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Barjeel Heritage Guest House
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

I would stay here again: the room was interesting, not the same old chain hotel feel; the location on Dubai Creek was pleasant; I thought the breakfast was good. Do note, however, that the hotel does not provide proper directions, and as it is not directly on a street, it is very hard to find. My taxi driver, who had the map the hotel puts on its website, kindly spent 15 minutes walking around trying to find it before we were able to figure out where it was. (You basically have to drive to a parking lot near Dubai Creek and a water taxi stand, get out, and walk 150 meters down the creek to the hotel, which you'll see because it has restaurant tables in the front.) The lack of proper directions is one sign of the lack of professionalism in the management of the hotel; another is that I had to email four times to get a response confirming that I could check in at 1 a.m. The response (eventually) was yes. I arrived--precisely at 1 a.m.--only to find no one in reception and no one in sight anywhere in the hotel. I had no cell phone and no way to call the hotel. I eventually took a key to one of the rooms from reception, went into one of the rooms, and called the front desk from its phone. That connected me to someone with a mobile phone, who then came from somewhere in the hotel to the reception office and checked me in. Ridiculous. The alternatives in Dubai are over-the-top super-expensive chain hotels, and this is a more interesting, value-for-money alternative, so I would stay here again, especially now that I know how to find it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

Great location in the heritage part of town and very close to metro station. Also very close to water taxis and ferries. Average breakfast but pretty good dinner. Ask for a room that enters to the courtyard.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

A nice find in a busy city. Beautiful courtyard and restaurant with average Arabic food but an excellent ambiance and an excellent view over Dubai creek. The rooms were extremely comfortable, with free wifi and attractive antique furnishings. A superb location close to the metro and along the creek. Perfect for a 24-48 hour stopover as a base to explore the city.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

we enjoyed our stay in this quaint and modern guest house by the Dubai creek, with a lovely view of the water; beds are comfortable and rooms spacious, with a great shower. We overlooked a small garden as the rooms surround this space, making the place feel arabic and local.Free wifi that worked! Good zircon that worked.Helpful staff. Close to the metro.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

The room and bathroom were basic but quite large and it was nice to stay in a traditional style building. The room had really good airconditioning too!

Nicely situated along the river, it is only a short walk/boat ride to various souks - aka markets - including the gold souk and textiles souk. It is also nearby the heritage village.

The hotel has a great restraurant with river views and serves really good local cuisine. We had the Arabic breakfast one morning which was good to experience.

The hotel next to an underground metro station which provides you with the easiest way to make your way around the city. It is also affordable. Avoid the hop-on hop-off bus as it is a ripoff and takes ages to run its loop.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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