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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We stayed at Joya Garden in winter, but, as we learned, Nelson is a sunny town. We enjoyed the privacy of the studio and the great garden with small pond. Warning: if you sit(/hang) down in the hammock in front of the house in the...More

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Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 6 September 2017

First of all: thank you for this extensive review. Glad you had a good time and that the weather was good while you are here. Winter is in fact quite a good time for a visit of the region. Clear blue skies, no crowds, easy...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

We had a great time at Joya and enjoyed Paulinas friendly service. We stayed two nights in the beautiful and comfortable Garden Studio. The breakfast Paulina provided was "Top of the Art". Everything in this place is made with love and has a special personal...More

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Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 13 June 2017

Thank you so much for your appreciation. This means a lot and not just in the sense of ratings. The garden studio often is a guests' favourite, most likely because of the privacy of its location, the water features and colourful surrounds. Thanks again, and...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

Unfortunately for us, we were only in Nelson for one night, would have loved to stay a lot longer. Not only did Paulina feel like a kindred spirit, she provided us with a fantastic option to staying in a generic motel. We stayed in The...More

Thank dalytimaru
Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for this welcome review. I am glad you did take the time to do this. The Garden Studio, is indeed quite special. Due to its location in the midst of the gardens. It is indeed quite a quiet, a bit upmarket area yet...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

Joya Garden and Villa Studios is just magic. A great place to stay when you're looking for something a bit different. I'm not a foodie, but I would have to say that the breakfast was most likely the best I've ever had. Made with such...More

Thank Toni P
Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Always nice to notice that our - in fact quite simle - breakfast is appreciated that much. So, we'll continue doing our own baking and making sure that what's on the table has...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I was in Nelson for work but decided not to stay in a sterile hotel and found Joya online. It was a magical place. I felt instantly relaxed and so well looked after by Paulina. It felt a bit like staying in an Indonesian style...More

Thank Jessie S
Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 13 May 2017

You and your family will be more than welcome, Jessie! Furniture is partially from Indonesia indeed as well as from India. The Trade Aid shop in Nelson is great in that respect, also with regards to quality bedding. There is underfloor heating, (generally set to...More

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Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Refrigerator in room
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US$81 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$81 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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