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Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
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118 reviews
72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
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Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

We only stayed one night but wish it was more. We had a one bedroom apartment on top story with great mountain views. Well appointed and ver modern. Pools were wonderful, and inky wished I could have used the spa pools. I would love to return. Thank you

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 27, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us especially our rooms along with their beautiful views. We would love to welcome you to stay with us again and make sure to take advantage of our fantastic facilities.
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Holt, Michigan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2014

We booked here because we needed to add another night in Wanaka and this hotel offered a special last-minute price. The resort is a little ways out of town, but it's a nice place. We had a king bedroom with a large balcony facing the mountains. The food in the restaurant was good. There is also a café just across the street.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 24, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the view from your room. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Wanaka.
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Ottawa, Canada
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249 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were here last year and our agent rebooked us here again. This property gets a lot of turn over for group tours so some might find it busy at times
Our room has full kitchen facilities which makes a nice break from restaurants and there are enough utensils available for a reasonable home cooked meal.
We did have several maintenance issues with the room which were quickly rectified by their maintenance staff
It is a 25 minute walk to downtown Wanaka which is great for us as we like the quiet of this location

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your time taken to leave your comments and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us along with our location and rooms. We are pleased we were able to quickly rectify any maintenance concerns in you room and apologize for any inconvenience caused. Once again thank you for your review and hope to welcome you back on your next visit to Wanaka.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2014

We had a lovely family holiday at Oakridge resort. Very friendly and obliging staff. The apartment was perfect with everything you need when travelling with children, great cooking facilities, well equipped etc - and handy to supermarket/shops etc. And of course, the children loved the pools (with several to choose from), and a lovely relaxing environment with sun loungers, tables and chairs, and poolside bar. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 23, 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit with us along with our facilities, rooms and friendly staff. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Wanaka and we appreciate your recommendation for other travellers.
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Overall our stay was average. We didn't get off to a great start. We showed up 25 minutes early for check-in and were told the room was not ready. The receptionist then looked back down down at the computer- obviously it was end of the conversation. They did not offer a way in which to fill the time (the bar and pool area are in front of reception) so we drove back into Wanaka. The rooms are tiny and the bar fridge is awkwardly placed in the wardrobe. The doors to the wardrobe do not open fully due to lack of room. Restaurant is overpriced and on the final night of our stay we barley touched our meals as they were not edible. Also tried room service. The food arrived without cutlery. The plastic knives and forks from our picnic lunch bought elsewhere came in handy. We will not be returning as friends stayed at another hotel which had nicer amenities, better service and was situated much closer to the centre of town.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 20, 2014
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay. We apologize we did not meet your expectations and have taken on board your comments and will look at ways to improve these issues. We have spoken to our front of house staff regarding anyone checking in early and making suggestions about activities at the resort or in Wanaka if their room is not ready. In regards to the fridge in the room not opening properly we understand this was because of a recent furniture placement and will look at ways to fix this. In regards to your dining experience at Jacobs grill we apologize for your concerns raised and have spoken to our restaurant team about your feedback. Thank you again for your feedback and we would like to invite you to stay with us again so we can remedy your experience with us at Oakridge Resort Wanaka.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2014

We had a great time at the Oakridge. Nice bar and pool area really enjoyed the happy hour. Rooms large and roomy, awesome layout. We were in Wanaka for a wedding at " The Venue" across the road so oakridge was very handy.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit with us along with our room layout, bar and pools and hot tubs. I hope you had a great day at the wedding and we appreciate your recommendation for other travelers.
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Christchurch
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125 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Arrived and checked in --very professional young lady Room location was shown on a map and we went to our room which was quite close to reception.
On first appearance the room looked clean and well presented. A closer look revealed no remote for the TV (found on the floor behind the curtain) and the odd sign that housekeeping had been a bit tardy!! Needle found in middle of floor and a general lack of finish to the cleaning. The tea and coffee facilities were ok except the electric jug was too big to fit under the tap !! No air -conditioning and as it was a hot day and evening the room was almost unpleasant. The TV is an old type and the remote was only good at about 6 feet.

We did use the spa pools and swimming pools until 10pm and this area almost makes up for the room condition..

Restaurant was only serving a snack menu so ate out.

An Hotel with great potential and with some repair work and upgrade will be good again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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Melanie H, Manager at Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our service and our facilities especially the hot pools. We take cleanliness matters very seriously and will follow up with our housekeeping regarding your concerns. Thank you again for taking the time to post your feedback and we hope to welcome you back to the Oakridge Resort for your next visit to Wanaka.
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Property: Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Address: 20 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:
#8 Luxury Hotel in Wanaka
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 173
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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