Cook's Lookout Motel

9 Causeway Rd., Bay of Islands, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
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Terrible (1.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 1, 2008

My husband and I stayed here for four nights, and were really looking forward to our trip. Unfortunately, it could not have been worse. We had encountered such lovely, friendly, hospitable people throughout New Zealand -- it's just a shame that none of those people were at Cooks Lookout motel. Norm and Sheila (the proprietors) were incredibly unprofessional, opportunistic and rude, not particularly good traits for people in an industry where they rely so much on repeat business and word of mouth.

We're looking forward to going back to the Bay of Islands next year, because it really is beautiful. But we will definitely be steering clear of this motel (not too hard to do, since it's 'off the beaten track') -- there are so many nicer places in Paihia, for around the same price as Cooks Lookout, if not cheaper. I just wish we'd read all of their reviews on Trip Advisor (including Norm and Sheila's response to one of them) before booking -- it would have saved us a lot of money and heartache.

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Address: 9 Causeway Rd., Bay of Islands, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand

Amenities at Cook's Lookout Motel

  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet
  • Kitchenette

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