Orient Guest House
Great access to the creek and souks. Excellent food no more than 50 metres from Hotel. We had a problem on 2 out of 3 nights on Air conditioning that in Dubai is an issue. Staff were resposive if not terribly effective in resolving the issue.
Nice hotel close to the old town
Good but transfer diriver could not find where it is
Cute guest house walking distance to Dubai museum
This is a cute guest house with kind staff and an excellent location. We were around the corner from Dubai museum, Dubai creek and Al Fahidi metro station. It's part of the heritage village and right next door to an excellent middle eastern restaurant. I am so happy we stayed there. Breakfast was not very good and also wifi was not always reliable in the rooms themselves.
A lovely place to stay
We only stayed for one night, the room was traditional and very comfortable and we had a great night's sleep. There is a lovely quiet internal courtyard where breakfast was served. The location was within easy walking distance of the Metro and for exploring the souks. We would thoroughly recommend for people wanting to get away from the busy areas of Dubai. Wonderfully friendly staff would definitely recommend this guesthouse.
Great location for history
The location is difficult to find, as you cannot drive to the hotel. If you have a car, you must go to the Courtyard Hotel and then they dive your car to drop you off near the Orient hotel and you have to carry your bags several hundred meters to the hotel. To get your car, had to let the staff know and then walk back out to the street in 10 to 20 minutes for them to bring the car to you. The staff worked hard to make this process work, but it took time and was a difficult task to get to your car. Therefore, if you are driving, I would not recommend this location.
However, if not driving and the taxi knows where to drop you, then if all you are doing is seeing the Dubai Museum and the creek area, then this location is great, and it gives you the feel of older Dubai.
Our room was on the second floor, which except for having to traverse a tight stairs, I would recommend, as the windows were nice to have. The sleeping area was small and not fancy and only had room for one suitcase for a double room. The bathroom was sufficient and newer. We were there when it was cooler and rainy, so we could make the room comfortable, but during the heat it may be difficult to cool the room and the bathroom would likely be very hot and humid. The room was generally clean but dusty behind the bed.
The main reason to stay are for the the courtyard and rooftop areas, as they are very nice and a break from the busy city around you. Also, you can walk to the main historical sites
great place... quiet and handy to things
we enjoyed our stay. It is set in a lovely and interesting part of the city