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The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic five-star accommodation with the comforts of home and the superb, intuitive service and facilities of an elite international hotel. Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees’ terraced construction delivers privacy and panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand. Accommodation options include sixty spacious hotel-style rooms and ninety luxury apartments, all with huge balconies as well as five private, three-bedroom, three-bathroom Lakeside Residences with terraces. Architecture and furniture designs are by local artisans and the history of Queenstown’s early settler and developer, William Rees, is enshrined in the valuable library and art for guests to enjoy. The Rees’ awarded True South Dining Room provides fine dining options sourced from local suppliers’ seasonal produce and a globally recognised wine list. Local calls and 200+ on-demand in-room movies are complimentary along with Sky (cable) channels and Wi-Fi.



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Luxury apartments


Jacuzzi available


Lakeside Residences



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Spa on site

Golf course


• It has achieved two of the tourism sector’s highest official marks of quality, the ‘Qualmark 5 Star Hotel and Gold Tourism Business Sustainability Award’ for the second year running.

• The Rees is one of only 5 hotels amongst 900 accommodation providers in New Zealand to receive both awards – 5 Star and Gold Sustainability certification, that encompasses the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial performance). According to Qualmark only ten percent of total Qualmark license holders (1837 internationally ready tourism businesses) have ever received Gold Status.

Situated on the absolute lakefront, The Rees’ terraced construction delivers privacy and panoramic views overlooking Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables Mountains in Queenstown, New Zealand.

The Rees Hotel offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options including 60 hotel rooms and 90 luxury apartments all with private balconies and five private Lakeside Residences with terraces taking advantage of the spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkable Mountain range.





Non-smoking rooms


Interconnecting rooms



Hydro-allergenic pillows


Private villas



Ipod connectivity


Childproofed rooms



In-room wireless


Children’s bedding configurations (bunks, cots, cribs, age-appropriate bedding)



In-room games and new release children’s movies

The Rees’ landmark restaurant is the True South Dining Room, serving a full a la carte breakfast and dinner, seven days per week. The multi-award winning Executive Chef focuses on seasonally inspired dishes with produce sourced from local suppliers which may be matched with wines from a globally recognised list.


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Room service for kids


Highchairs and boosters available



Organic children’s and babies meals available


Babies’ meals available



Vegetarian children’s meals


Allergies catered for



24 hour room service


Gluten free meals




Travelling with kids is a breeze at The Rees and the fun starts on check in as kids receive a complimentary ‘Kids Activity Pack’ whilst you settle in. They will be kept busy with an array of complimentary movies, updated monthly, games and popcorn and should you feel the need to sneak away will be well looked after by the in-house baby sitters. With complimentary bike hire and direct access to an array of activities such as fishing, jet boating and the centre of Queenstown, families will be spoilt for choice.


Kids’ club



Babies’ product kit available to order including nappies, wipes, bibs


Creche for babies



Stroller available


Babysitting available



Children’s robes and slippers


Children’s gift on arrival



Infants’ bath tubs available


Turndown treat



Pharmacy on site / 24hr doctor

• 2019 TripExpert’ ‘Experts’ Choice Award’ for the 3rd consecutive year

• 2019 TripAdvisor ‘Traveller’s Choice’ Award for the 3rd consecutive year

• 2019 ‘Beef and Lamb Excellence Award’ for the 5th consecutive year

• 2018 Skål Sustainable Tourism Award for ‘Best Urban Accommodation’

• 2018 Qualmark ‘5 Star Hotel and Gold Tourism Business Sustainability Award’

• 2018 Australian Travel Awards Finalist in the ‘Best Hotel’ category

• 2018 The World of Fine Wine ‘2 Stars – World’s Best Wine Lists’ for the 3rd consecutive year

• 2018 Luxury Travel Guide Asia/Australasia ‘Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year - Otago - New Zealand’

• 2018 HM Award for ‘Best New Zealand Hotel’ for the 2nd consecutive year

• 2018 Executive Chef Ben Batterbury Mentor in the Ora King Next Gen Programme

• 2018 World Ski Awards ‘Best New Zealand Ski Hotel’ for the 3rd consecutive year

• 2018 Recognition of Excellence for Customer Satisfaction by HotelsCombined!

• 2018 Wine Spectator ‘Best of Award of Excellence’

• 2017 Wine Spectator ‘Award of Excellence’ for the 6th consecutive year

• 2017 HM Award for ‘Best New Zealand Chef’

Beautiful views. Beautiful rooms. The fire place. The space. This is a really lovely home away from home, which is why we’ve stayed mutiple times. Highly recommend.

The Hotel is central to the wide range of year-round attractions and activities offered by Queenstown and the broader Southern Lakes District and offers a free shuttle service from the hotel to Queenstown CBD daily. Water taxi services, fishing charters and jet boat companies all utilise The Rees private wharf to look after the needs of their guests. Bikes are available for hire and local excursions and an array of activities can be recommended and booked through the concierge.




Water sports



Horse riding



Local excursions


Dance lessons


Wildlife excursions

Local crafts


Cooking classes

Social events for older children


Kids’ spa treatments

Breath-taking views and luxury accommodation are just the beginning! The Rees Hotel also boasts a range of unique and sophisticated facilities to ensure you experience absolute comfort and enjoyment during your stay. See facilities here.

Laundry and dry-cleaning service


Down duvets and pillows

24-hour multilingual concierge


Airport transfer

Currency exchange service


Doctor or nurse on call 24 hours a day

Express check-in/check-out


Safety deposit boxes

Valet parking


Twice-daily housekeeping service

Bespoke toiletries


Wheelchair and stroller access

On-site photographer


Butler Service

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