US$57 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 2 Sep 2015 Check-out 3 Sep 2015

Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

5 stars
View map of State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo South Island, Tekapo, 7945

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
60 reviews
Perfect!

Staff are helpful and friendly, easy check in and nothing is too much trouble. Pricey but worth it,... See full review

  • Tracy B.
  • 8 Apr 2015
Comfortable & Clean

Our group stayed in the motel style rooms, (4) everything we needed for 1 night. Comfortable,... See full review

  • Shell
  • 26 Mar 2015
Set amidst Southern Alps landscapes with breathtaking views of Lake Tekapo, the luxurious Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo makes for a relaxing retreat for vacations, weddings and conferences in this part of South Island. Aside from fishing and kayaking at the lake, holidaymakers can also trek along the grasslands and forests of Mackenzie. During leisure, visitors can stargaze from Mount John Observatory or soak in the hot pools at Tekapo Springs.
General
Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo has meeting facilities ideal for business and social events of up to 100 guests. Concierge services, business centre, wireless Internet access (fees apply), laundry services and parking are also on offer. Visitors at the non-smoking resort can bike around the area during free time.
Location
Peppers Bluewater Resort is on State Highway 8 in Lake Tekapo. While in this part of New Zealand, holidaymakers can view artworks at Glacier Rock Gallery or shop for souvenirs at Tekapo High County Crafts.
  • NOTE: Infants 0 to 2 years olds sharing the room with their parents stay free of charge if using existing bedding and not exceeding maximum room type occupancy. Existing bedding excludes sofa beds and rollaways. These are charged at the extra person rate. Cot charges vary per property and are payable at check-in to the property.
  • NOTICE: Please be advised that due to scheduled work taking places at the Lake Tekapo area, the property will experience a power outage on 17 Aug 2015, from 9 AM until approximately 2 PM. If there is an unforeseen reason that works cannot take place on this day, they will be postponed until Tuesday the 18th of August. The property will advise in-house guests if this situation occurs.
Dining
Patrons at Peppers Bluewater Resort in Tekapo can enjoy delicious local and international cuisines at the in-house Rakinui Restaurant. Tourists unwind with cocktails at Rakinui Lounge on site.
Rooms
All 142 comfortable units have tea/coffee maker, air conditioning/heating, cable/satellite LCD TV and refrigerator. Villas have equipped kitchen and dining area. Some rooms have private balcony with mountain and lake views.

Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo Rooms

Hotel Room
Designed for Sleep & Go, Hotel Rooms are intimately spaced at 14.70sqm(small). Equipped with LCD TV, under floor heating, a/c, tea & coffee making facilities. Rooms do not have Lake Views, balcony or Patio & are only available on ground floor.
Deluxe Hotel Room
Experience the luxury in Mackenzie Basin in your stylish and modern Studio room. Enjoy a 5 minute flat walk to the shores of Lake Tekapo or soak your self in the big bath after a day of exploring the region.
Deluxe Lakeview Hotel Room
Perfect for a romantic escapade, your stylish and modern Lake View Studio offers stunning views across Lake Tekapo. Room features a private balcony which offers a unique stargazing experience of the clear southern skies.
One Bedroom Mountain View Villa
Overlooking the Mackenzie basin your modern and stylishly designed apartment is ideal to unwind on the balcony, or relax in the spacious living area with fully equipped kitchen and dinning area.
One Bedroom Lake View Villa
Offering views across spectacular Lake Tekapo your modern and stylish apartment is perfect for a Romantic Getaway. Draw yourself a bubble bath in the big bathtub or enjoy the picturesque view from your private balcony.
Two Bedroom Mountain View Villa
Great for Extended holidays in the Mackenzie Basin, bring your family for a memorable trip to Lake Tekapo. Your self contained villa features 2 bedrooms on ground floor with open plan living and dining area on the first floor.
Two Bedroom Lake View Villa
Perfect for a one night getaway or extended holiday, relax in your modern villa with views across the stunning Lake Tekapo. The suite features 2 bedrooms on ground floor with open plan living/dining & a private balcony on the first floor.
Three Bedroom Lake View Villa
Your well appointed Villa offers spectacular views of the Lake Tekapo and surrounding Mountain Ranges. Huge open planned living area is ideal for entertaining your extended family and friends.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Internet
WiFi

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Reviewer score 5.0 out of 5

Hotel Map

-44.003 170.4734
Area served
Tekapo
Nearby airports
Christchurch International Airport.
Area description
Surrounded by the spectacular landscapes of the Southern Alps, Lake Tekapo is the largest and highest glacial lake in New Zealand. Peppers Bluewater Resort is located on State Highway 8, a scenic two-and-a-half hour drive from both Christchurch and Queenstown.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
60 out of 60
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.7

85% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
christian m.
Couples
N/A
30 Jul 2015

Horrible

we had first a little room like in a prison. With 60 NZ $ more we have had a bigger room but very dirty and with many disfonctionnment ! horrible and very expensive... go somewhere else!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Tracy B.
Couples
N/A
8 Apr 2015

Perfect!

Staff are helpful and friendly, easy check in and nothing is too much trouble. Pricey but worth it, great location for a night or two.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Shell
Friends
N/A
26 Mar 2015

Comfortable & Clean

Our group stayed in the motel style rooms, (4) everything we needed for 1 night. Comfortable, clean, staff were friendly. Great location, & Breakfast

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
KiwiDJ
Couples
Tauranga, NZ
9 Oct 2014

Disappointed with hotel, not with the town.

I suppose this was a 'get what you pay for' experience. The room was way below that of a 5 star resort with a water damaged, swollen bathroom door that was has to open and filthy grouting in the shower. Also having to wait till after 4pm for our room to be serviced on our second night #that was after getting them on to it# was a big problem as we really needed the room as we were very tired from activities in the region. Tekapo is a fantastic part of the world and we had plenty to do.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

McKenzies is a great place to dine. Great menu and great food and the service is friendly and efficient.

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Angie and Pete
Couples
Brisbane
14 Jul 2014

Rooms to small

lovely location, beautiful resort with excellent food, shame the hotel room was so small you couldn't move

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miss.Travelling
Friends
Australia
12 Jul 2014

One of the best hotel in town

Everything is good. The bathroom is pretty large with blue color, basic facilities are complete. Big window door. The only thing embarrases me is that the check-in time is late than 2pm which supposed to be 2pm and we wait for another time. However, we enjoyed free coffee.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
kiwitrraveller
Family
new Zealand
11 May 2014

Lovely, but could be better

This is a lovely facility, but for the price, it needs to do better with the service. Heat pumps didn't seem to work, there were lovely coffee makers in the apartments, but the box of capsulest said the coffee had a charge, but we couldn't find anywhere how much it cost. Note: the apartments layout is upstairs living and downstairs bedrooms and bathroom. Not ideal for elderly or disabled. When we phoned for room service we were told it stopped at 10pm, but it didn't say that on the menu in the apartment. Lovely views and pleasant atmosphere. The gas fire was a real treat on a cold night. Kitchen well equipped. Would be a lovely place to spend a few days relaxing but $350 a night, it is not cheap

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

A drive up the hill to the Mt John observatory gives spectacular views of the surrounding area.

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Jerry hong
Couples
Auckland
20 Jan 2014

No hot water no electricity

There is no hot water and power when we stay. And reception staff no any apologise and solution when we check out! Is the most worth stay experience in peppers.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Meownysock
Friends
Auckland, New Zealand
1 Jan 2014

A bit too far back

We did try to request to get a unit that was closer to the lake or at least to the reception but was rejected in a very rude way. Our unit was very nicely equipped but a but too far behind compared to the rest of the units.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Peppers Bluewater Resort Tekapo

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Peh Leong Hee
Family
Singapore
20 Dec 2013

Fantastic hotel stay at Peppers

Great ! Big spacious villa that resembles a terrace house. Some suggestions - hooks in the shower room, free wi fi and daily papers at door step and better road condition within parking area

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Lake Tekapo

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