I spent one night in April in one of the one bedroom villas. I really think that Peppers does themselves a disservice by not providing more photographs of the villas on their website, because the rooms are really nice. The villa was two stories tall with a large kitchen and living area on the first floor and the bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. Both floors had decks with views of the lake. The decor was tasteful and the villa was very clean. The walls were a bit scuffed from guests bumping them with bags, but that is a minor detail. The kitchen included a dishwasher and a range of dishes and utensils. The living area had a large television which included a 5.1 surround sound system which was a nice touch, but all of the speakers were placed in a row. The bedroom also had a television. But, you probably wont use either since the Tekapo area is so beautiful that you will probably want to spend most of your time outside.
I found the service at Peppers to be excellent. Checking in and out were both very easy.
I definitely enjoyed my stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort. It is more expensive than other accommodation in the area, but the views, the great villas and the service are what you are paying for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Looking out to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo between Christchurch and Queenstown in New Zealand's South Island, Peppers Bluewater Resort offers architectural design reflective of the surrounding Mackenzie Basin landscape combined with exceptional facilities and services. Accommodation includes stylish studios, one, two and three bedroom luxury villas where the outdoors is portrayed indoors through a refreshing colour palette of turquoise-blue, red and beige. Each room features STD/ISD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and complimentary grooming items. Simply unwind and breathe in the serene atmosphere of Peppers Bluewater Resort. Relax amongst the cosy sofa at Rakinui Lounge while enjoying a warming drink or light snack and for breakfast and dinner Rakinui Restaurant serves a diverse selection of international standard cuisine and favoured local delights accompanied with a breathtaking view across Lake Tekapo. Lake Tekapo provides excellent kayaking and rainbow and brown trout fishing, while the old village is steeped in mythology and rich High Country history. Tekapo is Maori for night sleeping place, and the lake itself boasts the clearest, darkest and most spectacular night sky in Aotearoa, ideal for a tramp up Mount John followed by a romantic twilight picnic. Thrill seekers are sure to cover more terrain by mountain biking or horse riding before revitalising body and soul in the nearby Alpine Springs Health Spa and Hot Pool. The Round Hill Ski Field and Winter Park are also a short drive from Peppers Bluewater Resort offering skiing, ice hockey, ice skating, even curling! Peppers Bluewater Resort is the perfect destination for relaxed weekend escapes or as a relished retreat after a hectic day of exploration. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo
- Hotel Peppers Bluewater