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Joya Garden & Villa Studios

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

We struggled to find somewhere in Nelson and luckily found Joya Garden & Villa Studios. The breakfast was up there as one of the best I've had at a B&B. Simple food but prepared with love. Home made muesli, tea, fruits, breads, omelette, coffee :)...More

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Response from paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 14 March 2017

Thank you for your appreciation. I am glad you liked the food and Joya's ambiance and furnishings. We had just had a cancellation so I 'm glad you did find us:-). It's interesting and maybe good to note that 'the season' is no longer just...More

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Joya was a great choice for a BnB in Nelson. We stayed in a garden suite which was more than a BnB it was fully self contained cottage. The suite and the gardens of Joya were lovely. Paulina is a gracious host and her breakfast...More

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Response from paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 12 March 2017

Thank you for this gesture. Glad you did like your stay and Joya's location. Good to know that even when it's getting colder you'll be warm and cosy in the cottage. It has underfloor heating and there is a nice Danish woodstove there. I wouldn't...More

Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We loved our one night stay in Paulina's lovely home. Set in an elevated position with views over Nelson, staying at Joya was great. The home has lots of lovely timber. We had a queen/king bed which was very comfortable and the linen was great...More

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Response from paulina2009, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 6 March 2017

Thank you Judy, for your appreciation. If I may I'd like to mention that where you stayed, in the B&B part of the house on the top floor, that the rooms don't have an ensuite. For you that didn't seem to be of great importance...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

So happy I chose to book the Joya for my trip to Nelson, it's a very relaxing place and Paulina went out of her way to ensure we had a great time and looked after us very well. Loved the location and enjoyed the short...More

Thank Carolyn C
Response from Paulina-Joya, Owner at Joya Garden & Villa StudiosResponded 21 February 2017

Thanks for this review Carolyn. Much appreciated! Glad you liked what you found here and that you mention Joya's location. It is indeed a relatively easy walk into town from here and for those who don't have their own transportation that's a good thing. Looking...More

Reviewed 16 February 2017

I was in the small room, which was perfect for me--cozy but not cramped, with a very comfortable bed, full amenities, and a gorgeous big bathroom shared with one other guest. The house is beautiful, light, and clean. Paulina was friendly and even offered to...More

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Free Parking
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
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Refrigerator in room
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US$100 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Price range
US$100 - US$154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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"Choose one of the beautiful garden villas which will be quieter than an upstairs room"
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"Cottage has great privacy, wood burning stove, kitchen, and relaxing garden"
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