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Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Three Bedroom Lake View Villa | View from room
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Three Bedroom Lake View Villa | Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Blackout curtains, soundproofing, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Peppers Bluewater Resort

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Peppers Bluewater Resort

4.5 star property
Luxury aparthotel with restaurant, near Lake Tekapo

8.0/10 Very good

2,757 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Connecting rooms available
The price is NZ$420
Price available on 05/03/2023
State Highway 8, Lake Tekapo, 7945

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About this area

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 161 min drive


  • Reflection Café - 4 min walk
  • Doughboys Bakery - 4 min walk
  • The Greedy Cow - 4 min walk
  • Mackensies café - bar - grill - 5 min walk
  • Jade Palace Chinese Restaurant - 5 min walk

About this property

Peppers Bluewater Resort

When visiting Lake Tekapo, Peppers Bluewater Resort is a great choice to consider. For a bite to eat, guests can visit Rakinui Restaurant, which serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A bar/lounge and a garden are other highlights, and apartments offer flat-screen TVs and fridges. Fellow travellers say great things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.


Chinese (Cantonese), Chinese (Mandarin), English, Estonian, Hindi, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Property is professionally cleaned
Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the standard cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation
  • Please note king beds are provided unless separate twin beds are requested prior to check-in. Surcharge applies for requests after check-in.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (5 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and downhill skiing nearby
  • Ski shuttle nearby


  • Free WiFi

Parking and transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • On-site parking includes off-street options
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Family friendly

  • Children stay for free (see details)

Restaurants on site

  • Rakinui Restaurant

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 35 for adults and NZD 15 for children
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available


  • Bed sheets provided
  • Rollaway/extra beds: NZD 50.0 per night


  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer
  • Free toiletries


  • Flat-screen TV with cable service

Outdoor areas

  • Garden


  • Laundry facilities

Work spaces

  • 1 meeting room
  • Business centre
  • Conference space (1356 square feet)


  • Air conditioning


  • Service animals only (pets not allowed)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lift
  • Soundproofing
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible (with limits)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Luggage storage
  • Blackout curtains
  • Safe at front desk
  • Reception hall
  • Wedding services

Location highlights

  • Near the bay
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Rafting nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby


  • 142 rooms
  • 3 floors
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms avaliable

Special features


Rakinui Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.
This property has signed the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge.

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 200.00 per stay

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 35 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 1.1 per cent

Renovations and closures

The following facilities are closed on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
  • Restaurant

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 10.0 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 50.0 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) guidelines.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Peppers Bluewater
Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo
Peppers Bluewater Resort
Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo
Peppers Resort
Hotel Peppers Bluewater
Peppers Bluewater Hotel Lake Tekapo
Peppers Bluewater Lake Tekapo
Peppers Bluewater Resort Aparthotel
Peppers Bluewater Resort Lake Tekapo
Peppers Bluewater Resort Aparthotel Lake Tekapo

Frequently asked questions

Does Peppers Bluewater Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Peppers Bluewater Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Peppers Bluewater Resort?
As of 2 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Peppers Bluewater Resort on 10 February 2023 start from NZ$247, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Peppers Bluewater Resort?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Peppers Bluewater Resort?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Peppers Bluewater Resort?
Yes, there's free self parking. On-site parking includes off-street options.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Peppers Bluewater Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Peppers Bluewater Resort and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy nearby recreation such as downhill skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for hiking and kayaking. Peppers Bluewater Resort also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Peppers Bluewater Resort?
Yes, Rakinui Restaurant offers local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Reflection Café (4-min walk), Doughboys Bakery (4-min walk) and The Greedy Cow (4-min walk).
What's the area around Peppers Bluewater Resort like?
Peppers Bluewater Resort is a short 2-minute walk from Lake Tekapo and 19 minutes' walk from Tekapo Springs. Travellers say that the area is very central, and great for skiing.



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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous family stay.
Louise, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Jan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very Convenient . Four Square supermarket,reastaurand, cafe ,gift shop and church all within walking distance. Staff cheerful n helpful! Will stay here again if we are back in Lake Tekapo.
Kee Ling, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stuff
Great staff, great breakfast, very convenient to town.
Dean, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

shangyun, 4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice for overnight
The hotel is right on the main road so you hear trucks going by. The property was nice, room was nice. All they had was instant coffee in the rooms, YUK! Breakfast buffet was good. Almost EVERYTHING closes early so make restaurant reservations as early as possible. We got there later in the day and was lucky to get into the grocery store before it closed. Ended up buying a rotisserie chicken, with no plates or utensils in room to eat it. Overcast sky so didn’t even get to see the stars. Overall it was okay for one night. If you plan to stay longer to understand how things work there it might be better. But there is nothing to do in the town other than Dark Sky Project.
Lucinda, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

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10/10 Exceptional

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6/10 Good

Pretty average. Check in time was 2pm, we turned up a bit early and asked if room was ready, but told it wouldn't be ready till 3, so we went tiki touring till then. They then said it still wasn't ready so we had another room allocated (no biggie). The room 207 still had the plastic bag of trash outside it. This stayed there till we checked out the next day. Room was ok, but at 3am the winds got up, and you could hear the roof lifting and smashing back down - was loud enough to keep us awake. I rang reception and was asked if I wanted to move rooms, but at that point it was a bit early in the morning, so they said they would pass it to the morning crew. Next morning, informed the reception staff and to be fair they did apologise, but then the male staff member down played the seriousness of the complaint by telling me he had just built a house and this happens sometimes. As a tradie I can tell you this doesn't just happen and isn't something you ignore. Anyway it looked like I was going to get nowhere so just left, no discount or anything. I suggested they not let the room out until investigated so the next person gets some sleep.
Phil, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very nice room with an excellent bathroom. View from the room was gorgeous. Great stay.
Antonio, 1-night family trip
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