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XVA Art Hotel

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Norderstedt, Germany
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like to reminisce about days long past, the XVA Art Hotel is the best you can experience in Dubai. It made my trip to a city otherwise only known for its glamour. The neighborhood as well as nearby Dubai Museum round off the experience. Adding some non-vegetarian items to the menu in the hotel's restaurant wouldn't hurt, though.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fabulous place! Absolutely beautiful from the front door and beyond. Staff were helpful and courteous. Room was stunning (I had room 3, Kitsch Room which couldn't have been better suited to my own personal taste, not that that's helpful to anyone else mind). The location is brilliant - right in the heart of the Al Fahidi old town...

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Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very relaxing place to stay - hospitality was excellent and the food was amazing. Our room was lovely with good facilities and there is a roof terrace with loungers for a bit of quiet time. It is in a pedestrian area so you must be able to walk a little with your luggage. Taxis stop nearby and...

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Wahroonga, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to stay to experience old Dubai. Great location and staff. Close to the old fort and river and with transport close by this is the place to stay. Bong and the staff were very welcoming and helpful especially after we left our camera in the hotel. We like breakfast and also the mint punch certainly was refreshing. Cant...

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The conversion of a traditional Persian Traders house into a boutique hotel was admirable especially as it lies within an 'Art' enclave. Unfortunately the attitude and inflexibility of the staff is the major let down. Additionally the breakfast choice and quality is lacking.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My fiancée and I spent three nights at the XVA Art Hotel this past weekend and we enjoyed our stay. The hotel is very unique and nicely designed with beautiful art on display to catch your eye while sipping coffee in the lovely courtyard. We were a bit disappointed with the size of our room as it was far too...

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Doha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous hotel! I love the themes of the rooms, the art everywhere, the yummy food, the location and general vibe of the place. Defo one for art lovers! It is a little further out of town, but it really is worth it and taxis are so cheap.

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed spending time in "old" Dubai. The heritage village is a great place to get a different perspective on this interesting city. The XVA was a centrally located base for this part of the city, a quiet oasis, and extremely comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and hearty. The staff was more than happy to assist with any questions.

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Reims, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Marvellous place to stay, however some niggles to tarnish this gem ! The accommodation is brilliant, the food is brilliant, the location is brilliant, but, our room had a noisey bar fridge that we turned off at night so we could sleep, the air conditioner had a problem with the fan blades .... tick, tick, tick, tick, plus the toilet...

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League City, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The reception staff were very helpful at check in and in assisting us with a tour. The room was very cute with upgrades in the bath. We also enjoyed sitting on the screened porch., We were impressed with the warm welcome card and fruit.

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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A stylish and peaceful boutique hotel, XVA is set within the heart of Al Fahidi quarter, formerly known as Bastakiya, the oldest region of Dubai. Unique for its Persian architectural heritage, its maze-like alleyways and proximity to the Creek, Al Fahidi is viewed today as one of the cultural centrepoints of Dubai. XVA occupies a renovated traditional majilis-style building, boasting original architectural motifs and wind towers and three open courtyards, in which one can relax and soak up the exceptional atmosphere of this heritage space. XVA’s Art Hotel includes twelve boutique rooms, designed by well-established designers and artists from the region. These include Zayan Ghandour, Numa, Nada Debs & Karim Rashid (Gaia&Gino).The XVA Art Hotel is covered in many national and international travel publications. Featured in Condé Nast Traveller as one of the 10 hotels to stay in Dubai and in 2006 as the number 1 “Not To Miss” spot in Dubai, Wallpaper magazine mentioned us as a boutique hotel to stay. Lonely planet listed us twice in their recent Dubai guide as a place to stay and to have lunch. For transit travellers, this hotel is ideal due to its close proximity to Dubai International airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about XVA Art Hotel

Address: Al Fahidi St | Opp Musallah Post Office, Near Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Price Range: ₹ 6,474 - ₹ 14,061 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — XVA Art Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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#51 Romantic Hotel in Dubai
#64 Business Hotel in Dubai
#106 Family Hotel in Dubai
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“Room 12 sleeping area is very small, but the bathroom is massive”
 of 5 bubbles L8995WMmarkf, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Do not get any of the few older rooms !!! Otherwise ...... brilliant!!”
 of 5 bubbles 822waynep, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All Rooms were special each with its own character”
 of 5 bubbles alysonm183, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was are pretty but quite small so it would be worthwhile upgrading to a larger one if you have a lot of luggage!”
 of 5 bubbles 24PaulH, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had the rooms backside with more privacy”
 of 5 bubbles SonjaF787, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
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