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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    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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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We stayed from 15 to 19 December 2014 with our 17 year old grandaughter. The Motel site is on steep hillside overlooking Waitangi, Russell and Bay of Islands. The Rooms are extremely well-appointed and afford visitors beautiful views from their decks. The Swimming Pool is delightful both in situation and water temp. with solar water heating. The Domestic staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We spent a wonderful time with Normans Cooks Lookout Motel. Norm and his wife are very friendly and helpful. The views from the big rooms are splendid. It is a very quiet area very close to the Haruru Falls. Ideal for guided tours or to go to the historical Maori Treaty grounds or to play golf near Paihia. Internet Access... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed in Paihia at cooks lookout for 2 nights in december and although the weather was awful the welcome from Shelagh and Norm was warm and they couldnt do enough for us. The view from the rooms is amazing. Town is too far to walk to but is about a 7min drive away. Haruru falls is just around the... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Everything has already been said here on Trip Advisor. To my own surprise I found everything about this property to be absolutely true. The view? To die for. The location? Remote and therefore most peaceful (with Pahia centre within easy reach by car). The accommodation? Very well maintained, absolutely clean, thoughtfully equipped. The hosts? A stand-alone reason to come back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

If you need to get out of the rat race, saunter up to cooks lookout motel for a well deserved escape. Tranquil, beautiful with owners who cater for the individual needs of their guests its the whole package for those on a budget. Lets not get confused that the motel is budget and if you want to try a shower... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This motel was recommended by friends who had visited a few years earlier. It is located close to the main highway and the individual rooms are located on terraces which means that there is a great view over the Bay of Islands from the rooms.Norm and Shelagh are great hosts and really look after their guests. Nothing was too much... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

This is such a wonderful motel, first of all, the hosts were very friendly, the told me a lot of interesting things. The host gave me one call, to tell me that there was a wonderful moonrise going on, it was so lovely to see so much personality The view is more than fantastic, you see a lot of bay... More 

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Almere, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I recently stayed at Cooks Lookout and almost forgot I wanted to see the rest of New Zealand als well... :-) Could easily have spent my entire two month holiday here! Wonderful views (both sunrise and sunset!), lovely hosts Norm & Shelagh, clean, quiet and comfortable accommodation, and just a few minutes away from Paihia centre (by car). Well worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Sketch your vision of the most beautiful place on earth. Did you draw green hills, blue water, abounding flowers? That's the view from Cook's Lookout. Then talk to Norm and Sheilagh about what to see and do, and where to eat. They'll steer you right.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Recently got back from our trip to New Zealand. I would recommend the Bay of Islands as a wonderful place to spend a few days. We had 5 days there and had plenty to see and do. This was all recommended to us by Norm and Sheilagh who were our perfect hosts at the Cooks Look Out - you won't... 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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