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Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

F riendly kind caring helpful owners Norm & Shelagh A mazing views that take your breath away B eautiful clean fully equiped units U nique setting to see sunrise and sunset L overly heated pool and BBQ area O utstanding service to book tours with pick up and drop off at your door U ttterly delightful holiday experience of my... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Excellent accommodation with unrivalled views over Waitangi, with Russell in view across Bay. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and welcoming. Paihia is an easy 3 minute drive from the motel with a large supermarket and a range of restaurants.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to be introduced and greeted by Norm who then introduced Shelagh. This welcoming gesture is not something we have experienced before from moteliers and certainly made us feel welcome. They provided good advice as to dining which we used over our two night stay. We were unit 6 which was an upgrade suggested by them and is one... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is an amazing spot overlooking Paihia - about 5 minutes drive away and close to the Haruru Falls and Waitangi. The sunrises are amazing and it is well worth setting the alarm to make sure you are up in time! Norm and Shelagh are very friendly and the kids enjoyed the swimming pool. Great cooking facilities, showers and comfy... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

Cooks lookout is situated in the most stunning place with panoramic views of the Bay of Islands. Very comfortable well laid out units and friendly hosts. We watched the sunrise from the bed. It is very private and quiet.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Cook's Lookout is a great motel with beautiful views. Norm & Shelagh were friendly hosts and were very helpful. We used most of the facilities - free wifi, jigsaw puzzles, DVDs, the BBQ (Norm even gave us BBQ tools and oil to use), and the solar heated pool (which we used everyday). Highly recommend this motel to stay.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I made the reservations without knowing anything about the place. We stayed for two nights. The view was stunning with wonderful sunrises and sunsets. The accommodations were first class and the hosts were delightful. Wifi worked great, the showers had plenty of water. There was nothing that I felt was missing and I am sure this will be a highlight... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We just had an awesome two nights at Cook’s Landing with our family of four. The 2-bed unit was spotless, the shower super-powerful and the view amazing. We had everything we needed to cook in the unit which was useful with small kids. Norm and Shelagh were friendly hosts but not in-your-face and there was plenty for the kids to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We spent two nights in a two bedroom unit, at the very top of the site. The views over the Waitangi Treaty Grounds out into the Bay of Islands were magnificent. The unit itself had everything you could need for your stay, with its own piece of decking to sit and enjoy the views. The motel is located a little... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Norm & Shelagh are the best of hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. The units are smart, modern and spotless. The views are to die for. The refurbished solar heated pool is excellent. All in all it is the perfect base to explore the Bay of Islands.

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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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