Best Luxury 5 Star Hotels in Samarkand

Silk Road Samarkand Eternal City

Samarkand is often referred to as the jewel of the Silk Road due to its impressive gleaming architecture and rich cultural heritage spanning over 2,000 years.

If you’re planning a trip to Samarkand and want to spend your trip in style then splashing out on the best luxury accommodation is a great way to create unforgettable memories.

This article is your guide to the top luxury 5 star hotels in Samarkand. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or on business, we share information and our reviews of the top luxury hotels in the city.

We’ve been to all of the hotels on the list both for pleasure and work and will share our favorites in this guide.

Samarkand Tilla-Kari Madrasa Golden Interior
Tilla-Kari Madrasa’s Golden Interior

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Best Luxury Hotels in Samarkand: Quick Answer

The right hotel for you will depend on how close you want to be to the city center.

There are two main areas for luxury hotels in Samarkand:

  • Samarkand City Center is home to a number of excellent 5 star and 4 star hotels with a range of facilities including swimming pools and spas. Skip to this section
  • Silk Road Samarkand is a new luxury resort which is just a 20 minute drive from the center. It includes eight 4 or 5 star hotels all overlooking a 2km canal and model Uzbek city. The hotels offer world class facilities, restaurants and activities. Skip to this section

Continue reading for the top 4 and 5 star hotels or read our article about the best areas to stay in Samarkand.

Luxury Hotels in Samarkand City Center

Mövenpick Hotel in Samarkand
Samarkand’s New 5 Star Mövenpick Hotel

The best luxury hotels in Samarkand City Center are:

Or check all 4 and 5 star hotels in and around the city center.

Luxury Hotels in Samarkand Silk Road

Silk Road Samarkand Evening View
Silk Road Samarkand Evening View

For tourist wanting the very best hotel experiences, Silk Road Samarkand is a resort of 4 and 5 star hotels. The best hotels in this area are:

Or check out all of the 4 and 5 star hotels in the Silk Road resort.

Read on for descriptions and reviews of each hotel.

Best 4 & 5 Star Hotels in Samarkand City Center

Staying in or at least very close to the city center of Samarkand allows you easy access to the city’s majestic tourist attractions such as the Registan and the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis.

If you’re short on time and want to see many of Samarkand’s places to visit then staying in the city center is your best bet. Samarkand’s city center is very pedestrian friendly and many attractions can be visited by foot.

Hilton Garden Inn Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hilton Hotel in Samarkand
Samarkand’s Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton hotels need no introduction and this particular Hilton is very reasonably priced considering its reputation and facilities. It has a gym, a spa, and one of the nicest indoor pools in Samarkand.

It’s located just outside of the main city but is only a 10 minute drive to the Shah-i-Zinda and Bibi-Khanym Mosque. Conveniently it’s also just a 10 minute drive from Samarkand airport.

An excellent chain hotel that fully meets the expectations of Hilton. Friendly staff, perfect room cleaning, ATMs on the ground floor, silence in the room. The suite was very spacious. The hotel has a restaurant with excellent cuisine” – Read more reviews…

  • Facilities: Indoor pool, family rooms, bar, restaurant
  • Dining options: Giotto restaurant, lobby cafe and bar, Khan Ahmad Restaurant nearby
  • Rating: 8.8

Zarafshon Parkside Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Zarafshon Parkside Hotel
Zarafshon Hotel Entrance

Zarafshon Parkside is lesser known but one of the most popular luxury hotels in Samarkand. Its beautiful building, garden and outdoor pool make this hotel stand out from the others.

From personal experience, the staff are not only friendly but genuinely interested in speaking to you. It’s a very beautiful hotel but manages to feeldown-to-Earth and authentic.

This is a lovely hotel. It feels brand new, located in an old mansion from the Soviet era. The rooms are beautiful, as are the public facilities in the hotel. It’s in a great location, near the beautiful main boulevard of the city and about a 15-20 minute walk from the main sights of Samarkand.” – Read more reviews

  • Facilities: Swimming Pool, ‘Fabulous’ Breakfast, Family Rooms, Fitness Center
  • Distance to the Registan: 2 km

Continental Hotel Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Continental Hotel Samarkand
Continental Hotel in Samarkand

The Continental Hotel is one of the most upmarket hotels in downtown Samarkand and looks especially beautiful at night.

It’s an excellent choice for families looking for a high quality hotel close to the sights of Samarkand for a very reasonable price. It has an indoor swimming pool and sauna which is also child-friendly.

The hotel scores poorly on WiFi but I personally had no issues when using my laptop for work there.

We loved our stay at the Continental. Staff members were very helpful and kind from the reception staff to cleaning staff everyone one great! Our room has to be the biggest room we have ever stayed in.” – Read all reviews…

  • Facilities: Swimming Pool, Large Rooms, Family Rooms, Sauna and Spa
  • Distance to the Registan: 1.3 km

Mövenpick Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Opened in 2022, the Mövenpick is a relatively new hotel. The only 5 star hotel to be located inside the city center, it offers excellent facilities such as indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa, and gym.

Hotel reviews are somewhat mixed, largely due to concerns over value for money as it’s certainly not cheap. However if you’re looking for a 5 star hotel with excellent buffet breakfast and proximity to the city’s attractions then the Mövenpick is certainly worth a look.

Beautiful hotel in a cool location” – Read more reviews

  • Facilities: Indoor pool, outdoor pool, restaurant, lobby cafe and bar, sauna
  • Distance to the Registan: 1.3 km

Best 4 & 5 Star Hotels in Silk Road Samarkand

Silk Road Samarkand is a holiday resort boasting 8 unique luxury hotels, all rated 4 or 5 stars.

Nestled along a picturesque 2km canal, these hotels offer world-class amenities, including numerous spas, wellness centers, swimming pools, and gyms. You can a diverse culinary landscape at the resort’s numerous restaurants, cafes, and bars, offering a wide array of cuisine types.

I was fortunate enough to spend a week at the resort during the UNWTO event in October 2023, allowing me to get to know the area quite well.

At the heart of this extraordinary resort lies the ‘Eternal City,’ an 11-hectare masterpiece that vividly recreates Uzbek traditions and history.

Silk Road Samarkand ‘Eternal City’ Gallery

Regency Amir Temur Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Regency Amir Temur Samarkand
Regency Amir Temur Hotel in Samarkand

The Regency is the highest rated 5 star hotel in Samarkand and is known to be the best luxury hotel in the city.

Boasting 2 swimming pools, 4 restaurants, a business center, a spa and a gym, it offers the best facilities of all the Silk Road resort hotels.

Concierge Akhmal and the staff at the breakfast buffet would go above and beyond to make your stay helpful. I have not seen or observed this level of effort to please the guest, probably ever. For me this set the gold standard of service and spoiled me to a point where other 5 stars will leave me unsatisfied.” Read more reviews…

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FAQs

Can Unmarried Couples Stay Together in Hotels?

In the past, Uzbekistan’s laws used to forbid unmarried couples from sharing a hotel room. While this rule may not have been strictly applied to foreign visitors, it was definitely enforced on Uzbek citizens. Nevertheless, starting from January 5th, 2019, unmarried couples can stay together in hotel rooms, and these previous restrictions have been lifted.

If you’re planning a trip to Samarkand read our complete guide to travel in Uzbekistan.

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