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!

Jan Roberts




I thought is was a fantastic hotel and room in the perfect location. 

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. 

It was perfect.  





Thank you for your email. 

I must say that our stay at The Rees was really great! In fact, it's the best stay we had in NZ (very much like home)


- 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.







Good morning


We certainly enjoyed our return visit to the Rees.  


The standard of service continues over many years – that’s always very welcome.


The room is exceptionally clean – and very comfortable.


All the staff are friendly and lovely – but we were particularly supported by Mia, Nordin and Eveline.


We look forward to visiting again.

Kind regards

David and Anne-Marie Hunter



Greetings team, 


Just 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.


Look forward to seeing you all again


Louis and Elaine




Confidently you are the best hotel in the world.

Rashid A



Enjoyed our stay last year so much we recommended our daughter and husband to stay with you at end of September!

Look after them please!! Larissa and Mark Raymer


Alan Rosendahl




My Warmest Congratulations to the Ree's Hotel in winning this Prestigious Award. I have no doubt it is well deserved. Having  previously actively worked in the NZ High End Inbound Tourism Market for just over 20 years. I have always regarded the Rees Hotel as one of a small group of accommodation properties in New Zealand that can genuinely claim 5 Star Status and offer True Luxury to discerning overseas and local  Guests who want to experience the Best in terms of comfort  quality and  5 Star service.

Kind Regards,

Guy King





Hi Heidi,


Thank you.  We had a lovely event, the guests really seemed to enjoy themselves, and we got a good number of visits out to The Shed as a result.  Which is great!  Thank you for all of your work leading up to the event.  Hopefully we can meet in person next time I’m down. 


I’ve submitted the invoice for payment, I will let you know if I need anything else from you for this. 





Jess Ferrentino

Brand Home Coordinator

Cloudy Bay


Thank you very much.  Your hotel was so beautiful, and I am grateful to the staff for their kindness to my son when he returned alone for the second night to collect our bags and check out.


Kind regards,







Our stay at the Rees was amazing! 


All the staff were so polite and helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. 


Thank you so much! 








Good morning Lara


Me and the team had a wonderful stay at the Rees – thank you to you and all the team – you are just amazing.


That fee is fine to proceed on my visa card – please process.


Please send through final statement when available so I can add to my visa reconciliation.


Again, many thanks to you and the team at the Rees.


We will definitely be back.


Have a lovely day.


Ngā mihi | Kind regards,

Michelle Harris  

Executive Assistant to Fraser Wyllie






I followed up with my clients following their return from Queenstown and below is their feedback I wanted to share with you:


The Rees - amazing! We LOVED our stay here! It was so luxurious, clean, beautiful spot. The staff were AMAZING they were all so lovely and went out of their way to help us at any opportunity. They had a free shuttle service to and from town which we utilised also.

While we were at the Rees they helped us to book a heli tour with Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters. It was excellent! We absolutely loved this tour. It was great to get up into the snow and to see Queenstown from another angle!


Thank you for your helpful assistance, until next time!







 To: The Rees hotel

Dear All:

The purpose of this email is to let you know how satisfied we were with our stay at your hotel.

The staff delivered a high-quality service while also being incredibly helpful and respectful. 

When I visit New Zealand again, I'm confident your hotel would be our first choice. I would absolutely recommend your hotel to my friends. 

We appreciate everything you did to make our time at your hotel fantastic, and we wish you nothing but the best.

Best regards,

Rashid Alnaqbi.





We had the most amazing trip to Queenstown! The Rees Hotel was definitely a highlight of our trip! The room was incredible and the views were the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! The staff was so kind and accommodating! We loved having wine in the lobby in the evening and just spending time together. Thank you for being a huge part of making this an amazing trip for us!




The Berger Family




We had the most wonderful stay - everyone was so welcoming and helpful, and the food and beverages were outstanding. Thank you for making my birthday celebrations so memorable 


Alicia Collings7/23


Hi Roman,


It has nearly been a month since we stayed at the Rees Hotel.


I wanted to say thank you. It was nice to be greeted by you when we arrived.


The room was fabulous, the surround was great, the shuttle brilliant and the staff awesome.


If I were to visit Queenstown again, The Rees would be my choice. I have bragged about our stay.


One thing that I would mention was the breakfast music, a little more classical perhaps. The speaker, which was placed on the mantel piece for our last breakfast was far better than on top of the fridge in that corner sitting area. We liked that spot in the corner. The speaker for the three days happened to be above our heads and what was coming out of it was not pleasing....


As said in the beginning, a picturesque room, I was so content just to sit and look out. The room was perfect size and warmth.


Thank you for answering my endless questions.


Melissa Camenzuli




We LOVED our time at The Rees.  What a beautiful hotel in a beautiful area.   It was prefect for our family vacation.  We have stayed in lots of hotels over the years and yours ranks at the top.  THANK YOU!


I only have one very minor suggestion.    The keycard folder has the schedule for the town shuttle and the map does as well,  but it would be helpful to have your phone number on those documents.   We had to call from town to request a shuttle and while I obviously found the number online, having it at our fingertips would have been helpful.    But again, that is minor.


Have a blessed day!


Lynelle Wolfe





Dear Malintha,


As always, it was an absolute pleasure to stay at The Rees. We love staying here! Thank you for the gift of a lovely Queenstown book and chocolates in the room. That was such a wonderful surprise.


All the staff at The Rees are terrific, but may we say a special thank you to the breakfast service team. They are outstanding!


We hope to be back again soon.


Best wishes,


Ruth Edwards




Hi Mark,


Sorry if my called disturbed you whilst you’re in Europe. I wanted to just say a huge thanks for putting me up for the weekend here in Queenstown. The weather was incredible for the most part, allowing me to get a couple of great days of skiing in sunshine.


The property was excellent, super comfortable and all of your staff were very friendly and attentive, Jimmy on the front desk was great. I have no hesitation in recommending your facilities to our clients.


Please feel free to reach out when you’re next in Australia, Todd and would be very happy to catch up with you.




John Balloch | Chief Partnership Officer Global Air & GDS




Hi my friend

You may have to do an audit of the wine cellar

Thank you so much for your generosity - loved the property and the staff and did I mention the coffee.

Only thing missing was you.

Hope you have had a fabulous vacation.

Till next time x


Hi Management,


We had the BEST time at your hotel. There we two people that really stood out for us during our stay and we genuinely loved the interactions we had with these two people.


Kathryn. She was hands down the best hospo staff member I have ever had the pleasure to encounter. She had Emma and I laughing whist at the same time providing the best service you could imagine. She is a bloody legend. Thank you for employing people as amazing as Kathryn.


Ashish. He was very new to the team but I really loved his dedication and his commitment to providing the first class experience to everyone he served. His skills are exceptional.


Thank you again and please pass on my gratitude to these two legends.




Tom Cavanagh




Hi there,


I recently stayed at your hotel a couple of days ago, and I just wanted to drop a quick email to say how much I enjoyed my stay and the amenities provided.


I was wondering if you could let me know the brand of the haircare products you use. I've been on the lookout for haircare items that suit me perfectly, and your shampoo and conditioner were just spot on!







Hi Malintha,


I have to say, we enjoyed our short 4-night stay a lot in your hotel. I love the historical aspect within the reception and waiting area, the book on Rees was interesting and the photos/paintings are nice touches. The view from our room was just awesome. The room itself had everything we needed and was very comfortable.

We had a couple of issues whilst in the hotel, the first day we arrived the Wifi didn't work, and 'Jimmy' and a maintenance guy tried to resolve it to no avail, however, the next day the IT guy resolved the issue.
We also had a problem with our gas fire where it would come on and then turn off after a few seconds, Jimmy came and resolved it that night but the same thing happened the next day, I reported the problem and the maintenance guy fixed it that day whilst we were out on a trip.
I understand in life that things happen, and nothing is perfect, but it is what is done to resolve the issues that make a difference your team and particularly 'Jimmy' were very helpful and didn't give up until the issue was resolved, that is good customer service.


The tour desk guy was also very helpful to arrange our trips, Jimmy also assisted us one evening when the tour desk was busy.


All of the shuttle bus staff were friendly and helpful, chatty, especially a young guy from the Netherlands, I forgot his name.


The housekeeping staff did their jobs well, rooms were cleaned well.
Note- The vending machine on the level 3 car park area didn't work and ate some of our money, but one of your reception staff handled it quickly and gave us back the lost coins and said he would report the issue, the next day I saw someone attending to it, which was great.


We will definitely recommend your hotel to others and we will definitely book up again ourselves for another stay at some point in the future.


Please thank your staff for making a stay a memoriable one.


Thank you.


Neil & Imy Cass




Hi Heidi


Thank you for your help making it a successful event.


I have passed on the invoice to our Accounts team for payment.


Many thanks



Sheryl Hinde 
Senior Executive Support
Lane Neave


Hi and thank you all so much again for your kindness, understanding and exceptional customer service throughout our recent and very last minute stay at the very lovely Rees hotel! 

Caroline and the Duty Manager on Monday evening 26/6, I apologise for not remembering his name, were especially outstanding. 

Do you mind emailing me a copy/receipt for our stay with you please (check in Monday 26/6, checkout Sunday 2/7) for follow up with our travel agent.

Thank you so much again.

Kind Regards




I stayed at The Rees Hotel in Queenstown on holiday recently, and I can’t say enough great things about it! I did lots of research when selecting my Queenstown hotel, and The Rees Hotel did not disappoint!

The rooms are very spacious and have wonderful views of the lake. Even the non-lake view room I booked still had a beautiful partial view of the lake.

The bathroom was large and clean, and the room was designed to give scenic views from all angles.

The food at the restaurant was wonderful. My cheese plate was my most favorite meal all trip!

And the service was amazing. The employees were friendly, kind, and actually went way out of their way to make my stay as good as possible.

The walking path into town was convenient and beautiful as well.

I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Well done Rees!!


Jennier P

Google Review




Dear Malintha,


Thank you for your email.


I would like to drop a note to say that my family and I had a most enjoyable and memorable stay at The Rees earlier this week. Our room was beautiful, clean, and comfortable. The lake view was breathtaking and the fireplace made our room so toasty and inviting. Four nights flew by and we already can’t wait to come back to Queenstown and The Rees! 


Special shoutout to service staff Kathryn at the hotel restaurant. We see her almost every morning during our stay and she has the sweetest smiles and it’s just lovely to start our day seeing her. Also, she has a great memory and remembered our room number and coffee and egg preferences since the first morning. What a gem!


The other staff at the restaurant, Concierge (including Tai who checked us in), hotel shuttle bus whom we had the pleasure of meeting, all were professional, friendly and a pure delight! Overall, this hotel is gold star and we will definitely come back to stay here when we visit Queenstown again. 



Best regards,

Wee Leng LIM





Good morning, 


Thank you so much for having us, your hotel is amazing! 


The standard at the Rees is outstanding, we’ve stayed at many five star hotels and The Rees tops the list by far. From the immaculate cleanliness and comfort of the apartment, to the outstanding service from all your staff. Felt like a home away from home. I will definitely recommend this wonderful hotel to my family and friends. 


Can’t wait for our next trip to Queenstown, we’ll be back at The Rees. 


Kind regards,

Vanessa Badrak



Hi Lauren


Sorry we had to run, haven’t had a chance to say goodbye as you were helping someone.

Thank you so much for all your help with everything to you and the team, we had such a Wonderful stay at your gorgeous hotel:) can’t wait to be back :) till next time :)


Kind Regards

Alexandra x



Dear Jimmy


Thank you for your amazing customer service. It has made our stressful day much better. We have received the cancellation letter for our insurance company as requested. We are looking forward to checking in tomorrow morning.


Kind Regards

Kerry-Anne Bansi




Dear Malintha

thank you for your email. The Rees Hotel is an exceptional property, the staff were extremely accommodating, the rooms perfectly cleaned and a very comfortable temperature, very spacious and super clean

we would definitely recommend this property and the shuttle was invaluable back from dinner each evening.

thank you

Kathy Davies




We enjoyed our stay very much and look forward to another visit early next year.




Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner selections. World class chef.!! Hidden away in Queenstown- would fit in with any international restaurant/ hotel. Many thanks, we did not anticipate the quality. Clyde and Leslie Browne. 



Thank you Mark. You have a lovely hotel! I hope to send clients to you soon! Linda


Linda Welch
Luxury Destination & Honeymoon Specialist, Blue Ash Travel LLC





Thank you for the wonderful stay we had at your hotel.  I was super impressed and will use it when I have clients coming.  The shuttle service is so good since you are a bit further out.


The restaurant and food were incredible.  We absolutely loved dining in the lobby and just having a casual chat.  The chef had some wonderful dishes for our group dinner, prepared and served perfectly.  My son is a chef so I know how difficult it is to get everything ready and out in a timely manner.  Please thank all the kitchen staff for their hard work as well.


If I have a large family traveling, I will highly recommend the villas, those were incredible and perfect for a family or group of friends.


Also, thanks for sending all of this info for me to keep on file. 


I truly enjoyed your property and my stay in Queenstown, I could move there!


Thank you again!


Lucy Nelson

Simply Travel/Dreaming DragonFly Travel

Travel Consultant

Group, Meeting and Incentive Planner



Kia Ora Mark,


So wonderful to see you and stay at The Rees for two nights. Such a lovely property. 


Please let me know if you make it New York way. I always love a good catch up.


Thanks for the facts and photos. I will be putting them to use. 




Lisa Rossmeissl/Owner

Boomerang Escapes, LLC



Hi Heidi and Roman,

Thank you so much for taking care of myself and partner at The Rees over the long weekend.

The service from staff and upgrade to our room was lovely, we really appreciated it.


See you guys again in a couple of months for Audi ice experience xx


Nataliya Ellingham

Brand Experience Specialist




Thank you. We had an excellent stay. Room gorgeous, dinner devine!

Jackie Mack




Good morning Heidi,


Your email came just before I was about to email you and say how much we all thoroughly enjoyed our experience last night. I was so impressed with how your team went above and beyond to make this dinner so memorable, I definitely noticed the thorough communication there was between the staff, with everyone appeared very well briefed, and I was really impressed with all the extra special attention to detail put in with having our logo on the menus and even printing my own one for me with my dietaries.


The service team did a wonderful job and were very attentive, they also needed limited instruction with the wines we poured and I was so grateful, really, it was fabulous. A truly top notch experience.


As always, the setting was beautiful and the food was outstanding,


Thank you, thank you, thank you!


Meg Soper


Cloudy Bay Vineyards




Just a quick note to say thank you very much again for hosting my clan when we stayed a few weeks back, really appreciate it.

The team were brilliant from the moment we arrived.

Have a good week ahead and look forward to catching up again soon.



Trent 5/23

Pacific Destinations



Absolutely fabulous evening. Outstanding food & wine. Have told all our friends about it.

Please keep us in the loop for future events



Karen 5/23



Regarding our recent stay at your hotel in room 6011, we thought the view was fantastic and the size of the apartment was good. But we also have the following comments:-

1. The bed in the master bedroom is way too soft.  No more support at all.

2. The heating in bedroom 2 didn't work

3. And when we requested one more quilt from housekeeping,  they kept bringing us the bed cover until the 3rd time they got it right.

The above shouldn't happen in a 5 star hotel. 



Kanda 5/23


Morena Heidi,

Thanks for hosting us at the Rees over the weekend. The room was perfect.

Have sent this invoice to our accounts team to be paid.

Much appreciation again and we will be in touch for future events again.


Ngā mihi,

Monette 5/23

Start Up Queenstown Lakes


May I add my thanks there too Corey!

I started my legal career in Christchurch, in the era of smoky chimneys.  Your cod cooked in red wine dish was awesome and was such a fun reference to Christchurch.

Will get to work on maple syrup for next year!! 


David 5/23

Domaine Thomson Wines


Hi All - just wanted to say a huge "thank you" to all involved in the amazing wine dinner last Friday. The food was creative, exciting and delicious - well done Corey! And great service as always - of course!

Many thanks and talk again soon!



Claudio 5/23

Domaine Thomson Wines


Hi Malintha,

I just wanted to say, the staff at the Rees were amazing. So helpful and polite. As it was my first time in NZ (and of course Queenstown) I really appreciated that they made the stay so enjoyable. I will definitely recommend your hotel to anyone I know in the future that travels to Queenstown.


Tim. 5/23


Dear Mark,

On behalf of Jane and myself, thank you so much for a truly memorable evening at the Rees on Tuesday.

Apart from breakfast years ago that is the only time I have dined in True South, and I have to say it most certainly lives up to it’s deserved reputation for excellence.

The degustation menu your chefs produced for us would hold it’s head high in any fine-dining establishment anywhere in the world, and the matching wines complimented the courses perfectly.

Your staff were absolutely lovely. In all, a wonderful evening,

Thanks again and catch up soon,




Chris Ireland /23


Pan Pacific Travel Group


We absolutely loved everything about the Rees Hotel.

From the simply stunning apartment, to the shuttle service & the wonderful staff.

It was our pleasure and I will be sure to spread the word about the exceptional service and location of your beautiful hotel.

Look forward to another break in Queenstown soon.


Kind regards,

Penny Martin 5/23


The hotel was comfortable and the staff were all very helpful and pleasant. I enjoyed the restaurant food. The only suggestion I have is that you add some type of shelving to the hallway bathroom. I had to move a chair into the room so that I would have a place to put my toiletries.


Thank you for making our visit to NZ so pleasant!

Barbara Wells 5/23



just a quick note to say thank you so much for the room on Saturday night. It was a fabulous room and your staff were all amazing. I know Helen really enjoyed it especially the quick access to a lakeside walk. I will be sure to recommend and or return there should I come back to Queenstown.


kind regards


Taieri LEC Secretary 5/23


Good morning

Thank you for reaching out.  We had a wonderful stay at your hotel.

The only feedback is regarding limited dietary choices in the restaurant.  Being gluten and dairy free we were a bit disappointed in the choices available.

When the restaurant was booked out we looked at room service, however there was nothing available so we were forced to eat out and after a long day touring we preferred not to.

The coffees in the reception area were excellent and the staff very accommodating.

We will need to consider a room with kitchen facilities in the future, however when on holiday we prefer not to cook.

Overall though we were happy with our stay.


Kind regards

Ric Pafumi 5/23


Hi Malintha,

Thank you, it is always wonderful to stay at The Rees. All of the staff are so friendly and helpful.


Warm Regards,

Isobella 5/23


Our stay was perfect.

You were all kind and accommodating especially with my mother who was in a wheelchair - she had never been out of Australia, so this trip is very special

Our own tour company cancelled our scenic flight due to bad weather - your amazing concierge worked out the smaller planes had the weather impact but by moving us to a slightly bigger plane we still got our flight - it was spectacular (perhaps Lauren)

And another concierge sorted us on to a jet boat cruise picked up from the jetty and booked it with and hours’ notice (perhaps raj)

The coffee at reception was just awesome and convenient and we used our chunky cups as keep sakes. You are all so sustainably minded here.

We didn’t need a full clean every day, but emptying bins was needed especially for my mums personal items. Nothing was ever a problem even found us a shower chair.

What I noticed most was a team spirit and willingness to work together


Thank you we will be back.

Ally 4/23


Thank you for treating our clients so well!  The attention to detail at The Rees is unmatched!



Jessica Taylor 4/23

Country Specialist

Audley Travel


Hi dear Rees management team,

It was our best enjoyed time when we stayed in your hotel. Not only your magnificent hospitality and the wonderful accommodation but also the memorable culture of the beautiful land and of course the lake.

Please keep me updated with any further events in Queenstown since we are looking forward to being back again in the near future!

By the way could you please email me my payment receipt again, thank you so much.


All the best and wishing you a very blessed future!

Liu Wen 4/23


Thank you for caring - I could not have asked for a better stay in fact we’re back in Sydney and planning another escape later this year - in fact your staff showed me room 705 which would be perfect for my whole family - were looking at dates at the moment and if you can guarantee that we could have this accommodation we will make a booking - many thanks for a wonderful stay / you’re tops


Sherry Kobylinski 4/23


Kia Ora Jimmy,

We had the best stay - the hotel was beautiful and the staff attentive.


Kind Regards

Steve 4/23


Thank you - we had an amazing time.

The Rees Hotel experience was above our expectations.

Amazing apartment (7161) and service. The courtesy bus was such a bonus which we used daily. And the views…. spectacular!!!

We will definitely be back to stay again.



Trudy Matthews 4/23


Great stay, great service, great view.



Byron Darroch 4/23


Thank you so much for always taking care of our clients so well, they always amazed about The Rees!


Anna Musgrave 4/23

Australia and Beyond


Kia Ora Malintha,

Thank you for welcoming us at the Rees. We had a great time, and everything was great.

We just realised that we might forget a paper bag with two black t-shirts from Steampunk Museum.

Would you be so kind to check for us please? We stayed at room 505 and checked out yesterday, Monday.


Thank you.

Yana 4/23


Thank you! We had a wonderful stay and appreciated everything The Rees was able to do to accommodate us during our stay.

The only feedback I would provide is to update/improve the mattresses. Our room had a traditional spring mattress and while serviceable, it could have been better. I think most people use a foam mattress now which provides slightly more support and doesn't transmit vibrations from others moving as easily as a traditional spring mattress.


Thank you,

Ben B 4/23


Good afternoon,

My wife and I, along with our friend Colin Campbell, stayed with you from the 5th to the 9th. We would just like to say that we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Your hotel is amazing, but your team are your main asset. We were exceptionally well looked after, and nothing was too much trouble. Special mention should be made in the case of Eveline, Jack, Fuka, Kathryn and Liffey. We have stayed at some of the best hotels in the world but have rarely been so well looked after.

The true star was Kathryn, my wife Amy, has complex dietary requirements and nobody has ever taken more care than Kathryn to endure they were met. She made Amy feel at ease and she was able to relax. She recommended some other restaurants in town which allowed Amy to have fish and chips (something she hasn’t been able to have for years). She is the gold standard for looking after people with food allergies and if we may be so bold, she should be training your other staff on the topic.


Thanks again for a very enjoyable stay.

Best Regards,

Daniel. 3/23

Good morning. I would like to commend the customer service offered by a Restaurant server Kathryn.

Kathryn was pleasant amicable and in view of customer service took the initiative and excelled.

Service received was wonderful and well received with regards to a Hot chocolate that I had ordered. This might jog her memory.

Simply put Kathryn is an asset for Rees Hotel.

Please change the coffee offered during breakfast service I found on both occasions for it to be tasteless and filtered coffee went out years ago.

Buffet price did not reflect the charge at all and offerings were substandard.

The only good thing about buffet breakfast offered was the service.


Best regards

Craig 3/23


Good afternoon

My wife and I recently stayed at The Rees on the above mentioned dates and were most impressed. All the staff were friendly, accommodating and professional in all their dealings with us. Our room (4122) was clean, and serviced promptly when we left. In short we had no complaints and thank you for making our stay so memorable.

On another matter, I was particularly impressed with the cleanliness of the shower glass in the bathroom (call me a neatness freak) and I wonder if you could provide me with any tips as to how housekeeping manages to maintain this quality.

Many thanks


Bryan Dickson 4/23


Many thanks for this Jimmy and much appreciated. Wanted to thank you and the team again for a wonderful and hospitable stay at the Rees. We will definitely recommend it to our family and friends.


Kind regards

Michael Ning 4/23


Thank you! We had a lovely stay.  We enjoyed both the restaurant and the informal dining in the lobby area…and breakfast was terrific.  All staff very friendly.  We appreciated the complimentary laundry service also.  We had one disappointment – we missed an amazing display of the aurora (Southern Lights) while we were there…it would be great if the hotel would alert guests when strong favorable conditions are occurring with a likely showing.  We went to bed without any idea!  (though I know it isn’t totally predictable).  We had a great time there – thank you for the hospitality. 


Regards, Tom & Allison (Reinsel) 4/23


Dining at True South was one of the best dining experiences I have had in the 3 months I have been in Queenstown.  Food was superb, wine list extensive and service faultless.

Thank you



Tina Train 4/23


Our stay was fantastic. Every aspect of the hotel is excellent including your concierge service in the lead up to our holiday. The only minor thing was that we got booked on the wrong jet boat trip but we did enjoy the kjet.

The shuttles back from town to the hotel are a little too infrequent at one an hour too.

But overall 9/10 for sure and would highly recommend you.


Melanie Ingrey 4/23


Hello Rees,

We had a lovely stay with you.

We were a bit bothered that the HVAC system in our unit was not functioning nor was the exhaust fan over the stove.  Everything else in the unit seemed to be working.

We thought you could offer more shuttle runs to and from town. Once an hour does not seem adequate especially when the hotel is near capacity. 

Special shout out to Eveline and Lauren, both of whom were extremely helpful during our stay.


Nina 4/23


Thank you for a nice stay… the room was very nice and the staff was excellent, everyone very helpful and friendly.


Lester Coggins 4/23


We picked the Rees for its luxury star rating and thought it would be well appointed and have great staff, we let you know well in advance of our requirements for massages to make it a special weekend as we were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary,  I have to say we were disappointed to find an email the day of arrival to ask did we still want massages as nothing was organised when all previous communications were you were sorting. No apologies or otherwise for not being organised or acknowledgement of our special circumstances.

We utilised the onsite restaurant for dinner and breakfast and although we enjoyed our dinner and the service was lovely it was not backed up in the morning with items cold in the full buffet and poached eggs overcooked.

Your setting is stunning the rooms clean and well decorated we loved our view from the room.

These are only small criticisms to assist ib reviewing your service and facilities.

Kind regards


Trina White 4/23


Hi hope rest of Easter has been good, just quick note to say a big thanks to all staff they where superb and I heard nothing but praise from other guests about hotel and the service, nice work.


Thanks Gary 4/23


Thx for your email, we had a great stay at the Rees and the team did a wonderful job.

By the way, we may have forgotten something in one of the downstair rooms under the bed (a small orange vacuum pump) - would you be able to check with housekeeping?


Kind rgds

Damien 4/23


Thanks for the hospitality! I wanted to shout out Caroline at the front desk. She checked me in and provided the best reception and check-in experience I’ve ever had. She was extremely kind, funny, and gave me a detailed rundown of the facilities. She was awesome.

Auston 3/23


Good Morning Mark

Oded, Principal from Wakitapu High School passed on your details to us.

I just wanted to email you with a huge 'Thank You' to you and the patrons from The Rees Hotel.,    Oded informed us of the amount raised from the school community and from The Rees Hotel - what a fantastic amount and I know it will be put to good use.

As you are aware Hawkes Bay has had significant flood damage.  Our school alone has had 4 staff members and some students who have lost their homes and all of their possessions.

It is terrible to see the devastation on the TV but these families have lived through it and are coming to terms with their loss.  We are lucky that so far our families have had no loss of life.

I am hoping that the rest of the term brings some normality to our staff and students.

I wish you well.

Nga mihi

Rob 3/23


Had an amazing time, your team is wonderful- congratulations!

Our stay was comfortable- and with an amazing location. Friendly faces greeted us everywhere.. .hope to be back soon!

Thx again


Claudia and her 4 sisters  3/23


Hi Abdon,

I could not fault any aspect of our stay. It was really lovely. Nothing was a problem.

May I please make mention of Jimmy at the concierge desk. His service was excellent. He organised our few days for us. He followed up on everything. Always with a smile.

Hopefully we’ll be back one day,

Lisa. 3/23


Good Morning Rees Hotel,

Thank you for our beautiful stay with you.

Our son and his fiancé stayed with you as well. They were married last Friday and our son dressed and left for the wedding in our room.

Everything was perfect. However we noticed on the day, we didn’t have a full length mirror which was a bit disappointing but not the end of the world.

I just thought I would bring it to you attention.

We thank you for our wonderful stay.

Kind Regards

Debbie Willett 3/23



Tina sent us a picture of the beautifully presented wine and card. We just wanted to say an extra thank you for sorting it out so efficiently and presenting it so nicely too. Tina was so pleased with her surprise wine!

Best wishes,

Polly 3/23


Thank you very much for having us stay at the Rees.

Our group had a wonderful time!

For my business expenses can a receipt please be sent through for my room and the coffee charges?


Caitlin 3/23



I enjoyed my stay.

Reception team are awesome.

Could I please have a copy of my account emailed to me?

Travis Shultz 3/23


Dear Heidi,

Our evening at The Rees was truly a delight

Thank you so much for all your help in organising such a perfect wedding dinner for Natalie & Liam.

The food was sublime.

The finishing touches of place names and individual menus was so lovely.. I so appreciate that.

The table looked so pretty. And the staff are wonderful .. it feels as if you all really enjoy what you do and the service came across as really heartfelt.

The transition from the wedding ceremony setting in the secret garden at Millbrook  to dining beside the lake at the Rees I think was a lovely contrast for guests..

so once again I thank you and appreciated every detail and all your help in adding to the magic of our beautiful event. I know Natalie was delighted.

I have a msg from True south so I will put a happy comment on the reviews. And I’ll ask my other daughter who’s an instagram queen if she has some photos to put up of our celebration at The Rees!

Very kind wishes

Belle 3/23


Kia Ora!

We really enjoyed our recent 3-night stay at the Rees.  The view from our room was fantastic and we took advantage of it by ordering a dinner and a breakfast for in-room delivery, both of which were excellent!  Your staff were super friendly, responsive and accommodating, We enjoyed the bountiful buffet breakfasts in your beautiful dining room, and really appreciated the fact that the hotel was well away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Queenstown but that a free shuttle was available to get us into town for dining, shopping, and sightseeing.  We very much appreciated being able to hire bicycles on-site, but the one less-than-perfect thing we found was that the bike seats were hard and one of the bikes had a front brake that vibrated while riding, making a sound like an alien space ship landing.  Although this was handy for alerting pedestrians (they universally turned their heads when we came up behind them!), it was a bit annoying to have to apply the brake to stop the noise and gave us the impression that the bikes could have been maintained a little better.  However, this was a minor issue compared to the convenience of being able to rent the bikes right from the hotel.

We wrote a great review of our stay at the Rees for Agoda, the travel website we booked through, so hopefully others can know what a wonderful place the Rees is to stay.  We hope to stay there again when we return to Queenstown!

Thank you for a wonderful experience!


Helmut and Christine Gieben 3/23


Just can’t say enough about how helpful the entire staff was during our stay. They functioned as a team. Lauren was especially impressive. Thanks so much.

Rick Creasy 3/23


It was great! And much more than that!!!

Thank you so much

Merav 3/23



Sorry, just noticed this feedback that I sent was still sitting in draft, was supposed to send after my stay

Hi there, here is my feedback

I stayed in room 4102, the room was really nice and well looked after, the receptionist staff were all friendly, food was lovely and amazing, the front reception staff was really talkative and polite which I loved

I had certain requirements needing extra toiletries and towels, the staff that was cleaning the room were really prompt (i asked them while they were cleaning other rooms with trollies), and a polite young man called Dushal (hope I'm spelling it right), helped me top up the room and answered the questions about the amenities and soaps, etc. He really made me feel welcome.

So did all the staff that worked at the Rees, will be coming back for sure.

Kind regards

Ayman Al-Ibousi – Director & Pharmacist of Mainstreet Group.2/23


We had a pleasant time and enjoyed the hired bikes .

Only major criticism is that the dining room is clearly too small and could not cope with the number of guests arriving for breakfast .

On each occasion we attended we were asked to return at a later time or accept a “take out “ , and when we did sit down the the place appeared disorganised, crowded and uncomfortable.This was not the fault of the staff who were clearly doing their best under very difficult conditions.

We found the breakfast experience unacceptable for a high class hotel .

Clifton Marks 3/23


Good Morning Mia,

How uplifting to read such a positive thoughtful response. Other hotels are very “mechanical” “business speak”.

Both Tony Fox and I are very comfortable with this offer so on that basis can you send me what ever you need to send me with the following included:

-              Anytime in next 12 months

-              Including breakfast for 2

-              Mr and Mrs (Renee) Dassler

-              3 nights (long weekend)

-              Lakeview Hotel Room

Let me know how you want me to pay too


Tony 3/23


Dear Malintha

Many thanks for your email.

We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Rees Hotel and were impressed by the friendliness of your staff who were always smiling and helpful.

My one criticism was the lack of space and frequency of the shuttle bus which left us relying on taxis to town and back.

This needs improvement.

I trust the above comments will help in the future planning of the business

Kind regards

Clive Blockley Rm 5041 2/23


Dear Abdon,

My brothers, my partner and I stayed at The Rees Hotel from Feb 28 – Mar 4.

We loved the property; it was beautiful.  The rooms were well equipped and lovely.  The breakfast was lovely.

I have two comments for further improvement. 

•              While I understand that personnel was limited, we checked in late on the first evening and

wanted to have dinner at The Rees.  The dining room was full, so our only option

was room service.  Upon check-in, we didn’t have an ipad in our room, so we used our brothers’ ipad

to order food.  The delay was substantial.  It took approximately one hour to get our food.  When we tried

to dial “2” to check up on our order, it was not working, so we dialed “0” to get connected. 

•              The shuttles into town were nice, but often full.  Little flexibility to easily return earlier if we were in

town and wanted to get back to the hotel.  Took a great deal of planning and estimating which was somewhat stressful.

We truly enjoyed our time in NZ and Queenstown.

Warm Regards,

Kim Glidden 3/23


Hey Mark,

Hope you’re well mate. Just wanted to touch base on a couple of points. Pleased to say the Rees finished as our top seller in NZ in 2022! Feedback has also been awesome, with 83% of our clients rating the hotel as ‘excellent’ and the other 17% as ‘good.’ This is the highest of all of our top selling hotels, excluding the luxury lodges, so thanks to you and your team for all your hard work and hospitality.


Audley Travel 2/23


Our stay at the Rees was excellent. The staff were very accommodating and pleasant. The room was A1.  Thank you for a lovely stay.

Al 2/23


Hello - thank you for your email. Here is some of my feedback:

* The front desk people were so helpful and friendly. There was always someone there, and they were eager to help.

* The concierge

was, when we wanted to connect with them, either gone from his desk or helping other individuals. The concierge should be trained to at least look at those waiting in line, smile, acknowledge them and say something like, “I will be with you shortly or would you like to leave your phone number for a call back?”  It was disappointing to just stand there, wait and then eventually leave, feeling unwelcome/unnoticed.

* The breakfast was nice, but the seating arrangement for it was not. For our days there, there was a 6-person table right next to the fruit buffet. That made it difficult to get food from the buffet without being right next to the others who were dining.  The fruit compote was not a good substitute for cut, fresh fruit, which we had at all of our other hotel breakfasts. The made to order eggs were great!  The toasters need to be replaced and moved. When I tried to make toast one morning another guest told me the other way that it would work is to plug, then unplug it. All while reaching over the pastries! A simple re-arrangement of 2 new toasters would take care of this.

* Complimentary waters in the suites would have been nice.  The French press coffee was great!

* Our room was immaculate and housekeeping accommodated our schedules very well.  The rooms in general were spacious, but the closets were not.

* The shuttle was easy to use and much appreciated.

* A big issue for us, and I know that this can’t be fixed, was that our view of the beautiful lake was completely obstructed by the opaque squares placed on the balcony walls. When seated, you can’t see the lake at all. I noticed that some of the balconies have these squares, while others do not. Since we were eager to sip coffee and enjoy the view of the lake, that was a big disappointment. 

* The safe is appreciated, but it was placed at a level so high that I literally could not see what we put inside of it.

So, that’s my feedback. We DID enjoy our stay at the Rees!

Valerie Doherty 2/23


We enjoyed our stay at the Rees. Very nice and comfortable place. Wish you had a pool.

Nancy and Einer Elbeck 2/23


I do have comments:

The service is outstanding! I loved ALL the staff! They look like they enjoy their jobs.  They looked after me so well and I’m not easy to please!!!

Great parking for our Tesla!

My room was perfect 6132…please put that in your notes so I get it next time.

Scott liked 6142.

Everything around your facility is beautifully maintained!

One thing that could be a major thing to fix is the large window in the dining room. I’m sure you’re aware of the defective glass which distorts that magnificent view of the mountains. What are your plans for that?

Thanks for listening…you asked for input.

Mary Gilmour 2/23

PS, we love Hiking and it would be good to offer hiking suggestions around the area. The front desk people didn’t know of where to hike.


Hello Abdon,

Thanks for the email. We enjoyed our trip to Queenstown and really enjoyed our stay at the Rees. The room was great and we felt very comfortable. The Concierge, Lauren and Fane (misspelling it) were great and helpful. Everybody was very nice and always willing to help. On our next visit we will definitely stay at the Rees.

Wanted to provide feedback on room service not as a complaint but if it helps you make any positive changes/improvements. We rented an executive suite which had a kitchen but on the vacation we did not want to cook or plunge our own coffee etc. We ordered room service multiple times but the food service could have been better in some small ways.  Few examples would have loved to have coffee in a mug/pot rather than to go cups which make it cold and honestly defeats the purpose of coffee in that beautiful room. We asked for it but were told no. The eggs were runny most of the time ( sent back once to reheat since it was very runny) even though we asked for well cooked, milk was cold even though we asked for hot. We travel a lot, these are small little things and not a big deal but small changes can make a big difference.

Overall again we loved staying at the Rees and felt very comfortable with our kids who enjoyed a lot also. We would definitely be staying at the hotel in our future visits to Queenstown. Thanks.

-Abhijat 2/23


Dear Abdon,

We had great stay at The Rees, thank you.

The views from our lakeside room were fantastic, and housekeeping do a great job of keeping rooms immaculate. We also enjoyed a lovely meal in the restaurant one evening. Your staff are very welcoming, friendly, and helpful.

4 years ago, I fell over at home in our bathroom and broke my ankle, so I am now very careful in bathrooms when away from home. The shower in our room appeared to require some form of screen, or larger curtain, as after use the area around the toilet was very wet. I found myself drying the floor on a regular basis!

Kind regards

Karen McHattie 2/23


Excellent stay & facilities & staff/service.  Minor feedback :

Restaurant a bit small so difficult to get table (the Saturday night that we arrived).

Very good shower but leaked through door, wetting floor.

Ian Ferguson 2/23


Hi there. We had a very enjoyable stay at the Rees. Thanks for taking care of us.

I accidentally left my wife’s small elastic floral bag behind in our room. Any chance it was found by the cleaners? Would it be possible to mail it back to us in Singapore?


Shawn 2/23


Dear Mia


Firstly we loved your hotel and the room, we found all the staff from the front desk , to the cleaners and  bar staff friendly and courteous.

The shuttle was fantastic, particularly with the building and parking issues in Queenstown. All the drivers were friendly and helpful. Booking was simple and very guest friendly.

We had dinner on our last night in your restaurant which was not up to the standard you would wish. We arrived Just after 8pm, we had finished our first course by 8:20pm but alas waited 40-50 minutes for our main course! At that point I counted only 6-8 other guests in the dining room .

The main course was not great to be honest , venison was served med/rare not medium and overall  the quality of the food was  only just adequate - certainly not fine dining. I raised the long wait with the Staff who were polite and explained how busy the chef was with bar snacks and room service meals !

Certainly far from a 5 star dining experience.

Perhaps more catering staff are needed ?

Yours sincerely

Dr. William Clarke 2/23


Hi there,

Thanks for your email. My feedback is that all staff was very helpful. The restaurant food was good, but lacks options. The apartment we stay had a lovely view, but it was badly maintained. Walls were scratched, carpet looked very dated and dusty and the exterior wall on the deck was all covered in mould. The sliding window joinery has not been cleaned for a long time and it was hard to open and close. For the prices we paid, we definitely expected more luxury and higher class accommodation.

Kind Regards,

Vlad 2/23



So impressive! Thank you! Best service with your hotel! The concierge has been outstanding!! I’m

Producing a travel show and will highly recommend your place!

Thank you

Marcia Kimpton 2/23



Thanks. Your team last year were terrific


David Cobcroft 2/23


Thanks – stay was A++.

Karl Dix, Jr. 2/23


Hello Abdon

Thank you for your message. We appreciate you reaching out to us.

We very much enjoyed staying at The Rees. The accommodation was excellent and the view astounding. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. It was the perfect final venue of our wonderful NZ holiday. Next time we visit Queenstown we hope we can stay there again. We’ll definitely recommend The Rees to our friends and family.

As for feedback, we are vegetarians and I follow a celiac diet so perhaps you could consider having some options for that next time you update your menu?

Warmest regards

Penelope and Gary Redfearn 2/23


Good afternoon.

Thank you for offering an opportunity to provide feedback regarding our recent stay at The Rees.

We (2 adults & 2 children) stayed at The Rees for 8 nights in December 2022.  From the moment we arrived, the staff were fantastic.  They were exceedingly helpful & friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

Our room was very comfortable and well appointed.  The view from the balcony was magnificent!

We dined at the restaurant twice - fantastic quality of food and, I felt, good value for money.  The breakfast buffet was lovely - great quality and variety of food.

The shuttle bus service into town was a God-send.  We utilised this service on a number of occasions, both during the day and in the evenings, and it made life so much more convenient and stress-free, rather than having to drive & park in town.

The location of the Rees is excellent - not so far from town that it was difficult to get there (even via a walk along the lake shore) but far out enough that it was not too crowded & busy. 

We really enjoyed our stay at The Rees.  We would definitely stay there again if (when!) we return to Queenstown, and would not hesitate to recommend it to family and friends.

Thanks again for your hospitality.


Stephen Smith.

Dr. Stephen C Smith 2/23


Hi Abdon

Thank you very much for your email, we had a wonderful stay at The Rees and it is definitely our new favourite spot in Queenstown!

Kind regards

Tania 2/23


Thank you we enjoyed our stay. You have great staff.

One thing to change though is the location of the room safe (room 1141)

I had to stand on a chair to see into it and even then, reaching to the back was most awkward.

Michael Kaltz 2/23


Kia Ora

Thank you for your email.

We had a wonderful stay at the Rees. It was our introduction to Queenstown - indeed to New Zealand as it’s our first visit.

Everything was just perfect - the room, the food, the wine but most of all the service.

Thank you for a wonderful time and if we do get the opportunity to return to NZ then we will definitely stay with you again.

Nga mihi nui

Kathy and Liam McCabe 1/23



Hi had a lovely stay.  The one thing that stood out was the bun fight at breakfast.  For the money spent the room was far too small for the number of people people pushed past tables you should not have to wait .  The dinner was excellent everything else was great .  Thank you

Julie Perfitt 2/23



Thank you - we enjoyed a lovely stay at the Rees!

My husband likely left behind his AirPods headphones - did you happen to find them in room 6071? They may have been mixed up in the bedsheets in the primary bedroom.

Catherine 2/23


Thank you, that’s great Austin.

The Gruen’s mentioned they have really enjoyed their stay so far at your property, thank you.

Cassandra Bookholder 2/23

Camelback Odessy Travel


Hi Malintha.
We had an amazing stay. Thanks. Staff were exceptional. Apartment was perfect. Dinner at the restaurant was delightful. we will definitely stay again. 
The one area for improvement is related to breakfast - the restaurant seems very small for the size of property. It was chaos every morning at breakfast buffett.

Myles Glashier 1/23


Hi The Rees Team, 
I was lucky enough to stay on Saturday night and had a wonderful time. The location of the Lakeside villa was incredible, and the property was so well appointed. I will ensure the rest of the Southern Crossings team is updated as it is a great option for our families and larger groups. 

Thanks again. 
Warmest Regards
Tania 1/23
Southern Crossings


We enjoyed our stay! Your staff was so friendly and kind. It was a huge bonus to have laundry available! We are traveling for a month and it really helped to wash a load. Thank you for thinking of us travelers!

Sandy Baumgarten 1/23

Hello Rees Hotel,
Firstly I would like to say a big “Thank You” for such a wonderful stay at the Rees Hotel we all had 16-20 December 2022.
To all of your The staff working the Front desk, your concierge drivers that shuttled people to and from the Queenstown CBD to your hotel and return, the breakfast staff and chefs.
Plus the Chefs and staff that work at True South. We had dinner 19 December and this was all truly wonderful dining experience. 
It was a good way to start our NZ trip in Queenstown at your hotel.
The Apartment room we had was clean, tidy and very comfortable and great for 4 Adults. 
Beds were comfortable and thank you to the staff the changed over a king to be 2 King Singles for our teenage kids. Much appreciated.
The breakfast options for either continental and or a Full breakfast were very good and adequate. 
The Fine Dining at True South was fabulous and a bit “Thank You” to the staff that brought in a cake for my husbands Birthday on the 19th December, we were surprised and also delighted. 
We will definitely be back again to stay at the Rees Hotel.

Thanks again for a wonderful stay.
Kind Regards
Leanne Carter 12/22


We stayed for 4 nights with our daughter and her husband. It was an excellent visit and happy to recommend. 
I needed urgent dental treatment during the visit and Ruby (?) was excellent in finding me a good dentist who sorted the problem. She was great!
A small point to note, is that when having dinner in the restaurant one evening, one of us wanted a bit more parmesan cheese on his pasta, and was told there would be an additional charge! This really is unacceptable.

With kind regards,
Maurice 1/23


Hi Abdon
Thank you for your email 
I had great time in queenstown 
The property and location is really good.
Just a few feedback
I had reported the plates in apartment is very poor quality. It has been warn badly so the coating is no longer there
When we tried to wipe it with cloth the fluff stick on Plate
Other thing is the bed is really warn a lot and feels not comfortable 
The cleaning is good but they need training to have more detials . Feels they rushed the cleaning 
Especially in the  Bathrooms 
Its great property
Great lobby ambiance 
Great coffee and cocktail

Erwin Kusuma 1/23


Hi Abdon
We had a fabulous stay at The Rees thank you.  Everything was great.  We especially loved the room and the staff were all fantastic – very professional and friendly.
Strange question but I’m just wondering what type of beds you have?  I meant to look and forgot – so comfortable!  We were in Executive Lake View room with King bed.

Many thanks.
Kristine 12/22
Kristine Phillimore | Personal Travel Advisor
NZ Travel Brokers | Auckland


My travel partner and I were extremely happy with not only the facility but the friendliness and respect of the staff. What an amazing place, within walking distance of the harbour and many restaurants and bars. We will return for sure . 

Gary McQuiggan 12/22

Good afternoon
I just wanted to say we had a wonderful time staying at The Rees - the room, food, views and the staff were all amazing! 
We will definitely be coming back again!
Thanks for making it a very enjoyable and relaxing stay.

Kind regards
Solene 1/23

Hi Abdon and thanks for the opportunity to give you feedback on our recent stay.
Firstly, your staff were all well trained, attentive and friendly. Considering the pressure they are no doubt under as you struggle to find sufficient staff, I believe you should be congratulated.
Car parking was easy.
Breakfast was difficult. I’m sure you know that your breakfast area is very small and moving 'to and fro' to the buffet was awkward.
The dinner we had in your restaurant on the Saturday night was simply outstanding - we feel it was the best meal we have had in NZ since returning from living in Singapore 4 years ago. My congratulations to the chef!
We liked the room layout, but some comments for your consideration are:
•    The mattress was pretty average considering the premium positioning of the hotel. It felt ‘cheap’
•    Surprising there was no free water given at ‘room turndown’ although we did like the chocolates
•    The TV was quite small
•    The bathroom was great but (like many many hotels) the lighting for my wife to use makeup was poor - she actually carries around a small ‘lighted’ mirror to suction cup to the bathroom mirror. This is something you could consider to add to your bathrooms
•    The shower soap bottle has a plunger to dispense the soap - this was very hard to push down and will eventually result in damage to the shelf. Perhaps ours was faulty but you could check
•    It took us a while to find the switch for the bathroom blind (it’s hidden behind the night light) - perhaps include in the room familiarisation SOP
As you can see, I like to give feedback. I hope it’s of some help. 

Best regards
Paul Carroll 1/23

Hi Malintha
All great - would have liked to have stayed longer! Staff all great and helpful - didn’t eat but drinks were good too.

Sandipin Bhowmik 1/23


We loved our stay at the Rees.  Beautiful place.


Richard O'Brien 1/23


Hi Malintha,

The apartment (and view) was excellent.  Plentiful of crockery, pots etc.  Our air-con was not working one day but was immediately fixed the following day.

I did notice that there was dishwashing liquid in our apartment but then removed during our last night’s stay.

The only negative thing I would say is that during peak times (especially 5-9pm), add extra shuttle buses to/from the city.   We had to get an Uber to return to the hotel.


Kind regards,

Lisa Lucarelli 1/23


Dear Rees

I wanted to send a message to thank all the staff who looked after my husband when he was sick over the Christmas holiday. When I left him I was upset but those who comforted me were so helpful. Not quite the dream Christmas being apart but we loved our stay. It’s our 3rd stay with the hotel and hope to be back again!


Best wishes Rachel Bell 1/23



I was recently a guest at your property in Queenstown. (the reservation was under the name of Alessandro Stefani).

I want to send a note of appreciation for one of your employees by the name of Mel.

She was particularly attentive and effective in taking care of us during our stay.

Best regards


Danilo Michelazzi 1/23


Dear Abdon:

We so much enjoyed our stay at your hotel.  It was one of the most enjoyable accommodations that we had on our trip.  Thank you for your hospitality.


David Kornhauser | Corporate Counsel | 1/23


We had a wonderful stay thank you - and have no real comments or gripes only many positive things to say! We will be back.

If I can give one small negative… the lake-side bedrooms would greatly benefit from Black out curtains as well as the blinds. The blinds let in a lot of light which is a shame as the beds are so comfy as I was looking forward to a nice long sleep.


All the best,

Emily. 1/23


Good morning

Thank you for a wonderful stay, the accommodation and setting was amazing and we had the best family time.

The rooms were nicely appointed, waking up to that view every morning was amazing (it would be handy on the sliding doors to have a black out option if you wanted to sleep a little longer. The shuttle was a great service.

Special mention to Austin (front desk) and also Kathryn (dining room) – for assistance, care and friendliness

We have some amazing photos and when I work out to tag on Insta, I will.

Again, thank you for an amazing stay


Kind Regards,

Craig Stevens CPA SSA | Director 1/23

KMS Financial Solutions Pty Ltd



We enjoyed our stay overall and the view was excellent! Very comfortable bed too , plus modern room which we prefer !

Couple of observations, we only had 1 hand for both of us which we did not like - is that your policy for a couple in the room?

No lounge table to stand coffee / tea etc or plates and my wife mentioned to vanity mirror , had to use bathroom - not ideal

Finally strange I had to pay a surcharge when paying my leaving account by a debit card not credit ?

Otherwise had a great time and would recommend you.



Clive Allerston 1/23


Hi Abdon,

We had a great time at the Rees and appreciate the upgrade to the private villa!!


Byron Christinsen 1/23



We did have a wonderful stay at the Rees.  Our check in agent was kind and knowledgeable.  Our room was clean and very nice and the view was amazing.

Our breakfasts, with the scenery, were truly unforgettable.   The food was so fresh and delicious and I particularly enjoyed the mushrooms and the stewed plums.  Please tell the chef.

The one and only thing I found troubling was the shuttle.  We took the shuttle three times and appreciated the service.  It was clean and both of the drivers we had drove carefully.  That said, on both of our return shuttle trips there was an older man who had issues with balance.  Neither driver helped him enter or leave the shuttle and he clearly needed help.  As the gentleman was seated closest to the side door, other passengers, were able to help him; it needed to be the driver.  In both cases, the drivers sat firmly in the driver seat and acted like there wasn’t a problem.  On one of the trips, the man actually took a stumble and fortunately did not hurt himself badly.  Again, the driver seemed oblivious.

I was upset both times and definitely felt there was a lack of training and the drivers needed to be opening the door and helping guests off and on the shuttle.  I hope this will be resolved before a guest is seriously injured.



Karen Snyder 1/23


Good afternoon

We checked out of room 6161 this morning after a lovely stay. My daughter has lost her green / blue headphones and is wondering if she left them in the room. They were a Christmas gift so she is quite distressed at having lost them. If you could let us know if they show up we would be very grateful.



Caroline Daffy 1/23



Was a great stay and location but some in room feedback

1. Shower stall location/plumbing was terrible. The shower water flooded out to pile around the toilet bowl and does not dry or flow away.

2. Location of toilet is directly outside shower doors which cant be used properly and its super wet

3. The aircon light is directly overhead the bed making the light shine brightly on sleeping party.

Recommend to look at a door sealant to stop the water splash or some way to allow water flow better.

For the aircon light, could consider a ledge otherwise not much choices there.

Overall still happy with our stay :) 4/5 stars!


Regards, SQ 1/23na



We had a wonderful time during our stay. Your staff and the property have made our trip the

Most memorable one. We will most definitely make this our The spot for life.

Hope you all continue to be as amazing as you all are and keep making your guest stay as happy as ours.

Thank you for every thing and have a blessed Christmas!


Suhail Sharief 12/22


Kia Ora The Rees,

It was a massive success. She is very happy. Each of you have my sincere appreciation.

Merry Christmas to you all.


Kind Regards,

Benjamin Wang 12/22


Dear Fenna

Just to send a big thank you as our jackets arrived yesterday. We appreciate very much your kindness and hope you and your staff have a Happy Christmas and a busy 2023 with lots of guests. Preferably ones that don't leave things behind!!


Best wishes

Sue and Peter Shaw 12/22



We had such a wonderful stay at your hotel in November. We were visiting on our honeymoon! From checking in to checking out everything was exceptional. We absolutely loved our room, the food & drinks, shuttle, and hotel staff.

Thank you so much for a special experience!



Taylor & Jared Silver 12/22


The wine was a wonderful birthday surprise, made even better by the wonderful folks at The Rees who bent the rules and let us eat off the True South menu in the room so Alison could partake in greater comfort. A wonderful place and we’re grateful you found it for us.


Mark Waner 12/22


Thank you for your email and I would like to give some feedback about our stay for 4 nights between Xmas and New Year.

Your staff are wonderful and I would like to compliment you all. They were all very friendly, professional and helpful and made us feel extremely welcome.

The apartment we stayed  in was very nicely appointed, very comfortable and a good size for 2 couples. Also the house keeping team did an excellent job of servicing it discreetly.

The only negative comment i would like to make is the situation of the apartment we stayed in. I was disappointed our lounge and balcony view was mainly of driveway to the  car parks and was not the beautiful uninterrupted lake views we had seen in the photographs and expected. Also Cars and rubbish trucks going up and down the driveway made it noisy when sitting outside and to access our apartment we had to walk through the car park.

Your facilities are great and we enjoyed the hospitality of your hotel but we definitely would not want to stay in apartment 4031 again.


Kind regards

Jackie Goldsbury 12/22


Dear Mark and Roman,

It was wonderful to be back at the Rees and to see both of you again, together with Micka,  Lauren, Jimmy and Austin..

I was so happy to be able to share with my sister the beautiful apt and great views with our meals on the balcony.

Appreciated very much the services of Lucille, Ruby, Emmally, Nikhil, Marty, Bill, Vashant ( sp?)  together with newbies Hazron and Adrian at True South. Do send them our warmest thanks.


All best wishes for a great summer season and a better 2023 ahead!

Vivien 12/22


Amazing location

Great coffee

Air Conditioning did not work in master bedroom.. very disappointing and was not fixed

Tech/tv is very substandard

Hard to position this as a five-star Accommodation


Alec Burger 12/22


Kia Ora

Many thanks for your follow up email. We loved our stay - perfect for our family’s needs, amazing view, superb location (nice to be close to town, but away from the noise!) & welcoming/friendly/obliging staff.

Many thanks again - we will be back!


Best wishes,

Lyndell 12/22


Thank you for wonderful stay . Each person we met so helpful, informative and welcoming . We had a great time and would love to visit in future. Meanwhile further adventures before returning to Ireland.


Thank  you.

Margot Lydon 12/22


Good Morning,

Loved our stay at the Rees.

The one area where the hotel did not meet expectations was the room service. The range was not good and the quality was poor to the point of almost inedible – particularly the pizza.

A couple of minor improvement suggestions.

The Restaurant for dinner whilst good was a little limited in options I felt.

The breakfast in the restaurant was beautiful – a little more advice on being able to get eggs cooked any way you’d like would have been better on arrival or even a card on the table with instructions.

Staff were very friendly and helped make our stay one to remember for a long time.

Have a great day.



Adam Hiscox 12/22



Hi Mark , we’ve just arrived back in Australia after spending a week at your hotel and we feel compelled to give you some positive feedback.
Everything about our stay at The Rees was outstanding but we really want to pass on our congratulations for having such a team working under you and such exceptional culture !
We shouldn’t single people out but our first contact was with Marty at the airport . He went above and beyond and every time we saw him nothing was too much trouble and young Henry behind the bar is so happy to be there and his wine knowledge is first class .
That goes for all the young Ladies working on reception too . They were all so helpful .
Honestly everyone we dealt with was amazing .
Great bar , wonderful restaurant and we loved our room .
Thanks for an incredible experience .

Chris Dittmar and Jackie Rutherford 12/22

Just that Marty was an absolute legend, early helpful in giving advice on where to go/ where to eat. A testament to your business 
Had a great stay. 

Nathaniel Mason 12/22

Hello Malintha,
Thank you for your email.  We had a great time at The Rees.  The apartment was so comfortable, spacious and clean, we really couldn’t ask for anything else.  Yet, every single employee we encountered was courteous, helpful and professional - from the front desk staff, to the restaurant or bar staff, to the concierge or the drivers, the whole team was a pleasure and terribly helpful since we are in a place that’s new to us.  We loved it there!
We are now in Mr. Cook and aren’t happy with the hotel or its  food.  We wish we were still in Queenstown.  
Thank you for such a great stay!  We hope to go back in the future to seek more adventure and ski.  

Happy holidays,
Eugenia 12/22

It was fantastic to stay at the Rees Hotel. In particular, we want to call out the friendly way in which everyone greeted us. Our arrival and the check in process was so simple and welcoming.
Please thank Henry, Edward, Ruby and Amelia (german female in the dining room on 13th Dec) who were just great through out our stay. Our wedding anniversary dinner on the 13th was made special with a lovely “congratulations” from the kitchen along with some sweets delivered to our room. So very thoughtful!!. We also made good use of the shuttle bus and the tips and suggestions on what to do or where to go were always excellent.
We will be recommending our family and friends to stay at the Rees.

Linda & Maurice Shannon 12/22

Hi Micka,
Well what delightful evening we had in your great restaurant - it was magnificent!! Every one of our members so enjoyed the dinner and the evening.
The service was as usual top class and we would like to thank all staff members for their friendly and professional service.
Having the use of the lobby with our champagne was special and enjoyed by all members.
Sorry I cannot remember their names - you will know who was working.
A big thank you to the Chefs and kitchen staff - the meal was delicious.
We would all definitely recommend dining with The Rees True South Restaurant.
Thanking you for all your help in getting the evening set up.

Kind Regards
Ella Wilson 12/22
President/Venue Coordinator
Queenstown Dinner Club

Dear Sir/Madam, 
My friend and I have just returned from a visit to New Zealand and were fortunate to finish our trip at your hotel in Queenstown. It is clear to us why you received so many allocades. 
We visited, Aukland, Rotorua, Christchurch, Greymouth, Wannaka and finally The Rees to be greeted by Jimmy whose face lit up on our arrival as though we were his first visitors ever.
It is also clear that your whole staff are very comfortable with new guests and old guests (we are octogenarians) you are definitely on my "future visits" list to Queenstown and this was my 22nd visit to you wonderful country.

Thank you. Gordon Hine, Utah. 11/22

Hi Malintha - it was a fantastic stay and facilities excellent. Staff very friendly and helpful. Meal we had in True South really good probably the best meal we had in NZ. We would definitely stay at Rees again if we have the opportunity. 

KR Sue Copple 12/22


Kia Ora Abdon Dias,

your hotel was the first of our journey and we enjoyed it very much. The room was beautiful and the dinner so delicious.

With kind regards


Margarita und Klaus Jost 11/22



Totally enjoyed our stay. Thank you for the beautifully cooked breakfast - delicious. Special thank you to Victor.


Nga mihi

Kira and Anna Vercoe


Hi Malintha,

The standout for your hotel was the staff service. Everyone I spoke to had a smile and was very courteous, so much so that they carried our bags which I wasn't expecting and would have been happy to carry myself. The gentlemen that served our food in the lobby was very polite and had a nice demeanour too.

Keep it up - give your staff an acknowledgement please for their behaviour and good manners.


Ali 12/22


Hey Roman

Funny this came through I have been meaning to get in touch and pass on some compliments

I had booked a group through to your hotel with Anzcro attached for a small conference and they absolutely loved the hotel so much they want to go back and do it there again next year

Really want to pass on a big thank you to everyone at the Rees

They raved about it so much 


Let me know


Jeremy Pourau

Travel Brokers 11/22


Taking the time out to just say how absolutely amazing The Rees was.

Rooms immaculate,  view incredible  but more so everyone of your staff members were just amazing. We could not fault one aspect of your customer service. I wish I could remember the front desk staff members names so they get the praise they deserve. Absolutely wonderful


Kristin Cirilo 11/22


Thank you for our stay. Perfect as always. And the shuttle to the marathon start made things a whole lot easier.



Sandra. 11/22


Hi Rudy-san and Heidi-san,

Thank you for the wonderful care you took for this customer.

We got feedback from this customer, I share with you.

During their stay at the hotel, they were able to fully appreciate the kindness of the staff, and they said that they had a comfortable stay.

In addition, the quality and level of the rooms are commensurate with the price, and we are satisfied.

We can confidently recommend your hotel to our guests. I would like to make many more reservations in the future.

Thank you very much again.

Please arrange a site inspection when I go to Queenstown.


Kind Regards

Takayuki Furutani (古谷 和之) 11/22

Branch Manager

H.I.S. New Zealand Ltd


Hi a wonderful place, wonderful happy staff in a top location.

We were very confused with your strange to us breakfast included option (that was explained to us yesterday)  as this means totally different things in our world.

In our world included means we don’t pay for it or have pre paid for it.

Anyway this quirk did not spoil our stay that was simply magnificent !



Steve and Sharron Sharpe 11/22


My wife and I had a wonderful stay at the Rees. The rooms were clean, the staff friendly and helpful. Specifically, here are some comments/suggestions:
--when we checked in, we were told our room would be ready 'soon'. That did not help us in figuring out what to do or how long we had to wait. It would have been nice to have a time frame and maybe a free drink in the lobby while we waited. It ended up being about 45 minutes.
--there was a mix up about the length of our stay. This was not your fault, it was on our side. But you handled it very well. Thank you.
--the breakfast was great! Even custom orders were done well.
--I want to give special thanks to Kathryn (in the lobby and dining room). She made us feel very welcome, served us very well, and engaged with us about what we were doing, etc. PLEASE KEEP HER! She could run any operations it seemed.

Chuck Byce 11/22

Good morning,
We wish to once again thank you for a perfect stay. 
The welcome care package for the marathon was amazing and such a wonderful surprise. I’m sure it helped me do so well! The shuttle to the start was a great service.
Our dinner at True South Restaurant was excellent and we would like to commend Xin and Kathryn for their superb service.  

Our kindest regards to you and all your staff. 
Brian and Margaret Bassett.11/22

Kia Ora Malintha
Apologies for the late reply!
We had a wonderful time at The Rees and the service was excellent. Particular thanks to Victor and Emmaly (sp?) who were so helpful and friendly.
We hope to visit again one day!

Kind regards,
Deb and Chris Godwin 11/22

Dear Abdon Dias
The stay was great thank you
Could you please advice me re- total ammount i was charged?

Thank you
Vlad Maksoutov 11/22

We miss you already
What a great experience, staying at the Rees Would return in a heartbeat, and will happily recommend to all of our traveling friends 

Stay safe and well 
Greg Darrow 11/22

Dear Abdon, 
Thank you for your email. My stay at the hotel was short, with just two nights, but certainly one of the most pleasant hotels I have stayed in, for many, many years. I was fortunate to "win" the accommodation as part of my winning trip to the Queenstown Marathon.  As you can see from my signature, hospitality is what I have done for well over 55 years and have been fortunate to work in many parts of the world and at many different levels of service. 
My AirNZ plane was some 90 minutes late and that did not help, but it was all wiped out when I arrived at the hotel. On arrival at the reception desk, I was greeted by Maria (A young Russian, hopefully spelling her name correctly). Who not only confirmed all my details, length of stay etc, but on giving me the "key", took me to my room. Once there she went through all the room details of how things worked and wished me a pleasant stay. Not something I had seen in NZ for a long time if at all. 
I had forgotten that your Executive Chef was a friend of mine and thank him and the Management team for the "gifts".  Unfortunately, I had to leave a couple of the "power drinks" as I was overweight, not me but the luggage. But the others were very useful in my marathon running. 
I managed a burger in the lobby and breakfast on the Sunday and both meals where very flavoursome and apart from the "cooler" chips with the burger, the meals where hot and the breakfast arrangements covered all the clients, I think you would normally get at a hotel breakfast.
On leaving on Sunday, the receptionist was extremely pleasant and as I had only a few things on the account she read these out and I paid. Wishing me a safe trip home and I left. 
I have worked in NZ for nearly 40 years and have seen our profession grow and fall, reinvent its self and since COVID of course struggle to not only keep staff but also to have staff that are dedicated to the standards that an establishment requires. The following comments are not a put down of what I saw, but observations of what I feel may not be the way the "team" would see themselves.
On arrival the hotel, there were two desks with two staff sitting at each table. In some hotels this can be seen as the "front desk". On arrival I went to a young man and explained who I was and that I was checking in. He politely said that the reception was over to his right, that is no problem, but although I am no more important than him and he is not my "servant" I thought he would have stood up to respond. On Saturday morning, I left the hotel in my running gear to get the bus to the start of the marathon, I saw a member of the night staff, (porter, night manger not sure). I said good morning, he said "Good morning, mate". Yes, we live in NZ, but again I feel not the standard that the hotel shows from the decor, rooms, atmosphere. 
At breakfast on Sunday, morning all the FOH staff where very pleasant, helpful and in general with the few of us that where in at seven, had little to do. One table came in eat and were gone within ten minutes; they did eat but were very quick. The table was cleared, correctly, but again I felt the standard was not there when the table was sprayed and then wiped. Instead of surely the cloth being sprayed and then wiping the table. Therefore not "spraying" chemical around the immediate area. Finally at breakfast, it was sad to see the chef on his phone! The food was all out and as I said hot, but on his phone right at the front of the "pass".
On the two occasions I had to "sign" for things it seemed odd to sign with a pencil. I have nothing against pencils at all, as I use one quite often, but wondered why a pencil and not a pen?
Please accept these comments as "my" thoughts of my time with you and if I am ever in Queenstown again, I will certainly be looking to book with you. I wish all the Management team and the staff, all the best for the summer season.

Yours in culinary friendship 
Martin Harrap Mentor for all those hospitality people who care. 11/22
Based in McLeod Bay, Whangarei, Northland New Zealand.

Hi Abdon
This was our first stay at the Rees. 
Things that were great:
•     view from room
•    Access to walkway, lovely stroll into town
•    Staff were great
•    True South meal was really good
Things that weren’t so great:
Room was barely ready at Check in time
Getting to the room is a mission
If we hadn’t booked True South independently we wouldn’t have been able to dine there.
Called into The Bordeaux bar when we got back from dinner on our 2nd night just for a night cap/coffee but no available seats so ended up back in our room.
On balance, with so many options in Queenstown and its reasonably expensive, we probably won’t be back and wouldn’t necessarily recommend.

Kind regards
Julie Mitchell 11/22


Good Morning Malintha
Thank you for a fantastic stay, Your staff are great and made Sarah and myself feel very welcome.
The only downside for us was we didn’t get to stay for longer to enjoy the facilities more.
You guys will definitely be top of our list for next time we are down there and we will also recommend you for friends and family we have traveling down there.
Once again thank you so much.

Kind Regards
Ryan Pratt 11/22

Dear Abdon,
Thank you for a wonderful stay at the beautiful Rees in Queenstown. We had a lovely stay and have been raving about the accommodation, views, meals & staff to anyone who will listen. We were extremely impressed and will definitely be back to stay again. (My wife is already organising a ‘girls trip’ for a friend’s 50th birthday next year – I’m jealous!).
Please pass on our thanks to all the lovely staff – we commented amongst ourselves numerous times as to how lovely they all were and how they all seemed to be genuinely enjoying their work – a credit to you and your management.
A special thank you to the Brazilian staff member (I apologise, I’m hopeless with names) who was very helpful with bags, driving and arranging a game of golf for me at Jacks Point. He was excellent.
Thanks again and well done. We will continue to sing your praises and hopefully send a few Australians your way.

Kind regards,
Simon Riordan 11/22

We had an excellent stay! Everyone we interacted with was incredibly nice and helpful. The amenities on site are excellent and the view is unbeatable! 
Will definitely recommend to others and hopefully get to come back to Queenstown again! 

Brooke Reno 11/22

Attn Ruby 
Please extend our thanks and appreciation to all the staff for organising the return of my wifes jumper.
The item was collected from the Blackwood post office over the weekend, in good order, and Dianne is very pleased to have it returned.
We really enjoyed our stay at Rees Apartments, the accommodation and Queenstown were certainly amongst the highlights of our New Zealand trip and we will certainly recommend the Rees Hotel to all and sundry that travel that way from Australia.

Gary George 11/22

Blown away by such an exceptional welcome h on. what a view, room and property. Incredibly friendly staff- a huge thank you so much. I have already flicked the product guys a note-not that they are up yet! haha. 

Thank you again for the generosity
Tim 11/22
Flight Centre

Hi Malintha, 
I had a truly lovely stay at The Rees. Beautiful property and great service all around. 
Would you please send me my invoice for the two nights and related room charges?

Kane Sim 11/22

Morning Heidi
I hope you are well.  Once again, thank you for a fantastic Conference.  You & your staff went above & beyond for us & everyone loved staying at the Rees.  Wow, what an experience.  

Kind regards
Ashleigh Lake 11/22
Office Administrator
3 Plus Consulting

We enjoyed our stay at the Rees, thank you.  Although we only had breakfast at the hotel, the breakfast was very nice and service was very good. 
Check in and check out were easy, staff was pleasant and helpful. 
Our room was fine (#1112) - well appointed and a nice view of course.  However the other two rooms in our party were less than desirable, due to small size. The facility is quite large overall, and it was disappointing to learn that there were not additional rooms available when the overall occupancy was so obviously not full. 
We enjoyed very much the access to the Frankton walking track. Some hotel bike rentals would be a great amenity addition to the hotel.  

Overall a good experience.   We would return if/when visiting the area in the future. 
Ken Perry 11/22

Hi! I really appreciate your amazing hospitality during our stay. One question. I didn’t see the price on the receipt you sent me. Would you mind sending me an updated receipt?

Brandon Nice 11/22


We very much enjoyed our stay at the Rees - fabulous view, lovely room and exceptional service. We will certainly recommend the Rees should any of our friends plan a trip to Queenstown.

Stephanie 11/22

Hi all,
Just wanted to drop a line commending your staff for their incredible service when we were in a (literally) tight spot last weekend. 
My partner Julian Frichot and I stayed at the Rees for one night on 23 October. We had been travelling by campervan around the South Island, and we very foolishly missed the height limit sign at the start of the guest car park. Once we got to the bottom of the ramp and realised our mistake,  we couldn’t reverse the van up the driveway. 
Victor and Jimmy came to our rescue. Victor was so calm and reassuring despite what must have been a very annoying situation to be thrust into, and Jimmy sprang into action with steel-spined (and cheerful) confidence. He got the van out of our predicament without breaking a sweat. 
I can't commend your staff highly enough. While Victor and Jimmy were our frontline heroes, absolutely everyone we had the pleasure of meeting at the Rees was warm, considerate and genuine. 
Thank you for your hospitality. We look forward to recommending the Rees to everyone we know, and hope we will be back to visit again soon. 

All the best,
Sam & Julian 10/22

Hi Mark
Just a note to say how impressed we were with your staff. Ordering room service when you were busy one night…no problem. Food arrived within minutes. We didn’t need room service, but your staff willingly provided it. Chocolates delivered to our room around 6pm weren’t expected. Reception staff very efficient and delightful.
Obviously, I am well aware of the issues every hotel is having with staff shortages at present. I am also well aware of the extra hours you personally  had to put in in recent months. 
You fully deserve every accolade you get

Best wishes
Peter 10/22

It was great!
Could not ask for better!!
Sunrise/dawn over the mountains and water was spectacular.
Great setting, accommodation, staff.

Thank you,
Maurice and Denise. 10/22

I hope you are well.
The group last night LOVED their dinner than you very much! We have a couple keen to come over tonight for 2 people for 6pm

Adair 10/22
Red Hot Events

Hi Mia,
We had a wonderful time at your hotel.
Please use the card on file for the outstanding balance.

Sanjiv 10/22



Just wanted to compliment the team on our recent stay. We had a luxury escapes gift voucher to use and your property came up I was really impressed.

From the moment of booking through to arrival, our stay and the departure everything was seamless.

The rooms were so well appointed, modern, clean and inviting. The staff from all departments including reception, driver, housekeeping and concierge were super friendly and helpful.

We didn’t dine at the hotel restaurant but we had supper in Reception and the tomato soup was delicious. Your team also make wonderful coffees.

I know you guys, as in Queenstown and hospitality in general, struggled in Covid and it’s great to see your standards of customer service haven’t changed one bit.

We would definitely recommend your property and wouldn’t hesitate to re-book.


Warm regards

Jane Alcorn 10/22


Dear The Rees Hotel Management Team

Yes, everything is fine and your staff, Victor is super friendly and helpful.  He has remind us to arrange early check-out on 23 Oct 2022 and better to arrange pick up taxi for the early departure flight.  Once again, thank you for your team and support.  We can feel the True South!  

Just a friendly reminder, the carpet is grey colour and the texture is easy to full of dust.  Unfortunately, we didn't bring our own slippers.  It make me feel uncomfortable. 


Best Regards

Dabbie Yue 10/22


Hi Micka, Roman & The Wider Team

Now that I have my feet back under my desk I personally wanted to take a moment to say thank you to you all!

Especially you Micka - thank you so much for assisting me in the lead up to this event and providing me with the assistance, support, professionalism and ‘happy to help’ manner that made my job that much easier.

Many thanks for answering the numerous phone calls, emails and putting up with my checks and re-checks while I finalised and worked thru the program details.

The on-ground support from yourself and your team was exceptional and I cannot thank you enough for everything that you did during our stay.

With COVID positive cases thrown into the mix – your assistance, together with the front desk team, made management of this controllable and easier to navigate.

Please ensure an extended thanks is passed onto the wider team for their amazing efforts – they were outstanding.

Sincerely thankful to you all for all your help!

Take care meantime and wishing you all the best for the rest of the silly season!


Regards, Ange

Angela Morgan 10/22

Senior Event Manager

PPG Events


Kia ora Malintha

I loved my stay there and the staff (especially Victor when I arrived) were really nice and helpful.

The chocolates left on the bed were devoured.


Thank you for your service. It was much appreciated!

Robyn 10/22


Hi Mark, Micka and team

I just wanted to send a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful stay last week. We have just returned home after two weeks travelling NZ and we loved our time at the Rees. The apartment was so comfortable and we loved taking in the view from the balcony. You were very kind to upgrade us to the penthouse too, thank you for that!

Your team were wonderful and welcoming, and we look forward to sending many more guests your way in the months ahead.


Thanks again,

Nikki King  Managing Director 10/22

Walk Into Luxury


Kia Ora Heidi,

I hope you had a good weekend I’m sorry I did not email you sooner as I was off on Friday but I’m back today and the first thing I’d like to do is give a big massive thanks to you and the team at the Rees Hotel.

I would like to extend my gratitude to you and the Rees team for the successful event that we had last Thursday. You absolutely have no idea how much it meant for teachers, parents and those people who identify as dyslexic and neurodiverse to have a safe and comfortable space, that the Rees Hotel team have created, to be able to converse meaningful and important discussions. It would not have been nearly so successful if it hadn’t been for your excellent service. You, Heidi, went above and beyond our expectations and we were really pleased with everything. If there’s a place of feedback and/or review that I could submit, please let me know and I would be happily to do so


Again, thank you for making the event a complete success. Take care!

Ngā mihi

Natasya Zambri (she/her) | Library Assistant – Community Engagement and Events 10/22

Frankton Library | Queenstown Lakes District Council


Hi Mark

I hope we were not to rowdy for your other guests, the team can sometimes be a little overwhelming (in a fun way).

Thank you for all that your team did for us, everything ran really smoothly!


Take care

Katie Beare 10/22

BGH Capital


Kia Ora Heidi,

Thank you Heidi. We are back in Auckland.

We had a fantastic time at the REES. Awesome hotel, yummy cake and cake cutting ceremony went well. We enjoyed dinner and Great food at the restaurant. 

All are happy with everyting!

Staff helped us a lost. Dennila did a great job for us.

Thank you.

We will catch up next time.

Thanks again for your great support and help.

Let me know when you in Auckland and we can catch up.


Kind Regards

RAN 10/22

Taprobane NZ


Thanks for your message and I would like to thanks the front desk team for a great and friendly service during my stay at Rees. I love the view from my room and location of hotel (w running trails).

I would stay here again and hopefully be much longer!

Many thanks again for your excellent customer service (Jimmy, Lucille, Austin, just to name a few, concierge desk person, sorry I did not know how to spell his name correctly and all shuttle drivers ).


Best regards

Toan 10/22

California, USA.


Hi Ruby,

Thank you, we all had a wonderful time at Rees particularly for my Birthday. For my Birthday Card letter, if you could wait until next week I would be grateful and hope it arrives so you can redirect please. We are all looking forward to returning to you after Xmas for another stay and see all your happy smiling faces.


Thanks again,

David, Kerrie and Justine 10/22


Stay was lovely -- staff was all very kind!!


Anne Fifield 10/22


We enjoyed it and qll of your staff were great. Very good service from everyone including housekeeping and maintenance. You guys do a good job!

Honestly, it was excellent.

All your staff including the maintenance people and the housekeeping were great. The lady that showed us to our room was great. We were very impressed!


Jason Cooney 10/22


Kia Ora Ruby,

Thank you for your email. We really enjoyed staying at the villa.

We would appreciate if you could post the item to us. First of all, would it be possible for you to send us the picture of the top please?


Kind regards

Ji Hyeon 10/22


Vicki and myself loved the hotel and especially the staff, The room we stayed in had 1 fault which disturbed our sleep, the blinds had a large separation position in the middle and due to this the outside light shone through all night. To us sleep is very important and we struggled with this type of window blind, It is worth you seeing this at night time to see what i mean. If this was resolved, we will make this hotel our preference in the future



Brenton 10/22


Hi there Malintha,

Thanks for having us. Overall, our stay at The Rees was very good. Staff are lovely, amazing views and clean room. However, the amount you charge for the airport transfer is absolutely disgusting. Not even 10 mins from door to door for $185 - I just can’t even comprehend how you arrived at this amount and furthermore thinking it was acceptable. I would welcome a reason. I suggest you reconsider this price for future guests.


Kind regards

Adele 10/22


Overall the stay was  good.  Disappointed with the limited restaurant dinner menu and overall value.  The room was not serviced until 3pm. 


Zenobia Choksy 10/22


Hi Caroline,

Hope you’re great. NZ trip went well after a shaky start. Loved The Rees - beautiful location and excellent staff.

Unfortunately the heli boarding didn’t get off the ground due to weather and snow conditions.

Will still be able to plug the Rees In Snowaction feature and Escape online piece.



Kirk 10/22


Kia Ora,

I really had a good time in Rees which gave me very good experience.

I actually told the reception the items I took from mini bar when I checked out and also reminded the big empty glass of water which was I took away from the dining room when I had dinner there. So I just took one plastic bottle of water from fridge, nuts and a bottle of orange juice. That’s all. If you are going to charge me please let me know the plastic bottle water’s price. Thank you


Best regards

Lijun Zou 10/22


The service and view were both great. The room was adequate and the bed was terrible. I stay in a lot of very good hotels and this bed was the worst in a long time. Two sunken mattresses with large lump where they met on top of the bed foundation. Not great. Just glad I was alone and want on a romantic trip with my wife.



Richard Roos 10/22

Executive Director

NorthWest Healthcare Properties REIT


Dear Ruby,  
Thanks so much for that. We really appreciate and support the work, effort and challenges that the pandemic has brought to those working in hospitality. 

Nick 10/22

Thanks my summary of the experience is as follows,
Over the previous two years and this year we have held our 3 day strategy sessions in Queenstown. It was extremely difficult to find a Hotel this year , we had done the previous two at the Hilton and they didn’t have the availability. I was concerned when booking with the Rees, it might not work as well but we experienced quite the opposite.  The facilities were perfect all of the Board members were impressed with our rooms and extremely impressed with the professional and friendly nature of the staff. It is clear staff at the Rees are a cut above and their must be a good culture running through the Hotel.
The two bedroom, apartment worked really well as a meeting room for 5 people, I did bring my TV and had it on a tripod which worked really well maybe something the Hotel could think of providing in the future. 

So in summary rooms were great staff were fantastic food was excellent couldn’t have been better.
Greg Jolly | CEO 9/22

Dear Abdon. 
Thanks for the contact. We arrived back safely to Australia.
We had a great time in Queenstown.
Thankyou for the hospitality shown by your hotel staff.
A few points:
1. Facilities at the Rees were of a very high standard.
2. The rooms were clean , modern and large. 
3. Your staff were amazing. Special mention to Mia who after day 1 spoke to us by name , knew our room numbers , had great knowledge of queenstown. Nothing was too much of a problem.
Austin for his attention to detail , being super polite and knowledge of area. He would go out of his way to address us and ask about our daily excursions. A young Aussie girl who had been there for 3 weeks had exceptional customer service skills - I apologise for not knowing her name.
Everything we asked for was done. Your staff are what makes your hotel. You definitely have recruited the right people.
I would highly recommend your hotel to anyone. The hotel experience and the beautiful city of Queenstown made our stay one to remember.

Kind regards
Mary-Anne Hardy room 7142 and 4121 9/22

Outstanding few short days in your part of the world with a full schedule, but staying in your immaculate property undoubtably the highlight. The one stray piece of paper I did see in the entrance area was very quickly swooped on by your shuttle driver, or was he the kitchenhand? I observed him at both tasks over my stay. Lead from the front, they say. You seem to prefer to lead from which ever direction the headwind is coming from, and it shows!
Thank you for you very gracious hospitality. 

Thanks Mark. Appreciated
Scott Callaway    9/22
General Manager Development
Christchurch International Airport

Thank you for making our family holiday so good. The accommodations and the staff were excellent. 
Could you please send me an itemised account for each room?

Kind regards 
Andrew 9/22 

Hi Heidi, 
I have just returned from annual leave and have submitted the final invoice to our accounts team this morning. 
Thank you to you and the Rees team for assisting with a hugely successful meeting. 
We have had tones of positive feedback and the Doctors loved the hotel. All the Rees staff were extremely helpful and friendly. 
And the accommodation facilities were amazing. 
Only improvement which I have already provided to another staff member at the time was the disappointment around the conference food. 
Apart from that everything was fabulous. Thank you again.

Warm regards, 
Jane 9/22 


Hello Malintha,
Thank you so much for the stay; we had a wonderful time!  The view from hotel, the rooms, and the general area were absolutely breathtaking and fabulous.  I’d recommend anyone to stay with the Rees on their visit to Queenstown!
A couple of improvements that could be made, however, are around dining and the booked packages:
- From a dining standpoint (we stayed only 2 nights), we had to remind your facility 3 times that we had already paid for the food since we booked the Ultimate Milford Experience package. (1) For breakfast, we were held up because they had to check with the main lobby if we needed to pay, (2) for the 3 course dinner, we were brought a bill for the meal at end of meal and had to let them know we already paid, and (3) when we checked out, we again were given a bill for the dinner that we had already paid for, and then they tried to take the meal off but charge us for water at dinner.  This was quite frustrating, and made us look like we were arguing about a bill each time.  This part was not a pleasant experience.
- From the Milford Sound experience, I’d suggest that you offer all options in your package.  There were a couple times where we felt that we weren’t given an option for the extras on the experience: 1) lunch on the Milford Sound cruise (others on the same cruise had the option), 2) the other time was on the touch down for the heli flight; others who were with us had champagne on the mountaintop and were gracious enough to share with us, but we were never provided the option.
Because of the two items above, I’d recommend to others that they stay at your hotel but pass on booking the dinner/Milford Sound flight through your hotel as a package deal.
Overall, again, we were absolutely thrilled with the facility and top notch accommodations, but the package was a bit clunky and could be improved.

Chris 9/22

Hi Heidi,
Likewise it was so great to work with you. The feedback from our partners was highly complimentary, thank you so much for all your help in making it a successful event.

Natalie McMullen 9/22
Executive Assistant

Hi We Recently had dinner at your restaurant and had a very good experience .Special mention for Daniela and Eugene for her friendly service. Food was outstanding as well

Max Fernando 9/22

Hi Heidi & Team,
A big THANK YOU to you and your team for hosting us yesterday and doing a beautiful job from start to finish.
The feedback was that everything ran super smooth and you were two steps ahead.
Please pass on our thanks to everyone involved.

All the best,
Anna 9/22
The Film Crew

My stay at the Rees was very enjoyable thank you.

Thanks, and kind regards,
Shane Snijder 9/22

Hi There,
We stayed with Bayleys crowd earlier in the week… was a wonderful experience thank you for your incredible hospitality!  
While there, one of my colleagues enjoyed a cinnamon flavoured liquor. It was sitting in the front row (at the back of the bar) .
Can you please tell me the name of this bottle?

Warm regards 
Dianna 2/9

Awesome thankyou 
So so pleased everything worked out amazing. Thank you 

Angela Manase | Director | Travel Designer
Mansae Travel 2/9

Thank you Malintha  
It’s was absolutely fantastic right from service to my room! ❤

Warm Regards, 
Wei Wei Elder 潘微微 9/22
M +64 21 02440885
$300Million Dollar Club 



Hiya Team 
Thank you for all throughout our stay. 
The shuttle service you ran to and from town was such a bonus to have access to with such regular trips on offer. 
We loved the convenience and quality of the 7am breakfasts as well that allowed us to head early to the ski fields and gave us as long as possible to enjoy the buz of skiing and being in the snow in general. 
I have to admit fault though and have arrived home with two of your small white hand towels/wash cloths. I took them with me up to Coronet Peak expecting to wrap my wet gloves and goggles in them and have forgotten about them at the bottom of my bag till just now discovering them again there still. Apologies.
I hope this isn’t much of an issue but you have our details if you see the need to charge us for the two wash cloths I fully understand.

Cheers for all.
Jaxon and Charlotte 9/22

Hi Abdon,
This was our first visit to the Rees Queenstown and we had a fabulous time. Your staff were all very helpful and the rooms and hotel services fantastic. 
Thank you - we will definitely be back again next year!

Angus 9/22

Good morning Malintha, we would like to thank you and your amazing staff for making just feel so welcome. Your staff made us feel like part if the family. The rooms where lovely and the water pressure great. Thank you for the lovely breakfast and your lovely staff looking after us nothing was a  problem they looked after us very well.

Thank you.
Monique Pearce 9/22
The Access Group

Thanks we had a great stay. Didn’t take many photos around the Rees but we would definitely come again.
The wheelchair apartment was very good and so were the breakfasts!
Great team of staff everywhere around the Rees were very helpful.

Tiffiney 9/22

Good morning Mark and team
Thanks so very much for a wonderful weekend at the Rees.   Your team and the service they provide was great and something to be proud of.
They made our experience very memorable.

Megan Trust 9/22

Abdon Hi
We had a great time thanks.
One thing to mention … when I was registering it gave me an option to advise our likely arrival … and from memory this started from 12pm ….by indicating the arrival and having no feedback to the contrary, I assumed our room was available from when we expected to arrive. I subsequently looked at the web site and it is clear check in is 3 … but maybe letting people know that rooms won’t be available to 3  when someone indicates an earlier arrival would be helpful re  misunderstandings.
As I said … very much enjoyed our stay and above only as I think it would improve the experience for people and manage expectations … so your staff don’t have to deal with.

John 9/22

Thank you so much,
We had a wonderful stay and all of the staff were extremely courteous and helpful. The room of course was well appointed and had an amazing view.

Kind Regards
Andrew Clark 9/22

Hi Abdon,
We had a lovely stay at The Rees over the weekend. My husband and I stayed in Room 616-2. Is it possible to find out if we left anything in the room? I cannot find my Apple AirPods and my husband may have left some cigars.

Nicole Sharpe 9/22

Hello Mia,
I will definitely recommend your hotel.

Best, Eric 9/22
PS: tell the chef to throw away his camembert, it looks and tastes like plastic :)
The other cheeses were good. 

Hi Malintha
Thank you for reaching out. There is not much you can do about it, but the rooms are remarkably small for the  prices you charge.  It’s a nice hotel, but horrible value for money.

Adnan 9/22


Thank you very much for your email. 
We had a great stay in your hotel and enjoyed every bit of the hotel service. 
Thanks for the burning gel, it’s amazing, my son didn’t feel pain after applying the gel and the wound has healed. Grateful for your stuff’s prompt assistance! 

Koh lie 8/22

I had a great stay thank you and we were particularly impressed with your staff, who worked very hard and were extremely pleasant at all times.

Many thanks
Kathryn McKinney 8/22
Anthony Harper

Hi Team,
Just wanted to drop you a belated note to say that we really enjoyed our stay. Once we know our dates for next year we will be booking in again!
Also, we really loved the pillows!! Can you let us know the brand and type of pillow so we might be able to purchase one to remind us of our stay all year round!!

Jonathan 8/22

Hi Malintha 
We had a great stay thanks. The hotel was beautiful and all the staff were really friendly and helpful especially Austin! 

Thanks again 
Dominic Priestley 8/22

Hi Mark,
Just a quick email from me, I just spoke to this client who stayed with you a couple of weeks ago and he wanted me to pass on his thanks as he had a great stay with you and was really impressed 
I know you’re incredibly busy at the moment so hopefully this will be a nice reminder than your hard work isn’t going unnoticed by our clients! 
Thanks again for your help in sorting this one, 

Best wishes,
Katie 8/22
Australia & New Zealand Senior Specialist
Audley Travel

Hi Roman,
It was lovely to speak to you over the phone the other day.
I am writing to you to express my gratitude and appreciation to your staff members Jimmy and Marie for their fantastic customer service when we were traveling in Queenstown.  They tried everything to help and accomodate us, even though we were not your patrons at your Hotel.
We visited Queenstown last month for our long overdue holiday due to travel restrictions in the last few years, and stayed in a holiday accommodation near your hotel.  
The main plan of our trip was to go skiing in Queenstown either at Coronet Peak or the Remarkables, as my son had never seen snow before, and New Zealand was our dream location.  
Then, the night before we planned to visit the ski fields, we found out our ski bus may be cancelled due to bad weather and the drivers being COVID positive.  My son, my wife and of course myself were very disappointed at this stage and I started looking for other transport options in case our bus got cancelled.  
We tried everything we could including local taxies, ubers  etc.. but to no avail. I then happened to find out that your accommodation operates a ski shuttle bus for your patrons and decided to give your hotel a call in case they know any other travel options.
We spoke to Jimmy who patiently listened to our situation (probably he could tell how much I was panicking and concerned!) ,and he kindly organised a taxi to the ski fields for us for the next day which we could not have done by ourselves .  
I was calling with my mobile phone with poor wifi connection and therefore my phone cut off all the time. I can’t remember how many times I spoke to Jimmy and Marie - I felt terrible to ask them our favour but they were so patient and they welcomed our phone calls on that night. 
What I was amazed by was their professionalism and amazing hospitality  .  Also the time when we where in Queenstown was the first week of school holidays, so I knew that you were extremely busy with your own customers.  However, your staff treated us just like your own which was incredibly humbling.  I have never received such high quality hospitality experience ever… very impressed!!
A BIG thank you again to Jimmy & Marie  !!.  As a token of appreciation , we have sent you a little present for them to share…..  I hope that you will enjoy it. Fortunately, we managed to get to the snow as we planned :) Our bus operated on the day and we had a wonderful time there.
Roman, we would like to say that Jimmy and Marie are valuable employees to your company .  They must love working at your hotel and proud to be working for you.  I wish you all the best and we will definitely visit you and stay at your accommodation in the near future.  I can’t wait to meet you all…. 

Warm Regards,
David, Rika & Alex 8/22

Hello Heidi
The stay was great and dinner last night, just perfect. 

Gerard Murphy 8/22
Bon Voyage

Thanks for the email. We had a great time once again. Also had our friends come along who always stay elsewhere. They enjoyed also. 
Great service. The cleaning team were incredible, I was in the room one day. And watched how much time they took.
One let down was the master bed. Was truely horrible. Both couples agreed. I haven’t noticed this over the years before. 

Thanks for the great service 
Shane Broklebank 8/22

thanks for providing a prize in the 'powder highway' event.  I stayed Sunday and Monday and despite being a regular visitor to the region, I realised on the first day that it was a good thing to be able to say to people that I have stayed in the property. Roman arranged for me to be in an Exec Lakeview, and I found the overall experience very nice. 
I took the shuttle to town last night and got caught up in one of the winterpride events. I called reception twice to move my booking from town back to the hotel and can I just say, the warmth and hospitality of the desk staff exceeded my expectations. 
Again, thank you for providing a prize, and I will make the effort to include a Rees option for all future bookings. I do note that after last years shutdown I had a lot of customers forced to cancel and have had Zero Australian enquiries and only booked 2 Auckland based files down here this year. I can't help but ponder that the push for direct bookings is drying up the travel agent market - not a complaint, just an observation. I hope that the properties are feeling a good demand. 

Edward Law 8/22

Good morning, 
I was expecting a receipt to be emailed through to me that covered my breakfast there. I was told this would be emailed (morning of the 24th) through but don’t appear to have received anything as yet. I will need this for accounting purposes. 
That stay at the Rees in general was pretty good. The restaurant food was amazing and amenities was all pretty good. 
The only thing that put a dampener on the stay was the partying Aussies in the residences below. They were just typically rude ignorant people with no regard to anyone else. I did not get to sleep until around 2 am and had to be up by 6 for work. 
Not impressed at all, and when confronting one of the party in the lift the next morning, he apologized in advance as they were planning on more of the same for the next couple of nights. I am glad I ended up moving. /
I know this is a tricky situation to deal with, but when you have many people paying a premium to stay, everyone should be respected and I feel I was not. 
Happy to discuss if desired. 

Best regards
Technical Director
Holmes NZ LP


Good afternoon Malintha, We did had an amazing time with you for 5 days we stayed. Really helpful& cheerful bunch of staffs you have always willing to help and make us feel important.  Checking on us and even offer anything to make our stay a memorable time. We just like to shout out one particular staff who exceeds our expectations and cares for us specially booking for activities and day trips that we almost missed without his help. Victor deserves a pat on his back for a job well done more of amazing job well done. He deserves all these praises as I never met any hotel staff that is willing to help oldies like us doing his job above and beyond. So thankful to Victor. I have left a little thank you card for him when we checked out, left it in the good hands of Emily. In regards to our whole experience with Rees, we are sure coming back soon with the whole family. 

Thank you once again. 
Best regards 
Mrs Marilou David 8/22

Hi Malintha
Thanks for your email, my stay was great thanks, I was just saying to my wife last night that we should stay at the Rees next time we visit  Queenstown instead of the Hilton where we normally stay. You get a better view and the waterfront walk into town was lovely 

Peter Bish 8/22

The stay at The Rees exceeded all of our expectations.  The 3br lakeside villa was wonderful. The staff were pleasant and professional.  The breakfasts were perfect.  I do not know how you could have made our stay better.

Dave Prahler 8/22

Dear Abdon,
The Rees was perfect for our family reunion after 2 1/2 years. We particularly appreciate the arrangements you made for our daughter-in-law Vanessa to cope with being sick and needing to isolate and increase the duration of her stay.

Claire Bruell 8/22

Thankyou so much for the hospitality. We had a great time. Everything about our  room was exceptional. Also want to say a thankyou to housekeeping. There were 6 of us staying in the room & they did a wonderful job cleaning & tidying up around our belongings. 

Kind regards
Anna Macri 8/22

We had a great stay thank you.
The staff team were brilliant. Austin was great and introduced us to the villa and The Rees facilities and services.
A special thanks to Corey and Bea (? spelling) who provided is with the in villa private dining on our last night. Absolutely amazing food, service and people. A highlight. Also to Eugene for the Wine I tro session. You have great people.
My wife and I will definitely come back next year and are looking at booking a villa again for next July.

Kind regards
Paul Morris 8/22

Although I do not take part in any social media, I am glad to answer you this way.
Yes, we had a very nice time in Queenstown and we liked and enjoyed your hotel very much. The views are spectacular.
Should we return to your beautiful city, The Rees will certainly be considered as the ideal hotel for our stay.
In the meantime, I remain

Sincerely yours,
James Kirkland 8/22

Thank you.  The stay was wonderful.
The Room was excellent.
The staff were wonderful, from Victor and the ladies on the counter, to the bar staff, the breakfast staff and the cleaners.
The View was wonderful.
Everything was great, and we have stayed in a lot of great hotels around the world.
The internet was appalling, and at 1 meg download, and 0.3meg up it was appalling and anyone responsible should be ashamed.  I had a lot of trouble checking the speed as it was so slow that most speed checks would not load as the speed was so poor.  They rated it as “Very slow”  I could check emails and do very simple slow browsing.  I could not even load the Herald Sun.  I tried the speed in the room. The Dining room, and the lobby.  Virtually the same.  If I had known before, we would not have come, and although we loved the hotel so much, we will not stay there again if we come back to Queenstown, which we hope we do. To call it “Free High speed internet” is a blatant lie. I do business on holidays and it was not possible most of the time.  To make it worse, the phone internet was only 3.5mg.  The slowest phone test I have ever done, making the wi fi lack of speed even worse.  Despite having one of the best hotels, and staff anywhere.  You should be ashamed.  The staff I mentioned it to certainly were.  

Regards,  Greg and Yvonne Osborn. 8/22

Thank you much appreciated, we absolutely loved our stay and will definitely be back :-)

Kind regards
Doug Childress 8/22

Hi there, 
The stay was fantastic, couldn’t have asked for better service. 
One thing, can you please supply the invoice for the charges to my room? I’ll need to be reimbursed from my employer. 

Dillon 8/22

Hi Ruby,
Thank you, it was a pleasure to stay with The Rees.
Thank you very much for your outstanding service.
We will see you again.

Kind regards 
Matt and Lise Ericksen 8/22

Hi Malintha,
We enjoyed our stay at the Rees very much. Over the years we have stayed there a number of times without any issues. However this time we noticed the beds were quite old and very dippy. Perhaps you should look at changing the mattress . At the cost of the rooms you should expect beds that do not have big dips in the mattresses. The staff are very helpful and friendly. So other than the mattresses no complaints.

Warms regards
Jane Saltoon 8/22

Hi Roman
Thank you for hosting us on Saturday night.  Our experience was truly a wonderful one, my taste buds are still salivating.  Hats off to you and your team.  We hope to see you all again soon.  If not too much trouble, are you able to scan me a copy of the invoice/receipt for my tax records please.

Warm regards
Anthony Kalsbeek 8/22



It was an amazing stay for everyone (as usual) and I’d like to pass on my thanks to the whole team involved with taking such great care of our guests. The front desk team, restaurant, Roman and the events team were faultless and unflappable, especially when dealing with all of the moving changes. 
And my warmest thanks to you Heidi – you were a rock as we worked through never-ending changes, on very tight time frames and you were an absolute delight to work with – Thanks You!
We will definitely be favouring The Rees for any future High Value Customer activity where we’re able. And very hopeful we’ll be down again with Audi in 2023. 

Many thanks Michelle
Michelle Cleverly 8/22
Air New Zealand

Hi There
Thank you for the email.
To be honest I was going to reach out and share my experience with you….. I have been lucky enough to have stayed at quite a few Hotels over a number of years but I have never had the manager of any of them come out and have a chat with me at checkout time, Mark Rose did exactly that and warned me about some bad weather so to be carful with my drive back to Dunedin, he was so friendly and professional.
Thank you Mark !! and I will be back, you get 10 out of 10 in my book.  

Kind regards.
Craig Brook 8/22
Dealer Principal
Southern Motor Group

Thank you for taking such great care of us. Loved our stay and will return :) 

Tanya Houghton 8/22

Hi Heidi
Thank you for organising everything for us yesterday, we had a successful workshop and the venue was perfect.
Can you please send through an invoice/receipt for the payments we made.
Philippa Green 8/22
Commercial Manager                                                                                     

Kia ora
We had the most wonderful stay. The staff, the welcome, the nothing was too much trouble made the most amazing difference to us.
When travelling with young people with disabilities, wheelchair users and a support dog, people become overwhelmed or just leave us to “get on with it”. Not your team, they supported us every step of the way to make sure the young people, some who had never been away from home, some who had never been on a plane and many who had never been to Queenstown, had the most incredible experience with stories to tell.
The Rees team do not just show hospitality the were part of making a huge difference in the lives of 12 young people with disabilities.
Our heartfelt thanks for becoming part of our team.

Kindest regards
Sonia 8/22
Sonia Thursby| MNZM
Yes Disability Resource Centre 

To whom it may concern,
I very seldom write a review, however our recent stay at the Rees Hotel has compelled me to write this. The interaction with the front of house, the wait staff and cleaners is the best we have experienced in all of our years of travel. Everyone was so helpful and very courteous; nothing was a problem. The breakfast food was varied and enjoyable and the dinner we had was the best we ate in Queenstown. I sincerely hope that the staff are given plenty of on-going development opportunities and are remunerated well. The Rees Hotel is an example of how every New Zealand hotel should function.

Richard Savill 7/22

Good morning, 
I recently visited True South on the 25th July with my fiancé to celebrate our engagement that day and the staff and service was absolutely incredible. 
It was our first time in Queenstown and at True South but it won’t be our last, as my fiancé and I enjoyed our time so much. 
Specifically, Eugene was incredible; he was brilliantly kind, funny and knowledgeable of the wines on offer (and his suggestions of what White to have was perfect). We cannot thank him enough for making our night perfect, and we also cannot thank the other waiters and cooking staff for a brilliant evening (I am sorry I don’t recall/don’t have their names). 
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you when we are back in Queenstown! 

Kind regards, 
Todd Steele 7/22

Hi Heidi,
Thanks very much for the final invoice. I hope you had a lovely weekend.
The feedback from our group and staff on their experience at the Rees Hotel has been really positive. They were all super impressed with your efficiency, professionalism and overall care. Thank you so much for taking such good care of us in Queenstown! We would absolutely visit again next time we are in town, and highly recommend The Rees to our networks and disability community.
The attached charges are all ok and have been signed off for payment. I just wanted to check with you, our keynote speaker Cam Calkoen had an additional 3 nights reserved but unfortunately had to depart earlier than expected.  I wonder if it would be possible at all to please have the cancellation fees reversed?
Many thanks.

Kind Regards,
Mags Gerasimova| Projects Co-ordinator 7/22
Yes Disability Resource Centre 

Hi Malintha,
Thank you for your email.
Our stay was mostly great, however, the mattress in the room was one of the worst we’ve ever experienced. It was extremely springy and felt like something you’d find in a cheap motel. I was expecting something much better given your reputation. 
It may also be a good idea to update the carpet in the room as it was looking a bit tired. It was also never vacuumed during our stay. 
Overall though your staff from housekeeping to the front desk to the restaurant were very friendly and attentive and the general ambience of the hotel was very pleasant. Thank you. 

Kind Regards,
Ryan Amatoury 7/22


Dear Malintha 
We can’t thank you and your team enough for our wonderful stay. As you know we were a party of 14.  The service was absolutely wonderful from the first to the last day - from Ruby at reception who greeted us warmly and gave us lots of useful information, to the staff in the lounge who made us coffees in the morning and remembered our orders, to the room service and housekeeping staff who were all so lovely and the shuttle bus drivers who went out of their way to get us all to and fro. 
And then half of our party went into COVID isolation!!! Ruby again and Mia were wonderful accommodating some of us for some extra nights. And during your busy season. We realise this was not easy to arrange and we are so grateful. But never did your staff make us feel unwelcome. Never did we feel anything but respected and cared for. Which was a great help in managing our situation. 
So overall, despite COVID, we had a great experience at Rees Hotel. We can’t speak highly enough of the team. 

Many thanks
Jessica & Simon on behalf of the Merrigan family of 14. 7/22

Hi Heidi
Thank you so much for all your hard work looking after us. We are so pleased with how the conference went and you were simply fantastic! 

Best Regards
Sam 7/22
Moore Markhams Auckland
Accountants and Advisors

Hi Malintha, 
Thanks for your email.
We enjoyed staying at the Reese and obviously Queenstown.
Austin and the staff at reception made us feel extremely welcome and we could not fault the place as it 
clean, tidy, and location and staff was exceptional  (also beds were comfortable).
If there was one recommendations is that you look to build a sauna room as this would have topped it off after a day skiing or snowboarding.
Thanks again.

Kind regards, 
Abe 7/22
Abraham Tavares Snr Assoc (ANZIIF) CIP
Account Director
Commercial Insurance Group Pty Ltd

Hi Rees team
Thank you for looking after our group that stayed with you last week, the assistance from reception was amazing and made everything nice and easy . Special mention to Lucille and Victor whom was always very patient and attentive to all the request we throw at them , champions!

Aik 7/22

Well we have only stayed a couple of times at the Rees but both times I have found myself bringing the cane table from outside inside to put at the end of the settee for drinks. So maybe a small coffee table at the end of the settee might be a good idea.

Don 7/22

Dear Mika
Lovely to meet you straight off the slopes that day and into your hotel - a little weary but a lovely welcome. 
Thank you we enjoyed our stay and kids loved the room and the shuttle service was effortless with helpful staff especially the older gentleman. 
Service was excellent and lovely staff which i appreciate is a feat during COVID. 
Out of interest for next time if I had requested is there a doona/duvet available rather than the quilt style bed warmer and do you have feather pillows available on request? 
During this COVID time and staff difficulty experienced by Queenstown I also greatly appreciate the breakfast in a take away container on time this morning for the children and my extra hot cappuccino to go as requested the night before as we had to leave before 7am for our flight so the room or room service wasn’t available.
Have a good weekend.

Best wishes
Rebecca Lennon 7/22

We had a great stay at your hotel. The staff was notably friendly, helpful and efficient.
Thanks so much.

Wendy Summers 7/22

Not sure who did the design of the bathroom layout but the shower seems to me to be badly arranged. Otherwise excellent. 

Geoff Hatten 7/22

Hi Heidi
Everyone had a great time and w would certainly recommend The Rees!

Craig 7/22

Hi Roman, 
Thank you for looking after me and my family over the last 4 days and we enjoyed our stay at the Rees Hotel. You and the staff have made our stay in Queentown a true south experience. A warm hospitality and great service and customer centric is outstanding. Kudos to all of you.
Further to our discussion, i would like to explore how we can organize an incentive trip for our top agents from Manulife Cambodia for next year. I have copied Borey who is Head of Sales and Promotion that she can work with you. Borey please work with Roman who oversees the Rees Hotel. Thanks

Tola Ponlu 7/22
Chief Agency Officer
Manulife Cambodia 

Hi, we had a lovely stay. Can you please send a copy of our final invoice. Thanks, Shirley. 7/22

We have safely returned home today after thoroughly enjoying our two nights at The Rees. Your staff we faultless in their assistance and approach. It appears to be an excellent team.
In particular, I would like to extend my gratitude to Austin for his advice on what to do when our trip to Milford Sound was cancelled. His excellent local knowledge meant we thoroughly enjoyed an afternoon where we visited Arrowtown, Coronet Peak and then out to Paradise, via Glenorchy. Please extent my thanks to Austin for the care he showed and interest in our visit.

Many thank and best wishes
Peter Miller 7/22
Geelong College

Thank you very much.
That is perfect.
We loved our stay at The Rees Hotel.
Hope you have a lovely evening.

Kind regards,
Karen Webber 7/22


Dear Malintha,
Thank you for your email.  We absolutely loved our stay at The Rees, and cannot wait to return next winter!  The staff were all so friendly and helpful, right from the moment we arrived until the moment we left.  From front of house, restaurant, bar, concierge services - everyone was excellent.   Special mention to Gabriel - for whom nothing was too much trouble.
Our room was lovely - with every little detail thought of.  Gorgeous food and drinks in the mini bar, beautiful products in the bathroom, as well as super comfortable beds and a view I could not believe - it was so magnificent.  
The food at breakfast was delicious, and we loved our pre dinner drink and cheese board every night in the lounge area, watching the light fade over the lake. 
The shuttle into town every hour was also such a help.  
Thank you for a wonderful stay - we will be back,

Kind regards
The Cowlishaw family 7/22

Hi Mia,
Thank you very much for the update.
We had a great time and hope to be back again before the end of the snow season again. 
See you soon.

Kind regards 
Cameron 7/22

Many thanks for a lovely stay, we have just processed the bank transfer from our account in Australia so it should be with you shortly. 

Best wishes
Julia 7/22

Kia Ora Malintha!
My stay was great, staff were friendly and helpful too, always looking to help when it looked like I might have needed it.
I stayed in the accessibility room, the bathroom was everything I needed. It would have been nice if the bed was a bit higher but I managed ok.
I really enjoyed my stay at The Rees and would recommend it.

Marcus 7/22

Hi Victor,
Thanks for your email. We had a great stay at the hotel.
The mini-bar message we got when we arrived at our room was a bit confusing. We were told that because we were in the residence villa, the mini-bar was complimentary. That obviously didn't apply to the fine wines, so to be honest we were very unsure based on that comment what was included and what wasn't.
We are fine for you to charge the card. Perhaps you could pass on the feedback to be clearer when the room tour is done.

Ian 7/22

Hi Abdon 
Thanks for the message - everything has been great so far. Still have a three more nights left to go thankfully. 

Simon 7/22

Dear Abdon ,
Please thank  your people for the wonderful service was that we received. I was very impressed at their hospitality and so glad to see such great representation for New Zealand tourism. 

Kindest Regards 
Megan Darby 7/22

We had a lovely stay and we’re welcomed by the delightful Austin, who was very knowledgeable and informative about the Rees and Queenstown in general.  The cheerful Ruby helped me confirm a tour booking when I struggled to do so with my Australian phone. My son enjoyed the gym and I was thrilled with the full sized washer/dryer. 
We were not thrilled to be awoken by room service at about 1:45 AM ON Saturday morning whilst room service were trying to deliver a tray of cocktails… we explained we hadn’t ordered them, but the waiter was back about 20 minutes later to insist they were ours… I did attend the front desk on Saturday afternoon to ensure we weren’t charged and the front desk attendant was aware of the issue and assured me we weren’t charged, he said they had the wrong room number. I do think the hotel could have been more apologetic about a very early morning delivery that came back  a second  time even when we declined the delivery. 
We were extremely impressed with the room cleaning crew as they were efficient, did a great job and always came before noon to attend to the room. One day they even emptied the dishwasher! Whoever cleaned for us on Wednesday was especially amazing!
As we we were there for six nights, we felt the crockery and cutlery wasn’t really sufficient… a Teflon pan would be a great addition to the room and the English Breakfast tea wasn’t replenished. 
We loved the view, the lobby was cozy and the selection of movies a bonus.  Having the lights on, fire going and room ready for our arrival was a nice touch.   We felt our ski gear was safe with the ski/snowboard room system. 

Thank you
Stacey and Michael Graham 6/22

Thank you for the follow up.  We absolutely enjoyed every aspect of our stay,  the team should be extremely proud of the way they are managing themselves through this time, and the comradery and professionalism was very evident.  Well done and thank you for a great holiday that was a long time coming. 
If I could provide one piece of feedback it was True South dining.  When we visited last time it was my mothers 70th and we booked the restaurant as her birthday dinner.  It was an exceptional overall dining experience.   The experience we had this trip was far from that, yet it was the most expensive meal we had in Queenstown.  I would recommend that you rebrand for this period and provide a menu and service that is more in line with what your kitchen and staff can manage, relaunch your fine dining when you are in a position to do so,  because you are damaging your brand in its current state.    

Kind regards,
Allison. 6/22

We loved the stay at your apartments. The little touches you supplied were  much appreciated. 
We were in apartment 4041. The couple who were using the main bathroom off the hall mentioned that the expel vent in the bathroom did not seem to be working. 

Jacinda 6/22


Good morning Malintha,
Our stay was nothing short of incredible. A few positive feedbacks we would like to share with you. 
Lucille & Jimmy: Lucille welcomed us upon our initial arrival & we dealt mostly with her throughout our stay & she would have to be one of the most kindest, warmest & professional people we’ve had the pleasure of dealing with. Much the same for Jimmy - he was professional, quick to help & extremely eager to ensure we had everything we needed. 
Mu: she met us every morning at breakfast with a smile & figured out quickly we were happy to have a conversation at breakfast. She always came over, even if she wasn’t serving us, to say hello & to ask how we were and what we had planned. Not to mention, she was an incredibly hard worker through the busy periods. 
The wait staff on 22 June 2022 at True South Dining: they went above and beyond, had some brilliant recommendations for wine, explained the meals, checked up on how we were going & were just extremely professional. 
I would like to extend my most sincere gratitude to the whole team at Rees for their outstanding service & professionalism. I will definitely be recommending The Rees for anyone I know visiting Queenstown & as frequent visitors of New Zealand - we will definitely be back. 
Well done, team. You should be proud of your service & know that your guests are treated like royalty. 

Kind Regards,
Ash & Keira (4062). 6/22

Good morning,
My partner and I stayed in Room 609-2 for our elopement over the long weekend and I just wanted to say how incredibly impressed I was with your hotel and in particular your staff.
Victor was bubbly, energetic and SO friendly when I arrived! He treated me like a good friend and kicked off the start of our stay in such a great way. Bea and Clarisse were also incredibly lovely and went out of their way to show us such kindness, from breakfast with a stunning view, to taking our photo together for us at dinner. You have a fantastic hard-working team!
I really appreciate the great memories we have :)

Thank you so much, and take care,
Mr and Mrs Braybrook xx 6/22

We just wanted to pass on that we have just completed our 2nd stay at your hotel. We absolutely loved it! Could not fault it! We went for a one bed apartment this time and it was perfect! Bed was comfy, shower was great, lovely gas fire and the shuttle into town so good. Your staff are so friendly and helpful! Well done guys we will be back! 

Lyn Scott 6/22

I just wanted to thank you for accommodating the team this week.  We had a fantastic stay; everyone was so impressed with the apartments, and we all felt very spoiled.
Great to see some snow on the mountains, let's hope the ski season is a great one and such good news to hear finally tourist will be able to come to NZ without having to test. At
last a light at the end of the 2yr dark tunnel. 

Thanks so much and see you next time you are in Auckland.
Jo 6/22
Infinity Holidays 

Thank you, our stay was amazing, really appreciated the accommodation to change rooms.
Alanah Argryow 6/22

Hello Roman
It was very nice to meet you on Friday at the drinks that Team DQ organised. I am so sorry that we missed each other on Saturday but I know you checked in by phone with Anna and Chloe.
We had such a wonderful stay at The Rees. Your team, led by Maria, is very switched on. The property presented so so beautifully and the rooms were immaculate in their fit out detail and housekeeping standards. 
I know it is a team effort but it was terrific. We were lucky too to be able to enjoy our rooms late afternoon for 60-90 minutes before we were due at our next appointment.
Thanks for having us Roman.

Philip Engelberts 6/22

The feedback was incredible – along the lines of “couldn’t fault a thing” “Rooms were amazing” “Food was incredible”
We will be back 

Ashleigh Garrett 6/22
EA/Internal Operations Manager
Ricoh New Zealand Limited 

Thanks for your email. Unfortunately it was only one night I got to stay at The Rees but it was a great night. Every one of the staff members that I spoke to while I was there were super nice and couldn’t do enough for us. Also small things like I forgot toothpaste - you have that all suppled in the rooms! Whatever you are doing it is working! It will be our go to.

Take care
Rebecca 5/22

Thank you to you and your team for the outstanding hospitality during my recent stay. As always the Rees exceeded expectations (which were high).
I was wondering if you would have availability for a standard room for Saturday and Sunday nights.

I look forward hearing from you.
Best Regards 
Hamish 5/22
Cruise Milford

Hi  Abdon
Thanks you for your email. We had a wonderful stay at The Rees and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at your hotel, please pass on my compliments to Roman and Mark.

Ngā mihi
Matt Woods 5/22
Destination Queenstown


Hi Abdon
Thank you for our stay.
The Rees and more so its staff where absolutely amazing in every way.
Totally faultless and you will be seeing us again.

Thank you
Gareth & Bex 5/22

Good morning Abdon,
Thank you for your email.
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you and your team.
From the moment I arrived I was made to feel welcome and valued.
Every person on your team was amazing, whether it was 9am or 9pm the service never faulted.
During my stay I asked about renting a bike and Jimmy was super helpful with arranging this for me as well.
I couldn’t fault a thing my entire stay and I look forward to returning again to stay with you.
Please pass on my thanks to your team.

Kind regards
Lindsey Coleman 5/22
Sales Manager
Fairview Mazda

Hi there.
We are regular visitors to Queenstown and your staff and hotel are fantastic.
Our only very small area of issue was the room service menu & breakfast.
After a day going to wineries (eating a lot of winter based food etc) the room service menu was very limited and a couple of lighter options like a Caesar salad would be great.
Also the hot food area in the breakfast could use some inspiration.

Kind Regards
Darren Knight CA – (Director) 5/22
Middleton Holland

Hi Abdon
I don’t often reply to these emails but - I have to say the service Lisa and I received from your staff was outstanding. From reception to being delivered to our room and shown how everything works, and the friendliness of the bar staff, cleaners and maintenance staff made us feel at home. 
Look forward to staying with you again 

Many thanks
Steve & Lisa 5/22
Stephen Salkeld
Dealer Principal
M 027 6571957 T  06 8787149 Extn 501

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you so much for our stay at your property, we thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Rees and I am super confident in recommending this to friends, family and any clients heading down to Queenstown.
The apartments were spacious, comfortable, spotless and had an amazing view.  All the staff were very attentive and friendly, nothing ever
seemed like too much trouble and they always had a smile and a friendly hello.
The lobby is very welcoming and inviting, not only does the view speak for itself but the ambience is exactly what you need/envision when going to Queenstown.
We had breakfast at the hotel each morning which was delicious and always very prompt.  The team down in the restaurant were all very lovely, I didn't get their names but a lovely lady who I believe was from Japan.
We also had dinner in the hotel for the first night as it was my mum's birthday, food was spectacular and again the service was excellent.
So thank you very much, you have a wonderful team and property which we will definitely be back again to visit.
Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Kindest Regards
Amanda Forth 5/22
National Operations Manager
Connections Group of Companies

Hi Abdon , 
I stayed with you last week with the Mazda conference and cannot 
Thank your staff enough for their focus to customer service , from the moment we walked in
And being greeted by the staff, check in was so easy , Guided to our room and shown the 
Features of the room , down to being acknowledge by any staff member I passed in the hall ways.
I passed on to your staff member how amazing your service was when I checked out and also mentioned it to the 
General manager of Mazda NZ. Please pass on to you staff my thanks, Well done guys it was notice by all that attended.

Wayne McLellan 5/22
Blackwells Mazda

Hi Team,
Congrats on a great review on NZ Herald today. 
I wanted to add that it could be worth really highlighting on your website or Expedia links about your complimentary hourly shuttle service into town - I’ve always overlooked The Rees because it looks a bit ‘out of the way’ and I’ve gone for QT or Rydges or Novotel close to the centre of Queenstown.
But now I’ve read the Herald review and know that it’s easy to get to town, for my next visit we’ll definitely go for The Rees. 

Daniel Richardson 5/22

Hi Abdon
Thanks for your mail, yes the stay was great your staff was Fantastic, Jimmy represents your Hotel very well, what left a bitter taste was when I landed in Auckland I received an email from your reception to say that I have not paid for two bottles of water in my room which I was very confused about, on my check out I paid for the drinks we had at the bar the night before and she told me that I also had water out of my bar fridge which I said yes and I was charged at the time not a problem, but then I received the email to say I need to pay $12.00 more , my question to Jimmy is that this should be sorted out at the time of check out and he agreed which I believe he sorted out, hopefully this feedback is helpful I will be back to stay thank you.

Shaun Clay 5/22
Group Service Manager
South Auckland Mazda

Dear Roman, and all the wonderful team at the Rees,
We had such a awesome week at the Rees, being pampered by all of you, without exception!
I travel a lot around the world, and do return to favorite hotels, but none is like the Rees.
Thanks to ( in order if appearance) Jimmy, Ruby, Josh ( who settled my laptop problem in a jiffy), Victor, Errol, Xin(?) and the housekeeping team, Austin, Mu, Lillian, Clarrise and assistant ( for dinner) and Mia.
So delighted to meet you again Roman, after 2 years of multiple communications. Good to recognize a familiar face at front of house, Micka. So glad to meet Sharon again (on the her "beat"). Revelled in the multiple flavours of Corey's creations. 
Congratulations and admiration to all!
I was in an unfamiliar room this time, but there was never anything out of place. ( do check the toilet bowl though. I am not sure if the water should continue to drip into the bowl when the flushing stops)
It was (brrr) cold outside, but the heating in the room made it feel like Singapore
Will be back in December. Can't keep away!!

Have a good winter season, and keep well!
Vivien 5/22

Hi Abdon,
It was overall a great stay. We had a very impressive suite we stayed in with a great view.
All round a very good stay!

Oliver 5/22

Kia Ora Abdon 
It was so beautiful ended our trip nicely 
We had the best views the room was perfect .
I didn’t see the payment come out of my bank yet 
Please use card I gave you 

thanks so much 
Cheers Donna 5/22

Hi there, 
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to your team. 
Honestly everyone was pretty freaking amazing that we talked about the level of service with the Mazda dealers. 
Coming down for a ski trip on August/ September, fingers crossed from some snow. 

Many thanks, 
Briar 5/22
Proximity New Zealand

Good Morning
Thanks so much and thank you to ALL the staff who are simply fantastic. The level of hospitality you all offer is top shelf. 
Best regards and see you next time

Anthony Kearns 5/22
General Manager 
Archibalds Motors 2021 Limited

Good morning
Thank you for your amazing service 
Andrew was very happy to have found the wine in his room.
Much appreciated

Leeanne 5/22

Hi Heidi and Feena,
On behalf of Queenstown Dinner Club, I would like to say a huge thank you to you both for all the connection from you both to make our Dinner happen.
The service we had from Ed and Bea was outstanding, they were co friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem to accomodate our every need.
The meal was just amazing and the dessert was so delicious, everyone so enjoyed the meal, a huge thank you to the Chefs.
What can I say it was just fantastic for you to have us there for dinner at such short notice.
The Queenstown Dinner Club members would  certainly  always be recommending The Rees for a wonderful Dining Experience.

Kind Regards
Ella Wilson 5/22
President/venue Coordinator.

Thank you for contacting us.  We really enjoyed our time at The Rees Hotel. All your staff were so charming and very helpful. Will be recommending your establishment to family and friends.  

Regards Margaret and Basil. 5/22 

Hi Micka,
Thank you for your email. My fiance and I had an amazing stay at the Rees.
We are actually planning our wedding for next year. Could you connect me with the reservations manager/events manager? We are looking for accommodation booking for a large party, around 70 guests for March 2023.

Boris 5/22

thanks .  We had a wonderful stay.  Have shared a photo and written a review. The food was fantastic and staff exceptional . 

Regards Bridget 5/22


HI Abdon,
We had another wonderful stay thanks.  Just a couple of points to note.  We found the bedrooms a little squashed with such a large bed in a small room it really left no room for bags.  The room we had previously was larger so will look to book this one next time.
A couple of staff I would like to call out.  
Jimmy who checked us in and drove us in the shuttle a few times with a  very cheerful demeanour.  So hard to see people smiling in these days of mask wearing but you could tell he was happy in his work.
Bea was the other stand out as she served us multiple times in the restaurant and our daughter actually remembered her from our last visit.  Bea was friendly, helpful and nothing was too much trouble.  She has such a gorgeous laugh that she made our meal times pleasant.  We were always pleased to see her when she was on duty.

Morning Mark, 
I trust you and the team are doing as well as you can at present mate?
I’ve been meaning to drop you a line re our recent stay (April 10-14). We brought all 4 of our kids with us which is hectic enough on its own. I’m sure you’re aware but we had a couple of minor technical difficulties with the room and both of us cannot speak highly enough of how your team approached and handled them. 
The personnel on during our entire stay were (as always) professional, courteous and above all else, supremely helpful. It made a relatively difficult trip (pleasing 4 kids is a hell of a task) that much more enjoyable and we’d really appreciate if you could mention to them all how much we appreciated their help and patience.

All the best for (hopefully) a bumper winter Mark. Thanks again to all, we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind Regards,
Michael Sentch| MInstD, LBP 101878 4/22

Tristyn McDougall 4/22
Financial Controller
Super Liquor Holdings Ltd

Good Evening,
I just wanted to thank you for a most enjoyable stay at The Rees. The customer service of all staff was exemplary, whilst the accommodation was first class. In particular my partner and I were very impressed with the welcome and service provided to us by a young woman who only joined the organisation in the last two weeks. In addition the wide variety of offerings available at the complimentary breakfast was first rate and the service of the dining room staff was also excellent - We look forward to returning to The Rees next time we visit Queenstown - 

Brian Powell 4/22

Dear Roman
I am writing to thank you and everyone at the Rees Hotel for a wonderful stay in one of your beautiful 2 bedroom apartments while I was performing and teaching at the Whakatipu Music Festival. The Rees Hotel‘s support of this special Queenstown festival was greatly appreciated and my family and I felt so well looked after by your Rees team. 
I will be recommending your hotel to all my colleagues and I look forward to staying with you again sometime in the future. It was lovely to have the opportunity to talk with you and James at Michael and Christine Hill’s on Saturday morning. 

Best wishes
Bridget Douglas 4/22

Enjoyed our four days at the rees always a pleasure exciting with fire alarm first night thunderstorm the next lol next time we come I will ask for a apartment with spa bath thank you and your staff for your hospitality  

cheers kevin 4/22



Thank you to all the wonderful staff, you made our stay so special. Running us up and down in the shuttle, making sure we where looked after and felt like we were with family. The birthday extravaganza was executed so well, I couldn’t of done it better myself, really made a special moment a memory :) 
We back to the hustle of Auckland but can’t wait to visit again. The Rees family will definitely be my stay of choice when I visit again.

Have a lovely Easter weekend 
Aileen 4/22

Kia Ora Jimmy,
Thank you so much for your wonderful service and assistance. Your prompt action and confirmation of our Glacier Explorer tour for our stay in October is greatly appreciated.
All of you at The Rees Hotel have made our communications so easy and I really am impressed with your professionalism, friendliness and prompt follow up since our communications 12 months ago in our attempts to finally get to beautiful Queenstown and your beautiful hotel.
We are yet to stay there and already  you have made us feel so welcome. I have never been to Queenstown even though I have been to New Zealand a number of times and neither of us have stayed at The Rees Hotel. Your wonderful communications and service mean we are even more excited about arriving in October.
Thank your for all your assistance.
Have a lovely day.

Best Wishes,
Myra 4/22

Thanks, it was a great stay. Staff were very helpful from reception, shuttle driver and wait staff for both dinner and breakfast. Food was excellent too. 

Kind Regards,
Jill Dumper. 4/22

Thank you very much for your message and for the great stay we enjoyed at the Rees hotel! We loved the lake view ( changing during the day) and the very comfortable spacious bed. We also appreciated the secure parking especially given we had an exotic car with us.
The only thing we were missing was a working space - a desk or small table and chair would have been very helpful as my husband had to do some work on a number of occasions during our stay.
He managed by using the side board but a purpose built desk or table would have been better.

Best regards 
Eve 4/22

Many thanks for having me, Malintha. It was a lovely stay.

Dane Ambler 4/22
Executive Director – Buy NZ Made 
Good morning
Our groups stay was excellent, and staff were incredible. Thank you.
The only negative was the bar charges were the most expensive we found in Queenstown.

Warren Vining 4/22

Thanks, your facilities are first rate. My only negative comment is that I wasn’t told that booking the shuttle was mandatory, so I had to wait longer than I preferred.

Glen Cormier 4/22

Hello Malintha,
Thank you very much for being available for us at what was a difficult time.
Your apartments are fabulous, peaceful and a great place to see out 7 days.

Paul Maguire 3/22


Hi Mark,
Thanks to you and your team for making our honeymoon incredible!
Your team are the most kind, professional, fun people and we will definitely be back.

Matthew Strong 3/22

Hi Malintha,
Thank you for your email, and apologies for the delay in replying.
We were so very impressed with how attentive and friendly the staff were during our stay, and made it seem nothing we asked for was too much. Also, having broken my ankle on the first day of our honeymoon, I was particularly grateful for the room upgrade provided, as we spent much more time in the room than we had planned. The gluten free pizza we had from late night room service menu was one of the best I've ever had.
Over all, it was a wonderful stay and we will definitely be looking to return sometime in the near future. We were very impressed with the restaurant food too, my husband would love the recipe for the roast tomato soup! Compliments to the chef.
Thank you for making our stay so memorable, and as comfortable as possible.

Kind regards, 
Philippa Duncalf 3/22

Hey Roman 
Just reaching out to thank you for making my stay at The Rees happen.
It’s always a treat to feel at home away from home.
My only regret is arriving so late which meant not being able to take advantage of the restaurant.
Regardless, thank you so much.
I will be posting another gushing 5 star review on TripAdvisor… after my breakfast in the morning.
Thank you. Made my day.

Kind regards,
Ian Stansfield 3/22
Surgical Account Manager – Alcon

Kia ora Abdon,
Thank you for your email. We had a really good time at the Rees. Always love the service and friendliness of all the Rees team.
We are looking forward to returning again.

Ngā mihi,
Andrew Robinson  | Director  |  AR Consultants Limited  |   3/22

Hi Fenna
Thanks for organising a wonderful event and please also pass on our thanks to the staff who were there on the night.
We thoroughly enjoyed The Rees and its hospitality and location.

Kind regards
Ruth Hodges, B.A. (HONS), MREINZ 3/22
Colliers Rural and Lifestyle

It was a pleasure staying at  The Rees Hotel.   So handy to the city and from the Airport.  The Complimentary Shuttle to the City was really appreciated.

Laxmi patel 3/22

Hi Ed, 
Thank you so much for the meal and attention to detail you, Cory and Clarisse and the other staff provided. You made the experience absolutely top notch and everyone was in heaven with the food and wine. A very very special experience for all of us at AskNicely.   
Thank you so so much again and please pass on how the evening was the most special and the pinnacle of our Queenstown stay. Incredible food and flavours. So very special!! 

Shameem Daneshmend 3/22
Senior Product Manager


Fantastic stay with my whaanau. Our accommodation was first class as was the service. We used the shuttle several times and always on time. 
Thank you for making our stay special. We will definitely return. 

Parekawhia McLean 2/22

Ngaa mihi nui
We had a great stay. Very welcoming and professional staff. Appreciated the attention from Mark on our trip to Mt Difficulty. Great rooms and great views.

Whare Ataahua 
Shane Solomon 2/22

Hi Fenna
I wanted to drop you a note to thank you for your positive and meaningful response to our concerns when we raised them with you.
Staff at The Rees all deliver great service and I can see that clearly it is led by the managers there.
We do very much appreciate your follow-up and also the kind gestures you made in response.

All the best and thank you again.
Mark 2/22

Hi all,
I wanted to pass on my thanks for the hospitality over the past few days to the Randstad group.
This trip was originally scheduled for 2020, and it was so wonderful that we were finally able to celebrate the team this week.
The team had a great time, and kept saying how much the stay at the Rees and all the staff had made this trip extra special.
So please pass my thanks on to anyone and everyone who worked over the past week to allow us to have a great time. It was very appreciated.

Katherine Swan 2/22
Country Director 
Randstad New Zealand 

Hi Abdon, 
Thank you for reaching out and we had a very enjoyable stay at the Rees, part of that was the location on the lake and the room itself but the biggest part was from the outstanding service from every single person that we came into contact with at the Rees. It made our stay what it was and we appreciated it.

Kindest regards 
Chris Maclean 2/22
Bayleys Metro -  MREINZ

Superb food and staff
We really enjoyed our evening here despite the main restaurant being closed due to Covid. The food, staff and location were outstanding and was the best meal we’d had for some time. The chef is very talented.

Review collected in partnership with 
Date of visit: February 2022

Hi Abdon
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Rees. 
Every staff member was so welcoming and friendly. They couldn't do enough for you.
Our room was comfortable and clean with an amazing view.
The shuttle service to and from town was an added bonus.

Many thanks
Kathryn and Jim 2/22

Highly recommend
We really enjoyed our stay at the Rees. Was meant to be 2 nights but we added a third as we decided our other accom option we had booked would be disappointing in comparison!
Room was well appointed, bathroom was spacious, clean and the spa bath was an added bonus.
Turn down service includes the most delicious chocolates too!
Wifi worked well as did the TV and in room tablet that gave you all the hotel info.
We stayed in an Executive Lake View room, which is a mezzanine style (up some stairs) on level 7 (the top level) so our super large balcony gave us great views.
Yes it wasn’t a direct view as you look into the roof below, but we really liked the space the room gave us and it also meant we had more privacy.
The balcony on ours and the room itself are much bigger than the lake view hotel rooms.
Free parking in covered garaging below and also a Tesla charging station which came in handy for our rental.
Breakfast was included in our rate, was a limited menu you selected from (due to Covid I suspect) and it was good too.
All the staff (reception, restaurant to house keeping) we came across were fantastic - nothing was an issue - but a big shoutout to the man Jimmy who was ever so pleasant and showed us the other room type we were considering changing to (a Lake view hotel room, decided we liked the Exec room better!).
It’s people like Jimmy that keep you coming back!
We will be back and highly recommend the Rees to those that are looking at options in Queenstown. Yes it may be a bit pricier - but you get what you pay for in our opinion.
Something to note: It is a few minutes drive from the main center which wasn’t an issue for us as we had a car, but they offer a shuttle service hourly which really makes things easy. On previous trips without a car we’ve stayed closer to town at the QT so we could walk in, but even if we didn’t have a rental next time we would stay at the Rees as the rooms and staff were that good, and the fact that you can still get into and out of town via the shuttle makes being a few mins drive out not a problem.
They also have free guest laundry - 2 washing machines and 2 dryers for your use (free) which was handy as we had been away for close to a week.
When you factor in breakfast, laundry services and parking, that is all included in the rate, we felt it was great value for money.
Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: ▪️Free shuttle on the hour in and out of town ▪️Executive Lake view room was great ▪️Free parking

Kim 2/22


Thank you, we will certainly stay at The Rees again. One thing I was a little apprehensive about was getting to town and parking but the shuttle solved all those problems. A big tick also to the staff they were all so helpful and asgood, if not better than anywhere I have stayed in NZ.

Rod 1/22

Thank you. We enjoyed our stay immensely. The service and rooms were the normal fantastic standard.
We plan to come down in November for the Queenstown marathon and half marathon. Can you please let me know if you are doing shuttles to the start of both events and how much the cost will be.

Many thanks
Sandra 1/22

Thank you for your email, which preceded my email to you, expressing our thanks for a wonderful night’s stay at The Rees. We have long wished to stay with you and have fallen unlucky on previous occasions which coincided with the ski season. So to finally enjoy your hospitality has been a treat, albeit for only one night this time.
Your hotel exceeded our expectations in every respect – the accommodation, the position, the facilities, the excellent shuttle service – and above all – your staff and their utter professionalism, warmth and engagement with guests. Rarely do we experience such a committed team, who clearly value their employment with you and treat each guest with individual attention, with the omnipresent smile. We understand this can’t be easy after two years of uncertainty – congratulations on engendering such a positive mindset.
We loved every minute of our stay with The Rees and will most definitely be returning when we visit our  new Queenstown distributors through the year.
With our gratitude and hope for an uplift  for the tourism industry this year.

Best regards
Patricia Radisich 1/22

The entire team consistently delivered excellent service, and this was felt for the entire week I spent with you. Shane was outstanding and went above and beyond to ensure we were well looked after and wanting to come back as soon as possible.
The hot chocolate is delicious!! As were all the hot drink options we managed to enjoy. I don’t drink trim milk, but I know one of my colleagues would have liked that as an option. We managed breakfast on one day due to a busy schedule and only had room service (lunch) once. They were nice.
Rooms were lovely and clean - the amenities available were extensive and appreciated. Lovely big towels. I used the Bluetooth speaker in my room and thought that was a great touch. The milk in the fridge was DELICIOUS! I was only sad I didn’t discover it until late in my stay and then opted not to have my room serviced so I ran out but a wonderful selection of tea options which I appreciated.
Overall, I’m a fan and will be back next time I’m in Queenstown - happy to recommend the Rees to anyone.

Saini Tuitupou Air New Zealand 1/22

One of the best hotels in the world.
The staff were the highlight of the stay for me. Micka was incredibly accomodating with a particularly demanding request that I made. Micka made sure she was available for me when needed and went above and beyond in the service she provided. Micka was also was so kind and friendly throughout my whole stay. My family really enjoyed the service provided by Jimmy, he was very helpful, informative and warm and I want to thank him for that - they felt really well looked after. Shane was also another staff member that my family adored, he was so kind and always had a big smile on his face. Shane was also extremely kind and genuinely warm. I felt so welcomed by everyone - it was like coming home whenever I arrived back at the hotel.
The rooms are immaculate, with beautiful ammenities and facilities (including a bluetooth enabled speaker and bath salts in addition to the standard ammenities). I also really appreciate that the bedside tables have USB plugs right next to the bed. The view is absolutely unbeatable. The bed is divine and the rooms are lovely and warm - when I needed to cool down the room I just opened the door. The staff also offer a shuttle service to town. Seriously, what more could you need?!
I think the best way to praise this hotel is to mention that fact that my mother now wants to cancel her birthday celebrations in Rarotonga so we can return to the Rees instead.

Thank you so much for your personalised service. Your team is unbeatable!
Lauren Tipene 1/22


Thankyou so very much for the amazing service given to us during our stay at the weekend.  A special thankyou to Austin and Eugene for their very welcoming service on arrival and in the dining room for breakfast.  Our eldest son and his wife organised  our stay and it was lovely that they mentioned our 40th wedding anniversary, and that in our room was a lovely card and sweets.
We thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful amenities your hotel offered and of course the view was stunning.
We will not hesitate to return and stay again.

Julie Rodgers 1/22

Kia ora!

We had a most wonderful stay, thankyou - our room was perfect, and we were appreciative of getting it turned over in the few hours we were out, which made coming back to it a pleasure and so relaxing 
We also really valued the guest shuttle service to and from Queenstown, and all the staff's gracious willingness to drive us around. Shane was charming and gave us wonderful advice on things to do in Queenstown that we may not otherwise have known about. Every staff member we encountered was so kind and courteous and genuine, which is hugely important in hospitality - we felt cared for and that our needs were easily catered to.
The room service breakfast was delicious and timely and thank you also for the late checkout and ability to store our luggage for much of the afternoon before we flew out on Sat night.
We had an amazing time at the Rees and will definitely recommend it to others who visit!

Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou.
Sarah (Dillaman) 1/22

Kia Ora
We were entirely impressed and are very grateful for the beautiful room, impeccable service and facilities.
We will definitely recommend you and visit again.
Thank you so much to everyone.

Kindest regards 
Ingrid 1/22

Good morning, 
Really appreciate your email.
I do have some feedback which I would like to share with you but will not share it through or any public portal.
The welcome to the hotel with Sebastian was lovely, very inviting and personal - thank you.
The room and view was lovely and clean.
The dinner was terribly dissapointing, we understood the meals were being served in the reception area so allowance were made.
The staff were friendly but the food was not that good, 2 scallops per serve for a starter was poor value, and the mains were cold/ luke warm. 
Main dinner portion sizes were also very small.
We are not big eaters but both felt hungry post dinner which resulted in eating the mini bar crisps.
Dinner came in at $180 which we put down to poor value and very average.
We had planned to stay an additional night but decided against it on an over rated experience.

Kind regards
Leanne Higgins 1/22

Good afternoon Abdon,
Feedback for you on our stay as per below, Room 7123;
Shower design allows water to flow under the door and out on to the floor. Luckily we had the bath mat down. It ended up very wet. 
The tiles of the shower have slippery spots which could be a safety issue.
The upgrade was greatly appreciated however I was a little frustrated that the initial view was of a roof and then the lake. It took away some of the magic.
It is probably worthwhile for us on any future stay to call and book direct in order to ensure we get the room and view we're after rather than using and not fully understanding what we are booking. Very minor issue though.
Heidi and her team at check in were excellent and I cannot fault their customer service. Fantastic rapport with the team and a credit to your organisation.
Dinner at True South was good, a few more scallops for the entre would justify the price. The truffle French fries were excellent, the tuna meal was good as was the mushroom pasta, although the mushroom sauce could have been a little thicker. Overall value for money was average to good, presentation excellent, taste good. 
Bar service was very good however my choice of drink is a Long Island Iced Tea and I am intrigued that the first drink was pleasant but tasted weaker than expected and the second was spot on. Consistency needed?
Check out was an excellent experience. Quick, professional and friendly.
My wife and I regularly visit family further south and since Covid we vowed to support businesses in the area and, with hotels, decided using a different provider each time to share the love. This is now going to be difficult after our stay with you but will possibly still look for that room with a view and the customer service of The Rees.
Well done to your team.
Hope this is helpful feedback?

Pat 1/22


Hi Corey 
Happy New Year to you   Hope all is well down there 
Just a quick email to say my son and his GF had the most amazing 4 night stay at Rees   They loved the local produce, the friendly staff and the amazing room   I was very jealous back here in Auckland still working 
Anyway thanks again I will def call in when ever I make it down that way 

Megan Corbett |  Element Food Limited 12/21
Founder and Director


We really enjoyed our stay. Your service was amazing - best I’ve experienced.
Thanks again!

Carl and Amy 12/21


Good evening,

We had a wonderful stay at The Rees. We were very impressed with our unit and the view was amazing.
We would like to recognise Shane. He greeted us warmly when we arrived and looked after us to make sure we were comfortable and understood all the features of the hotel. 
All the staff were most attentive. We will stay again when we next have a chance to be in Queenstown.

Kind regards
Harry and Mary van Gog 12/21


Hi, yes we really enjoyed our stay. We regularly stay in Queenstown and this was our first time at the Rees. I congratulate you on your staff. Well trained, polite and friendly. We will be back.


Peter Mackay 12/21


Thanks Austin. We really enjoyed staying in the Rees Residences so I’m sure we will be back.

Kind Regards
Charlotte  12/21


Thanks Abdon!
My main feedback is around the staff - they are awesome. Shane and Jimmy in particular. 

Peter de Graaf  |  Northern Advocate Far North reporter 12/21


Dear Abdon and the rest of the team,

Louise and I just wanted to say an enormous thank you to everybody who made our stay at the Rees such fun.
The level of service the team provides is second to none - everybody is so genuinely friendly and helpful, it’s why we keep on coming back! 
Whilst the hotel and location are truly outstanding, it’s the care and attention provided that truly makes the Rees stand out for us.
Wishing everybody a fab Christmas and a wonderful summer.

All the best, Steve & Louise Jamieson 12/21

Hi there, 

Thank you for your email
We had an absolutely fabulous stay at your hotel. The service was incredible, I am kicking myself for not getting anyone's name but everyone who helped us during our stay was just amazing. Super professional and helpful. The view was beautiful and the room was very luxurious. We were really thrilled about the complimentary shuttle in to town. That made a huge difference. Thank you for being part of our wonderful holiday to celebrate our anniversary. We had a really special time.
If I could have one suggestion it would be that we were quite keen to order drinks with our room service dinner but couldn't figure out how to do so. Maybe this is not possible but if it is we couldn't figure out how to do that. But that is only a small thing, we had a truly fantastic time. Thanks so much,

Erin 11/21

Thank you for the most wonderful wonderful evening last night.. a really memorable night. Thank you for the wonderful champagne also. Some at the table were long long time locals who had never been and plan a return very soon( like we do,another was a sign up to Saturday nights Tattinger dinner. Food wine atmosphere staff were magical- can’t rave enough about it

Litten party 11/21

Hi we would both like to commend “Shane” he was an awesome friendly guy. He gave us lots of recommendations. Which we took up and weren’t disappointed. Also your breakfast restaurant staff and chef . Sorry didn’t get their names. All were lady’s ,We’re so friendly and attentive. They made our stay relaxed, and very tasty breakfasts. We even got the pancake recipe off the chef. Please pass on our thanks to all. Will be back again one day.

Mr & Mrs Crosbie 11/21

Kia ora Mark,
The board and management of Southland Institute of Technology asked me to pass on their thanks for hosting us so well. You and your team displayed exceptional manaakitanga with everyone commenting on how attentive they were. The Business breakfast was a success, and the food was delicious. Again, many thanks for looking after us. 

Kind regards Darren Rewi 11/21
SIT Board member. 
Engage Safety 
Embed - Engage - Exceed

Hello Abdon,
My family’s stay at the Rees was very enjoyable amd the staff were great. I can’t seem to find my black collapsible fishing net and I’m wondering if I may have left it on Room 7131. It’s made by McLean Angling. If it’s been found, please let me know. Many thanks in advance.

Greg Watts 11/21

That's no problem, I would be happy to do a Google review and I will also give a great  rating on which is how I booked. Thanks once again so much, the phenomenal level of customer service deserves to be acknowledged so please pass on our gratitude and happiness with our stay. Thanks! 

Erin Earle 11/21

Dear Fiona
A HUGE “ Thank  You” to you and all at the Rees who made my hosting of today’s workshop a seamless delight.
The level of care, professionalism , flexibility and attention to detail that you have shown since I first starting talking to you about the event, way back in July has been exceptional. I have felt supported by a capable and dedicated pair of hands and it was a real bonus not to have to worry about the venue and catering details in the lead up to the event.
The views from the Ruma Wai Kahu room help to set the scene for an extraordinary day and they were more than complimented by the comfort and style of the well resourced room ( including some standout artworks). The chef’s offering drew many a compliment and the strawberry dessert was “ the cherry on the top” which brought the “ serious business “ of the workshop to a halt ( filled with appreciative sounds and comments).
Thank you once again for the part you and the Rees have played in the success of the workshop.

Warm regards
Lizanne 11/21

I just wanted to pass on my sincere thanks to your team for looking after us so amazingly whilst we were there over Labour weekend. We had a fantastic weekend which was heightened by the service we received at the Rees. In particular, we thoroughly enjoyed Shane’s company on the shuttle trips and his recommendations for us were spot on!
Thanks again and we wish you and your team all the best

Nicky 10/21

Hello Abdon
The Rees is a beautiful hotel. I stayed there on the recommendation of a friend (Di Coutts) who stays with you on her trips to Queenstown. The service and hospitality of all staff was exceptional during my stay. I have to say I was slightly disappointed by the reduced breakfast and dinner menus however I totally understand why in these COVID times of fewer guests. Having said that the breakfast (Continental) and dinner were beautifully presented.
I will definitely stay at the Rees on other upcoming trips

Judy 10/21
Judy Cormick
Research Insights Ltd

We had an excellent stay at The Rees and would love to return!
Actually we are thinking of coming in December from the 19th - 21st. It will just be two adults. Could you please let us know room rates for a couple of different options (ie entry level room to executive Lakeview).

Jo 10/21


Good afternoon. My wife and I stayed at The Rees Hotel for two nights - 5/6 October 2021.  We wish to record our appreciation for your lovely hotel, delightful staff and relaxing environment.  We throughly enjoyed our stay and will be back (for longer next time). The bed was soooo comfortable, the room was immaculate and the food delicious.  Naming staff for special mention is dangerous because all the staff were professional and extremely courteous. However one staff member needs to be mentioned. Shane at the front desk was charming, pleasant and always engaging. He regularly checked that everything was to order.  Shane went out of his way to ensure we were satisfied with The Rees’ altered arrangements with a flight to Milford. Right through our stay  We felt valued as clients of the Rees and for that we thank you.
Please pass on our gratitude to Shane.  He is a fine ambassador for your establishment. 

With kind regards
Heather & Ross Thurston 10/21

Thanks Austin :) 
I forgot to tell you that the waste disposal in our room wasn’t working either. I made a noise then nothing. 
We had the most amazing stay with you! Thank you so much to you and Shane for all your help and amazing hospitality. We will highly recommend. 

Cheers, Emma 10/21

And I will put something up on the trip advisor about how awesome you all are there at the Rees.  We have stayed at 5 star resorts all around the world and my first roles in life were in travel/tourism - you and your team definitely deliver.
Constructive feedback - would love to see a local provider of the bathroom amenities - Forest and Bird are a political lobby group, there was nothing particularly 'environmentally friendly' about their product packaging or the products themselves out of an Auckland repacker - so if you have a local lavender farm or similar, please consider using/promoting them and their products rather than a political lobby entity.
Your turn down service - take the chance when guests are out to do this - rather than when they are still in house at 4-5pm (we understand that perhaps your turn down employee was being let go early under covid - but if not... then maybe don't do that as it's lovely to come back AFTER dinner and find the room 'ready for bed' and we LOVED the little chocolate every night too!)
Other than that - Marvellous, wonderful, fabulous and the  BED!  So, so comfy and we have a magnificent bed at home.  The room was superb - world class!
All of your people were friendly, interested, helpful and attentive - particularly our van driver Shane and waitress Becs (? I think - lovely girl from the Phillipines) and our check out girl and Jimmy and, and, and... just great!
Thank you so much, this was our first trip to Queenstown and we would highly recommend the Rees to our friends and family in the future.

Very best regards,
Deborah & Robert Burnside 10/21

Hi Abdon
As usual your team and facilities are faultless, we love visiting The Rees as often as we can.

Paul @ Chomp 10/21

Good Morning,
Would like to pass on how wonderful and friendly you’re staff are. In these strange times of Covid , they were exceptional . Please pass this on to you’re staff and special mention to Shane , they made our time at the Ree’s so enjoyable and will Be telling everyone heading to Queenstown to stay there, Thankyou again 

Kind regards Lisa McManaway (Room 308) 09/21


Hi there, I just wanted to take a few moments to send through a review since our recent stay with you guys.
This hotel the pinnacle of special. And as much as the hotel was beautiful, luxurious, and everything I had hoped to expect, you just can’t beat the five star service. From check in with Ariana and Heidi where all we received were big smiles and such a warm welcome…to the waiters, waitresses, (Floriana’s food knowledge and enthusiasm was awesome, and Mu and Eugene at breakfast were always helpful, pleasant and super lovely), to our main man Shane who greeted us at the jetty on arrival (yes the hotel has a service where you arrive via K-Jet to their private jetty from the airport!) and who was such a pleasure to have drive us out to an experience at Oxbow - we chatted the whole way, he an amazing representative for your hotel who always made us feel relaxed and comfortable, he is such an asset to you guys!! 
Last but definitely not least, Jimmy - The absolute BEST concierge I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with (and the concierge at The Carlyle in New York I thought was the best yet but he has now been beaten!) Jimmy couldn’t do enough for us including arranging transfers, fitting activities in around our itinerary, calling us to let us know when things were happening and how the weather was looking, and he actually engineered a lot of our trip too giving us the best tips and places to go from Glacier helicopter tours to off-roading and speed jet boating! You guys are just all so amazing. We will absolutely only be staying at The Rees in future any time we come to Queenstown.
Thank you 
Linda Tomokino 8/21

Hi Mark, Roman and Fiona. 
I hope you are all managing to keep well and safe. I just wanted to send you all a note to say a massive thank you for your hospitality over the past few weeks.  
Our stay at The Rees was outstanding – from the minute we walked into reception and were greeted by the friendly FOH team it felt as though we were coming home. I know I speak on behalf of Audi when I say we are incredibly grateful for the wider Rees team who go above and beyond to ensure that both guests are staff are looked after to the best of their ability. 
The way the team coordinate the room drops and work in with our busy schedule of welcome functions and early breakfasts is seamless and doesn’t go unnoticed from our end. 
With regards to Tuesday evening, thank you all for being so understanding and flexible to accommodate our last minute restaurant booking. It wasn’t the way we envisaged our event finishing however our guests were incredibly grateful that we were still able to provide them with a Plan B. 
Fiona, you have been brilliant with regards to accommodating our group bookings. Thank you for your flexibility and patience with last minute changes to guest bookings – I have really enjoyed working alongside you on this event, thanks for making it so easy! 
Please pass my thanks onto the wider team. 
We hope it isn’t too long before we are able to head South and see you all again, but in the meantime I wish you all the best for the next few weeks. 

Take care, 
Sarah 8/21
Event Manager
European Distributors

Please thank the team.
Difficult circumstances, they rose to the occasion. 

Thanks Jocy 8/21

It was a very enjoyable first visit to The Rees for me… Thank you so much team!

With best wishes,
Mark McCartney 8/21
Marketing Manager, Audi New Zealand
European Motor Distributors

Yes for sure – our Ski Group that we had stay with you raved about your property – so thank you.
Holland Clarke & Beatson – THE TRAVEL AGENTS
D’Arne Haines Ι  Group & Event Travel 8/21

Hi Fiona!
Just want to say thanks for making the stay at The Rees awesome and super cool to meet/hang out/drive you around with you on Sat!

Phill  8/21

Hi Malintha,
Thank you for your email.
My stay we excellent thank you. I am always impressed by the premium service and overall helpfulness of your staff – truly world class.
I just wanted to note that half of my bed was very uncomfortable. It felt like the middle had sunk in (the bed closest to the lake). I figured it would be twin beds stuck together so I just slept on the other side and it was great. Perhaps the mattress needs replacing?

Ngā mihi / Kind Regards
Caitlin Ryan 8/21
Marketing & Operations Specialist, Audi New Zealand


Hi Team
We had another wonderful time staying in your facility to celebrate my son’s 30th birthday.  He and his partner were blown away by the apartment, and loved every minute of it.
I did have several issues with our door cards failing to work.  In total, I had to attend reception 4 times to get them re-set, which was frustrating.  Apart from that, we enjoyed our stay and hope to visit again in the not-too-distant future.  With our borders remaining closed, I hope you will notify me should you have any good room rates come along to encourage NZ visitors 

Kind regards
Sue Kuiti 8/21

We were very happy with our stay. Thank you.
Can we book for next year too please. Wednesday 10 August 22 to  Sunday 14 August 22. 2 x three bed apartments.

Thanks you
Aaron Tunstall 8/21

Thanks so much 
We had a lovely time and we were really impressed with all the staff and the service.

Kindest Regards 
Vanessa 8/21

Thanks we had a great stay.
Nothing to complain about and all the staff were great.
Comments would be around room layout and in particular with regards the aspect of the furniture.  You have the wonderful view yet the bed and the furniture is orientated within the room to look at the walls.
Thanks and hope to see you again one day.
Kind Regards
Peter Rowe & Sarah Armstrong 8/21

HI There Abdon
We had a really great stay and time in Queenstown. 
The staff at the property were all really amazing. From check in to concierge to food & beverage. 
The only niggle we had would be the comfort of the beds, which i know is a personal preference and can't satisfy everyone. 
We just felt that they were really too soft and felt a bit "flimsy" and weren't able to get a great night's sleep. 
But i know this is personal preference 

Many thanks 
Lara 7/21

Really enjoyed the stay I left that 30 for that very reason :) I'll definitely be back soon !!

Jack Sparrow 7/21

Hi Roman 
Just wanted to say thanks for Friday, the whanau absolutely loved it. 
Alicia and I were speaking with Mark about your regular events and we would like to be kept in the loop for these in the future.  We see you have one coming up in September which we think e would like. 
Please put us on the mailing list,  I suspect we might try and visit more regularly and stay with you all at the Rees as the whanau were very impressed. 

Many thanks
Craig 7/21

Mōrena Mark,
I would like to thank you for your service and hospitality during the fundraising event 
I also wanted to commend your staff for offering support, including the waitress who was working at the fundraising event who would bring my drinks & food over every time I moved tables to greet everyone; and Roman for driving me to my Milford Galleries opening at the last minute when the Uber took a while to arrive and I was scared I was going to be late for my own opening 
Everyone was talking about the Apple desert - amazing!

Have a great week,
Yuki 7/21

Hi There
Thanks for having us. We had a fantastic stay with you. You will be our hotel of choice in future in QT.
I believe we have left a merino handmade baby blanket in one of the single beds in room 7011. Are you able to check with the cleaners as this is a treasured blanket of our little son.

Jennifer 7/21

Kia ora Mark
Please excuse my slowness in being in touch to express our considerable thanks and deep appreciation of what happened and how the evening proceeded for the Venice Biennale Fundraising event.
While I have no doubt you already know this, it was a profound and most memorable experience for all of us to be at the Rees Hotel and to be looked after so well by your very accommodating and obviously most happy team. 

Best wishes,
Stephen Higginson
Director 7/21


I would like to acknowledge your staff and there beautiful services from our stay on the 24-26 july. The reception staff we’re friendly and very welcoming. The staff that clean our room we’re too kind. Every time we saw them pushing there massive trolleys from one room to another. They always stop and make way for us put a beautiful smile on and wish us a happy days. We are very very impressed. Every staff we came across was very friendly. Even the staff in the restaurant. The food was amazing and would love to acknowledge the chefs. But to top it all of is your Staff named Pablo. Very happy man. He make our day. Very cheerful. Very positive and friendly. Thank you soo much for having such lovely staff to represent your Hotel and we loved our stay and your staff 100% happy with there service. 

Kind regards 
Sita Samita 7/21

Thank you for your email.  We very much enjoyed our stay at The Rees and found your team very helpful and gracious in all our dealings.  We will definitely stay with you again when next in Queenstown.

Many thanks,
Clare Dockery 7/21

Hi Fenna,
Appreciate your help with approving my refund through expedia. My wife and I both really enjoyed our stay.
It was by far our most enjoyable hotel experience after 6 weeks on the south island. All of the staff were extremely
friendly and accomodating. The bed in room 7142 was also amazing, taking our aches and pains away.
If I don't hear again from expedia in the next few weeks, I will follow up again for the refund.

Thanks again,
Alex Pappas 7/21

Hi Mark and team,
Thank you to all of you at the Rees for another wonderful stay the other week. That's the second time my family have stayed with you in as many months, this time also with my sister's family... you must have all been so thrilled every time you saw 5 kids, all under 8, running around and threatening to destroy the place :| ... Anyway, despite my children, the Rees, Queenstown and NZ is a true oasis away from everything else happening in the rest of the world. You've created such a lovely and truly hospitable environment and I really do appreciate the effort and energy that goes into making it such a welcoming place to stay; it is such an incredible respite, you have no idea. You can't fake the warm and friendly smiles you get every time you open the door to room-service, pop up to reception or the restaurant, wandering the corridors, or even from Alex after the tenth time we hit him up for a ride into town (10 of us had to make that the family road trip from hell - no wonder you took the short cuts!) my thanks to you all for just how truly special a place you have there; I hope it never changes.
I also hope the local and Australian tourists (maybe aside from the Sydneysiders at the moment) return in numbers over the coming weeks and you have an amazing winter. You certainly deserve it.
Lastly, for the many of you it seems who are currently away from your own families around the world, riding out this time far away from loved ones... I've been there and I really feel for you, NZ is a lovely country and the Rees is a great spot, but family is still family right... I hope you get comfort from your amazing 'work family', that this pandemic is soon behind all of us, and that you get to see your own families again very soon.

All the best from me and my family (especially the boys who now see the Rees as 'that's our New Zealand home').
Jared. 7/21

Thank you for a wonderful stay at the Rees, gorgeous location and helpful, friendly staff.  The only comment I would like to make is that during the busy times of the year, I think the shuttle bus to and from Queenstown should run more frequently, say every half an hour and be more flexible for the guests.

Kind regards
Sue Jacobs 7/21

Overall we had a good stay, however, we were disappointed that we did not get any compensation, other than a quick sorry at checkout (when we mentioned it) for the disruption caused by a water leak in our bathroom.
This caused us to repack and move to another room with a worse view, my wife lost a whole morning (she’s writing a script) due to disruption liaising with reception, cleaners and then plumbers at the door – rather than peace and quiet to focus on her work.
We note that you picked up quickly on mini-bar $16.50 (on the room we were forced to move from) – which we are ok to pay but don’t see much balance in your overall approach (in a $3,000 or so stay).
We also note your staff were all very courteous and helpful.

Mark 7/21 

Hello, thank you for a wonderful stay for me and my family. We really enjoyed our time with you and your friendly staff and the accommodation was perfect.
Would you please email me the actual room invoices please. I did not take them with me when we checked out.
Thank you so much.

All the best
Lyndsey Cattermole 7/21

Good morning Fenna,
Thank you for organised the welcome drinks and sweet treats for kids. We really enjoyed our stay for the last 2 days.
By the way, we require late check out today for 12pm please.
Thanks a lot and really appreciated your assistance once again.

Best Regards,

Kia Ora
Thank you for such a wonderful stay your staff were all welcoming and helpful and we will definitely be recommending your hotel to our fellow aussie friends. 
My apologies for the mini bar please proceed and debit my credit card that is on file for these charges.

Thank you again
Beka Luafutu 7/21 


Dear Malintha, 
Thank you for your email. I am very happy to provide a review for my stay at The Rees. It was excellent and I will definitely be coming back - in particular I want to extend a thank you to the staff duty during the period of my stay at The Rees (4 and 5 of July). 
I did leave a Google review (as below) and am happy for this to be used elsewhere, with my first name only, thanks. 
Our stay at The Rees was marvelous. I travel often and can state honestly that The Rees is one of a kind. You cannot find another hotel in New Zealand with amazing views, friendly staff, and excellent food at their onsite restaurant. It is the whole package. The room we stayed in was immaculate, with a stunning view of the lake and mountains - particularly in the morning when the sun rose. The food was excellent - there is a variety available to suit all palates. The staff were all very welcoming and friendly. That, in particular, made our stay very pleasant - Thank you to all the staff that helped us during our stay there over the 4th and 5th of July. I will definitely be coming back and look forward to staying at The Rees, which I cannot recommend enough. 
Thanks and I hope you have a lovely rest of the week!

Kind regards, 
Victoria 7/21

They were great!  All Reception  and bar staff up excellent. Restaurant  folks could not have been better.Loved the food.Accom perfect. Many thanks for making my birthday  a very happy occasion. 

Lizzie Williams 6/21 

Dear Malintha, 
We had an amazing time staying at the Rees, the staff are all very welcoming, warm and helpful, especially Victor, who have helped us in so many ways….. 
We would like to thank every staff that make our holiday truly a memorable one. 
Queenstown is an amazing and magical place that we will surely revisit again and will surely come back to stay at Rees. 
I will highly recommend my friend to stay at Rees when visit Queenstown. 

Warm Regard, 
Vicky Tsai 6/21

Hi Yagik,
Hope you are well, We received excellent service from you and deal from the last time we stayed back at Rees in January, 
With that in consideration, We are planning for a two nights holiday again in September 18th-20th.
I was looking for Executive Lake View Hotel Room for these two nights. 

Divyesh 1/21


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. 

Kind regards,
Ramona Salins 6/21


Hi there 
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
Australian Brushware

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
Events Manager
Breast Cancer Cure

Hello Roman,
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.
Kia 5/21
IBK Photography

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.
Kind regards
JOY 5/21

Kia Ora,
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 

Hello Roman
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
Julianne Brogden
Collaboration Wines


Just a quick note to say we very much enjoyed our recent stay at the Rees Apartments.  We look forward to visiting again.

Many thanks.
Kind Regards
Lara Daniels 5/21
Administration & Finance Manager
intellium Technology

it was great - thanks
appreciate you taking care of the conference room set up etc
many thanks
Phil Veal 5/21

Hi Yagik,
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?

Thank you,
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
Peter 5/21

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
Rebecca 5/21

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 
Rachel 5/21

Hi Austin,
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.

Jared. 5/21

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
Heather 5/21

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.

Kind regards
Maree Porter 5/21

Hi Malintha
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!

Michelle 5/21

Hi Everyone,
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.
Best regards
Paul Fouche 5/21

Hi Team
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! :)

Kate 5/21

Hi There
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

Dear Victor,
Good morning.
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. 

Kind regards,
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 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.

Marian 4/21

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.
hank you
Ross Pratt 4/21

Hi Malintha,
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.

Kind Regards,
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.

Kind regards
Andie Parker 4/21

Hi Roman 
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 :)

Hayley 4/21

Dear Malintha,
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. 

Kind regards,
Angelina Sukiri 4/21

Hi Jimmy.
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.

Andy 4/21

Hi Malintha - thanks again for a lovely stay, and remembering my coffee order at an outrageously early time of the morning!  Amazing!! 

KR 4/21

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 CA CPP
Founder Co-CEO

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.

Kind Regards
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
Project Director
Sidera Consulting

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!

Michelle 4/21

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


Good afternoon

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.

Kind regards
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

Hi Fiona,
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… 
Thanks again. 

Renée Skelton 3/21
Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer & Chairman 


Hi Team!
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.

Best regards
Sue Kuiti
Wellington 3/21

Hi Fiona,
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. 

Thank you,
Tracy 3/21

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.

Kind regards
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.

Kind regards
Andrea 2/21

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
Kiran Nambiar
Business Development Director
Destination Queenstown 
PO Box 353 | 50 Stanley Street | Queenstown 9300 | New Zealand
DDI: +64 3 441 0753 | Mob: +64 27 611 3188 |

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.  
KR 2/21
Kristy Rusher

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.

Kind Regards
Trevor Blake 2/21

Hi there,
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. 

Kind regards
Yasmin and Joseph 2/21

Good morning
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

Best. regards
Clive and Trish Snell 2/21

Thank you.  It was a fabulous stay ... your hotel and staff are exceptional. 

Cheers -  Leslie 2/21
Rippon Winery

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.

Kind Regards
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.
Kind Regards

Lesley Ushaw NZROT 1/21
Managing Director

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.

Kind regards,
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.

Kindly confirm.
Seija 1/21

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 it’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 we’ll be back again soon.
Michelle 1/21

Mo and I loved our stay and want to send appreciation for the impeccable service we received from Jimmy! 

Many Thanks,
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. 😊
Many thanks for the lovely experience.

Best regards
Sandra 1/21
Sandra Heslin
International Student Welfare Manager

Thank you for the amazing stay we didnt want to leave.  
Everything was great 10/10z
Much appreciated 
Will surely recommend Rees to anyone will put up review on tripadvisor.

Zureen 1/21

Hi jagik, 
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 the point it was a little uncomfortable to sleep on. 
Otherwise a great place to stay. We will let others know for sure.

Vivienne 12/20

Dear Alex
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.

ngā mihi
Kamala 12/20

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
Sarah 12/20

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!)

Steph 12/20

Hi Roman
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

Best wishes
Baden and Jenny Green 12/20

Hi Malintha,
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.
Best wishes,
Andrew 12/20

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.

Hi Malintha 
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 

Kind regards 
Phil 11/20

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


Good morning  
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.
Thanks again!
Kind regards
Keith 10/20



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. 
Best regards
Cathy Knight 10/20

Thanks Arun we had a Great stay see you again.
Cheers Brent. 10/20

Hi Adithya,
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! 
Take care,
Sarah 10/20
Sarah Hewitt-Smith 
Down Force

Good Morning,
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. 
Kindest regards,
Susie & Dave 10/20

Hi Mark.
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

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

Hi team
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.
Bridget 9/20

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. 
Thank you. 
Jan and John Leslie 9/20

Hi Roman,
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.
Warmest regards,
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.
Rocketwerkz 9/20

Hi Adithya
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.
Kind regards
Chris Dinan 9/20
Managing Director
CBD Developments 

Hello Micka
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.
Kind regards
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.
Many thanks.
Georgie Kirkcaldie Inglis

Wow what fabulous service!
Thank you indeed
Funds transferred.
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.
Thank you.
Glenn France 

Hi Adithya,
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

Hi Austin
Thanks for the lovely room with a bathtub and for the chocolate for my birthday.  We’re really enjoying our stay.
Thanks again
Joan 9/20
Joan Allin 

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 ��
Best regards
Sue Kuiti 9/20

Hi Adithya
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
kindest regards
Tracey 10/20

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. 
Paul 10/20
Kia ora.  

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

Dear Adithya
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.
Kind regards
Lisa Jacobs 10/20

Morning Adithya 
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.
Kind Regards
Sabreen 10/20
Comfort Cooling

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. 
Sarah 10/20
Sarah Hewitt-Smith 
Down Force

Hi Roman
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. 
Thank you, 
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
General Manager
CF Reese Plumbing

Good morning
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
Best regards
Ralph Hill 10/20
Director Loft Homes and Garages & Build Smart Group Limited  

Hi Mark,
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.
Kind Regards
Isobel Singleton 10/20