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Cook's Lookout Motel

9 Causeway Road P.O. Box 380, Paihia 0257 New Zealand
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#3 of 24 motels in Paihia
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Quiet, spectacular location with Million Dollar Views. Studio, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments, all with 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. Pets welcome BY ARRANGEMENT as not all rooms are suitable for pets.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fishing
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Shallow end in pool
Fence around pool
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Seating area
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Refrigerator
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Harbour View
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DayTrip41255797565 wrote a review Feb 2024
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My husband and I had a lovely relaxing 3 nights stay here, in a lovely quiet room overlooking the amazing view of Waitangi and Russell, we really enjoyed ourselves. Norm and Shelagh are great hosts, we loved talking to them, we have stayed here before, so it was nice to escape the hustle and bustle of town. Every day the view was different.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Michelle B wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution
Quiet motel with plenty of space and an amazing view to boot. Perfect for a budget conscious family with teens who need a reasonably sized space with separate bedrooms and living area. As a bonus we were able to bring our fur baby (medium sized dog) with us for no additional charge and he was allowed inside with us - much cheaper than an Air B&B or Bachcare. Shelagh and Norm were so accommodating, friendly and kind. The weather was a bit miserable unfortunately, so we made plenty of use of the free DVD library and the heated pool. The motel is a little dated in its decor perhaps (if you care about that kind of thing) but it is spotlessly clean with lovely hosts. Very handy to the Phat House Brewery that has yummy pizza and is also dog friendly.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Room Tip: Personally I don't like to be in the hustle and bustle of the centre of town, this location is...
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JohnS wrote a review Apr 2023
Cardiff, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
A really lovely place to stay. A very comfortable room with all necessary facilities, fantastic views, and Norm and Shelagh could not have been more helpful. Highly recommended: we'd love to return.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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craigmartin21 wrote a review Mar 2023
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
We came back a second time for the stunning views and the pool - and again, Cook’s Lookout did not disappoint. Shelagh and Norm were so welcoming and helpful, which was the icing on the cake of a very enjoyable five days at Cook’s Lookout. We would most definitely come back.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Room Tip: All of the units have stunning views of the bay - worth it for that alone 👍
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braveheart43uk wrote a review Dec 2022
Kettering, United Kingdom3 contributions
Great place with fantastic views and very close to a stunning waterfall. Heated pool was a treat and the hosts are delightful. Will definitely come here again when in the area .Only a short drive to Paihia makes it an ideal holiday location.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeannette M wrote a review Nov 2022
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The BEST view. Warm and dry. Spacious! And a Pool ! More like a bach than a motel room. Everything we needed, comfy beds, well-equipped kitchen. Hosts Norm and Sheila are so welcoming and have all the Local knowledge: Paihia fish and chips - next to the Post Office- the best in town: succulent fish, crispy batter, generous portions! And childhood memories come flooding back with homemade Eccles cakes from Breeze cafe.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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John L wrote a review Oct 2022
Portland, Oregon2 contributions
Magnificent views over the Bay. 5-minute drive from Paihia, near Haruru Falls. Very quiet. The hosts are very knowledgeable and welcoming. Equipped kitchenette in room, separate guest laundry. Looking forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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R Pool wrote a review Oct 2022
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From the moment we set foot on the property we instantly felt welcomed by Norm and Shelagh and we felt like we had been transported to a motel from our childhood.... we loved a jug of milk provided upon arrival. There isn't anything flashy about this motel, but they aren't trying to be. In Reception there is a plethora of DVDs to borrow, which was a highlight for the kids! Our 2 bedroom unit was spacious and provided everything we needed for our 4 night stay. The pool was absolutely amazing and the kids loved jumping on the trampoline and then playing in the water. It was family friendly, and our hosts entertained our childrens' curiousities and questions. We loved using the BBQ and the kitchen was great for cooking our own meals. If you're looking for a quaint, quiet spot with incredible views of Paihia and Russell, then this is the place for you!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: All of the rooms were private and had beautiful views.
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Jacques A wrote a review Oct 2022
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A spacious 2 bedroom suite that had a fabulous view. It was very clean and the couple who own it were both very delightful and helpful. We booked for one night and ended up staying 2 nights. The beds were comfortable and there was a great shower and an outside deck that overlooks Paihai.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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_ritzerfeld wrote a review Oct 2022
Veldhoven, The Netherlands17 contributions1 helpful vote
Very welcoming and good situated motel! The owners Sheila and Norm are very nice people and we had some nice chats! Sheila gave us some good tips where to eat and go sightseeing ! If you’re looking for a tranquil motel with a good view, spacious rooms, try this hidden germ!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cook's Lookout Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cook's Lookout Motel?
Nearby attractions include Pompallier Mission and Printery (5.8 km), Waitangi Treaty Grounds (1.9 km), and Flagstaff Hill (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cook's Lookout Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Third Wheel Coffee Co., Terra Restaurant, and Omata Estate Vineyard & Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Cook's Lookout Motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.