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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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“Highly recommended, hosts couldn't be more helpful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2006

We stayed here with our three children (6,11 & 13). It was great to find a motel with a unit that could accommodate us all in bedrooms, with noone sleeping in the lounge.

The motel was very comfortable and clean, and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. They were always available to help and answer questions. Our children loved the swimming pool which was 36°C!

As we had travelled to Rotorua for the mountain-biking, we had bikes with us, and it was wonderful that at this motel they had lock-up storage for our bikes.

  • Stayed October 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2006

The motel was great, beds comfortable, rooms clean. A great place for families.

Close to the main centre but in a quiet street with offstreet parking.

Our kids are 10, 12 & 15 they really made use of the outside pool and the spas attached to our rooms.

The staff were very friendly and arranged reservations for us and a complimentary pickup/return to the Gondolas when we went there for dinner.

Overall I would say this is a great place to stay and we will be returning and recommending The Sport of Kings to friends and family.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2005

Our accommodation had been chosen for us, by family, and we were pleasantly surprised at the standard. The place was easy to find, and not far from the main drag (easily walkable), although far enough to be a quiet and peaceful place to stay. Not ever having done the motel thing before, we were more than pleased with the facilities: the room had plenty of space, the kitchenette was stocked with all the essentials (plates, pots, etc), and the bathroom and shower were spacious and clean. We have travelled to many places, and usually choose a 4 or 5 star hotel. However, this was far more impressive than most of the major chain hotels.
The adjacent pool and spas were an added bonus, and although we didn't get time to use the spa, the pool was wonderful, especially at 36 degrees celsius.
Being led by the Rough Guide to New Zealand, we arrived in Rotorua with a fair few things in mind to do. However, our hosts made further recommendations in response to this, suggesting that some places were better than those found in the guide. We followed their advice and had the time of our lives.
It was totally hassle free. We were booked on excursions and were picked up, all of which was taken care of by our hosts. All we had to do was sit back and enjoy the ride.
There is a lot to do in Rotorua, but taking the advice of those who know was the best thing we did.

  • Stayed April 2005
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa 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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