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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again a trip north for a short break to celebrate a birthday. Of course we stayed in the best motel: Cook's Lookout. As others have said, if you want noise and nightlife, stay in town. For a great night' s sleep and wake up to the sunrise over Waitangi, you won't find anywhere else. Simply the best place to... More 

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west midlands
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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot disagree with much of what has been written BUT when we have stayed for 4 weeks in apartments that were modern, very clean, and equipped with fine quality fixtures, the lookout was a little disappointing. The properties are in need of Some extra investment when compared to their competitors charging similar or lower rates in Paihia, I understand... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Pahia itself is a great place to use as a centre - but is noisy and busy. 4kms out of town on the top of a steep hill sits the Cooks Lookout. Views are awesome - even from the heated pool. Dont miss sunrise and sunset - both can be seen from here. Hosts are brilliant - very friendly. Great... More 

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Etobicoke
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at this motel this past week for four nights. W E rented a one bedroom which walked right out to the heated swimming pool. The room itself was spacious and had a small refrigerator and a four burner cooktop. There was also a BBQ available beside the pool which we also used.. The owners of... More 

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

We really enjoyed our stay and loved the peace and quiet through the night. Our son especially enjoyed the swimming pool and we loved sitting on our deck with the spectacular view. Thanks to Norm and Shelagh for their hospitality, taking us in to town for dinner was much appreciated. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the units and... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were scheduled to stay two nights at Cook’s Lookout but enjoyed the experience so much we juggled our schedule to extend our stay for another night. We were in Unit 7. It was specious, spotless clean and the kitchen was as well supplied as any kitchen unit we have stayed in over the past several years. The hosts, Norm... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the ideal spot if you're looking for quiet accommodation out-of-town. The views are amazing, the pool is solar heated to a perfect temperature. Our unit had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean, with free wi-fi. Norm and Sheelagh are very friendly and have a wealth of information about what to see and where to eat.

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London
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a fantastic stay here with a friend and her family in February this year. The views from our apartment (7) were absolutely breath taking and I would say difficult to beat. Norm and Shelagh were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, The apartment was well equipped with kitchen equipment so we were able to prepare... More 

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Kent
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

World class views! This suited us perfectly. Five minutes drive from Paihia, the location is very quiet and the views are just breathtaking. Sitting out on the patio overlooking the amazingly beautiful bay was very special indeed. The accommodation is in individual cabins and although these are not beautiful from the outside, there is everything inside for a very comfortable... More 

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North Island
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thanks Norm and Shelagh - we enjoyed our stay. The views from our unit were absolutely stunning and we enjoyed watching the sun setting and rising each day. Norm and Shelagh assisted us with booking some excursions before we arrived and were able to get us good deals. They were very friendly and enjoyed a chat. We thought the location... More 

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