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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose to stay here for our last night in New Zealand, after 10 days of travelling. It was a superb experience, great views, attentive staff & a great restaurant too. Next time we would stay for longer!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a wonderful trip to Terrace Downs despite some nasty weather on our first day. However we were able to complete our washed out round early the second day before a lovely breakfast and had plenty of time to fit in our 2nd round after that. Friendly accommodating staff are found here and the meals in the restaurant were...

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sending your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Terrace Downs. Hopefully the weather will be more accommodating for your next rounds here at the Resort. We hope to see you back sometime soon. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

A birthday lunch with friends at Terrace Downs should have been a real treat, but it was such a disappointment. There is no disputing the beautiful setting, and the decor of the cafe, but the food was not what we expected. For a start, two of the specials listed on the blackboard were not available. Not sold out, just not...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Absolutely brilliant !!! We will definitely be going back... :-) You can't beat the views. The weather was the only downer but you cannot control that unfortunately. The staff are fantastic, very friendly and helpful.

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sending your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Terrace Downs. We hope to see you back at the Resort sometime soon. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch at the café at Terrace Downs today 17 April. While the food was just ok, we thought the café itself was grubby, with food crusts on the floor near our table that the waitress cant have missed noticing but obviously didn't think they were worthy of removing. The tables were badly chipped and worn, the table next...

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Graeme Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback. It is disappointing to hear that you did not enjoy your time at the Resort. Our location is something we are proud of and we continually strive to offer the best product and service we can. We have recently appointed a new head chef and restaurant manager, so...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Gorgeous place; we had a wet wedding but staff were bringing out umbrellas until everyone seemed to be under cover, made for a fun wedding and added just a little something:) . Got to dry off in cafe with yummy canapés followed by yummy set meal buffet chosen by the couple and the bar staff where great and helpful....

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time here at the resort. It was a shame about the rain for the ceremony - but at least it will be a wedding you could never forget. Your praise has been passed onto the departments involved. We hope to see you back at...

Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second lunch at Terrace Downs, the first being before the second half of a round of golf. Each time the food has been great and so has the service. Can't be many places with a better view while you eat lunch. Very reasonable prices. We will be back again soon.

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for sending us your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your lunch and time here at Terrace Downs. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very spacious and cosy with fully equipped kitchen, nice bathroom with whirlpool and washing machine/tumbler, garage, balcony and even a fireplace (gas). Looks very new, location very quiet, a few kilometres away from the State Highway. The staff is friendly and nice. Didn't try the restaurant so cannot tell anything about the food but the restaurant itself and view are...

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karolina, Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and the amenities on offer in the villas. We hope to see you back at the resort again soon so you can try the meals in our restaurant. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The rooms were lovley and spacious. Great big bed and goreous spa bath. The food in the restaurant was delicious and the service lovely. We had a massage, which was great value for money and a great treatment.

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay along with the facilities we have on offer at the resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the future. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great getaway from christchurch. Fast and easy to get too. Service could do with some improvement and knowledge of staff needs improving. Food was good but could have more variety. Enjoyed the walks near by and golf

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Chris F, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Ellen Thank you for sending us your feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your getaway from Christchurch. We have taken your comments into consideration and have passed them on to the appropriate departments. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the future. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

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  • Free Parking
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  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to New Zealand's high country resort. As the 'Gateway to the South Island', Terrace Downs Resort is perfectly located for the first and last nights of your South Island tour, or to rejuvenate with a week-long stay to really appreciate our wilderness backdrop. Just 50 minutes from Christchurch international airport, Terrace Downs offers luxury accommodation and family friendly villas with a variety of activities available at Terrace Downs and the local area. Boasting New Zealand's only high country golf course and fine cuisine dining, Terrace Downs Resort offers an ideal 'getting away from it all' destination close to Mt Hutt Ski field and Methven. Terrace Downs offers a choice of two deluxe accommodation options. Terrace Villa Suites are self-contained units with luxurious beds, a delightful raised spa bath and spacious open-plan living areas. These range from one to three bedroom villa suites, which include the Patiti Suite the new family villa with children's play room. Fairway Chalets are separate architecturally designed four to seven bedroom houses spread out amongst the resorts incredible surrounds. These beautiful chalets boast all modern conveniences and great indoor-outdoor living areas with stunning views. At Terrace Downs you can do as much or as little as you want - the choice is entirely yours! The ever-changing landscape acts as the perfect playground for visitors of all ages and fitness levels and makes Terrace Downs a captivating year-round holiday destination for thrill-seekers and those who enjoy more laidback pursuits. Terrace Downs offers a par 72, 18-hole championship golf course, rated as one of the top courses and golfing destinations in New Zealand. Based at the foothills of the Southern Alps, there are very few scenic alpine courses like it. The Cafe at Terrace Downs - For a delightful taste of the High Country, it's hard to pass The Cafe and Bar at Terrace Downs. The stunning surrounding mountain scenery is yours to enjoy in comfort, either from the fireside in winter or out on the deck in summer. Designed to complement its outdoor surroundings, the Cafe decor features warm timbers, river stones and schist while the menu offers a tasty variety of freshly prepared meals and snacks with great coffee and tea, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily from 8am, until 6pm Thursday to Saturday and 7pm Sunday to Wednesday. Hunter's Restaurant - A relaxing dining oasis overlooking spectacular mountain scenery, Hunter's presents a flavoursome menu that draws its inspiration from the surrounding environs, using only the freshest, best quality New Zealand produce and products. A large open fire, leather sofas and warm natural tones lend a welcoming and very comfortable atmosphere to this special 'dining destination' experience. Reservations essential. Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday for dinner only, 6pm till late. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Terrace Downs Resort

Address: Coleridge Rd, Windwhistle 7572, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Windwhistle
Price Range: RM784 - RM2,307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Terrace Downs Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“All the rooms, villas all have great views you would never not have a view of everything.”
  • View from the 16th tee on the golf course
  • View to Mt Hutt from the villa
Coopermoore, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“we didn't stay there just had a meal”
, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sorry can't as we didn't overnight.”
dragondiva10, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a villa with an uninterrupted view of the golf course”
nikbannister, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The villas near the clubhouse are a short walk with great views”
Quiet-Pair, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
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