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Joya Garden & Villa Studios
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Reviewed September 15, 2013

I stayed at Joya for one night as part of my "Road Trip" in south island. Paulina couldn't have been more hospitable and welcoming. As it was a quiet time of year, she was kind enough to upgrade me to a much larger room, which I hardly had chance to enjoy bearing in mind my one night stay! It opened out onto a lovely garden. The whole feel of the place is restful and relaxing. The breakfast was all home made and delicious. Highly recommended for a peaceful short stay in Nelson.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

An oasis in Nelson, Paulina's was a wonderful place to stay overnight between two busy workdays. Quiet, beautifully designed room in a great garden setting. Creative and memorable breakfast with a beautiful view. A taste of luxury.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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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.
  • 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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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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