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Cook's Lookout Motel

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#2 of 44 Hotels in Paihia
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Kent England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in late February and the room exactly matched the description. We were able to see the bay from, not only our room but, our bed. What a view!There was a terrace with table and chairs where we sat and ate dinner overlooking the bay. The room had all we required and was very comfortable....

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our stay there. Norm and Shelagh were great hosts and helped us plan our short stay by helping with restaurants and choosing which sights to see. Sitting on the deck with our coffee watching the sun rise in the morning was so relaxing, the view of Russell in the distance never tires. We swam in the pool after...

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Thank Ron H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Those are the views, it is quiet, it is smoke- free, and it's less than 5 minutes drive from town and less than 5 minutes walk from the local takeaway/cafe/corner store. Good, friendly hosts. We'll be back.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cook's is run by Norm a great guy full of good tips on places to go. He was really helpful. The view studio we had #2 had a great view. The room was very clean and comfortable with a great view. Had a microwave and refrigerator. A bit out of town but a easy quick drive into the main part...

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Thank Brenda B
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the quiet location just out of Paihia. Sunset drinks on our balcony overlooking the pool and Bay of Islands was a delight each day. Norm and Shelagh couldn't have been more helpful with advice re tours, restaurants etc. An older style motel, (as are most in NZ!), but spotlessly clean and comfortable.

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Corvallis, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to stay. I originally thought this lodging was in Paihia, but after booking, realized it was a bit out of town. I am so glad I did not know that when I booked, because most Paihia lodging is on the main busy street with traffic and a lot of distractions. Cook's Lookout is very close...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the view from our room, couldn't get much better than that! The pool was the perfect temperature, warm but still refreshing. We had our cat with us and Norm&Sheila were very accommodating. We would definitely come back here again :)

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Thank Bex855
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Dominique S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via 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.

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Thank Camille D
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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: $144 - $218 (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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“All rooms have great views of the water.”
 of 5 bubbles workerbee151_10, 25 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We loved room #6, which has a water view from the bed.”
 of 5 bubbles RaewynA_12, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Pay the extra for the view! Main reason to stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles Uktravelmatt, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rely on owners after they know your desires.”
 of 5 bubbles browntdb, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
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