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Cook's Lookout Motel
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed two nights. The hosts are most welcoming and more than happy to assist with whatever you need. Our apartment appeared to have been refurbished fairly recently (it still looked dated, though...) and was very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. We had the only room without a view, which was unfortunate, but it was the only one left. Its location out of town has both advantagea and disadvantages. We found the price rather 'elevated', but that seems to be the case everywhere in New Zealand.
It is probably one of the best places to stay in that area and I can certainly recommend it.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Econoclast1785
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The hotel is in a quite location and has amazing views. The rooms are well furnished but aging. The hosts are extremely helpful.

Our room was not serviced properly on one of the days, this might have been an exception since no one else has raised this as an issue. The hosts are extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

Room Tip: Get an ocean view room
  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Raza A
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Cook’s Lookout. The proprietors are lovely, warm and friendly. Our room had a stunning view, and was beautiful at both ends of the day. The sun rise and the stars were so clear.
It’s a lovely quiet place with only a short drive to Paihia.
The swimming pool is pleasant.
If I had one minus, it would be that the room was a little tired and dusty. That said, I would still return there because the pluses outweighed the minuses.

Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Pippylong
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Fantastic motel with superb views and very friendly staff. Norm and Shelagh were excellent hosts. The rooms are very clean and comfortable with a lovely verandah overlooking the Bay. We would recommend staying here.

Room Tip: the pool offers a beautiful view overlooking the bay
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Kal650
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Norm and Shelagh are fantastic hosts and Cook's Lookout is perfectly situated to enjoy everything Bay of Islands offers without being in the middle of town. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the views are off the charts. We stayed there for two nights on our honeymoon and couldn't have been happier. Thank you Norm and Shelagh - you are wonderful hosts.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank mikmckee
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