This is where we thought we were staying on our first visit to Bukhara - a charmingly restored old house right in the heart of the Old City, just a few steps from the Lyabi-Khauz. We called in to see what we were missing -which added insult to injury - it looked lovely, the rooms were great, the iwan big and shady - and they were clearly were not heavily booked.
That was written in 2005 - the year of our first visit to Bukhara - when the Lyabi-Khauz was one of a very few inns or hotels built right inside the old city. Back then most tour groups stayed in one of the Soviet-era hotels in the modern city - by comparison, the newly-built Semurg where we stayed was a better option by far! By the time of our return in 2009, hotels were springing up all over the place in the old city, some completed, others still under construction. Some are setting out to emulate Western style, others are a pastiche of old Uzbek style - the Lyabi Khauz remains what it was when we first saw it - an authentic, traditional Bukhara mansion-turned- boutique- hotel and is all the more charming for that. We have still to stay there however - our second visit found us staying at the Salom Inn, owned by the operator of the tour company that handled all the details of our visit.
Really the best you'll find in Bukhara
I never chose a random hotel even for an overnight stay so after an extensive research i came up with only two hotels in Bukhara I liked and i decided on this one, because it was already recommended not only by travel agents but by travellers as well. Another good point was that it was one of the few hotels that i could book online in advance and it wasn't too expensive (50 euros for a DBL a night was ok). The staff was really considerate and helpful, as far as i could tell they even spoke Japanese! They have internet facilities, satellite tv, their included breakfast was the best we could hope for and as for the rooms they were decorated with local handcraft things and were spacious and very cosy. I was surprised to see quite a lot of elderly travellers there, but i think it speaks in favour of this hotel - it caters for backpackers and OAP alike.
Unique Quality: What I liked most about Lyabi Haus is that it's right in the middle of the old town which means it's ideally (repeat: IDEALLY) located to start your sightseeing from Lyabi Haus(it's an area with a pool, three madrassahs around it and some cafes), from there you can access all other sights on foot. The only drawback is - it's already in the pedestrian area so it might be difficult to drive to it, but still it's the best location you could think of.
Directions: Lyabi Haus area, in the sidestreet to the left of the pool and the madrassahs
In a Bathroom
it was sitting on the passenger seat of a left-hand drive from the until west to the east a while ago The left arm is crimson. Since hot water accumulated in the tub to some extent, the base (strawberry smel) of the hot spring of a cellular is put in, and it is to the inside of a tub.
Voice was raised to too much painfulness. The voice is alone lonely and the room of a twin was echoed.
We've found that other people looking for this hotel also know it by these names:
- Lyabi Hotel Bukhara
Address: N. Husainova #7, Bukhara, 705000, Uzbekistan
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