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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

We went to the restaurant for their midwinter Christmas buffet. Honestly, I was expecting an overpriced meal with average service. I was wrong on all counts. The surroundings are magnificent and the restaurant is spacious, warm and inviting. The staff couldn't do enough for us and made sure that everything was perfect v The food was excellent in terms of... More 

Thank Mark I
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Reviewed 6 July 2016

We recently stayed at the resort for 5 nights, and we love and always try to choose superior accommodation. It is such a beautiful property, maintained immaculately, and lovely staff. Only 1 restaurant for dinner and they couldn't deliver room service to our room due to staff numbers, however we worked around it and collected it ourselves. We kept ourselves... More 

Thank JaneneSunnyCoast
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2016

Dined here on Sunday lunch after booking - the food was good, location amazing but the service was appalling and we were embarrassed that we had recommended this as a great place to our out of town guests. Of the three staff allocated to the very busy café - only the friendly and efficient female stationed behind the counter is... More 

2 Thank Nelcums
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

The views are amazing, no doubt about that! The location is also pretty handy just an hour away from Christchurch. We booked a one bedroom suite and got a two bedroom one with one bedroom that is supposed to be locked. The rooms are spacious, our living area had a huge kitchen with all the necessary appliances, so you could... More 

Thank Anchousik
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Took my hubby away for a weekend for his birthday which was lovely. Doesn't matter the weather, beautiful views no matter where you are! There isn't a lot of options for the evening after dinner though, but there was a wedding in so maybe there was a bar that we could have gone to? Maybe bring some board games or... More 

Thank gabbylemon24
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We traveled out from Christchurch and it took us just over an hour. Great Sunday drive in the countryside. We were booked in for the Mother's Day Buffet. From the moment we arrived the setting was amazing with high country views and landscaping. The staff were friendly and helpful. We received a glass of champagne once seated. They had a... More 

Thank Ann T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

I think it is unwise to not separate the various Terrace Downs offerings on Trip Advisor. Location is fantastic. Food was average with the expected high price. This restaurant could be awesome but drops the ball. The Salmon was mistakenly advertised as being Asian spices. My Steak was smothered in an onion sauce. Very below-average food for the price. Could... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

This sprawling resort is a North Western Canterbury oasis sitting just South of the Rd from Chch to the West Coast...about 20 odd km from Lake Coleridge. Enough about the geography. This is a golf resort but with other facilities on offer for non-golfers such as the spa. I didn't personally try the spa however as this was just an... More 

1 Thank kristabel2016
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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

We visited as our son was play a rugby game there. We stayed 2 nights in wonderful accommodation with amazing views. The dining room and food was great and amazing value for money. The whole experience was great and something we will do again Amazing value for 5 star everything with easy relaxed feel.

Thank John G
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Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

We just enjoyed 4 nights in a 1 bedroom suite at Terrace Downs. The room is just as the photos depict, not super modern, more classic high country club style. It's a generous space for 2 with a well equipped kitchen if you want to self cater, but make sure you bring your supplies, as it's well off the beaten... More 

1 Thank markfinney

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  • Spa
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  • 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: $234 - $549 (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”
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“Book a privately owned villa from one of the holiday home type websites - much cheaper!”
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“I'm not sure sorry but the suites are very spacious”
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“While they do offer wifi it isn't always available.”
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