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Cook's Lookout Motel

#3 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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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
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2010

My wife , myself and 2 friends recently toured the North Island of New Zealand. We had planned to be in Paihia late October 2010 and only realized the week before we left that we would be in Paihia Labor Day long weekend.Thought we had better pre book accomodation went on the net and found a vacancy at this Motel.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2010

We spent 3 days and 2 nights at Cook's Lookout. We felt that as the motel was slightly up the hill (just outside the town centre), it provided better views looking down on the sea. Norman was very helpful in suggesting things for us to do etc. We recommend others to stay here.

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Batemans Bay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2010

My husband and I have just returned from 3 weeks in NZ and our 2 night stay at the Cook's Lookout Motel were early in the trip and were a lovely welcome to the country. The hosts, Norm and Sheila were very helpful with everything, we were picked up at the motel by a shuttle for the Bay of Islands... More 

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2010

A wonderful place to stay; the views from our room were truly magnificent. I kid you not I could lay on the bed (not overlooked by any other room/guests) and see the lights shining on the boats in the Bay and look up and see the night sky. We stayed 3 nights and could have spent a week. So very... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

We have stayed at Cooks lookout twice this year and wouldn´t consider anywhere else, the combination of fantastic views, facilities pool and trampoline for the children mean it is a REAL unwind venue for us. We used Cooks as a base for exploring the wider Bay of Islands as well as Paihia, we find that the short drive out of... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

just returned from a wonderful trip to new zealand and would like to say cooks lookout was by far the best motel we stayed at during our 5 week trip, friendly hosts and absoloute magnificent views, when we return we would definitely make cooks landing our first stop,

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Charlotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2010

We have traveled to New Zealand many times and, once we found Cook's, we don't stay anywhere else when we are in the Bay of Islands. Cook's is nestled in a quiet residential area just a quick drive to the bustle of Paihia and all of the activities available there. Parking is free and right outside your door. The hosts,... More 

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2010

We really enjoyed our stay with great views , very clean and well equipped room Everything we could wish for and the roast from down the road great. Even though it was not in the centre of Paihia it was quiet and very easy to get around. Thanks to the helpfulness of Norm & Shelagh

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

We were recommended to stay here by friends and we would recommend it to our friends. The chalet was clean and confortable (although not the most luxurious we came across) The hosts, norm and shelagh were brilliant, really helpful. The best part though was the most fabulous view from our chalet. across the bay on one side and over the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2010

There are so many wonderful things to say about Cook's Lookout Motel. Norm and Shelagh are great people and superb as host. They made us feel very welcomed. They call it a motel but it felt more like a private retreat. We stayed for 3 nights, but could have stayed forever. The location was great, just 5 min away from... More 

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