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Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo

Set near the shores of Lake Tekapo and surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps, Peppers Bluewater Resort is a glimmering spectacle on New Zealand's South Island. The architectural design of Peppers Bluewater Resort is a reflection of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape and offers the perfect destination for a relaxing escape or a retreat after a hectic day of exploration.

Peppers Bluewater Resort is a scenic two and a half hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown on State Highway 8. The accommodation ranges from hotel rooms to one, two and three bedroom villas exuding a tranquil atmosphere influenced be a colour scheme inspired by the lake's characteristic turquoise-blue hues and surrounding earthy tones.

Simply unwind and breathe in the serene atmosphere of Peppers Bluewater Resort. Relax amongst our cosy sofa at the Rakinui Lounge while enjoying a warming drink or light snack. For breakfast and dinner Rakinui Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and local delights accompanied with a breathtaking view across Lake Tekapo.

Peppers Bluewater Resort is set within the burgeoning Mount Cook and Mackenzie District making it the perfect base from which to explore the natural wonders of the region. Lake Tekapo offers numerous activities including kayaking, horse riding and trout fishing, or the nearby ski fields offer all the snow activities you crave. Day trips to the hot springs, a hit of minigolf and star gazing at Mount John are highly recommended.

Google Reviews

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Review date:   October 17, 2017 7:03AM
Review:   Stayed in 2 bedroom lake view suite. Great experience. Rooms good. View amazing. Lots of living space, biggest downside of place was single bathroom for 2 bedrooms. Restaurant at resort is quite good for dinner, breakfast not so much.
Author:   Paul Edwards
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   December 7, 2017 5:40AM
Review:   The rooms are extremely over priced. Paid around $200 a night for a room that barely fits a double bed. We had no space to walk around or place our luggage. Cups and spoons were dirty - not that there were any drinks to make. Throughout the night we could hear noises made by other guests in the floor above us. Staff was extremely rude, when we complained the next day saying that we should have told them about the noise. When we wanted to check out a day early the next morning they refused to refund the second night even though we had began to check out by 10am. All the staff could say to us was that she understands what we were going though without listening to what we were saying. Eventually we got to speak to the manager - after waiting for about 20 minutes she came out from her office where we saw her sitting around not doing much. Overall, would not recommend this place. For a place with their name, reputation and image, it was overall extremely disappointing and I would not recommend this place to anyone. Ever
Author:   Joy Chao
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Review date:   September 1, 2017 1:51AM
Review:   I was very welcomed at Peppers by receptionist Hanna and the place was just devine! From customer service at reception to room service to restaurant! The room was just amazing and the view from the room was mesmerizing! I wish i had stayed longer! Thank you for having me! ❤ Highly recommended!!
Author:   Katya Cruz
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   November 24, 2017 6:19AM
Review:   My unit has 2 rooms with a nice living room upstairs. Walking distance to the beautiful Lake Takepo, watch the Church of Good Shepherd bathed under golden sunset.
Author:   Sukira Ling
Rating (out of 3 stars):  

Review date:   June 15, 2017 1:46AM
Review:   This hotel was fantastic! Newly built for cold winter and we were well catered. It was warm and cozy with full kitchen with coffee machine, simple and elegant bath tube and decent tables and couches. Would love to stay for bit longer. By the way WiFi is 250 MB per device per day for free which was nice as well. Close to the SPA, Mt Cook and Salmon Farm, very convenient and well equipped.
Author:   Janet Li
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