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Cook's Lookout Motel

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#2 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a wonderful few days staying at Cook's Lookout. Up in the hills overlooking the bay so very quiet and peaceful, but with spectacular views. Norm and Shelagh were so helpful and recommended some great places to eat in Paihia. Would definitely go back to Cook's Lookout and would recommend to family and friends.

Thank Dominique S
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

celebrated my bestfriend's 30th in Paihia and we made the right choice to have booked in his motel. Norm and Sheila were wonderful hosts. we woke up to a breathtaking view. Watching the sunrise while sipping on our hot drinks was simply amazing. Took lots of instagram Worthy photos too! Would definitely recommend Cook's Lookout Motel.

Thank Camille D
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Owners were very welcoming. Room clean and quiet. We stayed three nights. Cooked in every evening. Enjoyed breakfast on our deck. Location is not in town, but we considered that a plus. I loved this place. Senior couple from the USA

Thank Gail G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Cooks Lookout. It's up on the hill with amazing views across to Russell and the Waitangi Treaty grounds. Norm and Sheila were so helpful, advising us where to go and what to see. The children loved ending the day with a swim in the warm pool and us adults enjoyed a glass of wine...

Thank Chevette31
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Cooks Lookout. The owners, Norm and Shelagh, are so welcoming, friendly and helpful. They organised everything we wanted to do efficiently and quickly. The suite was clean, comfortable and well equipped and had a fantastic view. The heated pool was very welcome after a day out sight seeing. We would highly recommend Cooks Lookout.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good clean accommodation , room located by pool which was beautifully warm n kept clean. Location is a little way out of town, so to save you driving n be able to enjoy a beer, Norm the host will run you into town in the evening with a wry sense humour n good strory to tell on the way!! Our...

Thank Julie B
Buellton, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay over in Paihia and found this gem. Norm and Sheila have a beautiful Motel situated high on a hill with a gorgeous view of the Bay of Islands. Our rooms, number 12, were sparkling clean and beautifully decorated, from the lovely tile bathroom, to the lace curtains. Sheila kindly provided us with a couple of extra...

Thank PatriciaLamb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at this wonderful motel for only 1 night, we both wished it could have been longer. When we decided to head into town for a meal our fantastic host gave us a lift right to the doorstep of where we decided to go (had some great dining advice too). This was a complimentary service. Whilst...

Thank Craig B
Manchester England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky and probably had the best room in the place - room 3 (see picture). Fully equipped, with everything we needed. Although there were no flyscreens, we were not bothered by any insects, and believe me when I say that if there is anything out there that is biting it will bite me. You really need a hire...

Thank SummerLightening
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at Cooks Lookout in peak season over the North American Christmas break January 2017 (Summer Holidays in New Zealand). Firstly, this is a Motel- and a perfect 5 star one. If you're looking for the Ritz Carleton, or a big new boutique hotel experience, you're not going to find that here or anywhere in Paihia. This...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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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: €105 - €197 (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, New Zealand - Bay Of Islands
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“Ask for a room with a view”
 of 5 bubbles janesF2905QY, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms seemed quiet n well located”
 of 5 bubbles juliebL8230CH, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner room top of property. Room #3 if memory serves.”
 of 5 bubbles BurtM_13, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
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