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Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

It's a nice looking resort and the standard room, which we stayed in, was generally roomy, had a wonderful shower and a comfortable bed. There were a couple of things that didn't quite meet our expectations. Firstly, it is disappointing that the hotel would charge $10 a day for wifi. In this day and age I expect free wifi. You're on a holiday, you want to keep in contact with home, post photos and be able to Google things about the town. If a motel can offer free wifi, I don't see why a big hotel chain can't - it is stingy. If you're worried about people abusing this, put a reasonable cap on it (i.e. not 30mins, only in reception). Secondly there were a bunch of swashed bugs on the roof and rooms of our room - clean them off. Lastly the layout of the bathroom basins may look nice, but having two basins means there's very little to no bench room.

Overall, this was a pretty average experience.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Courtney T
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Jacob W, Guest Relations Manager at Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Dear Courtney T,

Thank you for your review and your positive comments regarding our standard room size, shower and comfortable bed. WiFi charges do apply and we do our best to make guests aware of this prior to check in. We will be speaking with our housekeeping team to go over your comments regarding bugs on the ceiling, we do agree that this is not acceptable and this does not adhere to our usual high standards of room cleanliness. In our standard room bathrooms there is additional storage in the mirror cabinet. Once again thank you for your review and we wish you all the best on your onward travels.

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Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We just had one night here but wish it was longer.

The rooms were a comfortable and well equipped. We had adjoining rooms which gave the kids (and us) some space

The staff were friendly and helpful and the pools warm.

The gym was fantastic with free weights and machines giving great flexibility. An elliptical, treadmill and some regular and spin bikes topped it off.

This resort is a bit out of the way but consider that a feature.

Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

Our room was messy with towels left over from previous day and we asked for milk and even though the supervisor said she would bring we were never brought our milk , we stayed here before and was a larger room so when we were put in the tiny room with no sky TV we were very unhappy

  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Zacchary C
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Jacob W, Guest Relations Manager at Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Dear Zacchary C,

We regret that you did not enjoy your stay with us, we will be speaking with our housekeeping team regarding your comments to ensure our high standards of room cleanliness are maintained. We do have multiple room types available and we do suggest selecting one of our apartments when booking if you are looking for a larger floor space. We wish you all the best on your onward travels.

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Reviewed 24 June 2016

I have stayed at oak ridge from when it opened, back then it was a class act. Sharp rooms,not one but two dining places and great service. Forward to today with many stays over the years. Would not accept Accor card for dining or accomodation.
Room tired to say the least(128 and 127),water pressure so low in shower to save money it virtually stopped if another tap was turned on. Earthwork machines started at 7am in the dark and finished at 6pm in the dark.
A once great resort, no longer. Two positives,bed comfortable and spa pool was hot.

Room Tip: keep away from front row units because of construction,better still stay elsewhere .
  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank Rmp57
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Jacob W, Guest Relations Manager at Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2016

Dear Rmp57,

We regret that you did not enjoy your stay with us. Please note we do accept the Accor members card and benefits are included depending on status level, also the Accor card does not apply to all of our menus. We do not adjust the water pressure for our taps and they are connected to mains pressure, so please do not hesitate to let us know if there is anything out of order. We have been in contact with the contractors next door and they council to establish later starting times for any construction machines to ensure no business interruption we do apologize for any inconvenience caused. Thank you for your positive comments relating our comfortable beds and hot pool facility. We wish you all the best on your onward travels.

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Room was in need of a bit of a spruce up, carpet was bit threadbare in places but clean and tidy. Helpful staff. The real reason to stay here is the hot spa and pool set up. Lovely to relax and warm up in hot spa at end of night and quite private. Driving distance to Wanaka township. Would stay here again.

Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank bryoney79
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Jacob W, Guest Relations Manager at Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2016

Dear bryoney79,

Thank you for your review and your positive comments relating to our clean rooms, helpful staff and hot pool facility. We are aware of some patches of carpet in rooms and we hope to have this resolved shortly as we have already begun fully replacing carpet in rooms. Once again thank you for your review and we wish you all the best on your onward travels.

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