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Customers like this hotel for:
    Nearest transport:
  • Al Fahidi Metro Station (0.7 Km / 9 min walk)
    Area recommended for:
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
  • restaurants
    Distance to airport:
  • Dubai International Airport (6.9 Km)
  • Al Maktoum International Airport (43.7 Km)
    Customer comments:
  • "Delicious breakfast", "Friendly staff", "Great location"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Bastakiya Quarter (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Bastakia Quarter (Bur Bastakia) (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Dubai Museum (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Bur Dubai Souq (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

Orient Guest House

Historic Bastakiya Area, Opposite Al Musalla Post Office, Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (Show on map)

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Rosalette, Australia November 20, 2015

Features of Orient Guest House

Hotel Facilities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • airport transfer
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • currency exchange
  • dry cleaning
  • express check-in/check-out
  • laundry service
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shops
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Languages Spoken

  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hindi

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Guest House Description
Situated in the historic Bastakiya area, this recently converted villa is built around two...see more Situated in the historic Bastakiya area, this recently converted villa is built around two courtyards and decorated in traditional Arab style with modern facilities. The Orient Guest House offers beautiful heritage rooms with satellite television, complimentary wireless Internet, 24-hour butler service, an English/Arabic breakfast, and a charming private rooftop terrace with views of the surrounding pedestrian area. The hotel is set among cafés, souks, and shops close to the Dubai Creek. A short atmospheric ride on the public boat connects it with the commercial district, and the airport is only six kilometers away. This hotel is owned by the Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa nearby, and guests can use the upscale entertainment and leisure facilities there, including the large swimming pool. When you're ready to book a room at Orient Guest House, please enter your travel dates into the secure online booking form and click.
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Guadalupe A. Couples
Mexico, November 28, 2015
Great getaway from the city

Location, cleanliness, price
Rosalette P. Solo travelers
Australia, November 25, 2015
Pleasant overnight stay

staff performance, location, cleanliness
I had a very pleasant stay, the staff support was fantastic, helping me with various small emergencies above and beyond normal duties.
marney C. Groups
United States of America, October 26, 2015
Charming atmospheric Guest House

Wonderful alternative to the sterile high rise hotels. Full of charm and character. Exceptional staff. Excellent breakfast. Great location.
We loved it Nd would definitely recommend it.
Michael C. Solo travelers
Australia, October 27, 2015
Old world charm and great location

Quiet, old world charm and located amongst heritage buildings
Great location in Bur Dubai- rather than in the noisy hustle, it's in a heritage area of old style buildings, art galleries and cafe. Quiet, clean and very helpful and friendly staff. It is a bit hard to find though as it's tucked away inside the heritage area, particulalry if you arrive at 3.30am
Sarah S. Couples
Australia, October 02, 2015
Handy and comfortable

Friendly staff, great location, value for money
Sarah S. Couples
Australia, August 28, 2015
Australian Visitors

Friendly and helpful staff, located in a quoted and interesting area.
Great looking forward to returning at the end of September. My only complaint was the hot water, everything was hot, no cold water.
Sarika J. Solo travelers
India, August 17, 2015
Charming heritage hotel

Excellent staff, good location and comfortable rooms. Special mention to Alena who provided exceptional service.
Tomas E. Solo travelers
United States of America, July 20, 2015
Great traditional hideaway in uber-modern Dubai

Downtown location, quiet location, traditional aesthetics
It really was a great stay at such a hidden gem. Will definitely come back here again.
Nicole M. Couples
United States of America, May 20, 2015
Very good option in the older part of town

Amazing breakfast selection, comfortable room, cool location
We really enjoyed our stay. The breakfast was fresh, delicious and included a great variety. The hotel itself is very nice and our room was comfortable. The location was also convenient - in the older part of town, near the museum and a hop on, hop off bus stop. The bathroom was the only area that needed some updating and the bath towels were old and smelled strange, but otherwise, it was a great stay! Would definitely return.
Oliver K. Business travelers
Germany, October 07, 2014
A disappointment

Rooms are quiet and the beds apparently good, since we slept well.
As a very frequent visitor of Dubai I stayed in many hotels, some good, some bad. Orient Guest House is definitely one of the most disappointing experiences. It could easily be turned into a real jewel, boutique hotel style, kind of a small budget Bab al Shams and maybe it was when it opened. Since then apparently nobody cared about the site at all. Some examples: The light fixtures were broken, some with exposed cables, the faucets are not fixed and do not work properly. The interior is old in a filthy sense, the bathroom is more than ready for a complete makeover. For some reason someone installed a pink Baskin Robbins cart in the picturesque yard, very odd and destroying the entire ambiance. Breakfast was mediocre, which is not uncommon in the UAE, but the grim and unfriendly staff is. I would come back if they did a major refurbishment and once the real thing looks like the images on their webpage. But not before.

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