Skip to main content
Beginning of main content

Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staying for a conference with our business being held at a nearby within walking distance venue. Staff welcoming and obliging when having a problem with door pad. Helpful as too why I had the issue. Quickly retified. I did not use any of their ameneties

Wanaka is just a small town, beautiful and clean. But why the only good hotel we stayed had over poured chlorine, we could smell it in the bath tub. So bad, it's really inconvenient for a resort. We are very disappointed.

It was nice place to stay, nice and warm room. Reception staff was very keen to help and assist me when I asked for. I just have three constructive comments and these are as follows: 1. Room service needs to be completed by midday, it was about 3:30 pm and I had to wait at the reception to go to my room and it was not completed yet. 2. Please provide some basic crockery and cutlery. I had to ask for it. 3. Wifi connection was poor, please provide better coverage. Hopefully it will be sorted when I return again to this place. In general terms it was a lovely place to stay, I recommend it.

The resort is well appointed with everything you would expect we stayed in the family room with kitchen and laundry lots of space. The heater didn't seem to warm up the room properly but it was an extra cold night. The bar and restaurant were really nice with a selection meals and pizzas but the highlight was the hot pools. After a long day driving and sightseeing relaxing in the pools under the stars was amazing! When it is -3 at night the steam coming from the pools is very inviting. The staff were very friendly and professional. Would definitely stay here again.

Mercure Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka was wonderful. A relaxing setting with gorgeous views, and staff that was friendly and helpful. The gym facilities were one of the best I've seen at a hotel, which was a real highlight.

After using a voucher we received we decided to stay here for a weekend, although the distance initially put us off I'm glad we chose to stay here as it's only a 5 minute taxi ride into town or an easy 20minute walk to the centre of town. The highlight of this place was definitely the hot pools, being winter it was so nice to relax in one of the 7 private hot pools and someone even comes over to ask if you'd like drinks and regularly comes back and forth to check. Our room was quite small but it was fine for just the two of us, staff were very friendly and it was a quiet complex. Couldn't hear any neighbours or traffic. Would definitely stay here again!

The resort was nice well kept and the staff very friendly. Only complaint would be that the room was smaller than we expected and my pet hate is the TV remote batteries were dead? Resort had the best gym ever, just a pity we never got time to use it.

We had a self contained unit which was very average. Obviously built for a low price. Room had no suitable heating for winter conditions had to get another heater to try and warm the place. The fittings were also sorely lacking.

The hotel is situated some distance away from the town centre. It does not have a lake view. It is however, a very comfortable apartment style hotel. The restaurant was good, and the rooms spacious and clean. It was very good to have a washing machine and drier in the unit.

Stayed 2 nights in the studio apartment which comes with all the basic appliances for a house (washing machine, dryer, oven, tv, dvd player and etc). Love the location where it's a short drive from the town. The stunning mountain view from the heated pools area was pretty awesome. The only minor con was the toilet of ground floor unit has a window which is not fully covered. You never know when a Peeping Tom might passed by! Definitely one of the best hotel we stayed in New Zealand!

20 Studholme Road Wanaka

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Within a short walk of Basecamp Wanaka Climbing Centre, Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka is within 2 miles (3 km) of Wanaka Golf Club. This 173-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant, a full-service spa, and an outdoor pool. Also close to this Wanaka hotel are Pembroke Park and Picture Lounge.


This hotel is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 10 AM.


The 173 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, phones, and ironing boards. Guests can expect to find WiFi and satellite TV. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Oakridge Resort Lake Wanaka features a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a fitness center. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this spa hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

King 2 | Twin 4 | Sleeps 4

Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 6

Standard Room (King)

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 945 reviews