It is hard to spot this hotel, as the word Mercure appears in a very small font, while Oakridge is much more prominent. Very nicely located (you can drive off to Queenstown off the parking lot, literally) and very well laid out, so that small units with two apartments on the top floor and one on the ground one do not overwhelm and do not face each other creating a wonderful sensation of being almost alone.
The rooms are VERY nice with modern furniture, walk-in showers and balconies with tables and chairs. Electric kettle and refrigerator are provided.
There is a pool and five or six hot tubs which are not jacuzzis (though they used to be). The hotel is visibly a ski lodge, so in the summer the views of the mountains are great, but I suspect that in the winter they are even more spectacular.
The staff was perfect - attentive, cheerful and resourceful.
- 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