Stayed June 2013, 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, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 12, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was great to have you all to stay!!!
The thermal heating is great as the rooms are always nice and cosy warm - and our water is always hot and never runs out!
It is great being situated just off busy Fenton Street as you are close to everything but do not get the heavy traffic noise day and night!
Take care and let us know if you are down this way again - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

The Sport of Kings is undoubtedly a high quality motel, with all facilities in first class order. The hosts, Pete, Tristen and little Mikayla were charming and most helpful with their suggestions without being at all 'pushy' - genuinely lovely people. We upgraded to a room with a personal spa pool, appropriate for Rotorua as the water was thermally heated. The location was in a quiet residential area, a short drive from the town centre and this enabled us to relax whenever we returned -ideal! Out chalet was an apartment with a lounge (including a single bed) as well as the bedroom and spa room. Kitchen and bathroom facilities were of a high standard. We can thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

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  • Stayed June 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, June 22, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you both to stay and we hope the rest of your time in New Zealand is fantastic!!
We are constantly upgrading our rooms and facilities and it is wonderful to hear that people enjoy what we have to offer!
Our spa pools are great and a lot of people do upgrade to our 1 bedroom spa apartments as it is so nice to have you own personal spa so you can just crawl into bed afterwards - and you sleep so well!! We do have 2 other private spa pools on site if you are in a room without a spa.
There is so much to do and see in Rotorua and it is great to be able to help people plan their time so they get to see everything they want - and it is wonderful to be able to give people discounts for many of the great Rotorua attractions!
Enjoy the rest of your holiday and please 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 June 16, 2013

This is an excellent quiet motel located on the outskirts of Rotorua near Whakarewarewa. We had a one bedroom with spa unit. This is a excellent room with queen and single bed. The owners are very helpful and attentive and have can offer discounts for local attractions. Our room had two tvs one in the lounge area and one in the bedroom area. They both had Sky channels. The rooms were clean and the spa was excellent. A good temperature and conveniently attached to your room and very private ;) The room is centrally heated so is very warm. If you smoke an area is provided outside every room. This motel is a little away from town but that comes with pros and cons. They are re landscaping the swimming pool area at the moment so this is likely to mean it won't be available for a few weeks, just be aware if you were wanting this feature and maybe inquire before booking. Its going to look great when its finished though!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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, June 18, 2013
Thanks for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay.
Sorry the pool was not available when you were here - you will have to come back and see it when it is finished!
The work is coming along well and all going to plan it should be finished by next week, the 26th June. Very exciting!!
Take care and let us know when you are back down this way! It would be great to have you to stay 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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#3 Business 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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