- Reviews: 5353
SHARQ HOTEL: PLEASANT AND QUIET - TASHKENT
The Sharq Hotel advertises itself as a ‘boutique hotel’, but I just found this hotel a bit boring. Don’t get me wrong, a nice quiet hotel with great beds and a reasonable pool outside. It was decorated more on the ‘minimalist’ side and was modern and efficient. Just boring. My bedroom was very good sized and looked out over the swimming pool and courtyard at the back of the hotel. While I was here I had a chance to relax and have a few beers out there and some nice relaxing dips in the water. The bathroom was a little small but functional, but no bath, just a shower. The bed was very good and I definitely had a good night’s sleep.
Breakfast (included) was a cold buffet, but at least I had some ham and cheese to start my day. The staff were nice enough and I had a pleasant stay. For this sort of price you could find a better hotel. It is nice, it’s very secure (in the middle of several Consulates and quiet. It does the job, just not inspiring.
• Quiet hotel with 38 rooms (18 standard double, 10 single,4 single suites and 6 apartments
• Fully air-conditioned
• Located in a quiet neighbourhood within walking distance of a grocery store and restaurants
• Nice outdoor pool in a quiet garden, small gym
• Free Wi-Fi
• Restaurant and bar
• Flat-screen TV, mini-bar, air-conditioning, good beds, in room safe
• Private bathroom with toiletries, slippers and a hairdryer
• Breakfast is included in the room rate
- Reviews: 5353
ANTICA GUESTHOUSE: SIMPLY SUPERB IN SAMARKAND
Antica get an amazing amount of great reviews, and a few bad ones. The truth is that this is a nice place that is very ‘rustic’. By rustic I mean it’s older, a little dusty, but very nice. It is located within its own courtyard and gardens right behind the tomb of Tamerlane (Gur-Emir). In terms of quiet and peaceful – this is truly the quietest option possible in Samarkand. It is absolutely silent at night. The only 2 things that I felt let this place down is that they need new mattresses and the ‘garden’ is overgrown. The bathroom was a little musty, but modern. The rooms are reasonably sized and have full wooden doors you can close over the inner doors to keep the sun out and the air-conditioning in.
Breakfast is very nice and served in the garden. The staff are polite and if you do ask any questions they are happy to help. One of the great benefits is the huge roof area over the main building. I was able to dry clothes on their drying lines within an hour. The central Registan Square is an easy 7-10 minute walk. Restaurants and shops start about 3 minutes walk away.
A very relaxing stay.
• Amazingly quiet and tranquil self-contained gardens and courtyard
• 10 rooms: 7 double bedrooms with two single beds; 3 rooms with three single beds
• Air-conditioned, bath, shower, large fridge, TV
• Wi-Fi and Fax/ Internet at reception
• Restaurant, Laundry, places to dry clothes (quickly)
- Reviews: 5353
MINZIFA: PERFECTION IN BUKHARA
When my driver explained that I had to walk 5 minutes down a wide path to get to my hotel, I was a bit worried. It seemed a long walk from everything. When I finally arrived in the ornate courtyard – I knew that I had reached a very special hotel. It is an older wood-timbered structure that sits within a quiet courtyard in a very quiet residential area. No cars, no noise, just serenity. I was given a key to room 12, known as the ‘Bright Room’. When the door opened I literally said out loud “Wow!”. There are many times I say words about a room loudly, it’s almost never ‘wow’. This is a real wow. I have never stayed in a bedroom that is this ornate. It looks like the inside of an old palace. The beds were comfortable, the air-conditioning was remote controlled and the fridge was massive. If this was not enough, the rooms are all non-smoking and soundproofed. The TV even had some ‘adult’ channels.
The bathroom was modern and functional. It had a deep bathtub and was actually very large. Toiletries were ok and the mirrors were great. All in all everything was great.
The hotel serves a lavish breakfast in the courtyard. They also do something very smart. They place film over all open food so you don’t have to share your breakfast with anything that flies or crawls.
The staff were excellent and very helpful. I also had a good place to dry clothes. Throw in complete tranquillity and this place is worth the 10 minute walk to all the sights.
The hotel describes my room:
“The last room hotel was built as recently as 2010. It is located on the second floor next to the room number 11, where you can climb out of the patio on the spiral staircase. Its main difference - in the presence of a large window overlooking the residential area of the old city, as well as two narrow windows overlooking the historic madrassas "Eshoni Pier, located next to the hotel« Minzifa ».
It is quite spacious and bright room. The high ceiling made of wooden beams of a square shape with elegant carvings. More light add white wall room with arches, the bulk of which - lancet. All arches line the borders of carved Hantzsch with floral motifs. The two lancet arches are light, and behind headboards in 3-arched niches are made. In the side niches are table lamps, and in the central niche, towering over the neighboring, carved chest, which had kept the dishes, and now here are the painted clay whistles and antique metal dish with a wonderful coinage.
Two broad bed of wood handmade with orthopedic mattresses laid out the blue blankets from the Uzbek cotton fabric "adras, hand-made using natural dyes. Pillows, curtains on the windows are also made from the same cloth, and on the wooden floor spread out a large, modern carpet is blue, between the twin beds - with a short pile rug with a floral pattern.
Of furniture there is a small bedside table, benches, tables and chairs and wooden hanger in the style of the beginning of XX-th century.
In the bathroom are hinged wooden doors with carvings. Bathroom tiled brown color, with beige carpet and wooden ceilings.”
• A pristine, completely quiet hotel
• Highly ornate rooms that took 2 years to fully decorate
• Wonderful breakfast included
• Bar – beers are just $2
• 24 hour room service, lunch/dinner $12
• Can arrange packed meals
• They speak English, Russian, Spanish and French
• Sun terrace, bicycle rental, free security parking
• All individually decorated, please see the website for full photos
• Ai-conditioned, fridge, hair dryer, TV, phone, nice bathrooms
• Services: Airport/rail station pickup, Guide, Visa support, Tours
• Business Center, computer/internet, fax, photocopy
- Reviews: 5353
THE BEST ACCOMMODATION IN KHIVA: ORIENT STAR
The reason I say this is the best accommodation in Khiva is because of its value for money and location. Throw in the historical fact that it’s actually the 19th-century Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa and you have a ‘must stay’ location. It’s just inside the walls from the West Gate, where all transport arrives outside the walls of Khiva. You can get double room for less than $70 if you search Russian language websites and some of the ‘rooms’ are really apartments. My room and the room next door had a long hallway, reasonable and modern bathroom, middle room with desk and massive closet and a full size bedroom. I also had a massive double or even triple length balcony overlooking the ancient city. Magnificent. I was able to dry clothes on the balcony in less than an hour. Inside I had great air-conditioning and a good sized refrigerator and freezer to keep drinks cold. Once I settled I found that the city was all on my doorstep. (I stayed in room 235).
The interiors were nice and moistly stone. In fact the modern bathroom had a full stone floor and now I am thinking I would like one in my own house. The shower had plenty of hot water and pressure. The bath was quite good for a soak and for washing clothes. The toiletries were average, but who cares? The ‘room’ was awesome.
The Kuk Minor Minaret is right at the front entrance. This is arguably the most beautiful Minaret in Uzbekistan. Even the breakfast room was historical and magnificent. It’s in a massive arched room in another building and had a very good breakfast buffet. Everything was great. The only sort of drawbacks were the firm beds – not too bad, but firm and the low ceilings in the stairs. In fact the stairs are death defying sheer vertical tubes where you must hold onto the guard rails for dear life. Luggage needs to be taken up the stairs one at a time. Yep – it’s historical! The best rooms with the balconies are upstairs, but it’s worth the hassle of the stairs.
Make sure you ask for a room with a balcony overlooking the front entrance. This is the best set of rooms in the city. Also look for Russian language or Uzbek websites to book and save as much as 25% on the price. I used an Uzbek site, but have linked a Russian language website below. The hotel does not have its own website.
• Set inside the historic Mohammed Amin Khan Medressa, inside the walls
• 40 rooms (double and singles)
• Fantastic location for sightseeing and transport
• Apartment sized rooms with massive balconies
• Internet Access
• Restaurant, open-air cafe, bar and outside car parking (breakfast included)
• Air conditioning, large fridge
• Satellite television, Phone, Hairdryer
• Desk, large closets, balconies (by request)
- Reviews: 34
Antica: Family B&B
Samarkand has limited number of good B&B or budget places (in comparison to Bukhara). Antica's owner is nice, prices are OK, breakfasts are wealthy, a very good location and beautiful garden are main pros of this place.
- Reviews: 34
Book a place earlier!
We were travelling in October and were sure that there will be no problem with hotels. What a mistake we made! Wherever we stayed, we experienced that earlier booking is essential. It is due to organised trips - they book then all the rooms and there is a problem if you need to stay for a few days.
- Reviews: 34
K.Komil Bukhara Boutique Hotel: Best dining room ever
This hotel is incredible! Located a few minutes walking distance from the Lyabi Hauz in a beatiful 19th century house of rich man from Bukhara.
Very beautiful wooden carved door and a magnificent courtyard.
Rooms nice and well-equipped.
Dining room as it was 19th century. We were eating very very slowly :)
- Reviews: 11
There's a lady hanging around The Pool offering backpackers homestays. She took us to a nice centrally located house, where we were offered a huge room, no beds, but matrasses on the floor. $4 per person with registration.
- Reviews: 269
Dedeman Silk Road Hotel: Tashkent's Best?
At the end of my trip to Uzbekistan, I can safely say that Hotel Dedeman is probably the best in terms of quality in amenities and probably food. The rooms are comfortable, and standards are as high as you would get at any 4-star hotels in the West.
Litle touches like hairdryers, clean carpeting, comfortable mattresses and pillows, good air-conditioning, free highspeed Internet connection in the rooms, which we tend to take for granted are all available here. It also had the best breakfast buffet of all the accomodations I stayed in on my trip. It has different assortment of really good breads, cheese, meats, eggs cooked the way you want it, yoghurt, fruits and nuts. Even a small corner for "dieters".
Friendly staff , and a convenient exchange office on its premises. There is also a fitness and indoor pool as well.
-Comfortable, high-quality rooms
-Highspeed Internet connection (unique for a Tashkent hotel)
-Great breakfast spread
- Reviews: 2
Hotel Ali Tour: Taskent friendliest Hotel is „Ali Tour“
Taskent friendliest Hotel is „Ali Tour“. Directly after our arrival Ali gave us to drink and to eat. After our check-in we get more to eat an drink with the result that I had problems to get up the stairs and Ali couldn’t remember the next day that two tourist arrived. But that wasn’t a problem – the next evening we were invited again. We came as strangers and soon we felt like part of the family. Ali and also his stuff are very heartfelt!
- Reviews: 3944
Rustam & Zukhra Guesthouse: Rustam & Zukhra Guesthouse
This is just a very nice place run by a very nice family. Rustam is Zukhra's husband, he's a bit shy but his wife on the contrary is very happy and full of energy. They will be very nice to you.
Breakfast is included on the price. Usualy the price is for $15 us but you should ask if she can lower the price. If you're lucky you can have it for $10.
Rooms are big with TV private Bathroom, very clean, Air conditioner and heater for the winter.
- Reviews: 3944
Rovshan Hotel Tashkent: Rovshan Hotel Tashkent
This hotel is located near Shota Rostaveli which is a main street here in the city. This is a nice oportunity to have a place in european standards for also the normal european price. clean, small yard with flowers on the back part ofhotel. restaurant.
The price for a single room is $30us.
As I have no pic of the hotel i took a pic from their website without authorization, i think that if it is for advertising porpuse they dont mind.
- Reviews: 3944
Najiba Guest House Samarkand: Najiba Guest House Samarkand
This is a very family type bed and breakfast that exist all around Uzbekistan. For an affordable priec ou can stay in a clean place good consitions and stay with a local family that will take care of you as their own.
Nice price, from $15us, maybe you can get it for less than that, its a matter of deeling the price.
The rooms are small rooms all with private bathroom and fan for cooling system.
If you need food ask in advance and suggest you'll pay for it after as if they think you want to eat for free, they will say they have no more food.
- Reviews: 1149
House N° 52: Khiva Homestay
Go to the Islam Huja Mosque and ask for a place to sleep. An old woman will take you to a house (number 52) where you find lovely rooms. We had a big spacious room (spotless) with everything you need: clean sheets, big beds...
Extra room for us: dining room with attached bathroom (some minor problems with the hot water). For the food: see other tips
Very good value at 7.50 US$ per person per night (after negotiation)
- Reviews: 28
Quiet area. Very Pleasant staff. Lovely Breakfast and dining area. Clean – somewhat basic rooms.
Great location right next to the pool – courtyard area (labi-hauz) of the old city. Walking distance to all the old monuments and bazaar.
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