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"Would definitely come back for next time visit."
Wing - February 28, 2020
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.8|
Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.
For those who wish to drive their own cars, Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.
Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.
"Great location and a very comfortable stay."
March 13, 2020
"Love this hotel and best choice in Tekapo."
February 28, 2020
"The studio apartment was just amazing!"
March 13, 2019
Sitting near the shores of Lake Tekapo and encircled by the magnificent landscapes of the Southern Apls, this beautiful property is one of the best in New Zealand South Island. Featuring the architectural design that was inspired by the surrounding Mackenzie Basin Landscape, Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo also features excellent amenities to give their clients a comfortable stay. An excellent location for a getaway, this picturesque and breathtaking location is a two-hour drive from Christchurch, Queenstown. Their excellent range of accommodation ranges from studios to bedroom villas. They also feature the Rakinul Lounge that offers excellent beverages and snacks, while the Rakinul Restaurant serves diverse selection of international cuisine. All in all, Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo is a brilliant place of stay.
"Very good experience during our stay there."
December 1, 2018
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-12 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 13 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo
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small room however great location”
I would stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort in Lake Tekapo again if passing that way, as the resort service was prompt and professional when assistance is required and when booking in and out. The bathroom was modern and of a good size which counterbalanced the small size of the rest to the room. Peppers Bluewater Resort is overall of a high standard and a well maintained establishment.
Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo”
This is a very nice resort hotel. We stay at one bedroom apartment for 2 nights. With wonderful mountain view from our windown.My children love the resort very much. They love the bedroom at upper level, it was so cosy with a big LCD TV and another LCD TV at living room downstair. The kitchen was fully equipt and was quite new. Overall it was wonderful stays in Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo.
A great place to stay, if you are caught in a jam.”
Peppers Bluewater was a last minute booking; we needed to spend an additional night in Tekapo and needed to source for a place to stay. Peppers was the second cheapest on Agoda and we decided to go with it. The room, wasn't really a room, but a chalet with the living room and kitchen on the ground floor and bedroom + bathroom upstairs. Unfortunately, this meant climbing up the stairs every time we wanted to use the bathroom. Apart from that, the chalet was clean and had everything we would need for a comfortable stay. Breakfast was included, and was pretty good. However, we realised that there are many other accommodations in Tekapo which have better value for money; the place we stayed the night before was large, had its own washing machine, fireplace, etc and was almost perfect for about NZD50 more than what we paid for at Bluewater. It's not to say that Bluewater isn't good; it's just that there are better options around the area.
It is excellence”
Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo is one of the best hotels that you must not miss. Beautiful lake view, nice renovation, luxury bathroom and kitchen, very comfortable lounge, everything is just perfect. Must stay at least 3 nights to enjoy the peacefulness and the beauty of the environment. I will go back again and recommonend it to my friends.
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.
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
An ideal stop over between Christchurch and Queens”
My family and I stayed at the Peppers Bluewater Resort's two bedroom mountain view villa, as a convenient one night stop while travelling from Christchurch to Queenstown. The hotel is modern and well maintained and it is also very well located and very close to lake Tekapo. We enjoyed the beautiful mountain view from the balcony of the room. The kitchen facilities was also great as we had planned to cook our own dinner. Check in and check out were fast and easy. The receptionists were very helpful with all my questions. This hotel would definitely be one of the places that I will plan to stay on my next visit to New Zealand.
Nice Resort at Lake Tekapo”
I love to stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort because it is located just in front of Lake Tekapo. The room is big. The only thing need to be concerned is the cleanliness of carpet. Not too dirty but need to be vacuum more often. Nice and friendly staff, very helpful especially for giving me directions.
The charming scenery, Quality Inn”
The beautiful town of Tekapo, beautiful pepper The Blue Water Hotel, plus upgrade to the view lake room, three buildings, we are on the two floor. The weather is fine, the balcony can see the beautiful starry sky. Goods are available in all varieties. Room facilities, spacious clean kitchen, room of natural needless to say, clean and bright, arrived at the very next day wake up, standing on the balcony, know the room balcony there is New Zealand eighth Great Lakes - Lake Tekapo lake, followed by the snowy mountains surrounded. The service attitude is very good, the next time you go to will choose this hotel
Thank you for a lovely stay at the Peppers Bluewater resort. We feel like we got our value for money as everything we needed was provided (tea, coffee, clean towels and linen). The room stayed warm throughout our stay and there was no need to use the heat pump provided. Our room was comfortable and the service was professional. Arriving back to the hotel was a great way to end the days that we spent at Tekapo.
Beautiful room, Stunning views and location”
When we arrived our room was not ready so the gentleman gave us some towels for us to head up to the hot pools which was an appreciated gesture. The room it self was beautiful and spacious, as was the bathroom. The view out over lake Tekapo was simply stunning. The only negative about the hotel was that there was no free wifi which is unusual especially with hotels of this calibre. We had to purchase a $20 hotspot card from the reception which only allowed one device at a time to be logged in. for a couple with a phone each and an ipad, this was extremely painful! Found it easier to check emails etc down at a local cafe which did offer free wifi. I would suggest to Peppers they change their wifi policy, as I would actually reconsider staying here again due to this reason alone.
Clean, good value and great service”
We received excellent service at Peppers Bluewater in Lake Tekapo. Would recommend them again. The quality of the food the night we dined there was superb given its locale, and great effort was put into presentation. 5 star experience.
This resort was beyond our expectation! We had a two bedroom apartment and it was spacious, modern, cosy and well equipped. The upstairs area had so much seating and room, with a balcony overlooking the lake and mountains. It was a bit chilly to enjoy it completely! The view from the upstairs area was spectacular. The location is excellent, being almost across the road from the centre of town. We didn't eat out as we had big days and found it easier to prepare something in our room. The kitchen has everything you need! We were also delighted to have a washing machine in the apartment to use before moving on. We spent two nights here and found it was enough time to explore Lake Tekapo. Our only criticism was that staff turned up to clean our room at 6pm at night when we had started cooking dinner. We told them not to worry. Found this to be a very inconvenient time to service a room. Despite that, we loved this resort and would recommend it in a flash!
Dear Guest,, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo. 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. Sincerely,
Fabulous spot; breathtaking views”
Peppers at Lake Tepako was the last stay in our 10 day tour of the South Island. The area is breathtaking in itself, but the elevated location of the resort and particularly where we were accommodated in the resort made it even more delightful. On arrival we were very pleased to hear that we had been given a free upgrade from our deluxe lakeview hotel room to a deluxe apartment. This had full kitchen facilities, a living dining area, a spacious "king" bedroom and a large modern bathroom. Both the living room and bedroom had floor to ceiling windows with expansive views over Lake Tepako. The restaurant at the resort was tempting, but we decided to take advantage of the excellent kitchen facilities, eat in and take in the sunset over the lake. It was great. Highly recommended.
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.
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
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.
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
Quick stay at Peppers”
Stayed at Peppers Bluewater for the second time in the week on the way back form Queenstown to Christchurch. Booked a 38sqm room this time and the room was far better than the last shoe box we stayed in. $4.00 (AUD) dearer but had breakfast included so made it cheaper than the last room. Excellent place to stay in Lake Tekapo. I recommend it to everyone.
Absolutely wonderful stay at Peppers. Room was small but very comfortable and was more than adequate. Staff were amazing and went out of their way to make our stay great. Wonderful views of Lake Tekapo and had a stunning dinner in the restaurant. The food and service was amazing. Very good breakfast also. Only disappointing thing was we only booked one night as we were short of time. Would love to return soon for a longer stay
Kia Ora Jason, 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
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.
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
Spacious apartment in a great location ”
We stayed one night in a 2 bedroom apartment. Extremely spacious, comfortable and clean with fantastic views across to the lake and surrounding mountains. The motel has ample parking and is within walking distance of the village and the lake. Staff are very friendly and helpful. This is our second stay at Peppers and we will stay here again when we next visit Lake Tekapo.
Perfect place for a night away”
Peppers bluewater resort is an amazing place to stay the staff were lovely and very friendly the location is incredible, will stay here again the only downside (which was 100% understandable) was the restaurant was closed due to covid 19, the pub menu was basic but was fine for one night
Kia Ora Lindsay, 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 Surita