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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The house is gorgeous and the garden villa we stayed in is a true retreat. Paulina is a superb host with a lovely touch. Her breakfast is thoughtful, delicious and vast. Definitely stay here again, we booked this without knowing or reading any reviews and found it to be a real gem.

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

Always good to notice that building this cottage with the various plants on its roof and its a-typical design was a good idea. It has become a retreat sort of place for quite a few guests. Hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. And thanks for writing this review, your first on Tripadvisor. Much appreciated! Best wishes,...

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our three night stay in the garden studio. The location was good for us, far enough out of town to be quiet but only a 10-15 minute walk to the restaurants. Our host was very helpful and we loved the quiet and the deck overlooking the pond.

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

Kia Ora, Glad that you did like the ambience of Joya. Having these gardens, ponds and water features is rare in a city environment. We are indeed lucky that way. And having Nelson's best restaurants nearby is certainly a bonus too. It was great meeting you. Thanks again, and enjoy the remainder of your journey here and abroad. Paulina

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited as a family with four adults and two small children. Prior to our visit the host, Pailina, was exceedingly helpful to accommodate the little ones and had arranged everything beautifully when we arrived. The breakfast was unique and wonderful and she was so helpful, giving us local information and answering my queries via email dialogue immediately. The gardens...

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

Thank you for this kind review. I do enjoy having kids around and am glad that the two studios could easily accommodate all of you. Hope all will go well with the moving into the new house and perhaps we'll meet again. It is indeed nice to have people coming back and see the children grow up and still enjoy...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Paulina is exactly as a host should be. helpful, profession and inviting. and she knows the importance of privacy. it was very relaxing staying in the room and eating at here table. The garden pond is so beautiful it is worth just gazing apon for hours

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

Thank you Ida for this surprise review:-) Much appreciated. With regards to the kitchen facilities I want to mention that guests shouldn't expect anything but for all the basic kitchen tools. Especially in the villa studio where you stayed, space is relatively limited. You can certainly prepare meals, and use our gardens to pick some of your herbs and salads,...

Kortrijk, Belgium
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Paulina has managed to create the perfect place to stay for a few nights in Nelson. Her hospitality and genuine interest makes your stay in her special apartment a real pleasure. highly recommended and excellent value for money

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

Thank you for this very welcome review, Johan. Much appreciated! Best wishes from these 'shaky isles' :-) Paulina

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed here in mid September 2016. The hostess is super friendly and the house is absolutely lovely on the side of the hill. Good location - easy walk to city and plenty of nice pubs/restaurants. The villa's breakfast was amazing - highly recommend.

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

Glad you had a good time here. It is indeed a great bonus that we are so close to the CBD and the parks, galleries, eateries. Hope to see you return some day! Aroha, Paulina

Reviewed 2 September 2016

The garden studio is sunny and spatious. It was a great place to work and large enough for meetings. The view is pleasant and the layout is very comfortable. The WiFi connection is reliable and fast. Paulina, the owner, was friendly and helpful with everything I needed. She cares about providing quality accommodation and ensuring that guests have an enjoyable...

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

Thank you so much for this review. Just to give a bit of context to Tripadvisor readers: You were here for a week long conference held in a hotel nearby and preferred to stay somewhere private and peaceful. Glad that worked out. Re Wifi: We recently upgraded our Wifi system to the highest possible standards where access is also 'personalised'...

Fremantle
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Downstairs is a genuine delight. Set in a leafy part of Nelson. Tasty healthy breakfast served by the charming host Paulina. A hotel room had no comparitive appeal to this experienced traveller. Don't take my word for it. Experience it.

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

Glad things were to your liking. I do agree that the 'downstairs' villa studio is a nice place to have as a base for either trips in and around Nelson, but also in case you have to work or receive guests or clients, it is a spacious enough area to do so. Hope to see you again some time. Regards,...

Rotorua District, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 May 2016

I had a very relaxing stay at Joya Garden and Villa studios. I was upgraded for no extra charge and enjoyed two restful days in lovely garden surrounds. Breakfast was a delight....large choice and very sustaining. Also ideal location close to town centre and also walks.

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

Kia Ora, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Re 'upgrades', generally when there is an opportunity, that's what we do. Same with bus pick-ups. This is also the time of year that it is quieter and I can do these things more easily. Hope to see you again, some time. Best, Paulina

Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my brief one night stay at Joya Gardens & Villa Studio. Wonderful firm bed. Best sleep ! The CD's were a nice touch, and the many couches, inside and out, were just what I needed to relax. Thank you Paulina. It was a pleasure.

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

Thank you for this kind review, Sue. My (other) work is very much related to music so it wasn't difficult to think of this. Glad you liked it. Wishing you well, Paulina

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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 

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Address: 49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $145 - $184 (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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