Run by Williams hotel, where their brand was more prominent than Accor. No acknowledgement of A Club status on arrival. Room was spacious, but lacked air con and in the middle of summer was too hot. Windows could not be opened while not in the room as this compromised security. Room had a nice ball of someone else's hair on the floor. Of the 3 pools only 1 was usable on arrival. The main excercise pool remained closed for the duration. The restaurant was expensive for the area. Breakfast was below par, my pre-paid arrangement had not been passed on. The hot buffet was luke warm and the choice did not match the menu description. The jug of hot water for tea had had coffee made in it previously and thus the tea tasted of coffee.
The spa was excellent. I had a 60 minute massage, which was the best I've had in recent times, highly recommended. The other positive was the free WiFi, greatly appreciated. This hotel has huge potential to be a spectacular hotel, but is not currently run as one.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Grand Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka Hotel Wanaka
- Mercure Wanaka