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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
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2012

Well this is the 2nd year i have been to New Zealand and I would not dream of staying anywhere else than Cooks Lookout, It felt like home! The rooms are lovely, clean, refreshing even the 'loo' has a 'view' The views are stunning and the owners are just lovely, thanks again Shelagh and Norm, i hope we see each...

Thank maryrose56
Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is a nice place with beautiful views of the bay of islands. Being outside of the centre on a hill you are rewarded with quiet views. Rooms are well fitted and the shower dome is quite interesting. There is a pool as well.

Thank FlyingCowman
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2012

This was one of the best motels we stayed in during our 3 week tour of New Zealand. We stayed in a room at the very top of the property with the most amazing views. Our room was quiet, really spacious, and very comfortable. The owners, Norm and Shelagh were very friendly, realy chatty and really helpful. They gave us...

1Thank Emily A
Southport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Although only here for 2 nights you couldn't of wished to meet two charming people. Easy to get on with and very informative of the area and what's on in not only the Bay but outlining areas. The views are worth the every penny of staying here. The heated pool was a god send after travelling for 4 hours from...

Thank dogsey2
Longview, Washington
Reviewed 13 March 2012

We had a lovely time in the Bay of Islands, and this motel was one of the reasons. The owners, Norm and Shelagh, are so accommodating and helpful, not to mention being lovely people. We had a corner room with a fabulous view of the Bay...very comfortable accommodations for three adults with a single in the living area and a...

Thank Toni98632
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Fantastic views and a lovely pool. This was excellent value for money. The owners were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The in-room facilities were very good, fully equipped with hob and microwave. We were easily tempted to stay for an extra night and would have liked to stay longer. This would be a good base to spend a week or more...

Thank Ray S
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Unfortunately we struck bad weather the two nights and one day we were in Paihia. However we were able to appreciate that there was a fabulous view to be had from our balcony and it would be great to enjoy it on a fine day with a cool drink in hand. Our beds were extremely comfortable and it was good...

Thank Gae M
North Hampshire
Reviewed 7 March 2012

We paid a little extra for a chalet with a view of the bay - just like the professional photo above. Spacious and well-equipped accomodation for the three of us - 1 in lounge. Free Wi-Fi and Sky TV available. Short drive down to bay and town. Would recommend to anyone.

Thank Ram1942
Costa Blanca
Reviewed 3 March 2012

This is a very user-friendly place to stay if visiting Bay of Islands. Very helpful hosts, a really excellent room with remarkable views over the Bay - it really was excellent value.

Thank PepitaCostaBlanca
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 March 2012

We are a couple from Singapore and were on a driving tour from Auckland to cape Reinga. En route we stopped for 3 nights in Paihia at Cook's look out. Over all it was a pleasant experience. The motel offer of a breath taking, panaromic view lived up to its expectations. Also, our room was clean. No complaints about the...

Thank Lacrimalake

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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: $139 - $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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“Room with a view.”
petere52, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“The best view is probably from our room - Ocean View studio 3”
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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
“The higher up rooms give the better the views.”
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