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Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent two nights at Cook's Lookout with our son visiting from South Africa. Norm and Shelagh were great hosts with a wealth of knowledge on the local area. We enjoyed truly great views from our unit and the deck. It is a serene spot and only a short drive to the hustle and bustle of Paihia. We will be... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had an excellent stay at Cook's Lookout Motel. Norm and Shelagh looked after us very well. We had a room with great views from the deck outside our room and from the bed itself. Norm happily provided all the information we needed to get the most out of the time we stayed in Paihia. Our room had facilities to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a lovely place to stay! The rooms were just lovely with an absolutely spectacular view. The owners were extremely kind and did everything they could to ensure a nice stay. There is nowhere else I would consider staying. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Cooks Lookout came highly recommended not only by other trip advisers, but also family friends who have visited NZ many times, and we were not disappointed. As soon as we saw the mock grave outside the reception, last customers who complained supposedly, we Brits with our particular sense of humour, knew we were in the right place for a laid... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Stayed at Cook Lookout after our son's wedding in January. We had thought of staying in the town, but so glad we chose to stay at the Lookout instead. Only a short drive to the hustle and bustle of Pahia, but great to return to this beautiful and peaceful location and its wonderful views from our own deck. Norm and... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at two places during our stay in Paihia, and Cooks Lookout Motel was without a doubt, the favourite choice. Beautiful, peaceful location with amazing views from our balcony where we could sit and have lunch in the sun or watch the sun rise. Norm and Shelagh were wonderful, friendly hosts with a great sense of humour, and they... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had an exquisite view of the ocean and valley from our room. Waking up in the morning to the exceptionally beautiful sunrise was the highlight of our stay. Our host Norm was very accommodating and helped us plan out our entire day. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and quiet. If you are looking to relax or get away... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in February, 2014, and just got 'round to posting a review! The unit (7) was spotless, and extremely spacious & comfortable for my wife & myself (plenty of space for 2 more as well). We stayed 5 nights and loved it. The incredible thing here is that we didn't need, nor have, the curtains closed day or... More

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Denmark, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Reasonably priced, grand views, quiet and lovely hosts…what more could you ask for? We stayed 4 nights here and enjoyed it so much. There's a small kitchenette & fridge so we could fix our own meals, but Paihia's cafes & restaurants are only a short drive away. Ask Norm for his recommendations on what to do & where to eat!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful few days here. Fantastic accommodation. Bright,spotlessly clean and well furnished.The beautiful view from my bedroom was breathtaking. The owners Norm and Shelagh were most helpful and cannot do enough to ensure you have the perfect base for your holiday. I would recommend Cooks lookout to anyone looking for first class accommodation in Paihia.

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Address: 9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cook's Lookout Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Cooks Lookout Hotel
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Cook's Lookout Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands

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