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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #12 of 60 Hotels in Queenstown
Bulimba, Queensland, Australia
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“Fantastic room and staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We stayed in a room that overlooked the lake. It was well appointed and extremely clean and modern. What we really loved about our stay was the staff, they couldn't have been more helpful if they tried. We especially loved the onsite restaurant - absolutely beautiful and well presented food and they went one step further and prepared a meal that was in line with my food allergies.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We (2 adults, 2 teenagers) stayed at the Rees apartments recently in Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand. The concierge, Patrick was fantastic with helping me to organise the accommodation, info in ski passes and hiring the ski gear that we needed. As a first time skier I really appreciated his help and advice in bringing it all together.
On Patrick's advice, we hired all our ski gear from SnoPro. All the gear was ordered online to our sizes and Justin from SnoPro came to the Rees at a time that suited us with all the gear. He fitted us perfectly with good quality Helle Hansen clothing and Rossignol boots and skis. The equipment couldn't have been better and we were skiing the next day.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

We (family of 4) stayed at the Rees apartments, Queenstown, recently for a ski trip. The lake view apartment was spacious enough and well appointed but only one bathroom for us which was a bit tricky at times!
Underfloor heating in the bathroom, heated towel rail and gas fire in the living area meant that we could warm the space quickly and easily as the temperature plunged below zero in the evenings. We had full kitchen and laundry facilities all with new appliances and easy to use.
Ten minutes drive from Queenstown airport, 5 minute drive from the town centre (also a flat and direct 30 minute walk for some fresh air) made it very convenient. Well located for skiing at Coronet Peak which was only a 25 min drive. Overall very welcoming, warm, quiet and great location with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and mountains.

Room Tip: go for a lake and mountain view room to make the most of the spectacular scenery!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Our family of four stayed in a two bedroom apartment overlooking the lake. The apartment was spacious and had great views, even though the weather was a bit grey all through our stay. The apartment was warm with a gas fireplace and felt homely. Heated bathroom and kitchen floors were a treat! The concierge was helpful in organising our activities. All in all, we would thoroughly recommend The Rees apartments for short stays, and we will definitely be returning for a ski trip one winter.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We recently visited Queenstown in New Zealand for a 'father and son' week of adrenalin fueled activities including skiing, paintball, bungy jumping and more.

We stayed at 'The Rees' a 2 minute drive from Queenstown central. We took the serviced apartment option and got 2 bedrooms (one queen size and one king size bed), a living room, dining table, laundry, kitchen with all the kit, lounge area with TV, iPod music speakers and a fireplace.

The apartment was spacious, very clean (cleaned every day), warm and dry, important after a day on the icy cold slopes (and being shot by your child in competitive paintball situations).

Bathrooms were immaculate, the water pressure in the shower superb and the hot water seemingly endless. No bath in our apartment but each of the 2 bathrooms had a towel heater rack - nice.

High quality bathrobes were provided, clean towels are available every day if needed and the beds were made each afternoon. The bed linen was crisp, clean and white and there were plenty of blankets available.

The front counter staff were helpful and courteous, although the breakfast room team were not quite up to the mark. We did not eat dinner at the restaurant but did try the breakfast options a few times. The buffet was ok, the hot ordered breakfast patchy - good one day, average the next. So after a couple of days we just ate out in Queenstown - see my review of Captains.

There is a nice bar with large fireplace you can get a late night drink and look out across the lake to the snow covered mountains... really nice way to finish off the day.

Overall, a really great serviced apartment option.

4 out of 5 fluffy robes.

Room Tip: Ask for a waterfront room when setting your reservation so you have an amazing view of the snow capp...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

I spent days (literally) researching to find the cutest / best priced / perfectly located accommodation for our 2 week trip across NZ... (It was a really tough choice in Queenstown as there are so many to choose from!) But it all paid of when we walked in to our room at the Rees...

It was *DIVINE*! We stayed in an "Executive Lake View Room with spa" and lucked out to get a 7th floor corner room. Floor to ceiling glass walls gave us the most incredible view of the Remarkables! The decor is modern and luxurious, and the bed is incredibly comfy! The spacious room even has a little balcony to enjoy while you play music on your iPod docking speakers. The mini bar is stocked with good coffee (for free!) if you don't get enough during the incredible breakfast. They also offer a washer and dryer for guests to do their only laundry... for free! (What a classy touch!!)

There is a courtesy bus that runs regularly making it easy to get to town (only a 5 min drive) and avoid the hassle of parking. It rained 3 of the 4 days we were in Queenstown, but we almost didn't mind because our room was just so lovely...

Highly recommend! You won't find anything better for this price! Almost feels like a steal compared to others in the area :)

Room Tip: We stayed in 701.1... 7th floor corner room with an incredible view!!!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

Love the Rees. Stayed here twice now while visiting Queenstown. It's recently built so everything is brand new. The view from the lake view room is amazing, we stayed on the top levels so the view of Lake Wakapitu is lovely. The rooms are outfitted nicely, with heated floors and towel racks. All the comforts of home. Needs a pool and a spa though!!!

Room Tip: Lake view room :)
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Queenstown
#3 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#11 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#12 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments Queenstown is the new gateway to the True South. We welcome you to enjoy the ultimate Queenstown accommodation experience and savor the rich heritage, vibrant culture and diverse attractions of New Zealand’s glorious Queenstown and Southern Lakes District. The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments Queenstown offers luxury accommodation on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, looking out to The Remarkable Mountains. The Rees Hotel is conveniently located to Queenstown Airport and a short drive away from the centre of Queenstown, and central to the wide range of high quality, year-round attractions and activities offered by Queenstown and the broader Southern Lakes District. ... more   less 
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