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Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Cardrona Valley & Studholme Rds, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #17 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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11 hotel reviews
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“Not great!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We were not impressed with this hotel...one of the most expensive in town... over $200 NZD.....thought it would be special. We were "upgraded" to a newer wing....a nice gesture. The bed was fantastic for sure...but nothing special about the room. Nicely redone bathroom but the shower door was hung improperly and was worried it would break. Dinner was great..although too pricey....breaksfast..so..so. Not worth the cost for sure. I would go somewhere else in twon. Had to ask repeatedly for coffee. Dry museli? That was a first on the trip. Not our worst hotel in New Zealand....and certainly not the best.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We spent two nights at this hotel. We paid for the guest room with no servicing so only cost $120 a night. The room was plain enough and was generally ok. If you upgrade to this room for the bath, dont bother as its far too small. Yes the hotel is not in Wanaka but is less than a 5 min drive. This should not be an issue for most people if you have a vehicle. I would recommened, as other people have, trying to get a room/apartment overlooking the mountains. The spa was great to sit out in the evening as was not busy at all while we were there. We did not try the restraurant at the hotel and there are a few around the hotel and in the centre of Wanaka. We had very little contact with staff but what contact we had was fine. Was it worth $120 a night??......just about.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Having spent the night in the car after the Haast Pass landslide the team upgraded my daughter and I to a mini suite gratis. The hotel is a bit out of town but I have stayed there three times so far. The lane pool was closed and the spas could be hotter. Nevertheless Wanaka is a great place to visit and we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Just completed a week stay here in a one bedroom unit with three people. Five minutes out of town and thirty minutes from Cardrona ski field. Rooms neat, tidy and have the basics and shower very ordinary. Hot pools great even with low temperatures. Bar at reception great television (better than one in room) plus computer with free Internet connection ( need to pay for wifi, really yes!). Had dinner at resturant on the last night - great food all three. Surrounded by snow capped mountains but views from one bedroom units you need to step outside to enjoy. Really you need a hire car here.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Stayed for 8 days in one bedroom apartment with kitchen and laundry facilities. Everything we needed - comfortable, clean and warm. Gorgeous views of the mountains and quiet position. Enjoyed gymnasium, sauna, hot pool and spa pools onsite. Enjoyed a massage at Sanctuary Day Spa onsite. Friendly and accommodating staff throughout our stay. Definitely pleased with our accommodation choice - will return and recommend. Thanks for having us!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

Address: Corner Cardrona Valley & Studholme Rds, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center 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:
#9 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grand Mercure 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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