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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Adelaide, Australia
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68 reviews
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“Reasonably Priced Motel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

We were lucky enough to be upgraded to a one bedroom with private hot tub which we made full use of! Wonderful! The units are clean and have been upgraded with flat screen TV's and have good kitchen facilities. There is an outdoor swimming pool that is geothermal heated the same as our hot tub and the water leaves your skin feeling soft as a baby. The non spa units have use of three separate hot tubs so no one misses out. Service is friendly, the units are very clean and the staff are happy to suggest attractions to suit your budget.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed your private spa pool and our outdoor heated swimming pool. You do feel great when you get out and you sleep so well after a nice soak!! Yes, all of our rooms have been upgraded recently with new televisions, appliances, furniture and bedding and we pride ourselves in keeping everything new, clean and fresh for future guests. Take care and we hope to see you on your next visit to New Zealand.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

Stayed for two nights in late oct 2012.
Nice, clean and well-furnished rooms. Good location, close to city centre and Maori village Te Puia, yet very quiet, 100 m off main street.
Service was EXCELLENT!
Travelling with a one-year old, friendly management supplied an extra high chair, even though the motels own was in use, and when our little girl got a stomach bug, really late check-out was no trouble at all.
Informative and nice management who went the extra mile (literally!) for their guests made our stay in Rotorua a great visit.
Strongly recommended, we will stay there again when we return to NZ.

Room Tip: Stayed in two-bedroom apt. Nice and roomy. Well-furnished kitchen.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you all stay with us! I hope your little girl got over her bug quickly and your journey went well!! Next time you are here she will be swimming in our heated pool!! I hope the rest of your holiday is as good as your time in Rotorua! Take care and we look forward to seeing you next time you are in New Zealand!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012

When we arrived, the painters were painting our room. To avoid the paint fumes, the manager offered to upgrade us to a one bedroom with a private hot tub. What a beautiful room. It had a great big skylight that let natural light into the bedroom. The hot tub was heated by geothermal and had it's own spa towels. The kitchen had a full stove and oven for eating in. The bath had a glassed in shower and was immaculate. The living area was bright and airy with one whole wall window glass and sliding door. When you opened the slider, the sheer drape opened automatically along with the door. Many 220 outlets for charging our portable electronics. Laundry is right on site and it even had a hot tub and pool in the shared area. This type of botique motel run by a family on site is our favorite was to travel and our hosts went out of our way to make our stay comfortable, even delivering clothes from the dryer that we started right before the laundry room was closing that night. Our manager even volunteered to go staff the office of another motel in town when the owners needed to be gone quickly to see about some emergency medical care. I believe the manager's name is Pauline and she really makes a difference in people's lives. It's located on a small street out of the way, but close to downtown, but its location is what makes it so quite and calm. Great place to stay.

Room Tip: The one bedroom with the hot tub is a queen bed and a single, but a great room.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely review and your wonderful comments about our Motel. We have tried to make our motel a home away from home for all of our guests and hearing comments like yours makes us think we have done this pretty well! We thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us also, it is meeting people like yourselves that makes our job so enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to come to see us before your left Rotorua. It means a lot when people go out of their way like you both did! I hope the rest of your holiday in New Zealand was fantastic! Take care and we hope to see you again in the future. Pete, Tristen and Mikayla
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I stayed here for a few nights during our honeymoon in August. We arrived late and were worried we would have a problem checking in. However, the owner greeted us with a smile and helped us to our room. Anytime we had questions she was able to help us perfectly- even helping us book a hangi one night. Her suggestions for the town were all spot-on. I really cannot say enough good things about her- for sure one of the nicest people we met! The room was very large and extremely clean! I loved how the bedroom was kind of separate from the rest. The personal hot tub was great to relax in. Even though it was cold out while we were there, the enclosed area kept us warm! The motel is very close to all attractions and not directly on the busy main road so it was very quiet. We walked down to the lake and the nice gardens nearby! I felt like we got a great deal staying here! I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Really a wonderful place with great owners!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, November 8, 2012
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us on your honeymoon and I am so pleased that Sport of Kings is your favourite place!! A lot of work has been done to the Motel recently upgrading the rooms, spa pools etc and it is so good to hear that our work is paying off by the wonderful reviews and feedback we are receiving from our guests! All the best and we hope to see you again one day!
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Our club basketball team and managers stayed from Fri 19 to Mon 22 October, 2012 using 3 rooms. Owners were absolutely brilliant and so helpful and accommodating, even drying our washing and folding it while we were out to dinner one night. Couldn't have asked for better service. Units were clean, comfortable and well serviced. The complex has a lovely warm pool with a nice area to relax in. Would definitely recommend to all travellers.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank sandrat56
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you for your review. Being helpful is what service is all about. We love to see Teams, Families, & individuals all enjoying value for money when they stay. We look forward to your return next year.
Kind regards Ian & jyl
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

So close to town, off the main road nice and quite, kids loved the heated outdoor pool and the whole family(except Molly the dog) enjoyed the private spar. Tidy well mantained motel, staff friendly and accomidating.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2012

NIce and friendly people. Ready to help customers out. Located at a great spot. Minutes away from Hot Geyesers. Enjoyed the spa pool. Overall a very nice and clean place to stay with your family. Thank you Ian and Jyl.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, October 27, 2012
Thank you Atul S of Sydney, for taking the time to write your review. It is always so encouraging when guests respond so positvially. Wonderful that every aspect of your stay was so good.
Kind regards Ian & Jyl
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Property: Sport of Kings Motel
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 Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Best Value 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):
Come and stay with us and experience true Kiwi award winning customer service! 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, bike 'service station', secure bike storage 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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