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Sport of Kings Motel
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Reviewed August 27, 2011

Roomy & well equipped - very helpful management - handy location for downtown and main roads - fair value for the location - can't comment on the pool as we stayed during the August cold snap.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2011

It is our delight to be helpful to our guests so they are able to make the most of their stay here at the Sport Of Kings Motel. You really should have braved the cold for a swim in the heated pool, even tho it was cold. It is very refreshing, we try to go most mornings even when there is a FROST. Maybe next time.
Regards Ian & Jyl

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Reviewed August 21, 2011

We stopped overnight here on our way through the North Island and we all wished we had chosen to stay longer!

Right from the off things exceeded our expectations. Ian was most welcoming and helpful and was well able to help with the dietary requirements of one of our party. The room was very well furnished and the beds were super comfortable.

The highlights for us were the great breakfasts and the outdoor pool. What can be better that relaxing in a hot outdoor pool in the middle of a winter's evening!

We would go back in a shot.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2011

Thanks for your review. We are also sorry you could only stay one night. It is our pleasure to be able to assist with our guests special dietary requirments as I have some needs as well & understand from personal experience. Trust the rest of your trip was great
Kind regards Ian

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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Having never been particularly enamoured of Rotorua in the past I decided after this mini holiday (for family member I was just her support) that Rotorua is THE perfect place to be during a cold NZ Winter. Thanks to all the geothermal activity its really quite warm at times! Anyway used Tripadvisor (as always) to chose a hotel, particularly wanted one with private spa and found this hotel. Happy to say it delivered. Friendly service, spotlessly clean rooms, we had the one bedroom spa unit which suited two singles who wanted their own space each (there is a single bed in the lounge room and a double bed in the bedroom) so infact it could easily sleep a couple plus one. The spa was wonderful for our aches and pains. We liked having a telly each! but mostly what I liked about this unit was how warm and toasty I was the entire time, a big plus for this time of year. Only grizzle we had was not having very good wireless internet access, extremely slow or non existent at times, HOWEVER, they were in the process of some renovations at the time and we were advised upon arrival that it may be a problem. My only advice for anyone then who might really really want internet is to enquire upon booking. This hotel is in a quiet area (ie I notice that Fenton Street has hotels all along it and Fenton Street is also a main street so more likely to have traffic noise - not a big problem in the winter mind you, not like the place was jumping), this hotel is about one maybe two blocks back from that thoroughfare so very quiet indeed. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2011

We totally agree that Rotorua is the perfect place to be during a cold winter. The geo thermal steam is used to heat our water for all the showers, 37 wall radiators for central heating. On top of that 10 private spa's & our out door swimming pool, to 34 to 36 C during the winter. The wireless internet issues are now over as we have put in 2 new areals & repositioned them, works great now. Thank you for your kind remarks, it is always a pleasure to have happy guests. Regards Ian & Jyl

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Reviewed July 24, 2011

This is the fourth time our sports team have stayed with Ian and Jyl. They have recently upgraded the motel rooms which are always lovely and clean. The full ovens are a real bonus when cooking for so many. Their friendly manner makes for an enjoyable stay. We will definitely be back.

Room Tip: One bedroom units have the added bonus of your own mineral spa which is great.
  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2011

Thanks for your kind review. It is always a pleasure to have your teams of fit young people who are eager to be WINNERS. You are amazing with them & it is obvious they respect you, well done. All the refusbishing work we are under taking has been a winning formula for us. Great to hear that you'll be back.
Regards Ian & Jyl.

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Reviewed July 3, 2011

Exceptionally clean and located in a quiet street - an absolute priority for us. The apartment had super-comfortable beds with all the amenities required for 3 adults and 2 children. Rooms had been heated before arrival (being mid-winter) and we had plenty of extra towels for spa use. The apartment wasn't spacious but it was adequate. Really enjoyed the spa and heated swimming pool. Appreciative too of management (we had a late departure and couldn't return until later to collect luggage). Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2011

Thanks For your review. A quiet location was a priority for us also. Our geothermal heating is a real bonus in every way, warm rooms in winter ,10 spa's & heated pool all year round. Delighted you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Ian & Jyl

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