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Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Reviewed 30 May 2012

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Reviewed 28 May 2012

Everything's great, just the location far from town. If you have a car, its not a problem. Fantastic Views and Super comfotable bed with electric Blankets and in-room heaters.
The only issue is that the hot pool is not exactly hot, but warm so we didnt try as it was the starting of winter and there was only 1 pool in working condition.

One reason why I selected here is because of the hot pools... but everything else is great. So no complaints.

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Reviewed 25 May 2012

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Reviewed 21 May 2012

My wife and I stayed 9 nights at the Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort. The setting was breath-taking, with the mountain tops covered in snow and the trees with the various autumn leaf colours. The apartment we had was a 1 bedroom self contained on ground level. The bathroom has a heated floor and heated bath racks(a novelty for a Queenslander). The staff were fantastic and extremely helpful.The resort has several spa's and a heated spring pool.They were great to relax in. Dining at the restaurant was enjoyable, with great food and attentive service.There was an open log fire in the reception area as well as one in the lounge. The resort is a pleasant 3km walk to Wanaka (suggest hiring a car if you plan on doing some grocery shopping). The town has 2 care hire companies with very reasonable rates.The Lake is a magnificent picture in Autumn.

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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Such a lovely spot wish we had stayed 2 days not just 1 weather was lovely (very cold but clear) resort was lovely , breakfast was yummy and overall a lovely place

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Reviewed 18 May 2012

We had the 2 bedroom unit which was generally good quality, good sound proofing, but it would be a stretch to say that the view was anything exceptional.

The kitchen appliances are all excellent Fisher & Paykel products but the kitchen equipment is completely inadequate. Cheap pans that burn far too easily, no coffee plunger or equipment of any kind, and a complete dearth of simple things like kitchen scissors. I am absolutely sure that no staff person has actually sat down and thought about what should go in such a unit. Perhaps the ultimate nit-picky insult was that were only provided 2 days worth of dishwasher detergent packets - beyond that - and following a call to the front desk because proactive communication is non-existent in this place - we were informed that they cost 50 cents a packet. When guests are paying hundreds of dollars for a weeks stay - charging for this kind of thing is cheap and nasty.

While admittedly we were there in low season - neither summer or ski season - the hot pool services were generally poor. At least half had no water in them at all, the other two were luke warm at best and the one that was hot was hit and miss. In my mind the pools are not enough reason to book this location over another hotel or motel. Just not that good.

Finally the internet is just okay. It does allow for multiple device log-on with the one code (although not at the same time), but it is expensive $40 for 500 mb, which with two users and average usage (including Skype) we chewed through that in about 3 days.

Overall - good money has been spent by this company on the build, landscaping, and fittings. Day to day service and guest management is only adequate and at times it feels downright cheap.

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Reviewed 17 May 2012

we booked a king deal room but was pleasantly surprised to be upgraded to a one bedroom apartment. the apartment was very spacious with full kitchen and laundry facilities - washer and drier. comfortable sofa with flat screen tv. the bedroom had a king bed and flat screen tv too. beautiful view from the balcony. But we had to lug our two big suitcases up to the apartment. Phew!! But all in all we were very satisfied. Thanks Grand Mercure for a nice stay.

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Additional Information about Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

Address: 20 Studholme Rds, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range: $160 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oakridge Resort is 100 kilometres from Queenstown and 2 kilometres from Lake Wanaka, the fourth largest lake in New Zealand. The resort features 173 hotel rooms and fully equipped apartments, a superb restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining, heated swimming pool with poolside bar and a day spa. During the warmer months, local activities include bushwalking, mountain climbing and fishing, while in winter the snowfields of Treble Cone and Cardrona are within easy reach. ... more   less 
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