Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa

Address: Al Fahidi Street, Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the 1 area of Dubai, is near Sundowner Dune dinner/Desert Safari, The Emirates Golf Club, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, and Talise Spa.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsArabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Dubai

    Reviewed by teacherintl

    Persian Beauty

    Reviewed Jul 2, 2014
    by (3 reviews) Seattle , United States Flag of United States

    Great service! The staff cannot be more helpful. Sy whisked our bags to the room on a magic carpet and proceeded to give us our "wishes." Then gave us directions to every place under the sun. Everyone was so nice. The rooms and décor are very Persian and so beautiful! The value can't be beat either.

    Sy the wonderful Bellhop
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    Arabian Courtyard Hotel
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    Iftar
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    Reviewed by mickle777

    Great Value

    Reviewed May 14, 2014
    by (1 review) , Australia Flag of Australia

    V nice clean and comfy room. Friendly staff. Close to Creek, Souk and short walk to Metro. Great view of Creek and old part of city. Electric kettle provided, fantastic. Fresh milk needed. Bottled water provided and fresh fruit much appreciated.

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    Reviewed by tanyaboyer

    Hotel

    Reviewed May 4, 2014
    by (10 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    The staff very friendly, room was nice

    View from our room
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    Reviewed by annepage

    Arabian Atmosphere

    Reviewed Jun 3, 2013
    by (1 review) Marietta, Georgia , United States Flag of United States

    So very tired after that 9 (or was it 10) hour flight from Houston! This was a very inviting and welcomed destination, overlooking the Dubai Museum.

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    Reviewed by boggle

    authentic pleasant place in old town

    Reviewed Nov 15, 2012
    by (1 review) Berlin , Germany Flag of Germany

    enjoyable stopover with good rooms, service, breakfast

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    Reviewed by thedicksons

    Excellent location

    Reviewed Aug 21, 2012
    by (2 reviews) Vancouver , Canada Flag of Canada

    My wife ad I visited the Hotel late August/12, just a day or two after Ramadan ended. The accommodations (Room 511) were very comfortable with a mini-bar, good bathroom, comfortable bed. Our room view overlooked the Dubai Museum right across the street, with Dubai Creek on the other side of it. We used the Hop-On Hop-Off bus for 2 days (24 hr pass) and its stop was right beside the Museum so, again, the location of our Hotel was just right. The old souk was a short walk away -- not much compared to Marrakesh or Istanbul or in Egyptian cities, but always worth a poke. Funny how you mention "Got a nice Rolex?" to a vendor and another guy at the end of the souk knows what you want before you get there! This Hotel is an affordable, clean place with so-so eateries but acceptable and good service.

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    Historical Traveler Reviews Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Dubai

    Good if your on a budget

    from

    the one way system that the hotel is on is a nightmare if you are driving there. the lobby is very normal business like hotel with small check in and cute glass lifts. the staff are quite helpful although its definately not 5 star service they were very sweet and give you complimentary drinks whilst you check in. the room itself was really great (and a bargain at around 80+tax from hotels.com) it was very big and clean and modern with nice arabic style deco. almost the same kind of standard as mina a salem but half the price. the only draw backs were the bathroom which was tiny! and the window that you couldn't open. breakfast was included and again wasn't 5 star but for the price we paid we were more than happy. the area itself is very near the creek, souks and lots of places to eat ,but if driving the traffic is a nightmare. we didn't use the pool but it seemed fine although very small. there was also a steam room. sauna etc which we didn't use but looked good. i personally would rather stay in Jumeriah area if i go back but if you are on a budget i would definately recommend this hotel.

    Loved it

    from

    My husband and I stayed here for 10 days at the end of April and we both absolutely loved this hotel. Firstly, the location was great - the bazaars are just around the corner, which was handy if we fancied a late night walk and a bite to eat. The museum is just opposite the hotel and the creek is a stone's throw away. I found I much preferred Bur Dubai to Deira or Jumeirah, Deira being far too busy and full of very insistent shopkeepers and Jumeirah is mostly under construction at the minute.

    We arrived very early in the morning and were allowed to check in much earlier than we were supposed to and all throughout our stay, we found the staff extremely helpful, caring and accommodating.

    The buffet breakfast in the morning was good, with a large variety. The room service was also reasonable with a wide selection. The rooms themselves were a good size, and always kept very clean. The pool area, although small, is quite nice, especially in the evenings when all the lights are on and the air is a little cooler. The decor in the hotel was nice too, with an Arabian feel to it.

    I would highly recommend this hotel as it is reasonably priced but you get excellent service and a great location to boot. I would definitely stay here again and as we were leaving, we were told that the hotel has just won an award for being in the top three best 4 star hotels in the Middle East so many congrats to them!

    Loved Dubai

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    Stayed at this hotel for 1 week and had the most amazing time ever. Hotel is beutifull and could not find a fault - nice arabian style decor and a beutifull view of the old fort from the window. Hotel staff are excellent and nothing is too much trouble for them. To make this trip amazing I would reccomend the following:

    A few evening drinks at the Irish Villiage followed by dinner at the Italian restaurant there - the pizzas are amazing and the restaurant is outdoors where you can smoke Shisha and have a few beers.

    Dessert Saffari - the quad bikes at the hut are a must do

    Evening Cruise - nice musice and good food with stunning views of dubai

    Dinner at Mina al Saalam - there is a Indian restuarnt there with good food and stunning views where you can eat outdoors

    During the day there is lots to see or you can relax on the beach and swin in the crystal clear waters

    Good hotel in a fantastic location

    from

    We have just returned after 3 nights here on the way back from Australia and could not find any fault with this hotel and is probably better that some so called 5 star hotels around the world. The hotel decor and rooms were immaculate and the staff were always friendly and helpful. There was plenty of choice for breakfast and although we didn't eat in the hotel the service in the bar was good. Location was excellent. After going on a tour of the beach area we were glad not to be staying there as it really does resemble a building site and given that this hotel was a third of the average price of the beach hotels. There is plenty within walking distance - Museum, the creek, plenty of shops and souks in the area. We would definately stop here again!

    Executive???

    from

    We got from Dubai a few weeks ago. We paid for an exceutive room (this included a separate check in lounge, a separate breakfast, and cocktails in the evenings. This sounded all very special but were very disappointed with the so called 'executive' service. First of all, breakfast was served in a small breakfast lounge which when busy we had to queue for a table - not something you want first thing in the morning!! Secondly, the food was average. There was no sign or offer of omelette/fried eggs and accepted this is not included in the breakfast until we overheard another guest talking about how long he had to wait for his omelette - half an hour!! Food was not readily replenished and sometimes had to wait ages before this happened.We stayed for 9 days and only got up for breakfast about 5 times - It just wasn't worth getting up for!!!

    Cocktails - Cocktails were served in the evening. There were also some canapes; 2-3 small plates which when finished were replenished EVENTUALLY!

    Location - Was ideal for us, only minutes away from the creek, Burjaman Centre,Meena Bazaar.

    Rooms - Were small but clean, although it would have been nice if we had a balcony.

    Overall, staff were friendly, pleasant communal areas, however i did not feel we got value for money and would not return to the Arabian Courtyard Hotel.

    A great Arabian Experiance

    from

    Me and my partner stayed 10 nights at the Arabian Courtyard and to be honest we were very impressed with the service we recieved throughout our stay, the staff are very friendly and are always willing to help, the rooms were very clean and maintained throughout the stay. We were made very welcome here and i would definately recommend staying here its definately worth it.

    Great Hotel

    from

    Stayed in this hotel for 4 nights and it was a very pleasurable stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. As we arrived we was greeted with fruit juice and without delay we was checked in.

    The hotel was clean and tidy and room service was excellent. The breakfast was everything you could wish for and hospitality was excellent.

    The hotel is in a good location - easy access to all attractions. There is plenty of local shops nearby where we picked up some good bargains on electronics.

    Overall - was well impressed - only one downfall- the travel assistance desk wasnt very helpful and not always there but other hotel staff made up for it!

    Fantastic Hotel

    from

    Stayed here on business and I was extremely impressed!

    The staff were very polite and extremely helpful and were always willing to help!

    I asked and got an upgrade to a suite, which was a beautiful bedroom and living room with microwave and tea making facility.

    It is in a great position, not only for business but for tourism also, with great shops a very short walk away!

    I would certainly recommend this hotel and would hope that it would continue to maintan the very high standards it has reached in the short time it has been open.

    Good Value & Great Location

    from

    We picked this hotel because of it's location and value for money and weren't disappointed with either. Our stay wasn't without problems but was overall very good.

    When we arrived the hotel did not have our reservation despite the fact i'd emailed a request just the week before. Apparently this happened because we booked last August at a time when the hotel switched from manual reservations and they seem to have lost our booking. Not an ideal start to our holiday but these things happen, at least they had a room available!

    We were on a room only basis and i strongly advise this if you get a good rate. We tried the hotel breakfast one morning and it was a fairly decent buffet, nothing out of the ordinary but very reasonable. We gave Basta Art Cafe a try (across the road) and decided we'd take breakfast there every morning instead. Can't rave enough about this place - friendly staff, great menu (fresh juices, smoothies, etc and an excellent choice of delicious, homemade food) all set in a beautiful courtyard. I read a guide book review stating "There aren't enough places like this in Dubai." - couldn't have said it better myself!

    The hotel bar (an 'English Style' Pub) put you in mind of the Rover's Return so it wasn't a regular stop for us but staff were very friendly and they offer several good drinks promotions/happy hours. Mumtaz Mahal was the best dining experience we had at this hotel and i would even recommend a visit if you're staying elsewhere. Friday night they have a live indian band and dancers and though i didn't understand a word they were singing, i thoroughly enjoyed it. Food here was excellent too but i guess an indian restaurant packed full of indians dining, that speaks for itself.

    The rooms are not large but comfortable and well decorated. We chose a deluxe room which is basically the same as the standard room but with a great Museum view. The rooms were cleaned daily to a reasonable standard but lacking in the finishing touches - one day you'd get a bottle of water each, another day one between two, another none at all! Toiletries seemed to be replenished very sporadically too. The bathroom was ok, not glamorous, but always plenty of hot water and a decent power shower over the bath. What i did like about the rooms was that they had tried to give an Arabic feel with the dark wood furniture, etc and i find this much preferable to the standard 'could be anywhere in the world' type hotel room. I also though the fact that the air-con and all the lighting could be adjusted from your bedside was a thoughful touch.

    The pool area was very disappointing, we tried it once and decided we'd use the beach transfer instead. There's no pool bar or pool attendant so hygiene is lacking (dead flies and hairs floating around the pool!) and you have to hunt someone down if you want a drink. The beach transfer (to Jumeirah Beach Park) is free you just need to book with the concierge a day before so no problems there.

    The location is excellent if you want to visit the creek, museum, old dubai, Burjuman, etc and is very central so everywhere else is just a short taxi ride away. To sum it up this is not one of the best hotels in Dubai but has pleasant, friendly staff, nice decor and is in a good location. I'd be happy to stay here again.

    High marks for arabian courtyard hotel

    from

    with my daughter and grandaughter, i stayed at this central dubai hotel on our way back from new zealand. we were very happy with the service, and friendliness of staff. i upgraded to the executive floor rooms as a treat, which offered seperate dining, bar etc, and was very relaxing after the heat outside. the rooms are not overlarge, but from a front facing room, one can see the sea in the distance, plus views of the creek with the dhows passing along. this hotel is central for the city, the fort, creek, and souks.

    would be happy to stay again.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Arabian Courtyard Hotel & Spa Dubai

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding
     

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    Hotel next to Dubai Museum
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    Sy the wonderful Bellhop
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    The Arabian Courtyard
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    Standard room at the Arabian Courtyard
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    View from our room
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