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Adelaide5064
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We had a very relaxing time ,and the golf course was superb .The food was lovely and staff very helpful. We enjoyed the peaceful surroundings and beautiful views. The villas are very spacious and comfortable with very good amenities to be able to do your own breakfasts or cooking of meals. Great pplace to stay ,for our last days in...

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St Kilda, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Terrace Downs for 2 nights recently. It was a sublime experience & the perfect place to end our 10 days in such a beautiful country. We found ALL staff pleasant & helpful. The menu was lovely for breakfast lunch & dinner... the accomodation was spacious & fully equipped kitchen & laundry which was fantastic after 10 days...

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

Dear Karl Thank you for the feedback. We are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful end to your trip around New Zealand. We are glad that you were able to take advantage of all the facilities we have available in the villas and at the resort. We hope you have had safe travels home and hope to see...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

WE SPENT ONE NIGHT AT THIS BEAUTIFUL PLACE AS A VALENTINE'S DAY PACKAGE,absolutely delightful site and glorious views, friendly staff, delicious dinner, very comfortable villa. Glutenfree option for breakfast limited, no cereal. Great Eggs Ben though!

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

Dear Agnusm Thank you for the feedback. It was lovely to have you stay with us on our special valentines day package. We have taken on board your comments about gluten free options. However, we are glad you enjoyed the Eggs Benedict. We hope to see you back at the resort sometime soon. Kind regards, The Terrace Downs Team

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Place staff and location very good but food quality was only average slightly below average.Very disappointing for such a beautiful place !! We had three meals there including the buffet lunch tea and breakfast !!!

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CHCH
Reviewed 1 week ago

An overall fair experience. We stayed for our first wedding anniversary celebration. The food was just amazing, as were the restaurant staff. We enjoyed the breathtaking views throughout the property.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We travelled from Christchurch for the Sunday Buffet meal. The table had a window with a view overlooking the Rakaia Gorge and towards Mount Hutt. There was a great selection of food which was plentiful and meet the needs of all taste types. The prawn dish was artistically presented in a type of gel which bound the prawns together. Other...

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Golden Bay
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night in a 1 brm villa. Villa was amazing, spacious, everything you needed and more with stunning views. Will definitely be back and stay longer next time to take advantage of the golf course, spa and other activities.

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

Dear Kowhatu99 Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time and the views here at Terrace Downs. We hope to see you again soon so that you can take advantage of the activities that we have on offer. Kind regards, The Team at Terrace Downs

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on our final night of our Honeymoon, and now its going to be our Anniversary Desination. The staff were friendly, bubbly and happy, the location is just magnificent.. and the villa we stayed in was just top class... the whole package was just perfect!! Seriously! We are definitely coming back with friends to sample some of the activities!

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

Dear Anjannette Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted we could make the last night of your honeymoon memorable and that you enjoyed your time at the resort. We hope to see you back in a year for your anniversary, if not sooner. We look forward to your next visit. The Team at Terrace Downs

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place for lunch, looks expensive and has a lovely setting but you can just buy a scone, snack and coffee, bar snacks or a lunch off the menu. reasonable prices and the food was very well presented. tasted good

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Dear Lorraine Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed the views and the food. We hope to see you back at the resort sometime soon. Kind regards, The Team at Terrace Downs

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a fantastic night at Terrace Downs. Amazing location and a beautiful golf course. The food and service was first class. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. Great stay! Can't wait to come back and play the golf course, it looks amazing!

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Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and had a memorable experience at Terrace Downs. We look forward to your next visit to play golf on our course. Kind regards, The Team at Terrace Downs

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
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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: $229 - $787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Terrace Downs Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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