We enjoyed a very friendly & helpful welcome from Norm & Shelagh and their great sense of humour!
Our spacious, well equipped & spotlessly clean apartment had a nice hot shower and comfy bed, excellent free wifi and plenty of power sockets.
But best of all was the most fabulous view perched above the bays of Paihia and Russell from its large verandah. The views of the sunsets, stars & sunrise were quite stunning!
The motel has a large heated outdoor pool, again with a great view, and towels provided.
It is a few kilometres out of Paihia, just past the Waitangi Treaty Ground and close to Haruru Falls.
So if you want to be in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Paihia then this is not for you. If on the other hand you want tranquility with fabulous views and only a short drive into Paihia then Cook's Lookout is the ideal choice.
We loved it and highly recommend it.
TIP: If you book direct with Cook's Lookout, you could pay less than you would through the various booking agencies.
(Incidentally we apparently stayed in the same room that previous reviewer clinksty? claimed to have had a problem with. I can only think they had some other agenda.)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Cook`s Lookout Hotel Paihia
- Cooks Lookout Hotel
- Cooks Lookout Paihia
- Cook's Lookout Motel Paihia, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand