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Reading, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank nikbannister
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.... More 

Thank Quiet-Pair
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
1 review
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... More 

Thank sandhills2016
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 More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Terrace Downs Resort is simply one of the most beautiful places on earth. It overlooks the Rakaia Gorge with vistas towards the Mt Hutt ranges. Family of four we took our elderly mother for lunch at The Cafe' and it was special. We were seated at the window overlooking the golf course. The decor of stone, wood and wrought iron... More 

Thank Darryl-Jo
Terrace D, Front Office Manager at Terrace Downs Resort, responded to this review

Dear Darryl & Jo, Thank you for your feedback and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the future to experience all the activities on offer you didn't get a chance to do this time! Regards, More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

An amazing spot with stunning views. Our accommodation, lunch and spa treatments were all excellent. Absolutely 5 star! The lunch for 9 people at the restaurant was just delicious and the staff were all very obliging. Such a beautiful spot. Can't wait to go back!

Thank klb70a
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112 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

6 of us spent the weekend at terrace downs. The resort is great. The rooms are comfortable and clean and have wonderful views over the course to the mountains. Throughly recommend spending time here and I will be back with my wife.

Thank Praxmeyer
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night and the room was stunning. The whole resort is surrounded by stunning scenery. It was too bad the free wifi barely reached our room. The restaurant was amazing. One of the best steaks ever.

Thank Jackie H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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58 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed in a villa for 2 nights. It was very well equipped and warm. Kitchen has everything you need if You want to self cater, but closest shops are about 30 mins away so make sure you collect your supplies en route. The restaurant at the club house is also worth a visit. The views around the resort are... More 

Thank Lynn H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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108 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed here to be close to the ski fields at Mt Hutt. Our 2 bedroom apartment was very spacious and well set up. (There are electric blankets and also hot water bottles - so we were lovely and warm!). We loved having a gas fire and a spa bath. We ate dinner at the main restaurant twice and all... More 

Thank TheRobertsons43
New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We booked a privately owned apartment (holidayhomes) at the resort and made use of the resort and its facilities. We had an amazing time, it was exactly what we wanted: quiet, peaceful, no shops, etc, and we dont golf, we stayed there for its location. Ate at the restaurant twice and were amazed at the fantastic value and quality. Can... More 

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  • Spa
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Internet
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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: ₹ 11,832 - ₹ 27,768 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Terrace Downs Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 18
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“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
“While they do offer wifi it isn't always available.”
 of 5 bubbles RevMatthewGroves, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
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