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“Best place to stay in Queenstown” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments

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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Best place to stay in Queenstown”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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South Australia, Australia
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211 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed at the Rees for 10 days during July 2013. We had a 1 bedroom luxury apartment with a lake view and it certainly delivered to all of our expectations. There are a number of hotels/apartments on the Frankton Road which takes you into Queenstown but make sure if you want a lake view that you stay at a place that is on the lake side of the road otherwise you will only get glimpses of the lake and you may have to deal with traffic noise. The apartments are really well fitted out with excellent cooking facilities, heated floors in the kitchen and bathroom.

Room Tip: Previously mentioned if you want a lake view make sure you are getting exactly what you expect
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

We eloped to New Zealand to get married in Queenstown, and were fortunate enough to be recommended The Rees. Its now very hard to book holidays as The Rees has become the new standard that we are looking for. We stayed in a 1 Bed self contained apartment for 7 days in ski season, and ate at the hotel restaurant some breakfasts and dinners. The food is sensational, and they have a killer wine menu. The hotel is a 20 minute walk (mostly flat) into the heart of Queenstown, along the stunning waters edge of the lake (or a $10 taxi), but there is also a courtesy bus that runs regularly. The service we received was exceptional. The room had a gas fire, bedroom and lounge that overlooked the lake, a fully stocked kitchen and laundry, and underfloor heating in the bathroom - a real pleasure to frozen ski toes.I travel a lot, however since staying at The Rees, I just want to go back to the same place - time and time again. You will love it - don't doubt anything about this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a lake front apartment - this is one hotel where you want to be as low down as possible so y...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2013

The staff at this hotel were amazing and the views were even better.
The hotel is a little bit out of town maybe a 25 minute walk but if you are after some spectacular views and a quieter time this hotel is perfect.
The free shuttle in and out of town made it no drama to come home after a few drinks after dinner.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed in a Executive Lake View Apartment for our honeymoon, as a 5 night package deal through Harvey Norman World Travel - it was perfect. We have stayed in many hotels and apartments, this was by far the most outstanding.

The view was stunning, the apartment was beautifully modern and clean. Opting for the gas fireplace was a great choice as we stayed in early spring, at the end of ski season. The appartment even had a heated floor in the bathroom. The restaurant was lovely with a fantastic view and food delicious.

All staff members were extremely friendly and helpful - particularly Chuck (concierge) who helped us organise many fun activities during our stay.

The Rees is not right in town, so you cannot walk to town. However The Rees do offer a complementary shuttle bus for which runs to a set regular timetable. Although, we seemed to always need transport to and from at times which didn't fit the shuttle timetable! We paid for many taxi trips, however it is not a long trip via car into town (around 5 minutes) and the taxis are very fast to arrive - reception staff are always happy to order a taxi. We purposely choose a hotel outside of town, as being on our honeymoon we were looking for seclusion and peace and quiet and planned on being out and about on activities rather than spending everyday in town. It was just what we wanted!

One other story I will mention - after checking out of our fantastic apartment, we waited for a very long time at the airport for a delayed flight which was then cancelled due to weather. By this time it was getting dark, raining, and all the passengers were hungry, tired and cranky and everyone just wanted to get home to their families/kids/pets. We were told by the airline to go and find accommodation for the night and everyone would be allotted new connecting flights or bus trips/flights over the next couple of days. Needless to say, it wasn't a pleasant experience.
We called the Rees and explained the situation. By the time we had arrived back at the hotel (10 minutes) they had organised a room for us for the night. We ordered some room service at reception and it arrived to our room in less than 10 minutes - fresh hot food! We had lovely hot showers and rugged up in the nice Rees bathrobes. The Rees staff were more than accommodating and even wrote a letter for us to send to our travel insurance company if we wanted to claim for the extra night due to the flight cancellation.

If we ever get to return to Queenstown NZ, we would certainly be staying at The Rees.

P.S. Queenstown itself is absolutely beautiful with lots of fun things to do, including skiing (check for ski season). Great honeymoon destination if you are looking for something different to 'sun and sand'!

Room Tip: If staying in winter or early spring, the rooms/apartments with gas fire places are very cosy.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

As we where here for a wedding we decided to book into the Rees hotel that our bride had selected. The desicion for this particular hotel was it suited families with three bedroom apartments , along with different levels of suites for couples or singles. The amenities where excellent as was all of our rooms also very friendly staff. Overall would highly recommend the Rees hotel particulary as in our case the where quite a few people to house and along with the free shuttle to town it all went. Beautifully thanks to our bride and groom and the staff of the Rees hotel

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 7 nights in June, We were very impressed with the hotel and everything about it. Our executive lake view room was perfect with awesome views, very clean new and fresh, really comfy bed entire hotel well looked after and maintained. We also had breakfast included for each morning has a nice variety of cooked food on a menu plus the buffet. Service was amazing! ALL staff were so nice to us and friendly and were always making sure we were as comfortable as possible. Overall it was an easy and relaxing experience and would definitely recommend staying here and would stay here myself again.

Room Tip: Executive lake view room well worth it!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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