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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

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49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to experience both the room in the house and the self contained studio when we holidayed in Nelson. We made Joya our base in Nelson for the Abel Tasman Coastal Walk. Paulina was a great host, and we were very grateful that she happily dropped us off and picked us up from our bus stop -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was a welcome retreat staying at Joya house and I was completely in love with the breakfast here - beautiful fresh foods presented in lovely dishes - a feast for the eyes and taste buds. So much choice and I felt as if I could just do breakfast all day! Paulina went out of her way to make sure... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

To celebrate out 4 year anniversary, myself and my partner went to Nelson for a long weekend. We researched where to stay and Joya stood out for us. When booking we called to verify a couple of details and Paulina, the owner, was very friendly, patient and helpful, which left us feeling reassured we had chosen the right place. Joya... More 

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Castle Rock, CO
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The best of all the places we stayed while in NZ. We stayed in the Garden Villa for three nights. Paulina took great steps to ensure our stay was pleasant. It was more like memorable. Besides the accommodations Paulina provided wonderful tips of places to see and helped arrange our trip to Tasman Park. She and the villa were fabulous.

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Pristina, Kosovo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My one night stay at Joya was extremely good. The room was perfectly pleasant and the house itself is extremely nice. Paulina is very nice - in fact, she went above and beyond what I was expecting. I arrived in the evening fairly late so Paulina gave me a lift in to town so that I would make it to... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were looking for something unique and intimate and the Joya Garden & Villa Studios certainly achieved that; we cannot rate it highly enough. We stayed in the house and our room overlooked the quiet garden and gave us spectacular views over Nelson towards the sea. Tranquillity is they key here as although it is a short walk into the... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

After 4 flights and over 40 hours of travel (including lost luggage) we arrived at Joya Garden happy but quite exhausted. Our stay in the Garden Studio could not have been more relaxing and enjoyable. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, a pond and a soothing stream, the cottage was exactly what we needed. Paulina's guidance led us to an excellent restaurant... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

My wife and I were in Nelson on our way to Abel Tasman over the Christmas Holiday and spent one evening at Joya Studios. The room was really nice, comfortable and surrounded by a beautiful garden. The B&B was located a short walk from the center of Nelson, and we got great advice about where to go for dinner and... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

My husband, 2 year old son and I had a lovely 4 days at Joya. Pauline is a great host and took good care of us from helping with our son, to doing laundry and helping with us decide how to spend out time. The old style house has a lovely garden is also very close to Nelson so you... More 

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Paulina warmly welcomed us to her lovely home in Nelson. She is such a lovely person and has worked hard to present this lovely accommodation for guests to enjoy, and the breakfast which she prepares is the best you will get, mostly home-made and lots of it! Nothing is left out! We were only here for an overnight stay. The... More 

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