Peppers Bluewater Resort

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Peppers Bluewater Resort4.5/51
Peppers Bluewater Resort4.5 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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Peppers Bluewater Resort

Peppers Bluewater Resort

Built in 2008, Peppers Bluewater Resort comprises of 142 stylish rooms varying from deluxe hotel studios to 3 bedroom villas/apartments. This is the ideal retreat for singles, couples, families and groups wanting a special place to stay when visiting Lake Tekapo.

Where is Peppers Bluewater Resort?

The resort is located in an elevated location with mountain vistas and spectacular views across the turquoise waters of Lake Tekapo. It is about 300 metres from the village at Lake Tekapo providing easy walking access to the pub and other restaurants and bars in town.

If you are in the area to ski, Lake Tekapo is a great base for Ohau, Roundhill and Mt Dobson ski areas.


The resort consists of hotel studio rooms, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom villas (apartments) accommodating from 1 to 7 guests. In each case, you have the choice of either a mountain view or lake view.

Deluxe Hotel Studio (max 2 guests) - bedding comprises of either a king bed or 2 x single beds. Studios have a TV with Sky TV channels, small fridge, complimentary toiletries and ensuite bathroom.

All villas are self-contained with fully equipped kitchen, dining & living areas plus well appointed bathrooms. All have TV with DVD Player & Sky TV as well as a balcony/deck.

One Bedroom Villas (max 3 guests) - comprise of a king bed plus a pull-out sofa in the lounge for sleeping one extra guest.

Two Bedroom Villas (max 5 guests) - comprise of a one bedroom villa with king bed plus a pull-out sofa in the lounge for sleeping one extra guest plus an interconnecting hotel studio with ensuite.

Three Bedroom Villas (max 7 guests) - comprise of two bedroom villa with king beds (or twin) plus a pull-out sofa in the lounge for sleeping one extra guest plus an interconnecting hotel studio with ensuite. Three bedroom villas also have a gas open fireplace.

Additional Facilities & Services

Peppers Bluewater Resort provides daily room service. Each studio and villa has internet access available (for an extra charge).

There is a restaurant & bar on-site open 7 days a week. The restaurant provides a buffet breakfast and lunch and an a la carte dinner each day of the week.

Why Stay at the Peppers Bluewater Resort?

The Peppers Bluewater is stylish well located accommodation in Lake Tekapo and is exceptional value. See Powderhounds full review here...

Peppers Bluewater Resort Book Here

To make a booking:
1. Choose your room type (more information can be obtained by clicking on the link for the room type).
2. Select your "start date" from the date box in the top left
3. If $$$ show, the respective room is available for that date
4. Check the box above the $$$ for the dates you require
5. Click on the "Book Now" button

PLEASE NOTE: Prices below are shown in NZD (You can change to you local currency when you select dates and click "book now")

Peppers Bluewater Resort Packages

This property currently has no lifts & lodging packages available.

Peppers Bluewater Resort Reviews

Best Accommodation in Lake Tekapo

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Best Accommodation in Lake Tekapo

The Peppers Bluewater Resort is a really lovely place to stay in Lake Tekapo. It doesn’t have the pure luxury you might find with some of the lavish Wanaka accommodation, but this upscale property is many steps up from staying in one of the old motels in Tekapo.

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment (villa) with lake views. The balcony was a lovely spot to take in the fantastic views, but this wasn’t really necessary as the views were just as beautiful from the bedroom and living area.

The whole apartment was really large. The living area was spacious, the bathroom was huge, and the bath itself was also massive. Who needs to go to the Tekapo Springs for a soak when you can relax in tranquillity in the bath at Peppers!

The Rakinui restaurant was rather nice. The food menu possibly lacks a little creativity, and we found the restaurant service somewhat lacking so it’s not the fine dining experience you might find in Queenstown or Wanaka, but it’s potentially the best dining experience in Lake Wanaka. It’s definitely worth having dinner here at least one night, and the other Lake Tekapo restaurants are all within a 5 minute walk.

The resort doesn’t have many facilities. The general aim is to get out and explore Tekapo and the surrounding areas. Paid internet access was available via a 3rd party provider, and whilst it was fine on weekdays when it was quiet, the internet almost came to a grinding halt on the weekend when the resort was busy.

Despite a couple of minor inadequacies (which are very reasonable considering this isn’t a 5 star resort), we absolutely recommend the Peppers Bluewater Resort. We’d definitely want to stay there again!