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Sport of Kings Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Boucherville, Quebec, Canada
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were there Feb 19th right after visiting Hobbiton in Matamata. We were welcomed with the nicest smile from Tristen. She showed us everything at the motel. By the way in my 3 weeks stay in New Zealand, it was the best welcoming we've got by far!!! She asked us what was our program for the afternoon. We had some...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The walls of this motel's office indicate that it has won a number of New Zealand-wide awards for service and from our experience the hosts are determined to keep them coming. From the warm reception, complementary fresh ground coffee, free use of bicycles and transportation to the bus station, the service level was what one might expect at a five...

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Thank MikeD602014
Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 18 March 2017

When I booked this motel, I overlooked the fact that we were arriving by coach and was only picking up our car the next morning. Luckily Tristan and Pete were extremely friendly and they offered to drop us off at the Hertz rental downtown so we could pick up our car! They also recommended we try canopy tours which they...

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Thank Sheila514
England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2017

The staff are super friendly and very helpful, giving us discount vouchers for some of the local attractions. The room was clean and comfortable and the private hot pool was awesome. The motel was in a good location close to the many attractions in Rotorua.

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Thank Amyls86
Halden, Norway
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

This motel was a bit "tired" and worn - but two things compensated for this. Firstly superbly friendly and helpful owners (!!), and secondly the heated swimming and spa pools. Located in a quiet side street.

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Thank Klaus M
Obidos, Portugal
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Three small rooms - a lounge/kitchen with really comfortable chairs to relax in and watch TV, a bedroom with a very comfortable bed and a bathroom/spa room which was great to relax in with a glass of wine. Really good wifi, very helpful hosts and lovely freshly ground coffee whenever you wanted it. A car drive or a lengthy walk...

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Thank kayboia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed for two nights exploring Rotorua area. Extremely friendly and helpful staff, clean and modern rooms with enough space. Barbecue area and pool in case you want to use. Located some 1.5-2 km from City Center but there are some restaurant in the area and not too far in if you want to walk.

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Thank Rickard A
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

A great little hotel close to everything. It's clean and neat with lots of TLC thrown in. We had a comfortable King bed, great wifi, and a fantastic cup of fresh ground coffee to sip in the morning. We noticed there are bikes to use if you want and the staff were so great at helping us plan our activities....

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Thank Ron H
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The owners, Pete & Tristen, definitely went above and beyond to make our stay totally awesome. Nothing is too much trouble for them, lifts into town for a night out, recommendations for local restaurants, booking activities AND all done with happy smiling faces. Would recommend the Sport of Kings motel to everyone and we will certainly return when next in...

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Thank MagicTingle1006
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Everything here was just right. Gracious and helpful hosts, convenient location, beautiful pool area, guest laundry, well appointed and comfortable suite, private spa off bedroom, best coffee in New Zealand. We highly recommend this motel.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • 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: $132 - $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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Also Known As:
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
#7 Best Value Hotel in Rotorua
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“get a spa room”
christinaj132, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You must have a room with the thermal Jacuzzi!!!!!!!”
BrianG800, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the bigger rooms with the private spas.”
, 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.”
akhoddam1, 19 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The owners who run the place (and their daughter!) were super, looking out for your every need”
lsaldanha, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
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