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“Heaven in a low-allergen,high- eco establishment with therapy.”

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Joya Garden & Villa Studios
Ranked #4 of 55 Nelson B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 6, 2013

This heavenly spot truly encapsulates what Nelson is about with its low-allergen materials,high eco-values,natural therapies and wholesome food.
Breakfast was complete and most satisfying. Very comfortable rooms and beds in a B&B room with garden. Hats off to the owners. Loved the stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

Water gardens, lilies, native grasses, shrubs, trees and birds..... running water in unexpected streams and ponds ... silence, solitude, regeneration of mind and spirit in beautifully designed accommodation empathically focused on natural wood fittings and furniture fashioned with love, passion and respect for the grain and shape of the timber itself. In a rather personally stressful time, listening and hearing with Paulina was a generous and energising gift. Oh - and the breakfasts were great too!

Room Tip: Not necessary - all good. Depends on whether one wants to be in the garden or the house itself.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

Thank you Paulina for a lovely stay and for being a wonderful host for me and my daughters, You made us feel at home straight away and we loved our villa. So cosy and we loved the furniture and your beautiful garden. The place has such a peaceful feel to it, it was so nice coming back from a busy day to such a nice environment. The breakfast every morning was fabulous, and we thoroughly enjoyed our discussions at the table. We were reluctant to leave and will certainly be back, We have found the perfect place to stay when in Nelson. Thank you Paulina!!

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Cora312
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paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Dank je wel, Cora
It was good to meet you and your daughters. I am glad you had a good time during this 'girls' weekend away" . Nelson has a lot to offer, as you have noticed. Heel veel liefs en tot de volgende keer, Paulina

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Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

I loooooooove this place. I stayed in the garden studio. Very beautiful, very warm and cosy. I used the wood burner, quite rare to find this in an accommodation... The whole place is super Eco friendly...
Paulina is a wonderful host, very kind, very hospitable, and the breakfast was out of this world.
Great value for money.
Quite rare, really.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank greentravelwriter
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paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Merci! Glad to have received such a glowing review from an experienced traveller.
Much appreciated! Paulina

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We arrived on a rainy cold day & Paulina welcomed us in with a hot coffee. We went out for the day & returned to a heated cosy room. Very restful wonderful stay. Paulina went out of her way to help us. Thanks!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
Thank Denise S
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paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2013

Thank you so much for these kind words. Glad to have been of service and that you enjoyed staying here. Wishing you well, Paulina

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Tena tatou katoa...

I was expecting just your run of the mill Bed and Breakfast... When I arrived I thought I was at the wrong place... A friendly note on the door said to enter and call out... Someone will be around somewhere... I had to laugh... When was the last time I was anywhere and the place was not locked... Hmmmm... Reminded me so much of my younger days at home... Where kids could be kids and just walk in an out of people's homes with no worries of people doing anything bad...

The house in amazing... Huge windows and the wood treatment throughout the place is magical...

I was visiting a friend at the hospice down the road also family in the surrounding areas... Joya is very handy to everything that Nelson has to offer a traveler...

They say the most important meal of the day is when you Break Fast... WoW... Totally organic and vegetarian... Having recently only turned vegetarian the possible choices on offer for your meal was absolutely delectable...

The rooms are very spacious an can accommodate anyone's budget...

I can't say enough about the place...

Thank you Paulina and Family...

Arohanunui atu... Pita

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Kia Ora,
Thank you for your words, your kindness and for offering me a glimpse into Moari culture and wisdom during those early morning breakfasts.
Much appreciated,
Paulina

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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Not only is this a gorgeus home to stay in, but Paulina is a most warm and welcoming person. The views from the house are amazing, it is located in a very old part of Nelson, surrounded by stunning homes. The Villa room is very spacious and luxurious. My Nelson visit was really busy and I was sorry I did not have time to have a long slow breakfast, and sample more of the delicious organic food. I would love to stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa Studios, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you Pippa,
for this review of course and for the exchanges we had.
I wish you all the best,
Paulina

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Additional Information about Joya Garden & Villa Studios

Address: 49 Brougham Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Nelson
Price Range: $99 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Joya Garden & Villa Studios 4*
Number of rooms: 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 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 
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