XVA Art Hotel

XVA Art Hotel

Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bastakiya Quarter, Bur Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 37304
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    8.8
    Excellent
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    9.6
    Exceptional

    "I really enjoyed my stay at XVA."

    Tamara

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    January 8, 2019

    9.2
    Exceptional cleanliness
    Recommended by 97% of guests

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    Things you'll love

    • 720 meters to public transportation

    • Airport transfer

    • Currency exchange

    • Located in heart of Dubai

    Excellent
    Location
    8.9
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    Excellent location - Inside city center
    Popular neighborhood
    Nearby
    Popular
  • Sahary Gate10 m
  • Bastakiya Quarter10 m
  • Majlis Gallery80 m
  • XVA90 m
  • Bastakia Quarter (Bur Bastakia)100 m
  • Al-Musallah Post Office150 m
  • Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding180 m
  • Dubai Museum In Al Fahidi Fort250 m
  • Dubai Museum280 m
  • Grand Mosque330 m
  • Value for money8.8
    Distance to city center1.0 km
    Location rating8.9
    Nearest airportDubai International Airport (DXB)
    Distance to airport6.0 km
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    8.7
    Excellent
    Room comfort & quality
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 queen bed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
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    • Room size: 10 m²/108 ft²
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        What people love about the property

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "The breakfast was good as well."

          Juan M.

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          April 17, 2017

        • 8.8
          Excellent

          "We will come back here next time"

          Juan M.

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          April 17, 2017

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "Loved the bathroom design and especially loved the courtyard."

          Chandana A.

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          July 3, 2017

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        10.0
        Exceptional

        "By far the most unique and artist boutique hotel in Dubai."

        Nancy

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        February 3, 2018

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        What they offer

        9.2
        Exceptional

        "Fantastic location, great food."

        Yifan

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        December 5, 2016

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        Nearest essentials

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        What to eat nearby

        Arabic cuisine
        Arabic cuisine
        Al Khayma at Dubai Marine Beach Resort
        5.1 km Arabic, Halal, Lebanese
        The Market Place
        6.1 km Arabic, Asian, Halal
        Vista Bar and Terrace
        6.7 km Arabic, Bar, Contemporary
        American cuisine
        American cuisine
        Hardee's
        950 m American
        The Huddle Sports Bar and Grill
        1.7 km American, Bar, Pub
        Burger King
        1.9 km American, Fast food
        Mediterranean cuisine
        Mediterranean cuisine
        Samad Al Iraqi Restaurant
        2.2 km Mediterranean, Seafood
        Baku Caspian restaurant and cafe
        2.8 km Mediterranean
        Tajin & Tanjiah
        5.5 km Mediterranean, Moroccan

        What's nearby

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        Agoda Reviews (207)
        8.8
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        10
        Cleanliness9.2
        Facilities8.4
        Location8.9
        Room comfort and quality8.7
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.8
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Chun from Malaysia
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019
        Good location, clean, friendly staff~”
        Located in a quiet neighborhood in Old Dubai. Basically no way to reach at the hotel front buy taxi, need to walk through the alley, but it was fun. Nice atmosphere inside, you get to see big trees which is not something common in Dubai. Overall room is very clean, equipped with good toilet. I had the room on ground floor, would like to try upper floor next time. They provide good WiFi, and also map to go around the neighborhood. Will be very nice if they provide top 10 to do list. I spent few hours walking around, taking photos. I also walked to the souq (market) nearby, nice… also taking the 1 dirham boat to another side of the Creek. I also tried the restaurant, do not have a lot of meat option (I only can get tuna), but taste is good. Overall a good hotel to explore the difference side of Dubai, recommend to those who wanna explore old Dubai.
        Reviewed March 03, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Le from Vietnam
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 2 nights in December 2018
        Fantastic location, perfect staff, cozy and art ambience”
        I am in love with this hotel. It is just a small (like a boutique) hotel, but it is very lovey. I feel like at home. Staffs are perfect. The garden cafe and restaurant is gorgeous and peaceful to stay all day (I can sit long there if I would not leave it to visit the area that is a heritage place with road and courtyard. You can borrow a bike from the hotel and go arround the area (Al Fahidi Neighborhood). Walking distance to many places to visit: Old Dubai Museum (entrance fee is just 3 AED), Old Souk, Spice Souk (just 1 AED for water taxi). Breakfast is good, but it is the same everyday. I definitely will comback and recommend this hotel for your stay in Dubai at the side of old city (a bit far from beach, so if you want to go to beach, you can walk to Burjuman Metro Station about 800 meters from the hotel to take metro to Damac Proteries Station at 6 AED).
        Reviewed January 02, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Sandra
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 6 nights in December 2018
        Sandra from Scotland.”
        A unique hotel, very welcoming and peaceful. Loved the courtyard and the way the rooms were set up. The staff were lovely and food delicious, especially the traditional Emerati style breakfasts which were excellent. The hotel's position was perfect for exploring 'historic Dubai' and experiencing traditions and culture. Easy access to Metro travel into more modern part of Dubai. Would definately stay there if visiting Dubai again.
        Reviewed February 09, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Tamara from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single
        Stayed 1 night in January 2019
        Fantastic location, room + experience”
        I really enjoyed my stay at XVA. Dubai, unfortunately, gets a bit of a Vegas feel so XVA was a refreshing change. The room and facilities were beautiful, I really enjoyed the gallery and would definitely stay here again.
        Reviewed January 08, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Caroline from United Arab Emirates
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2018
        Lovely hotel in historical area”
        Excellent hotel. Even the spoiled 5 star traveller would enjoy. Rooms have really got everything you need, nice breakfast, lovely sunbeds, very friendly and spotless rooms with excellent mattress. Only tiny remark: do place a small sign under the switch for the water heater so people will be aware to turn it on before taking a shower. Other than that, we absolutely loved the place.
        Reviewed January 05, 2019
        8.8
        Excellent
        Therese from Vietnam
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 4 nights in September 2018
        Excellent”
        Very nice hotel, staff provided great service and were very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is good, the room is also good and spacious. One thing that we didn't like is the aircon is directly on top of your head. Overall, we had a very good experience and the hotel is highly recommended.
        Reviewed October 02, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Chris from Canada
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2016
        Great hotel in best location”
        Stay in an art gallery in the old quarter of Dubai- enjoy a fresh made breakfast in the sedate courtyard- walk through markets along the creek- discover terrific restaurants including Pakistani, Indian and Middle Eastern
        Reviewed April 14, 2016
        9.0
        Exceptional
        paul from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in November 2015
        Must Stay”
        Location, Room, Ambiance.
        The hotel is perfectly located in the Bastakiya quarters of Bur Dubai. A perfect location... just a minute from the creekside, Museums, Galleries and Abra crossings. The metro is an easy 10 minute walk for access to the "otherside" of Dubai. The room were amazing with a great Arabian feel and a roof top lounge/chill out area. The staff were also so friendly and helpful. I definitely would stay here again and recommend it to everyone. Thank you XVA.
        Reviewed November 16, 2015
        8.3
        Excellent
        Ian from Philippines
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in October 2012
        A unique Dubai Experience”
        The concept, the location, the design
        XVA Hotel is right in the middle of the Bastakiya cultural district and, like all buildings inside it, is built like a traditional villa but with a art-sy touch. The room was basic but with a tongue in cheek interiors. There are no frilly features like bars and pools but the whole compound itself is its own attraction. The rooftop features plenty of sitting areas to read, chat, etc. Around the Hotel are several art galleries, both modern and traditional.
        Reviewed May 27, 2013
        8.7
        Excellent
        Glen from United States
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2012
        Very unusual and nice hotel”
        Unique, great breakfast
        The taxi driver had no idea where it was, hidden as it is in the heart of the Baskiyat district, but don't let that deter you from staying in this boutique hotel that is maintained in conjunction with the XVA art gallery. The rooms are nicely done, if a bit squeezed, but the price is right and the setting unique in Dubai. Staff is very friendly and the morning breakfast with fresh squeezed orange juice and your choice of either omelet or pancake is so much better than the crappy corporate breakfast buffets at the chain hotels. We'd definitely stay here again if we were in Dubai in the future.
        Reviewed December 07, 2012
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Fahad from Kuwait
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in October 2012
        i totally like it .. it's unique & lovely”
        Friendly stuff .. quite place
        everything in this hotel is different . quite , clean , and in the heart of dubai. if you wish to see the old arabic house style mixed with art touch then you should book in this hotel. No T.V in the room everything simple in this hotel.
        Reviewed October 19, 2012
        8.7
        Excellent
        NABIL from United Arab Emirates
        Solo traveler
        Stayed 1 night in July 2012
        Authentic Dubai hotel , Origional & Cozy”
        Change of pace , traditional & friendly service
        Located in the old side of dubai. in the middle of the renovated traditional Bastakia area across Dubai creek. The hotel is clean and the staff iare friendly. Rooms are a bit small but very cozy. No phone or TV adds to the historical atmosphere. The court yard is amazing and breakfast is included. Lack of parking space is the only annoying issue.
        Reviewed July 13, 2012
        8.8
        Excellent
        Zhangqin from Singapore
        Family with teens
        Standard Room
        Stayed 1 night in February 2019
        Excellent”
        Convenient location and nice food, a place you shouldn’t miss to explore ancient Dubai
        Reviewed February 12, 2019
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Julie from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 3 nights in August 2018
        Excellent place for a more authentic experience”
        Great boutique hotel in the historic and creative part of Dubai. Would highly recommend if you are looking to experience the real Dubai. Absolutely loved this place. The only small negative was that staff were very friendly but sometimes lacked in attention to detail.
        Reviewed September 04, 2018
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Ali from United Arab Emirates
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 3 nights in April 2018
        A night in a Gallery!”
        We were waiting for our new baby there, and it was one of the most memorable stays at a cozy and beautiful place and kind and happy staff. The room called Gallery and it was full of masterpieces of an Iranian artist. what a great time!
        Reviewed August 26, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Alexine from United Arab Emirates
        Couple
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in August 2018
        Gem in the old city ”
        Lovely boutique hotel by the creek in Bur Dubai. Steeped in history, culture & art, there really isn’t another like it. Don’t hesitate, book this hotel and explore the very picturesque neighborhood. Attentive staff and a lovely owner - thank you Mona.
        Reviewed August 26, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Brandon from Australia
        Couple
        Standard Room
        Stayed 3 nights in July 2018
        XVA Art Hotel is a unique boutique hotel with a special feel.”
        We loved our stay. Even though we arrived at 1.30am are we welcomed & helped to our room straight away. We loved our room, it was the mirror room, all the little touches were perfect. The XVA has those special touches everywhere from the tree that grows in the middle of the dining room that has glass ornaments hanging from it to the artworks all around & the Gallery/shop. Being in the old district it has narrow alleys winding here & there with a special feel all around. The staff were all professional & so friendly. We had many great conversations. Food delicious must try Mint Lemonade & Sweet potato fries. Breaky muesli with fresh yogurt was my breakfast choice. We would highly recommend & would stay again.
        Reviewed July 17, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Magdalena from Switzerland
        Solo traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in July 2017
        Amazing place”
        I have visited XVA Art Hotel several times and I absolutely love it! Beautiful rooms, small but cozy. Beautiful yards. Located in a historical district of Dubai. Very tasty breakfast. Very friendly staff.
        Reviewed June 04, 2018
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Rupinder from United States
        Business traveler
        Superior
        Stayed 1 night in April 2018
        Great quiet hotel”
        If you're looking for something unique in Dubai, stay at the XVA Hotel. I've stayed at XVA multiple times and have enjoyed each stay.
        Reviewed July 09, 2018
        8.8
        Excellent
        Susan from United States
        Solo traveler
        Standard Room
        Stayed 3 nights in March 2018
        XVA staff are courteous & hospitable”
        Staying in XVA is a treat. It’s a hidden gem 💎 in Al Fahidi. Art and creative enthusiasts will delighted to find this place. It’s actually for everyone. Breakfast is good however it needs daily variety Can’t have the same menu three days in a row. Lemonade is a must try very refreshing. Joy, Bong, Brendon and other staff names I don’t know are friendly & hospitable. They go out of their way to help out the guest. Moses is special deluxe, knowledgeable & corteous. He even gave me lessons 101 how to buy Gold... Thank you 🙏 everyone for making me feel home away from home. Highly appreciated. Sue from New Jersey USA 🇺🇸
        Reviewed April 01, 2018
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