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The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed in an Executive Lakeview One-Bedroom. Pleasant stay with no obvious faults but a bit expense for what you get. Smallish bedroom, nice fireplace and well appointed kitchen. The staff were helpful and friendly. View of the lake was good but there are better and biggger places closer to town at similar or cheaper rates.

This is a luxury accommodation close to town. Our first room smelled like a wet dog had stayed there before us. After a couple hours, we called management to see if they could help. They responded with a room upgrade - actually a smaller room but with a better view. This one was odorless and we were happy for our 2 night stay. Heated floors are great. Beds are comfortable. Walk down to the lakeside trail for jogging, etc. Onsite laundry very much appreciated.

We loved our room, it was so big and clean. My husband and I spent 2 weeks in NZ and this was one of our favorite stays.

The view we had was a little disappointing, but still good. Had to look over another building to see the mountains, and the lake was not visible at all. Also, could have used a kitchenette. But awesome bed, bathtub. Location required a drive into town, or take their free shuttle.

My husband and I spent the first two nights of our honeymoon at the Rees and couldn't have had a better time. The room was spacious and modern, with a beautiful view of the lake - we could even enjoy the view from the bathtub, The staff was very friendly and helpful, and we made good use of the free shuttle into town. We also took advantage of the lakeside path for morning runs and walks into town. On our first night we enjoyed a meal at the hotel restaurant True South. The food was delicious, though a bit pricey. Overall, staying at the Rees was a great way to start our honeymoon - a fabulous spot for a romantic getaway.

The staff at the Rees are very accommodating and friendly. Room was clean and spacious. Only drawback was distance and strange configuration to lobby from rooms and parking lot. Would definitely stay here again. Great value.

We stayed in a 2 br converted to a 1 br (2nd br locked). We enjoyed our stay. Very nice view of the lake. Nice fireplace and kitchen. Access by dock to water taxi if you want it. Kind of odd layout with maze of stairways and walkways leading to room. They have an odd system for kids in that the 1 br can only have three people in it even though it is a small apartment. Ex. 2 adults and only one child.

Having just returned from 8 days in the back country of the South Island stepping into the lobby of the Rees was like stepping into nirvanna. The staff is friendly and helpful and although we were checking in quite early they were able to accommodate us right away. The rooms are designed to take full advantage of the beautiful lake views and are well appointed and comfortable. As many of the other reviews mention, the Rees is outside of the town center, which for us was perfect. There is a shuttle into town and the walk along the lake shore takes about 25 minutes and is quite a lovely after dinner walk. The saddest part of the stay was checking out, we wanted to stay another week.

Bottom line: I stayed in seven upscale hotels while in New Zealand and The Rees was the best. I stayed at the Rees for three nights/four days while in Queenstown, NZ. The staff was amazing helping me coordinate trips and events, guiding me to what the best attractions were, and just making my experience very positive. The hotel is about a thirty minute walk or a short drive into town midway between the Queenstown Airport and Downtown Queenstown proper. The rooms look out on beautiful Lake Wakatipu surrounded by mountains. Everything was pristine when I arrived. The room had it's own fireplace, kitchen, and washer/dryer. The daily cleaning was great making sure I had everything I could possibly need.

The Rees was the best place we stayed at during our 9 day trip to NZ. Th accommodations were clean, modern and convenient. Although not in town, it was a nice 30 minute walk into town. They provide a free shuttle into town that runs 8,9,10,11,17,18,19,20, and 21 hours from the hotel and 11:15, 17:15,18:15,19:15,20:15, and 21:15 back to the hotel. The views from our room and bathroom were magnificent. The bathroom was modern, clean, had heated floor tiles, jetted tub and great shower stall. The hotel also provides a great laundry room for guests to use for free including laundry detergent.

This hotel is FANTASTIC, or as they say in NZ, SWEET AS!

Staff were extremely helpful, especially our concierge Roman. Room numbering is nonsensical as it does not relate to the floor number, elevators drop you off at wrong floor as well. Dining food excellent but overpriced considering abysmal dining service. Very nice rooms with amazing view. No air conditioning so rooms become stuffy on warm or humid days. The best part is there are zero backpackers here. Will definitely return.

Lovely hotel with wonderful views and good comfortable rooms. Restaurant had good food and breakfast was included in our rate, which was a plus. The hotel itself is a little bit out of town, so it was useful for us that we had a rental car. Even though it was out of town (5 min drive at most), it was worth it as the views were amazing and it was a little quieter, which is exactly what we were looking for. Location didn't effect any of the activities we did (light plane ride to Milford Sound - Air Milford, Dart River Jetboat safari tour to Glenorchy, hangliding - Skytrek, all highly recommended) as all the tour companies picked us up from the hotel. Queenstown is a beautiful place, and if you're looking for a classy hotel with great views and a little quieter than the middle of town, I highly recommend The Rees.

377 Frankton Road Queenstown

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Fitness center

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Queenstown Hill and St Josephs Parish. This 148-room, 5-star apartment has conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a fitness center. On a lake, the apartment is also close to Arrow River and Queenstown Arts Centre.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the apartment's fine-dining restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Full breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


The 148 soundproofed apartments feature balconies and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and wired Internet, plus flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and pay movies. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include iPod docks, refrigerators, and coffee makers.

Property features

The Rees Hotel and Luxury Apartments offers a fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free area shuttle. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury apartment include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and a computer station.

Room options

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View

King 1 | King 2 | Sleeps 4

Hotel Room, Lake View

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms, Lake View

King 3 | Sleeps 6

Superior Apartment, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2