The national airline "Uzbekiston Havo Yullari" connects major cities of the country with the capital.
One of the largest hotels in Samarkand, formerly known as President Hotel, it was built by Germans in early 90s immediately after collapse of USSR when Uzbekistan declared its independence. The hotel is very impressive from the outside, looks very modern with glass lifts going up inside the building that is built around vast square shape atrium. The lobby and atrium are quite spacious and nice.
This hotel would probably suit best for a business traveler since it is just a large business style hotel with a lack of atmosphere. The rooms are clean and very generic with no personality.
Even still, it's probably one of several places to stay in Samarkand, but don't expect too much. This hotel is located in heart of Samarkand, near the Tamerlane statue and not very far from The Opera House and Registan. The location is central for Samarkand, but there are not so many attractions around apart from historical sites.
Inside the hotel looks like a cruise ship with the rooms located in the semicircle until 7th floor. There are 166 rooms in total at this hotel. The rooms are simple, small, stuffy and without reliable air conditioning, with satellite TV& mini bar. Rooms are clean and the beds quite comfortable. But wifi is rather lousy (but this is a general problems for Samarkand). Room facilities include air conditioning, TVs with satellite channels, mini-bars, safe boxes, etc.
VIP luxurious apartments are decorated in Spanish style and include living rooms, meeting-rooms, two bedrooms and two bathrooms equipped with Jacuzzi and Charcot's douche.
The equipment in the gym is tiny, more suited for a small home gym.
Staff is polite and friendly. The breakfast is fine; the food is buffet style, nothing exquisite, not much variety. Two hotel restaurants specialize on European and Uzbek style dishes that can accommodate up to 240 persons.
Average hotel, but we would recommend to stay in more authentic to the country hotels.
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