Orient Star Khiva

Khiva, Uzbekistan

At a Glance

  • History lovers rejoice – this hotel is built from an actual madrasah!
  • Compact rooms are relatively well-refurbished and have historical relevance
  • Great location at the heart of the old city

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Uzbekistan has an extreme continental climate with hot summers, cool winters and relatively low levels of rainfall. During the summer temperatures may reach as high as 45°C, whereas during the winter it can plummet down to zero. As such, Uzbekistan is good to visit between the more temperate months between October and April.

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Description

Housed within a madrasah, The Orient Star Khiva caters well to those seeking the local experience. The hotel is well-furnished and decorated to retain the primary objective of comfort whilst its central location allows easy exploration of the city.

Few hotels deliver a taste of local life as the Orient Star Khiva, which is housed in an actual madrasah, the Muhammad Aminkha madrasah. The rooms are refurbished from cells that used to house madrasah students, offering a slight glimpse of their lives when you stay at the hotel. Rooms are relatively well-furnished for the best available in Khiva, with basic amenities like air-conditioning, a TV with satellite channels, private bathrooms with a bath.  A restaurant and open-air café is available at the hotel as well.
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Accommodation

The rooms, albeit compact due to their previous purpose of housing students, is functional and comfortable. Decorated with local colours and art, the main amenities of a hotel room remain: a flat-screen TV with international channel selections, the cosy bed and other furniture, a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a bath.

Facilities

The hotel has a garden for a nice little stroll. A kitchen is available for all guests to partake in their meal or whip something up with local ingredients.

Activities

Walking tours to explore the city on foot by an experienced local guide can be organized.

Experiences

  • Afrosiab & Ulugbek Observatory

    Uncover the most valuable artefacts in the Afrosiab Archaeological Site & Museum, as well as the astronomical history of medieval Uzbekistan in Ulugbek Observatory. Also visit St. Daniel's Tomb and a paper centre in Samarkand.

  • Ayaz Kala & Toprak Fortresses

    Today, you will make day trip to the ancient fortresses of Toprak and Ayaz Kala.

  • Bukhara: Highlights of the Museum City

    Discover the twin symbols of the city, Lyabi-Khauz Complex and the Poi-Kalyan Complex. You will also visit Chashma Ayub Shrine, Magoki Attari, Kosh Madrassah and Chor Minor before finishing with a traditional Bukhara costume exhibition.

  • Bukhara: Second Time's a Charm

    A further look into Bukhara to unravel the Citadel Ark, the Samanids Mausoleum, the Bolo-Khauz Mosque and the local bazaars.

  • Chimgan & Charvak Escapade

    Take a break from the bustling historic cities for the charming Uzbekistani countryside, including the scenic Chimgan Mountains and Charvak Lake.

  • Chorsu Bazaar

    The historic Chorsu Bazaar, located at the main square of Tashkent, has been an important landmark for merchants and traders for over hundred years.

  • Fayzulla Khodjaev’s Home Museum

    Enjoy an insightful visit to the Fayzulla Khodjaev's House Museum.

  • Historical Tour of Khiva

    Step into the 8th century as you explore the madrassas, minarets and monuments of Khiva. Wander through the stone-paved alleys and visit the Tash-Khauli Palace and Kunya-Ark Fortress.

  • Imam Al-Bukhari Memorial Complex

    Today, you will visit the Imam Al-Bukhari Memorial Complex.

  • Jewels of Samarkand

    Explore the highlights of Samarkand including Siab Bazaar, Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and Gur-Emir Mausoleum. Step into Registan Square, one of the most iconic landmarks of the Silk Road.

  • Journey to Shakrisabz: Birthplace of Timurid Empire

    Often overlooked, the UNESCO site of Shakrisabz is home not only to Amir Temur Empire, but also a host of historic mausoleums, mosques and the famed Ak-Sarai Palace.

  • Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa Palace

    Get a glimpse of the royal life at Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa Palace.

  • Tashkent in a Nutshell

    Uncover the highlights of Uzbekistan’s capital, including the Khast Imam Square, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, Alisher Navoi Theatre Square, and the Museum of Applied Arts.

Holiday Ideas

  • Best of Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan

    Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Mary & Ashgabat

    from £3200 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • Insight into Turkmenistan, the world's most bizarre nation, and the eccentric Türkmenbasy cult
    • Fall in love with Ashgabat—Guiness World Record of city with the most white marble
    • Discover the legendary cities of Samarkand, Bukhara & Khiva in Uzbekistan
  • Essential Uzbekistan

    Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara & Samarkand

    from £2400 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • Dive deep into the heart of Silk Road, the most important trading revolution in history linking China to Europe
    • Let your 1001 Nights dreams come true in Khiva's winding alleys of mosques, minarets, madrasahs and mausoleums
    • Marvel at Registan Square in Samarkand, one of Silk Road's most stunning masterpiece of architecture

Location & directions

Khiva, Uzbekistan

Located in the heart of the historic city, it is close attractions such as Kuk Minor Minaret, which is just right beside it. The hotel is slightly less than an hour’s drive away from the airport.

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