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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

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Fremantle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Downstairs is a genuine delight. Set in a leafy part of Nelson. Tasty healthy breakfast served by the charming host Paulina. A hotel room had no comparitive appeal to this experienced traveller. Don't take my word for it. Experience it.

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

Glad things were to your liking. I do agree that the 'downstairs' villa studio is a nice place to have as a base for either trips in and around Nelson, but also in case you have to work or receive guests or clients, it is a spacious enough area to do so. Hope to see you again some time. Regards,... More 

Rotorua District, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I had a very relaxing stay at Joya Garden and Villa studios. I was upgraded for no extra charge and enjoyed two restful days in lovely garden surrounds. Breakfast was a delight....large choice and very sustaining. Also ideal location close to town centre and also walks.

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

Kia Ora, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Re 'upgrades', generally when there is an opportunity, that's what we do. Same with bus pick-ups. This is also the time of year that it is quieter and I can do these things more easily. Hope to see you again, some time. Best, Paulina More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed my brief one night stay at Joya Gardens & Villa Studio. Wonderful firm bed. Best sleep ! The CD's were a nice touch, and the many couches, inside and out, were just what I needed to relax. Thank you Paulina. It was a pleasure.

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

Thank you for this kind review, Sue. My (other) work is very much related to music so it wasn't difficult to think of this. Glad you liked it. Wishing you well, Paulina More 

Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Paulina is an exceptional hostess that truly cares about her guests and everyone's well being. We got an exceptional breakfast and enjoyed our stay so much that we extended for a second night. The wifi was top notch, the room and bedding were some of the best we had in New Zealand. When in Nelson stay here.

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

Thank you for this much appreciated review. Glad you had the opportunity to spend a bit more time in Nelson. And with regards to the bedding: good mattresses are crucial and in keeping with what we try and achieve here. Thanks again and best wishes, Paulina More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Lovely studio with a really organic feel to it. Very comfortable and relaxing. Great outdoor spaces too. Pauline was very helpful with lots of ideas as to what to do, where to go and where to eat. Thanks for a very pleasurable stay.

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

Your review is most welcome, so thank you for this! There is indeed plenty to do, even when the weather isn't that good (which is rare, of course:-) . Hopefully there will be a next time. Wishing you well! Paulina More 

Venice, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

We originally booked for an upstair studio but she has upgraded us to the villa located by the pond which is nicely decorated in a Balinese style - very specious, well equipped and very comfortable. Paulina is very hospitable and helpful with any information to help you enjoy your visit in Nelson and sightseeing of neighboring areas. She serves an... More 

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

Glad you had a good time here, Lisa. If there is a chance to upgrade I generally do. Wishing you well! Paulina More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Absolutely lovely place to stay. Beautiful house, great hospitality, amazing breakfast! Make sure you go into the Grampians reserve which is just behind the house - it's a good walk and you get amazing views from the top.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this. Much appreciated. Good advice with regards to the Grampians. Wishing you well, Paulina More 

Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Great location and place. Located in the beautiful old heart of Nelson, short walking distance to the town and with great walks around. We loved the homely, slightly 60's split level feel to the stand alone self contained studio. Wonderful outdoor flow to a sunny deck and lilly pond. Pauline who runs the place is friendly and lovely to talk... More 

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

You made my day! Thank you for these kind words. Hope to meet again.Paulina More 

Swanland East Yorkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

We stayed in the garden lodge which features a deck overlooking a lilly pond wih goldfish, and a beautiful selection of mature exotic plsnts. The lodge was spacious and comfortable and reasonably well equipped. We made our own breakfasts, although I believe there is an option to ask the host to do this (at an extra charge). Our host provided... More 

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

Thank you for this review Valerie. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Just so that this is clear for review readers: Guests staying on the top floor of the villa have their breakfasts included whereas where you were staying, in one of the two studios, there are sufficient kitchen facilities so that guests can take care of their own. Hence, it... More 

Makati, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016 via mobile

The place is very relaxing with fruit trees and flowers. The room was nice and big with a nice view of the garden. The owner Paulina is very nice person, she did our laundry and ironing, and told me that the fruits in the garden is for everyone to share so I took advantage of it.I got fruits everyday. The... More 

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

Thank you for these kind words. Happy that you enjoyed your time here. Wishing you well! Paulina More 

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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
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: $113 - $133 (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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