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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2009

My husband and I stayed for three nights, would have loved to stay longer. The most beautiful view over Paihia, the water and so much green as well. As the motel is a little up the hill (very short trip by car) it is just so quiet and peaceful. We had the best relaxing time.The room was very comfortable and... More 

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wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

i only stayed one night, i wish i could have stayed more!!! the setting is perfect, the views are breathtaking, and its in a great position for peace and quiet. the room was spotless, and had everything you could need.......the shower was great!!! Norm and Shelagh were so friendly and welcoming and willing to share their knowledge on the area.... More 

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auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

A lovely motel,with the most beautiful views over bay.Very quiet,clean and comfortable.Norm and Shelagh ,who run it were very welcoming and very informative of local area.Great fun.Although just outside paihia well worth paying for taxi to restaurants in town because the setting of motel is is truely stupendous.I would highly recommend this motel.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2009

Norm and Shelagh were very friendly and heplful. The Motel is located away from Paihia and so is quiet but the location allows for those fantastic views. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the pool was excellent.

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sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2009

we found Norm and Shelagh to be wonderful hosts with great tips for things to see and do. They also gave us tips on good eateries . the view from the motel was fantastic and what is seen on the website is what you get and more. We would love to return. Thank you Norm and Shelagh for a great... More 

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Cambridge
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2009

We stayed two nights but wished it could have been more. The owners are very friendly and have a wealth of information about trips and good restaurants. The views really are as good as the pictures on their website and it is only a few minutes drive into Paihia. An excellent base for exploring the Bay of Islands.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2009

What a delightful little hideaway Cook's is. We had only planned on staying 2 nights but once we arrived we loved it so much we ended up staying 5. The veiws were stunning, the apartments clean, comfortable and so quiet.. The owner's welcome was warm, friendly and super, super helpful. Definitely helped to make our first visit to New Zealand... More 

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Devon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

We had a very enjoyable stay here, the hilltop location on the edge of bushland overlooking the whole of the Bay is amazing by day and magical at night. We found the service excellent and attention to detail very good. All usual communal facilities were adequate and well maintained. The only feature we thought lacking was a wardrobe, the awkward... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

Cooks Lookout was rated number 2 out of 47 motels on trip advisor when we booked to stay in April. We paid $175 N.Z. and booked and paid in advance for three nights. We thought the price a bit expensive as it was off season, but the great reviews and the high rating it had received on tripadvisor made us... More 

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Dublin,Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2009

The Bay of Islands is such a beautiful place for a holiday.I stayed at Cooks Lookout for 5 daysand enjoyed the locality,the wonderful views from my room,and the warm welcome extended to me by Norm and Shelagh.You were both so helpful in arranging the two sea trips,which I enjoyed so much.[Thank you Norm for the use of the heavy jacket.It... 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
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia

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