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Cook's Lookout Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

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9 Causeway Road, Paihia, 0247, New Zealand

3.5-star motel with outdoor pool, near Waitangi Treaty Grounds
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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From 1,039 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
Complaints about WiFi

Cook's Lookout Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

from NZ$143
  • 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, Paihia, New Zealand


  • 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 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
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.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 25

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

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
  • Disabled 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
  • 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, Paihia, New Zealand’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
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  • Cook's Lookout Motel Paihia


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.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of NZD 30 (subject to availability)

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.

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Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 13 reviews

Good 6.0
Great owners, Property is a bit old and dated
Stayed here for 2 nights towards the end of our North Island tour. Check in was smooth. Both Norm and his wife are genuinely nice people and very warm, welcoming and helpful. Unfortunately, we had one of the two rooms that don't have a view (totally our choice tho). We were informed that the internet had been down for a couple of weeks - not just at the hotel but many other hotels in the area. Our room (pool view) was spacious but was definitely showing some age. The carpet is old and stained. Curtains frayed in a couple of places. We were disappointed to find a couple of spider webs (not very recent) and informed Norm later (so he could speak to the cleaning crew) and he was a bit surprised as well. Shelagh was really nice - she recommended restaurants to us and also volunteered to book a trip to Cape Reinga which turned out to be a good idea. It would have been nice if we had been informed about the Wi-Fi in advance of our stay. And perhaps offered an upgrade or a different room since more than 50% of the units were available at the time even if they charged us extra. There is no AC but there is a standing fan in the room. Location is good - 5 mins to the center of the town - restaurants, groceries etc. Overall it was a decent stay but it wouldn't be fair to say it was Excellent. We stayed at more than 10 motels in NZ and this one didn't hold up its end of the bargain based on price point and other reviews.
SANJAY, inRomance trip

Cook's Lookout Motel, Paihia, New Zealand

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