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helpful staff, comfort of rooms, location of the hotel I was quite satisfied on the whole
I like the proximity of some businesses,transport availability,shops around and the breakfast and lunch were of good price. None for the meantime as I got value for money.
they gave us a room very early in the morning bad smell in the hall, unfriendly staff, congested area and bad breakfast. we had to pay 1/2 rate the room until 8 pm and since we left at 8.30 they wanted to charge all night!!!
There was a free transfer to the beach and it was in the centre of town, next to the souks, the creek, the shops and various restaurants. It was full of Russians who could not speak English and rarely smiled at us. Breakfast was not very nice, the milk and coffee were not nice and they served chips in the morning. There were only 2 choices of cerials and we could not have any as the milk was not nice. The free transfer to the beach was not well organized as ther were 2 small buses which were insufficient for the number of guests, so we had to stand and wait for an hour before the buses would return to pick us up. They had to do 2 runs every morning.
The general cleanliness of the room as well as the breskfast was very good. Room was kept neat and tidy through out my stay.... I believe the Hotel did more than meet my expectations..i have beeen to dubai before but never had a great experience like this time especially since i was accompanied by my wife and our two lovely children. Keep it up hotel staff and management.....i had no complains whatsoever...just compliments. Kindly consider providing an extra bed for families in the family room especially those who have two or more young children like we did. Thank You!
The location is very good if you want to shop in old city, particularly old souk and gold souk. The hotel keeps passports of all guests (even all family members) for the period of their stay as security of payment. This is in addition to getting pre-authorization of credit card. You do need passport to make payment by credit cards in some shops, particularly in Gold souk.
Very tidy and well presented room. Bed wonderfully comfortable.
silent and no disturb
The hotel has no parking space.
A good nights sleep!
Nice location I cant sleep smoke evty where No fresh air.
The courtesy and helpfulness of staff, spacious rooms with big beds. poor cleanliness in common areas (dirty tables etc), huge problems with wireless internet (not working in rooms), no facilities around the hotel, mediocre cuisine & breakfast. Music from the upper bars was loud during night. Finally, the general crowd found in the common areas could be characterised as "marginal", yet funny.
for night life no safety box in room ?!?!
I liked the English disco in the 10th floor The room service was not excellent, ordering a drink would take 25 minutes to arrive to my room
The see view cleanliness of the room, the staff, recieption
eveery thing is less than normal, old bulding no renovations at all
Value for money. Value for Whores :) Cleanliness of the room, take a UV light and explore the ocean of sexual fluids that spread on ur bed.
place in Dubai, smart service empty mini bar
I liked the receptionist people , scurty staff , all kichen staff , morning breakfast, and room servies was good as well, thank you very much Bathroom need hair drayer to dry our hair quickly
staffs were friendly and helpful
Nice old hotel in a very picturesque area of the city, very friendly staff, comfortable apartments with mini kitchen, all you need for a pleasant stay. very incapacious, small and uncomfortable shower cabin
What I really like was the airconditioning. Breakfast was not good
the kitchinate, the size of the room was big and comfortable they charged us extra money than what we were supposed to pay
The location was very good for walks nearby. Very quiet apart from the morning prayers! Lights in the bathroom poor! Pricing vis a vis facilities of hotel quite expensive!
The staff, esp the indian manager; the fresh simple breakfast; the room; the courtyard lack of a car park was a real nuisance
The people working there were friendly and helpful. They did not keep us waiting if we needed anything. The first night of our stay we got beautiful rooms that were simply but tastefully decorated. The last night we only needed a place to put our bags so we took the least expensive room which was small. The decoration was strange and inelegant. There was too much clutter on sink, ugly fake flowers & tissue box. There was no shower curtain in the bathroom. I would recommend a shower stall instead of the tub.most people these days prefer a shower and less water is used. Bed & wall decoration not of suitable for high end traveler, only for luggage. Needs to be simplified, which would cost almost nothing. Hotel does not have many rooms and therefore every room no matter how small should be a jewel!
My favorite thing about the hotel is the building itself, especially the courtyards--and the way they are decorated: simple, whimsical, and totally peaceful. The location is also fantastic--right next to the Creek.
You are right in the middle of the true Dubai area, with lot of restaurants, Souks and sights to visit. Fantastic to hear the calls to prayer. No alcoholic refreshments after a full day out in town, we had to go to another hotel for a drink.
The XVA is a jewel and a great "find" from my perspective. As first time visitors to Dubai we wanted to avoid being overpowered by the bustling growth and development for which Dubai is often noted. Additionally, we were ending a rather lengthy tour around south Asia. The term oasis certainly fit our bill. The predominantly vegetarian offerings of the in-house cafe provided refreshing and much needed sustenance to our inner being while the decor and ambiance soothed our travel weary outer beings. The terraces were perfect for soaking up the "chill" of winding down in brilliant "alfresco" fashion while our ears were blessed by the background audio soundtrack. If we'd stayed longer I could see this as the perfect place to initiate forays into sight seeing. Even without that intent being in Dubai's historical old town invited us to stroll its maze of walkways on warm, languid desert evenings. We look forward to visiting again. We weren't able to stay longer. As music lovers we couldn't access the hotels splendid playlist.
The staff were very helpful specially in the reception, when I reached the Hotel I was given a room in the 3rd Floor and due to the noise of the night clubs, I asked to have a quite room then I was immediately given a room in the 7th Floor. The Air Conditioning being too cold in the room and the control is unreachable since the control is outside of the rooms and locked. You have to call the operation to come and adjust the temp, despite that I could sleep but setting long time in the room you start become frosted.
I liked the location and the price. Very easy to get around and I did not have to pay too much to stay there.
very poor service in the hotel, no good break fast, I been try to use swimming pool they asked for money.
closed to the market receptionist co-operation specially the one which bird , barkink less and small in size, and not free, i brought with me my daugter but he charge me 100 dirham extra the reason says that i did not put her name while booking
Good location, rooms fairly large and mostly clean, good prices for dubai but more hostel than hotel standard. The nightclub in hotel is very noisy, car parking not reliable. Breakfast is useless.
Location Cleanliness and smell
It was in the old part of the city and enjoyed close access to gold souq and spice souq. And just enjoying a fresh juice on the sidewalk watching people. Breakfast was very basic
Staff amazingly helpful and friendly in organizing tours for sightseeing. Location excellent for walking to gold and spice souks. Tasty breakfasts with much variety.
when I arrived my room on booking was third floor.they wanted to give first floor was very bad to stay because is very niose until 4pm, after complian they give me second floor.I don't to advice any one to book this hotel. the first floor is disco place is one can sleep nice.
This place is a dive! Stay away from it. It's a brothel at best. This place is a dive! Stay away from it. It's a brothel at best.
Nothing the hotel was not comfort and cleane at all there was a lot of Cockroach in the room, and very lettel water from the shower it will take hours to finish your shower
The triple room was big. The smell of the room due to the carpet. the location, the hotel is located near underconstruction roads, that caused traffic, and no taxis would like to enter that area.
shopping it is located in the city and near Airport problem with the parking it is not at the hotel basement