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“Friendly, helpful and great to swim in great outdoor pool in winter”

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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 31, 2014

Really friendly proprietors and very good advice on places to visit. Lovely to swim in hot pool in winter and great having a spa whenever you want!! Quiet street but close to amenities.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Get one near the pool or one with a spa
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Our heated outdoor swimming pool and private indoor spa pools are fantastic, winter or summer. We increase the temperature slightly in winter and is the perfect temperature no matter what the weather! The best place to relax after a busy day!
It is great being located on a quiet residential street away from the busy traffic noise but still being close to fantastic Rotorua attractions, the prefect place to relax while on holiday!
Take care and ease let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Though our stay was only 24 hours, the stay was absolutely what we wanted and expected.
The facilities were comfortable, clean & safe.
The in room SPA pool was great and very much enjoyed. A lovely and relaxing way to spend some time.
The Hotel's heated swimming pool was also a lovely space to spend some time. Again, very relaxing.
The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and supportive. Going out of their way to accommodate our needs.
We appreciate your time and support.
We'll be back next time when in the area, and we will recommend to others.
A great place.

Room Tip: The family room with the built in SPA pool was a great addition and made us select this hotel.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Dean L
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay!!
Our heated outdoor swimming pool and private spa pools are fantastic, the perfect place to relax after a busy day and also a fantastic start to a day!
We have some wonderful people to stay an it is so ice being able to tell our guests the best things to see in do in our wonderful city and surrounding areas to help so you get the most out of your holiday with us!
Take care and please let us know if you are back this way - we would love to have you to stay again!

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Reviewed July 30, 2014

Me and my girlfriend stayed there for the weekend. We were impressed on how friendly they were, how clean and tidy the room was and the fact that they offered us freshly grind coffee for our plunger was a plus for us.

I highly recommend this motel and I can't wait to go back and stay there again.
Me and my girlfriend talk about making it our "place to go" whenever we need to stay in Rotorua.

Thanks for the amazing hospitality guys.

Eder Marinho & Sarah Timmermans.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review, it was great to meet you both and wonderful to have you to stay!
I am pleased to hear you liked our Meebz coffee, fresh coffee is so nice and we like to give our guests the extra touches to make there holiday even more special!
I am so pleased to hear the our motel is 'your special place to go', we love to hear peoples feedback and is lovely to get such wonderful comments!
Thank you again and please let us know next tie you get a chance to come down - we would love to see you both again!

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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We booked a 2-bedroom non-spa unit for 3 nights. It was an odd combination of luxury and non-luxury, but I am giving it 5 stars because it surpassed my expectations. The rooms were clean and spacious, and they had a private spa with a locked door just down an outside path for no charge. They had personal touches -- for instance offering to give us a swim nappy for our toddler if she wanted to use the spa. We also used their recommended babysitter, who our daughter absolutely adored.

The only real issue to speak of is that the heating is in the shared areas and not the bedrooms so we had to keep the bedroom doors open or else it was too cold (and it was still rather cold). Also, the beds were a bit hard for our taste.

The next place we stayed at had a cold, corporate feel and only underscored how nice it was to stay here where you really felt taken care of.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank ajparky
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2014

Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to have you all to stay!
We are pleased you liked our rooms, you were in one of our 2 bedroom apartments which has recently been refurbished and are great rooms with plenty of room.
Thank you for mentioning about the heating, all of our rooms have thermal heating throughout but your room did not have a heater in the bedroom. Because of your review, we have been looking at heating solutions for the bedroom and will have this in place shortly! Thank you!
Take care and please let us know if you are back this way - it would be great to have you all to stay again!

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Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

Great location, great rooms. The management of this motel was the best i've seen yet. They went out of their way to help us have the Best possible experience in rotorua.
We are very impressed and would not hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you to stay with us!
We are Rotorua locals and know how wonderful our city and surrounding area is and it is great being able to help our guests plan their time so they get to see many of the wonderful activities and attractions Rotorua has to offer!
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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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Fantastic, quiet and spotlessly clean place to stay. Pete, Tristen and Mikayla are fantastic hosts, very friendly and helpful. The room was meticulously clean and even if you don't get a room with its own spa they have two private spas and a heated pool for guest use. If you a mountain biker, Pete has just completed a concrete MTB washdown pad, they will also store your bike in secure storage at no charge. Fantastic.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Neil S
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Peacerotorua, Manager at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2014

Thank you for your lovely review! It was a pleasure to have you to stay!
Our private spa pools are wonderful and it is great to have some available for people who choose a room without its own spa! The perfect way to relax after a busy day - and rest those weary mountain biking bones!
Being so close to the Redwoods we have a lot of mountain bikers stay and being able to offer free secure lock up, wash down area and a drying room for the wetter days! Everything you need to make your mountain biking trip to Rotorua perfect!
Take care and please let us know next time you are down this way - it would be great to have you to stay again!

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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We picked this motel based on the reviews on Trip Advisor and we weren't disappointed. In fact, the motel was even better than I expected from the pictures! It's clean, feels really new (kitchen and bathroom was lovely) and the beds were super comfortable. And ... the owners were even better (honest, friendly and helpful). The spa pool was lovely ... and the kids fell in love with the outdoor heated pool. They didn't want to get out of it! HIGHLY recommended place to stay.

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

Thank you for your lovely review! It was an absolute pleasure to have you all to stay!
Yes, our 1 bedroom spa apartments are wonderful with new kitchens, bathrooms, flooring and curtains - just like new!! We have 3 more to complete which should be done in the next couple of months! Very exciting!
And our heated outdoor swimming pool is fantastic in all weather! Hours of free entertainment for the whole family! And the kids sleep so well afterwards!!
Take care and let us know next time you are up this way - it would be wonderful to see you all again!

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Additional Information about 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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
Price Range: $103 - $147 (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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