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Reviewed 15 January 2016

It is difficult to express the warmth and hospitality displayed by Tristan and Pete who obviously love looking after their guests every needs and it shows. The motel in itself is excellent and our room was beautifully clean and airy with a large comfortable bed. There is a lovely heated swimming pool and very good laundry facilities. As we were...

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Abbotsford, Canada
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We arrived late in the evening and were very tired. As soon as we walked in the lobby, we knew we had made a great choice. Tristan and Pete were very warm and welcoming. Tristan went way out of her way calling restaurants to find one that would still be open. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the spa...

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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very spacious and well equipped, with a very decent spa bath in each one. The owner is extremely helpful, and friendly. The only down sides are that the car parking is cramped, so if you have a very large vehicle it may prove tricky. Also, the hotel is not central. The town centre is about a 20...

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Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed a couple of doors down at relatives from the King of Sports . We were cheeky and used the hotel as a pick up spot for a tour bus. The manager / owner Peter came out. Instead of a telling off we got a very warm welcome. We were Informed of fantastic places to see and things to...

1Thank katpjs
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

We went here just on a chance and it turned out to be one of the best if not the best places we stayed.. fresh ground coffee to your door in the morning - Peter the fella that worked there was really helpful, showed us around and directed us to the best pubs in town.. I can't recommend this place...

2Thank Henry L
Reviewed 9 January 2016

We arrived in the middle of a mild family crisis and the support and service from the staff at Sport of Kings went above and beyond all expectations. Kids and adults loved the pool and spa. Great place to stay.

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

I cannot say enough nice things about this place and the people who run it. From the second you arrive you feel you're taken care of and you know they're there if you have questions, want to have a little chat or need tips of what to see and where to go. They make calls to the attractions if you...

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Tracy, California
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We were so pleased with this hotel and the owners! They really took the time to tell us about the sights and "secret" places to visit. We visited them all and it really made our trip! The rooms were excellent! The pool and jacuzzis were a dream. This hotel is very eco friendly and they truly care about their guests....

Thank Shawn S
Mount Isa, Australia
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed at the Sport of Kings Motel for three nights in August, 2015 while visiting New Zealand for a wedding. We arrived in Rotorua late, and when we got to the motel we realised we'd made a mistake and didn't have a room booked until the following day. It our fault, but the owners organised another room at the...

Thank Hailey R
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this motel during our visit to newzealnd. Its a very good motel with all the facilities and in room spa. The in room spa has jacuzzi with natural termal water . The owners are too friendly and will give u all the information needed.I still remember the aroma of the freshly brued coffee they gave us.

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Sport of Kings Motel

Address: 6 Peace St | Fenton Park, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Bay of Plenty Region > Rotorua District > Rotorua
Price Range: €99 - €147 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sport of Kings Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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Also Known As:
Sport Of Kings Hotel Rotorua
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#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
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“You must have a room with the thermal Jacuzzi!!!!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles BrianG800, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the bigger rooms with the private spas.”
 of 5 bubbles , 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had two rooms; one was a suite with a jacuzzi, 2nd was more traditional, but an end room that allowed for sunlight.”
 of 5 bubbles akhoddam1, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The owners who run the place (and their daughter!) were super, looking out for your every need”
 of 5 bubbles lsaldanha, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The smaller studios do not have dedicated parking - we upgraded for not much more money.”
 of 5 bubbles CarolElizabeth, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
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