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XVA Art Hotel

Al Fahidi Quarter, formerly Bastakiya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #17 of 471 hotels in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Goulburn
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Close to much we wanted to experience and away from the usual hotel experience this hotel and it's service and food was excellent.We would stay again for the ambience and it's location.The service was great and the rooms were quiet large and always clean.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

XVA Art Hotel is a boutique hotel in historic Old Dubai, aka Bur Dubai. It is an art gallery with an in-house artist as well as a hotel. The hotel's architecture follows the traditional Emirati style with an open courtyard and surrounding rooms. Beautiful rooftop views are complemented by several well-placed alcoves with comfortable couches and seating. ROOMS & AMENITIES:... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are residents in Dubai and decided to have our wedding here and visited XVA to see how it would fair as a venue. From the moment we met Iwan and his time we knew we were in very good hands. The hotel itself is in a fabulous location and the team do everything they can to guide you within... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is a small beautifully restored property in the sun-baked historic neighbourhood of Al Fahid. The immediate area of the hotel is a zone that is closed to traffic. Taxis do not know how to find this hotel, so have a map on hand and know where you want the taxi to drop you so you can walk in... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is a great experience if you look for an "authentic" arabic experience. The hotel is in the middle of an old town complex (difficult to find by the way, make sure you print the hotel map before taking the cab/taxi). You would imagine that this is how Dubai was at the turn of the century. Compared to this... More

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Royston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fact that the manager knew our name on arrival and had the time to talk to us about what we wanted to do and make recommendations about where to go demonstrates the attention to detail he went to. The room, no 1 was as described, clean and perfectly presented, breakfasts where traditional, varied, well cooked where apropriate and completely... More

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Cebu Island, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable Space. Charming Personality. Attentive Staff. I'm not a high maintenance person by any stretch of the imagination, but certain things make for an outstanding experience. From the reservations process, to possibly checking in early, to booking a desert safari tour, and even offering a shower room after my check-out and before my late-night flight made my stay at XVA... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Prior reviews set a high expectation for the hotel and Staff It meets all of them. First the location is quite in a clean pedestrian only area. This requires a shot walk to the hotel. We arrived very late and the cab driver called and the night manager came to the cab to help with our bags Cab ride at... More

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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning James C, We are rather suprised how soon you wrote a review about us, practically when you were still staying with us. Thank you so much. It was our pleasure to have you with us and learned that you enjoyed the advices I personally gave you. These kinds of details I intend to give to all of my... More

New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The XVA is a lovely surprise in the heart of old Dubai. The staff is terrific, the food delicious and the space is divine. This is one of a very few places where you can sense of what life might have been like before modern Dubai rose from the desert. And the best part: when you step out of your... More

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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this review

Dear PLC64, It is great to hear how you like our hotel. The combination of contemporary art is calm heritage setting has pleased you in many ways. We are in constant changing with the exhibition and the room decoration, you'd be suprised that next time you come, you'll soak in a different atmosphere. Enjoy your period in Abu Dhabi and... More

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fabulous, peaceful hotel in the middle of very busy Dubai. Close to the Dubai Creek and within easy reach of the Souks, XVA Art Hotel is a gem. Iwan and his staff are charming and so helpful. Be sure to try the mint lemonade. We will stay here again.

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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Alexandra T, We are gorgeously happy with your review, so compact and inviting. We shall keep it this way, maintaining our style and extending our smiles to the guests. Looking forward to welcoming you to our hotel. Have a nice day. Iwan Yamin Hotel Manager - XVA Art Hotel More

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Additional Information about XVA Art Hotel

Address: Al Fahidi Quarter, formerly Bastakiya, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 471 hotels in Dubai
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 
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