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All reviews norm shelagh new zealand short drive amazing views peaceful location heated pool watching the sunrise great hosts sense of humour glass of wine places to visit three nights a great place to stay overlooking the bay bbq area boat trip cape reinga
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Cooks Lookout. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable with amazing views over the bay. This motel is just out of Piahia providing a quiet and relaxing environment within minutes of the restaurants and attractions of the Bay of Islands. We would definitely recommend and definitely stay again .

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Robynjoan
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Stayed for 3 nights in one of the Ocean View rooms and the view was amazing! Room was very clean and the service was great. The motel is a very short drive out of Paihia (less than 5 minutes) and well worth the extra drive for the view overlooking the bay. Norm also helped us arrange a boat trip which was much cheaper and less crowded than any of the others that we originally looked at which was a bonus!

Date of stay: November 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Robyn M
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

The rooms are very clean and very quiet. The views are panoramic and include a vista of the sea and bush. Tui's were feeding just outside our window and we could see the sun rise from our bed. The owners incredibly helpful.

Room tip: This was our second stay in 5 years and we would definitely stay there again.
Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank 475helen
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Cooks Lookout. Its a 5 min drive or so away from the hustle and bustle of Paihia (short drive to Countdown if you need to stock up on supplies too). We stayed in the two bedroom ocean view apartment and the view from there is spectacular. The apartment was homely, very clean and well presented.
The service provided by our hosts Norm and Shelagh was excellent. Happily provided us with a highchair and baby bath. Small things like receiving a good size jug of fresh milk rather than a few thimbles of UHT long live milk help make the stay even more pleasurable. Happily recommend and would happily return.

Room tip: Ocean view rooms are superb.
Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Roger B
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

Just a 7 minute drive from the crowded waterfront, this accommodation was a highlight of our trip. Friendly owners, great views, and a clean comfortable room. We loved peacefully sitting on the balcony, enjoying the birds and the fabulous vista. Highly recommended, just don't expect to walk to the beach.

Room tip: Try to get a room near the top.
Date of stay: October 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Michael C
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