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Hotel Malika Khievak  B&B
Hotels in Khiva

Malika Khievak Address: 10, Islam Khodja Str., Khiva city
Reference point: Ensemble Islam-Khodja

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3. I am fully satisfied. 59.7%
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Author: Ouranoupoli     From: Added: 28 August 2014
Rate: 4    Stayed here on: August 2014

Small hotel in old town

I stayed here for two nights. It's a small hotel in the centre of old town with modern decoration concerning the rooms and traditional concerning lobby and outdoor cafe-restaurant . The staff is helpful and polite and the restaurant provides a big selection of dishes from pizza to kebab.
Author: Kara_X_I     From: London, United Kingdom Added: 29 August 2014
Rate: 4    Stayed here on: August 2014

Quiet B&B in the Heart of the Old Town

In Khiva, we enjoyed three restful nights at Malika Kheivak. The staff were friendly and helpful and spoke very good English. The room was spotless, comfortable and quiet (surprising for its central location in between the Juma Mosque and Islam Khoja Madrassa). There is free, decent WIFI. There is also a small shop selling Suzani, silk scarves, crocheted slippers and other Uzbek souvenirs.

We booked a twin room for three nights. The room had two double beds, a single bed in a separate room and a private bathroom with good hot water. Both bedrooms were air conditioned. There was plenty of wardrobe space.

The breakfast was good – eggs, cheese, fruit, gummo (potato pastries), bread and a mountain of sweet breads and pastries (though they may have been especially for the Italian group that was staying), all washed down with green tea. Getting a coffee was more of a challenge. When it was available, it was served too hot and tasted scalded – stick with the tea, it’s more authentic, anyway. There is also a restaurant attached, which serves lunch and dinner.
Author: koolman3     From: Leeds, United Kingdom Added: 12 September 2014
Rate: 5    Stayed here on: August 2014

Great place to stay

This the Malika Kheivak hotel inside the old city (and not the Malika-Khiva hotel which is just outside the old city perimeter). Its a medium sized semi-traditional hotel based amongst the historic monuments with very friendly and helpful staff. The main guy at the reception speaks good English and will go to lengths to help out. The bedrooms are simple, clean and spacious with functional AC and mainly of wood construction. Bathroom is adequate with a over-bath shower. Note that Kiva water seems to taste of iron (not the hotel's fault, I guess). So always have bottled water handy to brush your teeth. Wi-fi works in the lobby and around corridors/balconies but is weak and lacking in upstair bedrooms. Also it kept going down in the evening whilst we were there and the receptionist had to restart the system. Breakfast was acceptable but not much choice. Things kept running out and were not replaced until staff were asked. Watch out for rugs in lobby and corridors over laminate flooring - these can be slippery and dangerous. The garden outside has a number of tables and 'char-poys' (?) which can be used for tea, dinner or just to relax. However, this area gets very busy in the evening. It seems they dont have enough staff to server dinner and there can be long waits.
Author: juliobsas     From: Buenos Aires, Argentina Added: 9 July 2014
Rate: 4    Stayed here on: June 2014

Reasonably good hotel in Khiva

Small hotel located in old Kihva, close to all main sights. The rooms were ok, but A/C did not work very well, which it's a problem if you are travelling in June. The staff was very friendly and helpful, they spoke a good English. The restaurant was quite good, one of the best I tried in Uzbekistan, which is clearly not famous for its food. The wireless worked ok.
Author: NastyaA     From: Москва, Россия Added: 26 May 2014
Rate: 4    Stayed here on: April 2014

Хороший отель в центре Хивы

Отель удобно расположен в центре Хивы, посреди достопримечательностей.
Оформлен в традиционном стиле, имеет достаточно просторные номера со всеми удобствами (ванная, кондиционер, телевизор и т д). Там же можно заказать экскурсии и купить сувениры. Всть уютный ресторан во дворе, каждый столик закрыт тентом, что очень удобно в жаркую погоду, еда вкусная, но по узбекским меркам дороже среднего.
Очень предупредительный персонал, готовый выполнить любую просьбу, кроме скидки на стоимость проживания:)
Все очень цивилизованно, заметили много иностранцев (в основном французов) среди постояльцев.
Author: tsms1     From: Arad, Israel Added: 11 June 2014
Rate: 4    Stayed here on: May 2014

very nice and ideall location

This review is for the hotel inside the walled city (there are two hotels with the same name - one is inside the walled city and one just outside the walls). ideally located in the center of the old city.
the hotel has a traditional style restaurant in its compound, with good service. We liked the Tap-Chan sitting style, very much. the room was very clean and spacious. the view from the window is great.
Author: Mamed_Askerov     From: Tashkent, Uzbekistan Added: 15 May 2014
Rate: 4    Stayed here on: September 2013

Good location

Considering that the hotel is inside a historical old fortress, it's the place to stay at. You exit the hotel and you are in the heart of Ichan-Kala, fortress that had seen the good and bad days of the Khoresm khanate for many centuries. Explore shops inside the old town, wander around, try local food (which is actually very good at hotel's outdoor terrace).
Author: addictivepsycho     From: York, United Kingdom Added: 9 May 2014
Rate: 3    Stayed here on: April 2014

A Good Choice, but room for improvement.

A nice hotel, and as many have said, ideally located for exploring this historic city. We arrived very late after a long flight from Moscow, and oddly our room didn't appear to be ready (this was at 23:30), and was hurridly prepared when we arrived, which was fine as it only took about 15mins - However it appeared that the bathroom had not been properly cleaned, and a bottle of bleach had been left on the bathtub by the cleaner - but I guess we all make mistakes! The beds were pretty dire to be honest, pretty flimsy and you can feel most of the mattress springs - certainly time for a new set of mattresses i think. It was nice to have a flat screen tv though, and the shower seemed hot with ok pressure throughout our stay.

I strongly recommend good earplugs as the hotel is made predominantly of wood and cladding, so every sound is echoed quite badly, especially people climbing stairs and shutting/locking the wooden doors. That said, it is a very quiet area at night, so if you have considerate neighbours, it's fine.

The staff are all very good, the receptionist on the front desk spoke excellent english and did a very good rate of exchange for Uzbek som, and was apologetic when I had to request him to ask some Russians who had just arrived to stop their children screaming and running about shouting and laughing for half an hour at 1am - not the hotel's fault, just some ignorant guests, but you usually get some everywhere!

Breakfast was a bit minimal and coffee is instant. The restaurant though serves relatively good food, and it's nice to sit on the benches outside to have tea or lunch. The hotel does a lot of catering for tour groups and we found one day we couldn't eat there (well - we could only have what appeared to be being served to the tour group!) - I suppose if they only have a small kitchen it's understandable, but with Uzbekistan gaining in popularity as a tourist destination, the hotel chain will need to up its game going forward to cater for all, not just lucrative tour groups.

Wifi was free, and generally worked well - it seemed to be down on our last night though.

As has been said previously - ideally located, everything is walkable within about 10mins max. Khiva is very small, and the 2 days we spent there allowed us more than enough time to see everything.

Overall a nice stay, just needs some work doing to bring it up to date a little.
Author: 1lifetotravel     From: Mumbai (Bombay), India Added: 2 April 2014
Rate: 5    Stayed here on: August 2013

Little choice in Khiva

Stayed one night in August 2013, traveling with a friend.

First, note that there are 2 hotels by the name Malika in Khiva. One is inside the walled city in a most central location, and the other is just outside the walled city. This review is for the hotel inside the walled city.

Second, as you may have already read, the hotels in Uzbekistan are quite basic and there is no such thing as a 5 star or 4 star property. This hotel gets 5 stars because I consider its location, as well as the traditional char-poy style restaurant in its compound, an advantage over other hotels in Khiva. Otherwise Malika Khiva is an okay property with good service.

What to watch out for: Breakfast is basic and disappointing (vegetarians are likely to go hungry!), limited plug points in the room to charge phones/ devices, and as other travelers mentioned, lack of water pressure in bathrooms.
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