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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 57 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the Villa room in this beautiful heritage home on a street referred to as Nelson's dress circle. The spacious room with its own balcony, came with tea making facilities and a little fridge and was private and quiet. Delicious, nourishing feast for breakfast, a thoughtful host and an easy walk to the town centre made it a... More

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in the Garden Studio (couple + teenage daughter) and it was perfect -- beautiful, comfortable, clean, peaceful. We enjoyed Paulina's fabulous breakfasts every day -- delicious, healthy, and prepared with such consideration and kindness -- as well as her good conversation. Also enjoyed being able to buy fresh food from Nelson market and prepare some simple meals ourselves,... More

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Washington, D.C.
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19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

High rating in every respect -- comfortable bed, spacious room tastefully decorated, private balcony overlooking the garden, delicious breakfast, and outstandingly helpful host. Paulina picked us up from the inter-city bus stop and took us back the next morning. (Paulina's home is an easy walk to town, but her help with transport was much appreciated given our luggage).

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Just a great Place. Beautiful place in every way and the breakfast was so so so so so frigging delicious and our hostess was super positive and spiritual and enthusiastic about everything. A great place for somewhere special to enjoy your time and as it was the off season we even got a reduced rate.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

This lovely B&B is set in a gracious old home in a leafy Nelson suburb, less than 10 minutes walk from the centre. We stayed in a double room in the main house, with a beautiful view over the garden and Nelson city. A "Juliet" balcony was the ideal spot to relax at the end of the day. As keen... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Shortly after we made our reservations at Joya about a year in advance, Paulina emailed us suggestions for our trip to NZ. She welcomed us and took our bags in driving rain. She led us to our beautiful, spacious, well-appointed, immaculate suite, sharing more information about the area and her work with children. She made reservations with a small boat... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our time in Nelson very much. It is a lovely town and we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights exploring the town and the surrounding area. There is lots to do and we kept ourselves busy with walks , boat trips, exploring Nelson etc. There are plenty of good places to eat and we particularly enjoyed our walk on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We had 2 nights at this delightful and relaxing eco b&b with the warmest of welcomes from Paulina, the owner (who even did some washing for us). Breakfast was great, but the bedrooms weren't well equipped and an ant trail up the wall and into my suitcase wouldn't appeal to everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Possibly the best B&B we've stayed in. Anywhere. Joya is within a stones throw of everything you should see and do in Nelson, yet nestled in private, tranquil and beautiful gardens that overlook the city. Paulina is the most delightful, thoughtful and attentive host, without being intrusive, and has helpful hints on what to see and do should you need... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This lovely B&B is unique and enhanced our experience when staying in the Nelson area. The focus is sustainability and harmony with the surroundings. We fell asleep to the sound of running water from the pond outside, and the naturally wholesome breakfast energized us for our day of exploring. Pauline (owner) gave us recommendations for dinner and a unique place... More

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Address: 49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 57 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Joya Garden & Villa Studios 4*
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 on the main deck of the villa, 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. Beds are handcrafted and have NZ made 'healthy' mattresses. The B&B is in the main house: the villa room – with balcony – as well as the Den are on the top floor. Free Internet access from each room, safe parking, great location! ... more   less 
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