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Orient Star Khiva Hotel
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

This hotel is within the old town of Khiva, set in an old Madrasa, where the former student's rooms were transformed into 61 hotel rooms. This is certainly an exceptional setting, all rooms facing a beautiful inner courtyard. However, this setting also means that ethe rooms have no real windows, light comes in through some littles holes on both sides of the room. Rooms are clean and bathroom is done nicely. Beds not terrible, but we have slept better in Uzbekistan

Breakfast included and set in another madrasa, which had its inner courtyard modified to a restaurant. Also nice setting - breakfast itself a bit over Uzbek standards. No wifi.

The staff is friendly but a bit disengaged, the explanation for the lack of warm water one morning was: you have to let it run for 10. min...

In general this hotel caters to tour groups mainly, which could explain the little care towards individual travellers

If you wanna spend a night in a historical place, book it, if you don't care about things like that I guess other hotels, like the Malika options are also a good choice.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Paul F
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

Staying at the Hotel Orient Star Khiva just adds to the experience of visiting Khiva. There is something special about staying in an old medrassah. The rooms are basic, as might be expected, but still nice and clean. The staff was very nice. And the location couldn't be better. It was a special experience to wake up in the morning and look at the sun rising on Khiva. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this place to others.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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2  Thank magassouba
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Reviewed September 8, 2011

Excellent for everything!!.Clean room,friendly staff,great breakfast

  • Stayed: September 2011
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1  Thank Stefano7676
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Reviewed June 15, 2011

There is something rather atmospheric about the thought of staying in a traditional madrasa, and the architecture in itself is rather a big draw. The modern restoration has perhaps been a little clinical, but it is still very pleasant. The rooms are in the old students' rooms, so a little poky, but that's all part of the historical experience. The rooms themselves are well appointed, with TV with international English news channels. They also have excellent air-conditioning, which is a real life-saver: the door to our room faced West, and the temperature gradient stepping through it was astonishing. Oh, and to cap it all, it's right inside the old city!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Bielding
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Reviewed June 5, 2011

Located just hundred meters from the main city gate in an old madrassah in two stores around a large inner yard. Its minaret, Kalta Minor,was supossed to be the tallest in Central Asia but reaches only aprxm 30 meters, it was planned to stretch its top 70 meters into the sky, but the founder died before it was finished and nobody had the means to finish the work.
Some 60 rooms, all equipped with TV, A/C and bathrooms. Though the hotel states it, minibar/fridge is not available in all rooms.
The level of information from the reception is somewhat "soviet style", if you don´t ask, they don´t tell. The hotel runs its own large restaurant just outside the premises in an other old madrassah. It is open for breakfast, but otherwise only if enough people request their evening meals. It is apparantly not possible to make such a request through the reception, as they seemingly don´t care much. There is an underground tearoom in the middle of the inner yard, which is open/closed much in the same way as the restaurant.
This said, the building and the rooms are very nice and everything is kept impeccable clean by a large flock of housemaids. Being the largest hotel complex inside the walls, it attracts a lot of group travel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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