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Orient Guest House

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Al Fahidi Street | Bastakiya Heritage Area, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a plesant three night stay at Orient Guest House. In the "old" part of town, this is not the ritzy Dubai most picture, but we found it more interesting, if very hot! Head out after dark when it's cooler and grab some street food with the locals. The room was clean enough, though the headboard could certainly use... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A great choice of hotel if you are looking for a more down to earth stay. The staff are so nice and helpful and friendly. The rooms are comfortable and interestingly decorated. Loved the wooden furniture. Our visit was in August and I didn't realise how hot it would be in Dubai. Maybe I would have picked a glitzy place... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed for a night during a stopover on the way to Turkey from Australia. We wanted something a little different to the usual "bling" of Dubai and this place did not disappoint. The guest house is part of an old residential area in Bur Dubai (the old town). It is reminiscent of a caravanserai style accommodation. Dubai creek is... More 

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

If you want to stay some unique place - this is the place. Located in the old Dubai house, rooms having quite interesting decoration (high rooms, small windows-- like a prison style). The staff was quite tight-lipped - no-smile, but one person was very nice and was able to help us when we had some questions. Price was ok compared... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Our room was nice but had no window, and we had to wait 10 minutes at breakfast before any of the few tables was free. The breakfast selection was average. Beautiful building. Close enough to metro and several attractions.

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

Dear Jurgen B, We value your concern in taking the time to post your feedback regarding the unpleasant experiences during your recent stay with us. Please accept my sincerest apology for the inconveniences caused. We do acknowledge that there have been deficiencies in our part and we failed to meet up to your expectations and our usual standard. Your comments... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights and it was great, really refreshing after the bling of downtown and Marina areas of Dubai! we found the staff to be really friendly and helpful, in fact I remarked on how nice the dates were at breakie and the next day she had bought me in a box of the same make as I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good location to discover the old dubai but, the staff is quite slow and not caring + they suggested to swap my booking with a different location when I arrived (I had chosen the hotel pickup upon booking), I had to insist to stay there

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This was a welcome change from the usual Dubai high-rise; a low (one-storey) building in traditional style with a small number of guests, an attractive interior courtyard, an outside terrace on top and a location close to the souk. We were on the upper storey and the room was nicely furnished and clean as was the bathroom. We arrived early... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We love staying in the old city and this guest house was a grand merchant's house which has been converted into rooms. Based around a courtyard where breakfast is served the rooms have character yet still have the modern conveniences such as free wifi, TV, en-suite etc. This is one of other guest houses in the same chain as the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Great place to be away from the busy city. Walking distance from the creek and many restaurants. Good service and hospitality from the staff. If your looking fur something different and Unique this is the spot. Better then expected from s boutique hotel .

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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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