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XVA Art Hotel

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Elko, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful place to stay! The architecture and history of the building was really interesting. It was clean, friendly, safe, in a good location and quiet. You must try the mint lemonade at the café..... It's wonderful! Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The taxi couldn't find the hotel. When eventually located we had to walk about 200 metres with our bags in tow, to the front door of the hotel, in the intense heat. Warm welcome and nice fruitbowl in the room. We had this for breakfast. Disappointed with the size of the room. Could hardly move. Comfortable beds and pillows. The... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It feels totally different from the rest of Dubai. I guess it isn't authentical, but it is a really good copy of an old arabic guest house. Really beautiful and quiet, good food, kind and professional staff. Really recomended.

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is off center but in a kind of"historical"district, a welcome change from the all metal all glass of the other parts of this very young city. Fresh fruits at breakfast, incentively designed rooms, very kind personnel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently enjoyed four nights at XVA. It is a small traditional Arab villa with cool courtyards and lovely rooms, which come with local works of art. We went in August, which is stupid hot, but the air conditioning was top notch. The location is good for the Dubai museum, the Gold, Textile and Spice souks and the Creek. As... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

everything was perfect, very close to everything, great breakfast. The hotel is located in a old area, close to the museum, the creeek and a beautiful mosquee. Few mins by taxy from the airport.We suggest to join cultural centre activities nearby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

a charming small courtyard hotel, in the midst of old riverside town of Dubai. We stopped for only 1 day/night to break our journey from US to Australia and it was wonderful place to rest and walk in the historic quarter. Staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a charming little hotel within the pedestrianised Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood (free parking 3 minutes walk from hotel). It is arabesque throughout with lovely inner courtyards and several majlis type seating areas. The rooms aren't necessarily large, but are quite romantic and beautifully decorated and feel both historic and steeped in the regional culture whilst offering 21st century comfort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

It was a very charming space, each room has a specific theme, and highly influence by art, culture & healthy cuisine! It's situated in the heart of Old Dubai, so it's definitely an escape form the 'concrete jungle'

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

a lovely place, very well situated, small, loved the interior design and very friendly, extremely helpful manager and staff. was glad I stayed here and would always recommend it or go back myself (though rather not in July...).

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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: | Opp Musallah Post Office, Near Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Price Range: $127 - $222 (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
#106 Family Hotel in Dubai
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