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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hidden credit card fees and taking money straight from your account that's not agreed, I would never return. It's a shame as the views are spectacular and the dinner was fabulous. Though skip breakfast and bring your own. In general the resort is overpriced. And impossible to ignore taking money from your account that wasn't agreed. On that basis alone...

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

Dear Guest Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the unique views our resort has on offer. It is unfortunate to hear about you experience with our prepayment policy. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It is now written in the fine print of the booking procedures, when you make a booking...

Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although very misty we did enjoy the golf and though it can be thought of as isolated the service and meals were very enjoyable. The rooms were spacious and very clean. Lovely sunny deck for watching other golfers

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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 time at the resort. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the future. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Leithfield, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay lovely place great staff bit disappointed with our breakfast where greeted by a lovely young man.The golf course is beautiful nice place got there it was raining played 9 holes then 9 holes the next day staff said we could play 18 holes if we liked seen weather was bad the day before very nice of...

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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 time at the resort. Your comments regarding breakfast on to the appropriate departments. We hope to see you back at the resort soon. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Excellent place to stay, the apartment was well appointed and the rooms were very comfortable, great views of the golf course and surrounding countryside, great food and wonderful service. If I ever return to New Zealand I will be sure to stay at the resort again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We have visited here numerous times over the last few years for evening meals. The food ranges in quality as we have often had the same dish over the different visits. The soups are usually very good but we have had still frozen in the middle Camembert bites. The brunch buffet on the weekends is always excellent. The meat main...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had comfortable upscale accomodations for our visit to play golf. All employees were friendly and attentive, and the bedrooms were most comfortable. We had an evening meal and breakfast, both of which were excellent.

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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 our golf course and facilities the resort has to offer. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Coleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

A beautiful location with fantastic views and a friendly relaxing atmosphere. The room was very spacious and comfortable with privacy but still great views. The amenities in the room were great and we only wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy some of the other activities offered by this resort.

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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 t hear the villas had everything you needed and that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again sometime in the near future. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Great golf course one of the best around, and the accommodation and service is top class, a great place to get away too. The team are very helpful and i can only recommend it highly enough. We are always surprised when we go there how few people are on the golf course and missing out on a terrific golf experience.

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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 that you enjoyed your stay at the resort. We pride ourselves on our location and course and are glad to hear that this is an aspect you thoroughly enjoy. We hope to see you back at the resort again soon. Kind regards, The Terrace Downs Team

Scotts Head, Australia
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My partner and I found the golf course disappointing. Mainly due to the lack of signage. We had no map of the course and no idea of the layout of each hole. On the other hand the accommodation and the restaurant were fabulous. First rate.

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Dear Guest Thank you for the feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the accommodation and restaurant here at the resort. You're comments on the golf course have been passed onto the team and are being taken into consideration. We hope to see you back at the resort sometime soon to redeem our course and for you to...

Hope Island Gold Coast Australia
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We stayed in a 3 bedroom villa overlooking the golf course and Mt Hutt. The views to Mt Hutt are stunning. The staff are very welcoming and could not be more helpful with any needs. The villa was quite large, full kitchen and very well maintained, has a fireplace and parking undercover, the villas are upmarket but very homely. The...

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

Dear Coopermoore We are delighted to read your feedback about your experience at Terrace Downs resort. We pride ourselves on the location and views that can been seen from the property and the golf course. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the activities and facilities on offer here at the resort. We hope to see you back at...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Golf Course
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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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 

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Address: Coleridge Rd, Windwhistle 7572, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Windwhistle
Price Range: $249 - $733 (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”
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“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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