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Cook's Lookout Motel

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#2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow what a neat spot.The owners are so friendly and helpful.The rooms had everything in them and the sunrise in the morning while laying in bed was unforgettable .The pool was solar heated and a really decent size. The children had many swims even through the previous week had no sun. The also spent time on the trampoline. Paihia township...

Thank Garry B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I has such a good experience staying at this motel. The elevated setting is just magical on the hilltop above Paihia with a bird's eye view over the bush, sea and Bay of Islands. The unit had big windows on two sides and glass door out to my private large deck, where I could sit and have breakfast or afternoon...

Thank ScandinavianKiwi
Runaway Bay, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We mistakenly made an incorrect booking at another local BB and ended up spending the night at this motel. The owner was extremely helpful and polite, we had a room with a view across the Bay Area. It was really good. The room was very comfortable, would stay again. Room had an outside deck.

Thank peter e
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awoke each morning to breathtaking views and stunning sunrise. Room clean and well equipped, service excellent-- owner "Norm" the consumate host. Lovely peaceful setting yet close to the local amenities in Pihia.

Thank Claire and Andy H
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The bed was so comfy and Norman's knowledge of the area made our stay all the more enjoyable. Room view was awesome. Highest motel room in the Bay of Islands. Morning sunrise was well worth getting up for. Quiet room with fantails to amuse you as you sit in the balcony.

Thank Fiona M
Sheffield, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for five nights in a 2 bedroom, one-bathroom unit in March. We chose the two bedroom as our family joined us for three of the nights. Do stay here for the wonderful views that are exactly as portrayed on their website and the guaranteed quiet location. Our unit was spacious especially the living area. The furniture and beds...

Thank AtStarwood
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is our second time here and we loved both our stays. The view is breathtaking (we saw some spectacular sunrises from our bed!) and it is so quiet and peaceful. Our unit was pleasant and clean, and equipped for some basic cooking. Our hosts were friendly and we had all we needed for a relaxing time. The place is...

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights recently. Norman and Shelagh were friendly and helpful. The view was everything that was promised. The unit was a decent size and well-equipped. Housekeeping however left much to be desired as it was a bit slipshod and not very clean. Given the price charged, an effort should be made on ensuring that this aspect is...

Thank dbasha
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Thank you Norm and Shelagh for your hospitality. We had a great stay at your motel, with a spectacular ocean view from the deck. Well equipped accommodation, close (but not too close!) to Paihia city center. Excellent location if you want to enjoy a peaceful environment. Would recommended it to all my friends.....

Thank amtdinlife
Reviewed 11 April 2017

We had the pleasure of staying here for two night back in February. The apartment was clean and tidy and we had all that we needed. The guest laundry was located just a few steps from our apartment and everything there worked well. The view from the apartment was stunning with Paihia a short distance away. As we had decided...

Thank Marty_BoyUK

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • 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
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Price Range: $134 - $212 (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, New Zealand
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“We had room 6”
garryb561, 26 May 2017 | Read review
“Room with a view.”
petere52, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“The best view is probably from our room - Ocean View studio 3”
  • Deck outside Studio 3
  • Dawn breaks over the Waitangi Inlet - view from room
philipsG3186IZ, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“5 minutes drive from Paihia”
amtdinlife, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I'm sure the other rooms are perfectly adequate, but you really need to get one with the bay view!”
Skeptic2241, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
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