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Rolleston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely well equipped villa and amazing views. Disappointed with the lack of WiFi. Christmas lunch lovely but we were placed in an alcove and couldn't hear the music/really feel part of it. No welcome to our table or explanation of the buffet. Overall a lovely peaceful high quality place to stay.

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

Dear Lesley, Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay. We are sorry to hear there were a few issues while you stayed, these have been passed on to the team to improve on. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the accommodation, and hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Chris

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a review of The Cafe only. I can't comment on the main restaurant or the Resort itself. I can say that the food that came out of The Cafe was poor. This maybe a symptom of not having to rely on return custom. The service was good.

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

Dear Struan, Thank you for sending us your feedback, and it is disappointing to hear your experience in our cafe was poor. A lot of our business here at Terrace Downs is from repeat customers, both for the food and our service, so it is unfortunate we could not offer this standard to you while you were here. I have...

Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night with our two small kids. It was our last day of our NZ-trip. During the trip we enjoyed staying at smaller and personal B&Bs. Coming to this place felt suddenly formal and unpersonal (ok, we are not playing golf and don't have an eye for the golf course). The view of the mountains from...

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

Dear Marloes, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to hear your stay did not quite meet your expectations, but we are glad you enjoyed your views from our villas, it is something that is unique to our property and we proud of. If you do book directly through us, we could have personalised your stay. Being a family,...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location great golf beautiful room and great hosts real shame about the horrendous wind which kept me awake pretty much all night wish I'd known before and I'd have bought ear plugs Food was great as was the room and views

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

Dear Pam & Pete, Thank you for our feedback, and I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We are sorry to hear the wind kept you awake, but glad to hear you enjoyed the room and location. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, Chris

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I visited Terrace Downs as part of a quest to play NZ's top golf courses. The setting is about an hour west of Christchurch at the foot of Mt Hutt. The setting is stunning and serene - even with a stiff breeze! I stayed in a villa which was extremely spacious and comfortable with good appointments. The one downside is...

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

Dear Tom, Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time at Terrace Downs, particularly the golf. We hope to see you again in the future.

Leesburg, Virginia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 1 night at the resort and used the golf & stay package. It's a great value if you golf, the villa was awesome, big and clean. The golf course was in great shape with some of the holes overlooking the canyon with amazing views of the river. We wished we spent more nights there. It...

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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 you enjoyed our golf package, and we are also sorry you could not stay longer. We hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Chris

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We went out to Terrace Downs for our Xmas work function and it was a fantastic day. Unfortunately the weather wasn't as fantastic but we all shook that off and had a blast and didn't let it "dampen" our spirits. The mini Olympic activities were a lot of fun - golf chipping, archery and skeet shooting. The team were very...

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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 you enjoyed your time at Terrace Downs Resort, and sorry to hear the weather dampened the day a little. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Chris

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Beautiful villas with great views across the golf course. The villas are fully equipef for a self catering vacation but there is a restaurant on site if you would prefer someone else to cook. State of the art bathrooms have a whirlpool bath, lovely at the end of the day. The restaurant service is a little slow but good food.

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

Dear Nik, Thank you for taking the time to send us feedback, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the future. Kind Regards, Chris

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 7 November 2016

There were only a few people staying at the resort and there was a wedding in the main restaurant which meant that they had to set up the café/bistro area for the evening dinner. There were only two tables so it was fine. The fireplace was roaring and in between the rain we had great views of the golf course....

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Views from villas and reception area stunning Food and service top notch Please improve access for guests who have difficulty mobilising ramp and rails into reception / restaurant/ club house Toilet & shower in Villa need hand rails plus toilet needs to be higher Ramp at unit doorway would improve access Contact your area health board and get a occupational...

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

Thank you for your feedback and we appreciate your comments regarding mobility in our villas. We will take on board and look into this for future guests. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we hope to see you again in the future. Terrace Downs Team

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Golf course
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
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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: €159 - €541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Terrace Downs Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“Sorry can't as we didn't overnight.”
 of 5 bubbles dragondiva10, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a villa with an uninterrupted view of the golf course”
 of 5 bubbles nikbannister, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The villas near the clubhouse are a short walk with great views”
 of 5 bubbles Quiet-Pair, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Book a privately owned villa from one of the holiday home type websites - much cheaper!”
 of 5 bubbles Oaties, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I'm not sure sorry but the suites are very spacious”
 of 5 bubbles kristabel2016, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
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