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Peppers on the Point

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends Peppers on the Point to all those seeking a boutique luxury hotel in Rotorua in the Central North Island of New Zealand. Perfect for either couples or families, indulge in the exclusive vistas over Lake Rotorua, and its excellent location in the best of the Central Volcanic Plateau. From here, explore the volcanic and cultural landscape of Rotorua, hike to spectacular waterfalls or soak in serene thermal spas, take an adventurous scenic helicopter flight to land on active volcanos, fish for rainbow trout on the lake, or glide over its glassy water in a kayak. The very best of Kiwi hospitality, wines and cuisine will compliment your once-in-a-lifetime encounters with some of the North Island’s most spectacular scenery.

    The journey and how you get there

    Rotorua Airport is both domestically and internationally connected and served by a wide variety of carriers.
    Expressions Holidays recommend you hire a car to explore the best of the surrounding area. Alternatively, will be met on arrival and transferred to your accommodation by private chauffeur.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays usually includes a variety of travel and hotel arrangements, often including the international flights to and from New Zealand, domestic flights in New Zealand as required, local travel perhaps with transfers or hire-car as well as your chosen number of nights’ hotel accommodation. Included meals vary from hotel to hotel but at The Sanctuary at Bay of Islands, Expressions Holidays include full breakfast, afternoon drinks and canapes, and daily four-course dinner.

    Holiday prices

    A stay at this hotel is usually just part of a longer touring holiday which would involve several hotel stays and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate each holiday price on a tailor-made basis to reflect availability at the time and the actual arrangements you want us to include. Actual flight costs and all up-to-date special offers are included at the time of pricing.

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    Our opinion

    Peppers on the Point is a luxury hotel and thoughtfully renovated traditional mansion located superbly on the waterfront of Lake Rotorua. With private, wonderful views over the Lake and mountains beyond, we love the warm and cosy ambience, and the location for exploring the volcanic and cultural landscape of the Central Volcanic Plateau. From here hike to spectacular waterfalls or soak in serene thermal spas, take an adventurous scenic helicopter flight to land on active volcanos, fish for rainbow trout on the lake, or glide over its glassy water in a kayak.

    Hotel description

    With the remaining charm and casual elegance of the 1930s, Peppers on the Point is an immaculately designed mansion overlooking the beautiful Lake Rotorua, only five minutes from Rotorua City. Prior to becoming an exclusive lakeside retreat, this historic property was a family home until 2004, and now the perfect location for a stay in the Central Volcanic Plateau of the North Island of New Zealand.
    In this wonderful setting, the two-storey mansion occupies 2.8 hectares of lush tropical grounds, with an exclusive path leading down to the lake and private beach. Despite being built around 80 years ago; a contemporary renovation has blended the sophistication and elegance of the past with the convenience and modern luxury furnishings of the present. The result is a classic lodge and relaxing décor, creating a wonderful ambience of holiday and adventure. In the common rooms, Peppers on the Point boasts a large entertainment room with dazzling open fireplaces, a timber-panelled dining room, and a spectacular timber staircase. The several large dining rooms exude old world opulence, whilst the quiet library is warmly decorated and cosy. In the restaurant, fresh local produce and skilled chefs conspire to create a menu that is thoughtful and exciting.



    Official star rating

    no rating

    Annual opening

    Open all year

    Distance from airport

    Peppers on the Point is approximately a 25-minute drive from Rotorua Airport.

    Closest airport

    Rotorua Airport

    Room types

    From decadent suites to luxurious villas, Peppers on the Point include an impressive range of accommodation options, with something to suit every guest. All such rooms are designed with luxury in mind, and include views of Lake Rotorua, large ensuite bathrooms with spa baths, and a full suite of amenities that are expected in bespoke accommodation.
    Suites: Each spacious lodge suite has its own distinct style and charm. Most of the Lodge Suites boast lake views. They are all spacious with separate lounge, large ensuite bathrooms, shower and spa bath.
    Main Suite: This luxury suite is extremely spacious, and enjoys panoramic views over the lake from the private balcony. There is a plush king bed, a separate dressing room, and an altogether sense of elegance about this suite.
    Lake Cottage Suites: A short walk from the lodge itself, these suites enjoy a great degree of privacy, and a hot tub on deck with panoramic lake views.
    Lake Villa: The owners’ residence, the Lake Villa sits above the lodge where it enjoys the best of the lake and city views. It is perfect for larger groups of friends and families, with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large kitchen, and open dining and living areas. An extensive balcony area complete with full jet spa pool on the Main Suite balcony is the ultimate place to while away a sunset.
    The Lake Villa Apartment: Sitting beneath the Lake Villa, this two-bedroom apartment enjoys views over the tennis court to the lake and Rotorua City beyond. Contemporary in style, this apartment is fully self-contained with a living/dining area and a bathroom with a spa bath and massage jet shower.

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, including main dining room and private dining room
    Tennis court
    Private beach
    Day spa including sauna
    Therapeutic massage room
    Babysitting service

    Water sports


    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Rotorua is located in the heart of the Central Volcanic Plateau and is uniquely built on top of an active geo thermal field. It is also the cultural home of the indigenous Maori people. Twelve major lakes surround the city, with the historic Lake Tarawera lapping at the base of the now dormant Mount Tarawera. In this region you can view twenty-meter high geyser eruptions, vividly coloured lakes, hot springs and boiling mud pools, as well as Maori customs and cultural displays.
    More immediate to the lakeside setting of Peppers on the Point, a number of activities are on offer for discerning guests exploring this magical part of New Zealand. Take a hike on Tarawera Falls Hiking Trail to a 200 feet high waterfall, or visit the Tarawera Thermal Springs to take a soak in a spiritual setting. More intrepid guests will enjoy embarking on an adventurous scenic helicopter flight over the surrounding volcanic landscape to Whakaari Island and Mount Tarawera. Landing on an active volcano is not something for the faint-of-heart, but an incredibly rewarding experience for the more fool-hardy. Others will simply enjoy getting out onto the water in search of rainbow trout for dinner on a private fishing excursion, or exploring the tranquil waters in a kayak.
    With even more on offer, including spectacular cycling trails as well as volcanic 4-wheel-drive adventures to the summit of Mount Tarawera, there really is something for everyone at Peppers on the Point.

    Sports nearby


    Peppers on the Point welcomes children of any age.

    Minimum stays

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