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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed with Paulina and her sons at their wonderful place on several occasions ranging from a night to 3 weeks while my wife worked on contracts in Nelson. After experiencing the genuine care, interesting conversations, very relaxing surroundings, and delicious healthy breakfasts, our family wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Nelson.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We stayed at Joya's Garden Studio for a long needed weekend get-away from Auckland at the end of June. It definitely lived up to the expectation! It was in a beautiful setting that gave us privacy and space to chill out. The studio was clean and tidy with underfloor heating that took the chill out of the room when the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The tranquility of flowing water and relaxing in the studio with the log burner blazing, sitting down to a delectable organic breakfast made our (daughter' myself and dog) overnight stay very homely. Hospitality given by the proprietors went beyond and above towards accomodating our needs within our short visit to Nelson. We will be back for a longer stay.

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Bern, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

lovel setting, charming house and villas with a great garden, the venue is close to the city centre of Nelson and in walking distance to shops and cafés. the interior is rather basic and some mix&(not so)match of Indian, Moroccon and European Styles. The down side is the lack of hygiene standards and cleanliness: Dust, ashes, hairs and crumbs of... More 

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

Kia Ora, Joya has been rewarded a place in Tripadvisor's 'hall of fame' for being in the top five for five consecutive years. A position that was earned not just by offering a good location but an overall satisfying experience. This includes hygiene of course. I myself don't think your words are justified but am happy to address them: *... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Marvellous location for a truly needed relaxing weekend. Lovely place to wake up in and stroll to the city and Hill Walks around Nelson. The owner is a special person who cares for her visitors. Breakfast was a treat and an experience. Will be back.

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Well without sounding like a broken record with all the previous reviews I have to say this place is epic. If you want to chill and relax in amazing surroundings and comfort, while still being within walking distance of what's happening in Nelson then "You need to stay here". Paulina is an absolute star... Tour guide advice, amazing host and... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I cannot rate my stay at Joya B&B highly enough to truly reflect the experience I had here. It was superb, memorable, and I will return in a heartbeat with my young family in the future. I was in Nelson for a postgraduate paper seminar and also in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy. I was a bit nervous about my... More 

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Duren, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Me and my partner arrived at Joya Garden without a booking around 8 pm and Paulina was so kind and generous to provide us a room for the night. Seriously, you can not ask for a better host. As soon as you enter Joya Garden you start to feel the warmth and love that place is holding. The room with... More 

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Hokitika, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

We came to Joya for the long weekend as a family and it was more than we could have hoped for! We were greeted like friends by our host Paulina and shown to our gorgeous room with balcony, antique furniture and comfy futon. The whole place is very clean and decorated in a very tasteful way. Our "Juliette Suite"had its... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a beautiful old Nelson house with a couple of villas built at the back. It is situated in a quiet, pleasant neighbourhood a short walk from the town centre. The owner, Paulina, is a bright, bubbly personality with a great deal of local knowledge and is very welcoming. We thought we would be staying in one of the... More 

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