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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Canberra
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5 reviews
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“The spa!!”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is a great motel. Lovely hosts, and the rooms are a little dated but kept clean. We booked a room with a private spa, which was fantastic to come home to after a day of bushwalking. Best value for money!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
The private spa pools are wonderful and are fantastic to soak those weary bones after a day of bushwalking in some of our beautiful local areas!
Take care and let us know if you are back over this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

When we arrived at the reception, our family was warmly greeted by the staff. She was very kind and patient in showing us the amenities in the room. Sport of Kings Motel had a parking space for each unit. The motel had powerful heaters which was perfect for the winter. Additionally, the kitchen was tidy and well-equipped.
The highlight of the motel room was the attached private spring spa! My family had a soaking great time!
Hubby and I was pleasantly touched by a gentleman who cleaned our car's windscreen early in the morning before we set off. An awesome place to stay in Rotorua town.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review - it was great to have you to stay!
Our thermal heating is wonderful and means that your room is cosy and warm no matter how cold it is outside! And as our water is thermally heated your shower water never goes cold! So nice on a cold winters morning!
When our guests leave they are heading off on their next adventure and we like to ensure that you can see where you are going by having a clean windscreen, or de iced windscreen on the cold mornings!
Take care and let us know if you are back over this way it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We took our 2 granddaughters on holiday to Rotorua & stayed 3 nights at Sport of Kings Motel. We had a wonderful time, thanks to Pete, Kirsten & Mikayla, they were so friendly & helpful with any questions we had. The girls had a great time in the pool & we enjoyed the spa. Good luck with your business we are sure you will do well. Jenny

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Hi Jenny, thank you so much for your lovely review - it was a pleasure to have you all to stay and we look forward to your next visit!!
Our heated outdoor swimming pool is wonderful as are the private spas! The best way to relax after a busy day!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best pats of Rotorua and surrounding districts and it is great being able to share this knowledge with our guests so they get to see the best there is to see!
Take care and we look forward to seeing you all on your next visits!!
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Good Location just off Fenton Street and a very nice place to stay. Pool was excellent and this place is a great family place. Pete and Tristen are wonderful hosts, very friendly and made us feel welcome.The rooms were very clean, warm and quite spacious compared to other places we have stayed. We would certainly stay here again

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your lovey review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Our pool is wonderful and having just been landscaped it looks better than ever - and is always the prefect temperature, winter and summer!! It is great for families with kids and it is many hours of free entertainment!
We like to make our guests feel at home and do what we can to make your stay perfect!
Take care and let us know next time you are down this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Oxford, Alabama, United States
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

We spent only one night at the Sport of Kings Motel, but wished it could have been a month. The spa rooms have a large lounge/kitchen area, spotless, up to date bathroom, a comfortable bed, and best of all, a private naturally heated spa adjacent to the bedroom. It was quiet, Tristen was so friendly and helpful. I just can't say enough good things. If you are staying Rotorua, stay here!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, August 16, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! it was a pleasure to have you both stay with us!!
Our spa rooms are wonderful, it is so nice to have your own spa pool to relax in and you sleep so well after a soak at night!
We are always updating our rooms and it is great to hear peoples comments on what we have done! Thank you!
Let us know if you are over this way again - it would be great to have you back!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is the 2nd time we have stayed their and would not hesitate to stay again. Very accommodating. Very obliging and genuine hosts. The pool area looks amazing, and can recommend the private spa for relaxing in.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review . It was a pleasure to have you all to stay again and we look forward to your next visit!!
The swimming pool does look great - it was nice before but is really amazing now! We have just added some fairy lights so it is now really magical at night - so nice to lay back under the stars and relax! The perfect way to end the day! And you sleep so well afterwards!!
Take care and we look forward to seeing you next time you are down this way!!
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We stayed for three nights in July and had a single bedroom unit with a spa pool.

We had a lovely modern room with en suite and enjoyed the wonderfully friendly and helpful hosts.

Thanks Tristen for making our getaway so fabulous

Room Tip: Our spa pool got a hiding, it was great and soooo relaxing
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you both to stay and I am so pleased you had a great relaxing break!! So well deserved!!
Our 1 bedroom spa apartments are wonderful, with all the comforts of home and your own private spa pool - perfect to relax after a busy day and you sleep so well after a nice soak!
Take care and let us know next time you have time for a break - it would be great to see you both 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 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#9 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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