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Cook's Lookout Motel

#3 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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

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 April 25, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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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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