Few panoramas rival that of The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments.
Sitting lakeside on Queenstown's idyllic Lake Wakatipu, the rich family ties and strong Southern heritage that surrounds this historical location have been embedded in the region for 150 years. Upon arrival, you'll be instantaneously struck by the view – a glittering lakeside vista that could easily lay claim to being one of the best in the country.
For the roaming foodie, you'll be pleasantly surprised with The Rees' culinary offerings. Here, you'll discover the award-winning True South Dining Room, a sophisticated southern dining destination that calls on the region's best produce, winemakers and artisans to further heighten the conventional dining experience. Executive Chef Ben Batterbury curates a diverse seasonal menu, where guests are encouraged to graze and stay a while, sampling the stellar wine list and perfectly-paired culinary offerings.
The Bordeau Wine Lounge is also considered one of winter's best posts, with a roaring fireplace and sprawling windows looking out to Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkable Mountain range, consider this location the ideal nightcap. The wines on offer vary from boutique producers in Bordeaux, including Labour, Margaux, Mouton Rothschild, Haut Brion, Petrus, Lafite Rothschild, Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem, alongside wines from some of the great houses of Burgundy, namely Romanée-Conti, Faiveley and Comte Georges de Vogue.
Naturally, guests are also treated to the impressive line-up of local wines, with varietals from Central Otago and around New Zealand housed in a temperature-controlled wine cellar and thankfully, never too far from reach.
If you're fortunate enough to lounge and stay awhile, the accommodation on offer makes an evening at The True South Dining Room taste that much better. Boasting over 60 boutique hotel rooms and 90 serviced apartments, wake up in the lap of luxury and prepare to be left speechless at the foot of the Remarkable Mountain range – a view unlike any other that's accessible from the balcony of the lakefront hotel rooms.
To celebrate winter's arrival, this week we're offering one lucky Dish reader the chance to enjoy the very best of Queenstown, with a multi-course dinner and drinks at The True South Dining Room, to the value of $185 per person, followed by one night's stay at The Rees Hotel & Luxury Apartments and a delicious breakfast for two.
This competition has now closed.
The Rees Hotel Queenstown offers luxury accommodation on the edge of Lake Wakatipu, looking out to The Remarkable Mountains and is conveniently located close to Queenstown Airport and a short drive or walk from the centre of Queenstown.
Here, you'll discover the award-winning True South Dining Room, a sophisticated southern dining destination that calls on the region's best produce, winemakers and artisans to further heighten the conventional dining experience.