Overview of Cook's Lookout Motel

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4.4 / 5Excellent
68 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

Popular LocationHaruru Falls18 min walk
Popular LocationAction World2 min drive
Popular LocationOpua Forest8 min drive
AirportKerikeri (KKE-Bay of Islands)16 min drive

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  • Studio, Sea View (Queen)

    Studio, Sea View (Queen)

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

    Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 5
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  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Poolside

    Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Poolside

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
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  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

    Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Sea View

    Room amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 6
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  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

    Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom, Kitchenette

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 3
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About this area


Located in Paihia, Cook's Lookout Motel is in a rural location. Waitangi Treaty Grounds and Te Waimate Mission House are local landmarks, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Paihia Wharf and Waitangi Golf Club. Hundertwasser Public Toilets and The Parrot Place are also worth visiting. Practise your golf swing on a nearby course, or enjoy other activities in the great outdoors, such as skydiving and ecotours in the area.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Haruru Falls - 18 min walk
  • Action World - 2 min drive
  • Treaty House - 6 min drive
  • Opua Forest - 8 min drive
  • Waitangi Golf Club - 8 min drive

Getting around

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

About this property

Cook's Lookout Motel

3.5-star guestrooms with kitchens and furnished balconies
Along with an outdoor pool, this smoke-free motel has laundry facilities and a library. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden and barbecues are on-site. All 12 rooms have LCD TVs with digital channels, and feature kitchens with fridges, hobs and microwaves. Guests will also find complimentary wireless Internet access, furnished balconies and DVD players.
Cook's Lookout Motel offers 12 forms of accommodation with DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to furnished balconies. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Accommodation at this 3.5-star motel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.
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 fans. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Things to do

Outdoor pool

Family friendly

DVD player
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool


No lifts

Guest services

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

Languages spoken



BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area
Pool sunloungers


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains


Free toiletries


Digital channels
DVD player

Food and drink

Cleaning supplies
Coffee/tea maker
Ice maker

Outdoor space

Furnished balcony


Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
Free local calls
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 6:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 10:00 PM. <br />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 for check-in instructions.


  • Pets stay for free
  • Dogs and cats only
  • Specific rooms only
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

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

Payment types accepted at this property


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

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 guest rooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation. This property allows pets in specific rooms only. Guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information 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.

Property is also known as

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

Guest reviews



5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 2 nights in Jan. 2020


  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 3 nights in Dec. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Amazing views, helpful hosts. Perfect place to base oneself if visiting the Bay of Islands.

Stayed 2 nights in Nov. 2019

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

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

Stayed 2 nights in Oct. 2019