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Cook's Lookout Motel

#2 of 42 Hotels in Paihia
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9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a few days up in bay of Islands at this quiet retreat out of town with awesome views. The facilities were fine and the hosts were helpful with tips and information. There is ample to do for a few days so long as the weather holds, which it mostly did. All the usual kitchen items, though a oven would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished a wonderful stay at the cooks lookout. This place has amazing views and is very reasonably priced. It's worth the short drive from town. The owners are very hospitable and helped us with suggestions of things to do and bookings where needed.

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Samford, QLD
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cook's Lookout Motel is getting tired but the view from its rooms more than makes up for that. It is also very quiet and private which was perfect because Paihia is a bit of a party town in the Christmas holidays. The rooms are spacious with a decent kitchen and ours looked out over the Bay of Islands all the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights on Easter weekend, Norm and Shelagh were welcoming,very helpful and gave great advise about local area. Unit was very clean, comfortable and very quiet with terrific views of Paihia. Great price. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here 2 nights during Easter school holidays in a 2 bedroom unit. Positives: the views are stunning and the rooms are well sited to take advantage of them, it's quiet, the pool is decent size & warm, the room are spacious, comfortable & clean. Not so great: decor is a little dated, there are lots of rules &... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shelagh and Norm are the most helpful hosts and nothing was to much bother. The view is fantastic, spent many hours out on the deck watching the coming and goings of the bay having lots of meals and drinks. We had only booked for 3 nights but everyting was so perfect we stayed another 2 . Highly recommend Cook's Lookout.... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We can only agree with all the excellent reviews. Shelagh and Norm were the perfect hosts, friendly and welcoming and always available to offer advice and make itinerary suggestions if we needed them. Many of the local excursions picked up at the motel. We stayed in unit number 7. It was spacious, very clean and had everything necessary for a... More 

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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

After touring both South Island and the North Island we decided upon a few days of R & R. We found it here at Cook's Lookout. What a perfect spot, the views are to die for. We originally only intended staying for a couple of nights, however the views, the hospitality, the apartments were like a magnet and we eventually... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We had a really lovely stay here at Cook Lookout with our 6 month old baby, and pup Lou. We called late in the day and were happy that Shalegh was able to accommodate us that night by squeezing us in. What an absolutely amazing view of the bay, and over to Russell. The sunset was just incredible from out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Cook's Lookout supply's and great view over the Bay of Islands. You can just sit and watch the day go by. Rooms are clean functional self catering units. It is a short drive into town, tours pick us up from our room so it was very easy.

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