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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars NEW

My husband and I enjoyed 5 nights here last week. Norm was really helpful organising our day trips and we looked forward to sitting on our verandah to take in the view across the bay in the evenings. The bed was comfortable, everything spotless and as you would expect.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights 8-9 February 2015. The family unit we stayed in was comfortable but we felt it was basic for the price, although this was Paihia at high season. However there are 3 things that mark out this motel: - The pool was great, 29 degrees and the kids loved it - The view from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was very clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped and the bathroom large. The apartment also had a large balcony which provided great views as shown on the hotel website. It was a great place to sit, relax and take in the amazing scenery or watch a stunning sunrise (thanks Norm... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I needed a weekend away, we booked this motel as we were sold on the pool with the view! The booking process was straightforward and the owners accommodating. Upon arrival friendly Norm chatted to us about how they got into the motel business as they had come to NZ for him to be a musician. We later... More 

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cookslookout, Owner at Cook's Lookout Motel, responded to this review

. It was Auckland Anniversary Public Holiday Weekend at the height of the Summer Season when the water main burst apparently about 2am in the early morning and we lost masses of expensive water at full pressure down the Bush/Hillside at the back of our property. When we were woken at 6.30am and told of the water problem, we coped... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What awesome hosts Norm and Shelagh were. We had no transport, and they were more than happy to drop us into the township.They organised tours for us and recommended attractions to go and see.We had amazing views from our unit.Highly recommend them.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We ended our three week driving tour of New Zealand here and it was just like coming home. Shelagh and Norm are the wonderful owners of this family friendly property, and they go out of their way to make you welcome, and to make sure you get the most out of your stay in this beautiful part of the world.... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, great welcome on line when booking and at arrival at the motel by the hosts. We immediately asked about one of the trips and this was arranged within minutes and included a pick up & drop off afterwards which was super customer service. We stayed in Room 2 at the top of the motel, and the view is second... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came to stay 2 days and ended staying 4. The view was fantastic from our room, which was very clean and comfortable and well equipped with natural light all around. The owners were very helpful and the swimming pool was idyllic - would stay there again if in this area and for more than 4 days

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let me start this review by saying that Norm and Shelagh were very welcoming and accommodating hosts and that the views from our room (no. 6) were just stunning. However, I have the advantage of comparing the room we stayed in with the one I am currently sitting in in Whangamata which costs NZD50.00 less a night and which is... More 

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cookslookout, Owner at Cook's Lookout Motel, responded to this review

Shelagh and I are very approachable and it is a compliment to us that the reviewer found us “very welcoming and accommodating” which is why I don’t understand why she didn’t tell us about ANY problems they felt they had during their 3 night stay instead of writing about them later in a downbeat TripAdvisor review. Some people might think... More 

Ohope, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a surprise ,when we saw our unit at cooks lookout. It was beautiful unit with amazing views and even a little garden outside.. Felt like we had our own little villa. Norm and Shelagh were very accommodating , even booked our tours for us. Being picked up at the motel was a big bonus.. Lovely swimming pool and nice... More 

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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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