Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas is located next to Noosa National Park in a beautiful, secluded location and doesn’t come with an eye-watering price tag. Our family of two adults and one teen have stayed at this hotel many times over the years. It is one of our favourite Noosa accommodation options, even though it is not one of the on hotels on Hastings Street. On this visit we stayed in a two bedroom apartment which included a master bedroom with a king size bed and a second bedroom with two single beds. The extra space in a two bedroom apartment is very welcome, particularly if you’re travelling with an older child who needs more space.
We stayed in a one bedroom apartment when our son was younger which was good too. However, a one bedroom would probably be a bit of a squeeze now he’s so much bigger. The apartments have been given a refresh by Peppers with new decor that is more modern and upmarket compared to when the resort was an Outrigger. Unlike most self contained accommodation, the rooms at Peppers Noosa Resort & Villas are serviced daily. It is a real treat to return after a day spent out exploring to find your apartment beautifully made up.
Balconies are generous and vary in shape and size depending on which apartment you get. So do the apartment configurations with variations in outlook, location and kitchen size. The resort is made up of different blocks of rooms which extend up the hill towards the rear of the resort. If you are further up the hill, you will have a slightly longer walk down to Hastings Street and a steeper climb back to your room. However, the blocks further up the hill tend to be quieter as they’re away from reception and View Restaurant.
We didn’t use the 25m lap pool or the palm-fringed resort pool, both of which are heated in winter, but other guests were enjoying them while we were at the hotel. Stephanie’s Ocean Spa is also available onsite if you feel like a treat. Hotel guests receive a $20 discount voucher for spa treatments. We didn’t use the spa on this visit but we have in the past and it was very good.
Breakfast is served in View Restaurant and has a strong focus on local produce and an extensive selection of hot dishes. I opted for house made beans and chorizo sausage with grilled tomato and mushrooms and it was exceptionally good. Poached and scrambled eggs are available on the buffet. Omlettes are made to order and cost an extra $5. Fruit toast packed with apricots and sultanas and a bowl of fruit salad was a hit too. If you have dietary requirements such as vegan or gluten free, there are plenty of labelled choices on the buffet or you can ask the chef for more information.
We also dropped into View Restaurant for dinner one night. Kids under 12 eat free which makes it popular with families and larger groups. The lunch special, which includes a main dish, dessert and a glass of wine, is a steal at $25. Celebrity chef Matt Golinski has come on board as a consultant chef since Peppers took over and created a new produce driven menu with a focus on local suppliers and seasonal produce.
Hastings Street and Noosa’s famous beach can be reached via an easy 500 metre stroll along an attractive boardwalk or you can hitch a ride on the complimentary buggy service. If you want a lift up the hill on the way back, call the number listed at the pick up point at the bottom of the hill. However, if you are after a relaxing few nights away, there is little need to leave the resort.
Disclosure: The writer travelled as a guest of Tourism Noosa. She has also visited this resort many times as a paying guest.
If you’re after some things to see and do in Noosa, you could go dolphin spotting, cruise the Noosa Everglades in a vintage wooden speedboat or on a kayaking trip, get fit with some healthy Noosa activities, go on a Kanu Kapers Everglades Tour, a Noosa helicopter tour, or a dolphin spotting adventure with Noosa Oceanrider. Find out all you need to know with The Ultimate Guide to Noosa.