Barjeel Heritage Guesthouse
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What guests are saying:
Excellent!
Gary from Canada
Couple
It was a great experience, we enjoy it very much. We will recommend this hotel who really want to experience the old Dubai and her heritage. This Guest house is very close to central bus station and Metro, it is very good place to start with to explore Dubai.
Sylvia from Netherlands
Couple
Try something diferent...great service, superb location.
Paul from United Kingdom
Couple
A very convenient location that is next to the metro and bus but well located for the old town. The room was very comfortable. I would be happy to stay there again.
Jim from Australia
Solo traveler
Good. To an extent you get what you pay for but this is value for money. Staff were great & location wonderful. One thing you should know you can't be delivered to the entrance by taxi: short walk from taxi drop off, metro, bus or boat ferry
Jane from United States
Solo traveler
Located 50 meters from Exit 4 of Al Ghubaiba Metro Station. Avoid Dubai traffic and use the Metro to all the major landmarks. The staff were very nice and cheerful. Basic amenities but adequate. Fast WiFi and heritage architecture.
Nashville from Philippines
Solo traveler
We had very pleasant stay. The guesthouse is extremely well situated and close to many things including metro. A beautiful view of the river and a very different more original warm type of hotel than most Dubai hotels.
herbert from Netherlands
Couple
Excellent
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8.4
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Excellent value for money
8.6
Recommended by 92% of guests
Value for money8.6
Distance to city center6.0 Km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportDubai International Airport (DXB)
Distance to airport7.9 km
  • 70 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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8.4
Excellent
Room comfort & quality
Barjeel Suite
Barjeel Suite
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Mumtaz Room
Mumtaz Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 king bed
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    Deluxe Double/Twin
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                  Real reviews from real guests

                  Agoda Reviews (91)Booking.com Reviews (132)
                  8.4
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                  10
                  Cleanliness8.2
                  Facilities7.5
                  Location9.3
                  Room comfort and quality8.4
                  Service8.5
                  Value for money8.6
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                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  EM from South Africa
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 8 nights in July 2018
                  PEACEFULL GEM OF A GUESTHOUSE”
                  ALL WAS GOOD THROUGH OUT OUR STAY . WILL RETURN IF WE HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY
                  Reviewed November 29, 2018
                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Elena from Russia
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in October 2018
                  Amazing place!”
                  Amazing heritage guest house. Perfectly located, 150 m. from metro, easy to reach from airport with luggage. Also easy to reach all the city attractions by metro as well, including Dubai Mall and JBR beach. Area is quiet, it was awesome to walk around in the morning. The guest house is located right at the bank of the Creek (although no rooms with river view I think). Near there is a boat station where you can go to the other side for just 1 Dirham. What I really liked, was the interior: traditional room style, beautiful restaurant with nice jars and carpets. In the room there was supply of bottled water as well as tea/coffee making facilities (mini-bar is charged). Just awesome breakfasts! Every day you fill the form where you select what you wish and it is cooked for you in the morning. Very tasty and lovingly-made. My special thanks to the lady at the front desk for amazing customer service and help with everything I needed. Recommend the guest house.
                  Reviewed November 17, 2018
                  9.6
                  Exceptional
                  Andre from Thailand
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in September 2018
                  Traditional ”
                  Traditional Arabic guesthouse at the Creek in the historical Shindaga district. Very convenient for public transport. Rooms are spacious with high ceilings, staff is very helpful. Good restaurant on ground floor. Area is very quiet at night.
                  Reviewed September 17, 2018
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  mir from United Arab Emirates
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2018
                  Excellent guest house ”
                  Feels back in times ... Touch of history
                  Reviewed May 12, 2018
                  7.6
                  Very good
                  jennifer from Philippines
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in May 2016
                  Old World Charm”
                  In the midst of all the modern high rises is a guesthouse full of old world charm. Boasting of a courtyard, a restaurant and a nice rooftop deck with a beautiful view of the creek. The staff was efficient, friendly and very willing to help. Breakfast was nothing spectacular but satisfying. We were served eggs, baked beans, beef bacon cooked quite nicely and chicken sausages with jam and toast. A car can’t get you to its doorstep because it is located inside a heritage village. It is, however, by the creek and is very near the boatyard and a stone’s throw away from the Al Ghubaiba Metro Station and Carrefour. Medium size rooms but very dark. We tried to open the shades but the window opens to a walkway and anyone passing through can see through the window. The bed (looks like an antique), although comfortable, seemed quite fragile. It creaks at every move. Overall, it is a lovely guesthouse in an excellent location.
                  Reviewed May 12, 2017
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Hilary from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in April 2017
                  Authentic stay in old town”
                  I turned up at Barjeel but was directed to their sister location in river position not far away. Staff were very helpful. Location is excellent Note: this is not resort acco.modation, but an authentic experience!
                  Reviewed May 04, 2017
                  8.0
                  Excellent
                  Craig from Australia
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 5 nights in March 2017
                  Traditional Dubai - away from the skyscrapers”
                  The hotel is in a great location - approximately 150 meters to the nearest train station (Metro Green Line - Station 24), and immediately outside the front door is Dubai Creek promenade. A short walk away is the Bur Dubai Abra Dock where you can take a traditional dowh (wooden boat) across the river (cost Dh1 per person) to explore the Spice, Gold & Perfume Souks of Deira. There is also an enormous Carrefour Supermarket nearby - extremely handy for stocking up on essential supplies, as well as bottled water and snacks. The rooms are very nicely decorated, but the lighting is very very dull, so don't expect to see clearly (good luck ladies with applying your make-up). Breakfast is adequate. We dined once during the evening and while the taste of the food was lovely, the meals we received were different to what was described on the menu. Also the quantity of food was lacking. One very frustrating aspect we found during our stay was that Reception was hardly ever manned. The hotel asks that you drop your key at Reception when leaving for the day, however each morning we had to search to find a member of staff to leave it with, and then when returning in the afternoon/early evening, we usually had to search again for a member of staff in order to get our key and gain access to our room. Not a huge issue for us, but some people may find this annoying. Overall, we enjoyed our stay - but we don't like the massive manufactured hotels - instead much preferring boutique properties.
                  Reviewed April 02, 2017
                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Barbara from United States
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 4 nights in March 2017
                  Great guesthouse in heritage area of Dubai”
                  The Barjeel is an 8 dirham ride on the metro from the airport. When you emerge from the metro station (could be exit 4, I can't remember, look for the water icon as the guesthouse is on the creek), the Barjeel will be right in front of you. It has nine rooms and is a repurposed Arabic house with a lovely courtyard in the middle. The walls are thick, the doors are heavy, the lock and key system not to be missed. Breakfast is included. WiFi available. Staff is kind and helpful, but not always in the reception area, so if you phone be prepared to let the phone ring a while. Room has AC. Lighting is dim, so if you want to read in bed, bring a headlamp. Guesthouse is on the creek, so there's lots to watch. I loved staying here on a pleasure plus business trip.
                  Reviewed April 01, 2017
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Denise from United Kingdom
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in February 2017
                  Second visit”
                  Came back after a great stay last year, room just as before but a little tired but unfortunately there was a lot of redevelopment of the area including a building site next door about 6 feet away which caused a lot of dust and dirt around the guest house which they did try to clean but its just like dusting your house while a builder is knocking down a wall. The whole Heritage centre area was closed off and no river side walk. Will return when work is finished as I love the location.
                  Reviewed February 09, 2017
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Ong from Singapore
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in January 2017
                  The feel of history...”
                  Unique room.. lock to excess into the room, not the scanning key card type.. The environmental surrounding are cosy with a nice view of the river & with a few cutie cats around to accompany you. Breakfast are simple but with the touch of homely feeling..
                  Reviewed January 27, 2017
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Jacqueline from United States
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 4 nights in December 2016
                  Great location in Bur Dubai near creek , souks, abra station and metro. Could upgrade the breakfast.”
                  Staff was helpful and accommodating.
                  Reviewed January 03, 2017
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  Bo from China
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
                  Location is great!”
                  only 2 minutes walking distance from metro station.
                  Reviewed November 16, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Laurita from United States
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in November 2016
                  Enjoyed the heritage feel of Barjeel”
                  Barjeel is away from all the glitz of the Marina District in a heritage area. Museums & markets close by. We loved the location. Took Metro from airport. Beaches & shopping malls are just a Metro ride away if you are interested in that.
                  Reviewed November 10, 2016
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Agnieszka from United Kingdom
                  Group
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 10 nights in September 2016
                  :)”
                  :)
                  Reviewed October 06, 2016
                  7.6
                  Very good
                  Robert from United Kingdom
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in September 2016
                  Short stay”
                  Atmospheric guesthouse on the Creek with Metro station and taxi rank 200m away but no closer access for cars which may be important if lots of luggage and very hot. The abra station to the gold and spice souks is equidistant. Staff very pleasant. Can't comment on breakfast as not included and restaurant not open. Everything worked in the room (Mumtaz) and although not immaculately decorated perfectly fine. Slightly curious that the room was not cleaned or made up in my three night stay.
                  Reviewed September 22, 2016
                  8.8
                  Excellent
                  M from Hong Kong
                  Family with teens
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 2 nights in August 2016
                  heritage lovers you will love it”
                  very convenient location, excellent rooms and surroundings and good breakfasts. We have 101 and 102 and we had a private terrace outside even. Very very nice experience. Beddings towels are very clean. Some walls are a little bit old but does not matter, generally is nice. Taxi to hotel at mid-night is 60 diram. Dont know why, may be from airport meter starts at 30 diram?? Otherwise it is cheap taxi fare. But best is to print the map in advance for the taxi driver so that they drop you at the right place. The place where taxi drop me off in the first place was wrong and the taxi driver went further until he hit a grass lawn, I barely could see the neon light words "Banjeel guest house" but luckily I was not wrong. It is just one two min walk, past a metro exit and I was there. So map on their web site is important. Print out in advance. Staff is minimal but helpful. English is no problem in this hotel. You can also use the facitlties at their sisters hotels where there are spa, nice restaurents etc. Generally I highly recommended. Right outside the guesthouse, there is 1 dirum fare for boat which takes you to other side of the river where there are lots to see. Nice experience. Also someone told me right next to the guesthouse is the bus station where takes you to the capital city and a lot more places. I did not go, not enough time, but other people at the guest house went. All said excellence experience with the hote.. Good deal, best deal!!!
                  Reviewed September 02, 2016
                  10.0
                  Exceptional
                  Tegan from Australia
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in August 2016
                  Absolutely amazing”
                  A 2 minute walk from the bus and train station, it took us no time to explore Dubai. The facilities were amazing, clean, beautiful. The staff were beyond helpful, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, and will be staying here again!
                  Reviewed August 07, 2016
                  4.0
                  abdulla from United Arab Emirates
                  Solo traveler
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in August 2016
                  NO PARKING ”
                  The hotel does not have parking facility as stated on the reservation the location is great staff are good
                  Reviewed August 06, 2016
                  8.4
                  Excellent
                  Mohammed from Oman
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 1 night in August 2016
                  Really nice place to stay at”
                  Fantastic place to stay at.It is a heritage guesthouse and is different from new hotels. Car park is far from the guesthouse( about 300 meters)
                  Reviewed August 06, 2016
                  9.2
                  Exceptional
                  Edgar from Spain
                  Couple
                  Mumtaz Room
                  Stayed 3 nights in July 2016
                  Fantastic place!!!”
                  Barjeel is close to the metro Station and the Creek. Very nice building and staff. An authentic Arabian House with all the facilities and a fantastic breakfast.
                  Reviewed August 03, 2016
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