4.8 out of 5

"Great view of the Bay of Islands especially during sunrise. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 27 Mar 2017

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Hotel Description

At Cook's Lookout Motel you'll be within a 20-minute walk of Haruru Falls and 4.8 km (3 mi) from Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Highlights at this motel include an outdoor swimming pool, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

Furnished balconies, digital TV and DVD players are featured in all 12 rooms. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with fridges, microwaves and hobs. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free local calls and hairdryers are available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a library and a garden. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, barbecues and a picnic area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Paihia motel, you'll be 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from Paihia Wharf and 4.4 km (2.7 mi) from Paihia Beach.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Poolside

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$115* Per night/room 27 Aug. - 28 Aug.

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Studio, Sea View (Queen)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cook's Lookout Motel ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.8 out of 5 5.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cook's Lookout Motel

Everyone (7) Couples (9) Family (14)
5 out of 5

Great View

Great view of the Bay of Islands especially during sunrise.

Posted by , from DUN on 27 Mar. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Mar. 2017 by Norm & Shelagh

Thank you for sharing your photo of sunrise from Cook's Lookout Motel. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you return some day to enjoy our beautiful views again.

5 out of 5

Great location with an amazing view.

Pros: The views and the comfort and cleanliness of the bungalows.
Cons: Softer pillows, ours were a bit hard but that is just personal preference.
Location: Great quiet location not too far from the main shopping area.
We were welcomed by Norm, the owner, who is quite a character. He made us feel right at home immediately. All the facilities you need are there, pool, bbq etc and absolutely stunnings views. And sooooo quiet at night! The bungalows are well equipped for a self contained experience. Very comfortable and very clean. Also has fast free wifi. Highly recommended

Posted by , from Brisbane on 19 Nov. 2015

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5 out of 5

Perfect stay!

Pros: Peaceful, the views and the hosts!
Cons: No need to improve anything - it was perfect as is!
Location: Day trip to Russell was fantastic! We did everything as suggested by our hosts, and it all worked out superbly! We also loved the local shops etc.
We stayed at Cook's Lookout Motel and LOVED the experience! Great hosts who gave perfect advice, very friendly and such a peaceful location. But words cannot describe the incredible view! It was so hard to leave! We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this accommodation to anyone!

Posted by , from Brisbane on 21 Apr. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The view and the swimming pool
Loved that it was no smoking, extremely friendly proprietors

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 24 Feb. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: View and warm swimmingpool
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Nice ; Value: Great deal; Service: Flawless; Cleanliness: Beautiful; peacefully situated on the top of a hill. Excellant view and lots of things to do at a 5 minute drive.

Posted by , from Netherlands on 19 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: Excellent hosts / fantastic views
Location: Wonderful
Facilities: Above average; Value: Fantastic; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; Great location for relaxation

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 10 Jan. 2015

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5 out of 5
Pros: The view is spectacular.
Cons: Future upgrade could include climate control (AC/heat) for rooms
Location: Away from it all
Really quiet and peaceful at night.

Posted by , from New Zealand on 16 Dec. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The location and views are awesome as are the hosts
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Immaculate; A great getaway for a family or couple - but close enough to Paihia

Posted by on 25 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: Views & service

Posted by , from New Zealand - Auckland on 21 Nov. 2014

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5 out of 5
Pros: The location slightly out of town meant we had a peaceful location with a spectacular view but close enough to enjoy the cafes and bars at night
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Home away from home; Value: Great deal; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Spotless; Norm and Shelaugh organised our sightseeing tours for us so all we had to do was relax

Posted by , from Australia - VIC - Regional VIC on 6 Nov. 2014

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About the Cook's Lookout Motel

Location 9 Causeway Road, Paihia, 0247

Property Features

As a guest of Cook's Lookout Motel, you'll find an outdoor pool, a library, and tour or ticket assistance. Public spaces have free WiFi. Cook's Lookout Motel also features a BBQ, a garden, and a picnic area. Free self parking is available. This 3.5-star Paihia motel is smoke free.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 5 buildings
  • Built in 1970
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Library
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) (19.1 km / 11.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Cook's Lookout Motel offers 12 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. Digital televisions are provided. Accommodation at this 3.5-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Paihia motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony (furnished)
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Ensuite bathroom

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM.
Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out fee: NZD 30 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Cook's Lookout
  • Cook's Lookout Haruru
  • Cook's Lookout Motel
  • Cook's Lookout Motel Haruru
  • Lookout Motel
  • Cook's Lookout Motel Paihia
  • Cook's Lookout Paihia

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.