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XVA Art Hotel
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Lovely place for unwinding. Beautiful surroundings, very comfortable and helpful staff. The one small downside was that one of the bedrooms we had had no window, but it was a relatively small negative point. We will certainly return.

Room Tip: Request a room with an openable window
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Louis B
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Hallo Louis B,

Thank you again for staying with us and sharing your thoughts through this site.

We are moving forward and keep improving our products to suits our guests wishes.

Happy travelling!

Warmest regards,

Iwan Yamin
Hotel Manager of XVA Art Hotel

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

After staying at the glitzy hotels in Dubai.We wanted something this time that was more authentic
We spent thee wonderful nights.The rooms are all different and divine very clean and comfortable
The staff are charming and Iwan the Manager was very helpful he was a source of information about where to go and things to do Nothing was a trouble He made one feel very welcome
I would highly recommend this quiet haven to stay it is just perfect

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Jill K
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2014

Dear Jill K,

We are honored to be the first review you wrote on tripadvisor. The word oasis can characterize our hotel; the trees, courtyards and birds.

It is my duty to serve the guests and try to meet their demands. It is only possible when my dedicated team supported me at all fronts.

Enjoy Paris and the beauty of Europe and when passing over Dubai, stay with us again.

Sincerely,

Iwan Yamin
Hotel Manager of XVA Art Hotel

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Reviewed May 11, 2014

Crossing the threshold of the XVA is like stepping into another world within Dubai.. All the outside noise disappears and all you can hear are birds chirping in the trees in time to the music playing softly in the background.. It really is an oasis of calm in a city that is constantly running at full speed.. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are quirky and oh so comfortable.. Everywhere you turn there is another interesting piece of art to investigate, or another little nook to sit down, kick your shoes off and relax in.. We loved our breakfasts of pancakes, date honey and fresh fruit, with labneh and pita bread.. And the salads, mezza plates, fresh mint lemonade etc from the vegetarian restaurant were just what needed after three weeks in Scotland :) the location is perfect for exploring the souk, galleries and best of all the museum. What a surprise that place is.. Can't wait to go back again to explore all the things we didn't have time to do this time. Do yourself a favour and stay at the XVA Art Hotel.. It's an experience not to be missed..

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Lynn H
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2014

Good day Lynn H,

We love the way you described our hotel - so poetic and inviting for other travellers.

Yes, for some - Vegetarian meals can be refreshing in the carnivore world. At this moment we are looking for some creative new dishes for our menu - inspired by local produce and food culture.

Lynn H - you are now officially a fan of XVA and we will welcome your return to our hotel with open arms and smile.

Happy travelling,

Iwan Yamin
Hotel Manager of XVA Art Hotel

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Reviewed May 9, 2014

If only for one night at the XVA, a trip to Dubai is so worth it. A charming heritage property that is galaxies away from all that is tall, glitzy and blingy, the XVA is a delightful experience. The staff are wonderful, the vegetarian cafe/diner is a dream and the rooms are old-world perfect. Located smack in the middle of Bur Dubai, next to the Creek, it is conveniently situated to access the old nooks, corners and treasures of Dubai. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: It's better to opt for a room that's on the first level and not on the ground floor.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank LadyAndal
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2014

Dear LadyAndal,

We love your compact review - up beat and tells all there is to tell about our hotel and the area

Since you live in Dubai, you should indulge some lunches at our cafe again. Bring your friends and family - enjoy the heritage of Dubai in style.

Have a pleasant day.

Warm regards,

Iwan Yamin
Hotel Manager - XVA Art Hotel

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Reviewed May 5, 2014

What a lovely experience to stay at the XVA Art Hotel.
From booking the hotel by email to the very early return journey some nine days later it was with some sadness to leave behind such an oasis as XVA.
The welcome & surroundings plus the ever helpful staff make this a must for the quieter stay in Dubai.
The location is ideal being so close to the Creek too.
I would strongly recommend the hotel in every way.
We will be back

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank David A
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Art Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2014

Hello Mr. David_A,

Thank you for such a personal recommendation.

Your words are full with convictions, that our place - in your eyes - an ideal spot to venture Dubai. A surprising Oasis in the ever changing city.

We keep on receiving reservation from your family and soon friends too, we are grateful for that.

I hope to see you again in the near future but for now, enjoy the spring!

Warmest regards,

Iwan Yamin
Hotel Manager - XVA Art Hotel

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