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Cook's Lookout Motel

#2 of 42 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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Auckland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really lovely stay here at Cook Lookout with our 6 month old baby, and pup Lou. We called late in the day and were happy that Shalegh was able to accommodate us that night by squeezing us in. What an absolutely amazing view of the bay, and over to Russell. The sunset was just incredible from out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cook's Lookout supply's and great view over the Bay of Islands. You can just sit and watch the day go by. Rooms are clean functional self catering units. It is a short drive into town, tours pick us up from our room so it was very easy.

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

Fantastic setting, very clean, neat, tidy and quiet accommodation. Norm and Shelagh so welcoming and friendly. Only a few minutes drive away from Paihia. Plenty of attractions in Paihia. As we left, we noticed other guests enthusing about the place. Only sorry we, and our little family, could not stay longer :) Will definitely visit again. Thank you so much.

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Brisbane, Australia
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209 reviews 209 reviews
26 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A stunning view from my bed even though it was cloudy and misting rain. Basic self contained room with everything you need. The price tag reflects the view but I am sceptical of the link as it was the most expensive place i stayed on my 9 night kiwi self drive holiday. The owners were delightfully pleasant despite our late... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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69 hotel reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks to Tripadvisor reviewers we picked Cook’s Lookout for our two night stay in the area. It’s pretty much all been said before, clean, comfortable, quiet and the views.................!!!! Sheila was very helpful and we would not hesitate to stay again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Motel is a bit out of the Paihia township and the life style there but it certainly makes up for it in other ways. The owners Norm and Sheila are just so helpful and welcoming and nothing was a problem to them to assist us. The views from the rooms are gob smacking". All rooms have fantastic views. You... More 

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Newport, Wales
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21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights in the motel at the end of our holiday In New Zealand, and had a great time. We liked the location a lot, in a quiet and peaceful area a few minutes drive away from Pahia and with those wonderful views over the bay that others have referred to. We were in Unit 7 (I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short drive out of town - But worth it - wow what a view! I have stayed at a lot of places all over the world but this place is really special. Don't expect 5 star but recently renovated and spotlessly clean. It is the serenity that is special. You would not know that there were any other guests... More 

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