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“Genuine Kiwi Hospitality”

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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Genuine Kiwi Hospitality”
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Have only just returned home from our three day stay at Sport of Kings and are already planning our next trip to stay! Pete and Tristen (and baby Mikayla) are genuinely interested in making your stay comfortable, and went out of the way considering our family needs- including a considered room change. The rooms are well appointed, and the spa and pool were well used in between doing the "touristy" sites in Rotorua.
Looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you all to stay and we look forward to seeing you again!
The spas and pool are great - especially with kids who spend many happy hours enjoying them! And they sleep so well after a good soak!
Take care and let us know when you have the dates for your next stay! We look forward to seeing you all again!
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed one night here as a family of four. It was clean and warm and very well presented with every facility you could need for a short term self catering stay. We got a great welcome from the staff who were helpful and accommodating. It actually is better than the photos on the website, so I don't know if it needs updating but we were certainly very happy with what we found.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay!
Yes, you are right, our motel is a lot better than the photos on websites! Over the past few months we have upgraded some of our rooms with new kitchens and bathrooms, new carpets and flooring and new curtains and have landscaped the pool area. We have a photographer coming tomorrow to take some new photos so the photos on line will be up to date! The rooms and pool are looking amazing and we are excited about getting the new photos up for everyone to see!
Thanks again and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Lower Hutt
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

A wonderful stay, some of the best hospitality in NZ I have experienced. Very friendly, knowledgable and helpful staff willing to go the extra mile. Safe secure place to store my mountainbike, very bike friendly. Nice and quiet at night as off the main road. Plenty of parking. Very clean and tidy, comfy bed, well heated. Well equipped kitchenette. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Was even dropped off at the airport (bike and all)! Will definitely stay here again, very good value compared to other places I have stayed in Rotorua.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for our lovely review - I am so pleased you enjoyed our motel and thank you for your wonderful comment about the 'best hospitality in NZ'. We like our guests to feel at home, relaxed and comfortable when they are here and it is so nice to hear comments like yours so we know we are getting things right!
We love to have mountain bikers to stay and we have plenty of room to store bikes and gear, a drying room to dry and wet muddy gear and areas to clean your bike - and the Redwoods are just a short ride away!
Take care and let us know if you are back up this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

Pool was wonderful with perfect temperature even in winter. Spa pool in room was great with the room rate being very good. The hosts Pete and Tristen went out of their way to make our trip special with excellent customer service and would stay there again and recommend this motel to everyone.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and hopefully you will be back again soon!
Our heated outdoor swimming pool is great and perfect on these cold winter nights! We have just landscaped the pool area and it is looking stunning, with the fairy lights going at night, swimming under the stars - heaven!
We love our job and it is great to hear comments like yours so we know we are getting things right - working with people like yourselves is what makes or job so special so thank you again for staying with us!
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

This is a great place to stay, lovely and quiet just off the main road with major supermarkets just up the road, the rooms are clean and well heated and we made good use of the spa. Nothing was too much trouble with lots of good advice on the local area. Many thanks to Pete,Tristen and Mikayla for making us feel so welcome.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Being located just of the main street we do not get the noise of the heavy traffic all day and night - it is great to have the peaceful surroundings yet being so close to many of Rotoruas amazing attractions!
Our spa pools and heated outdoor swimming pool are great - the prefect way to relax after a busy day and you sleep so well afterwards!
Take care and let us know if you are back up this way - it would be great to see you again!
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Great little hotel. Friendly staff, clean rooms. Warm spa. Rooms very spacious. Great heated pool. Rooms being refreshed some painting occurring jul 13. Spa very private in seperate enclosed area on back of the room, great for privacy but lacking in character. 10 min walk to restaurants and supermarket (count down). Discounts for local activities offered by reception. Car park a bit small for larger vehicles.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
We have just finished doing up some of our rooms hence the painting and they are looking great! We have some new kitchens and bathroom, new carpets and flooring and new curtains in some of our rooms!
The 1 bedroom apartment which you stayed in is a wonderful room for a couple or family. The private spa pools are great! Thank you for your comment on the spa areas - we love to hear how we can keep improving our facilities and because of your comments we are in the process of getting some artwork done for the spa rooms so soon they will have a lot more character.
Take care and let us know next time you are over this way - it would be great to have you to stay again and see what you think of our improved spa areas!
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Westport, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We recieved a very friendly welcome,nothing was a problem,our rooms very clean and warm,and we had our own spa.Great value for money and they have a courtesy van for the airport,would defnitely stay there again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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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 pleausre to have you to stay! I hope your flight home was good!
We like to pride ourselves on being 4 1/2 star service at a 4 star price so that our guests get great value for money and enjoy their time in our wonderful motel! And having the spa pools and heated outdoor swimming pool is a bonus at such a great price!!
Out geothermal heating is wonderful and keeps the rooms at a nice cosy temperature no matter how cold it is outside! And the thermal also keeps our spa's and pool warm and gives us never ending hot water for our showers! Great for these cold wintery months!
Take care and let us know if you are up ths way again! It would be great to see you again!
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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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#8 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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