A World of Comfort
with a Touch of Luxury

A World of Comfort with a Touch of Luxury

Award-Winning Hotel Facilities

The Rees Hotel boasts numerous outstanding features, including an award-winning restaurant and wine lounge, a library with rare books and art, a fully equipped gymnasium, in-room spa treatments, a convenient courtesy shuttle to Queenstown town centre, complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi, movies, and local telephone calls.

Additional offerings include conference rooms, secure undercover parking, and exclusive access to its private beach and wharf for convenient jet-boat and water taxi services. While guests can enjoy a swim from our wharf or beach, it’s an exhilarating experience not for the faint-hearted, with the water temperature a steady 11-13°C year-round!

And a Private Beach.

Food & Wine

Indulge in a culinary journey at The Rees Hotel’s award-winning True South Dining Room, epitomising sophisticated and elegant dining in Queenstown. Our monthly menus showcase Central Otago’s spectacular produce, with an emphasis on local sustainability. True South’s wine offerings feature renowned châteaux of Bordeaux and Houses of Burgundy, complimented by the finest wines from Central Otago and New Zealand.

The Bordeau Lounge Bar offers a cosy setting with views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable Mountain range. Named in honour of Jules Bordeau, a historical figure in Skippers Canyon, Bordeau combines the best wines from the old and new worlds. We celebrate Central Otago’s culture with a French twist, paying homage to the strong French presence in New Zealand’s winemaking history, including the Marist Brothers, creators of our oldest winery, Mission, who came from France.

We invite you to savour the unique blend of culinary excellence and cultural heritage at The Rees Hotel.

Health & Wellness


Our fully equipped gym located on Level 3 Carpark is open 24 hours and available to all our in-house guests.

In-Room Treatments by Indulge Mobile Spa

Indulge Mobile Spa introduces therapeutic-style massage and a range of professional spa services that come to your room. Their boutique 5-star service has been created for guests who appreciate an expert therapist and enjoy an indulgent experience with the quality of service you expect from a 5-star day spa.

Indulge Mobile Spa use signature aromatherapy oils, Organicspa professional spa products, luxurious linens, hot towels, heated tables, and oils, complete with the smells and sounds of a day spa. The best part is, that the drive home is taken care of.

For further information or to make an appointment, please contact our Concierge on +64 3 450 1100 or email concierge@therees.co.nz

Always going above and beyond with a smile.

We wanted to thank you for a wonderful stay. We absolutely loved the Rees. Our favourite things were the warm and friendly staff, the gym, the free shuttle to town and the beautiful bar. Special thanks to Jack for shuttling us around and always going above and beyond with a smile.
Louis and Elaine – September 2023

Luxury Tours & Transfers

The Rees has a fleet of luxury vehicles for bespoke tours and transfers from Queenstown to Wanaka, Mount Cook, Milford Sound, and the West Coast.

We can tailor-make experiences to suit your budget and ensure optimum comfort. Our modern fleet includes a Bentley Continental, Land Rover Discovery, Audi Q7, and two Mercedes High Top Sprinters.

Our team of experienced and passenger-endorsed drivers will be delighted to personalise your tour and provide comprehensive information on the landmark locations in our region.

We also have access to helicopters in Queenstown, Auckland, Taupo, Mt Cook, and Franz Josef – all at reasonable rates.

Book now by contacting our concierge team at concierge@therees.co.nz or +64 3 450 1100.

Looking for a Unique Airport Transfer?

Make even the journey from the airport one to savour – “Cycle The Rees” where you’ll be collected at the airport and guided along the scenic Frankton track to The Rees Hotel on one of our brand new hard-tail Merida mountain bikes.

Upon arrival at the hotel, you’ll be greeted first and foremost by our friendly staff followed by a glass of bubbles with your bags safely tucked away in your room before you’ve even arrived.

Book now by contacting our concierge team at concierge@therees.co.nz or +64 3 450 1100.

*Surcharges may apply during Public Holidays.

Special Occasions and Events

Meetings and Events

Whether you’re hosting a casual meeting, a relaxed company retreat or an intimate board meeting, The Rees Hotel sets the benchmark in bespoke Meetings and Events.

Weddings at The Rees

Queenstown is one of the most popular wedding destinations in New Zealand. Our experienced team is available to assist and organise your wedding event – everything from licences, to food, to helicopters, to jet boat transfers.

Head to our dedicated Wedding page for detailed information and download our in-depth Wedding Kit to help you plan your special day at The Rees.

A image of a film crew silhouette speaking with The Rees Hotel Film Unit Liaison Manager to arrange accommodation needs.

Filming in Queenstown

The Rees Hotel Queenstown has a specialist Film Unit Liaison Manager who can assist in arranging all of your production accommodation needs.

Winter, Golf and Local Activities

Experience Queenstown’s Winter Wonderland

Nestled in the heart of Queenstown, The Rees offers an unparalleled winter experience. Embark on thrilling adventures like skiing and snowboarding at several nearby ski fields, or explore the serene landscapes by snow-shoe. Unwind and warm up in a hot tub with rural mountain views, enveloped by the crisp mountain air—a perfect blend of excitement and relaxation awaits.

Golfing Paradise at Jack’s Point

For golf enthusiasts, The Rees is a gateway to several world-class golf courses. Immerse yourself in the stunning surroundings as you tee off against the backdrop of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. Jack’s Point offers a challenging course with breathtaking vistas making it a golfing experience like no other, ensuring a memorable day.

Discover Milford Sound, Gibbston Wine Region, and More…

Venture beyond adrenaline-pumping activities and explore the renowned Gibbston wine region, where world-famous wines await your palate. Indulge in a culinary journey with our exceptional dining experiences, offering a taste of Queenstown’s gastronomic delights. Consider day trips to the awe-inspiring Milford Sound, immersing yourself in the natural wonders of Fiordland. Whether you’re seeking romance or relaxation, The Rees sets the stage for the perfect weekend escape, ensuring every moment is as unforgettable as the Queenstown landscape itself.

Recent Stay at The Rees Hotel

Wonderful two weeks at your beautiful hotel. The accommodation, service and location are all exceptional. The many moods of Lake Whakatipu kept us occupied for hours. We hope to return soon!

It was perfect.

The view from our room was amazing. The room was beautiful and loved all the features especially the towel warmer. I would come back and stay here if I were to ever to visit Queenstown again from the USA.

Our stay at The Rees was really great!

In fact, it’s the best stay we had in NZ (very much like home)

Good: – Introduction to the apartment by the receptionist – Ample parking – Clean and spacious apartment – Fantastic kitchen + washer/dryer (even the kitchen bin impressed us lol) – Big balcony with nice scenic view – Strong water pressure at shower – Electric/heated towel rack (this is awesome) – Breakfast buffet spread is nice.

To be improved (not a deal breaker): – Provide more clothes hangers? – Provide door stoppers for the rooms as the door tends to close by itself.

Will definitely recommend The Rees to friends or even come back for another stay ourselves the next time we visit Queenstown! Thanks so much.

Mia, you made our stay such a delight.

I hope we see you again when we come down for future visits with Robert. Fenna and Lara also were just great along with Juli in the dining room. You ladies are all the best!! We loved the Rees Hotel and the wonderful views from the lobby and our room.