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Orient Star Hotel (Khiva Madrasah), Khiva

Orient Star Hotel (Khiva Madrasah)

Our rating: Superior | Property style: Boutique Hotel

Contained inside the 19th century Mukhamed Aminkhan Madrassah, the Orient Star enjoys a faultless location within the walls of Ichan Qala, the medieval citadel in the heart of Khiva. Only a short walk from the city's mosques, madrassas, palaces and hammams, the building used to be the biggest operational madrassah of the city and held up to 250 students. The traditional building now features 60 simply decorated but comfortable and clean en suite rooms. Once cells of the students who studied here, each room is a historical and architectural adventure. The restaurant and bar, situated in another madrasah next to the hotel, offers Uzbek meals and local wine.

Orient Star Hotel (Khiva Madrasah)

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Malika Kheivak Hotel, Khiva

The Malika Kheivak, formerly known as the Lolita Hotel, was bought and fully renovated in 2008 by the reputable Malika Hotel Chain. Enjoying a faultless location within the walls of Ichan Qala, the medieval citadel in the heart of Khiva, and next to the Islam Khoja Minaret, the hotel is only a short walk from the city's mosques, madrassas, palaces and hammams. Built in traditional local style, the hotel features 22 ensuite rooms simply decorated but well-equipped with satellite TV, fridge and air conditioning. The restaurant and bar offer Uzbek meals and good local wine.

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Malika Khorezm Hotel, Khiva

Part of the reputable Malika Hotels chain, the Malika Khorezm Hotel enjoys a convenient location 200 meters from the ancient Itchan Kala fortress, near its northern Bogcha-Darvaza gate. Built in traditional Uzbek style, it features 32 spacious, simply furnished rooms with modern en suite bathrooms and equipped with a minibar, satellite TV and air-conditioning. The hotel also has a bar and a restaurant serving authentic Khorezmian cuisine such as Gumma and Pilav.

Tours Featuring Khiva

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Classic Uzbekistan

Our most popular route covers all the highlights of this Central Asian crown jewel. Be taken on a historical journey from medieval Khiva, to the Silk Road centres of Bukhara and Samarkand and the present-day capital
10 days from £2,350
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Complete Uzbekistan

For those with an interest in what the country has to offer beyond the glamourous draws of the Silk Road cities, this itinerary combines its highlights with a look at Uzbekistan's more recent past and present
14 days from £3,090
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Classic Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan

One for the history buffs, this itinerary focuses on the rich past of two of the countries. Expect a lot of ancient buildings, ruined cities and antique relics from the Silk Road, the Bronze and Medieval ages and beyond
11 days from £3,190
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Classic Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan

This itinerary offers the perfect harmony between Uzbekistan's rich collection of historical architecture and Kyrgyzstan's untouched, natural beauty; providing superior examples of what the region is renowned for
14 days from £3,295
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Classic Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & Kazakhstan

The 15-day trip explores three of Central Asia’s most alluring countries and their most emblematic cities, towns and landscapes, providing a mixture of cultural, historical and natural insights and attractions
15 days from £2,490