I was so happy with everything about this hotel - except that it's so noisy!!!
The rooms are gorgeous and warm, it's all very clean and the staff are friendly, the beds are comfortable BUT I was disturbed by other hotel guests on a number of occassions.
I stayed in a hotel room and there were four in my block (two upstairs and two downstairs). Whenever my upstairs neighbour opened his door the suction it created made my door bang. In addition to that, the doors aren't quietly self-closing and people tend to slam them and because the walls are so thin it was very loud in my room and made me jump out of my skin on several occasions. I could also hear my neighbour very clearly blowing his nose in his bathroom! He did blow his nose really loudly, but still, if the place was built properly I shouldn't have been able to hear it at all. The other problem was that every time the main downstairs door was used it created a suction and made my door bang again, and I could also hear people going up and down the stairs, which ran next to my room. I was awoken at midnight when the downstairs people came back to the hotel talking and banging doors. It's pretty disgraceful when hotel guests going about their business has to impact so greatly on other guests just because they place was obviously built very cheaply without proper insulation and proper materials being used.
When I checked out the person at reception asked how my stay was and I said that everything was great except the noise. They said they know that the "walls are paper thin" and they often get complaints (other guests have complained about hearing their neighbours talking in their room).
So yeh, very disappointed, would never stay there again just because of the shoddy way the place was built.
- 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