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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #3 of 91 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 24, 2014

Pete and Tristen were born to be in the hospitality industry. Everything about them and their motel was just right. They are super friendly, love having a yarn and give great advice about the sights to see. Nothing is too much trouble for them and looking after their guests is their No1 priority. The motel is clean, comfortable quiet and central. It has a heated pool which was great to come back to in the evenings.
We were really impressed when we found Pete cleaning our car windscreen in the mornings before we went out sightseeing.
Thanks for making our stay in Rotorua special.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 16, 2014

Pete and Tristen surely are born to be in the industry and are very gifted at what they do making all who come feel very welcome and comfortable. Being so knowledgeable about Rotorua is a plus also as they can give the very best of advice to their guests. Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review and the team look forward to another visit from you in the future.

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Reviewed January 21, 2014

We have a lovely stay in Rotorua made better by the friendliness and convenience of the Sport of Kings Motel. The room, shower room and loo were excellent, very clean and serviced daily, the rooms kitchenette facilities were also very good. The motel is just far enough away from the main road into Rotorua that there is no road noise, very quiet, so we had peaceful nights sleep. The motel has laundry facilities, pool and spa, we didn't use them but they also looked very good. We recommend the motel and hope to stay there again when we return next year.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

We are very fortunate to be on a very quiet residential street and yet still close enough to the main part of the city. So yes we are in a very convenient location but far enough away from the noisy traffic. Thank you for your comments and recommendation to other searching travelers.

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

A wonderful place in Rotorua. Incredibly hospitable and helpful hosts. Nothing was too much trouble. We had a nice sized family room which was very clean and comfortable. The in-room spa was a particular treat. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

Thank you Jeff for taking the time to write a review for us. We are always pleased to hear that we have had happy guests. Our rooms are a nice size and very suitable for the short of longer stay and of course the spas are a lovely treat. Thank you once again and all the best for your future holidays.

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Thank you so much for a wonderful stay! The room was perfect and we loved the spa pool (especially after a long day of touring around). The location was excellent and we really appreciated the recommendations, help with booking activities and discounts for attractions. Amazing place!!!!!

Room Tip: The room with the spa pool is worth it!!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Heather A
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

To say that Sport of Kings Motel is the best place you stayed at for your entire trip means so much to us. Thank you. We are encouraged to keep on doing what we are doing and provide the very best that we can for our guests. After a long day of touring it is lovely to be able to relax in the spas
or pool and so many people comment that they sleep so well afterwards. So thank you for your
kind remarks and the team look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

We recently stayed at the Sport of Kings for a couple of nights. The owners were absolute gems. I arrived with a van full of perishable food, of which Tristen stored immediately. Extra kitchen facilities were made available so I could cook & cater for the Counties womens rugby team: I was able to deliver wholesome healthy food with no stress.
The pool experience was amazing, as we relaxed, the moon was out, stars were out & we really felt like we were on a paradise island. Sensational!
We often have work contracts in Rotorua & I will not hesitate to book our operators in with Pete, Tristen & Mikayla.
I fully recommend Sport of Kings Motel, not only to couples and families, but sport & work teams.
We're really looking forward to our next stay. First class all round!

Room Tip: My room was on the very end, as I was up late cooking & using staff facilities, I found it to be...
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Alene J
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

To meet the needs of our guests is very important to us and we are thrilled that we were able to facilitate you cooking needs for the team. Pete Tristen and little Mikayla are a fabulous family and we are very grateful that they are so friendly and accommodating of all their guests. To have someone go the extra mile when you are on holiday just adds to the overall experience. As for the pool it is so beautiful in the evenings and yes it is very easy to imagine you are on a Paradise Island. So thank you so much for you wonderful review and the team look forward to meeting you again.

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

The staff provided us with local knowledge on where to go and what to do in Rotorua. The parking is ample and the rooms neat, clean and large. He pool and spa facilities are kept clean and warm. It's a short walk from many attractions and provides discount cards for many local businesses. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

We pride ourselves in keeping our premises to a high standard and we have a great team who are proud of their achievements. Most of the parks are directly outside the apartments and we have extra parks also for those with a second vehicle also. Thank you for reviewing us in the way you have and that you found the team friendly and helpful. We look forward to maybe seeing you are Sport of Kings again.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We stayed at Sport of Kings for a couple of nights this month on our last leg of our trip of New Zealand. What an absolutely brilliant place! The owners couldn't of been more helpful, they had all the information on the area they advised us on all the best trips to do whilst there and they were very knowledgeable on the area. Because of this we made best use of our short time there. We had a wonderful time, room very comfy with own private spa. If you are looking for some where to stay in Rotorua look no further, you won't be disappointed, this place is a little gem.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Owner at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2014

Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you felt so welcomed. Our Managers are very experienced with their public relations as they have lived and worked in Rotorua for a long time and they would give you the best of local knowledge when advising you on what activities to do.
So thank you once again and we look forward to a return visit from you.

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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 Romantic 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 - $186 (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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