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Al-Ras DeiraNext to Al Hamadiya School, Dubai46500United Arab Emirates, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.1 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 184 reviews)

  • Value for money
    Best value for money
  • Service
    Fantastic service
  • Location
    Great location
  • Comfort
    Rather comfortable
  • Amenities
    Ordinary amenities
  • Vibe
    Decent vibe
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5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Excellent"
Excellent I really love hotel and customer service.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jan 19, 2016
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Restored old house/palace"
It was just what I wanted! Lovely helpful staff. Everything clean. Just not a modern cookie cutter place. It has CHARACTER.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jan 4, 2016
David
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Wonderful"
The staffs were very helpful. The location is great very close to the train station.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Dec 11, 2015
Napaporn
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Okay place for economical accommodation"
Decent enough place, really tough to find (look for Ahmedia School instead of guest house, guest house is behind school). Staff is really helpful, safe storage capacity. Do not count on breakfast here!! Near gold Souk and train station. Cannot help with any planning - people don't know much. I made reservation wel
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Dec 10, 2015
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Highly recommanded"
We stayed in a double room for 3 nights. We had a free pickup from the airport. (and I recommend that everyone does the same, since it is hard to find the hotel if you have never visited there) The staff are nice and friendly. We love the decoration of the common area and our room. We are very glad that we stayed here instead of normal hotels. The breakfast buffet is a mix of western and Arabian selection. I always enjoy Arabian breakfast when I travel in the Middle-east, so it was perfect for me.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 3, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Great hotel in the Gold/Spice Sok areas"
absolutely loved this hotel. A Fantastic value and great breakfast in the morning
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 15, 2015
jennifer
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"Good for classic"
Good for westerners who like to stay in old style places, stairs were a bit uncomfortable and there are no food places in satori ding except whole salers
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Sep 3, 2015
Abdul Shafi
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Authentic, old part of Diera and Dubai."
I'm the older part of Dubai, right off the Al Ras metro station, 200 mts max, it's hidden amongst vendors selling mostly bulk grains and spices. The buildings (there are at least 2) are a maze to find. Once I made my way to the main building (I was in a building around a small alley) the reception was warm and welcoming. This was to be a constant as the service and staff were all exemplary. My room (305) was up a flight of stairs after walking through a private gate and courtyard. Coolest lock ever on my door. The room was basic but equipped with kettle, mini bar, king bed, good clean linens, and had an authentic decor to the spacious room. Very nice. The shower was hot, the AC cold and the overall room experience was comfortable. The net was an issue. I'm here for business, so that was an issue both in this out building and in the main building. If wifi wasn't so important to you, everything else is more than acceptable. The wifi was free. Breakfast was perfect, hot and freshly prepared fare, mixed with pastries and fresh fruits. Once more, the staff was the highlight of the couple days spent there. I will be back. Utilize this place as a quick off and on to the metro. Not too far from everywhere. Not much around for eats or even groceries near the hotel that I could find, so be creative as you plan your stay. Good luck and thank you for the enjoyable stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Apr 28, 2015
David
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"I Loved this Hotel."
we stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. I LOVED IT. this is not a fancy hotel. this hotel is like a house that the kings would live in. very cozy, and quite. the rooms are large and the bed is very comfortable.the wi-fi was strong. the price was great. our cab driver couldn't find it. but we got there.The staff there is the best, you could not ask for anything else. they went out of there way to make use feel like family. The neighborhood was in the middle of the spice and Gold market. the streets were little tight( narrow ) you would see business people working, but know one would brother you. the neighborhood is and was safe. I loved this hotel. if you want some thing differant. This is it.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Apr 5, 2015
Mervin
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Arab hospitality"
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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 8, 2015
Walter
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 3, 2015
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
3 night romance trip Nov 27, 2014
Ray
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 29, 2014
Brian
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Nov 15, 2014
Charles
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Nov 17, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"Fine"
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 you
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 24, 2014
Hamad
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
Other trip Oct 26, 2014
Jackie
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night romance trip Aug 5, 2014
Anthony
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
3 night business trip Jul 5, 2014
Chris
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Attendant was great."
Would love to stay longer.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jun 26, 2014
Terry
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
The Hotel looks very old but it is ok the staff are best they are helpful special Mr Bilal and one Felipin guy they are very very helpful for any questions.the owner of this hotel should be proud for this two staff. I personally thanks this two guys for good behavior.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Jun 11, 2014
A Traveler
US
3.0 / 5Good
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip May 30, 2014
Marcos Tavolaro
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip Apr 16, 2014
Weist
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"In old section of Dubai"
Charming small hotel with the feel of being in old Dubai.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night family trip Mar 25, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 31, 2014
A Traveler
US
2.0 / 5Fair
"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
Other trip Jan 28, 2014
Juspa
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Jan 14, 2014
Thomas Price
US
3.0 / 5Good
"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
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jan 10, 2014
Mohammed
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
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
2 night trip Nov 14, 2013
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
We stayed here because others we preferred were unavailable. We were offered a choice of two rooms, the one at the front being more private but too small for our taste. This is a heritage hotel, in the same complex as a museum, and very tranquil (although we did see a tourist guide right outside our room, showing the old hammam). The architecture and antique furnishings create a notable atmosphere, generally luxurious with some slight failings. There were not enough electric plugs for everything, and none in the bathroom. The TV has hundreds of channels in various languages (few in English, even fewer with good reception), and we saw no guide but just flipped through channels and noted details. The next and last time we tried, soon before leaving, both the TV and WiFi failed to work. The staff had a very helpful attitude, and resolved some other problems, e.g. furnishing an adaptor. Strangely, in place of the tourist brochures often found in hotels they had only two rather poor maps. Some prior study is almost essential. There are complimentary exercise facilities, but not nearby. The weakest point of the hotel was the breakfast. Last time in Dubai I stayed in a much cheaper hotel with a fantastic buffet. Here you usually must order what you want the night before! However, it was a relatively busy time, so we did have a buffet, with limited and not very healthy choices. For example, in two days I saw only one tub of yogurt that was low-fat, and a bias towards sugary items. One day the coffee (probably instant) was really weak. For tea there was a pitcher of hot water containing some tea bags, left to brew indefinitely. It is easy to get around from the hotel, by train, abra, or taxi. It is in an poorer area, safe at all hours and near parts of touristy interest. We walked around quite a bit on that side of the creek, and had trouble finding adequate places to eat. Last time I found some on the other side of the creek.
Genuine Venere guest review
Other trip Oct 28, 2013
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
Other trip Oct 15, 2013
Nicoleta
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"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
1 night trip Sep 27, 2013
Sodiq
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"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
Other trip Aug 7, 2013
Narayana
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
Other trip Jul 14, 2013
Fen
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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 Dubai
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jul 6, 2013
Natalia
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"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
Other trip Jul 5, 2013
Ahmed
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotel guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
very good location, close to metro and bus station. Safe.Friendly staff. Rooms look the same as in the internet page. Bit bad isolation - you can hear airplanes taking off during night time
Genuine Venere guest review
7 night family trip Mar 1, 2016
Rasa
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"really nice and very friendlt guesthouse"
Nice stay in Dubai away from the city but only a 1 min walk to the trains.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Jan 29, 2016
Thomas
IE
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Interesting guest house in Dubai"
Loved this quite traditional converted house.. all rooms are different, so check them out. It's in the older part of the city, surrounded by other heritage buildings.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Jan 21, 2016
A Traveler
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Authentic Arabic experience hotel. Nice change."
It's a nice change to stay in a boutique renovated old home. Downtown in Deira, the old part of Dubai, it's a great base from which to explore. Much closer to the souks than the maps would indicate. With so may hotels to choose from in Dubai, this one is recommended if you want a change from the 'me-to' type of global hotel chain experience.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Dec 18, 2015
Randal
AU
2.0 / 5Fair
"Horrible Experience"
I try to change the check-out date with 3 days advance notice, but the hotel people doesn't agreed to prepone the checkout, without payment. Hotel team trying to change their versions, which suits them. I could able to resolve the same with the help of hotels.com. Hotel looks like a small lodge, rather than the Gust House
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
7 night business trip Nov 15, 2015
TSSVL
IN
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Little Gem"
Return visit as the location of the hotel is ideal. Easy access to The Creek and abras, the metro to/from airport and further down to shopping areas and great area to just wander.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Oct 1, 2015
Penny
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Arabian Nights"
Stayed three nights. The breakfast was good, ample. Mattress was thick but hard so not good for bad backs. Room was very dark and lighting not bright enough, especially for reading. Guest house was in the old style, Arabian but ensuite was more modern, good size, but with shower over bath. Stairs to our bedroom were quite steep without a hand rail for safety or support. The most important thing was that it was a NON SMOKING GUEST HOUSE, quite rare in Dubai I think. On the whole a great place to stay, very convenient but not easy to locate. Even the taxi driver had trouble finding it! It's actually directly opposite (but a distance) from the cruise terminal.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night romance trip Nov 3, 2015
Andre
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Clean, quiet and reasonably priced."
An easy spot for a break in travel in Dubai. Clean and interesting with a true middle eastern feel. The hotel does a free hotel pick up and the train is close making it very easy to return to the airport. I did not find the location particularly comfortable as a single woman to find somewhere to eat in walking distance in the evening.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Sep 1, 2015
Margaret
AU
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice hotel in the old quarter"
I spent one night at the hotel. The room was very spacious, quiet and comfortable and had everything I needed. The breakfast buffet was great.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 3, 2015
wrixa
AU
1.0 / 5Poor
"Booked for my mother and she hates it!"
ROOM WAS TACKY! ONLY HAD ONE PERSON LOOKING AFTER RECEPTION AND RESTAURANT! LESS VARIETY OF FOOD. NO LIFT, THEY EXPECT EVEN ELDERLY PEOPLE TO WALK UP THE STAIRS TO THEIR ROOMS!!! THIS HOTEL NEEDS TO START THEIR STRATEGY PLANNING ALL OVER AGAIN AS THEY ARE LACKING EVERYTHING THAT MAKES HOTEL STANDS OUT!
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 4, 2015
Sadiat
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Comfort and heritage in Dubai"
We did a couple of nights stopover in Dubai to break a long journey and are so pleased that we chose this hotel in the Deira area.It is near the creek and has the interest of being next door to and a similar style of building to Al Ahmadiya School and Heritage House (both free museums) The souqs are all round, not just the touristy ones but the wholesale trading stores which supply the trading dhows docked nearby. It is a 2 minute walk to the metro which can take you in air conditioned comfort to the various Malls and beaches. Our room was air conditioned, the bed enormous, the bathroom adequate, bottled water and an interesting nourishing breakfast and airport pickup were complimentary. The staff were very friendly and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jun 1, 2015
Jean
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"I would recommend this guest house :)"
When everything else has been replaced by modern development, this guest house is a gem. The house has been beautifully well preserved. Customer service was wonderful, Rey & Umar Bilal tried to accomodate all my requests/questions as best as they can. Location is fantastic: 200m from Al-Ras metro station, a short distance from the Spice Souk & Gold Souk. Breakfast was simple but ample. There is a mosque right next door, you'll hear the call for morning prayer everyday. I have no problems with that but for those who value their sleep, you might want to reconsider your choices. The taxi drivers might have a challange finding it in the first place. It would be helpful if you could seach the location in your phone's map app and show it to the driver prior leaving the arrival hall where there is free wifi connection available.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night trip May 12, 2015
Akmar
AS
4.0 / 5Excellent
"In the old quarter"
We found this guest house charming, it is in the old quarter and although there were not that many restaurants close by, it didn't take that long to take the ferry trip across the water where there were plenty to choose from. We much preferred staying here than in a modern hotel where you could have been in any city.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 20, 2015
Daffers
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Good stay"
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
1 night trip Feb 7, 2015
A Traveler
IE
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