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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 #3 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We just had an awesome two nights at Cook’s Landing with our family of four. The 2-bed unit was spotless, the shower super-powerful and the view amazing. We had everything we needed to cook in the unit which was useful with small kids. Norm and Shelagh were friendly hosts but not in-your-face and there was plenty for the kids to... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent two nights in a two bedroom unit, at the very top of the site. The views over the Waitangi Treaty Grounds out into the Bay of Islands were magnificent. The unit itself had everything you could need for your stay, with its own piece of decking to sit and enjoy the views. The motel is located a little... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Norm & Shelagh are the best of hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The units are smart, modern and spotless. The views are to die for. The refurbished solar heated pool is excellent. All in all it is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands.

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Perth, Western Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived mid afternoon and were greeted by Norm like friends rather than guests. After a good chat and some terrific information about the area, we were shown to our room which was unit 3. We had requested this room in advance and we were happy this request was granted.The room is large and very comfortable, with all the amenities... More

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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the cooks motel for a couple of days. The owners went out of there way to make sure we had everything we needed. We have been traveling with our 7 month baby boy so had a million strange requests. The view is spectacular the rooms are quiet, functional and spacious. But the owners make the place that... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic time staying at Cook's Lookout. The room was spacious and well equipped and the view from the main bedroom and lounge was stunning. We took Norm's recommendation and slept with the curtains open so that we woke to the sight of the sun rising over the Bay of Plenty! As it was our first visit to... More

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Bathurst, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late flight and didn't arrive into Paihia until 10:30pm but this wasn't a problem from Norm and Shelagh. They gave us a fantastic welcome and were the best hosts for the 3 nights we stayed. Norm gave us fantastic ideas for things to do and maps on where to visit while we were there. The pool is... More

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Dallas, Texas
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11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in room 2 which had awesome views. It is a 5 minute drive up the hill from town. The room itself could definitely use some updating, and it was a bit dirty- there were cobwebs in a few corners. The hosts were amazing and so welcoming.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is a great find. Away from the hustle and bustle and noise of the main streets of Paihia, yet only a couple of minutes' drive away. The views are most spectacular, a bird's eyrie superb for watching sunrise, sunset, and chilling on the terrace with a drink. Norm and Shelagh are very friendly and helpful, and make everyone... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't want the noise and crowds in Paihia itself, and this place was ideal. Fantastic view across the bay for miles; absolutely no noise at night; great welcome and help from Norm and Shelagh. Well equipped rooms with plenty of space. Norm even drove us down to town for dinner to avoid using the car. Perfect location for visiting... More

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Also Known As:
Cook`s Lookout Hotel
Cook`s Lookout Hotel Paihia
Cooks Lookout Hotel
Cooks Lookout Paihia
Cook's Lookout Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
#4 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cook's Lookout Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet, spectacular location with Million Dollar Views. Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments all upgraded with new kitchens and bathrooms, most with stunning ocean views. Totally smoke-free property - no smoking in Buildings OR Grounds. Large solar-heated saltwater swimming pool, trampoline, BBQ, guest laundry, tour desk. FREE Wireless broadband internet access to all units. FREE DVD library & Book Exchange. 4 minutes drive to town centre, 3 minutes to beach. Secure parking outside all units. ... more   less 
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