Reasons to Visit
Crumbing archaeological ruins, imposing Islamic monuments and stark Soviet buildings sit alongside one another in Uzbekistan, a constant reminder of the nation’s chequered and indeed lengthy history.
Uzbekistan is a Muslim country, but there is a distinctly Russian influence as well. Mosques and local dress contribute to the Central Asian feel, while at night the vodka flows in the local restaurants.
Uzbekistan's history is dominated by five conquerors, including Alexander the Great and the unstoppable Genghis Khan. Islam took root, slowly, and Soviet rule dominated, oppressively.
The bazaars and markets of Uzbekistan are vibrant, raucous and exciting, with the national pastime of haggling employed with great vigour. Start low and enjoy the banter!
The names of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand inspire today the same excitement and allure as they have done to Silk Road travellers for hundreds of years.
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With Audley, where you stay is very much part of the experience. Wherever possible we try to track down characterful accommodation. We regularly inspect the accommodation we use, updating our knowledge on existing properties and researching new alternatives
Here we feature some of our most interesting properties, although we recommend and use many others to suit all budgets and tastes.
Situated 50 metres away from the West gate of the Ichon Qala, Hotel Malika is the best hotel in town. Its rooms are simple and comfortable, and surround an indoor courtyard.
Hotel Malika Prima is ideally located close to Gur Amir, the resting place of Tamerlane. It is a small hotel with just 22 rooms and has great views from its rooftop terrace.
Minzifa is a beautiful boutique hotel, situated to the south of the Lyabi Hauz pond. All of its rooms are en suite and the hotel has a small restaurant and an ayvan - Uzbek colonnaded terrace.
One of the best located properties in Bukhara, the Zargaron Hotel offers comfortable beds, good food and its roof-top bar has lovely views over parts of the old town.
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