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8.4
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9.1
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Exceptional location
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  • Lake Tekapo200 m
  • Kiwi Treasures320 m
  • The Cairns Golf Course360 m
  • Tekapo Helicopters410 m
  • Church of the Good Shepherd700 m
  • Mackenzie Sheep Dog Statue880 m
  • Tekapo Springs1.37 km
  • Mount John Observatory3.65 km
  • Mount John University Observatory3.65 km
  • Roundhill Ski Area24.4 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Peppers Bluewater Resort

    State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand - See map

    This property is in high demand!

    Booked 55 times

    "The 2 bedroom apartment is huge with the bedrooms and toilet on the ground floor and a big living area and kitchen on the upper floor."
    Huay L. - December 11, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 92% of guests
    Excellent cleanliness
    8.8 rating for cleanliness
    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Daily housekeeping

    • Bar

    • Garden

    • Fishing

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    Location score
    9.1/10
    Service score
    8.5/10
    Cleanliness score
    8.8/10
    Room comfort score
    8.0/10
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    Value for money7.8
    Location rating9.1

    Rooms available at Peppers Bluewater Resort

    8.0
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    3-Bedroom Villa
    3-Bedroom Villa
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    • Room size: 163 m²/1755 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds...
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    1 Bedroom Mountain View
    1 Bedroom Mountain View
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    • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed
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    1 Bedroom Mountain View
    1 Bedroom Mountain View
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    • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed
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    Villa - 2-Bedroom
    Villa - 2-Bedroom
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    • Room size: 107 m²/1152 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 2 king beds and 1 sofa bed
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    1 Bedroom Lake View
    1 Bedroom Lake View
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    • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed
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    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
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    • Room size: 107 m²/1152 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds...
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    2 Bedroom Villa
    2 Bedroom Villa
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    • Room size: 107 m²/1152 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 2 king beds
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    2 Bedroom Lake View
    2 Bedroom Lake View
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    • Room size: 107 m²/1152 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds...
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    Deluxe Lake View Hotel Room
    Deluxe Lake View Hotel Room
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Lake view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    One Bedroom Suite
    One Bedroom Suite
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    • Room size: 58 m²/624 ft²
    • Mountain view
    • 1 king bed or 2 single beds
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    What people love about Peppers Bluewater Resort

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Staff 

      "Good location with beautiful view, helpful staff!"

      Ho

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      December 1, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional
      Location

      "Great location, super clean and very spacious."

      Harn J.

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      September 17, 2018

    • 9.6
      Exceptional

      "Very good experience during our stay there."

      Ho

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      December 1, 2018

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Outdoor patio is huge and you can enjoy the amazing lake vie..."

    Jing

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    December 29, 2018

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    82 mentions
    Housekeeping
    78 mentions
    Internet
    36 mentions
    Breakfast
    19 mentions

    What they offer

    6.0
    Review score
    Cleanliness

    "Cleanliness and comfortable level is very good."

    Charles

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    October 29, 2016

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    Food and dining

    Restaurants on site

    Rakinui Restaurant & Bar
    Cuisine:Local
    Menu:Buffet

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    Reviews of Peppers Bluewater Resort from real guests

    Overall rating
    8.2
    Excellent
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    Cleanliness8.8
    Facilities8.3
    Location9.1
    Room comfort and quality8.0
    Service8.5
    Value for money7.8
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    9.2
    Exceptional
    Saowarin from Australia
    Couple
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Almost the best view”

    Stayed in Deluxe Lake View room for the first visit to Lake Tekapo. The view was good but not the best. The hotel property is located on a hill which overlooks the lake and whatever buildings are in front of the lake, so our room was overlooking the same thing. It was beautiful to see the sunrise and having coffee on the porch though. If the lake view room is almost the same price at mountain view, I will pay for lake view again, otherwise mountain view should be as spectacular. Love the location. It is across the street to convenience store, all restaurants, and stargazing tour operators. The room is equipped with sport channels. We were very comfortable in the room and will recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed May 17, 2019

    Kia Ora Saowarin, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort, We are glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to stunning Tekapo. Kind Regards

    Responded May 17, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Diane from Australia
    Group
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Exceptional”

    Small bedrooms but the kitchen, dining and living room area made up for this. Very spacious with great views - unfortunately we didn’t get to enjoy these as we only stayed for one night.

    Reviewed July 13, 2019

    Kia Ora Diane, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort, We are glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to stunning Tekapo. Kind Regards

    Responded September 28, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    8.8
    Excellent
    Natalie from United Kingdom
    Couple
    One Bedroom Superior Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Nice place!”

    The studio had the bedroom and bathroom downstairs and a large living and kitchen area upstairs. It was our honeymoon and we were delighted to see that the staff had left us a cheese platter in the fridge wishing us a happy honeymoon. They were actually the only hotel to do so despite informing all of them that it was our honeymoon. The upstairs area also had an outside balcony with chairs which my husband and I enjoyed in the evening with the extra blankets provided. I really liked the toiletries too! The breakfast buffet was ok...laid out awkwardly though! Overall really nice facilities and nice stay!

    Reviewed April 23, 2019

    Kia Ora Natalie, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort. We are very happy to hear the room allocated to you was able to meet your expectations & that you liked the Guest expression placed in your room, however were also disappointed and sorry to hear that the overall experience was spoilt by our breakfast service, please be assured I have shared this feedback with our team. Thank you again for sharing your experience, we look forward to hosting you again, Sincerely,

    Responded April 24, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    9.2
    Exceptional
    MABLE from Hong Kong
    Group
    2 Bedroom Lake View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Very spacious 2 bedroom lake view villa”

    The 2-storey villa was giant, having 5 sofa in the living room! Spectacular view from balcony, living room and bedrooms. Nice shower and bathroom. The kitchen was nice and had everything we need. Most hotel rooms had car parking right behind the room door except 1 or 2 which were at the outskirts of the hotel vicinity, like ours, but accessable with just a few steps. The only downside was only 1 toilet on the ground floor and our villa not ready until 5pm on our check in day.

    Reviewed April 16, 2019

    Kia Ora Mable, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. Regarding the one bathroom in the unit we have a number of other room types available offering larger living spaces and varying layouts, perhaps one of these would be a superior selection upon a return stay. Regarding the room being late please accept our apologies for failing to meet your expectations as your room was not ready at the advertised 2.00pm check in time.It is clear that we advertise 2pm and this is our own expectation so it is very disappointing to the whole team when this is not achieved.To overcome this challenge our Front Desk team will often do everything they can to change the room the guest was allocated to the same type that has already been cleaned. However, this often is not an option at a property with many different room types that is usually heavily booked. Our apologies again for the delay with your check-in time and thank you very much for your patience. Kind Regards

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    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Ching from Singapore
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Lake View
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Lovely view of Lake Tekapo”

    Pepper Bluewater is aptly named if you get a lake-front unit like the one we get. We get a unit that was facing Lake Tekapo and the view is lovely. It is next to the interstate although the vehicle noise is not significant to disrupt rest. The view it self makes it worth it. The property is lovely and very nicely designed. We love this as much as Peppers Clearwater up at Christchurch. This is developing to be our favourite brand in NZ! However, do note check if there is any units that are wheelchair access. We had to lug bags up a narrow flight of stairs and we noticed that the level one units also requires a flight of stairs down from the carpark. Carpark is free but appears to be limited. We were lucky to get one very close to our unit. Others may have to park a walk a short distance.

    Reviewed March 15, 2019

    Kia Ora Ching, Thank you for your stay with us. We are pleased to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed what Tekapo has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back to stunning Tekapo in future. Kind Regards

    Responded March 15, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Eng from Singapore
    Couple
    Hotel Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Thank you for the lovely complimentary upgrade to a one-bedroom unit”

    The one-bedroom unit was spacious and had a kitchen with all needed facilities. Had a bathtub too, really enjoyed it :)

    Reviewed June 30, 2019

    Kia Ora Eng, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Bluewater. We are delighted to know that you had a great time with us and enjoyed the free upgrade we were able to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

    Responded September 28, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Choon from Malaysia
    Family with teens
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    GREAT STAY”

    The unit is huge and have great kitchen facilities, living area, dining area. Love to stay.

    Reviewed June 28, 2019

    Kia Ora Choon, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort, We are glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to stunning Tekapo. Kind Regards

    Responded September 28, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    8.4
    Excellent
    Li from Malaysia
    Couple
    Hotel Room
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    Very comfortable stay and stunning view from hotel room!”

    We truly enjoyed our one night stay here. Our room was upgraded from standard to deluxe room for free and they even prepared a free cheese platter for us in the room for our honeymoon trip. Thank you so much for that.The room is clean and very warm. You have everything that you needed. Will definitely come back again!

    Reviewed June 20, 2019

    Kia Ora Li, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Bluewater. We are delighted to know that you had a great time with us and enjoyed the free upgrade we were able to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind Regards

    Responded September 28, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kai from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Bedroom Lake View
    Stayed 3 nights in June 2019

    Helpful and Caring staffs”

    Room is clean, facilities / kitchen tools are great. During my stay, I was injured and sent to Hospital in Timaru (2-hour drive). When I was discharged from the hospital, I was basically stuck at Timaru because there is no direct transportation back to Tekapo. Hotel Front Office Manager was helpful and managed to arrange a pickup car (charged ofcoz.) for us from Timaru to Tekapo. Really appreciate the help.

    Reviewed June 06, 2019

    Kia Ora Kai, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Kind Regards,

    Responded June 10, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    7.6
    Very good
    Jerica from Malaysia
    Couple
    Hotel Room
    Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

    Great hotel, just that, the room is tiny”

    The room is very small, and we couldn’t open both our suitcases at the same time. Location is great, you could walk to the lake and The Church of Good Shepherd. We even tried capturing the Milky Way pictures.

    Reviewed May 19, 2019

    Kia Ora Jerica, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Peppers Bluewater Resort. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies, these are our lead-in room type at 14.7 square meters and are advertised and marketed as a "Sleep 'n' Go" type accommodation for travelers looking to spend the majority of their time exploring the vast many sights and attractions of the Mackenzie Region. We have a number of other room types available offering larger living spaces and varying layouts, perhaps one of these would be a superior selection upon a return stay. At Peppers, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please be assured we a looking at opportunities to improve the levels of comfort offered in our standard Hotel rooms.

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    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    8.4
    Excellent
    wei from Singapore
    Couple
    One Bedroom Suite
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    expensive stay for not a very good view would recommend if price was lower”

    my stay was average, not great for the price we paid. we had a short 1 day stay here so that we would do star gazing and horse trekking for that day itself. we expected to stay in a room with nicer view for the price of over $300nzd per night, however our room faced other resorts and we could only see the hilly areas nearby but not the lake at all. good thing was that the place was huge, 2 floors, with tv and dining area upstairs, i would have preferred or the tv to be downstairs at the sleeping area, so that we can laze on the bed, sofa were also dirty with greyish stains. kitchen was great but with a malfunctioning microwave which we had to unplug and re-plug to use. phone couldnt be used when we wanted to call front desk for help. it just kept beeping away or it would just go silent when we tried again. we also couldnt find the bin! we had to search high and low, open all the kitchen cabinets and finally found 1 small bin that wasnt enough. water temp was also inconsistent

    Reviewed January 10, 2019

    Dear Wei, Thank you for choosing Peppers Bluewater Resort for your stay. We apologies for all the shortcomings you had to experience during your stay. Did you raise your concerns to our reception team during your stay our team would have made every effort to try assist you to ensure you had a great stay with us. I trust this did not detract from your overall experience and that you enjoyed the remainder of your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in future. Kind Regards

    Responded January 13, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Jing from Singapore
    Family with young children
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    The best accommodation in Queenstown”

    Booked the villa upon recommendation of friends. Indeed it’s a great place to stay in Queenstown if you are travelling with extended family. There are 3 bedrooms on 2nd floor and a large living room + open kitchen on ground floor. Outdoor patio is huge and you can enjoy the amazing lake view. We stayed 3 nights and used the fireplace everyday - it’s a wonderful touch for a relaxing holiday. There is a nice walking trail to go down the hill if you wish. Overall we love it very much and kids rank it as the number 1 accommodation in our 2 weeks trip.

    Reviewed December 29, 2018

    Kia Ora Jing, Thank you for your stay with us. Our team is delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay with us and fully enjoyed your time in Lake Tekapo. We look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to the majestic Mackenzie, Kind Regards

    Responded December 30, 2018
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Nian from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Excellent resort apartment, exceeded expectations”

    The photos of this resort on Agoda focus on external facilities, and do not show how spacious the 2 bedroom suite actually is. The bedrooms are clean, and the space of the living, dining and patio exceeded my expectations. The kitchenware was well stocked, new and clean. The living area has a large TV with ample entertainment channels. Lake Tekapo village is nearby, merely minutes drive away and very convenient. We also had the buffet breakfast and it had adequate variety and worth the promo price we paid for.

    Reviewed December 04, 2018

    Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Peppers Bluewater, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and our team was able to meet your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again upon your next visit to the majestic Mackenzie region, Kind Regards Diwaker

    Responded December 05, 2018
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kai from Singapore
    Family with teens
    2 Bedroom Lake View
    Stayed 1 night in November 2018

    A View that you will never forget”

    The place we stay Feels POSHED!!! Classy and elegant, kind and friendly staff all around the place ready for you. But what was the best is that the location of the hotel is just right a distance away from Lake Tekapo and if you are the person that like timelapse and such, this is a good place, to view the lake and also mountains and seeing mt john in a whole. The place is just 5mins walk away from the heart of all the food and supermarkets and such Super Convenient. Lastly the apartment itself, we are amazed as its 2 stories with 2 bedroom a super huge living room with cooking facility and a big balcony (: The place is super comfy and things used are good! Washing cooking and such all available in the apartment itself.

    Reviewed November 26, 2018

    Kia ora Kai, Thank you for your stay with us and sharing your experience with us. Our team is delighted to know that you had a wonderful stay and fully enjoyed your time in Lake Tekapo. On behalf of the team at Peppers thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back upon your next visit to the majestic Mackenzie. Kind Regards Gail

    Responded November 27, 2018
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Mandy from Hong Kong
    Family with teens
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    The hotel is good and we enjoy the view of the house”

    The location is good and the resort is large, we booked the 2 rooms apartment. However the dish washing mashine seems a bit smelly and when we cooked there is no basic material like salt pepper... also for the LG washing machine, the clothes is not dry even we try to dry it over an hour... for the wifi it is limited and super less , it just like do not have wifi Breakfast do not have much choice but we still pay for that.

    Reviewed October 31, 2018

    Dear Guest, Thank you for your stay with us.We are pleased to know that you had a good stay with us and enjoyed the convenient location of Peppers Bluewater to other services Our sincere apologies for not being able to meet your room expectations. Should you have raised these issues with our 24 hrs reception team. i am confident our team would have made every effort to try assist you to ensure you had a good stay with us.Regarding the limited Wi-Fi, as your recent visit would have demonstrated we are in a relatively remote location as such we do not have the availability of ultra-fast for fibre broad band.Our alternative is a satellite based solution that provides solid and stable bandwidths but is unfortunately limited. Whilst we would ultimately prefer to provide complimentary Wi-Fi to all guests to meet expectations we do need to consider the 300+ guests we have on site daily and the relevant usage that would invite, assuming an unmetered allocation was provided. Diwaker Gupta

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    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Tak from Macau
    Family with teens
    1 Bedroom Lake View
    Stayed 3 nights in August 2018

    Nice view”

    The room is nice and clean with good supply of kitchen utensils including washing machine. And coffee maker. The service was good and we got most of the information from the counter. Small town equipped with all necessities and all of them are quite close.

    Reviewed September 26, 2018

    Kia ora Tak, Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a lovely feedback. It was a pleasure knowing that you had a great time with us and we were able to meet your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind regards, Gail

    Responded October 02, 2018
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Andy from Singapore
    Family with teens
    Two Bedroom Mountain View Suite
    Stayed 1 night in July 2019

    Cozy & Clean Apartment”

    Comfy & nice place to stay. A stone's throw away from village centre. 15 mins drive to Mt John observatory which is a must to visit. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed July 12, 2019

    Kia Ora Andy, We appreciate your positive feedback on Peppers Bluewater Resort. Thank you for your stay with us and we look forward to accommodate you again in the future. Kind Regards

    Responded September 28, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    8.4
    Excellent
    Harold from United States
    Couple
    Hotel Room
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

    Get at least the one bedroom apartment”

    We were originally scheduled for the "hotel" room which is microscopic. We upgraded for $70 more a night to the apartment. Definitely worth it - 2 stories with a wonderful kitchen, dining area, and living space on second floor.

    Reviewed April 01, 2019

    Kia Ora Herold, Thank you for choosing Peppers Bluewater, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and our team was able to meet your expectations. We look forward to hosting you again upon your next visit to the majestic Mackenzie region, Kind Regards

    Responded April 02, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Wenting from Singapore
    Couple
    Deluxe Lake View Hotel Room
    Stayed 1 night in March 2019

    Beautiful views of Lake Tekapo in a fantastic location ”

    Beautiful property and beautiful room! Our room overlooked lake tekapo and the resort was a short walk or drive from the "city" and tourist sights (i.e church of the good shephard). The resort grounds are beautifully maintained as well.

    Reviewed March 12, 2019

    Kia Ora Wenting, Thank you for choosing Peppers Bluewater, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again upon your next visit to the majestic Mackenzie region, Kind Regards

    Responded March 13, 2019
    Peppers Bluewater Resort
    10.0
    Exceptional
    chia from Malaysia
    Family with young children
    3-Bedroom Villa
    Stayed 1 night in June 2019

    nice place , service is super good”

    super big Stopped here over night on the way to Seattle. The hotel smells fresh and clean. The room was spotless and fresh also,perfect stay

    Reviewed June 22, 2019

    Kia Ora Chia, Thank you for choosing to stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort, We are glad to hear that you had a great stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to stunning Tekapo. Kind Regards

    Responded September 28, 2019
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