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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Reviewed May 5, 2014

Love the private hot pools, internet and service. Having a car is a must as attractions, supermarkets and restaurants are not walking distance.

Discounts, good recommendations and reservation can be done at reception.

Thanks for a great time in rotorua!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Thank you for your review! it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us.
Our private spa pools and heated outdoor swimming pool are fantastic and the perfect way to relax after a busy day!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best things to do in and around Rotorua and it is wonderful passing on this knowledge to our guests and having discounts for many attractions is a great bonus - we are happy to book anything for your to help get the best seat or spot!
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 May 3, 2014

This motel is situated on a quiet street within easy walking distance of central Rotorua. Very convenient! Spotlessly clean and comfortable.Reception by hosts Tristen and Pete was very genuine and friendly. Great breakfasts and every help given to explore the area.We look forward to our return some day and would never consider any other motel in Rotorua.

Room Tip: For older couples consider Unit 16.
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Thanks you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay with us!
We have a amazing team who do a wonderful job in keeping the motel fantastically clean which is evident when you enter your room!
Thank you again for your review! it was a pleasure to have you to stay and we look forward to your next visit!!

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Reviewed May 2, 2014

The motel is at the South end of the town about a 5 minute drive away. The owners were very helpful and friendly with good sensible suggestions for what to do in the area and plenty of discount coupons. The accommodation is clean with full cooking facilities. We bought supplies from the supermarket a couple of minutes drive away and cooked for ourselves. There are also DVD's to borrow from reception. There are a couple of private thermally heated spa pools at the motel as well as a pool and BBQ. On the hosts suggestion we visited Wai -O-Tapu which is not as "touristy" perhaps as some options in the area and is a good choice for viewing the geo thermal sights. Near to Wai O Tapu is the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. These appear to be a cheaper way to experience a thermal spa than some of the options in town. It was quiet during our visit and a good way to relax after a morning at Wai O Tapu.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Thank you for your,lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay with us!
It is great being so close to the centre of Rotorua and many famous attractions while being situated on a nice quite side street so you do not get the traffic noise that you usually get in the centre of a city!
Our two private spa pools are fantastic if you opt for a room without it's own private spa pool - the perfect way to relax after a busy day sightseeing around our beautiful city!
All of our rooms have kitchen or kitchenettes which is wonderful so you can cater for your selves without having to go out for each meal.
Thanks again for your lovely review! it was a pleasure to have you to stay and we hope to see you again in the future!

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

We have just had a four night stay at this wonderful motel. From the moment we arrived my wife and I were very impressed with the wonderful hosts. Pete and Tristen have certainly got the x factor which makes this immaculate motel one of the best motels we have been to in New Zealand. The one bedroomed apartment was superb, the highlight being our private spa. The bed was very comfortable, I had a good night sleep every night as did my wife. The LazyBoy chairs, quite unique in my travels around New Zealand. In a nutshell the accommodation was superb. The outside heated pool was fantastic with lovely surroundings. Our days were very busy and the hosts gave us great information, nothing was a bother to them. Great walks through Redwood Forest, lovely walk at Hamurana Springs, a fantastic time at Waikite Valley. We will definately be back and I recommend this motel very highly!

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded May 18, 2014

Thanks you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your wife and have you to stay with us!!
Our 1 bedroom spa apartments are great, it is so nice to be able to relax in your private spa day and night, and you sleep so well afterwards! And our heated outdoor swimming pool is also wonderful to relax, a fantastic way to start your day or finish after a busy day!
There are so many wonderful things to do in our beautiful town and it is so nice being able to pass our local knowledge onto our guests so they get the most out of their time with us.
Take care and let us know next time you are up this way - it would be wonderful to have you to stay again!

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Reviewed April 29, 2014

Both Pete and Tristen were wonderful to deal with - and their advise on what to see in town were invaluable. The rooms were comfortable and clean and well set out for just the 2 of us.

I would recommend this place to anyone who are travelling around New Zealand as a prime place to stay - we would stay here again and will be if we get a chance to go visit New Zealand again

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

The four of us stayed here for two nights. Room was spacious, clean and comfortable with fully equipped kitchen.
Owners are helpful and are happy to advise about sightseeing, restaurants, local attractions etc.
We will come back.

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Reviewed April 27, 2014

A very warm welcome greeted us when we arrived. Our unit was extremely clean. It was well laid out with a queen size bed, small dining table and 2 chairs, an area for writing with a chair, 2 comfy lazy-boy armchairs. The kitchen had everything required. There were 2 hot plates, a microwave, fridge and appropriate utensils, cutlery and dishes. The bathroom was exceptionally clean. There was a show, WC and vanity with a hairdryer in the cupboard. There was an alcove in the corner of the lounge with an iron, an ironing board, brush and pan. Outside there was a lovely, inviting, warm pool with some outdoor furniture and a bbq. Although we did not use the pool or the bbq, I could see the area was very well maintained. I would not hesitate recommending this motel. Lovely friendly hosts.

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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 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#7 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $97 - $159 (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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