My wife and I spent 4 wonderful days at Cooks Lookout Hotel in January. We normally like to eat out when on holiday but the views and facilities were so good (especially the views) that we just used the well stocked supermarket a short drive away to buy fresh easy food every night and got back to our spectacular deck as fast as we could!
The heated pool was an added bonus - so warm and inviting - so good to relax in after a days sailing, or kayaking or bush walking.
Cooks Lookout is a brilliant location - so quiet and relaxing up on it's hill overlooking the estuary and the bay - yet also so handy to all the fun that Paihia and the Bay of islands has to offer. It's the best of both worlds.More