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“Decent accommodation in a local 'Russian' style hotel”

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Hotel Grand Samarkand
Ranked #18 of 35 Hotels in Samarkand
Reviewed 24 June 2017

During our Uzbekistan tour we spent two nights at this hotel.This hotel and the hotel Grand Samarkand superior face each other. I had a big room with a big double bed on the ground floor with views of the internal courtyard- very quiet with all the amenities of a four star hotel. We had buffet breakfast for the first morning at the Grand Samarkand superior inside which was adequate with also an adequate service. I was impressed by this hotel beautiful outside lobby!...The second morning we had breakfast at our hotel in the open courtyard with again hot and cold items. Great wifi across the hotel. Being understood in English in hotels in Uzbekistan can be tricky. Overall a satisfactory stay in an impressive city!...

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room overlooking the internal courtyard
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We stayed here three nights in a third floor double. The room was quite comfortable although wifi was a little spotty. The building has lots of character including and interior atrium which is a great place for tea or after dinner drinks. Breakfasts are very good with a large selection. It appears there is a roof top pool or hot tub in the summer but it was not open yet in April. One word of caution ...there is no elevator so keep that in mind for room selection. We enjoyed our top floor room but it was a work out. They do help with luggage though. I liked this place.

Stayed: April 2017
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

The Hotel Grand Samarkand and the Hotel Grand Samarkand Superior are two sister hotels which face each other across the road in the Russian area. We stayed in the Hotel Grand and were pleasantly surprised. Rooms are a good size with twin beds, TV, settee, two armchairs, desk with chair, plenty of drawer space and a slim size wardrobe. Clean carpets and bedding. Smallish bathroom with shower over the rather high sided bath. Complementary bottled water but no coffee / tea making facilities. Settees and armchairs in the reception area. Small garden in the open air courtyard where it was pleasant to sit and have glass of wine and beer served by a very nice waiter. Very good breakfast.....eggs, meats, cheeses, salad items, variety of savoury and sweet pastries, fresh fruit incuding strawberries, cherries, kiwi fruit, apricots, bananas also selection of dried fruits and home made turkish delight type sweets. Selection of breads and cakes. Efficient, friendly and helpful staff in the breakfast room. There are no tables for two all the tables seat up to six people. However as we always ate as soon as the restaurant opened we always had a table to ourselves. Hotel used by tourist companies so restaurant could get busy for breakfast.
I popped over to look at the "Superior" version opposite which had a larger reception area with chandeliers but the courtyard was undercover and not as pleasant as where we stayed. The restaurant / breakfast room looked smaller than our one. Free Wifi but rather slow which seems to be the norm in most hotels. This did not in fact matter to us.
The draw back is that the hotel is not in the centre of the town although once you have done all the historic sites its rather nice to be in a quiet location.
A nice hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Samarkand is a good walking city and the Hotel Grand Samarkand is well located for this.
it doesn't live up to the 'grand' description, being small and intimate.
Make sure you get a room with an external window.
I paid a little extra and got a front room and it was well worth it.
The lack of a lift would be an issue for many people.
However, the staff are cheery and helpful, the position is quiet and Samarkand is definitely worth visiting. A lovely Russian style city overlaid on the original ancient one.

Room Tip: Go for a room at the front with a window facing the street.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Grand Samarkand is in the new part kf the city,but still with the good position. Staff is hospitable. Breakfasts are decent with wide selection. Even coffee, espresso, which is not so common in Uzbekistan is good. The only drawback is that majority of rooms are situated towards covered inner courtyard so that you cannot get fresh air.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Perfectly acceptable, clean and comfortable hotel with decent rooms. Wifi in rooms more reliable than in other parts of Uzbekistan. Reasonable buffet breakfasts, friendly staff. Located in a quiet side street - a 30-45 minute walk from the Register, Bibi Khanym Mosque etc

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The hotel is relatively small but comfortable with comfortable beds and pillows and the water is drinkable though I didn't try it. For Uzbekistan the food is surprisingly good. It is quite handy for the city centre

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: Bakhodir Yalangtush str. 38, Samarkand 140100, Uzbekistan
Region: Uzbekistan > Samarqand Province > Samarkand
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 35 Hotels in Samarkand
Price Range: $109 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grand Samarkand 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel is located in the center of the city near to the business part and not far from the sightseeing of the Old town. In 30 large elegantly decorated rooms in Europe style with the works of the uzbek artisants, Your guests may use the satellite TV, IDD telephone, mini-bar and well-equipment showers and bathrooms ( with hair- drier), individual air conditioner system. VIP quests may spend their rest in our comfortable luxurious rooms where they may sit in long winter nights near the fire-place. ... more   less 
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