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“Just loved it....” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #1 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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“Just loved it....”
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 very clean and the owners Norm and Shelagh very friendly and most helpful. We would stay there again and a bit longer next time!
Paihia is a great place to visit, lovely restaurants and a great atmosphere. Woolworth Supermarket close by, which we found very handy.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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.

i highly reccommend staying here, i hope to come back for longer one day.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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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.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 time.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cambridge
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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.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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 and the Bay of Island's area fabulous...

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
#3 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cook's Lookout Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet, spectacular location with Million Dollar Views. Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments all upgraded with new kitchens and bathrooms, most with stunning ocean views. Totally smoke-free property - no smoking in Buildings OR Grounds. Large solar-heated saltwater swimming pool, trampoline, BBQ, guest laundry, tour desk. FREE Wireless broadband internet access to all units. FREE DVD library & Book Exchange. 4 minutes drive to town centre, 3 minutes to beach. Secure parking outside all units. ... more   less 
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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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