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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 93 Hotels in Rotorua
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Hong Kong, China
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2 reviews
“The host is very nice and helpful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I have stayed here for 2 night in Jun. Pete is very nice and helpful! I have joined the waitomo tour on 2nd day. We need to go to Rotarua Tourism at 7:45am. As we don't have a car. He drive us to there at 7:20am! He is really very helpful. Also his wife (sorry i forgot the name...) gave us the discount for Te puia. I think it may not cost them any money, but she tried her best to help us and give us lots of advices and useful information. And the breakfast prepared by her are very nice. The portion is good and it's taste good.
The room is exactly what you see in the web. And there is a indoor and outdoor pool.

Nathan

Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us!
Our rooms have been recently renovated and as you say, are exactly like the photos you see on line, clean, comfortable and everything you need for a great holiday! And our thermally heated outdoor swimming pool and private spa pools are fantastic - the perfect place to relax after a busy day!
Being Rotorua locals we know all the best thing to see and do and it is a pleasure being able to pass this knowledge onto our guests!
Take care and please let us know if you are back over this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2014

This hotel was nice and clean. The thing that most set this apart was the very helpful staff at the front desk. They bent over backwards to advise on the local attractions or places to eat. The main drawback is that is not in walking distance to much at all. You need to have a car to go to most restaurants.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Being Rotorua locals we know of all the best things to see and places to eat and we love being able to pass this knowledge onto our guests so they get the most out of their time in our beautiful city.
We are situated on a quiet residential street yet amongst a lot of other motels, approximately 2km's to the centre of town, a 25 minute walk - great being so close to the centre of the city but far enough away that you don't get the noise of a busy city!!
Take care and please let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to see you again!
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

Nice motel, standard rooms recently updated, comfy beds. Loved the private spa rooms. unfortunately left our bathroom window open at night and woke up during the night to the smell of Rotorua but this was easily fixed by closing the window. Run by a lovely young family who were friendly and helpful. Just off the main road so nice and quiet too.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Our rooms have all been recently renovated and have all the comforts of home and more! Yes, our private spa pools are wonderful and available to all guests - the best place to relax after a busy day!
The smell of Rotorua can be quite strong at times - but the thermal activity that comes with it is quite awesome!!
Take care and please let us know next time you are over this way - it would be great to see you again!
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is Glynis from Kapiti 4 Seasons Tours, our senior group stayed at Sport of Kings in Rotorua in March 2014. We loved it enough to book another three night stay for our senior group on July 23rd 2014. Our hosts were/are fantastic and the rooms very nice, eight have indoor/outdoor hot tubs for each unit. PLUS pools for other guests, great ambiance...
Nice peaceful location, close to town...try them, you won't regret your decision for sure...

Room Tip: Only eight units have a private spa/hot tub...lovely units for sure.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Hi Glynis, thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you all to stay and we look forward to seeing you again next week!
We have rooms to suit everyone and the one's with private spa pools are fantastic and have just had new kitchens and bathrooms installed so are even better now!
Our thermally heated outdoor swimming pool and private spa pools are wonderful too - the perfect place to relax after a busy day!
Take care and we look forward to seeing you next week!
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

Right from the get go this was a great time. Asked for a portacot which was ready and waiting when we arrived. Good recommendations for places to go and late check out helps with a baby. Nice and quiet too. Would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: Rooms with outdoor spa are a must
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Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay!
We are more than happy to offer late check outs or early check in's where possible and I am pleased it made things easier for you!
Being located on a residential street, it is nice and quiet so you get a peaceful relaxing stay yet still being amongst all of the other motels.
We have just built a childrens playground so next time your baby may be big enough to play on it!!
Take care and please let us know when you are back this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!
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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were warmly welcomed by Pete, Tristan and Mikayla when we arrived and shown to our room. The room was clean and tidy and the in-room spa was ready to enjoy. The facilities were fantastic with a beautiful outdoor heated pool and BBQ to enjoy as well as the private spa in our room. Tristan and Pete were very genuine, friendly people who happily gave advice on activities to do and even gave us a discount voucher for one of them. We would happily stay at Sport of Kings again.

Room Tip: The rooms with the private spa are fantastic!
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to have you to stay and we hope to see you again soon!
It is great to hear your enjoyed your stay, our rooms have all been recently renovated and are kept to the highest standard - and our thermally heated outdoor swimming pool and private spa pools are the best at the end of a busy day or a great way to start one!
Take care and please let us know next time you get a chance to come and stay - it would be great to see you again!
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

another excellent stay, the people are fantastic, friendly and helpful, the amenities are first rate and we would go no where else.top rate again Tristan and Pete, thank you My mother in law travelled with us, she was visiting from South Africa and was blown away by the service and family feel.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you all to stay and we look forward to your next visit! It is people like yourselves that make our job so wonderful!! Thank you!
It was lovely to meet your Mother in law and we are so pleased she enjoyed her time with us!
Take care and please let us know when you will be back - it will be great to catch up with you both!
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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 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#7 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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