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Peppers Bluewater Resort
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Lovely apartments with all of the trimmings. Down to heated bathroom floors and nice soaps. The staff we very polite and helpful. Great understanding and catering for Gluten Free foods. I would thoroughly recommend staying there.

Room Tip: Lake views are nice but not necessary. All rooms looked equally accessible.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora Skiwiscott,

Awesome review, thank you! We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know.

We are chuffed to hear that you found our apartments so lovely, and I am glad our team were able to assist you with your dietary needs.

We can't wait to have you back again!

Take care & thanks again,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

The overall of this resort is good. My room was facing the lake side so I could get a glimpse of Lake Tekapo. But the check-in process of the hotel is very troublesome. I arrived at 5pm and the room isn't ready yet. The food in the resort is good. The salmon dish is a must try.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora anonymous0210,

Thank you for your lovely review, and comments about our spectacular view.

We are particular glad that you loved our salmon dish. We are very blessed to have such incredible salmon in this region, and it certainly makes our job far easier.

Many thanks,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Waikanae, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed for three nights in two rooms in Peppers Bluewater Resort in Tekapo. The view over the landscape is indeed overwhelming (if ignoring a large and ugly kind of shed between the hotel and the lake). However, the fantastic view is not limited just to this hotel/motel at Lake Tekapo. The rooms were clean and relatively large, with an open space kitchen, small but nice bathroom and a small balcony. Lounge and bedroom were equipped each with a flat screen TV. Overall the interior was OK, a bit old-fashioned and not particularly appealing. In my view the rooms were overpriced, considering also the hefty extra cost for breakfast. Dinner in the restaurant was pricey but tasty and nicely presented by friendly staff, incl. one vegetarian dish. We paid for a dinner for four about $365 for a 3 course meal incl. one decent bottle of red wine, plus about $750 for three bottles of Moet. Next time I will choose a location closer to the lake.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora Juergen41,

Thank you letting us know about your experience with us.
We are glad that you enjoyed the landscape and many aspects of your apartment.

There are certainly some apartments that better capture the view than others, and we would always encourage those desiring an unbroken view to upgrade to ensure they get the view they seek. We are not directly on the lake front itself which we do advertise, but sit higher than the majority of accommodation options on the highway. There are several low lying buildings on the other side of the highway, but I would not say that they detract from the view available of Lake Tekapo itself.

We do appreciate your feedback, and note your comments regarding our menu options. We do feel that we have appropriate choices for all budget needs, and regret that you feel our prices were too high in this instance.

Kind regards,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed one night in a two bedroom apartment. The room was well appointed modern and clean The only complaint I would have is the noise of the outside air conditioner it sounded like a plane engine on take off and would vibrate the ranchslider doors There must have been an issue with this unit as I am sure they would not all be like this room 404. Had dinner in the restaurant the food was good somewhat luke warm but tasty A nice ambience surrounds this complex and in fact the whole town, would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora jmannz,

Many thanks to you for taking the time to review your stay with us.
We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your apartment, and found a nice ambience throughout our complex.
I also appreciate you raising a couple of items for our attention, and giving us the chance to act on them. We apologise for any inconvenience caused in those regards.

Warm regards,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

This is the second stay i have had at peppers bluwater and cannot wait to return, firstly the staff are so warm and vibrant, the service is A1 they cannot help you enough which is just fantastic, it makes the decision to return every year so much easier :) i would really like to show my appreciation to the staff and there hard work and recommend peppers to anyone thinking of staying there.

Dan

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora Dan_Martin2013,

Thanks for a fantastic review, and I cannot thank you enough for your warm comments toward our staff. I certainly agree that they are warm and vibrant, and eager to help at every opportunity. We are very proud of our property and team, and strive to give every guest an A1 experience with us.
We very much appreciated your continued support, and look forward to having you back at the next opportunity.

Best wishes,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

It was our second time staying at Peppers. Great location, great design, love the comfort of the larger rooms/suites. Fully equipped kitchen, open fire, outstanding views. Easy access, easy parking, close to the hot springs. Best of all: heated bathroom floors. Overall a fantastic place and well worth the money, especially if you can share one of the larger units. But: Internet rates - like in so many other New Zealand places - are absolutely ridiculously overpriced. And the units are missing a second bathroom outside of the master bathroom. Room service quality of food was very average. There is better places in town to get good food.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank m_tina02
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora m_tina02,

Thank you for your lovely review. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed so many aspects of our resort, and specifically that you loved your apartment. I am of course disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your room service, but I would absolutely recommend Rakinui Restaurant as one of the best places to dine in town. We have good honest, locally inspired menu options that pay homage to the farmers and producers around us.

We hope to see you again, and hopefully we get the chance to redeem ourselves from a dining point of view.

With thanks,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

I found my stay here to be a regret! It was unclean and the service was terrible. My room was noticeably dirty! And as a carpenter it didnt have a nice finish to the room. Tried using their restaurant and was greeted by bored uninterested staff. All questions regarding the restaurant were greeted by rude comments. Absolutely disgusted!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would pay to sleep in gutter I left this hotel after first night. I spent my second night at tekapo scenic good place. Dont stay at peppers waste of money!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
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2 Thank podgebuilder
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andrewmfreak, General Manager at Peppers Bluewater Resort, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Kia ora podgebuilder,

Thank you for your recent review of our property.

I regret that you did not have a better experience with us, and I would encourage you to contact me via andrew.freak@peppers.co.nz so I can better understand and address our shortcomings in service.

Many thanks,

Andrew M Freak
General Manager
Peppers Bluewater Resort
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Property: 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
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Lake Tekapo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Peppers Bluewater Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 142
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. Additional Information: Unfortunately we are unable to allow pets onsite at Peppers Bluewater. ... more   less 
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