This actually turned out to be one of my favourite hotels in Uzbekistan. The building was iconic, and while very much following the Soviet school of architecture, it's definitely an impressive place to stay - with a vast open foyer, enough marble to build a mausoleum, an indoor water feature and even an artist in residence. The reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful (nothing was ever a problem) and this hotel even comes with its own night club, for an authentically Uzbek vodka experience underneath a real 1970s glitterball. Everything worked in the perfectly clean room, the air conditioning was glacial, and there was the biggest mini bar I have ever seen (devoid of drinks, but extremely useful for storing your own water in). A very relaxing place to stay, particularly because there is far less bureaucracy involved compared to many other hotels in Uzbekistan. Recommended for those looking for something a bit different, and slightly more honest, than many of the boutique hotels in various phases of reconstruction that are breaking out everywhere over Bukhara at the moment.
- Also Known As:
- Palace Hotel Bukhara
- Bukhara Palace Hotel Uzbekistan, Asia