The airport shuttle service does not mean that. It must be arranged 72 hours prior. This information needs to be on the website! The gentleman at the desk did everything possible to make up for the shuttle misinformation, including preparing breakfast for us 1 1/2 hours early! So, great service. Very intriguing architecture and ambience. We would go […] back. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"One Night Stay"
I stopped over for a 20 hour stay on the way back from India, it was just what I wanted. Staff very nice and accommodating. Hotel clean and quiet. They served me breakfast even though I left before their serving time, helped me figure currency conversion and guided me to the area I wanted to visit. The restaurant next door served good food attractively […] presented. I would stay again there. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"a great change of pace"
Ideal location for visiting the souks and the historic part of Dubai. Metro station is 200 yards from the hotel-the easiest and quickest way to get around Dubai. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Rooms are large, quiet, clean, comfortable and atmospheric. This was our third time staying there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very Unique Building -- Impossible to Find"
Really unique place with wonderful staff. Loved the room. But the hotel MUST give explicit directions. Taxi drivers have no idea. It is NOT on the road indicated. It is in alleyway and the signage is obscure. The office is in a separate building and late at night no clue how to get there. So, get EXPLICIT step by step directions. Not, it's near the […] Metro, or a school. Other than that, special place. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Two Minute Walk To Subway"
I appreciate that this hotel is only a two minute walk to the world's most amazing subway. Do not be afraid to use the subway because the Dubai subway is simple. Only two lines. Hotel staff: JC, Umar, JC, and Irfan provided very friendly service. This hotel is historical, yet modern. The hotel was formerly the home of a former Dubai King. They call […] this hotel a guest house. I disagree, it's a boutique hotel. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Wonderful guest house"
I truly enjoyed my time at Ahmedia Guest House. I was there for about six nights in early November and I was so impressed with the beauty of the place and the graciousness of the staff. It is an old building that has been carefully restored. The wood doors, ceilings and furniture are lovely. The place is much prettier, even, then one can see in the […] photos. Must see it in person. They staff were so nice and very quick to assist me with any request. I highly recommend this place. The location is also terrific. The metro stop (Al Ras) is just about a block away (much closer then many hotels to metro stops in other parts of Dubai). The neighborhood in Deira is really great - feels very safe and lively. Not nearly as touristy as other parts of the city. Feels like a family neighborhood. I will definitely stay at Ahmedia Guest House next time I travel to the UAE. Can't wait! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
It is a great hotel except the neighborhood looks scary a little bet at night and the parking is only for two cars. If you are coming by the metro then it is great for youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Charming, big rooms, no business travelers"
I had a wonderful stay at this hotel. It is quiet and is tucked away in a slightly less-populated part of Deira. On vacation, this is a great hotel. For a business traveler, probably not.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Huge rooms, Great location next to metro and bus"
Everything was outstanding, the staff was the best! These guys work long shifts. I would go to sleep and see the same people in the morning. Location was perfect! They offered me free airport pickup which was not listed on hotels.com My only complaint was the Ac was a little weak however my room had 2 and 1 was broken. It was Hoooot outside so I left […] my ac on all day to make sure the room was cool when I returned. This place had the nicest hotel staff I have ever come across. They even surprised me with a birthday cake, I didnt even mention that it was my birthday. Very nice way to start my day. Highly recommend the Ahmedia Hotel - Guesthouse Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice historic hotel and good location"
This place had amazing historic charm. Good service. Very close to metro and gold souk and spice souk. Good breakfast for a good price. Ride was complimentary from the airport, but was told to take a cab back to airport. Great value overall. I'd highly recommend them.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Attendant was great."
Would love to stay longer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"If you're in a budget and have plenty of time."
The hotel is charming cute and has personality. But it's location make things quite complicated if you're a business traveller (that was my case). Their service is 50/50. The Filipino guy with short hair is a great guy, always trying to solve your needs and very alert. The night guy is kinda of reckless. There was another Filipino that just started […] when I stayed there, that is just new to the business so you can be reasonable and don't have expectations about his responses to your needs as a guest. It is a deal compared to other Dubai lodging, but in a town where everything is designed to stun you it just goes a little bit bellow of average. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"What a gem!"
Ahmedia Heritage Guest House is a gem in the middle of Dubai. It is located in the historic section which means it is very close to the gold, spice and other souks. A very good restaurant is just around the corner. It is a couple of blocks from one of the stops of the Big Bus which is a Hop on and Hop off - the best way to see the rest of the city. […] The rooms are spacious and the attention we received from the staff was excellent. They serve a very good breakfast plus they were willing to cook the breakfast at 5:30 am so we could leave at 6:00 am for our plane. It is also convienent to the airport about a 15 minute. As you can tell we enjoyed our stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"In old section of Dubai"
Charming small hotel with the feel of being in old Dubai.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Beautiful Arabic Guest House"
After arriving at midnight to the airport, I was greeted by their friendly driver who kindly showed me a bit of the historical city on our drive to the guest house. This was my first time in Dubai, and although for only an overnight stay while in transit, it was wonderful to experience the local kindness, sleep in an extremely comfortable bed, be close […] to the mosques during an early morning walk, and to have a delicious breakfast. There's an art gallery on the first floor with local paintings for sale. Just outside of the entrance is the Heritage Museum with a school house. Across the creek are more museums and the Princess house. Although I didn't have time to visit more places, the fish market, gold and spice souks are nearby. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Over rated !"
Expectations were higher, I had so called suite, telephone not working, also some lamps did not work, watch you head, even you are less than 2 meters ! Stone workers starded at sunday morning 6.30am to renovate the building !Genuine Expedia guest review
"Beautiful hotel at a solid price."
I was very happy with my stay. They offer complimentary airport pick up, which is nice considering how difficult finding the hotel could be. The architecture and decor makes for a great first impression. The locks on each room are very old pad locks. There can't be more than 10 rooms in the entire building. Service was impeccable. Breakfast was lacking […] in some meats but overall good. Location is right next to the metro. Would stay here again and recommend this hotel for anyone who doesn't need all of the extra amenities that one usually pays for but never uses, ie, pool, gym etc. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"It was nice"
The location is fine but the surroundings were not that great. I liked the hotel it fits the elderely and the ones that are not very familiar with the Arabic culture. The decoration was pretty vintage. I disliked that there were no parking lot of the hotel! They can make a contract with any parking lot services and make a discount, i woke up everyday […] at 8am to pay for the parking.. The place isnt easy to find but it was nice.. The constructions work they did for the hotel were so noisy and woke me up Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
within walking distance of the souk which was great. Many drivers couldn't find this hotel so make sure to tell them is next to the Ahmediya school and they will immediately know where.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The nice hotel builds in traditional Arabic style"
The hotel is situated very close to the Old Gold Souk and Deira Spice Souk. The entrance from the street is a small path between the oldest school ‘Al Ahmediya School” and Museum “Heritage House”. Nice area with a lot of small shops. Also close to the Metro station Al Ras Deira and Dubai Creek.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good location and neat environment"
It was very a short stay but the rooms were neat and the location was very nice. Staff were also friendly and courteous.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not posh, but it has other positives."
The approach to the hotel is not good. The building is old and the furniture is antic. It is truly a heritage building. I have however no regrets about my stay. The room is kept clean and the staff go out of their way to please you.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Excellent Heritage Experience"
Different experience which I ever had in Dubai hotel. This hotel is giving you a heritage experience with the unique set up and furniture. Very peaceful and comfort stay. Really recommend to experience the heritage of Dubai.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Experience the old Tradition Culture"
It was a nice experience that we found in this high-tech Dubai, I personally love it so much and it nice to found that they have a gallery as well, I enjoyed my breakfast in the open air (not really open they have glass roof) not forget to mention it’s a very quiet place, will definitely stay there again if come back to DubaiGenuine Expedia guest review
"Authentic Unique Experience"
It was a great value for money and had great experience. Good location just a little difficulty to find but butler was quite good to guide the taxi driver. Comfortable spacious rooms with Arabian theme and feel like home very comfortable and no disturbance like other hotels. If you want to have authentic unique experience then this is the place.Genuine Expedia guest review
During my stay the renovation was going on in the building but still staff was very helpful. and I really like the furniture in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"It is a Heritage Guest house not a Hotel"
it is a guest house not a hotel. I stay there for 3 nights, may be too much. if you rate in star level, it is only 1 star to 2 star. Toilet has problem, water do not go. Wifi is fine. Currently they are having installation , if you want to sleep late it is not possible. You have to go through a small road before to the room and it is smelly. since the […] location is just next by the gold market and trade market so you see many different people from everywhere of mid east but It is safe. Breakfast is ok they change everyday. This may be a good place to see the real living style instead of big mall and tall tower. room clean up do it only every 2 days. You need to ask before you get new towel. The room is old and simple. Toilet is worse (only shower and water came out when shower). The picture of the room from the web site is 100% different to my actually seeing Reception is the best they gives very clear information. Location is great 5min to gold market, metro station "Al Ras" . 30mins metro to airport or world trade center by metro. EAU 1 can take the small boat to cross the river from Gold market.. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Not good at all. I had to leave it for much better one.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"The sister hotel is much better"
The sister hotel to this is better in every way stay there insteadGenuine Expedia guest review
"Very busy location, near bus station"
One night onlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Best of all our accommodation"
We loved the location of the Guest House, and would recommend it to anyone who wants to stay in traditional style accommodation. A wonderful spot, and the best service. Friendly staff who look after your every need.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Dubai short stay."
Staff are very friendly, very helpful. Rooms are large and was able to leave A/C on all day, which was great as we would escape the heat during the middle of the day into a cool room. Great location, close to metro, gold amd spice souks.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Real heritage hotel"
GoodGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Very friendly hotel, close to the Gold Souk, and Spice Souk. Metro is 2 minute walk away. Service is fantastic. We were picked up from the airport at 7am and although we had to wait until mid day we were offered breakfast. would definitely return.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Wonderful service and wonderful guest house.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Old School charm"
I really like the look of this hotel. It's kind of kitchy, but it has some charm to it. The staff were really friendly, too. It's not without it's downsides, though. The bathroom started to flood every time the taps at the sink were being run and because of its location, taxi rides to the city centre were quite pricey. That being said, the area is quite […] characterful and there were some really nice wooden ships just around the corner. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We arrived early and were given a large room with two queen beds, a good sized bathroom and the included breakfast was adequate (cereals, pastries, bread, limited hot food - baked beans eggs and sausages). Room had a small fridge with non-alcoholic bar and just adequate air-conditioning (it was 46C outside). Hotel is spread over three buildings and […] we had a short walk to reception. It is easy to find from railway station (<5min walk and very easy option from airport - train staff can give directions) - cross road and R at Standard Chartered Bank. Being close to station we got a day ticket on the metro (16 UAED) and took it along the foreshore and back to the museum and then the boat across the river (bargain at 1 UAED - under $A1). We were in Dubai at end of Ramadan and the three day EID festival meant almost nothing was open the two days we were there (except shopping malls). However we did find a really nice restaurant just around the corner from the hotel were you could get a meal for 2 for less than 100 UAED (one entree is enough for two). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very easy hotel for travelling across dubai"
Very enjoyable stay the history of dubai is written in the architecture of this old style hotel it's like home from homeGenuine Expedia guest review
"A stay to remember, a room like Scheherazade story"
Located in the heart of Dubai's oldest area, Al Ahmedia heritage guest house is a true gem, specially if you want to experience true Dubai. The guest house's location next to the Al Ahmedia School/museum and 2 mins walking distance from the spice and gold souk, the Al Raas metro station and the traditional dhow quays will give you a great opportunity […] to explore Dubai's old and new parts' day life. A piece of advice though, at night let say after 9-10 and on Fridays, the area is completely dead and there are no pubs/bars around nor a decent restaurant . The rooms, surrounding a central court, with carved wood shutters, an Arabic style kingsize dark walnut bed, setties, dressing table, wardrobe and beautiful red and golden filigreed Sari cloth, are a reminder of an Arabic princess's chamber in Scheherazade's stories. Nice and friendly front desk staff, who would try their best to make your stay as pleasant as possible, namely Ronaldo, a very polite and helpful Filipino with a surprisingly American accent, who is really helpful, giving you information about the area and the things you can explore. I've stayed in this hotel for 11 nights, which was a bit too much but I had a great experience and would recommend this place to those who want to explore the mysterious foreign (Arabic) culture, with a great sense of adventure, eyes to appreciate the old, beautiful and traditional architecture and those who are open to a very different but pleasant experience. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Genuine experience of the local atmosphere."
I only stayed one night due to having taken an earlier flight and needing accommodation for the extra 12 hours I needed until check-in at the other resort. The taxi had minor difficulty finding the place, but the reception staff guided the driver over the phone. All staff members were very kind and polite and did their best to assist.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Old Dubai Experience"
The guest house is in an excellent location from which to explore old Dubai. There was a difficulty in locating the guest house as the taxi drivers were not sure exactly where it was and the area has some one way streets. The guest house is located well back from the street and behind the Al-Ahmadiya school and Heritage House on Al-Ahmadiya street. […] The staff, especially JC, were very helpful and did all they could to make our stay most enjoyable. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Heritage hotel in the arab souk."
We enjoyed our stay in this heritage hotel in the arab souk. Spotlessly clean. Loved the "local" feel. Friendly courteous staff. All this at a very reasonable rate.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Helpful, friendly staff. Lovely atmosphere."
We chose the Ahmedia as we had wanted to experience a different slice of Dubai than the typical 5-star monoliths, lovely as they are in their own respect. And we were so thrilled by receiving better than 5-star service from this lovely and atmospheric guest house. The rooms are spacious, cool, clean, comfortable. And when we had to check out early for […] our flight back home, we had breakfast specially laid out for us. Delightful. I'd highly recommend this hotel (and have done so) to everyone visiting Dubai. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not worth the full price"
Very friendlg staff, but extremely outdated rooms with the bare minimum, very little effort in decorations. No windows for outside view and bare minimum breakfast. Bathroom looked like it hasnt been rebuilt since 1950Genuine Expedia guest review
"Clare - solo traveller"
This genuine Arabian style guest house was an excellent choice for my stop-over & first visit to Dubai. It's a beautiful building with an appealing foyer/courtyard. The bed was comfortable with lovely linen. The bathroom had an adequate shower. Ahmedia Heritage Guest House is set in heart of Deira. It's close proximity to the souks and the short walk […] to Al Ras metro station and water-taxi station is a bonus. Breakfast was good and I was able to get food when requested. The staff were exceptional, especially Reynaldo & Omar, who willingly assisted in a pleasant, professional manner. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
ExcellentGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A nice surprise :-)"
We totally enjoyed our overnight stay at this hotel and plan to use it for a longer stay next time we are in Dubai. The staff were very friendly and spoke good English. The room was very clean, air conditioned and comfortable with a modern bathroom. The only suggestion I would give other travellers is to print out a location map of the area prior to […] your arrival in Dubai because our taxi driver had difficulty locating the hotel which is about 50 metres behind the Main Street. However the experience was great and good value for money. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Very good service"
Close to Gold Souk. Arrived very early and were offered room at front of hotel which we took and stayed in. Service was great and breakfast also very good. No resturant at hotel however one approx 30 metres away.. WOULD STAY AGAIN.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very friendly staff, very helpful and polite. Room was lovely, although a bit dirty! Location was slightly out of the way from New Dubai, but perfect for the old town!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Atmosphere - a change from the ordinary ***"
Lots of room in the room, very attentive and obliging staff, excellent breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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