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Al Fahidi Bastakiya, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9/10! (score from 202 reviews)
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Food & Drink
Restaurant With Dining Menu
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges may apply.
Car Rental, Airport Shuttle (surcharge), 24-Hour Front Desk, Tour Desk, Baggage Storage, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Shops (on site), Non-smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning
Filipino, Dutch, Indonesian, French, English
From 1:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 202 reviews
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Located in the old town. Charming hotel. Good breakfast.
Room too small and close to the restaurant.
Location and staff excellent. Moses was accommodating in all respects. Air conditioning was a blessing given the very hot days.
Mattress too hard.
We were close to a mosque and loved hearing the musical chants throughout the day. I liked how the hotel was originally a residence.
Not a negative to the hotel but I had expected an older feel to the Bastakia neighborhood. The buildings were restored and had the same color stucco which made the area seem bland.
Everything was really good had no issues at all
Weren't there long enough
Big disappointment, the idea I loved but it failed in its delivery.The food was miserable.Breakfast in particular was low quality badly presented and the coffee was nasty.The art hotel need to look at similar places in UK or Europe and try to give something alternative but with quality like a piece of art.Do it with love and passion.
Located on the old district, XVA is a beautiful old Arabian courtyard style building but also an art gallery with a great cafe that does lunch and dinner. Breakfast is fresh and tasty. Right beside the Dubai museum, the berth for the show to the old spice and gold souk and the number 4 stop of the hop on hop off bus.
It is a little hard to find initially as it is in the old quarter with no street access. Head for the round about just before the Dubai Museum and look for the camel statue. Walk to the rear of the courtyard and follow the lane way on the right. Worth the effort
It is in a great location,the staff organised and booked things for us.They were always welcoming each time we returned hot and footsore.The cafe was always open.- great breakfasts(Pancakes and omelettes-YUM) and salads. It gave you a feeling of staying in someone's home. It was a very quiet both in surrounding areas and in the hotel. It is part of a gallery where local people exhibit so that is a nice feel too.Moses and Hanisha? were wonderful on the front desk.It took us a day to find our way in and out through the small corridors of the old area but that added to the experience. We had 4 nights there and loved it.
there was nothing to dislike about this hotel.
Excellent location Wonderful building Lovely staff Very relaxing place
Wifi could be improved
It's the antidote to a resort hotel. It's the place to stay if you want to sample life in a traditional Arabian building in the old town away from the hustle & bustle. And yet it's only a stone's throw from both the Creek, Dubai museum & the BIG BUS hop on, hop off tour route. Ideal for sight seeing. Our room was cool & quiet, decorated with original art but with good free wifi.
There was nothing we didn't like but don't go if you want modern or a bar. Probably not good for families with children.
This hotel set in a heritage village is an absolute must for creative people - with modern, exciting artwork throughout the complex, creative decor - different in each suite and amazingly, its own art gallery featuring work from artists throughout the region and beyond. The staff were wonderfully kind and accommodating. And the heaven of sipping mint lemonade in the cool, calm courtyard on returning from 40 degree heat shopping in the nearby souk. Minutes away from the excellent museum in the old fort. Will never stay anywhere else when in Dubai
What's not to like? Couldn't fault XVA Art Hotel
Everything. The manager is kind and helpful. They gave me a nice birthday cake, it was wonderful.
Artistic and careful thought rendered to decoration of room as well as common areas.
One is able to padlock the door from outside, hence locking the persons inside who wont be able to escape
The staff came out and got us from the taxi as hotel is located in a pedestrian area. we were given breakfast and checked into our room straight away. ( exactly what you dream of after a long flight with a 3 and 4 year old). all of the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was beautiful, lovely and cool as are the court yard areas. we had a delux room which had another bed tor the kids to sleep in. The food was so good, enjoyed every meal we ate, especially the breakfast. location wise this place is set in the historical area, a short walk ( very short as its summer and the kids couldn't go far ) to lots of interesting places, museum and creek and markets. we stayed for 2 nights and I wish it was longer.
I could not fault this place on anything.
Location and the boutique hotel touch. I loved the robes.
The hotel reflected the flavour of the country, as opposed to a hotel chain. The staff were extremely helpful and the cafe offered a substantial breakfast - loved the mint lemonade after a days touring.
A lovely, well designed hotel in an old Dubai heritage building in the heritage district near Dubai creek. The location is perfect for those who do not wish to be in the new Dubai. Beautifully appointed rooms with local designs and pictures. Breakfast was very well done and all staff were very professional.
Everything location, staff would recommend.
The hotel has alot of charme and is different from all the rest of hotels in Dubai. The rooms are not too big but comfortable. The whole hotel has air condition which is appreciated in a hot summer day. The breakfast is very tasty and served in a nice interior courtyard. The location is great too, in the middle of the traditional area od Dubai. Overall we like this hotel alot, and its a good choice if you want to stay somewhere different than the rest of hotel in Dubai.
From te reviews we were expecting a more personalized service, but the service was not that friendly as we expected, some staff were a bit uninterested and seemed cold to us.
Nice staff, very helpful. Very comfortable bed. Beautiful artwork and curios positioned around the hotel.
Patchy WIFI connection. No obvious computer terminal/larger screen/printer to make own travel arrangments.
location, design, atmosphere, personality
single room a bit small
The location was great. A nice alternative to the regular hotels.
Difficult communication with staff. I was interested in purchasing some of their artists work I enquired about the price which they were unable to provide. I asked the same question to three different staff members and they all said they would get back and didn't. Make me wonder if they value the artist work or use it as a gimmick.
Dubai is such an affluent city with lots of hotel choices to stay, but if you want to have experience of living in a true Dubai or Arabic house, this hotel will be your first choice. The location is close to the creek, the markets and the Dubai museum. Going to the metro station is just a 5-10 minute walk.
The room, toilets, facilities and breakfast were nice, but the air-con was a bit noisy though. There were no TV in my room but it fitted its style.
- Location in the historic Bastikiya neighbourhood - Semi-cooled courtyards to sit out and relax under a tree - Authentic early Dubai look and feel - Proximity to the creek, walking areas, water taxi's, traditional souks, and metro stations - Very quiet - no road access
Bed is hard
Location and access to some of the older souks. Precinct has some character that is quite unique for Dubai. Staff were always helpful and went out of their way to ensure we had they information we needed.
Difficult to find and instructions not as clear as they could be.
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