Dear Mr. Dias,
We stayed at Rees from 8/6/21-16/6/21 and want to highly commend your staff. Everyone in your employment that we met during our stay was so lovely, friendly and informative and made our stay that much more special. Special thanks to Natcha, Mu and Eugene for breakfasts, Kathryn was lovely for our special birthday dinner in True South, all the shuttle bus drivers were awesome and Lauren was fantastic at front desk too. The cleaning staff did a great job servicing the apartment each day. Your staff made all the difference to our stay. Thank you. We would definitely stay there again and will recommend you to friends wanting to travel to Queenstown.
Ramona Salins 6/21
We had a amazing time and loved staying with you guys.
All the staff and the accommodation were 5 star.
We will definitely be back!!
Joel connor 6/21
Hi all, and Austin
Our stay was excellent and the service outstanding and will recommend you to others. I would normally stay in some of the best hotels in the world and your service is six star up with the Adlon in Berlin.
Simon Seear 5/21
Chief Operating Officer
Hi Roman & Fiona,
Thank you so much for all your effort and energy into making Friday night a great success. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you both.
The final amount raised was $29,013 which is incredible for a 2 hour event.
We are going to go out to all guests who attended with a thank you EDM shortly, plus post on social media too.
Roman - Do you have any photos that we can use from Jackie yet?
Fiona – I hope that you managed to track down the lost conference room key?
Kim Beere 5/21
Breast Cancer Cure
I wanted to make contact and let you know how much I enjoyed my stay at The Rees from start to finish. Peter and I had a wonderful weekend with your team. I felt we enveloped every aspect from the room, restaurant and views so much so that we opted to stay in and do room service on our final night. We honestly felt spoilt and cannot wait to visit your beautiful luxury accommodation in the near future.
I obviously posted throughout the charity event evening and right up until we left on multiple social media platforms. I am now prepping a blog post and I will send you the link once it’s live. I will also do an editorial mention in our July/Heritage Issue and I will send out a copy once we go to print.
See attached fun photo of you and Mayoress Karen Bolt.
Thanks again for EVERYTHING.
Many thanks for a fabulous night last evening – all had a fabulous time!!! I am sure you have some happy guests around the place today. And Five Stars from Qualmark again!!! Well done.
Look forward to seeing you next Friday.
We are just returning from a fabulous stay with you courtesy of Tony Scott and Chris Sullivan.
We were part of a party of 14 and can’t thank you enough for all your care and attention looking after us late into the reception area with drinks or shuttling us to town or generally all the friendliness around the resort was Just exceptional.
Thanks so much
Tracey Holden 5/21
GLA:D NZ Practitioner
So nice to hear from you!
Richard and I had a brilliant time. Thank you so much to you and your staff for your amazing hospitality and we both thoroughly enjoyed your company at dinner!!
We really enjoyed our stay and will certainly recommend the Rees to our friends and family.
Likewise if you come to Hawke’s Bay please stay in touch and come visit at the winery.
Enjoy the Chardonnay!
Best Julz 5/21
Just a quick note to say we very much enjoyed our recent stay at the Rees Apartments. We look forward to visiting again.
Lara Daniels 5/21
Administration & Finance Manager
it was great - thanks
appreciate you taking care of the conference room set up etc
Phil Veal 5/21
Your staff were all exceptional. Of all the hotels I’ve stayed in, they are the best in my experience. Please pass on my gratitude.
Also, may I ask where the chocolates are from that are provided during the evening turn down service and whether they can be purchased?
Alwyn Lim 5/21
Leading Edge Information Pty Ltd
Firstly, we had a great stay, and found all staff very helpful and engaging
Secondly, please forward a copy of the invoice for our stay to Lara
Thank you in advance
THankyou for your email.
We enjoyed our stay with you and in particular would like to congratulate your staff, who were so welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Also compliments to your restaurant, where we enjoyed a beautiful breakfast and once again the waiting staff in the restaurant were top notch.
And being able to have safe and secure off-street parking was a huge plus for us.
We thought the bed mattress was very comfortable and this is important to us. The only thing that we struggled with was the bedding...would have preferred a lighter warm duvet instead of the very light duvet and heavier bedspread on top. Found it hard to get the temperature right and thus did not have such a good sleep.
But overall it was a very enjoyable experience and we would recommend and would be happy to return.
With many thanks
Helen and Ian Henderson 5/21
Again, your email is a clear indication of the absolute professional service The Rees hotel provided me at all times during my stay.
As soon as I walked in the door and spoke to Lauren I felt that the service was going to be of the highest standard. Lauren was immediately attentive to my requests and couldn’t have been more accommodating when I asked for a room with a view. She even took the time to show me a room and offered to show me others.
All of your staff were magnificent. They made my stay very, very enjoyable. I haven’t experienced such service pretty much anywhere else in the world and I’ve had the opportunity to stay in some exclusive hotels. Your staff are to be commended and the high level of training of your staff is very obvious.
Lauren, in particular, seemed to be on the desk for my entire stay! Her positive attitude towards everything I asked of her was exemplary. Lauren mentioned that she is currently on a visa sponsored by the hotel and that there is currently uncertainty with visas in New Zealand. All I can say is that under no circumstances should the hotel let Lauren go because of her visa running out. She was the best possible ambassador your hotel could have to encourage return travel to the hotel. The Rees can simply not let Lauren go, and to be honest if you do I would possibly be in a position to offer her employment in Australia if she should want to continue her travels.
The rooms were clean, tidy and well appointed. The view was worth staying at the hotel. The bathroom was magnificent and I had too many showers because the shower was a joy to soak in. I’ve never had such a nice showerhead provided such a satisfying shower. A strange thing to comment on I’m sure but truly a joy after a long day on my feet going sightseeing.
The walk into town was very nice, the shuttle service is what ultimately caused me to book at The Rees but everything else I have mentioned above made the stay even more enjoyable.
Unfortunately I ran out of time to have dinner there and maybe this will be an excuse to come back.
Cheers and thank you to you, your extremely professional staf and especially Lauren,
George D’ATH 5/21
Thank you so much, we just had the most amazing weekend at your hotel and were treated like VIP guests. Mark was so kind to us and made us feel so welcome. The helicopter trip he took us on was a once in a lifetime experience. We also had the most amazing dinner on Saturday night. The chef gave us a 6 course tasting menu and even though we had different dietary issues in our group it wasn’t a problem for him. He created the most delicious food for us and we thoroughly enjoyed it and want to thank him also. Let me know if there is anywhere to write a review.
Thanks again for the best weekend
My wife and I had an amazing stay at the Rees QT , the staff were second to none , extremely helpful and best of all they all had believable smiles on their faces , the Restaurant was fantastic top quality we really enjoyed our dining experience, there was a stand out staff member although all staff were amazing , it was the young lady server in the dining room , Kathrine , she indeed as well as the beautiful food made us have an unforgettable dining experience, thank u guys so much for having us .
Dion Bennett 5/21
Our stay at the Rees Hotel was awesome thank you. I will be booking again next week as I travel regularly to QT. All the staff were so helpful, friendly and an absolute pleasure
Have a great day, you have the best spot in the world
Thanks for an amazing holiday by the by. The staff in particular were simply incredible and we had such a great time... Clearly so given we're planning on pretty much coming straight back! :)
But yes please pass on my best and my sincerest thanks to everyone, particularly Kathryn who I don't think I ever saw without a smile on her face. She's a gem.
I have rebooked to return to your accommodation in 6 weeks time, bringing more family, ie three bookings, so clearly I am delighted with your staff in particular, and the wonderful accommodation provided. Can not rate your staff highly enough.
See you soon
We had a very special time in Queenstown. I was with my mother from Hawkes Bay and my sister from Sydney. It had been over a year since we had been together.
The staff at the Rees were wonderful and we have mentioned to our friends how nice it was to be a wee way out of Queenstown as it was lovely and quiet.
Thank you and we will definitely be recommending the Rees.
Maree Porter 5/21
This was our first stay at The Rees, although we visit Queenstown every year because it is my husband’s childhood home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Initially we were not OK with the first room that we were given because it was like sleeping with the lights on at night, but Austin took care of us and quickly sorted it. Your staff, without exception, are lovely. We particularly enjoyed meeting Austin, Edward and Lauren but Jimmy was the stand-out for us. Just a delight on the shuttle and organising our bikes was no trouble. We loved coming back in the evening to their smiling faces on reception!
We look forward to our next stay with you.
Kim Blacke 5/21
I wanted to write a review of our stay but not sure where so hopefully this will work !
My son returned from Australia for a short holiday. It was our first time together as a family for over 2 years .
From the moment we stepped foot into the reception area to our last day we felt so privileged and happy. The apartment was incredible with its beautiful view of the lake and all the extra touches . Roman and his team were amazing, so friendly and helpful . We absolutely loved our stay and it created many happy memories for my husband and I and our 3 boys. Thank you so much.
Anne Baron 5/21
Thanks so much for making our work retreat so special Fiona. We had an amazing time – both productive and fun.
Would be back in Queenstown in a heartbeat!
I wanted to reach out to you, and all of the staff involved. Our stay at The Rees was the best experience we’ve had in New Zealand by a long shot!
Every small detail and just going above and beyond for our engagement was truly magical.
The chefs were fantastic , the staff in the dining room remembering exactly what sauces I have and the tea my Fiancé has every morning, The turn down services and the willingness of all the staff to help in any shape or form these are just a few examples of the smaller details that took our visit to the next level!
I would name everyone that went out of their way but the email would be too long.
I would like to write a full review for you guys and post it, I can do it as my public page I have a couple of thousand followers or I can do it as myself, which would you prefer?
And which platform would be best for you? Facebook, Google, Tripadvisor, or all of the above.
Thank you once again for everything , you guys turned a special weekend into a TRULY magical one!
The Rees has set the bar extremely high :)
I have already recommended The Rees to a few of my friends and their families who are looking at doing some vacationing soon.
Paul Fouche 5/21
We recently had mutual clients stay with you at the Rees -- they have just come through with the best feedback about their trip and stay with you at the hotel so I wanted to make sure you received this positive feedback!
Lead name was Mrs Mabel Moira Main
Thanks for taking such good care of them! :)
We had Ana amazing stay at the Rees. It was a special treat to come and stay with you as I have a major medical condition to manage, ima single mum and wasn’t sure if I’d even be here, and be able to take my son on holiday by myself- so I did!
I wanted somewhere easy to stay, Given I cannot drive, we used your shuttle service a couple of times each day of our stay. The staff driving the vehicles were always so courteous. Even providing car seats/booster seats.
The rooms were lovely with the lake view, we watched a movie from a great selection & enjoyed the bath each night.
The rooms were beautifully cleaned each day which was a treat to come back to after our days activities.
We also enjoyed the board games and use of your bikes for my son while I could enjoy a run.
I also like that the Rees is not a big international hotel chain & the staff seem to be looked after - given they were so welcoming from the time we walked in the door to when we left.
Anyway, in summary it was an amazing experience from the time we walked in the door to when we left yesterday. I would recommend you to others and also like to come again and stay on a special occasion.
The only suggestions I have- and these certainly did not make our stay any less enjoyable.
-firmer pillows available for the bed
-the gym would be nicer in a better space, if it had the lake view to look out to. Not so cool running on a treadmill, using the bike facing a wall. I didn’t use the tv but it would be very close to look at.
- I did see you offer HiIT classes. Given the reason for most people’s stay is to holiday- along with maintaining well was I’d say yoga/pilates classes would be welcomed. Would be amazing to do out on your jetty- it would work with decent Matt’s underneath.
kind regards and thank you,
Sally (& Matthew). 4/21
Greetings from Melbourne.
I would like to say thank you for your kindness and very nice to talk with you.
The way you handle new customer like us is very professional and your communication skill is great. I felt very confidence to book.
We are looking forward to stay in Rees.
Thank you so much and have a great day.
Angelina Sukiri 4/21
We had a great weekend thank you.
The hotel was fantastic and thank you for the upgrade. I have put a feedback on Booking.com and Trip Advisor, but for your records the hotel was exceptionally clean, very well appointed,staff very friendly and helpful. Loved the offer of a courtesy ride into town.
Couldn’t fault our stay at all and will certainly book again when we are down in Queenstown.
We enjoyed our stay.
Staff were excellent.
Jimmy gave us a great room to stay in.
Also had a good coffee from reception.
Its an excellent place to stay.
Ross Pratt 4/21
Our family had a wonderful stay recently at The Rees. All the staff were very friendly & helpful when we were planning our activities.
The breakfast is great the girls in the restaurant were excellent.
The hotel is worthy of 5 stars.
Steve & Kirsty Williams 4/21
Thanks for the email, our stay was lovely thank you.
We found the staff very friendly and accommodating, we particularly liked Eugene! Very informative and helpful.
We will most definitely stay with you again and have recommended you to friends.
Andie Parker 4/21
Thank you so much for the photos. We had the best stay at the Rees. And of course you can post to your social media :)
Thank you so much, we are so glad to stay at the Rees. The team are fantastic.
We will be back and recommend to our friends.
hank you. Have a great day.
Angelina Sukiri 4/21
We had the most incredible stay at the Rees thank you.
I don't believe we had extra water. I was filling my bottle from the tap. I thought it was complimentary and didn't actually realise we were paying for the water at all.
Hi Malintha - thanks again for a lovely stay, and remembering my coffee order at an outrageously early time of the morning! Amazing!!
Thank you so much Roman and team for having us on your beautiful property today.
We will share the link to video once it’s live.
Nga mihi nui!
XingDong and Judith 4/21
Xingdong Yan B.com B.sc CA CPP
Although we had previously booked into a different hotel for our two nights in Queenstown, we were very disappointed at our previous hotel and decided to find somewhere else for our final night.
Although it was a same day booking the staff were extremely helpful and accommodating making the change easy and stress free.
We arrived at the hotel and the staff took our bags and stored them in our room before we checked in. They rang when our room was cleaned so we could check in early.
When we arrived back at the hotel we were approached by a welcoming smile from Austin who finalised the check in procedure and showed us to our room. He was extremely knowledgeable and welcoming offering assistance when he could.
We stayed in a two bedroom apartment which was beautiful, clean, well presented with all amenities first class.
We went to the bar for drinks which were made by a very pleasant Filipino lady (who’s name I unfortunately do not remember. The drinks were perfect, extremely tasty, well made and presented beautifully. They arrived with a friendly smile and with care given.
We ordered room service from the bar and it arrived promptly and again well presented. The food was delicious and hot.
The whole experience of staying at The Rees was exceptional and made our final night of our trip one to remember.
We will be back, thank you.
Grant Hirst 4/21
Thanks so much for the fantastic stay and all your assistance in making the family holiday so memorable.
The service was exceptional and we really appreciated how you catered for the 11 of us with our trips in and out of Queenstown.
We will certainly recommend the hotel to friends visiting Queenstown.
Lynn Shearing. 4/21
We so enjoyed our stay & all the staff that we came across were so nice, helpful & friendly.
We will be back to stay definitely.
Many thanks for a memorable stay
Donna Jasic 4/21
Thank you to all the staff during our Easter stay at the Rees. We enjoyed a quietly luxurious break and the hotel exceeded all our expectations.
Kai Dwyer 4/21
Fantastic stay as always. The Rees has a very pro team.
Graeme Marshall B.Tech (Hons) 4/21
Thanks so much. We loved it, as usual, as just wish we could have stayed longer! By the way, I think we accidentally left a box of frozen fish fillets and a box of chicken in the freezer. Your cleaners will hopefully have found them but please ask them to check. Thanks!
Kia ora Ress Team,
Julian and I spent the last week staying at The Rees Hotel, and I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the team. It was an experience that we will never forget, and we were absolutely blown away by the service we received. It felt like the staff really cared about us, often asking about our day and remembering what we had planned.
We cannot wait to come back and stay with you again!
Ngā mihi nui,
Amanda & Julian Shields! 3/21
Hi thank you for your email. We loved our stay at the Rees and have already rebooked for July ! See you then
Kirsty Wilkinson 3/21
reab on Selbourne
Apologies for the delay in responding to you. After we got home from Queenstown, it was straight back to reality and I didn't want to rush my email to you.
We are so very pleased we chose to stay with you. It was a last minute decision and absolutely the right one. From the first communication with you over the phone, right through to the end of our stay, everything was just perfect.
We got picked up at the airport in the Bentley. That was a lovely surprise for Ross on our wedding anniversary. He had seen the car in the carpark and was looking more confused the closer we got to it. He in fact hadn't been to Queenstown before ever, so thoroughly enjoyed the orientation, moreso in that beautiful car.
The welcome from the Rees staff on arrival was just so nice. Every single staff member is friendly, professional, helpful, and nothing is a problem. There was a card and anniversary gift in our room. The features were all explained to us from the ipad to the privacy screen. The room was well presented, spacious, luxurious and comfortable.
Our anniversary dinner was unforgettable. I'm not sure there are words to appropriately describe the food but your chef/s and their team deserve a medal, a hat, a star, all of the above.
Another surprise was going back to our room after dinner and it had been turned down for us, wet towels removed, little chocolates left on the pillow.
The next morning after a lovely breakfast, we got dropped off in town for the start of our Milford Track journey organised by Fiordland Outdoor Co. I should mention that they had lovely things to say about the Rees Hotel also and confirmed that we made a good choice staying with you.
On our return to the hotel 4 days later, and it no longer being our wedding anniversary, we didn't expect 5 star service but there it was again. The staff remembered us, we were welcomed back, our bags were taken care of, they made sure we were settled in and comfortable. The shower and the bath helped with the aches and pains, and it turns out you can watch the telly from the bath, have your wine, and look out at the lake all at the same time. Very cool.
The day of departure, unfortunately wet, your team arranged a rental car for us (again, nothing seems to be a problem), dropped us at the Avis office and off we went for a drive, before heading to the airport.
We had the most wonderful time with you, and have recommended you to pretty much everyone we saw in Queenstown, in Te Anau, on the Milford Track, in Milford Sound, and our friends, family, work colleagues. We will continue to recommend you as the place to stay in Queenstown.
Thank you to you and your team for everything. Those little details and personal touches make all the difference. You made our wedding anniversary and our entire stay very special, and unforgettable.
We hope to see you again soon.
Shannon and Ross I'Anson3/21
Thanks for our stay at Rees Hotel. From the moment we arrived in the car park we were taken care of by your staff. From that moment all staff were friendly and helpful. Our dining experience was also amazing. Had a wonderful 2 night stay. Thankyou. Thankyou.
Jo Winfield 3/21
Thank you so much for hosting the group – it was a jam packed few days but it covered so many different providers and options to make Queenstown an attractive destination.
I absolutely loved my nights stay at The Rees and have been raving to anyone who’s will to listen, about the luxurious spa bath and spectacular views from the room as well as the breakfast café. It’s not the last time you’ll be seeing me…
Renée Skelton 3/21
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer & Chairman
Thank you for your email. This is the second time we have stayed at the Rees, and we had a fabulous time. Our apartment was outstanding, and we already have plans to come back again. I have two sons and their partners in Australia, and they can’t wait to spend a few days in Queenstown with us when this Covid nonsense dies down.
We think next time we may try one of the residence apartments down lakeside. Maybe when you have a special offer come up – you could let me know.
Your staff are a pleasure – from check in, to coffee maker, to the lovely ladies who clean and offer the turn-down service – they are all super friendly and very professional.
We really do look forwarding to coming back to stay with you again.
We really enjoyed our stay at The Rees, and from my own personal experience, I want to pass on that the service by all staff I encountered was fantastic.
We loved our stay at the Rees last weekend! Staff were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble. The room was immaculate with amazing views. We did the wine matching degustation dinner and the food was some of the best we've ever had. The courtesy shuttle is so handy as it's a few km out of town. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay for our honeymoon / anniversary and we will be back.
Daniel and Julia Millen. 3/21
It was great! Cheers!!
Rick Bisson 3/21
Dear Duty Manager
We recently stayed at your beautiful hotel (2 occasions – 1 night 16 February 2021 and 5 nights 19-24 February 2021).
On both occasions we were treated with first class service. From the moment we arrived, your friendly front of house staff welcomed us with both professionalism and warmth.
I would like to personally thank Lauren for adjusting our payment plan for our stay to save us over $500! She certainly went over and above to help us in this regard. Also our upgrade on our first night was so very much appreciated and once again a testament to your excellent service.
Special mention also to Austin at front of house. A super friendly young man who welcomed us and gave us some excellent dining and activity choices as we were both new to Queenstown. He was very helpful and courteous at the same time.
We dined in your restaurant each morning for breakfast and we would like to personally thank Natcha. What a lovely young helpful lady with a great sense of humour. She went above and beyond to help us each morning with true professionalism.
Our Executive King Room with lake views was spectacular! It was an absolute pleasure to wake up to that view each day and then have drinks on our deck in the afternoons. The bed turndown and chocolate was a very nice touch and very much appreciated.
To finish, we really enjoyed your hotel – so well appointed and your staff certainly were the most helpful we have ever come across in our hotel stays. We will be highly recommending your hotel to our friends who intend to travel to Queenstown.
Raewyn and Milan Brajkovich 2/21
Thank you for your hospitality for our stay. The hotel is beautiful, with great views, nice and quiet and rooms very clean. The staff were so friendly and helpful. We had a breakfast and dinner at the restaurant which was absolutely delicious. I would recommend any of my family or friends to the Rees.
We hope to stay again one day in the future.
Yes Mark, absolutely brilliant!
Had excellent support from Fiona and Katherine (I think) for set-up
The tech was easy – I could connect the projection and sound and test everything without practically bothering anyone
The welcome drinks and the movement of the group to the venue was all seamless we started bang on time
The networking food and service was perfect, we got some comment about the high quality of food already
Everyone appreciated the free parking as well
And we got the invoice this afternoon, sign of a well oiled machine
Your team did a fabulous job, very tight ship
We are all very impressed,
Cheers Kiran 2/21
Business Development Director
PO Box 353 | 50 Stanley Street | Queenstown 9300 | New Zealand
DDI: +64 3 441 0753 | Mob: +64 27 611 3188
kirann@queenstownNZ.nz | queenstownNZ.nz
I really enjoyed my stay - it was very thoughtful to arrange an early breakfast and coffee, and I particularly appreciated the birthday wishes the next day.
We had a lovely stay and the staff were very helpful, thank you!
Leah Tzitziras 2/21
Service was exceptional, will highly recommend staying at the Rees to friends and family.
Thanks again !!!
Harry Gruar 2/21
Great stay thank you and we will be back!
Please thank Lauren who was just so welcoming and professional.
Trevor Blake 2/21
We stayed at the Rees for 3 nights from the 6th to the 9th. Just wanted to say how amazing our stay was, especially the staff, Lauren was amazing and thoughtful, was kind enough to upgrade us one night to a room with a spa bath which meant after our 22km walk we were able to chill and recover. We also had a great night out on the town upon her recommendation. Every staff member we interacted with went above an beyond. Even our routeburn tour guide said whenever he comes to the Rees to pick people up, you always have the happiest and best staff. It was a special trip for us as we got engaged but the Rees made it that much more special. Thank you once again and we hope to be back in the winter or end of the year for another trip. We will be recommending the Rees to all our friends and family.
Yasmin and Joseph 2/21
We enjoyed our very short stay, which was cut short due to family matters, your staff looked after us so well and were a great help with our situation and did so much to help us
Thank you very much again
We will be back
Clive and Trish Snell 2/21
Thank you. It was a fabulous stay ... your hotel and staff are exceptional.
Cheers - Leslie 2/21
Thanks for the great stay recently. By far the best accommodation and service we encountered on our recent trip.
Ray Meyer 2/21
Dear Malintha and Fiona
Thank you for your email. I do have one complaint, and that is I wish I could have stayed longer.
Your staff right from the reception, to the restaurant and of course the events team with Fiona were all just lovely to deal with and very accommodating.
The room worked very well for my training and provided myself and my guest trainer with excellent accommodation. The restaurant food was lovely also. So congratulations on running such a good hospitality model when the current Covid situation makes that so much tougher.
We appreciate all you did, and similarly please keep my company in mind should any of your owners look to sell their units. I am one of the owners of Harcourts Otago so our teams across Queenstown, Wanaka and further would love to help any clients with Rees buying or selling requirements.
Richard Stringer 1/21
Dunedin & Balclutha Manager & Auctioneer
Business Owner & Director
Highland Real Estate Group Limited
We all really enjoyed our time at the Rees and would highly recommend your accommodation and amenities.
Lesley Ushaw NZROT 1/21
We had a very enjoyable stay .The staff are very pleasant helpful happy My husband and I had done a three week road trip around the South Island the Rees was one of our favourite stays . We are going to return February. Many thanks
Regards Judi Lee 1/21
Good afternoon Fiona,
Charlie and I had a grand time at the Culinary Series with Rippon Wines. I found the evening particularly enjoyable with a smaller and more manageable crowd. Alas many of us have reached the age where our hearing isn't what it used to be OR it is augmented so that "harsh sounds" like glasses clinking or cutlery hitting plates or high tones seem exaggerated. That's age, and I'm not complaining. I am simply complimenting you for enabling us to hear all the wonderful information about the food and wines to be heard.
Nick and Leslie are excellent ambassadors for his family's wines — informative yet casual and educational.
Thank you, and we'll happily await more information on your May culinary series.
Madelyn Zoi 1/21
I did enjoy my stay and Will be returning soon, thanks.
Remember marking the Quartz Reef on the minibar form.
Please Charge the amount on my cc in your files immediately.
To all the staff at Rees Hotel,
Our stay with you was great and the staff AMAZING treated us like we were special VIP everytime :). We loved staying with you and you can be sure we will be recommending all our friends and family to book their stay in Queenstown with you. We would both again like to thank you so much for a wonderful stay. Hope to see you all soon. :)
Thank you again
Stay safe all of you :)
Very kind regards
Georgina and Idris Jones 1/21
Our stay was impeccable as always. We know itâ€™s been a really tough year for you (and possibly still is) but this was in no way reflected in the service and staff who were delightful, polished and professional.
Thank you, and weâ€™ll be back again soon.
Mo and I loved our stay and want to send appreciation for the impeccable service we received from Jimmy!
Dale Field 1/21
Lovely to hear from you regarding our recent stay.
Our friends had recommended the Rees to us and we were not disappointed.
We found the staff very attentive and the attention to detail in our room was excellent.
We did take advantage of the recent decrease in your room tariff, this certainly helped in the booking choice of our hotel.
We hope that when we next visit Queenstown we may be able to enjoy the Rees hospitality yet again.
We only had one request and that is having a flat white and decaf Americano coffee with breakfast would be a welcome addition. ðŸ˜Š
Many thanks for the lovely experience.
International Student Welfare Manager
Thank you for the amazing stay we didnt want to leave.
Everything was great 10/10z
Will surely recommend Rees to anyone will put up review on tripadvisor.
Thanks for your follow up.
We had a lovely time at the Rees and appreciated the high sanded of service and friendliness from all concerned.
We look forward to returning soon.
Peter Gibson, 12/20
Dynasty Family Office
Thank you we really enjoyed our stay at The Rees. All your staff were very friendly and helpful, and the room was fabulous.
The only feedback we have is that the bed was very soft..to the point it was a little uncomfortable to sleep on.
Otherwise a great place to stay. We will let others know for sure.
Thank you so much for your message.
My stay at the Rees was absolutely perfect. What a wonderful hotel in a stunning location.
The restaurant dinner was also out of this world - the deer milk creme brulee is unforgettable.
Thank you to everyone involved for making my stay so wonderful.
Dear Mark and Team!
Thank you so much for two fabulous nights at The Rees. It was wonderful to have a first hand experience of both your dining and accommodation after many long years. The meal was outstanding – such an innovative chef and I loved his interaction with us all. Clearly very passionate and well deserved accolades he’s received wining the Australasia award. The accommodation was great too – the rooms are looking spic and span and it is amazing how well the quality craftsmanship of the woodwork really elevates the apartments. Love the touches of fresh milk in a glass bottle, the amenity treats on arrival and outstanding service from the staff at every turn. Thanks Alex – all ticks from my side!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and here’s to a much brighter 2021 for us all!
Ngā mihi nui
You beat me to it, I was going to email you this morning and say thank you so much for a wonderful stay at the Rees!
What a beautiful hotel. Both nights were great, but my room on the Friday night was even more stunning (7112) - I loved it so much I ended up just getting room service, relaxing and enjoying the views, and that fantastic spa bath. The staff were all exceptional too.
I had such a special time on the Hollyford, it's absolutely magical and I feel truly privileged to have experienced it.
Thanks again for having me. Have a great Christmas break (if you manage to get one!)
Just touching base to see how you are going and to wish you a Merry Christmas and definitely a better 2021!! We are pleased to see that Jacinta is thinking of opening up to Australia and would hope to include NZ on our travels next year.
Every one of our friends still talks about the amazing 60th I had – I don’t know how we can ever top that!!!!!!
Hopefully you may remember who we are and the wonderful effort you went to for us.
Keep safe and keep your borders open – job well done NZ
Baden and Jenny Green 12/20
We had a wonderful stay at The Rees and will definitely recommend it to others.
I was wondering if a pair of glasses was found in the room we stayed in. We seemed to have missed placed them and thought we might have left them in the room. We stayed in room 6102. Has anything been handed in?
Thanks for your help.
Hi Fiona and Roman
Jeremy and I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to both of us for helping us make our wedding day so very special. We couldn't have done it without all your help and advice over the last few months.
Roman - thanks for being the one to introduce us to this vision of having our wedding here at The Rees. We loved how welcome you made us feel when talking to us. And the fact that Shantel's your cousin and you also knew my BFF Renate made it feel like there was a very special connection for me with this place from the start. Sorry we didn't really see you around much during the week, but I hope to someday run into you at some other happy occasion again.
Fiona - it truly felt like nothing was impossible for us with the wedding while we were in your hands. We couldn't have asked for a more lovely, cheerful and warm helper - and there were so many times you went above and beyond the call of duty. We also do apologise if a couple of the guests got a bit obnoxious after a few wines on the night though...I could see you were very patient with them. Personally I would love to one day be as physically strong as you and be able to lift heavy boxes of wine like they were nothing...!
All in all, we had a wonderful time and would be happy to recommend The Rees as a great wedding (and other event) venue in future.
All our thanks
Karen & Jeremy 11/20
P/S: We also just wanted to pass on that so many of our guests complimented the food very highly. They particularly loved the scallop dish, saying the flavours were perfect. The mains and dessert also received high praise. And of course, all the wait staff were lovely.
Thank for your email. We enjoyed our stay and stunning location. On our last day after our morning walk we sat on your jetty. Are you allowed to serve food and drinks there as I thought it might be something you could offer your guests at a price
Please pass on our thanks to Lauren for her hospitality and service. I have stayed at a number of properties throughout New Zealand over the past 12 months, for both business and pleasure. Her service was definitely the best I have received over this time and possibly the best I have every received.
This type of service needs to be celebrated and highlighted as the main reason why will will most probably look to stay with The Rees again when we next return to Queenstown.
Many thanks again for a memorable experience to celebrate our wedding anniversary.
Kyle McElwain 11/20
Just like to thank the staff at The Rees for making our stay very pleasant enjoyed every moment. On our arrival we were impressed with front of house staff. The room we had came up to our expectations, it was great to have a private balcony with a view. Our dinner and breakfast were amazing and the service from staff was excellent and of a high standard. Would like to make a special mention of Kathrine and Bea, who were so friendly and accommodating.
Should we come to Queenstown again, would definitely stay and The Rees.
Would recommend The Rees without hesitation.
Karen & Colin Tomlin 11/20
We have nothing but praise for our experience at The Rees. After abandoning our original hotel after only one night, we popped in to The Rees to see
what was on offer. From the very start, Fenna took over. She took the time to show us several options, offered us free breakfasts and made sure our stay would be a peaceful and relaxing one, after our previous hotel. She had the knack of making us feel we were her only guests - obviously not the case! We also found out over the course of our stay, this is a team dynamic prevalent throughout the entire staff. Not easy to achieve!!
The next day, Fenna was responsible for organising complementary drinks at our vineyard lunch through a friend. Above and beyond!
We travel a lot and widely, and have family in Queenstown so have experienced a wide range of hotels. Through Fenna and the team we have never felt more looked after.
It is people on the team like her, that will not only ensure we are assured repeat clients, but also Rees advocates to our associates and friends.
Hi Rees team, Mine and Jenny’s recent trip to Queenstown and our stay at your hotel was very nice. Your whole team made us feel very special and important for the time we spent with you. For that I thank you very much.
Regards Charles Law. 10/20
We stayed recently. I have never been inspired to email a review about a hotel before. Our experience at the Rees was really truly lovely. Our Executive two bedroom two bathroom apartment was beautiful and spacious with such wide views it had us all saying “wow” when
we arrived. But it was the genuinely friendly employees at the Rees that I loved the most.
Everyone took time to say hello. Jimmy was a standout. His personal attention to details made our stay truly memorable. I can’t wait to come back.
Cathy Knight 10/20
Thanks Arun we had a Great stay see you again.
Cheers Brent. 10/20
As if you guys couldn’t get any more amazing Thank you!!
Please give a huge thanks, from me, to your team for the help and support for the wine tasting we had it was truely outstanding!!
Matt Barbour 10/20
Winemaker | Mountford Estate
Hi Fiona and Roman!
A very big THANK YOU to you both and the wider Rees Team for all of your work behind the scenes to accommodate our group booking last week. We absolutely loved coming back to The Rees, it really does feel like coming home!
Thanks for sending that invoice through – we have sent it onto accounts to be paid so please do let me know if there are any delays.
Again, please pass on my thanks to the wider team (Lauren, Alex etc) for their outstanding service and hospitality.
Hopefully we see you all again sooner rather than later!
We had a lovely stay thank you! Had really hoped to have the complimentary room upgrade but our room was still lovely and clean.
I would like to say how lovely and friendly your staff were! They were absolutely faultless!!!
In particular Austin, Jimmi and Danielle and the house keeping staff.
The shuttle service is great.
The only negatives were the bed itself wasn’t the most comfortable and not good at limiting partner disturbance, if one rolled over the whole bed felt like it was rocking. We stayed in room 307-2 and every morning at around 5 or 6 am there would be a series of beeping that would last 5-10 minutes and woke me. The first morning I got up to try and find the source but wasn’t able to – I didn’t try the remaining three mornings as Daryll managed to sleep
through it and me hunting around was likely to wake him so I let him sleep. It sounded as though it was perhaps in the foyer area but I’m not sure.
Thanks again for a lovely stay, you really do have exceptional, helpful staff.
Casey Walker 10/20
Can I just thank you all for a wonderful weekend in Queenstown!
Dave and I had the most enjoyable stay - totally blown over by the quality of service received from the Rees staff, and an amazing dinner with you both.
The wines were just delicious and a wonderful match with the food menu. And of course, your company was most enjoyable - it’s lovely to be around such passionate, driven people.
Thank you all so much again and wish you all the best with your future endeavours. If you’re ever up our way again, please get in touch so we can at least return the favour in some way!
Hope you enjoyed your Sunday on the Earnslaw.
Susie & Dave 10/20
A Fantastic team that you have at the hotel.
Yesterdays lunch was excellent with everything running smoothly. Food & wine match - well what can we say but “Sensational”
The Rees has been the perfect place to kick off "bespokenz first long weekend away.All round Mark I would certainly rate our experience the best that we have enjoyed in New Zealand for many years…world class.
Lance Green 9/20
GLOBAL TRAVELLER : OWNER
Hi there, just wanted to say thank you again for such a wonderful stay. Our group of 18 couldn’t speak highly enough of the hotel and service that we were provided with during our time in Queenstown. It made for a very memorable and much enjoyed birthday get-together.
The special touches during our stay were hugely appreciated and we will definitely recommend The Rees to family and friends visiting Queenstown in the future.
Ngā mihi nui
Haley Coe (on behalf of the Coe and Excell families)
Haley Coe 9/20
The Halo Effect Ltd
Great experience with super friendly and professional staff in every step of the process.
Your team could not do enough for us in our short one night unexpected, flight cancelled, stay.
We will spread the word.
It was our first time staying at The Rees and we were impressed. Our room was very nice and clean. All staff we encountered were helpful and friendly.
We will stay again sometime and recommend to friends and family.
Jan and John Leslie 9/20
Thank you to you and the wonderful Team at The Rees Hotel! Our Guests had a wonderful time and we are very grateful to The Rees team who helped make our vacation a success. I have processed a payment to your bank account today.
Lisa TB 9/20
Hi team at The Rees, just wanted to say thank you so much for providing such a warm welcome to our family group this weekend. Arriving in Queenstown and seeing the lovely gift of the children’s book, donation, sweets and card in our room really made the start of our trip so special, and we are looking forward a great stay. We are all having a wonderful time so far.
Thank you again
Haley and Grant Coe 9/20
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Rees and would definitely stay with you again. From the moment we arrived to our departure the staff were 100% accommodating, nothing was too much trouble and very friendly. Jimmy, Austin just delightful, to name but a couple.
The dining room staff more than obligation. Our only small hiccup overcome very quickly when we discovered we had twin beds. The whole establishment impeccably clean and an absolute pleasure and treat to experience The Rees hospitality.
Many thanks to you all and keep up the great work.
Sue Randall 9/20
Hi Fiona and Roman,
it was a pleasure staying at The Rees, we felt very much spoiled and we thank you for your great hospitality.
I will gladly keep your contact handy for possible future events.
Yes we had a pleasant stay.
Only thing in disappointment was the dinner & desert portions sizes at the restaurant were very under whelming,
Im happy to stay again but eat else where.
Chris Dinan 9/20
We had a wonderful stay, thanks.
I dealt with Austin before arriving as we wanted an Executive Lake View One Bedroom Apartment with a bathtub. He was great. We had room 601, which was lovely. The service we received from everyone was terrific. The shuttle service was on time and very
comfortable. And for my birthday, I was grateful for the chocolate. All in all, a great stay.
Please pass on our thanks to all the staff.
Joan Allin 9/20
Good Morning Adithya
We had a wonderful stay at the Rees and wish to pass on our thanks to all of the staff including reception, restaurant and house services who were friendly and welcoming.
A special thanks to Roman who took the time to answer my accommodation queries and arranged an amazing room for us! We were stunned by the views and appreciated the quality and spaciousness.
Tracey, Wayne and family 9/20
We had a lovey stay thank you, just too short! I may have left a cream nighty in our room, 7102. Can you please check for me.
Georgie Kirkcaldie Inglis
Wow what fabulous service!
Thank you indeed
Ngā mihi nui
Kim Lynch 9/20
We had a fantastic stay at your property, and will certainly return and recommend to our friends. Your shuttle service was a great asset and all the staff were so very helpful.
After leaving to go to Wanaka for a few days we wish we had stayed longer to be honest.
We absolutely loved our stay your staff are extremely accommodating.
Every part of the hotel we went to was extremely clean this would be the cleanest hotel I have ever stayed at and staff that are so helpful.
Sorry I don’t have Facebook or Instagram.
The only negative was the bed once they where together one was slightly higher than the other and mattress where different in softness.
We will definitely be back to stay at The Rees next time we are in Queenstown and will also recommend freinds and family.
Thank you very much for an awesome stay with amazing views.
Janina & Tony Wootton 9/20
Thanks for the lovely room with a bathtub and for the chocolate for my birthday. We’re really enjoying our stay.
Thank you for your email. We absolutely loved our time in Queenstown celebrating my daughter’s birthday. Your facility is beautiful and your staff are friendly and helpful.
There is only one small ‘whinge’ from me – and that is I felt I could have been upgraded to the suite with bath without additional charge, as the hotel was not full. Having said that I appreciate how tough it has been in Queenstown during all the Covid nonsense, so I guess
every little bit helps.
We have sons in Australia counting down the days until they can come home to visit. We will definitely be back to stay with you again in the future ��
Sue Kuiti 9/20
My family and I wanted to say a very big thank you to all the lovely staff at the Rees Hotel.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the hospitality of all the staff to make this a special trip .
We were wowed from the moment we walked into the Hotel and then again when we got to our room and saw the view.
Thank you for the lovely birthday card and sweets, a lovely touch. Everyone was so genuinely friendly and helpful.
I had a lot of special moments over the 5 days and feel this birthday celebration was one of my best yet. Ill especially remember the lovely glass of Pinot Gris recommended to me as I sat reading The Whakatipians, admiring the view.
Wishing you and your staff all the best and hope we get to see you again soon
It was great!
Thanks your team has been great and very helpful especially Lauren. She had given us a guided tour of the place and room set up and tips about the area. We will love to stay again in the future.
I will let you know if we have any friends or family coming down to stay with you.
Your hotel is a lovely venue.
The best thing would absolutely be the person who checked me in and took me to my room.
He was so helpful.
But your ‘star’ staff member is the wonderful young English (blonde) lass who is just the warmest hotel employees I’ve met for some time.
Trevor Slater 10/20
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Rees and we look forward to returning
soon. We will also recommend The Rees to friends.
I would particularly like to commend Mu who provided excellent services in your restaurant.
Lisa Jacobs 10/20
Our stay at the Rees Queenstown was fabulous. Your apartment was as I expected it to be.
Location is great and not to mention staff were super friendly and very welcoming.
Your 5 star rating lived up to your name. I will write a trip advisor review as well.
One improvement I would suggest is housekeeping just needs a good overall clean as desks and side table were a little dusty when we arrived.
Concierge service from before we arrived was excellent it was so easy to use hotel concierge service to book activities for our family to do.
Thank you we hope to see you again.
Thanks again to you and the team for another outstanding stay with great service! We really do love coming to The Rees, it feels like we are coming home!
Hope the rest of the stay went well for the team – anything else you need do let me know.
Just a quick note to say our accountant (John Nana) and family who stayed at The Rees recently contacted me to say they thoroughly enjoyed their stay and could not fault The Rees.
Loved the location, complex, attentive and polite staff and the shuttle bus as a bonus. John made special mention of you Roman helping make their special birthday weekend celebration most enjoyable.
Jill Jones 10/20
We really enjoyed our stay at The Rees in Queenstown, the apartment was amazing and the service excellent. Will definitely recommend it to friends
and hope to return someday.
Regards Christine George 10/20
Thanks to the Team at Rees,
We had an awesome stay and your Team did a wonderful job looking after us! We will recommend you in the future!
Dave Morgan 10/20
CF Reese Plumbing
Thanks so much for our wonderful stay at the Rees, everything was just superb.
We already recommended the Rees to some very close friends whom I understand have made
a confirmed booking.
Chris and Victoria Penney with their lovely daughters Lottie and Lauren are staying with you (some dates) between Xmas and New Year I understand.
A welcome bottle of the Rippon Riesling in their room would be a lovely touch much appreciated, thank you
Ralph Hill 10/20
Director Loft Homes and Garages & Build Smart Group Limited
I had friends staying at the Rees last week and felt I had to let you know they had nothing but praise to say.
These friends are quite well travelled and did not know we have an interest in the Rees.
Their comment was...they couldn’t fault the place.So a pat on the back to you and your staff.
Appreciate it’s still difficult times for you all but here’s hoping the worst is behind you all.
Isobel Singleton 10/20