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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Orient Guest House is a huge disappointment and absolutely not value for money. On arrival I was allocated a windowless box of a room, and refused to accept it. The drably furnished and painted room I ended up with was disappointing. The bed had two mean, hard pillows. One tiny cake of soap was provided in the bathroom - which... More 

1 Thank margie5
Alkhrissat, Front Office Manager at Orient Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Margie5, Thank you for your comments. It is our goal to provide the best lodging experience to our valued guests, so we were extremely sorry to learn that you were disappointed with some points during your stay and we will try and improve on a few points you have raised on which we can do better. I wish you... More 

Port Macquarie, Australia
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439 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent location! This place is quirky, comfortable, clean and quiet. The rooms are traditionally decorated, some are quite small, but very pleasant. Breakfast is also included in the tariff. There are restaurants across the road, the Metro is about 500 mts away, the museum 300 mts, Dubai Creek 200mts, fabric souk 200 mts. The sister hotel, Arabian Plaza, has massages... More 

1 Thank SteveandDD
Alkhrissat, Acting Front Office Manager at Orient Guest House, responded to this review

Dear SteveandDD, The team and I are very happy to know that you had an amazing stay experience at Orient Guest House! It is our great pleasure that we are able to provide the services and facilities that you have come to expect from us and would like to correct that our sister hotel name is Arabian Courtyard Hotel &... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We loved this place. It suited our style having a feel and a look of an older time. It's situated ina very handy spot near the souks and Dubai museum. It's located in a heritage area of the city which is kept very clean and is quiet rather suprisingly. It's parent hotel, the Arabian Courtyard, is a couple of hundred... More 

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Alkhrissat, Assistant Front Office Manager at Orient Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Greg M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your comments with us and letting us know about your experience at our hotel. Your praise regarding your visit is a good motivator to know that our guests leave the hotel with a positive experience and look forward to coming back. Best regards Fadi Al Khrissat More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

I didn't take enough notice that this is only a guest house not a hotel. No bar, lobby, pool or restaurant. It's in the old town heritage district yes - but it's not a tourist district so it's not nearby to anywhere else you'd want to visit. If you were an older couple staying for one or two nights then... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Good place to stay, away from the high rise hotels. Able to walk down to the creek and to restaurants. Safe if you are on your own. Arabian Tea House a minute walk away for eveining meals. Good to be able to sit outside in the courtyard for breakfast, which is adeqaute, but could be improved. Staff very friendly, Good... More 

Thank barbara12354
Habib K, General Manager at Orient Guest House, responded to this review

I would like to thank you for taking the time to post your positive review. I am very pleased that you had experience to stay in the guest house, different and away from the high rise hotels and you were completely happy on the location and the staff friendliness. Hope to see you again in the near future. More 

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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights at the Guest house would of loved to have stayed longer. We could walk everywhere to the creek, museum,souk, restaurants awesome coffee museum and Arabian Tea shop. Breakfast was basic but served in a courtyard bed was a bit hard. The staff friendly but helpful. Can be tricky to find as its behind the Arabian Tea... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The orient guest house is situated in the quiet al fahidi fort area the museum and the fort are right next to it and it is possibly the only thing that feels remotely Arabic in Dubai. the rooms are large and have old wooden furniture, I for one am in love with this place. the heritage structures and the surrounding... More 

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92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

Dubai: that's tall skyscrapers and modern buildings everywhere! Some of them display a stunning architecture, some of them are openly unimaginative and some are already a little bit dilapidated. However, there are just a few blocks where you can get an impression of bygone times. The whole area consists of a reconstruction of typical local architecture including the famous windcatchers... More 

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12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

I was so looking forward to this booking :) , arrived in taxi with loads of luggage. But couldn't park near the hotel because of the location. Oh well.. it was fine. Got there way too early, but the lady kindly let us leave the luggage in a lock up room, before check in. Checked in at 3pm. Room was... More 

2 Thank Sophie J

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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Additional Information about Orient Guest House

Address: Al Fahidi St | Bastakiya Heritage Area, Dubai 46500, United Arab Emirates
Region: United Arab Emirates > Emirate of Dubai > Dubai > The Creek
Price Range: $98 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orient Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Insist on a window. You will only get on to the courtyard, but it is better than a windowless box.”
 of 5 bubbles margie5, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Any would do. Very quiet place”
 of 5 bubbles gregmJ6270HH, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room leading on to the main coutyard”
 of 5 bubbles barbara12354, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Mumtaz rooms are more expensive but nicer”
 of 5 bubbles ranjeet5, 25 May 2016 | Read review
“quietroom, wifi, food, neat, clean”
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