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Ngunguru, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2014

We booked the villa room and were upgraded on our arrival to the villa studio which was a beautiful and comfortable stay. Our host, Paulina was very accommodating, she recommended places to eat, drink and explore and she shared her worldly knowledge on topics of interest. Paulina's homemade cereals, spreads, breads and herbal teas were a real treat the following...

Thank Melanie D
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I stayed in the Villa room in this beautiful heritage home on a street referred to as Nelson's dress circle. The spacious room with its own balcony, came with tea making facilities and a little fridge and was private and quiet. Delicious, nourishing feast for breakfast, a thoughtful host and an easy walk to the town centre made it a...

Thank Liz M
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2014

We stayed in the Garden Studio (couple + teenage daughter) and it was perfect -- beautiful, comfortable, clean, peaceful. We enjoyed Paulina's fabulous breakfasts every day -- delicious, healthy, and prepared with such consideration and kindness -- as well as her good conversation. Also enjoyed being able to buy fresh food from Nelson market and prepare some simple meals ourselves,...

Thank thisNatalie
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2014

High rating in every respect -- comfortable bed, spacious room tastefully decorated, private balcony overlooking the garden, delicious breakfast, and outstandingly helpful host. Paulina picked us up from the inter-city bus stop and took us back the next morning. (Paulina's home is an easy walk to town, but her help with transport was much appreciated given our luggage).

Thank Travelover2003
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 February 2014

This lovely B&B is set in a gracious old home in a leafy Nelson suburb, less than 10 minutes walk from the centre. We stayed in a double room in the main house, with a beautiful view over the garden and Nelson city. A "Juliet" balcony was the ideal spot to relax at the end of the day. As keen...

Thank Jennifer N
Marblehead, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 February 2014

Shortly after we made our reservations at Joya about a year in advance, Paulina emailed us suggestions for our trip to NZ. She welcomed us and took our bags in driving rain. She led us to our beautiful, spacious, well-appointed, immaculate suite, sharing more information about the area and her work with children. She made reservations with a small boat...

Thank joanron2014
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We enjoyed our time in Nelson very much. It is a lovely town and we thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights exploring the town and the surrounding area. There is lots to do and we kept ourselves busy with walks , boat trips, exploring Nelson etc. There are plenty of good places to eat and we particularly enjoyed our walk on...

Thank Robinhood1
Reviewed 26 January 2014

We had 2 nights at this delightful and relaxing eco b&b with the warmest of welcomes from Paulina, the owner (who even did some washing for us). Breakfast was great, but the bedrooms weren't well equipped and an ant trail up the wall and into my suitcase wouldn't appeal to everyone.

Thank HampshireBaggin... B
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Possibly the best B&B we've stayed in. Anywhere. Joya is within a stones throw of everything you should see and do in Nelson, yet nestled in private, tranquil and beautiful gardens that overlook the city. Paulina is the most delightful, thoughtful and attentive host, without being intrusive, and has helpful hints on what to see and do should you need...

Thank nathargent
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 10 January 2014

This lovely B&B is unique and enhanced our experience when staying in the Nelson area. The focus is sustainability and harmony with the surroundings. We fell asleep to the sound of running water from the pond outside, and the naturally wholesome breakfast energized us for our day of exploring. Pauline (owner) gave us recommendations for dinner and a unique place...

Thank Jamie W

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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
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Nelson-Tasman Region > Nelson
Price Range: ₹ 6,605 - ₹ 9,548 (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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“The Garden Villa is peaceful, spacious and private.”
 of 5 bubbles dwwils0n, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Go for the garden suite”
 of 5 bubbles jlynch841, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The garden studio adjacent to the pond in back is ideal, with cooking facilities and space for meetings.”
 of 5 bubbles Rlwrlw, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the lower apartment is worth the extra $”
 of 5 bubbles TravelandAdventure, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The Garden Studio is a little more but worth the extra.”
 of 5 bubbles CraigB261, 13 Jul 2015 | Read review
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