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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7010 New Zealand
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#5 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Ironing service
Sun terrace
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Room features
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Dutch, German
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Super comfy bed, spectacular views, great welcome, best delicious vegan breakfast ever, proper bath, private balcony, beautiful garden, safe parking, good advice for restaurants in Nelson. Very hospitable. Thank you
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I couldn't have had a nicer stay. My only disappointment was that I could stay for only one night and arrived late, so didn't have time to enjoy the house and Paulina's extraordinary hospitality more. The house and my room were beautiful and immaculate, and the small balcony off my room, with a view down the hill over Nelson and to the harbor, made for a peaceful end to a full day. The shared bathroom is its own gem of stained glass and woodwork and a good shower. Breakfast was diverse and spectacular - perhaps the best muesli I've ever had, good yoghurt, nice bread, several kinds of cheese, a delicious omelette, and more. Other nice touches were great, soft towels, beautiful, interesting art and furniture, a bar of New Zealand chocolate waiting in the room, a sheet with suggestions of restaurants and things to do and see, a choice of pillows. I don't always like to socialize when I stay at a bed & breakfast, but Paulina was fun and interesting to talk with. The house is on a quiet street, but it's a 15-minute walk down the hill, past century-or-so-old houses, to the heart of Nelson.
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I stayed here for three nights with my two children in the garden studio. We had the most incredible stay! The studio is just beautiful! It has such a peaceful energy and so much love has been put into its’ creation and decoration. We were given gorgeous local chocolate on arrival, the drawers were stocked with organic teas and coffee, and the soaps etc are all eco friendly. The grounds are so beautifully planted with flowers and old established trees filled with native birds feasting on fruit and there is a pond with lotus flowers floating on the surface. It didn’t feel like a business, it was more like a retreat or like a home. The host is such a kind, caring woman and she couldn’t have done more to help during our stay. This place is an absolute gem! Treat yourself- you won’t regret it!
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My partner and I enjoyed a delightful one-night stay in Paulina's spacious studio (with its lovely and tranquil garden outlook) during our too-brief visit to Nelson. We would wholeheartedly recommend her B&B to other travellers. Thank you, Paulina, for your friendliness, warmth, helpful suggestions and delicious, healthy breakfast. We rather wish we'd had at least another night in Nelson, but will be back one day and hope to stay with you again.
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Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios
Responded Jan 21, 2020
Thanks for these kind words and your appreciation for this place. It was a pleasure meeting you. Warmly, Paulina
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A lovely person, Paulina, to deal with. Beautiful tranquil spot with wonderful relaxing cottage. Very private and pretty. Wonderful facilities with help on hand if needed. Thank you for everything Paulina.
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Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios
Responded Nov 13, 2019
Thanks for your friendly words, Allan. Much appreciated!
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$84 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionNelson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Joya Garden & Villa Studios
Which popular attractions are close to Joya Garden & Villa Studios?
Nearby attractions include Queen's Gardens (0.6 miles), Nelson Saturday Market (0.6 miles), and The Suter Art Gallery Nelson (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Joya Garden & Villa Studios?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Joya Garden & Villa Studios?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Joya Garden & Villa Studios?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Joya Garden & Villa Studios?
Conveniently located restaurants include Paasha, Harry's Hawker House & Bar, and Hopgoods.
Is Joya Garden & Villa Studios located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Nelson.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Joya Garden & Villa Studios?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Dutch.