The "Orient Star Khiva" is one of the most unusual hotels located in Central Asia. It is pleced right in the old monument, a madrassah (religious school) of Muhammad Amin Khan in the center of Khiva, and its inner fortress Ichan Kala. It was built in mid 19th century, and for almost 50 years over 250 students studied here. Guests are invited to enjoy the experienece of staying in the rooms which once where used by the school's teachers for lectures and its students for living and studying. The hotel has impressive decorations, a vast restaurant and bar onsite.
Nowadays, madrassah is functioning as a hotel and welcomes tourists from all over the world. The spirit of old times hovers in every corner of the hotel. Experts and amateurs of the history highly appreciate the unique structure of the building, which even in the hottest day preserves coolness. There is an eastern chayhana in the center of the specious and colored yard with beautiful decorations. In the evening, there will be late dinner on the roof of the chayhana. Restaurant of the hotel offers the meals of eastern and European cuisines.