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Cook's Lookout Motel

#2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia 0257, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an excellent stay here, the proprietors were most helpful! They booked our excursions, ensuring best value and a pick up from our apartment. The apartment was very well equipped and comfortable, with amazing views. We thoroughly recommend this motel and would definitely come again!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cooks Lookout Motel. Our hosts were excellent - warm and extremely helpful, ensuring our stay in the Bay of Islands was as good as possible. The rooms are cosy and have full facilities, and the views are absolutely stunning. Waking up to a sun rising over the water - wonderful ! We will be... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A tired depressing collection of old buildings . Yes it has great views and yes it is along way out which they warn you about but Iin every other category it is way below average. No wonder they want their comparatively expensive money up front with no refund under any circumstances

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A really nice place, clean, comfortable bed, great deck and views, and the owners Norm and Sheila are really friendly and helpful. Haruru Falls and walking tracks nearby and Pahia just a few minutes away. We'll go again. J & K

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're after stunning views and engaging hospitable hosts, then this is the place to stay in Pahia. The hosts are very friendly and knowledgable, and will give you tips on where to go, nearby and in the general area. The views from this property and superb, and importantly, this location is private and quiet. No unruly backpackers or twenty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really impressed with Cook's Outlook. Whilst being located a short drive from Paihia itself, the location is superb with unmatched views of the Bay and so peaceful and quiet, The motel units are very well equipped with all the facilities one could need to completely 'chill out'. To top it all Norman and Sheilagh are superb and entertaining... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The owners are super friendly. They do a nice job with their motel. Its very quiet, super clean and oh GREAT views. Nice pool also with an amazing view. Also included is wifi. After a reboot it worked great! I wish every place I stayed was like the Cook's Lookout.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location, up on the hill just behind the town with STUNNING views out to Russell and of the inlet, about 3 k away from the hustle and bustle of town so it's perfect, very serene. Great pool and outdoor area, great modern and comfy room wit a view and patio, staff are fabulous and very helpful with sightseeing/restaurant tips... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During the very busy Christmas/New Year period my husband and I were afraid we wouldn't find anywhere to stay at short notice after camping in the rain, so were delighted to find this motel had an apartment for 2 nights. It was a very reasonable price for the time of year. We were a little worried that, as there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spacious, clean, fabulous room with the BEST view overlooking Waitangi all the way to Russell. The hosts, Norm and Sheila were really great, getting to know and "using" our kids names as well as our own and bent over backwards for ANYTHING we asked. as well as having a laugh with the hosts, the place was really relaxing and private... More 

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