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4.7 out of 5

"Beautiful stay. Location and views absolutely amazing. The rooms were clean and well presented. Only downfall was the cafe for breakfast. Food was ver ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 01 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Windwhistle awaits you at Terrace Downs Resort. You'll be 1.8 km (1.1 mi) from Rakaia Gorge and 19.8 km (12.3 mi) from Washpen Falls. Highlights at this resort include 2 restaurants, and in-room kitchens and washers/dryers.

All 17 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi, fireplaces, and patios. Kitchens come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, and minibars provide refreshments. Premium linens invite a comfortable night's sleep, and you'll find nice touches like jetted tubs and free toiletries. Dining areas, sitting areas, and private yards are also available.

The restaurant, Hunter's Restaurant, is open for dinner. The resort's own bar/lounge is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Enjoy the golf course, fitness center, and outdoor tennis court as well as access to golf lessons. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. Cooked-to-order breakfast is available daily between 8 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 5-star Windwhistle resort, you'll be 32.3 km (20.1 mi) from Mount Hutt Skifield.

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 8 Max

Villa, 1 Bedroom, Terrace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Villa, 2 Bedrooms, Terrace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Villa, 3 Bedrooms, Terrace

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Terrace Downs Resort ratings based on 23 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Terrace Downs Resort

Everyone (7) Couples (14) Family (2)
5 out of 5
Beautiful stay. Location and views absolutely amazing. The rooms were clean and well presented. Only downfall was the cafe for breakfast. Food was very greasy.

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2020

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4 out of 5
Beautiful spot Friendly service Rooms have plenty of space, the decor is just getting a touch tired, but clean and tidy

Posted by , from Christchurch on 15 Sep. 2019

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5 out of 5

Excellent place to relax and chill out.

Pros: Spacious and clean and everything is all there.
Cons: Nothing really of any note.
Location: Golf is the main activity . Waking is great too and generally enjoying the marvellous views of the surrounding countryside.
Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay which should have been longer.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 22 May 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 May 2017 by Tamara

Dear Lawrence Thank you for taking the time to write this feedback. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again soon in the future. Kind Regards, Terrace Downs Team

5 out of 5
Lovely spot pity the weather wasn't great but we will be back.

Posted by on 13 Mar. 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

15 Mar. 2017 by Reception

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the location of the resort. We hope to see you back sometime soon when the weather is better. Kind regards, The team at Terrace Downs

4 out of 5

Spectacular views and great amenities in the villa

Pros: Location and amenities are all great.
Cons: The food and beverage options are pretty limited and with little choice avaiable
Location: There is plenty to do and choices for different tastes and interests
Terrace Downs is on the pricey end of the spectrum but the views and tranquility make it worthwhile. I would say that the restaurant and cafe areas need to be rethought as the food was not up to the standard set by the rest of the experience and the change made to make breakfast a buffet style without any notification meant we checked out early and went elsewhere.

Posted by , from Auckland on 20 Nov. 2016

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5 out of 5

Stunning winter resort

Loved it. Beautiful Rustic lodge with incredible dining. Staff were friendly we stayed in villa 202 which had a gorgeous bath we could watch the mountains from.

Posted by , from S on 21 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

Beautiful getaway

Cons: Very windy & quite cool, so pack a jacket etc.
Gorgeous fully self contained, lovely large 1 bedroom unit with spa bath, modern, comfortable furnishings, a gas log fireplace was lovely, 2 wing backed chairs - nice to sit by the fire. The views were amazing. Large windows overlooking the huge mountains & lake, golf course & countryside. everything is green - looks like a postcard - just beautiful! Can imagine how it would look with snow everywhere, would love to come back in the winter. The restaurant was very good - really enjoyed our stay. A golfers dream! Loved it!!

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2016

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5 out of 5

Amazing so beautiful

Beyond the luxurious chalets, the breathtaking views and the total peace and quiet are the excellent staff, first rate service and desire to stay much longer .

Posted by , from R on 21 Jul. 2015

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5 out of 5

Fantastic views, large spacious rooms

Pros: View of the snow capped mountains, large villa, warm beds
Cons: Dinner at the restaurant was nice but expensive so potato croquettes with the steak was a disappointment.
We used the Hotel for a stopover between Queenstown and Christchurch and wished we had stayed a little longer-maybe next time!

Posted by , from Brisbane, Australia on 12 Jul. 2015

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5 out of 5
Location: Away from it all
Facilities: Outstanding; Value: Reasonable; Service: Go the extra mile; Cleanliness: Beautiful;

Posted by , from New Zealand - Christchurch on 27 Oct. 2014

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Property Features

Terrace Downs Resort offers its guests a golf course, an outdoor tennis court, and a fitness center. There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and gift shops/newsstands are also featured at the luxury Terrace Downs Resort. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 5-star Windwhistle resort.

  • 17 guestrooms or units
  • 2 dining venues
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers for purchase
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Washer/dryer
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (79.9 km / 49.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Terrace Downs Resort offers 17 air-conditioned accommodations with fireplaces and washers/dryers. Rooms open to patios. These individually furnished accommodations have separate sitting areas. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodations at this 5-star resort have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, stovetops, microwaves, and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with jetted bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with premium cable channels and DVD players. Additionally, rooms include minibars and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Washer and dryer
  • Private patio
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Jetted tub
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining
  • Private outdoor space
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy cooked-to-order breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

Hunter's Restaurant - This restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

The Café - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 5 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property's front desk is open during the following times:

  • Sunday - Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Friday - Saturday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Guests arriving after 5 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is not currently implementing any enhanced cleaning measures
  • Property is not currently implementing any guest safety measures

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: NZD 27.00 for adults and NZD 13 for children (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 30.0 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 1.5 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Terrace Downs Darfield
  • Terrace Downs Resort Darfield
  • Terrace Downs Resort Windwhistle
  • Terrace Downs Resort
  • Terrace Downs Windwhistle
  • Terrace Downs
  • Terrace Downs Hotel Terrace Downs
  • Terrace Downs Resort Resort
  • Terrace Downs Resort Windwhistle
  • Terrace Downs Resort Resort Windwhistle

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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