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“Almost exactly like the year before” 4 of 5 stars
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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments
Ranked #7 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
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Seabeck
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251 reviews
107 hotel reviews
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“Almost exactly like the year before”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This stay was almost exactly like the one we had a year before.
We checked in which was quick but they wanted to give us a room on the lower level. I asked if we could have one on a higher level but was told they are completely booked.
So we went to our room and had a déja vu experience. Like the year before we had a room that was not suitable for us with a handicapped shower. These showers have no walls so if you take a shower the whole bathroom gets flooded. We asked if it was possible to change the room due to this and surprise, it was no problem. We had a room two rooms over from the one last year. The bed was much more comfortable than the last time.
The rest of the room was a mirror of our first room a year ago. Great view, nice bathroom and great room service. WiFi was free as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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fullerton,ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We have visited the Queenstown area 8 times over the past 12 years. We have stayed at Millbrook Resort, Azur, and a lovely little B&B that has since changed hands. We thought that we would give the "luxury boutique hotel" Rees a try this time. We typically stay several days, this trip was for 5 days.
The Rees has a very lovely staff, although they are not particularly attentive unless you are directly in front of them. Example; we sat in the hotel bar area for over a half an hour and nobody came to ask if we would like to order, after 45 minutes, we left. This was usually the case when we had questions or we looking for help, we had to wait.
Our room, on the 7th floor, had a stunning view of Lake Wakatipu, and since there was a beautiful snowfall at the beginning of our trip, the mountains were divine to behold. However the room itself was less than luxurious. Modest appointments and a carpet in need of a deep steam cleaning or replacement were disappointing as was the lack of suitable storage for unpacking our suitcases for a 5 day trip.
The walk along the lake into Queenstown proper is quite lovely and very well maintained. We are in good shape (competitive runners) and timed our walks to and from Queenstown, it is 30 minutes at a brisk pace with no stopping to appreciate the wonderful beauty of nature all around.
Overall, the Rees is nice, but not nice enough to be considered luxury and it will not be on our list of hotels to revisit.

Room Tip: A room up top where we were gets views over all of the roof tops, but some road noise.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed at the Rees for my wife’s 40th birthday, in a 2-bedroom apartment owned by a friend. The Rees is a very modern, newly built block right on the lakeside. Its about a 20/25 minute walk into town. The rooms are very modern, very well appointed, but quite overlooked. They don't have a huge amount of character; possibly because they are so new, but they are kept immaculately clean.

The staff at the Rees are exceptional. They are attentive, friendly, and that is from management to maintenance.

I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

WOW what an experience! It was my first trip down the South Island and it wont be my last! The Rees was absolutely stunning, the views from the balcony were amazing, the room just perfect, the staff so friendly and helpful and the shuttle drivers so warm and chatty! The rain didn't stop us from enjoying our 2 fabulous days their and on our last day it snowed and we hoped our plane was cancelled so we could stay just 1 more night, but alas it wasn't. We have lovely memories of The Rees and highly recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: 5011 on level 5
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

A fabulous hotel in a great location with unforgettable views and with attentive, professional service from the very friendly staff. Very comfortable accommodation with everything one could require - a comforting home away from home. Thank you from Joan.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The apartments as always were in stunning condition, the service we received at the front desk was second to none. A special thanks to Roman for his smile, warm friendly attitude - a real treasure for the team.
We were again recommended to visit Sasso and Eirchardt's for dinner and or lunch and we were not disappointed.
Thanks for the hassle free visit, we will visit again soon

Room Tip: Executive Level 2 and 3 beds - 2 bed has full kitchen. The rooms to the end closest to the airport a...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Potomac, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed at the Rees for three nights from October 12th through the 14th in a one bedroom Apartment on the 3rd level. We still talk about the views of The Remarkable Mountains. Nice features included the gas fireplace and the heated kitchen and bathroom floors. Fireplace was great on a windy rainy night. The one bedroom is a lot of space for a couple. Kitchen is very large and fully equipped. All the staff were fantastic. We used the Concierge to schedule activities and get hair dresser recommendations. The staff helped us with pictures,. The location was perfect and the shuttle service to downtown Queenstown was very useful. Nice to park the car for three days. Food in the "New South" restaurant was great,
You do have to walk outside to get from the lobby/restaurant to the 3rd level overlooking the lake. Drive to the parking area was narrow and steep.

Room Tip: The views from the 3rd level (Room 3111) were fantastic. possible that Level would even be better...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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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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