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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 August 2013

Thank you Paulina for a lovely stay and for being a wonderful host for me and my daughters, You made us feel at home straight away and we loved our villa. So cosy and we loved the furniture and your beautiful garden. The place has such a peaceful feel to it, it was so nice coming back from a busy...

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

Dank je wel, Cora It was good to meet you and your daughters. I am glad you had a good time during this 'girls' weekend away" . Nelson has a lot to offer, as you have noticed. Heel veel liefs en tot de volgende keer, Paulina

Paris, France
Reviewed 24 July 2013 via mobile

I loooooooove this place. I stayed in the garden studio. Very beautiful, very warm and cosy. I used the wood burner, quite rare to find this in an accommodation... The whole place is super Eco friendly... Paulina is a wonderful host, very kind, very hospitable, and the breakfast was out of this world. Great value for money. Quite rare, really.

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

Merci! Glad to have received such a glowing review from an experienced traveller. Much appreciated! Paulina

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 July 2013

We arrived on a rainy cold day & Paulina welcomed us in with a hot coffee. We went out for the day & returned to a heated cosy room. Very restful wonderful stay. Paulina went out of her way to help us. Thanks!

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

Thank you so much for these kind words. Glad to have been of service and that you enjoyed staying here. Wishing you well, Paulina

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 14 June 2013

Tena tatou katoa... I was expecting just your run of the mill Bed and Breakfast... When I arrived I thought I was at the wrong place... A friendly note on the door said to enter and call out... Someone will be around somewhere... I had to laugh... When was the last time I was anywhere and the place was not...

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for your words, your kindness and for offering me a glimpse into Moari culture and wisdom during those early morning breakfasts. Much appreciated, Paulina

Tamaki Makarau-Aotearoa
Reviewed 13 June 2013

Not only is this a gorgeus home to stay in, but Paulina is a most warm and welcoming person. The views from the house are amazing, it is located in a very old part of Nelson, surrounded by stunning homes. The Villa room is very spacious and luxurious. My Nelson visit was really busy and I was sorry I did...

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

Thank you Pippa, for this review of course and for the exchanges we had. I wish you all the best, Paulina

Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 19 May 2013

My stay in Nelson at Joya was a perfect stay.. with the wonderful Paulina and her family. I loved my room with some nice peaceful environment, a balcony to myself with a small swing and lot of 'me' time. Paulina was a perfect host taking care of all my needs and providing some amazing organic breakfasts and recommending tons of...

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

Thank you for your kind words. It was good to meet you, and I do appreciate that you had a chance to go for a few great walks here. Hope to catch up again, saw that you 'friended' me on Facebook also. Thanks for that, Namaste, Pauliina

auckland
Reviewed 26 April 2013

I have been in Joya for one week and I felt like in home. The apartment is so beautiful and sunny, clean and tidy, quiet, spacious and very close to the city centre. The heart of the place is Paulina, she is the kindest, supportive and helpful woman that I met in many years, she will welcome you with a...

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

Kia Ora, and muchas gracias for your positve feedback. Glad you enjoyed Joya. You still have quite an interesting journey ahead before you're home. Thanks again and until we meet again, some time near NZ's summer? Paulina

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2013

I feel as the information given in the website was misleading as it did not reflect the service I received. My experience of Paulina was that she is not as 'nice' as she makes out to be in her website. Clearly every one else who has reviewed has felt differently about the service, but this how I experienced it.

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

Kia Ora, Thank you for this review. Positve or negative comments, they all need to voiced, understood and dealt with. However, it would have been better, for me, as well as for Tripadvisor's readers if you would have been more explicit about what the issues were. In other words, if there would have been a description of a situation, anything...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Our holiday in Nelson was made even better by the wonderful accommodation at Joya and the host Paulina. Accomodation is very clean and conveniently located a walking distance to the city centre. The garden is just stunning and the studio itself gives you a feeling of warmth. Our host was very helpful and friendly, serving us a delicious, healthy breakfast...

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

Thank you for this. I know it was important for you to have some time out from your busy lives. I am glad that your stay here could contribute to the peace and quiet you needed. I am sure we are going to meet again. Wishing you well, Paulina

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 April 2013

What an amazing place this is in the pretty town of Nelson! Joya offers a tranquill and beautiful place to find peace and calmness a haven to come to after all your travels and a great place to start trips to like the Abel Tasman. The place looks absolutely stunning with flowery garden views, gorgeous rooms, very clean and tidy...

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

Thank you for these kind words. Much appreciated! I am glad you enjoyed your stay. I know you still have quite a bit of travelling to do. Enjoy and come home safely. It was very good meeting you. 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: $155 - $196 (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”
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“The garden studio adjacent to the pond in back is ideal, with cooking facilities and space for meetings.”
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“the lower apartment is worth the extra $”
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“The Garden Studio is a little more but worth the extra.”
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