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Cook's Lookout Motel

#2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Mableton, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Chui Wei M
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 .

Thank sirpike
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Quebec City, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The short drive from the seashore is really worth it. Because we then enjoyed a really quiet place, well equipped, with a stunning ever-changing view. Foggy morning, clouds, sun, low and high tide. The terrace on a clear night offered the most beautiful starry sky I had ever seen. The pool and trampoline will keep the young or young at... More 

Thank girubo
Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We stayed here for a week and this was a wonderful place to be based. It was up on the hills to the north of Paihia with stunning views towards Waitangi and the bay below, the colours changing constantly with the lighting throughout the day. It was extremely peaceful - the trees were alive with birdsong, from our balcony there... More 

Thank Diana B
Woodbridge, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

The location allow easy access to Paihia, but is a quiet spot away from the bustle of the town.Hosts are wonderful and provide great advice and make you feel welcome. Outdoor patio with the room was a great place to catch both the sunrise and sunset.

Thank richlasko920
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We wanted a quiet relaxing base from which we could access good food, spectacular coastline, historic venues and play golf. Cook's Lookout Motel provided all that - plus. Hosts, Norman and Shelagh, made us most welcome. The rooms and facilities were clean and had everything we wanted and were of a very high standard. The views from the bedroom, sitting... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We preferred to stay just outside of Paihia which is a busy tourist town. Cook's Lookout was about five minutes drive to the beach, activities and restaurants. The units are comfortable and pleasantly furnished, including a nicely appointed kitchen supplies. Lovely views. We especially appreciated the assistance provided by Norm and Sheila in advising us on local hiking trails and... More 

Thank JRW1950
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay fantastic views and hosts that go the extra mile to make your holiday a memorable one from spot on advise on restaurants and places to visit to picking up a bike rack to replace a broken one,dropping us off at the nearby restaurants in there curtesy van what more could you ask for

Thank brentmathews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

Stayed two nights in unit 1, a two bedroom unit. It had everything we needed and was really spacious. Nothing flash but very comfortable. The view from outside the unit was just gorgeous and the place was very quiet. Was pet friendly too.

Thank AucklandCone
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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
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: $95 - $156 (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 Family Hotel in Paihia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
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