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Emerald, Australia
Reviewed 3 February 2016

We only had 2 nights in Rotorua and a list of things to do from all 4 of us. Tristen straight up helped us with ideas and suggestions. Booked us a table for that night and suggested the night Luge and even organised a driver to take us and pick up. Thanks to her help we fit in even more...

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West Sussex, England
Reviewed 2 February 2016

We stayed at this Motel for two nights and on arrival were given a warm welcome and shown around by Tristen. The rooms are clean, fully equipped and comfortable. The hosts are friendly and nothing is too much trouble to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. There are bikes available to use, a geo-thermally heated swimming pool, laundry facilities for...

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1Thank Victoria996
Kentish
Reviewed 31 January 2016

We stayed at this motel for 2 nights while we were travelling around New Zealand, what a great find - such friendly people nothing was too much trouble. Spotlessly clean I would certainly recommend this as a place to stay.

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1Thank ei B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 January 2016

We came to Rotorua overnight en route to Lake Taupo. Nice bright clean motel room with kitchenette in a good location near lots of geothermals. Incredibly helpful owners who gave us lots of excellent advice about the area. They lent us bikes, no charge, and showed us where to go to see all the local free geothermal activity and this...

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1Thank Celia B
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Friends booked the place for 1 night on our New Zealand Round trip. The hosts are extremely friendly and helpful and fun to talk with. Rooms are fine But beds are awful wobbly and soft. Wifi is extremely troublesome. Constant logins with nerve racking long complicated username/passwords. Location not easy to find without GPS. Is fine but cannot believe this...

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1Thank Luxury6
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 January 2016

we were there only for one night and I asked at time of booking for a late checkout as my husband was going to an early appointment and I could wait at the motel until he finished, this was no trouble and more importantly no extra cost, when we arrived we asked about restaurants and they recommended one that was...

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2016

Owners were so friendly and helpful, accomodation brilliant nice lounge with recliner chairs clean spotless kitchen, lovely bedroom and for pure luxury a spa bath within the accomodation, freshly ground coffee every day if required. Free bicycles to use and if any trips required owners would book for you with a discount.Breakfast brought to your room if required couldn't fault...

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1Thank Jan G
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 25 January 2016

What an absolute delight to stay at this motel. From the moment we arrived we were welcomed as if we were family. We were travelling with our 10 yo granddaughter and the three nights we stayed here contributed greatly to her overcoming homesickness. Pete did a welcoming ceremony for her and presented her with a tiki which she wore for...

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1Thank Margrett B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This motel is awesome. We stayed in a 2 BR unit that was incredibly clean and spacious with supremely comfortable beds. Every need has been accounted for even as far as providing on site laundry and virtually unlimited wifi access. Pete and Tristen are the best hosts we've ever experienced at a motel stay. Always smiling and eager to help....

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1Thank Nicole S
usa
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Wowsers! This property just received another award and I know why: fabulous customer service! Pete and Tristen go above and beyond for customer service. I love the attention these two fabulous people give to anyone staying with them! You will not regret choosing this place!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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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: $136 - $204 (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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Sport Of Kings Hotel Rotorua
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#1 Business Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Spa Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Romantic Hotel in Rotorua
#1 Family 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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