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Barjeel Heritage Guest House

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Al Ghubaiba, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #2 of 52 Dubai B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
tonetone2828 Burlington, Vermont
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After staying here I can't even imagine staying at one of the charmless, sterile high rise hotels I originally considered. This places offers a unique experience that likely can't be found anywhere else in Dubai. It's not perfect, and if you are a whiny, spoiled traveler you likely won't be enthralled by its rustic charm. I found my room spotless,... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I did not stay here. Just ate at the restaurant. Really good! If you like rare, they can do it rare. I had to send their first attempt back but they sure did get it right on the second. The service was very friendly and the price was quite reasonable. Probably the best meal I had in a week in... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were delighted to find this restaurant amid the bright lights of Dubai. We ordered authentic Emarati Food which was served beautifully. The price was also very reasonable compared to anything else we found. Would be our first choice for authentic dining in Dubai.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I never regretted my decision to start my Dubai trip with a stay at this guesthouse. Overlooking the creek, it gives you a nice view when you had breakfast or dinner at the restaurant. The hotel room is clean and airconditioned. All the doors at this guesthouse are wooden with gold locks, very authentic setting. The amenities near the surrounding... More 

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Grace M, Director of Guest Services at Barjeel Heritage Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Suhailah D, Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent holiday with us. I am glad that you had enjoyed your stay and was happy about everything in the guest house especially the hotel’s Arabic theme, room cleanliness, and restaurant’s view. The rooms at the Barjeel Heritage Guest House are proudly preserved and presented as per the Arabian... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for 4 nights while visiting Dubai on holiday, and thoroughly enjoyed the guesthouse. Great location directly opposite a subway station in the old (heritage) part of the city, near to museums and old courtyard houses. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful (particularly Alena and Sayed Ali at reception), and it was a unique... More 

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Grace M, Director of Guest Services at Barjeel Heritage Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Amy J, Thank you for sharing your comments from your recent holiday with us. I am delighted to know that all the staff you are satisfied with the excellent services provided by ours staff especially Alena and Syed Ali. I would surely pass your comments to them as I believe this is the best motivation for all of us... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed for 3 nights at the guesthouse and I must admit I enjoyed the atmosphere around the area. The guesthouse was close to the metro station, very accessible to roam around Dubai. It is also a quaint place for those who would like to enjoy the simplicity and heritage side of Dubai. The basic amenities of the room are... More 

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Grace M, Director of Guest Services at Barjeel Heritage Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Fearrow, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that we have been able to exceed your expectations in terms of all the aspects of hospitality. At the guest house, we provide our guests with an environment that captures the generous spirit of Arabian hospitality and culture, thus, I am happy that this is reflecting from your overall... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Located right on the creek and in the heritage village this is a great hotel. No facilities but very quiet and beautiful. Great service, good breakfast, large clean rooms, private and with a great restaurant. I could find no fault. Located right in front of the metro. If you like to relax after a busy day in the city this... More 

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Grace M, Director of Guest Services at Barjeel Heritage Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Braddockrd, I would like to thank you for taking the time to let us know about your pleasant experiences with us. We always strive to provide our guests with a memorable and pleasant stay; therefore it is fantastic to know that you experience this when you stay with Barjeel Heritage Guest House. I am glad that you had enjoyed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Walking back in time .... from the moment you arrive, you feel as if you've arrived in a guest house from the olden days. The facilities are good and the room spacious. You have breakfast overlooking the creek and the breakfast is plentiful with decent choice. Like to single our Alena for the excellent service and help she provided throughout... More 

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Grace M, Director of Guest Services at Barjeel Heritage Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Flatbelly, I would like to thank you for taking time to post your response. I am delighted to know that all the staff you are satisfied with the excellent services provided by ours staff. I would surely pass your comments to them especially Alena and Syed Ali as I believe this is the best motivation for all of us... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just arrange a company small meeting in this guest house, it is a great place to have small group meeting, and also recommended for family events. I really like the place, eash accessable(Metro, Bus, Taxi, Water bus, etc), and with a great view. And I think it will be more good in the night time. BTW, the guest house staff... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

The Restaurant is awful.Extremely disappointing experience. Drinks were fine but the starters were tasteless. The main problem however was the main meal. We ordered a seafood platter... It was over cooked and missing a third of the fishes listed on the menu. We told the manager that the lobster was way over cooked and we were missing fish and vegetables... More 

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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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