Grand Orzu Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGrand Orzu Hotel Tashkent
A bit more upmarket compared to most, has Free WIFI, nice pool area, restaurant & Bar. Rooms have ensuite, no matrimonial beds. Hotel has no credit card facility including restaurant and no money change. Staff are efficient. Door locks are crap to use.
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... contained everything from fake football shirts to mounds of cheese. A short walk north through the city’s old town (as in, not brand new – not a maze of ancient streets like Bukhara and Khiva) brought me to the main religious centre of Uzbekistan, Khast Imom. Here a modern mosque sits next to several beautiful medressas and mausoleums – as well as a library (unfortunately closed for the weekend) which is said to ...
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... on takeoff. There were ash trays in the armrests. Oh, and by the way, Air Kyrgyzstan is also on the blacklist of airlines banned in the European Union. Now isn't that a comforting factoid?
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Our Uzbek visa expires on the 19th, and we know we can extend it for a week at the airport. We'll wait till the last day if we have to.