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Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
9 Causeway Road, Paihia, 0247, New Zealand

3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free WiFi and free parking

Restrictions related to your trip

New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Great view! The room & grounds are a bit tired, but clean enough. Jul 7, 2020
  • quiet location. Friendly staff. Nice views.Close to Paihia.Feb 6, 2021

Cook's Lookout Motel

from NZ$154
  • Studio, Sea View (Queen)
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Poolside
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

What’s around Cook's Lookout Motel


  • Haruru Falls - 18 min walk
  • Waitangi Treaty Grounds - 3 mi / 4.8 km
  • Paihia Wharf - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Paihia Beach - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 3.6 mi / 5.8 km
  • Waitangi Mountain Bike Park - 4.4 mi / 7 km
  • Bay of Islands Marina - 6.5 mi / 10.5 km
  • Marsden Estate - 10.8 mi / 17.4 km

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 16 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)

  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Year Built - 1970
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Cook's Lookout Motel’s small print

Also known as

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


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; guests can access their rooms with a mobile device; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Cook's Lookout Motel

  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Cook's Lookout Motel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and requires staff to wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Cook's Lookout Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Cook's Lookout Motel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Cook's Lookout Motel?
    Yes, cats and dogs stay free. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Cook's Lookout Motel?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Cook's Lookout Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Letz Cafe (2.6 mi), Jimmy Jack's Rib Shack (2.6 mi), and Charlotte's Kitchen (2.7 mi).
  • What is there to do at Cook's Lookout Motel and nearby?
    Have fun with nearby activities such as skydiving and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the motel's other amenities, which include a picnic area and a garden.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 17 reviews

Very good 8.0
The owners were a lovely couple very welcoming and certainly obliging, however you wouldn't have wanted to disturb them at 11pm when you found you were getting cold and there wasn't an electric blanket on the bed.
au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Beautiful breathtaking seaviews from our room. Friendly staff, free wi fi and parking.
au3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great lodging
Norm, the owner was very personable, he took care or our every request. The property has a fantastic view of the bay. Nothing photoshopped here. I highly recommend staying, I would stay her again in a second.
richard, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great views and very quiet. Will definitely stay again.
au2 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Epic views, all is good. Epic views, all is good. Epic views, all is good.
au1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Nice staff, beautiful view, pool nice. Reasonable equiped kitchen although no can opener. There are lists of signs with rules however no information about the hotel at all, in the room
au2 night family trip
Good 6.0
The Views Where Amazing Wifi Connection Inconsistent Bathroom And Kitchen Ok A Little Dated In Decor Not What We Expected For The Price Reception Was Welcoming
au3 night trip
Very good 8.0
Amazing views, helpful hosts. Perfect place to base oneself if visiting the Bay of Islands.
Stel, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
We booked this trip late and hence paid over our usual budget. We were a bit worried that we were overpaying based on a few reviews. But we needn't have worried, we couldn't fault the place really. The hosts were very helpful, the room was really well equipped and the view was simply stunning. We would stay here again for sure. The only tip I would give is to take some cream for the sand flies
au2 night trip
Fair 4.0
The view was great. The property is very steep to get to. The owners are very good at justifying the way they do things. I found them very unapproachable. The room daily cleaning was average. We weren’t told until too late that soaps and shampoos were in a cupboard. It seems that the owners feel they have modern good quality furniture but I think they really have no idea what that means. The rate was high even for Easter weekend compared to other places. Although the owners told us it was fair. I think they are in a World if their own and do not like constructive feedback so will have a reason for everything.
Wayne, au4 night romance trip

Cook's Lookout Motel