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Cook's Lookout Motel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am on the final night of a four night stay and I wish I didn't have to leave. The accommodation is beautiful and quiet and the view is AMAZING. I have been treated like a family member and nothing is too much hassle with pick up and drop off in town a real added bonus. The Bay of Islands... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled around NZ as a couple and a friend so two rooms were required at all stops. Cook's Lookout provided one of the best places we stayed in throughout our three week trip through both islands. The apartment was supplied with everything we needed, with the views being a bonus. OK so it's couple of minutes drive to access Paihia... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Truely a hidden Gem, not for the fussy, but true getaway and thoroughly a hidden paradise... will recommend to all my friends. We were welcomed and instantly felt at ease and amazed by the top studio view we stayed in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You've arrived in Middle Earth. You want to relax. You've read that there's more to the North Island than Auckland and Rotorua. You're so right! Paihia is one of the most picturesque spots in New Zealand. Yet... if you stay on the waterfront, you aren't getting the full picture postcard effect. For that, you need to go up the hill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An extremely memorable stay in such a beautiful location. The view from the suites is second to none, with some truly spectacular sunrises and fantastic stargazing! You couldn't wish for better hosts than Shelagh and Norm, extremely knowledgeable about the local area and all that it has to offer, nothing was too much trouble! Our suite was spacious, very comfortable... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

If you're going to Paihia to relax and enjoy the natual beauty, stay here. View is stunning, rooms are quiet and tidy and the hosts are lovely. Start and end the day on the deck watching the sunset, just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Cook's Lookout for 4 nights and it was absolutely wonderful! Norm and Shelagh gave us lots of pointers on what to do in the area and helped us book some trips! The motel is a short drive away from town centre so it is quiet and has stunning views. Rooms are spacious and comfortable with well equipped... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We visited during a quiet month and were the only guests on the property. Norm and Shelagh were absolutely kind and very helpful. We were only there for 3 days 2 nights and they helped us planed a day trip to the 90 mile beach. It was the highlight of our trip. As other travelers had pointed out, views were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

What a marvellous little find , loverly views and most comfortable accommodation , a loverly area with many splendid walks within easy distance indeed a most pleasant stay . The nearest town is only a short taxi ride away and has a reasonable amount of Resturants and bars .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

What a great spot! Norm and Shelagh were wonderfully warm hosts throughout our 3 day stay, full of top tips and advice about the locale. Its a very short drive down into town so don't be put off - I'd highly recommend escaping the hustle and bustle of the seafront to escape to this oasis of calm. Sat on our... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Cook's Lookout Motel

Address: 9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia 0257, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $100 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
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