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Terrace Downs Resort

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We can't recommend Terrace Downs highly, especially this time of year. The setting is breathtaking and the golf course is a unique experience. All apartments are very well appointed, beautifully decorated and spacious. The views from each apartment to the Southern Alps are stunning, especially with a dusting of snow.

Another fantastic experience at Terrace Downs. Excellent accommodation- the villas clean and ready on our arrival. Fantastic evening meal at the restaurant. Great food and wine. Golf course was in excellent condition.

4 couples, husbands golf buffs. We booked a four bed, three bathroom home overlooking the course. Lovely, clean comfortable house with a stunning outlook. Management arranged a package for us which included the accommodation, golf, carts and breakfast for eight. We ate in. Everyone had a wonderful weekend, perfect weather. Walked Washpen Falls on the way from Chch, to be recommended although quite a steep scramble initially with mud, it was well, well worth the time to do this. Beautiful gullies with amazing waterfalls.

Enjoyed the golf course very much with it’s spectacular views. The staff were very pleasant and welcoming. Our villa accommodation was excellent with everything we needed and more. Great beds/showers.

A very disappointing stay, the standard of service was appalling. The views are amazing! asham the staff we're not the same quality. Dropped meals, no limes, no room service (said the phone line was bad so could not take order, funny as the reception repeated it back to me) beers served from a Speights box with the top cut out and told no wine! And so it went on

We stayed in a one bedroom villa which was awesome had great views and the villa had everything you could wish for. We will return again for a stay in the winter. The restaurant was great for our evening meal and breakfast, staff very friendly

We have stayed every year for 10 years and now we will never go back . The rooms are a little dated and we had issues with room in general. Light bulbs were blown, the telephone didn't work and could not be fixed. The reception staff were unweloming and unhelpful. The dinner was great, the breakfast was average. Really expensive for what you got.

We stayed here for a wedding, and what a stunning location. Gorgeous NZ scenery everywhere you look. The villas are really good value, as they are very special and contain everything you need. Beds and pillows were comfortable, and spa bath was nice with shutters you can open to look out at the view. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here

way better than expected, food excellent , but alittle bit expensive golf great but take cart some holes difficult to find balls when slightly off fairways, great for couples and long weekends, will go again,

Beautiful location. Resort went out of their way to make us feel welcome when they were also hosting a large private function. Unit well presented. Everything provided that you would need. Lots of information on things to experience

623 Coleridge Road Windwhistle

Hotel highlights

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

Terrace Downs Resort places you 0 mi (0.1 km) from Rakaia Gorge. 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 3 meeting rooms.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

77.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 304 reviews