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Terrace Downs Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Myself and two friends booked today and were extremely excited to go out and experience a High Tea for a Birthday treat! What an extreme dissapointment! We spent $90.00 on a High Tea plate $30.00 bucks each! I would of not at all minded if the food on the plate was fresh. I can tell you Terrace Downs that that High Tea platter was not what you should be advertising as Beautiful! I would not recommend that anyone of my friends try that ever again!

Having brought the entertainment book decided to treat my friend out for lunch. My friend ordered the burger which was fine but nothing to diffferent if anything far lesser quality and double the price and your local cafe in Methven. I ordered the salmon salad , imagining warm freshly cooked salmon on a bed of salad and warm poached egg on top ..what I got quite different a unusual smearing of a tastesless cold buttery mixture, salmon that was dry not fresh ,cold , Minimal salad and a hard boiled egg on top with a piece of toast put in the oven and cut into squares a mixed through ...very disappointing. The wine was less than quarter of the glass and for $12 😟 Second and last time I'll be going. First time was in the restaurant, the food again average, minimal, expensive the table of French next to us did nothing but complain, So thought best to just get out of there and put it down to them having a bad night.... dissappointing when u know you can make much better, wasted money!!!

Was a very nice place to stay and the room and service was excellent. A lovely break away with wife and was really enjoyable. Unfortunately it rained the whole time we were there so we weren't able to walk around (or play golf), but the Villa was spacious enough to not feel confined by being inside

Excellent course and facilities , even though it rained for the weekend it was still very good. The staff were so helpful. The dinner was as good as I have had. The accommodation was excellent. Very peaceful setting with a beautiful view.

Terrace Downs is a lovely resort set in a magnificent location with Mount Hutt and a beautiful braided river making up the landscape. The 3 bedroom Villa that we stayed in was splendidly appointed, meticulously clean and very memorable. The golf course is of a very high standard and a delight to play. The resort is located in Windwhistle - the weather accordingly can be a bit of a lottery. There is a good restaurant on-site and the nearest town Methven (shops and restaurants) is about a 30 minute drive away.

A really good resort, well built, wonderful villas located in gorgeous land. The view from the villas was breath taking. Strong winds during our stay (I guess, hence the name place - Windwhistle), but the resort is well equipped and so well built for such weather, we felt safe and it did feel we were in a different world there. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Thank you Terrace Downs for such a wonderful stay, we'll be back!

Really great place to go for a night or weekend. Great golf course with the most amazing views. Would recommend a golf cart though as it's a long course. Food looked really good although with a fully equipped kitchen we ate in our villa.

Stunning views of snowy mountains and valley surrounding. Great location to explore local area. Stunning scenery. First stop after the airport and we spent a couple of nights chilling out here before we started our NZ trip. Wonderful.

Take air plugs, very windy - sounded like 747s landing on top of the roof all night long. The wind also interferes with the activities e.g. clay bird shooting. I wouldn't return to this location unfortunately.

Excellent property, Very comfortable villa. Staff extremely friendly and helpful. Restaurant staff very professional and made us feel welcome but the kids menu could be overhauled. Very peaceful and quiet.

623 Coleridge Road Windwhistle

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Terrace Downs Resort places you 5.6 mi (9 km) from Washpen Falls. This 17-room, 5-star resort has a golf course, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. On a river, the resort is also within a 30-minute drive of Awa Awa Rata Reserve.


Enjoy dining at Hunter's Restaurant, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Get an energy boost at the coffee shop/café, or grab a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with breakfast, served for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM.


All 17 individually furnished accommodations feature kitchens, 2 bathrooms, and patios. There's space to spread out with dining areas and sitting areas. Guests can expect free WiFi and cable TV. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer jetted tubs, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Washers/dryers, fireplaces, and private yards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Terrace Downs Resort have access to a golf course, a full-service spa, and a fitness center. If you drive, take advantage of free parking. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Other amenities at this ski resort include an outdoor tennis court, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Terrace

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 4

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Terrace

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 6

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms

King 3 | Sleeps 8

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 278 reviews