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XVA Art Hotel

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We stayed at the XVA for one night and found it to be very clean, comfortable and quiet. The location in the traffic-free Al Fahidi neighbourhood can cause problems for taxi drivers it does make the hotel an oasis of calm. Food was nice and the staff were friendly. It's easy to walk to the nearest metro station and very... More 

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

The hotel is very fascinating. Its atmosphere its different from every other place in Dubai. It is located near the old town, at walking distance from the textile suk and the Abra boardings. The nearest metro station is at 10 min walking, not super practical but reasonable.

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Bern Mittelland District, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

Nice place in the old town of Dubai and close to a metro station. The room was clean, but very small. The breaktfast was served and ok. The people at the reception were partly helpful. The people in the restaurant were nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The style, ambiance and helpful staff at the XVA means you will relax when in the building. The art and variety of decoration is great to explore and discuss with other guests, who were all of course on vacation. We chose this hotel purposefully to get this effect and it worked perfectly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

In a quiet section of Dubai that feels a bit more authentic than the rest of the city, this hotel is an art gallery, has a cafe and small courtyards for privacy and quiet. The breakfast is very nice, the staff is amazingly helpful and courteous and I recommend staying there if you want to be away from the glitz... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2016

The XVA Art Hotel was all I had anticipated, and more. Small, personal, calm and atmospheric with excellent service and a distinctive and refreshing decor. What a pleasant change from our previous Dubai stopover experiences! We had no desire to leave the hotel, apart from a walk around the historic neighbourhood and enjoyed three outstanding meals in the courtyard cafe.... More 

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Doha, Al Jahra, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

This hotel is tucked away behind various cafes and craft shops in the bur Dubai. There is a central courtyard for relaxation or having meals. A feature of the hotel is the display of artists' works. The rooms are not large but they are comfortable, clean and have some works of art on display. The doorways are not high so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

Do not let the two star rating fool you, yes the facilities are basic but the experience is excellent. The building is set in the historic district of Dubai and only accessible on foot, it's quiet, relaxed and secluded. The staff are wonderful, the food and drink is excellent (vegetarian but delicious). The rooms are cosy and comfortable, but you... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Nice mix of modern facilities with traditional Emerati architecture. Delicious breakfast (pancake with date syrup plus fruit and bean concoction) in semi-outdoor courtyard - very civilized....... I am missing the pancake in particular and wish I could eat one now! Room was quiet / clean, bed was very comfortable. Reception staff were very helpful. I will definitely stay here next... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

A hidden germ. do not be surprise that a lot of taxi drivers do not know this hotel, just make sure to carry a hotel map with you so the taxi drivers know where to drive to. this hotel is always fully booked. so make sure to make the booking few months ahead before your trip. excellent ambient, comfortable and... More 

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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: $72 - $221 (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
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