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Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 44 hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed at two places during our stay in Paihia, and Cooks Lookout Motel was without a doubt, the favourite choice. Beautiful, peaceful location with amazing views from our balcony where we could sit and have lunch in the sun or watch the sun rise. Norm and Shelagh were wonderful, friendly hosts with a great sense of humour, and they... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We had an exquisite view of the ocean and valley from our room. Waking up in the morning to the exceptionally beautiful sunrise was the highlight of our stay. Our host Norm was very accommodating and helped us plan out our entire day. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and quiet. If you are looking to relax or get away... More

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Derby, UK
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here in February, 2014, and just got 'round to posting a review! The unit (7) was spotless, and extremely spacious & comfortable for my wife & myself (plenty of space for 2 more as well). We stayed 5 nights and loved it. The incredible thing here is that we didn't need, nor have, the curtains closed day or... More

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Denmark, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Reasonably priced, grand views, quiet and lovely hosts…what more could you ask for? We stayed 4 nights here and enjoyed it so much. There's a small kitchenette & fridge so we could fix our own meals, but Paihia's cafes & restaurants are only a short drive away. Ask Norm for his recommendations on what to do & where to eat!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Wonderful few days here. Fantastic accommodation. Bright,spotlessly clean and well furnished.The beautiful view from my bedroom was breathtaking. The owners Norm and Shelagh were most helpful and cannot do enough to ensure you have the perfect base for your holiday. I would recommend Cooks lookout to anyone looking for first class accommodation in Paihia.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

F riendly kind caring helpful owners Norm & Shelagh A mazing views that take your breath away B eautiful clean fully equiped units U nique setting to see sunrise and sunset L overly heated pool and BBQ area O utstanding service to book tours with pick up and drop off at your door U ttterly delightful holiday experience of my... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Excellent accommodation with unrivalled views over Waitangi, with Russell in view across Bay. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. Paihia is an easy 3 minute drive from the motel with a large supermarket and a range of restaurants.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to be introduced and greeted by Norm who then introduced Shelagh. This welcoming gesture is not something we have experienced before from moteliers and certainly made us feel welcome. They provided good advice as to dining which we used over our two night stay. We were unit 6 which was an upgrade suggested by them and is one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is an amazing spot overlooking Paihia - about 5 minutes drive away and close to the Haruru Falls and Waitangi. The sunrises are amazing and it is well worth setting the alarm to make sure you are up in time! Norm and Shelagh are very friendly and the kids enjoyed the swimming pool. Great cooking facilities, showers and comfy... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Cooks lookout is situated in the most stunning place with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. Very comfortable well laid out units and friendly hosts. We watched the sunrise from the bed. It is very private and quiet.

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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*
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Also Known As:
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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#1 Family Hotel in Paihia #3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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Quiet, spectacular location with Million Dollar Views. Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments all upgraded with new kitchens and bathrooms, most with stunning ocean views. Totally smoke-free property - no smoking in Buildings OR Grounds. Large solar-heated saltwater swimming pool, trampoline, BBQ, guest laundry, tour desk. FREE Wireless broadband internet access to all units. FREE DVD library & Book Exchange. 4 minutes drive to town centre, 3 minutes to beach. Secure parking outside all units. ... more   less 
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