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“Fantastic views in a lovely location”

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Cook's Lookout Motel
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Paihia
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Wongawilli
1 review
“Fantastic views in a lovely location”
Reviewed 23 January 2010

The views were incredible in this lovely location just out of Paihia. Just out of the hussle and bussle of town with great views over Paihia and Waitangi to Russell, it was great. Highly recommended to anyone wanting a great stay in Paihia.

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Reviewed 21 January 2010

We had 6 nights in Cook's lookout from 9 January 2010. We found the place after reviews on tripadvisor. The rooms were clean and tidy, the hosts charming and the views just wonderful. If you get a chance then just go.

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North Island
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Reviewed 20 January 2010

We stayed for few nights and my children age 9 & 11 loved the swimming pool as it was right by our room and it was heated. We could take advantage of it in the morning and evening. It was great! Us grown ups really enjoyed the beautiful views from our room. Children were please to have comfy beds and had a good night sleep. Norm and Shelagh were very helpful in advising and organizing day trips for us which we had found very convenient.
The art by the office was very original. We were very pleased with our stay and will recommend to friends.

Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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Birmingham
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Reviewed 19 January 2010

Having spent three weeks touring the South Island in not very good weather we decided to spend a few days in the Bay of Islands to relax and prepare ourselves for the journey home.

We found Cook's Lookout motel, situated on the top of the hill off the main road out of Pahia. We booked a room for five nights. We received a warm welcome from Norm & Shelagh who showed us to our one bedroom unit over looking the swimming pool with a wonderful view of the bay, Waitangi Treaty grounds and Russell.

We enjoyed this beautiful, peaceful place so much that we booked an extra six nights. Norm & Shelagh, will book your trips, advise where to visit and where to eat and Norm will tell you a tale or two while you soak up the sun by the heated pool.

We will take home some fantastic photographs of the ever changing view across the bay, our advise would be don't eat out enjoy a glass of wine on the balcony and watch the changing scene across the bay.

Thank you Norm & Shelagh we hope to return on our next visit to New Zealand.
M&J England

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North Canterbury
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

Steping into a solar heated pool for a relaxing dip, eating either out on the deck or inside. A quiet night without traffic noise. Only a few minutes away from Waitangi and Paihia. Cooks Lookout provided us with a ideal place to stay and enjoy our Bay of Islands experience.

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  • Disliked — the steep driveway
  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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Auckland
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Reviewed 18 January 2010

Two minutes away from the hustle and bustle of tourist town Paihia, Cook's Lookout is the perfect place in which to kick-back, relax and unwind. The rooms are equipped with modern facilities and boast panoramic views. Our hosts, Norm and Shelagh, were friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Cook's Lookout, especially the solar heated salt water pool!

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Melbourne
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. As we were a tad early we were offered coffee and a beautiful view to enjoy and relax while awaiting our room. It was nice to see that the view from our room actually matched the accommodation guide advertisement. We found Norm and Shelagh extremely welcoming and very helpful with all our needs. The room was clean and well presented. The view from our room was stunning. The Bay of Islands was stretched out before us to enjoy from our balcony. A quiet romantic location far away from backpacker and trafic noise but only four minutes away from the beach front and supermarket. The pool is heated and really nice to enter without that initial cold water shock. Having left our bathers at home Norm and Shelagh came to our rescue. The only down side to this accommodation for some would be the fact that it is on a hill but you can drive right up to your room so it is not really an issue. The room had a well equipped kitchen so cooking was relatively easy. We would definately return should we be in the area again. Lin and Paul Williams lin4paul@tpg.com.au

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Property: 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 Romantic Hotel in Paihia
#1 Family Hotel in Paihia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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