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Cook's Lookout Motel

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Colac, Australia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We are a couple of retirees who love to travel. Cooks Lookout Motel offered a peaceful environment with views taking in a broad vista of the Bay of Islands from above the township of Paihia. So relaxing! It was fascinating to watch the changes of colours and patterns as the tides changed during the course of each day. Our hosts...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous stay at Cook's Lookout Motel. It was off-season, so it was very quiet and peaceful. The view is unbelievable, including right from bed! The room was comfortable, with a lovely deck, where we ate breakfast and were visited by tui birds. We watched sunrises and sunsets, and even an amazing sky full of stars and the...

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Thank Benjamin A
Reviewed 16 December 2016

As Canadian travellers being away from home during Christmas Holidays, nothing made us feel more welcomed then Norm and Sheila going out of their way to hang a Canadian flag behind them in the office as we were checking in. The accommodation itself was unbelievable, with a clean and spacious room for two travellers and a view that was worth...

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Province of Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stayed for 3 nights and the motel made up for the indifferent weather. We were given what was probably the best studio with unsurpassed views. The only sounds were the birds. The apartment was clean and met all our needs. Norm and Shelagh were excellent hosts with a great sense of humour. Paiha is a short drive and Hararu...

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Thank silkennut
Letchworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My husband, 8 year old son and I stayed at this wonderful motel for 3 nights. Norm and Shelagh were so friendly and hospitable, we even had regular visits from Sparky the cat to check we were ok! Norm gave us lots of travel tips and told us about hidden gems which made our stay even more special! The views...

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Thank Claire B
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Very clean and functional studio. It has amazing views from a very quiet and relaxing location. The owners were very helpful and we very much enjoyed our time in our excellently appointed studio apartment.

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1Thank Mike868
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were welcomed here by Norm and Shelagh. This is a wonderful place to stay. The views across the bay are amazing. Cooks Lookout is about 4 minutes from the centre of Paihai. This means it’s lovely and peaceful and the facilities are still very close. We upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite that gave us substantially more space, and...

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Thank Mark W
Devonport, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Very clean and convenient apartment with stunning views from the terrace. We felt we were in paradise. The children loved to play in the pool and on the trampoline. Great hosts : Norm gave us excellent advice on what to do and where to eat. He helped us concoct a programme for our day and even drove us to Haruru...

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Chania Town, Greece
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Cook's Lookout is a motel which offers truly spectacular views, wonderful, clean, well-equipped accommodation and an opportunity to relax in a beautifully quiet location. The views over the Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell are incredible wow factors and charming hosts Norm and Shelagh cannot do enough to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible....

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Have been looking for a place with a view and "Wow" did we get more than expected. We didn't want to leave the view was amazing. Norm and Shelagh you are the best such friendly happy hosts. The whole place was so clean and tidy I was very impressed. We will be back and have been telling friends all about...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • 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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: $155 - $233 (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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“Decide if you want to look over the pool or not.”
 of 5 bubbles bkdlscammell, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Units 7 and 8 are prime spots but I can't speak for the others.”
 of 5 bubbles Amateur123, 15 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room on top floor for the views. If you want a ground floor room stay in room 11 - closer to the pool!”
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“Studio has best view room 1”
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“Top of the hill, overlooking estuary and bushland.”
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