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Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Ranked #13 of 20 Hotels in Wanaka
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Great Reception Staff”
Reviewed 10 October 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, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 October 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, travelled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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25 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 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, travelled on business
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Toowoomba, Australia
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40 reviews
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We really enjoyed visiting Wanaka but not sure if this is the best place to stay. The hotel is located some distance out of Wanaka, meaning it is necessary to drive in to town to get to most restaurants and to see the lake etc. There were certainly hotels near the lake in town that would be a much better location. The location does have nice alpine views, but so does just about everywhere in Wanaka.

The room itself was fairly basic, with slightly dated furnishings. The bathroom had a large spa with a shower over it, with an unusual hinged glass shower screen setup that made it difficult to stop water going all over the bathroom floor.

The restaurant at the hotel offered a fairly ordinary breakfast and the customer service in the restaurant was somewhat lacking.

Of some concern was an issue upon check-in where we were issued keys to a room only to find when we opened the door to the room that it was already occupied by another couple. It turned out the staff had mixed up the room, a bit of care in this regard would have avoided this embarrassment.

On our next visit to Wanaka we will book somewhere closer to town near the lake.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

Good service if you begged and cajoled. (Had to beg for extra towels, a coffee plunger, and fight off their attempts to charge me more for these things.) Room walls were really thin so you could hear people farting in the next apartment. Room cleaners threw away some of our stuff.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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63 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2012 via mobile

Loved our brief stay here. Location is a bit out of wanaka, but only 3km or so. We walked to Lonestar about 5 mins down the road for dinner which was no problem. Highlight for us was a soak in one of the hot pools and a swim, along with poolside bar service. A truly relaxing experience to be in the hot pool with a wine on hand! View from balcony of room was great. I am already thinking of ways to get back to wanaka to stay here again!

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka
Address: 20 Studholme Rds, Wanaka 9381, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Wanaka
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre 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 — Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka 4*
Number of rooms: 173
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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