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Peppers Bluewater Resort

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2009

The Hotel is nicely situated, with nice views of the lake. Unfortunately, the heat pump style heating system is totally inadequate for the harsh winter temperatures Tekapo can get. We were cold for most of the time. Actually had to put jackets on in the room. We did ask management if they had a fan heater or something similar, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2009

It is hard not to gush about this hotel and actually Tekapo in general, both a top experience. I have stayed here once before and both times found it a pleasure - modern with a real contemporary style, warm (including heated bathroom tiled floors and digitally controlled room heating) and the lakeview rooms and restaurant have a spectacular view. Note... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

We booked it without any expectations and because there was a great last minute deal on the hotel. We loved how new the hotel looked and we got great service and recommendation from the reception staff. For a small amount, we were upgraded to a 3rd floor lake view corner unit with a balcony, which made star gazing at night... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2009

We stayed here for the weekend for a work meeting. The rooms are comfortable and were warm even though it was snowing outside!!! The resort is very new. The resort is very close to the hot pools that are one of the top attractions in Lake Tekapo. We ate at the resort and the food was tasty with attentive staff... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2009

We overnighted here on the way back to Christchurch from Queenstown and really had no expectations about this place or the town overall. What a pleasant surprise we got when we were able to go in and get a fantastic room rate with dinner and breakfast thrown in and then go to our room and see that it was relatively... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2009

We loved this place and it was particularly magic during sunset and early morning looking out over the mountains. Only downside was the $50 pre-authorisation that was taken off my credit card, the toilet paper, worst ever and the lack of soap in bathroom and the fact that I had to jump through hoops to get linen for the sofa... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2009

We stayed as two couples in a 2-bedroom apartment, and got an excellent late booking rate. The space of the living area, quality of the decor and whole ambience were outstanding. These more than made up for an odd layout. The second bedroom was designed so that it could be occupied independently. This meant it had its own ensuite and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2009

We stayed in a studio room with a nice view of the lake. The room was big with modern furniture, comfortable bed, flat screen TV and a DVD. The bathroom is of good size with lovely floor heating and a big tub. Do not be fooled by the outside of the hotel, inside is a very nice and modern style... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2009

The staff at this hotel were not very pleasant. When we arrived we wanted to cancel our 3rd night and even though we were according to the terms and condition we were supposed to get 50% refund, but the receptionist would not agree. We had to have a big discussion about this and demand to see the manager. In addition... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2009

We had only booked one night at this hotel but wished we had booked more. The accomodation was exceptional. Two storeys, with all the modern amenities you could wish for. It was excellent value for money. The outside of the complex may let itself down a little but don't let this put you off.

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Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Peppers Bluewater Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 142
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Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo
Hotel Peppers Bluewater

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