This is the 2nd time we have stayed at Peppers Beacon and will continue to go back. We stayed at Christmas time and were quite suprised that Queenstown was reasonably quiet. My family of 4 adults enjoyed a high floor 2 bedroom apartment with unobstructed lake views. Fabulous balcony with seating outside made chill out time even more special. Was very good for drying washing as well.
All amenities in the apartment are excellent. We ate in most evenings and was able to cook as we do at home. The washing machine worked well so all our washing was done and dry when we left!
We stayed in the back block which meant a little longer walk to exit the complex by foot but no problem at all. Parking is first in and we never had a problem with it. Access to the gondola or out of town can be made via the high roads thereby avoiding the traffic of the town. Very handy.
Bedding and bathrooms were excellent as was housekeeping.
We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. It had a beautiful stretch of super comfortable lounge, gas fire which would have been superb in winter, large 6 seater dining table and heavy drapes to keep out the light (or cold) in the morning.
The only issue was the wi-fi. We managed to pay for a hotspot subscription (not provided by the venue but a different providor) but this was slow and intermittent and we found that only one of our wifi enabled appliances could be on at a time. There is fast wifiin the foyer but this is not very convenient. I do feel that for this rate of tarriff there should be fast and stable wifi provided. This would be my only critisism. They are apparently working on it but the buildings' set up is the problem I believe.
Ask for the back block which is quieter than the front which we stayed in formerly. Street traffic affects the front block.
All in all, we would stay again as we enjoy being able to walk 7 minutes into the town along the lakeshore. It is level and safe.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on New Zealand's South Island, the stunning lakeside Peppers Beacon is just 10 minutes drive from Queenstown Airport and an easy five minute walk from the centre of Queenstown. The resort offers beautiful lake, mountain or garden views with a choice of four luxury accommodation styles including hotel rooms, two and three bedrooms suites and a deluxe penthouse suite offering picturesque views of the lake and Remarkables Mountains. All rooms have a television and sky television, tea/coffee making facilities, alarm/clock radio, refrigerator, hairdryer, STD/ISD direct dialing and ironing equipment. If you enjoy the finer things in life and enjoy your space then the suites are for you and include a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, CD player, high speed internet access (fee) bath, tea/coffee making facilities, washing machine and dryers (please request when booking) and fireplace (please request when booking). The resort's stunning location provides a tranquil backdrop for rest and relaxation or you can take advantage of the various facilities onsite. Complete a workout in the gymnasium then soothe your muscles with a sauna, relaxing soak in the spa or an in-room massage. You can prepare your own barbeque lunch or dinner amongst the manicured hotel courtyard or choose from over 100 fine dining or casual restaurants, cafes and bars in Queenstown offering a different culinary journey each evening. Queenstown is the Adventure Capital of New Zealand and offers a wide range of activities to keep you entertained all year round. Experience thrilling extreme adventures, submerge yourself in the scenic brilliance of the local region, enjoy a night at the theatre or explore some of the local boutiques. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Peppers Beacon Hotel Queenstown