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Orient Guest House

Al Fahidi Street | Bastakiya Heritage Area, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good place to stay, away from the high rise hotels. Able to walk down to the creek and to restaurants. Safe if you are on your own. Arabian Tea House a minute walk away for eveining meals. Good to be able to sit outside in the courtyard for breakfast, which is adeqaute, but could be improved. Staff very friendly, Good... More 

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Habib K, General Manager at Orient Guest House, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your positive review. I am very pleased that you had experience to stay in the guest house, different and away from the high rise hotels and you were completely happy on the location and the staff friendliness. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the Guest house would of loved to have stayed longer. We could walk everywhere to the creek, museum,souk, restaurants awesome coffee museum and Arabian Tea shop. Breakfast was basic but served in a courtyard bed was a bit hard. The staff friendly but helpful. Can be tricky to find as its behind the Arabian Tea... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

The orient guest house is situated in the quiet al fahidi fort area the museum and the fort are right next to it and it is possibly the only thing that feels remotely Arabic in Dubai. the rooms are large and have old wooden furniture, I for one am in love with this place. the heritage structures and the surrounding... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Dubai: that's tall skyscrapers and modern buildings everywhere! Some of them display a stunning architecture, some of them are openly unimaginative and some are already a little bit dilapidated. However, there are just a few blocks where you can get an impression of bygone times. The whole area consists of a reconstruction of typical local architecture including the famous windcatchers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

I was so looking forward to this booking :) , arrived in taxi with loads of luggage. But couldn't park near the hotel because of the location. Oh well.. it was fine. Got there way too early, but the lady kindly let us leave the luggage in a lock up room, before check in. Checked in at 3pm. Room was... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for several nights to explore Dubai. Nice area located in the historical district as you can easily stroll around. A ways off from the malls for heavy shoppers. Nothing fancy, but not expensive either. It can work for getting a few nights in this part of town.

Thank Jason C
Alkhrissat, Assistant Front Office Manager at Orient Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jason C , The team and I are very happy to know that you had an amazing stay experience at Orient Guest House ! It is our great pleasure that we are able to provide the services and facilities that you have come to expect from our brand. We are all looking forward to welcoming you back in the... More 

Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

I'm not a big fan of the glitz of new Dubai, feels cheap and skin-deep. I really enjoyed my short stay. Great roof-top terrace. Friendly and helpful staff and I really enjoyed my room, felt more exotic than it really was. Some decent falafel shops nearby too.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for six nights (why...oh why... did I book myself six nights in Dubai? What was I thinking?) and had booked it months before via a booking agency. I was disappointed; it lacked any of the "courtyard ambience" I had expected after reading the webpage of this hotel. I did not find it a restful place to relax... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the pakistani restaurants, barbers and supermarkets. Souks, metro and abri station at walking distance. Lovely place. Visit the vivid malls and disney park beach resorts on a day trip and return to a more authentic historic middle east in the guest house. Special recommendation to enjoy breakfast at the pakistani restaurant near fahini metro station. Much more satisfying than... More 

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

Dear k0en2015, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad that we have been able to exceed your expectations in terms of all the aspects of hospitality. At the guest house, we provide our guests with an environment that captures the generous spirit of Arabian hospitality and culture, thus, I am happy that this is reflecting from your overall... More 

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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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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Orient Guest House

Address: Al Fahidi Street | Bastakiya Heritage Area, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
Location: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Price Range: $59 - $145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orient Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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