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Cook's Lookout Motel

#1 of 43 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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect place to stay if you want peace and quiet. 4 of us (2 couples) stayed in a 2 Bed room with 1 bath and kitchenette. It's about 5 minutes drive from the centre of town, up the hill. The view is to die for; make sure you get up early for the sunrise. This place is good value for... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a studio unit, which was spotlessly clean and comfortable. The view was to die for and the watching the sunrise from the deck was a lovely bonus. An easy 2 minute drive into town for restaurants etc. The hosts are very helpful and able to recommend places to eat and things to do. Highly recommended, and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit to Cook's Lookout. We stayed in 2012, and returned this year for four more lovely nights. This time we booked two studios. They were perfect. Both looked recently painted, beds were very comfy, and we had everything we needed (kitchen, dining, great shower, deck, parking). And then there's the view. . . The view continues... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not fault the cleanliness of the room and the genuineness of the hosts. But what did it for me was simply the elevated panoramic view of the bay and the bush.. If you are looking for a quiet and breathtaking view, this is what you need.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were just passing through and needed a place for the family for one night. The owners of Cooks Lookout Motel were very accommodating and we were booked in with no problem. The unit was clean and very comfortable. The View was amazing and it was so peaceful. There is a Countdown very near and the kitchen unit had everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Amazing view, central location, very nice owners and very tidy. Very close to beautiful waterfalls and breathtaking scenery. Lots to do in Paihia like dinner cruises, dolphin sighting cruises to remote islands with picnic and hiking on the island. You can take a ferry to the beautiful town Russel. A MUST do while in Paihia is Jimmy's Rib Shack. Best... More 

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Murupara, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We took a short break in th Bay of Islands in June, staying at Cooks Lookout Motel. The Unit was fully refurbished and very comfprtable. The stunning views across to Russell and over Waitangi, and the quiet, peaceful location were just what we needed. Our hosts were very helpful and friendly. We had a great stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We stayed at Cook's Lookout motel as part of a Retirement trip to New Zealand in February. The room we were allocated was exceptional with a view across the water that one would die for. Norm and Shelagh were just wonderful hosts who simply could not do enough for you with a warm welcome followed by much helpful support and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic hospitality and an amazing view to boot!!4min from the town of Paihia and very affordable it even has a large dvd range to choose from on the wet days which aren't many in the sunny bay of islands:) highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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