Located right next to the ornate Mausoleum of Amir Timur (Timurlane), known as 'Gur-e-Amir-Timur' this hotel is lovely it was hard to leave. Mostly due to the lovely family who run the place, it felt like home right away. Excellent service and wonderful assistance with any queries or needs, the breakfast buffet was delicious and the outside 'tapchans' in the yard were the perfect place to relax and debrief the day over watermelon in the evening. It is a lovely 10-15 min walk to Registan and there are wonderful places to eat and shop nearby. Samarkand was made all the more 'ghand' / sweet due to our stay at Dilshoda.
Nice folks and a good price, relative to the place. The breakfast was pretty good. However, the entire place was...dull and tired. The room was rather bleak, dark, way too hot and the single bed not so comfortable. I went out for the evening and upon return at 11 ish I found the front gate door locked. Didn't get any info about this. I had to bang loudly on the door for a few minutes to have someone open it. An ok place for an overnight stay. Good location though.
We travelled to Samarkand to celebrate our 6th anniversary. We stayed in this quaint little place for almost a week. Located right next to Gur-e-Amir (Timor’s mausoleum) one might think that this place is noisy. However, it was far from it. It was quiet and beautiful with a perfectly manicured park for a stroll in n front of the mausoleum right outside the BnB and loads of selfie sites, that is if you are into taking a lot of selfies with beautiful backgrounds. For us though, it was perfect for a quiet evening stroll or enjoying a hot cup of tea or coffee while we watched the world pass by, children with their parents, teenagers in love, high school students and college students enjoying the sun. It was a quick jaunt from all the amazing restaurants and the Samarkand University right across the road. Now to the BnB: Although some might find the rooms to be small we had absolutely no issues with them. Being smokers, we preferred the ground floor for easy outdoor accessibility, which made us bump into the staff every time, and believe it or not they always have us a kind, gentle and warm smile. The staff goes above and beyond to help their guests and they can speak and understand English well enough to communicate without a second thought. We consulted the staff regularly on visiting sites and restaurants. On one occasion we were lucky to have the owner around who recommended Urgut Bazor visit for authentic Uzbeki textiles. The staff also helped us with the cab and gave us an idea of the cost that we were looking at for day trips. It was because of the staff that we were able to visit Shakhrisabz - the birth place of Timor and UNESCO World Heritage site - another quaint town a few hours from Samarkand. The food was sumptuous and wonderful and honestly, we could not do justice to the amount they served. Some might find the rooms to be basic and small, but hey we were more than happy with it. They were clean and tidy and well kept with all the basic facilities like heater (which used to run 24x7), hot water anytime of the day, air conditioning for those dry summer months (although we did not use it), and warm clean and comfortable bed with thick duvets and comforters. Definitely recommended for those of you who likes to relax yet feel free to roam about without having to think of all the extra comfort and inside the rooms that you pay for but won’t enjoy if you step out. If I go back to Samarkand again I am gonna book myself there again without a doubt. …
We had had a bad time elsewhere in Samarkand and enjoyed very much Dilshoda - thank you so much for letting us park our motorcycle in the courtyard. Although the rooms are compact the terrace and court yard gave great additional space. It was nice to be part of a family run enterprise.
The rooms are old fashioned (but there is airconditioning), which fits with the traditional coffee house they have on the inner courtyard. Most importantly, the staff is really friendly, and speaks sufficient English to point me to a nearby restaurant with an English menu. In my opinion it's hard to ask for much more for the price they're asking. The B&B should not be confused with the hotel by the same name, just one alley further. It seems to me that several photos that are included for the B&B are actually from the hotel.