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XVA Art Hotel

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

I am so glad I was recommended to this gem in historic Dubai. The food, the staff, the architecture are all wonderful. With regard to the food, I ate the vegetarian choices each time and they were quite a revelation, so flavoursome, and I am not a vegetarian ! I hope to return for a third visit before long.

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Deventer, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good location for walking old Dubai. Historic buildings near by. Service excellent with friendly staff and good quality breakfast. However......... noisy airco needed maintenance and drain of shower was not operating properly. Comment to staff gave no significant improvement.

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Paris, France
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is unique - a real gem. Full of art and beauty and tranquility. I love the place. Two things to improve: 1) replace the bed in room 5 with a softer one. 2) keep the restaurant open late (upon request?)

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Las Pinas, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in Bur Dubai, very near Textile, Gold and Spice souks, walking distance if you don't mind a 10-15 minute walk. Very friendly and efficient staff, especially Brandon, Joy and Bong. While the hotel in itself is a bit tricky to find, the area is surrounded by lovely cafes and restaurants. Would love to stay here again when we visit...

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hidden in the old part of Dubai away from the bright lights and tall towers is this boutique hotel set in an art gallery/restaurant. Gives us a little feel of old Middle East rather than the glitzy modern hotel chain. Great friend staff. Spacious/ clean rooms, great location.

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Calgary, Alberta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For the artistically and historically minded who want the earthly feeling of cozy that is juxtaposed to the glamour that marks the rest of Dubai, the XVA absolutely must be your hotel. It may be a bit hard to find but it was also part of the fun navigating the old alleyways!

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here twice in 2016 and loved my stays - quiet in an historic neighbourhood away from the hustle of malls and skyskrapers! Close to the Creek, Dubai Museum and Metro and bus terminal. Good breakfast in a lovely courtyard. Will always my perfect place in Dubai

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything that modern Dubai is not, this wonderful hotel, hidden in the labyrinthine heritage quarter, is an absolute gem. So peaceful and beautiful, you could find yourself not wanting to leave. Oh, and the food is to die for!

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Winnipeg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wonderful staff at xva hosted my wedding! The rooms are comfortable, the staff professional and also generous. They accommodated our needs, even though it is not something they are familiar with doing. The area is also excellent with good food nearby, transportation, the souk, and access to old and new Dubai.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

XVA hotel has a lovely, artsy and cosy atmosphere, it's quiet at night and charming in the morning. It's rooftop was my favourite spot. However service at the restaurant was somehow disappointing, I was expecting more professional staff and an experience that would be remembered for a while...

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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: ₹ 9,489 - ₹ 15,018 (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
#105 Family Hotel in Dubai
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“Love the artistic flourishes in each room. This is not a bland hotel,.”
 of 5 bubbles Ulady, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I loved my room nr.2 upstairs”
 of 5 bubbles WolfDSiebert, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Our room was small yet spacious enough for two, clean, a bit shabby which added to the charm of it.”
 of 5 bubbles Kikilota, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“stay of first floor to avoid restaurant noise”
 of 5 bubbles 568mansik, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are around open courtyards shared with 1/2 other rooms, you can go up on the first floor to catch more sun (or play ping pong)”
 of 5 bubbles gregn985, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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