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Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5 of 5 9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Paihia at cooks lookout for 2 nights in december and although the weather was awful the welcome from Shelagh and Norm was warm and they couldnt do enough for us. The view from the rooms is amazing. Town is too far to walk to but is about a 7min drive away. Haruru falls is just around the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Everything has already been said here on Trip Advisor. To my own surprise I found everything about this property to be absolutely true. The view? To die for. The location? Remote and therefore most peaceful (with Pahia centre within easy reach by car). The accommodation? Very well maintained, absolutely clean, thoughtfully equipped. The hosts? A stand-alone reason to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you need to get out of the rat race, saunter up to cooks lookout motel for a well deserved escape. Tranquil, beautiful with owners who cater for the individual needs of their guests its the whole package for those on a budget. Lets not get confused that the motel is budget and if you want to try a shower... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This motel was recommended by friends who had visited a few years earlier. It is located close to the main highway and the individual rooms are located on terraces which means that there is a great view over the Bay of Islands from the rooms.Norm and Shelagh are great hosts and really look after their guests. Nothing was too much... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a wonderful motel, first of all, the hosts were very friendly, the told me a lot of interesting things. The host gave me one call, to tell me that there was a wonderful moonrise going on, it was so lovely to see so much personality The view is more than fantastic, you see a lot of bay... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed at Cooks Lookout and almost forgot I wanted to see the rest of New Zealand als well... :-) Could easily have spent my entire two month holiday here! Wonderful views (both sunrise and sunset!), lovely hosts Norm & Shelagh, clean, quiet and comfortable accommodation, and just a few minutes away from Paihia centre (by car). Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sketch your vision of the most beautiful place on earth. Did you draw green hills, blue water, abounding flowers? That's the view from Cook's Lookout. Then talk to Norm and Sheilagh about what to see and do, and where to eat. They'll steer you right.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently got back from our trip to New Zealand. I would recommend the Bay of Islands as a wonderful place to spend a few days. We had 5 days there and had plenty to see and do. This was all recommended to us by Norm and Sheilagh who were our perfect hosts at the Cooks Look Out - you won't... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic view,especially from the top studio. Room was comfortable and clean with private outdoor seating area with unobstructed view of bay, beautiful in the evening light. It's got a nice little heated swimming pool. Norm was very welcoming and provided useful information on day trips, resturants etc. Accommodation is a bit out of town, too far to walk, but with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Norm & Shelagh aka "Mitsy" were so welcoming, the short drive to Paihia is quick & easy tour operators pick you up from your doorstep. Thanks to Norm and Shelagh for your friendly advice and assistance. Nice pool for relaxing at the end of the day.

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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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Also Known As:
Cook`s Lookout Hotel Paihia
Cooks Lookout Hotel
Cooks Lookout Paihia
Cook's Lookout Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands
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#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia

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