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Orient Guest House

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A lovely alternative for your stay in Dubai. Located in the Al Fahidi Historical district, it is surrounded by narrow streets, courtyards, wind towers and beautiful street art. Cheaper than your average "Dubai hotel" it is also more simple, but the rooms are comfortable and the service is personalised (because there are so few rooms!). Great location too, as it is in walking distance of Dubai Museum, the Creek and Souqs. Perfect for exploring that side of the city and getting more in contact with the traditional lifestyle.

If you are looking for a change from expensive tourist traps and to have a need to experience a Real Arabic house stay with 24hr butler service this it and the price is amazing for Dubai today. I will be back

It was ok to stay here for one night. Just got here from an 10 hour flight and want to relax and have a shower. Had to wait for the water to heat up before having one. The location was great as it was close to a lot of shops and the Dubai museum.

Very interesting hotel for People which want to discovered Arabian culture. Rooms are clean but small and Very hot. Breakfast is normal. Butler service is Very good. Location of hotel is good : 10 min walk from metro. 20 km from Jumeirah Beach

The Orient Guest House is situtated in the Al Bastakiya area which is a beautifully recreated heritage area also known as the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. It is quite close to the Dubai Museum and a 6 min walk to Al Fahidi Metro Station. Due to its location, the guest house has a traditional heritage charm to it. You enter into a courtyard and the reception office will be diagionally to your right. They reallly have put a big effort into preserving the historic nature of the site with delightful old padlocks for the doors, hardwood furniture and traditional decorations. The complimentary breakfast was fairly typical of Middle Eastern fare, with eggs, fruit, dates, homus, cream cheese, flat bread. However, they also serve a rotation of turkey sausuage and turkey bacon. The breakfast coffee is instant, which was disappointing (perhaps I am being a bit of a coffee snob here). The room's decor was very nice. However, it did have a constant off smell to it that did not go away for the whole time we were there. The internet access didn't quite extend to our room but in the courtyard it was quite strong and fast. The staff were courteous and helpfup.

Stayed for one night and had a great night's sleep. Great location for exploring the souks and Metro close by too. Would thoroughly recommend for people wanting to get away from the flash side of Dubai. Traditional style, wonderfully friendly staff - will be back

We stayed 11 nights and we like it very much. Our rooms were nice and bigger than your average hotel rooms. My bed was nice (I like my bed little bit hard) and I slept very well. The courtyards were nice and quiet. You were able to go roof terrace, there is couple tables and chair to enjoy sun. If there is only couple of other guest breakfast is served to table, otherwise there is buffet table, and is pretty good. Staff were nice and helpful. House is OLD, but renovated in old style. Location was excellent for us. The metro was close, and bus station was about 1 km away (15 minutes walk). From there you were able to take bus number 8 (2016 December) and go to differed beaches. We had bus/metro card which we bought from metro station, and for longer stay it was very good.

If modern,high rise hotels are not to your liking then this guest house is for you. The location is perfect: very easy to reach by the underground from the airport, walking distance to the Dubai museum, art galleries, the souks and the boats on the creek. The building is in the traditional style and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The centre of cultural understanding is also near by.

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 didn’t even last a weekend – and in the bathroom the shower curtain clings to you, water leaks out all over the floor soaking the bath mat and the grouting was peeing off the bath in a long snake-like strip. There was no room service or cleaning at all. The reason given was I was supposed to hand in my key to reception, only was not told this. Apparently there are no spare keys for the cleaners. Hard to believe. The very high price did not even include breakfast, but that was no loss. It was a super cheap -looking buffet.. The hotel is in a great location, but is no better than a 3-star and worth only half the price at best – I’d say $70 max - until the service is substantially upgraded. It is owned by the Arabian Courtyard Hotel just up the road which is a much better option. I've stayed there a few times and always liked it. But If you want something with an Arabic ambience, go next door to the beautiful XVA Hotel. Orient really needs to clean itself up. Until then, stay away. For the price, I feel hugely cheated.

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 etc and is about 200 mts away. We have stayed here before and it was just as good second time around.

Al Fahidi Street Dubai

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Dubai Museum and Grand Mosque
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet parking

Located in Bur Dubai, Orient Guest House is within a 5-minute walk of Dubai Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Grand Mosque. This 10-room guesthouse has conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free valet parking. In the historical district, it's also near BurJuman Mall and The Dubai Heritage Village.


Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


Orient Guest House's 10 air-conditioned rooms provide minibars, coffee makers, and free newspapers. 21-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and desks.

Property features

At Orient Guest House, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities. There's free valet parking, and an airport shuttle for AED 100 per person roundtrip. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this historic guesthouse include a fireplace in the lobby and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Mumtaz Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

82% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 186 reviews