Hotels & Accommodation
You can spend the night on a tapchan, the elevated wooden
seating area mostly set under vines and stars, on felts
with the whole family crowded around the campfire or at
a 5 Star hotel with chilled swimming pool drinking Margharitas
after hiking through the Pamirs for a week. Any of these
options may well become the most fascinatnig memories.
Central Asia's accommodation is certainly a challenge
even for the most experienced traveller. The common post-Soviet
hotels are mostly steeply over-priced and sometimes ghastly
serviced. On the other side family stays at very tarditional
houses have become available throughout most of the region
and small and reasonably furbished guesthouses have popped
up in the places attracting the majority of the visitors.
Your choice remains largely a matter of recommendation
and availability which is sometimes hard to co-ordinate,
since apart from the top-end hotels no option has a reception
in a westen sense, and bookings at some more exotic or
set apart hotels are subject of somebody physically going
there and making sure that there actually IS a room.
Apart from high season the individual traveller can easily
travel through most of Uzbekistans well-developed guest-house
system without advance hotel booking, Almaty has become
easy to book although prices through an agent may be far
lower and Turkmenistan remains the heaven for sun-seekers
thriving for insanely well-priced 5 Star accommodation.
We appologise while most of our hotel-pages are currently
still under construction. In the meantime please contact
us for recommendations or proceed to the Turkmenistan