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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

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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

Pasadena
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Paulina is an exceptional hostess that truly cares about her guests and everyone's well being. We got an exceptional breakfast and enjoyed our stay so much that we extended for a second night. The wifi was top notch, the room and bedding were some of the best we had in New Zealand. When in Nelson stay here.

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

Thank you for this much appreciated review. Glad you had the opportunity to spend a bit more time in Nelson. And with regards to the bedding: good mattresses are crucial and in keeping with what we try and achieve here. Thanks again and best wishes, Paulina

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Lovely studio with a really organic feel to it. Very comfortable and relaxing. Great outdoor spaces too. Pauline was very helpful with lots of ideas as to what to do, where to go and where to eat. Thanks for a very pleasurable stay.

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

Your review is most welcome, so thank you for this! There is indeed plenty to do, even when the weather isn't that good (which is rare, of course:-) . Hopefully there will be a next time. Wishing you well! Paulina

Venice, Italy
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We originally booked for an upstair studio but she has upgraded us to the villa located by the pond which is nicely decorated in a Balinese style - very specious, well equipped and very comfortable. Paulina is very hospitable and helpful with any information to help you enjoy your visit in Nelson and sightseeing of neighboring areas. She serves an...

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

Glad you had a good time here, Lisa. If there is a chance to upgrade I generally do. Wishing you well! Paulina

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Absolutely lovely place to stay. Beautiful house, great hospitality, amazing breakfast! Make sure you go into the Grampians reserve which is just behind the house - it's a good walk and you get amazing views from the top.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this. Much appreciated. Good advice with regards to the Grampians. Wishing you well, Paulina

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 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 4 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 24 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

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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: $127 - $154 (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.”
dwwils0n, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the garden suite”
jlynch841, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The garden studio adjacent to the pond in back is ideal, with cooking facilities and space for meetings.”
Rlwrlw, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the lower apartment is worth the extra $”
TravelandAdventure, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The Garden Studio is a little more but worth the extra.”
CraigB261, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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