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Cook's Lookout Motel

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#2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very clean and functional studio. It has amazing views from a very quiet and relaxing location. The owners were very helpful and we very much enjoyed our time in our excellently appointed studio apartment.

Thank Mike868
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were welcomed here by Norm and Shelagh. This is a wonderful place to stay. The views across the bay are amazing. Cooks Lookout is about 4 minutes from the centre of Paihai. This means it’s lovely and peaceful and the facilities are still very close. We upgraded to a 2 bedroom suite that gave us substantially more space, and...

Thank Mark W
Devonport, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and convenient apartment with stunning views from the terrace. We felt we were in paradise. The children loved to play in the pool and on the trampoline. Great hosts : Norm gave us excellent advice on what to do and where to eat. He helped us concoct a programme for our day and even drove us to Haruru...

Thank anneton55
Chania Town, Greece
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cook's Lookout is a motel which offers truly spectacular views, wonderful, clean, well-equipped accommodation and an opportunity to relax in a beautifully quiet location. The views over the Bay of Islands, the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Russell are incredible wow factors and charming hosts Norm and Shelagh cannot do enough to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible....

Thank KateandRoyCooper
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been looking for a place with a view and "Wow" did we get more than expected. We didn't want to leave the view was amazing. Norm and Shelagh you are the best such friendly happy hosts. The whole place was so clean and tidy I was very impressed. We will be back and have been telling friends all about...

Thank Marnz17
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found Cooks by accident. Arrived in Pahia hoping to get a sea view room somewhere just on spec. Half Marathon day in Kerikeri stopped that idea! Quick look on t'internet and spotted 1room left at Cooks so booked it. As we were on the seafront it was a short drive away. On booking in we decided to book 2 nights...

Thank Brian C
Palm Beach, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to stay at this hotel because of the warm welcome from the manager. We had checked out a few others in town but this place had all that we needed plus a great view. It is out of town a bit but if you have a car it is no problem and I think they have a shuttle...

Thank Weazle61
Yorkshire, England
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Compliments to Norm and Shelagh for setting the bar very high. Our first motel in New Zealand and we were VERY impressed. Comfortable beds, wonderful shower, cleaned daily, great view and everything one needed to cook real meals. The owners take pride in their establishment and are friendly and helpful. A warm solar heated outdoor pool with cover is a...

Thank DandA_10
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Cook's Lookout Motel. The location is breath-taking - much better to have the view from the top, rather than at sea level. Norm gave us great advice on the local area and it was a great base for sight-seeing the area. The view from the lounge, bedroom and balcony is wonderful - mornings and...

Thank melbournetrav2016
Las Rozas, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved staying here not only because the view of Bay of Islands is absolutely amazing but also because you're on the perfect spot, close to nature and also the city, beach, tours, etc. If you stay here, make sure to look over the lake around midnight, the amount of stars you see and their reflection on the water is...

Thank josefa525

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  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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: ₹ 7,580 - ₹ 11,168 (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
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“The two bedroom suit is worth upgrading too”
 of 5 bubbles markwP8883TT, 1 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Room 3, right at the top, offering one of the best views.”
 of 5 bubbles KateandRoyCooper, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I loved the room with the ocean view and it was so worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Marnz17, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“up the driveway towards top has better views.”
 of 5 bubbles Weazle61, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All units will have a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles melbournetrav2016, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
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