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“Nice and quite motel in wonderful Rotorua”

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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Located in a very quite street, it's a pretty new and clean motel with the usual and extremely comfortable hot tubs and swimming pool. The owner was very keen to have the room ready and heated for when we arrived after midnight.
Price is a little higher than most of the motel in nearby Fenton St but quality make it worth. We had a two room family unit with a well equipped kitchen that fit nicely to our needs (couple with three young children).

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you all to stay!
Yes, our two bedroom apartments are wonderful for families and groups of people! These rooms have just been renovated and have new kitchens, bathrooms, carpets, flooring, curtains etc and look fantastic!!
There are so many motels on Fenton Street but being located just 150 metres off Fenton Street, we don't get any of the heavy traffic noise day and night, the perfect place to relax and enjoy the peace and tranquility!
Take care and let s know if you are back over this way - it would be great to have you all to stay again!

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The room was clean and comfortable, the pool was deliciously warm and the owners were so very friendly and helpful. They know everything interesting going on and they are able to provide discounts to many attractions. I just stayed in the pool.

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Yes our newly landscaped heated outdoor pool is wonderful and deliciously warm - the perfect temperature on these cool winter days and nights!!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best things there is to see and do in Rotorua and love helping our guests plan their time to get the best out of their stay in our wonderful city!
Take care and let us know the next time you are up this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

My family and extended family all stayed here over the weekend and found the motel just lovely. The units had everything we needed, as well as our own private spa. The kids just thought that was fantastic. The complex also has its own heated outdoor pool which was great, spent a few hours in there with the family and absolutely loved it.

Our hosts could not do enough for us and were very helpful and friendly. The rooms are lovely and clean with great water pressure. We would definitely stay here again. Highly recommend to all :)

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you all to stay!!
Our 1 bedroom apartments are wonderful for families, children and parents alike love the private spa - perfect in winter so you don't have to go outside and get cold!
And our newly landscaped outdoor heated pool and BBQ area is fantastic - great to be able to cook dinner while the kids are having dip!
We know it is important to feel comfortable when you are away from home and we try our best to ensure our guests feel like they are home away from home!
Take care and let us know when you are back this way - it would be great to have you all to stay again!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

this is a great motel which i can't find anything to complain with: clean and comfy room with everything needed (esp extra towels!),nice temperature pool and private spa,large breakfast, handy location...especially thanks for the extremely wonderful hospitality fromvthe hosts! 3 of us are all enjoying staying here and look forward to visiting again!

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review , it was a pleasure to have you all to stay!
We love our job and love to help people enjoy our wonderful motel and city as much as we do! Thank you for your lovely comment!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your breakfast - they are large and served piping hot!!
Take care and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Rotorua!

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Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night on 7th Aug and was pleasantly surprised by how nice and cosy this place was. Tristen welcomed us enthusiastically and was able to give us all the insider's tips to the region. With her help, we were able to maximise our short stay in Rotorua and we are so grateful for that!

We have absolutely no complaints about the room. It was clean and comfortable with a private spa in the premise. Unfortunately we didn't have the time to try out the heated pool!

Sport of Kings is definitely highly recommended, and we will be staying here again, the next time I come out to New Zealand.

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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we look forward to your next trip to New Zealand!!
Many of our guests have limited time to see our region so we love to help them get as much as they can out of their time and let them know what they can look forward to on their next visit!! Being able to offer discounts for many attractions is wonderful!
Our rooms with private spa pool are awesome - cosy and warm on these cold winter months - our thermal heating is wonderful!! We also have private spa pools for others to use if they choose a room without one in it!
Next time you must make time to have a swim in our heated outdoor swimming pool - it is fantastic!
Take care and we look forward to seeing you next time you are over this way!

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Reviewed August 10, 2013

We stayed in an excellent studio room, fully equiped, super-clean, decorated with great taste, and with private parking. The hotel itself is 1 min. from the city centre, although we really used it to explore the Rotorua area for a couple of days. We also tried their spa, which is very good and clean, and the heated pool, which is excellent, specially at night!

The staff is awesome, very friendly, and helped us greatly in finding stuff to do and recommending things. They also offer discounts if you book through them, so if you haven't already, contact them first, they'll be able to help you.

Overall an excellent place to stay, very very good value for money, we were very pleased. They really go above and beyond to make sure you feel welcome. Outstanding.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you both to stay!
We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our room and amenities and we have an awesome team who really care about what they are doing!
Our newly landscaped heated outdoor swimming pool is wonderful and as you said, is fantastic at night with the special lighting all around it - magical!
We love helping our guests get the most out of their time in our beautiful city and it is great being able to offer discounts to so many of our wonderful attractions!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!

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Reviewed August 9, 2013

The Sport of Kings is a comfortable and well-equipped motel, just a short distance from the town centre. Its three best attributes are quietness, the individual indoor spa pools, and the friendly and helpful management staff. Our hosts were extremely knowledgeable about Rotorua's attractions and facilities.

Our unit was spotlessly clean, in good repair, and included everything we needed for our 3 night stay. We can heartily recommend this motel.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Being located amongst all the motels but on a quiet side street, we don't get the heavy traffic noise day and night, you would not know you are in the middle of a city!
Our 1 bedroom spa apartments with their own private spas are wonderful! - if you choose a room without a spa we do have two private spas available for you to use also! And our fantastic heated outdoor swimming pool for all to use!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best parts of our city and surrounding areas and we love to share our extensive knowledge with our guest so everyone gets to see how wonderful our beautiful part of New Zealand is!
Take care and let us know if you are back this way - it would be wonderful to have you to stay again!

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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
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
#6 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $103 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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