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“Quiet, off main road, exceptionally clean and great value”

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Sport of Kings Motel
Ranked #2 of 92 Hotels in Rotorua
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch
2 reviews
“Quiet, off main road, exceptionally clean and great value”
Reviewed May 30, 2010

At $120 a fantastic stay, in very clean motel with all amenities, off main drag of Rotorua, so quiet. Best feature was a hot spa pool just outside the main bedroom. The spa room had a large concrete wall with cut out pattern at top, giving fresh air into spa room and whole unit if you left door open. Great when you don't like to leave windows open in strange place. The spa pool was hot and full - just perfect after a long day's travel. We are fussy when it comes to cleanliness and this motel didn't disappoint. Plenty of coffee sachets and sugar with bikkies. Bed really good too.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 21, 2010

For a mountainbike long weekend , Sport of Kings was ideal. From the free pickup at the airport to the heated outdoor pool, hot spa pools, friendly hosts, tidy rooms , and a ten minute ride to the bike park. As I said, Ideal !!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 9, 2010

This is the second time I have stayed here, the last time with my wife and young daughter. The Rotorua Moonride brought me back as solo traveller. I did not even bother to go and look elsewhere, as from my experience last time why waste the effort when I could simply return to a place that is quiet and the facilities are all that you could need?

Ian and Jyl are great hosts who go out of their way to ensure that you have a good stay. The motel is just off the main drag so the traffic nose is not an issue, it is nice and close to the Redwoods so you can bike there and back with no trouble at all. It is also close enough to the town centre so you walk there and back for a well earned beer (or 10) after a day on the trails!

I will definitely be coming back to Rotorua for more mountain biking, and will make Ian and Jyl my first stop for a place to stay - thanks guys!

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled solo
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Auckland
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Reviewed May 8, 2010

Very clean and well appointed. Children loved it as it was safe and had great pool. Very quiet and excellent heating even flat screen TV. The hosts were fabulous they treated you as you were the only ones staying there. A great place to stay with the family. We will definitely return and stay again. It made Rotorua a really attractive place to stay.

Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Monflanquin, France
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Reviewed April 19, 2010

We (husband, wife, 2 young daughters (both under 3) and a friend) recently stayed here for 3 days. Ian and Jyl were the perfect hosts - always more than ready to help with any of the unpredictable needs a young family throws up. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the swimming and spa pools just what we needed. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
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Peacerotorua, Owners at Sport of Kings Motel, responded to this review, April 26, 2010
Thank you for your comments. We have recently taken over the property and we have put in a lot of hard work to bring it back to former glory. It is great to know that it is appreciated. We remember your stay with us and would like you to pass on our best wishes to your delightful children.
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Switzerland
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

We stayed at the Sport of Kings Motel twice, once in February and once again in April as we did enjoy our stay very much. The room was clean and spacious, the spa (jacuzzi) was wonderful, huge and just the right temperature, lots of towels available for us as well. The swimming pool water was clean and warm, the pool itself very well maintained. Our hosts were friendly and helpful with sightseeing projects we had. We intend to stay here again for sure! The wireless in our room gave us great internet contact.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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hamilton
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

We would like to thank the owners of the sportofkingsmotel for a wonderful stay over the easter weekend. The unit we stayed in was lovely, nice and clean and refreshed everyday whilst we were away while my daughter was playing basketball.

The kids and I enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere with a spa in our room so we could relaxed as well as the spa they even had an outdoor pool which was heated;

It was well located in town and we were giving alot of information and discounts.

Best motel to stay

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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 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business 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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