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Peppers Bluewater Resort
4.5 of 5 Resort   |   State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
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“Fantastic Location, Great Views & Excellent Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

Really, the title says it all. We were travelling with our baby son, upon arrival his cot was already setup, check-in was quick & easy. The meal at the restaurant was a little more than we usually pay but was top notch as was the breakfast in the morning. Would definitely recommend to others.

The room itself was very well appointed, clean and very large. We loved the heated floors, lake view, modern decor and the space as it allowed our little one to crawl around after a long flight & car trip.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2009

Stayed for 4 nights as a base to try out a few different ski fields. Stayed in a 2 bed apartment the bedrooms are downstairs with a large living/kitchen upstairs. Everything looked relatively new. The bathrooms were great with heated floors and towel racks and great water pressure in the showers. There was an easy walk into town for restaurants and the pub. We ate at the resort restaurant for one dinner which was nice with good service. I would definately recommend the Bluewater Resort.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2009

This is our second time staying at this property. Booked a 2 bedroom unit (1 was a lockout) and had no problems. Room was very warm upon our arrival, clean and modern for New Zealand standards
Only complaint was parking - woefully inadequate for a property this size. The resort was fully booked that weekend so we had a hard time parking close to our room
Did not eat at the restaurant - cooked in our room which worked out well since the restuarant was fully booked that night
Would stay here again!

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

The only complaint I have about Peppers Bluewater Resort is that we only stayed one night!
I loved it here. Lovely spacious apartements with amazing views. Attentive staff at the restaurant (although would be nice to include a cocktail menu).
I would gladly recommend this resort to family and friends and look forward to staying for a longer period next year.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2009

Stayed here for one night on our way back up to Christchurch.

Room wasnt ready to check in when we arrived, but didnt have to wait long.

Rooms were nice enough, big bed, jsut your standard studio room, tv, tea and coffee facilites, bath and shower.

Bath was actually quite big and deep. However we did run out of hot water!!

Hotel doesnt have any pool/spa/gym or sauna facilites. Does have a restaurant but the menu looked very expensive.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Good hotel, the room / flat was very comfortable but a little pricy, we had a great view over the lake though. A better alternative option to staying at Mount Cook.
The restaurant is average and very pricy.
We would certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

When checking in there was a small stuff up with our room as we had books two singles but were given a queen. The staff member was quite rude as he made the assumption that we had made the error not the hotel. But once we had arrived to our room there was already a staff member seperating and remaking the beds. The suite was very clean and modern. Good heating in bathroom and main room. A fridge for the few cold items we had. Nice baloncy, to cold to use but was nice. Good tv and channels. Would be very happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Peppers Bluewater Resort

Address: State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Lake Tekapo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Peppers Bluewater Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 142
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in the rich antiquity of the deep southern land, Peppers Bluewater Resort is only two and a half hours drive from Christchurch, with the Mount Cook National Park on your doorstep. With panoramic views on towards the glistening foothills of the Southern Alps, Lake Tekapo is also a place of mythology and rich high country history. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo
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