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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
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Mandurah, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Lovely Accommodation”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed here in April, asbsolutely lovely accommodation, very clean and comfy rooms. The customer service from the owners was truly amazing, couldnt do enough for you. Really enjoyed our two night stay here would highly recommend. Free wifi

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay!!
We do have a wonderful team who work very hard to ensure that our guests have a great experience when they stay from the cleanliness of our facilities to the help you get to ensure you get the most out of our beautiful city!
Our free wifi is fantastic, easy to log onto and runs very smoothly!
Take care and pleasure let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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El Cajon, California, United States
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Reviewed May 12, 2014

Outstanding place to stay. We stayed here while visiting for California. Pete and Tris are perfect small hotel hosts ! They made our visit a tremendous success. They were very helpful when helping us plan our visit and gave us tips on restaurants. The rooms are very clean and we had free internet and parking. This was the best hotel we stayed in during our two week stay in NZ.

Room Tip: Some room have a hot tub-- try for one of those.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to have you to stay!
Being Rotorua locals, we know all the best things to see and do and places to eat and it is great being able to share this knowledge with our guests!
It is wonderful to hear we were the best place you stayed while in New Zealand. Our team works very hard in ensuring we provide the best accommodation and service possible and we love to hear when we get this right!
We are constantly upgrading our motel and are currently n the process of putting new kitchens and bathroom in all of our 1 bedroom spa apartments. They were really nice before but are going to be even better now!! Very exciting!
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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

Sport of Kings Motel is the best tourist/traveler's accommodation I have stayed in for a long time (and I travel a lot in NZ). Friendly hosts, very clean, comfy rooms and a sunny, sheltered pool area.

Room Tip: phone ahead -the owners were very kind in making sure I had a suitable room as i was arriving late i...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay!!
It is so nice to hear we are the best accommodation you have stayed in in a long time. We are constantly upgrading our property and at present we are putting new kitchens and bathroom in to the last 8 room - very exciting!
And all of our staff work very hard to ensure the rooms are kept to the highest standard which is evident when you walk into the rooms and when you read our reviews.
Thanks again for your lovely review. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in Rotorua!
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Methven, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Simply outstanding! Pete picked us up from the airport, bundled our bikes into the ute and took us to the motel all too happy to help. Friendly and a good sense of humour, Pete and Tristen needed that with us lot.
Most of my graze's and bruise's have healed up now too which is quite good. We spent 3 days riding in Whakarewarewa Forest, it took us less than 10 mins to ride to the shuttle pickup from the motel, and there is so much riding up there we didn't even see half of it.
The room was fantastic and the facilities were top rate too. Heated swimming pool, spa pool, drying room and locked storage for our bikes. I would highly recommend anyone wanting excellent host's, rooms and facilities to stay with Pete and Tristen.
It's like we were invited into their home.

Room Tip: Any room here would be fantastic
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, May 19, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to meet you all and to have you to stay - I am pleased to hear the bruises have all healed!!
It is being great being located so close to the world famous riding tracks - being able to ride your bike there is a great bonus!
Having secure bike storage, a wash down area and drying room means you have everything you need in the one place.
And having the spa pool and heated outdoor swimming pools to soak those weary bones in a huge bonus!
It was great to have you all to stay and we look forward to seeing you again on your next riding adventure in Rotorua!
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FORT COLLINS
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Owners are very hospitable. This motel has been around awhile. Rooms are spacious. But everything is old. Walls are showing their age. Kitchen is minimumly furnished so you really can't make much more than coffee, tea or fry something. No cooking pots for microwave. Used their washing machine but the soap that they provided did not come out of the laundry. Rooms aren't cleaned daily. They make the bed and that is about it. Towels are grey in color. We stayed in a lot nicer places for less money. This was expensive for what you get.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, May 18, 2014
Thank you for your review. We always like to hear feedback from our guests and I am so sorry we did not deliver what you were expecting. We always do our best to give our guest the best experience and it does upset us to hear when one of our guests is not happy.
We have three different style of kitchens in our room, some with full kitchens including stoves and all cooking equipment, some with a double hob, pots and pans, tea and coffee and microwave and some with just a microwave and tea and coffee, These kitchens are explained in our room types and usually suit what people have booked, I am sorry there were no pots to cook in the microwave, I will have a look into this and see why, if you had told me about this when you were here we would definitely have give you some.
And I am shocked to hear the individual washing powder sachet did not do the job it was supposed to - we have used this for a long time and have never had any problems. Once again, I wish you had told me about this at the time. Sorry.
Our rooms are serviced daily unless our guest ask us not to and included in this is making the bed, replacing all towels required, doing dishes as required, removing rubbish, vacuuming and anything else are required on the day. Again I am sorry if this did not occur while you were here as I do not understand why and again wish you had addressed this with me at the time.
Regarding the towels, we do replace them every year and we have just replaced the hand towels, flannels, bathmats and are just waiting on our towels to arrive, I do agree they did need to be replaced I am sorry this had not happened when you stayed.
Once again, I am very sorry you were unhappy with your stay and wish you had discussed these issues with me during your stay as could have rectified most of the problems straight away.
We hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed our beautiful country.
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Singapore, Singapore
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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 review, 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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Perth, Australia
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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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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, 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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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 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic 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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