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Barjeel Heritage Guest House

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Al Ghubaiba, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
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1 room 1 adult
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Georgetown, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Barjeel would get much higher marks...good beds, quite serene courtyard, very nice restaurant...except that the new Metro runs exactly under the hotel and you can feel/hear every train stopping and starting at the nearby station. A real shame especially for light sleepers.

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 2 nights at the Barjeel Heritage Guest House. We were very glad that we chose it over a highrise chain hotel in the suburbs. We enjoyed the traditional style room, but the highlight for us was the waterfront location on Dubai Creek. It was a lovely walk along the waterfront to the abra dock for the short voyage... More 

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent two nights in the Barjeel Heritage Guest House in Dubai. The location is really good for excursions: the Metro is 2 mins away, the Creek side with some restaurants and bars is just in front of the hotel and the water taxis or Dubai ferry is also near-by. We really enjoyed the traditional Arabic room, it was quiet,... More 

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

Dear Dominik A, 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 were... More 

Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in a very key position in Dubai Creek, close to the abra station. While you are getting tired with the shouk's and the Creek's discovery it's a good place to unwind and have a break. Beautifully decorated interior, nice and polite staff, affordable prices.

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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the second time I have stayed in one of these heritage houses in Bur Dubai. Last time I was booked to stay at the Orient Guest House and was moved to the Barjeel Guest House. This time they did the reverse. Despite the Municipality taking one room out of action, nobody bothered to notify me of this until... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great location, comfortable bed and spacious room and very quite . breakfast was a bit poor and the survices was a bit erratic. The upstairs bar area was lovely but could have been a lot better I would say it's 3 and a half stars not 3

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is a unique property in Dubai being a renovated 100 year old house located in the heritage village. This area has a lot of charm located on the banks of Dubai creek near to souks and restaurants instead of freeways and soulless skyscrapers. It was easy to find from airport- take the metro, one change of line hen get... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We chose Barjeel as we wanted to experience 'true' Dubai and we couldn't have chosen better. It was located in a perfect location for easy access from the train station and the rooms were cool and clean. Although you could eat at the restaurant, which we did, there were a number of places within walking distance where you could also... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This was a great little hotel right down on the bank of the Creek. It is part of the Arabian Courtyard hotel, their heritage hotels. This is a very nice change from staying in one of the many "chain hotel" chrome palaces. There are 9 rooms surrounding an inner courtyard. We stayed here twice, once on the way to Thailand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Stayed 3 nights in Old Dubai after a business trip, and wanted to get a flavor of a traditional Arabian guest house, after staying in a chain hotel. The Barjeel Heritage Guest House is situated in a historic part of Old Dubai. Great part of its location is that it is literally steps away from a Metro station (Al Ghubaiba).... 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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