Having stayed in mainly motels during our trip, my dad and I thought Oakridge might be the right place to indulge. Turns out, we might have done just as good (if not a little better) at a motel. Yes, the beds were comfy but the first room they gave us hadn't been cleaned yet and they almost couldn't find us another. They gave us complimentary drinks (which they tried to charge us for at check out) and the bartender was incredibly nice and let us in on some of New Zealand's best kept secrets. However, the food was terrible (nothing was actually hot at the breakfast buffet and the eggs were pretty much floating in water) and they didn't give us new towels the next day. I'm not usually a snot, but if you're paying the extra money to stay at a nice resort, you should expect exceptional service which Oakridge failed to provide.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
- Mercure Wanaka