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 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!
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 staff, esp the indian manager; the fresh simple breakfast; the room; the courtyard
lack of a car park was a real nuisance
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.
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!
With a stay at XVA Art Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Dubai, within a 10-minute walk of Dubai Museum and Grand Mosque. Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Dubai? This hotel has 1076 square feet (100 square meters) of space consisting of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.