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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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 Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A quiet location with exceptional views at a reasonable price is what this motel delivers . The owners are very welcoming and helpful and helped us maximise the experience of our two day stay. The accommodation was clean and comfortable and the facilities of the town are a short drive away. The area itself is fantastic. John S UK

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A friend and I stayed here for a long weekend, and we definitely made the right choice. Norm & Shelagh were extremely welcoming and went out of their way to help us with activities in the area, including booking them. I've never experienced this anywhere else! The room was spacious, clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. The view was... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last Motel on our 3-week trip to New Zealand and it was the worst stay we had there. There ist CCTV with about 9 cameras who are watching you all the time, if you check or do not wash the dishes you have to pay 30$ each. We booked the room with our AmEX Card via booking.com... More 

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

Sometimes reading a negative review will tell you more about the people who wrote it than the property reviewed. We believe this review is a positive endorsement of our need to have measures in place to ensure the comfort and safety of our guests. The Security Cameras operating on our property cover all of the Car Parking areas, the Reception... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am a frequent tripadvisor user & decided to stay here with my partner because of the rating. We were definitely suprised with the ocean view from our room and our pillow! The pictures don't do any justice. The words I would use to describe our room is 'comfy' & 'cosy'. We just needed a place to shower & sleep... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well placed, spotlessly clean rooms with a view and cats that are hard to get to know but well worth the effort. Lovely hosts as well. You really can see that view from the bed. Lots to do in the area, the Waitangi Treaty grounds are well worth a visit for a bit of history and the Cream cruise was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Motel just after Christmas, peakseason. Great choice as it's a bit outside of Paihia, nice and quiet and other accomodation can beat the views. The pool is great for a relaxing swimm after a day of excursion as the water has a warm temperature. Our unit was very clean, the kitchen had all the basic things... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation was fine and in principle it is a great location for views over the Bay of Islands. Sadly, when we were there in mid December the weather was dreadful and we didn't get the benefit of the views, the nice patio area or the pool. The Waitangi Treaty Grounds are close by and are a 'must see'. There... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed over the Christmas for four nights and overwhelmed by the service provided. Not only the service, but what you see in the picture what you get. I booked the room from Melbourne just looking at the pictures last moment. Our expectations were high and Norm and Shelagh provided the service which we have never expected. We loved the... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel was a great base for our holiday in the Bay of Islands. We were in Unit 5, a studio which had a Queen-sized bed and a single bed along with a full kitchenette, dining table and bathroom. It was only a few minutes drive into Paihia village, and even closer to Waitangi and Te Ti Beach - nice... More 

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

Booked at the last minute this Motel turned out to be in a delightful position with fabulous views over the Bay of Islands. We received a warm welcome from Norm and Shelagh who were more than helpful. The accommodation was comfortable and spacious and we enjoyed a peaceful night's sleep. The heated pool was an added bonus, helping us to... 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
#2 Romantic Hotel in Paihia

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