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Cook's Lookout Motel
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2013 via mobile

Norm and Shielagh are the perfect hosts and what a location.
Views from the room and fully equipped kitchen all away from the madding crowd.
Need a car to get to the attractions so free parking and Internet at 100 MB per day is ample.

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Reviewed 16 April 2013

It was with great relief to us that Cook's Lookout lived up to our expectations, given it does rate so highly on tripadvisor. We were a bit nervous booking accomodation sight unseen, though my wife scrutinised the reviews pretty closely and felt we could not ignore the overwhelmingly positive feedback.
We stayed in room 8 alongside friends in room 9 for three nights. This was a good position as it meant we had our privacy but we could also mix with ease. Near the pool was handy though kids spent most of their time on the trampoline which we could supervise from our balcony. Though only a few minutes from town the aspect gives you a sense of remoteness. Meant we could easil access restaurants, supermarkets and tours and yet a quickly retreat to this unique view.
Rooms were well maintained and certainly well equipped....overall a very good value stay that exceeded our expectations.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 13 April 2013

The Cook's Lookout motel is located well outside Paihia, on a hill with a magnificent view over the estuary to the distant sea. We witnessed spectacular sunrises and on a previous visit enjoyed a fantastic starry sky on a clear night. The rooms are simply but comfortably furnished, clean, and quiet, and spotlessly clean, with a large comfortable bed and a more than adequate cooking niche. The owners, Norm and Shelagh, were very friendly and helpful, and gave us plenty of advice about what to see and do. The motel is about 5 minutes drive from the town centre, with its shops and restaurants. There is ample parking on the property and a generous allowance of free WiFi. This was our second stay at Cook's Lookout and we will certainly try to stay here on a future visit.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank William L
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Reviewed 7 April 2013

Great place with very helpful and friendly hosts! Nice room with fantastic view. Nice pool, great for a relaxing swim just before dinner (good cooking facilities). Thanks Norm & Shelagh for great and relaxing days!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

We stayed here in March and had a lovely time, Norm and Shelagh were so helpful, with places to visit, restaurants, dolphin trips and car hire. The view from our room was fabulous and the pool was excellent.

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Thank Poppyseed35
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children) stayed for 3 nights over Easter 2013. We had a wonderful time. Our apartment was very clean with every thing we needed. But what made it really spectacular was the view. It was amazing - looking out over the bay. The Norm and Shelagh were very courteous and helpful even following up with the hoards of things my children left behind. Great stay!

Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
Thank Michelle J
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Reviewed 5 April 2013

We stayed at Cook's Lookout for 4 nights over Easter and highly recommend it. We were in one of the highest units and the view is spectacular. I also enjoyed watching a wonderful sunrise on our last morning. We were in a 2 bedroom unit and it was very clean. The housekeeping was unobtrusive and efficient. We were a family of 4, 2 boys aged 6 and 4 and we had plenty of space and the unit was well equipped. There is a Countdown a coupe of kms down the hill so easy to stock up. There is also a dairy just down the road so that is also handy. Norm and Shelagh were very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed swimming in the pool and the boys also gave the trampoline a workout. This is a handy location for exploring Haururu Falls, Paihia, Russell and Waitangi.

Room Tip: We were in Unit 1 which was 2 bedrooms and right at the top of the hill.
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Cook's Lookout Motel

Address: 9 Causeway Road | P.O. Box 380, Paihia 0257, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > North Island > Northland Region > Bay of Islands > Paihia
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
#1 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
Price Range: £82 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Cook's Lookout Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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 
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