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Orient Star Khiva Hotel

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Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Orient Star is located in an old Madrasa inside the old, historic city. We were there in the off-season, so after the sun went down most of the tourists left the historic town and we were able to wander all on our own. The hotel building was charming and quaint. I would have given it an excellent rating, but... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this hotel in October this year, when it was already cold. Our room was very cold and we didn't see heating anywhere, luckily the receptionist brought us a small but efficient heater and, as we had a suite, we moved to a room with a heater installed in it already (the first room didn't have it), so... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was originally hesitant about this place as the reviews were very mixed. But as I entered through the west gate, my jaws just dropped. I was even more astounded that the monument in front of me was my hotel! Originally an old madrasa now converted to a hotel, everything is just spellbinding. You really get a feel of what... More 

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Auckland
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

This converted madrassa is an atmospheric place to stay and a wonderful introduction if it is your first stop in Uzbekistan. We had a room on the first floor which overlooked the old city on one side, on the other side we were almost able to touch the turquoise tiled Kalta Minar. Breakfast in the adjourning madrassa was fine, wifi... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Staying at the old madressa-turned-into-a-hotel was a treat. The staff are so welcoming, polite and accommodating. The workmanship of the entrance foyer and the breakfast room is stunning. All in all, a great experience.

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Muenster, Germany
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

There are hotels with more luxury and brighter rooms in Khiva, no doubt. But if you look for something extraordinary which can't be found anywhere else this is your place. They do have a lot of bus tourists, they are not always friendly at the reception. But once you are in your room with mud and clay walls and round... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Located in a former Madrassa, the Orient Star is a very attractive place to stay. The location is great too as it is just inside the main gate to the Ichan Kala. You have to understand that the rooms are the original cells from the Madrassa so they are fairly spartan but this is a significant part of the charm.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the hotel and were already blown away by the impressive entrance to this former Medrese. Reception staff were friendly and helpful. Our room was upstairs, one of the converted former study rooms, very small but stylish, especially the parts that had remained in original conditions. Everything else in the room was quite disappointing. The water tap was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This was an incredible opportunity to stay inside a former madrassa and was the best hotel we'd stayed in in the whole of Uzbekistan, without a doubt. The rooms used to be where the students stayed and were accordingly small but perfectly adequate. The door from the outside looked as if it was original with lovely carvings and iron hinges... More 

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This lovely old Madrassa is well worth staying in despite the lack of amenities. It's just sad that more effort isn't made to make it a truly nice experience rather than just depending on the setting. My room on the second floor ( try and avoid 2nd floor, the staircase is very low and very narrow, extremely hard to get... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hotel <> Khiva is located in Ichan-Kala (<> of Khiva) and occupies a building of former madrassah of Moukhammed Amin Khan, which was built in the middle of the 19th century (1851 - 1853). It is the biggest madrassah of the city where up to 250 students resided and studied till the beginning of the 20th century. Nowadays former cells of the students accommodate the tourists. The spirit of past times reigns over every nook of the hotel. The connoisseurs, as well as amateurs of ancient history and architecture may appreciate this hotel at its true value once they take a closer look at it: coolness during the hot period of time thanks to its unique structure lets the guests of the hotel stay inside with no need in air conditioning. The hotel offers 78 rooms. The room facilities are: a bath room, a mini-bar, a telephone, and an air-conditioning system. The following services are at the guests' disposal: a souvenir shop, an exchange office, a bar, a tea house. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Orient Star Khiva Hotel

Address: Pakhlavan Makhmud Street 1, Khiva 220900, Uzbekistan
Region: Uzbekistan > Xorazm Province > Khiva
Price Range: €86 - €119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orient Star Khiva Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 78
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“See note above”
 of 5 bubbles GryGrlNomad, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you travel in the winter time, make sure heating works in your room.”
 of 5 bubbles magdazuza, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The narrow, low staircase to the 1st floor is a minor inconvenience for enjoying the beautiful old city views.”
 of 5 bubbles zambrosia, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms open towards the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles NN_in_Toronto, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The stairs are extremely steep so ask for a ground floor room if that is an issue”
 of 5 bubbles philipsK7729PY, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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