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The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments Queenstown

Location: 377 Frankton Road Queenstown New Zealand 9300 | Telephone: +64 3 450 1100 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ | Book now

It’s this attentive and friendly service that’s set in my memory of The Rees. The view might be the star of the show, but it’s the staff that make the experience something special.

The Rees Hotel Queenstown is a sophisticated, five-star hotel situated right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu on New Zealand’s South Island.

The Rees offers a variety of spacious and luxurious accommodation options, including 60 hotel rooms, 90 apartments and five private, 3-bedroom/ 3.5-bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with terraces showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of The Remarkables mountain range.

The many exceptional features at The Rees Hotel include a library of rare books and art, courtesy shuttle to/from Queenstown town centre, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, movies and local telephone calls, conference rooms, a fully-equipped gymnasium, secure undercover parking, electric car-charging station and its own private beach and wharf, accessing ferry, jet-boat and water taxi services.

The team of experienced local and international staff pride themselves on delivering professional, friendly service that consistently exceeds guests’ expectations and is a hallmark of The Rees Hotel’s reputation.

The Rees Hotel Queenstown
The Rees Hotel Queenstown

The Rees Hotel offers a free shuttle service from the hotel to the downtown area of Queenstown each day and has a private wharf used by water taxi services, fishing charters and jet boat companies. Also offered are VIP Airport Transfers with a personal driver, who will meet you at the arrival gate and assist with your luggage, or alternatively staff can assist with limousines, car rental options, shuttles and taxis.

Direct international flights into Queenstown are available from Australia (Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane). All international flights into Christchurch and Auckland connect directly to Queenstown through domestic airlines Air New Zealand and Jetstar New Zealand. Flight times from Auckland to Queenstown are approximately 1 hour 50 minutes, and the Christchurch to Queenstown flight takes about 1 hour. The hotel itself is conveniently located close to Queenstown Airport and a short drive or walk from the centre of Queenstown.

The Rees Hotel is about 6 hours driving time from Christchurch, 3.5 hours from Dunedin and 2.5 hours from Invercargill. It is easy to find – on the main route between the Queenstown airport and the Queenstown central business district, you will find it on the left-hand side of Frankton Rd.


The Rees Hotel Queenstown blends chic, five-star accommodation with the comforts of home and the 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 60 spacious hotel-style rooms, 90 luxury apartments and five private, 3-bedroom/3.5-bathroom Lakeside Residences, all with huge terraces showcasing spectacular views across Lake Wakatipu to the alpine panorama of The Remarkables Mountain range.

  • Suites and villas available
  • Pillow and linen menu
  • Private butler service
  • 24-hour room service
  • Welcome gift or cocktail

True South Dining Room is the property’s multi-award-winning fine dining restaurant. The executive chef, Ben Batterbury, and his team create exquisite menus taking advantage of the spectacular produce available from passionate local suppliers in Central Otago. The sommelier can advise or match these dining delights to wines from the internationally awarded list and Bordeau Wine cellar. Full à la carte breakfast and dinner is served seven days per week and regular exclusive culinary events and winemaker’s dinners are held at the property each year. Read more about True South here.

  • Executive Chef: Benjamin Batterbury
  • Award-wining restaurant
  • Exclusive dining options
  • 24-hour room service
  • Allergies are catered for
  • Gluten free meals

The Rees Hotel Queenstown Heli Crayfish Experience

Depart The Rees in luxury for a helicopter flight over the Southern Alps to a remote West Coast beach. Your diver will collect live crayfish while you enjoy the view with champagne. Fly on to experience a glacier landing before enjoying more champagne overlooking Lake Wakatipu. Savour your crayfish prepared in a sensational 3-course meal in elegant True South Dining Room.

See the full package here.


Relax, be pampered and feel rejuvenated in the soothing hands of The Rees Hotel’s world class beauty therapists, all while surrounded by the stunning views in your room with Body Sanctum. Experience pure relaxation through a remedial massage, indulge with a hot stone wrap, rejuvenate with a hydrating facial or feel polished with makeup professionally applied for that special event. Read more about Body Sanctum’s five star in-room spa treatments at The Rees Hotel Queenstown here.

  • Massage
  • Facials
  • Men’s treatments
  • Kids treatments
  • Organic products
  • Jacuzzi in Residences accommodation
  • Sauna in Premium Residences accommodation
  • 24-hour fitness centre

Queenstown is a year-round golfing destination and home to some of the most spectacular golf courses in New Zealand. Seven golf courses, all within a 45-minute drive appeal to every level of golfer – whether it’s the lush, immaculately groomed greens of a resort course or a simple fairway with rugged mountain peaks as a backdrop. Add to that the cosmopolitan buzz of Queenstown with its distinct seasons and diversity of experiences and you have a uniquely Queenstown golfing experience. The Rees has a range of golfing packages for every golfing experience.


The Rees Hotel’s conference and meeting venues offer versatile, multi-use facilities capable of supporting a range of functions. Boasting elegant and comfortable décor, sophisticated technology, spectacular views, exquisite cuisine and dedicated staff, everything is in place to ensure your conference or event runs smoothly. The conference rooms include the 28 – 60-people Ruma Wai Kahu Room (Blue Water Room in Maori) and the 16 – 60-people Executive Apartment for Meeting Room/ Breakout Room.

A dedicated Event Specialist will assume personal responsibility for all aspects of your event to ensure that every single detail is taken care of efficiently and professionally. The Events team offer opportunities for team-building and outdoor pursuits such as golf, skiing, adventure, wine and orienteering – Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand.

Outfitted with complimentary high-speed internet access and state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment The Rees’ meeting venues can connect you with clients and colleagues around the world. Its expert technical staff provide thoughtful support, ensuring seamless and stress-free events.

Organising an important event can be extremely stressful, so The Rees Hotel Queenstown does their best to help you wind down with some special treats and indulgences that will help you recharge. Expect to be pampered and pleasantly surprised! Read more here.

  • 2019 Qualmark ‘5 Star Hotel and Gold Tourism Business Sustainability Award’ for the 3rd consecutive year
  • 2019 TripExpert’ ‘Experts’ Choice Award’ for the 3rd consecutive year
  • 2019 TripAdvisor ‘Travellers’ Choice’ Award for the 3rd consecutive year
  • 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the 5th consecutive year
  • 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame
  • 2019 ‘Beef and Lamb Excellence Award’ for the 8th consecutive year
  • 2018 Skål Sustainable Tourism Award for ‘Best Urban Accommodation’
  • 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’