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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #3 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

Our introduction to motels after leaving the Auckland big hotels, was with Tristan, Pete and their adorable 2 year old Makayla. It could not have been a more perfect introduction to truly first class service. Our room had wonderful comforts that you sure don't find in US motels! Easy chairs, a well stocked kitchenette, dvd for a rainy day! and impeccably clean. But the real treat was our hosts. From our first meeting, their warmth and kindness, not to mention their good-natured humor, made our visit memorable. They were accommodating at every turn! A plus is that it's one block off the strip of endless motels in a charming neighborhood, still within walking distance of some great restaurants and conveniences. I loved my early morning walks around the block enjoying the neighbors gardens! This is a hard-working family operated business that has done a fantastic job. And if you're lucky, you might meet Makayla!!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you both to stay!
Being located on a quiet side street away from the busy traffic noise is fantastic as you can relax in peace and quiet while being close to the city centre and many major Rotorua attractions!
Take care and let us know if you are back over this way - we would all love to see you again - especially Mikayla!!

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

A 5-star hotel could not offer more friendly, helpful and competent service than that provided by the managers, Tristen and Pete. The level and quality of their services exceeded our expectations. Their valuable advice on what to realistically see in the Rotorua area during the two days we were there was really appreciated. They gladly made the reservations for us to see some sights and attend a Maori hangi and cultural show. We received many discount vouchers. The room was very clean, comfortable and spacious. We could order a delicious breakfast delivered promptly to our room. My wife enjoyed the pool. Lack of time prevented us from using one of the two private hot tubs. If you arrive by bus, phone Pete upon arrival. He will gladly go and pick you up. And he'll gladly drive you back to the bus terminal when you leave. The motel is located within walking distance of the Te Puia site where you can see geysers, see a Kiwi etc. Strongly recommend this motel. You will not be disappointed but amazed at the high level of attentive and friendly service.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you both to stay! It is guests like yourselves that make our job so enjoyable!
There a many fantastic things to do in Rotorua and helping our guests plan their time to see the most of out beautiful city is what we love doing!!!
Take care and let us know if you are back over this way - it would be great to see you both again!

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Reviewed November 14, 2013

We were so happy when we stayed at Sport of King's Motel Apartments. The staff are so friendly and helpful to us. We got good advice for our trip from them. We got discount vouchers for visiting national park. We are fully satisfy for stay here. The location of the hotel is quite convenience for us to trip.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we hope the rest of your trip was wonderful!
It is great being able to let our guests know the best things to see and do in our amazing city and being Rotorua locals we know many hidden gems of our area and love passing these secret spots on to our guests! And it is great being able to offer you discounts for many of our amazing 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 November 13, 2013

There are no words in which to describe how amazing our stay was at Sport of King Motel. From the service to rooms and location etc everything exceeded our expectation. The service was particularly outstanding, friendly and helpful. They welcomed us with genuine friendliness and offered helpful advise on which attaractions to visit, to resturants to dine at, offered us discounts and directions on how to get there and even played games with the kids. Thank you for an amazing stay. We will be staying here again on our next adventure to Rotorua.

Room Tip: Can't beat this motel. Everything was exceptional!!!!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you all to stay - I bet the kids are good at the sticks now!!
We meet many wonderful people in our jobs and meeting people like yourselves is the reason we do what we do! Thank you for staying with us!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best things to see and do in our amazing city and being able to offer discount vouchers for many local attraction is a bonus!
Take care and let us know next time you are down this way - it would be great to see you all again!

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Reviewed November 11, 2013

My partner and I stayed at sport of kings for four nights and five days. We had the best time and the motel was amazing. The owners were very helpful and looked after us. When we go back to rotorua we will defiantly be staying back there. Highly recommend this motel to anyone looking at staying in rotorua.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you both to stay!
It is so good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! Or newly refurbished rooms, thermally heated outdoor swimming and private spa pools make your stay with us relaxing and perfect! Take care and let us know next time you are back this way! it would be great to see you both again!

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

Staying here was the best stay I've had in Rotorua, and I've been to Rotorua 5 times in my life.
The staff were all SUPER friendly, generous, kind, the service was fantastic, the pool and spa was terrific, overall the best 3 day stay every!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2013

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you all to stay!!
Our private spa pools are fantastic to relax after a busy day and our thermally heated otdoor swimming pool and BBQ area is the perfect place to spend a great evening!
Your photos are great and the BBQ looks soooo good!
Take care and let us know next time you are down this way - it would be great to have you all to stay again!

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Reviewed November 10, 2013

This motel was the best place we have stayed in three weeks of travelling. The hosts were amazing and there staff very helpful. The hot tubs is a bonus to the apartment, very nice after sightseeing. The motel is well situated in a quite location just off of the main strip.

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

Thank you for your lovely review! it was a pleasure to have you both to stay!
We have a great team and we are all here to help make your stay in or beautiful city perfect!!
Our private spa pools are amazing, the perfect way to relax after a busy day as is our thermally heated outdoor swimming pool and BBQ area!
Being situated just off the main street away from the traffic noise, you can relax in peace and quiet but still being in the middle of our beautiful city close to many famous attractions!
Take care and let us know if we can be of any assistance in the future! It would be great 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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#5 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $110 - $185 (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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