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Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel in Haruru

8.8/10 Fabulous

78 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
9 Causeway Road, Haruru, 0247

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Bay of Islands - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Kerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands) - 20 min drive


  • Upper Deck - 4 min drive
  • Sauce - 4 min drive
  • Vinnies - 4 min drive
  • Zane Grey's Restaurant and Bar - 4 min drive
  • Pizza Shack - 4 min drive

About this property

Cook's Lookout Motel

Enjoy your visit to Haruru with a stay at Cook's Lookout Motel. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 12 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 25
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

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


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Trampoline
  • Pool gate

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Skydiving nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1970
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • LCD television
  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Stovetop
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Ice maker


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Mobile key entry

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; 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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

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 sanitiser; 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 on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
<p>This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.</p><p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.</p><p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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
Cook's Lookout Motel Motel
Cook's Lookout Motel Haruru
Cook's Lookout Motel Motel Haruru

Frequently asked questions

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 sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Cook's Lookout Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
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.
What is there to do at Cook's Lookout Motel and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as skydiving and practise your swing at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Cook's Lookout Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Upper Deck (2.6 mi), Zane Grey's Restaurant and Bar (2.6 mi) and Vinnies (2.6 mi).
Does Cook's Lookout Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, a toaster and cookware.
Does Cook's Lookout Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Cook's Lookout Motel like?
Cook's Lookout Motel is a short 3-minute walk from Bay of Islands and 18 minutes' walk from Haruru Falls.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The view was beautiful
Joan, 2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Loved the views and the peace and tranquility. Grandchildren enjoyed the pool
Val, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

View was great.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Owners are so awesome. Enjoyed our stay. Great view from our room.
Nasha, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

quiet location. Friendly staff. Nice views.Close to Paihia.
1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great view! The room & grounds are a bit tired, but clean enough.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful breathtaking seaviews from our room. Friendly staff, free wi fi and parking.
3-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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, 1-night trip
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