We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Sport of Kings Motel

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Sport of Kings Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

1,178 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Sport of Kings Motel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,123: English reviews
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

The owners, Pete and Tristan, are amazing and the nicest people. Never have I received a warmer welcome at an accommodation while traveling; it was as if I were staying at a friend's place. They were so helpful with great information on things to do, and Pete even gave us a ride to and from town for dinner! I felt...

Thank Kim T
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 December 2015

The motel room was very clean and well furnished. The room had a small but suitable kichenette. Fresh ground coffee was gifted to us upon our arrival, much to our delight. The hosts were incredibly warm and welcoming and were very eager to give us advice and recommendations on activities and attractions in the area.

Thank SotiriaSophieM
South Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Wow, wow, wow! The owners are the nicest hosts and so knowledgeable about the local area and it's people. Nothing was too much trouble for them. We booked an immaculately clean 2 bedroom unit that slept all 6 of us. It had everything we could possibly need (including freshly ground coffee on arrival). The location is perfect if you want...

Thank Samantha H
Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

Very acomadating hosts could not do enough to make our stay enjoyable even taking us out on a bush safari to enjoy our natural bush and to view the glow worms. The Rooms are very very clean with beautiful fresh sheets and a lovely spa pool just off the master bedroom. Great kitchen with a full stove and microwave the...

Thank rosst425
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Beware will put a downer on your next place to stay as it did for us as nothing will compare! Best hospitality i have come by in a long time, other industry businesses take note of there service! Would gladly spend our money here again & again and will bring the family next time. Great place after a mountain bike...

Thank Jeana21
Kenwood, California
Reviewed 29 November 2015

This motel is showing its age. Our room did not have an in-room spa as other reviews describe but did have a small kitchen. The room was small and dated, and there was no place to hang up clothes. Perhaps worst of all, cars park right in front of the rooms. There was alot of late night noise from people...

Thank Elizabeth G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Had very nice relax holiday. Thanks to Sport of Kings :). Greeting with big smile and especially I loved freshly grinded coffee. Also loved design of the room. Spa is right next to bed room which let us chill in spa and watch TV at the same time. Quiet and peaceful. All furniture are new and everything was nice and...

Thank SJSeanK
Reviewed 22 November 2015

As most other reviews mention, the staff were top notch. Everyone we dealt with were very friendly and helpful. We were given some freshly ground coffee upon arrival which was great (and much needed!)! We didn't use the pool, but did use one of the private hot tubs which was relaxing and helped us warm up. We opted for the...

Thank Jason K
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

Very friendly and helpful hosts. The spa in the room was a great feature. The room was very comfortable, but there was some fan noise coming from another room. Our farewell was as friendly as our welcome, and we took their good advice on our plans for the next day.

Thank iacamp
Koenigstein, Germany
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We stayed for 4 nights in the Sport of Kings Motel, attracted by the comments on TA. All the comments on the attitude and friendliness of the owners are right on. Also the location is perfect (a little bit far to walk into town). However, should you look for something really romantic, this is not the place to go. The...

Thank Profigast

254 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (200)
Room/Suite (58)
Bathroom (18)
Hotel & Grounds (31)
Pool/Beach Area (19)
Dining (1)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (72)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (54)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Room/Suite (9)
Dining (1)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Bathroom (3)
Other (28)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Rotorua hotels
1.6 km away
Quest Rotorua Central
Quest Rotorua Central
#1 of 93 in Rotorua
641 reviews
0.1 km away
Silver Fern Rotorua - Accommodation and Spa
2.3 km away
Novotel Rotorua Lakeside
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.0 km away
Holiday Inn Rotorua
Holiday Inn Rotorua
#18 of 93 in Rotorua
750 reviews
0.2 km away
Arista of Rotorua
Arista of Rotorua
#3 of 93 in Rotorua
824 reviews
3.0 km away
The Cleveland Thermal Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
  • 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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline and Agoda so you can book your Sport of Kings Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sport Of Kings Hotel Rotorua
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#2 Luxury Hotel in Rotorua
#6 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Sport of Kings Motel staff and other travellers.
7 questions
Ask a question
Sydney, Australia
4 months ago

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Sport of Kings Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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
5 of 5