I truly enjoyed my time at Ahmedia Guest House. I was there for about six nights in early November and I was so impressed with the beauty of the place and the graciousness of the staff. It is an old building that has been carefully restored. The wood doors, ceilings and furniture are lovely. The place is much prettier, even, then one can see in the photos. Must see it in person. They staff were so nice and very quick to assist me with any request. I highly recommend this place. The location is also terrific. The metro stop (Al Ras) is just about a block away (much closer then many hotels to metro stops in other parts of Dubai). The neighborhood in Deira is really great - feels very safe and lively. Not nearly as touristy as other parts of the city. Feels like a family neighborhood. I will definitely stay at Ahmedia Guest House next time I travel to the UAE. Can't wait!
1. Really unique experience in the midst of a historical complex. The place was easy to find (taxi drivers didnt know the place but know the bastakiya complex) and within a short distance to the metro. Walking to distance to museum, old soux and to take abra ride.
2. The staffs are great.
3. Breakfast is plenty and customized (make the order the night before).
4. Room was nice. I was concerned that the guest house given its style would compromise in its comfort. Turned out the bed is decent for sleeping (not marriot soft but good for sleeping), bath is good with plenty toilettries. No problemo.
Choose room overlooking creek. Great views watching loading of Dhows and boats going up and down creek day and night. Surprisingly quiet given hotel on main road. Facilities excellent given hotel quite old compared to others. Easy walk to souks and cross creek terminal. Excellent location.
Interesting hotel located in the center of Deira. Room was very spacious. Bed was big and comfortable. Airconditioning was very cold when needed which was good because it can get inferno hot outside. Hotel staff was very friendly, helpful and all spoke english. There are not one but two night clubs occupying the lower floors and the sound is unbelieably high. Stay only on the 4-5th floors or you will never get any sleep. I stayed on the 5th floor and never heard a noise. Taxis are near impossible to get from 12-3PM. Great shopping right outside hotel. Nassar square is about a block down from hotel and it is extremely busy 24-7. I would stay again if I stayed in Deira again. Go to Jumeira market, mall of the Emirates(you can snow ski inside mall), Dubai museum, and sailboat looking building and have dinner at the top floor restaurant. Food is good, views are spectacular and the prices are reasonable.
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