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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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Brisbane, Australia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
28 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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70 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 4 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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

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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13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

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 March 14, 2015

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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