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Cook's Lookout Motel

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We have been many times and keep returning. Motel is very clean, quiet and the best views ever. Hosts are very friendly and helpful. It has a lovely big pool and a nice barbecque area. The weather up there is always nice and warm with lots of sun. There are lots of fun things to do in the area. Thanks... More 

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Arizona
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Reviewed 1 August 2011

We just finished a spectacular tour of the North Island. What a beautiful and green country ! We ended up staying at Cook's Lookout Motel as a last minute change to our itinerary and were pleasantly surprised by the amazing views this Motel has to offer. It is just a few minutes outside the small town of Paihia up on... More 

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Hamilton, Scotland
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

We had a very short trip up to the Bay of Islands and used Cooks Lookout Motel as our base. Norm and Shelagh were extremely knowledgeable about the area and were able to suggest lots to do within our timescales which was great. The most memorable aspect of the motel is the spectacular view from our unit looking out over... More 

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Reviewed 13 June 2011

We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 day stay at Cooks Lookout. It is about 10 minutes out of town with a spectacular view, with a dedicated parking space. There is also a swimming pool. Norm and Shelagh are warm and gracious hosts and they provided excellent recommendations for trips, restaurants and things to do and see. The room was comfortable with... More 

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Hong Kong
1 review
Reviewed 13 June 2011

We stayed for a couple of nights at their suite and being able to catch a view of sunrise directly from the warmth of our bed was a marvellous experience in itself! They are located just outside of the restaurants strip and harbour side, but still a very convenient location being just a few minutes away by car. Great place... More 

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Hobsonville, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 June 2011

Very nice accomodation - clean and comfortable, with a great view! The living area is quite spacious! Really appreciated the whole property being smokefree - a rare and very welcome find! Enjoyed a fabulous sunrise looking out over the Bay of Islands. Norm and Shelagh went out of their way to make us feel welcome and at home, including checking... More 

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Sydney
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 8 June 2011

My boyfriend and I stayed at CLM for 2 nights at the end of May this year and thoroughly enjoyed it. The units are very spacious and the self catering facilities are excellent not to mention the AMAZING views. Waking up with the sun streaming in over a beautiful bay is certainly extra special. Unfortunatlly the weather wasn't on our... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 2 June 2011

Just spent the best weekend in the Bay of Islands area, staying at the Cooks Lookout Motel. This motel is a hidden gem. Just a short drive from Paihia it sits atop a lookout with the most amazing views .. especially sunrise ever the bay (see pics). The cabin is self contained, with fridge, microwave, toaster and all cooking utensils... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 June 2011

On our recent trip to NZ for a family wedding our one visit was to Phia Bay of Islands and to Cook's Lookout Motel for a Anniversay Weekend with its beautiful views and our hosts Norm and Shelagh were most welcoming also we had the most lovely weather, breakfast on the Patio each morning we cannot wait until our next... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 1 June 2011

We stayed here mid May 2011 with another couple each having adjoining units. We found this to work very well as we enjoyed the stunning views from the balcony in the evening with nibblies and a glass of wine. The Motel is in a very quiet position away from the noise of traffic in the town well worth the extra... More 

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Amenities

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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
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $150 - $223 (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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“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.”
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“I loved the room with the ocean view and it was so worth it.”
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“up the driveway towards top has better views.”
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