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4.2 out of 5

"Great Restaurants have popped up around the village with great food. Peppers was nice, friendly staff, amazing rooms. Beds were exceedingly uncomfort ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 21 Mar 2022

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Lake Tekapo awaits you at Peppers Bluewater Resort. Within a 5-minute stroll you'll find Lake Tekapo and Church of the Good Shepherd within a 15-minute walk. Highlights at this aparthotel include a restaurant, free self parking, and a bar/lounge.

Each apartment is soundproofed and features a flat-screen TV with cable channels, along with free WiFi, a coffee/tea maker, and a hair dryer. A refrigerator and room service make in-room dining convenient. An iron/ironing board, free toiletries, and a wardrobe or closet are also available.

The restaurant, Rakinui Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Full breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute walk of this 4.5-star Lake Tekapo aparthotel include Sheepdog Statue and Tekapo Springs.

Two Bedroom Lake View Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

One Bedroom Lake View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

One Bedroom Mountain View Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Hotel Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Lake View Hotel Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Peppers Bluewater Resort ratings based on 765 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Peppers Bluewater Resort

Everyone (254) Couples (369) Business (2) Family (135) Other (2)
4 out of 5
Great Restaurants have popped up around the village with great food. Peppers was nice, friendly staff, amazing rooms. Beds were exceedingly uncomfortable, all 4 guests had bad backs, apparently house staff forgot to put the mattress comforters on...big mistake.

Posted by on 21 Mar. 2022

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8 Apr. 2022 by Surita

Dear Fiona We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable we could have had this sorted if you let us know during your stay. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

4 out of 5
Would like to know when you are booking a unit with a lake view that you actually get one that shows the whole lake.

Posted by on 6 Mar. 2022

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8 Mar. 2022 by Billy

Dear Mary, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo. Best Wishes, Billy

3 out of 5
Disappointed in the size of the room, no where to sit apart from on the bed, no outside area from our room either.

Posted by on 26 Feb. 2022

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28 Feb. 2022 by Billy

Hi Katrina, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. We do offer a wide range of room types and sizes and staff are always on hand and happy to help find the best room type for your stay. Thanks again for staying and we hoped you enjoyed the visit to Lake Tekapo. Best wishes, Billy

5 out of 5
Great place to stay

Posted by on 25 Feb. 2022

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28 Feb. 2022 by Billy

Hi Manjit We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Best wishes, Billy

2 out of 5

Posted by on 20 Feb. 2022

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3 out of 5
We had an infant with us and there was no room for a portacot. The room was so tiny.

Posted by on 12 Feb. 2022

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14 Feb. 2022 by Billy

Hi Rochelle, Thank you for staying at Peppers Bluewater Resort, Lake Tekapo. I am sorry that the room you stayed in was not suitable for your needs. Staff are onsite 24hrs every day and happy to help with any issues that arise during your stay. We hope you get back to stay with us in the future and that we can accommodate you more comfortably next time. Best wishes, Billy

4 out of 5
Great breakfast & the waitress was welcoming & friendly . Room spotless

Posted by on 15 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jan. 2022 by Surita

Dear Carol, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We are sorry that our housekeeping team did not have the AC on in your unit to have the room nice a cool. We will definitely share your feedback with them. Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

5 out of 5
The kitchen was very clean & well fitted out. Could cook in-house. The bathroom was in a very good condition with an excellent shower and bath. The bed was extremely comfortable with snug bedding. The space beside the beds are narrow, but the room was spacious to the foot end side. Aircon, heating and fresh air with openable windows. We had buffet dinner with good selection of food. Cost compared well with other meals out. We’ll certainly stay here again.

Posted by on 28 Dec. 2021

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31 Dec. 2021 by Surita

Dear Louise, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We appreciate your detailed feedback and we are delighted to know that you had a great stay with us. We are delighted to know that you had a great stay with us. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely,

5 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Dec. 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Oct. 2021

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About the Peppers Bluewater Resort

Location State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 7945

Renovations + Closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday:

  • Restaurant

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a business center and a meeting room. WiFi is free in public spaces. Event space at this aparthotel measures 1356 square feet (126 square meters) and includes conference space. The luxury Peppers Bluewater Resort also features tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and concierge services. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Lake Tekapo aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 142 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 1356 sq ft of conference space
  • 126 sq m of conference space
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Peppers Bluewater Resort offers 142 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. This Lake Tekapo aparthotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Rakinui Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at anytime

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Please note king beds are provided unless separate twin beds are requested prior to check-in. Surcharge applies for requests after check-in.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 50.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: NZD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 35 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 50.0 per night
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.1 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Peppers Bluewater
  • Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo
  • Peppers Resort
  • Hotel Peppers Bluewater
  • Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo
  • Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort Aparthotel
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo
  • Peppers Bluewater Resort Aparthotel Lake Tekapo

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

  • UNESCO Sustainable Tourism Pledge

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Apartment property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.