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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Calgary, Canada
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27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for a week in Dec 2012 on our visit from Canada. We were very impressed with the whole facility. It is located between the airport and downtown Queenstown with a nice view over the lake.

We stayed on the top floor in Room 713-3 which has a nice balcony and an amazing view of the lake. It is a fairly spacious room with a modern, large bathroom and a nice comfortable bed. There are motorized window blinds on the windows which was a nice touch. The suite is very tastefully done. There is a mini-fridge and a small bar area as well as a nice large computer desk area with the TV, and we also had free WIFI in the room which is always appreciated.

The bathroom in particular seemed very modern and spacious with separate shower and spa tub. Also, heated towel rack and floor tiles was very nice.

The bed is very comfortable and the staff are very professional and helpful. The driveway is quite steep and narrow when there are various cars/vans/taxis parked on it, and you have to be careful driving down into the parkade as it is tight and has a very sharp turn. Nothing to worry about, you just need to take the appropriate caution.

To get from the entrance to our suite to the living area, there is a flight of stairs which makes getting heavy suitcases up and down a bit of a chore. Not a complaint, this is just to advise those who might appreciate knowing that.

We appreciated the fact that there was free laundry facilities (which we utilized) and a concierge whom we booked a few excursions through which were billed to our room - nice touch to make things easy.

All in all we were very impressed with the Rees and will definitely stay here again. It is not cheap, but in this case, you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: Book upper floors for a great lake view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

We stayed at The Rees the second time we went to New Zealand as the first time was on a budget and we wanted to spend a little extra this time around.

First glimpse of this place and you know it's going to be special. They upgraded us to a room with a spa, which was great. The view from our room was spectacular. Rooms were immaculate.

We hired a car when we were in Queenstown it was only a short 5-10 mins drive into town.

This place left me leaving with a smile on my face!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013 via mobile

This is the last of our 4 nights stay at this hotel, the first 3 days has been very nice, however this very last day turned out to be a big disappointment for their service. As the weather has been bad, we stayed in for most part of the day, we left our 3 bedroom apartment at almost 4 pm and called reception to have the housekeeping to do the rooms and remove our room service tray. Upon returning at about 11 pm, no housekeeping was done with room service tray where they were. We immediately called the reception and were shocked at the reply of "we don't have housekeeper at the moment and what do you want me to do ?" !!!!! It's been a good 3 days that we loved the place but only 1 ignorant and unprofessional answer to wipe out our good feeling of the place. I hope the management will seriously look into the "situation handling" of the hotel

Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Guilford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

On arrival to Queenstown we drove to the Rees Hotel and apartments. We had booked the two bedroom apartment for 2 nights. Wow was the first thing all of us said when we entered the lobby and then again when we got to the apartment. Four women traveling together would have preferred separate beds( we had 2 kings) but having this luxury was special and each bedroom had a bathroom!! Quiet location with a great view. This was a favorite with our group.

Room Tip: The rooms with partial view are a bit less expensive but have all the luxury as the rooms with the l...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We loved our stay at the Rees! We had a hotel room with a wonderful lake front view on the top floor. The room was clean, modern, and spacious with the best deck we had all of our trip. It was nice to be a bit outside of the center of Queenstown and feel like were close enough to get there quickly and far enough away that we felt secluded. There is a wonderful walking/running trail that is directly next to the hotel and leads into town. There is also a dock where you can take water taxis into town. Overall, super accommodating, gorgeous and romantic.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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44 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed in an apartment at the Rees Hotel earlier this month and from the moment we entered the apartment we knew we were going to be in for a treat. We stayed in a three bedroomed two bathroom apartment on two floors with views to die for! The beds were extremely comfortable, the furnishings beautiful and the whole apartment very well equiped with a wonderfully equipped kitchen and much needed laundry room after four weeks touring New Zealand. The kitchen was so well equipped and the apartment comfortable we actually opted to stay in two nights and cook rather than go out! The jacuzzi bath in the top floor bathroom had the best views ever for a bath, and was in constant demand! Yes you could say that the down side was the distance from Queenstown itself but we never had problems parking even when the Rugby 7's competition was on, and to be fair taxis were cheap! Definitely stay there again.

Room Tip: All rooms have a lake view so all are fabulous!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had the pleasure of staying 4 nights in a hotel appartment at The Rees in November/December 2012.
We enjoyed the quiet setting, the nicely decorated appartment with own furnished balcony overlooking the lake and mountains.
The service from the front desk and the concierges was excellent.
We will go back to the Rees for our next trip to Queenstown/New Zealand.
Good parking facilities.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

Property: The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
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 ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Queenstown
#4 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#6 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#9 Romantic 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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