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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Great location and place. Located in the beautiful old heart of Nelson, short walking distance to the town and with great walks around. We loved the homely, slightly 60's split level feel to the stand alone self contained studio. Wonderful outdoor flow to a sunny deck and lilly pond. Pauline who runs the place is friendly and lovely to talk...

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

You made my day! Thank you for these kind words. Hope to meet again.Paulina

Swanland East Yorkshire
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We stayed in the garden lodge which features a deck overlooking a lilly pond wih goldfish, and a beautiful selection of mature exotic plsnts. The lodge was spacious and comfortable and reasonably well equipped. We made our own breakfasts, although I believe there is an option to ask the host to do this (at an extra charge). Our host provided...

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

Thank you for this review Valerie. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just so that this is clear for review readers: Guests staying on the top floor of the villa have their breakfasts included whereas where you were staying, in one of the two studios, there are sufficient kitchen facilities so that guests can take care of their own. Hence, it...

Makati, Philippines
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

The place is very relaxing with fruit trees and flowers. The room was nice and big with a nice view of the garden. The owner Paulina is very nice person, she did our laundry and ironing, and told me that the fruits in the garden is for everyone to share so I took advantage of it.I got fruits everyday. The...

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

Thank you for these kind words. Happy that you enjoyed your time here. Wishing you well! Paulina

Reviewed 25 February 2016

Booked this guest house for one night at the very last minute. It was an excellent place to stay. Nice and relaxing; spotlessly clean. Paulina was extremely friendly and helpful. Breakfast was fantastic. Comfortable bed. My room was with shared bathroom. Free wifi. Good value.

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated. We recently had a lot of last minute bookings. Nelson is still very busy and popular with independent travellers such as you. Wishing you well, Paulina

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We showed up bedraggled, in a torrential downpour looking for a room. Pauline kidly let us in, and we were thrilled when the garden studio was available. After a few days of camping, the studio was like a palace to us. Nestled at the bottom of the garden in dense foliage, the stand alone-cabin is tastefully appointed with an open...

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

My apologies for not responding earlier to this review. Much appreciated. Glad you had a good time, and that this place could serve you as 'the oasis' you describe. All the best, Paulina

Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Paulina is an amazing host, with a wonderful ascetic sensibility and delicious food choices. We were pleasantly surprised by the organic breakfast choices, ripe apples on the trees, and beautiful bedroom. She also gave us great recommendations for what to do in Nelson. We are looking forward to staying here again!

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

Very kind of you, Becca. I am glad that you appreciate the fact that whatever we grow here in our gardens is for shared use. Until next time! Best, Paulina

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We stayed for just one night with Paulina and had a fantastic stay. The property is close to town and in a wonderfully peaceful setting with fab views. Paulina is a great host and made us feel really welcome.

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Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

So kind of you. Thank you! Paulina

New Jersey
Reviewed 12 December 2015

This intimate and charming B&B is about 1 mile from town center but in another world. The owner Paulina is warm, kind, helpful and knows the area. The lower unit we stayed in sits over a fantastic garden with pond and is large, with kitchen and living area. I wish we could have stayed longer and would return in a...

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paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this review

As these things go, the pleasure was mutual. Enjoy the remainder of your trip! Paulina

Auckland
Reviewed 5 August 2015

We have stayed with Paulina and her sons at their wonderful place on several occasions ranging from a night to 3 weeks while my wife worked on contracts in Nelson. After experiencing the genuine care, interesting conversations, very relaxing surroundings, and delicious healthy breakfasts, our family wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Nelson.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We stayed at Joya's Garden Studio for a long needed weekend get-away from Auckland at the end of June. It definitely lived up to the expectation! It was in a beautiful setting that gave us privacy and space to chill out. The studio was clean and tidy with underfloor heating that took the chill out of the room when the...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Unique property and ideal for the discerning, eco-minded traveller: Situated in a quiet, upmarket area of central Nelson, Joya comprises a ground floor studio apartment in a three story heritage villa and a log studio - with grass roof - set in gardens with various water features. Both studios are self-contained. An optional organic breakfast can be served in the villa or on its main deck,which has a view of the city. Extensive in-and outdoor living from both studios. All water to the property passes through a filtering system for chlorine free drinking and bathing. For those staying in the villa itself breakfast is included in the rates. The Villa Room - with balcony - as well as the Den - are on the top floor. They are good value for money rooms but do not have an ensuite. Joya has had consistent top ratings for several years. Great hospitality, great location! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Joya Garden & Villa Studios

Address: 49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: RM504 - RM678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Joya Garden & Villa Studios 4*
Number of rooms: 4
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“The Garden Villa is peaceful, spacious and private.”
 of 5 bubbles dwwils0n, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the garden suite”
 of 5 bubbles jlynch841, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The garden studio adjacent to the pond in back is ideal, with cooking facilities and space for meetings.”
 of 5 bubbles Rlwrlw, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the lower apartment is worth the extra $”
 of 5 bubbles TravelandAdventure, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The Garden Studio is a little more but worth the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles CraigB261, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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