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Pepper on the Point

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Peppers on the Point

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Peppers on the Point is a fine example of the Peppers approach to creating unique properties with timeless appeal. The former 1930s mansion retains its distinct charm and design. Now operating as an exclusive Peppers lakeside retreat, this finest of lodges in Rotorua serves d’hôte dinner in the restaurant and provides a rare and delightful kind of Rotorua accommodation.

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Surrounded by the sparkling waters of Lake Rotorua, Peppers on the Point is an intimate luxury retreat featuring spectacular views to the historic Mokoia Island. This historic property was a family home right until 2004 and is perfect for a serene and tranquil escape.

This stunning retreat offers the perfect base for experiencing New Zealand's rich culture or you can simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of this stunning location from the comfort of our inviting entertainment rooms with open fireplaces.

Just five minutes from the heart of Rotorua City, Peppers on the Point is located on Kawaha Point Road and comprises of an exquisitely furnished converted 1930s mansion. Accommodation within the retreat includes nine spacious, luxuriously furnished suites with most featuring stunning lake views. There is also two private lake cottage suites along with the owners residence - The Lake Villa and a One Bedroom Lake Villa Apartment, both available on application.

Without leaving the retreats surrounds you can indulge in a heavenly massage at our onsite spa, try fly fishing from our private beach, enjoy water sports and tennis or even spend your day boating. Peppers on the Point's dining room is also renowned for serving fabulous New Zealand cuisine accompanied by the finest New Zealand and international wines, it is an experience not to be missed.

Peppers on the Point, Rotoura is the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture and is set amidst a landscape of erupting geysers, hot thermal springs and bubbling mud pools. With so many sights to see and cultural offerings within easy reach, we will have you immersed in relaxation upon your return.

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Review date:   March 4, 2018 4:55AM
Review:   Stunning dinner, great wines, excellent service, great spot for my parents 40th wedding anniversary. The staff were excellent from arrival through to after dinner and even came outside to help with getting photos. We were in the main dining room which is really spacious for a group and out really felt special. The wine options were perfect for the food and the lamb was succulent. The fish that others had was also beautiful and so no complaints from anyone here. Top class restaurant experience
Author:   Phil Pasco
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Review date:   June 12, 2018 8:50AM
Review:   Everyone was delightful and worked towards making one's stay special. LeeAnne, Anne, Matt, and Kura were all efficient and helpful. The cottage is a lovely retreat with all amenities overlooking the lake, ponies and donkeys!
Author:   Patricia Cohen
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Review date:   January 9, 2018 8:50PM
Review:   I haven't stayed at this lodge but I have picked up my friends who lived there and this is awesome place with fantastic lake Rotorua view and lush interiors. My friends said the service was perfect and a room was luxurious.
Author:   Valeria Kuznetsova
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Review date:   January 22, 2018 11:57PM
Review:   Incredible! Definitely a big highlight of our honeymoon. Very special place. Can’t wait to go back!
Author:   Gibran Ahmed
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Review date:   December 12, 2017 8:42PM
Review:   Beautiful establishment with great views and friendly helpful staff. AND best massage you will ever have!
Author:   Merryn Kennedy
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