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 non lakeview rooms just look into the carpark so do pay extra if this will disapoint you - the lake is across the road though so not far to walk for the real view. Breakfast was excellent with fresh croissants just out of the oven.
Lake Tekapo township has alot to offer for such a small place - highly recommend "Pepes" restaurant, was very cosy with a fire going and the pizza and chocolate sundaes were delicious. Would also recommend the hot pools (Alpine Springs) - there are three large pools which are tiered on the hillside so they all have lake views. We went at night so couldn't see the view but it was lit up beautifully and was incredibly relaxing - the changerooms felt heated which was much needed as it was about 2 degrees. It also had a day spa, ice skating rink and snow park where you can go tubing. We didnt get time to see it but there is a large observatory on the top of the hill with a cafe that does day and night tours of the stars - apparently this is amazing as Tekapo has such good night visibility. I would recommend all visit Tekapo, I felt sad to leave!
- 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