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Cook's Lookout Motel

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#2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is our second time here and we loved both our stays. The view is breathtaking (we saw some spectacular sunrises from our bed!) and it is so quiet and peaceful. Our unit was pleasant and clean, and equipped for some basic cooking. Our hosts were friendly and we had all we needed for a relaxing time. The place is...

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights recently. Norman and Shelagh were friendly and helpful. The view was everything that was promised. The unit was a decent size and well-equipped. Housekeeping however left much to be desired as it was a bit slipshod and not very clean. Given the price charged, an effort should be made on ensuring that this aspect is...

Thank dbasha
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Norm and Shelagh for your hospitality. We had a great stay at your motel, with a spectacular ocean view from the deck. Well equipped accommodation, close (but not too close!) to Paihia city center. Excellent location if you want to enjoy a peaceful environment. Would recommended it to all my friends.....

Thank amtdinlife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of staying here for two night back in February. The apartment was clean and tidy and we had all that we needed. The guest laundry was located just a few steps from our apartment and everything there worked well. The view from the apartment was stunning with Paihia a short distance away. As we had decided...

Thank Marty_BoyUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This fairly new accommodation offers various rooms, but by far the ones you want are those with views of Bay of Islands. Perched on a bluff a few km west of Paihia, the sweeping views are stunning. The rooms themselves are large and well furnished. Nothing luxurious, but clean and comfortable, with fully equipped kitchens. The owners are always available...

Thank Skeptic2241
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous views, great friendly owners, very well equipped & comfortable accommodation. If we ever come to Paihia again we will be booking this motel. We luckily found this hotel on a very busy weekend in Paihia .We initially only booked one night as we were intending to move on but liked it so much we stayed for a further three...

Thank Steve R
Preston, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was the first time for my wife and I to visit New Zealand and we hit the jackpot when we stayed at Cook's Lookout motel. Our hosts Norm and Shelagh were fantastic and used there local knowledge to ensure we got the best value trips and were always cheerful and happy to quickly resolve any enquiries we had. The...

Thank qman3428
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a ocean view studio and it over delivered. The unit itself was fully kitted and large for a studio. Very clean and comfortable with useable kitchen table and lounge. The views from the bed and the outdoor table and chairs were fantastic. A wide sweep of the bay of islands with rolling hills on the land side. A...

Thank Tony D
columbus, OH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding view. Nice friendly owners. Partially renovated but lacking in charm and extras that make a place special. Only place we stayed at in our month long trip of New Zealand that did not provide plunger coffee (only instant) or milk. No screens, mosquitos, no air conditioning in this muggy climate so we had to keep windows open.room had a...

Thank workerbee151_10
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Norman and Shelagh's welcome was as warm as ever for our return visit to Cook's Lookout. The fantastic weather made our time there really special. It is the best value for the views alone. You just have to try it!

Thank John I

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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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: RM444 - RM700 (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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“The best view is probably from our room - Ocean View studio 3”
  • Deck outside Studio 3
  • Dawn breaks over the Waitangi Inlet - view from room
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.”
steverL5531WL, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best views are from room 8 with a deck so you can take them in while enjoying a meal”
qman3428, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
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