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Peppers Beacon

5.0 of 5 Resort   |   33 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On researching where to stay in Queenstown, Peppers had everything I wanted, 3 bedroom suite, view, washing machine in unit, fire place and close to town. The only hesitation I had prior to booking was the mixed reviews I read on Trip Advisor and from talking to a friend who had stayed there. I can now understand why their is... More

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Ontario, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here as a part of our G Adventures tour and it was a taste of luxury after some more dodgy accommodations. The room was very large, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was very expensive but good. The location was a bit outside of downtown so be prepared to walk a bit! Wifi was extremely expensive for a short... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Heather M, Thank you very much for reviewing your stay at Peppers Beacon. I am very pleased to see that you found your stay with us to be very clean, comfortable and spacious and a nice luxurious change from other hotels and resorts through the country. Our fresh Continental Breakfast Buffet is available for $16.50 per person or guests... More

Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I thought it was going to be wonderful. They were extremely helpful concerning delays in our travel arrangements and the impression was kept up with a very friendly welcome, and soup on arrival, a friendly. We had a courtyard room. It was clean and modern but it seemed to me that not a great deal of planning had gone into... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Hopecat, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Beacon on your recent visit to Queenstown. Your review has been received with thanks and we are sorry to hear that every aspect of your stay was not simply perfect. All feedback is welcomed and regularly used to enhance our service standards wherever possible. I would also like to extend... More

Timaru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our apartment is incredible ,thanks to the General Manager Justin,welcomed us in person to make our trip one to remember,and he has done all of that. Walked into our apartment late afternoon,we could smell bread cooking,and it was,plus a cheese platter,the bread had just finished cooking in a bread maker. We have been looked after like royalty. The apartment was... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Kia Ora Wayne, On behalf of the General Manager and all the team we would like to thank you for returning to Peppers Beacon and for reviewing your experience on Trip Advisor. I was very pleased to see that you enjoyed the spectacular views out across Lake Wakatipu and the mountains and also felt right at home in luxury inside... More

Wanaka, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to spend the night in the penthouse suite. The room was comfortable, kitchen great, loved the cinema room. Took a little while to heat the place up to the temp we wanted, but the fire was great. Staff were friendly and helpful and the parking was easy. Right in town to stroll in with lake views.... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Dear carolAsneddon, Thank you for staying at Peppers Beacon and for reviewing your time with us. Your feedback has been received with thanks. We are glad your stay was a great experience to enjoy and remember and we hope to be able to welcome you back again soon for another great holiday. Kind regards and many thanks. More

Long Island, New York
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here on my honeymoon in July 2014. We were greeted in a friendly manner by the front desk staff and even offered soup upon our arrival, which I thought was a nice touch. The hotel is impressive from the front, but our 3-day stay left a lot to be desired. I share the sentiments of other reviewers who have... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Erin M, Thank you for using Trip Advisor to detail your feedback about some of the elements of your stay. I believe that it is the details, even small details that can make a stay that much more enjoyable. Please know that your comments have been heard and will be addressed and actioned where possible. We encourage all feedback... More

Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 4 nights in a 2 bedroom Lakeview apartment, which was huge with a very large living area and gas fire. The view from the balcony was wonderful. I would highly recommend this property. The only negatives were that depending on the time you show up breakfast can be a bit of a bunfight with no tables available to sit... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Kia Ora Cathrob1, Thank you for staying with us at Peppers Beacon in Queenstown and for using Trip Advisor to post feedback about your stay with us. I was very pleased to read that you described your Suite as fantastic and highly recommend the resort to others. Regular guest feedback enables property management to enhance our service offering to match... More

Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just had a wonderful week in Queenstown, staying at Peppers for a week in Jul 2014. Peppers is a wonderful place to stay - our 3bedroomed apartment was amazing, with a view over the mountains and the lake which was just across the road!! We loved watching the Earnslaw go up and down the lake each day, as... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Kia Ora Jacqui A, Thank you for staying at Peppers Beacon on your recent visit to Queenstown and for reviewing your experience with us. We were delighted to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and plan to return again in the future. Your feedback was most appreciated and certainly helps to define our product to other travellers... More

Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our 4 night stay at the Peppers Beacon. The reception staff were very friendly and accommodating. Room was good although sound did travel between other units but not an issue during our stay. It is a good location and a short walk into town. Breakfast was vey good with a wide range to cater for tastes. Only drawback... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Allan T, I was delighted to read that you really enjoyed your stay at Peppers Beacon and were very happy in your Garden View Suite! Thank you for reviewing your time with us on Trip Advisor. It was very pleased to also note your comment that our Breakfast was very good with a wide range of dishes to suit... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in July, had a nice room looking out to the lake although couldn't really use the balcony as the windows from the units on each side looked directly out on to the balcony so no privacy and also no outdoor furniture. Great location, easy walk to town, and nice warm room. Buffet breakfast was very average, cooked breakfast... More

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Ashley G, Front Office Manager at Peppers Beacon, responded to this review

Dear Graham A I would like to thank you for staying at Peppers Beacon and using Trip Advisor to review your stay with us. I am glad that you enjoyed your room, its view and our prime lakeside location. Regular feedback and comments from our guests help to enhance our service offerings. We are regularly looking for ways to make... More

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Address: 33 Lake Esplanade, Queenstown, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Peppers Beacon 5*
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Located on New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Beacon, Queenstown offers stunning lakeside hotel accommodation, just 5-minutes walk from the centre of Queenstown. Known as the "Adventure Capital" of New Zealand, Queenstown is an exciting year-round destination with a range of activities and attractions including skiing, snowboarding, tramping through national parks, scenic tours, bungee jumping and jet boat rides to name a few. ... more   less 
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