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Cook's Lookout Motel

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 November 2011

We stayed 2 nights at Cooks Lookout and could have easily stayed longer! We arrived late in the afternoon on the first day and Norm and Shelagh have us some great ideas on what to do to make the most of the afternoon. The accommodation is clean and has everything you need. Very comfortable. Thanks for a great stay, would... More 

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1 Thank Lisa K
San Diego, CA
1 review
Reviewed 16 November 2011

My wife and I spent our honeymoon with Norm and Shelagh and had a fantastic time. They were very friendly and even offered us a ride into town! In addition, Norm was kind enough to go out of his way and give us a menu of some delicious Chinese food that delivered late into the evening! We were also fortunate... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 14 November 2011

Norm and Shelagh are wonderful hosts, and offer plenty of advise on what to see and do in the area. They are happy to book all side trips including the great excursion to Cape Reinga, and boat tours around the harbour. The rooms have a perfect view over the coast. Paihai in just 3 minutes drive down the hill, and... More 

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Thank Todd M
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 November 2011

This is not located on the waterfront or in the tourist strip but further back, up high in a quiet area. Shops, supermarkets and all tourist infrastructure, wharf for ferries and boating trips are a couple of minutes drive and its central to pretty much everything you would want to do around here. All units have spectacular views over the... More 

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Lincolnshire
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

We found Cook’s Lookout through Trip Advisor and arrived without making a booking, but were delighted to be shown Unit 3, which was available for the 3 nights we intended to stay. The room was very clean, well equipped and comfortable and had stunning views over the bay. Sunrise and sunset were spectacular. It was a perfect location. The motel... More 

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Thank GrimsbyMariner15
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2011

We really enjoyed our 3-night stay at Cook's Lookout. The views from our room were amazing. It was so peaceful (no traffic noise) and just a short drive from Paihia town centre. The hosts were really helpful and friendly. A fantastic place to stay while exploring the region or enjoying a relaxing holiday. Highly recommended!

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Kihei, Hawaii
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Reviewed 7 November 2011

We were welcomed very warmly by Norm and Shelah. They were very helpful about all that the area had to offer. Our room suited our family of four very well although my husband did suffer from an allergy to the onsite cats. Our children greatly enjoyed the company of Norm and Shelah. Having just moved to NZ this was a... More 

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Vancouver Island
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Reviewed 4 November 2011

Just a 3 minute drive from Paihai the motel is situated with sweeping views of the bay and surrounding hills. Shelagh and Norm are not only very welcoming, but work to ensure one's stay is perfect - they are extremely hospitable. Their advice on what to see and do was most helpful, including leaving the driving to Cape Reinga and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

I booked this place on the basis of its great reviews on TripAdvisor, and I wasn't disappointed. You can find more luxurious accommodations but you won't see better hospitality. Norm and Shelagh operate this facility and obviously take great pride in it. They greet you like family and will do whatever they can to make your stay a happy one.... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 November 2011

So glad we were heard about Cook's Lookout when in Napier as we wouldn't want to have missed out on the views, the quality of the apartments, the peace and quiet and our wonderful hosts Norm and Shelagh. A perfect end to touring New Zealand as part of our World Cup travels. No worries that it's a little bit away... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • 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
  • 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: $149 - $221 (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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