Offering inner courtyard views, OPTIMIST in Samarkand features accommodations, a garden, and a shared lounge. Private parking is available on site at this recently renovated property. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen, and currency exchange for guests. The guest house provides guests with a terrace, garden views, a seating area, satellite flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and a private bathroom with walk-in shower and slippers. A microwave, a fridge, and stovetop are also featured, as well as a kettle. At the guest house, the units are fitted with bed linen and towels. À la carte and continental breakfast options with fresh pastries and fruit are available every morning at OPTIMIST. There is an on-site restaurant, coffee shop, and bar. Yoga classes and fitness classes are provided at the fitness room on site. For guests with children, the accommodation provides an indoor play area, outdoor play equipment, and a baby safety gate. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at OPTIMIST, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby. The nearest airport is Samarkand International, 5.6 miles from the guest house, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.7)

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Halal, American

Private Parking Available On Site


Availability

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Room Type
Number of guests
 
2 twin beds
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No credit card needed. All options are bookable without a credit card.

Property practices

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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
9.5
Facilities
8.7
Cleanliness
9.0
Comfort
8.7
Value for money
9.3
Location
8.7
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  • Robin
    Switzerland Switzerland
    Very welcoming owner, tea and kettle in the shared kitchen (we didn't cook), laundry (30k). Great nearby restaurant recommendations, 30 to 45 min walk to nearest sights
  • Dean
    Canada Canada
    From the very minute we arrived, we were welcomed warmly by the owner. That goes a long way. We did not use the kitchen but it looks fully-equipped. Close to amenities.
  • Daphne
    United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
    This hostel is being run by the very nice family of Mr Iskandar. He is so kind and thoughtful and really takes the extra mile to assist his guests. He voluntarily gave us a sample itinerary for both Samarqand and Panjakent and even offered to...

Hosted by Искандар

9.5
9.5
Host Review Score
Host Review Score

Искандар
OPTIMIST is the name of our hotel. You will live in a traditional, hospitable Uzbek family. Chess lovers can play with my grandchildren of 6, 8 and 10 years old prize winners of the World Championships, Asia and Uzbekistan. At your request, we will prepare national dishes. You have the opportunity to show your culinary skills. For this, you will be given all the opportunities. The owner has experience in tourism for over 20 years. We will be pleased to advise you on the best programs and routes for acquaintance not only with Samarkand but also practically with the whole of Uzbekistan. Mountain tourism. Our partner guide Viola organizes tours in the Tien Shan mountains of Uzbekistan. Through this link, my guests can see her photos of hikes with her husband and clients https://t.me/mount_uzb_today and contact her
OPTIMISTS make up the majority of travelers. Organizing trips to a picnic in the picturesque mountains, the recommendation of professional guides to the monuments, visiting various entertainment programs is not the whole range of our offers. Organization of special tours. Our partner professional guide Viola organizes tours in the Tien Shan mountains of Uzbekistan. Through this link, my guests can see her photos of hikes with her husband and clients https://t.me/mount_uzb_today and contact her
OPTIMISTS Welcome! Buses No. 1 and No. 7 go to us from the train station. Landmark restaurant Karimbek. If you have little luggage, you can take the tram to the Atlas station. From Atlas here to the Karimbek restaurant is 1.3 km. Along the way, you will see part of the city built during the Soviet era. If you decide to take a taxi, give the taxi driver my phone number and I will explain how to quickly bring you to the hotel. I recommend my guests to have a stomach feast - Having visited the restaurant "ULFATLAR" one of the excellent plov in Samarkand. The restaurant "GUSHT HOUSE" here you will try all the best meat in Samarkand. The cafe "MANTI MULION" near supermarket FAROVON - the best manti in Samarkand. Our staff will always tell you how to get to them. Using this route for visiting monuments, you will save your time and money - Gur Amir Mausoleum, Registan Square, Bibi Khonim Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ensemble Shahi Zinda, Hazrati Hyzr Mosque, Memorial I. Karimov, Ulugbek Observatory, Tomb of saint Daniel. The bus costs 2000 soms. Taxi cost in the city 10000 soms per person. Two, three, four people can negotiate for less. This is the East! Bargain in the store, in the bazaar, taxi!
Languages spoken: English,Farsi,Russian

Area info

Restaurants
3 Restaurants On Site

  • Каримбек
    • Cuisine
      Local • European
  • Флоренция
    • Cuisine
      Local • European
  • Истиклол
    • Cuisine
      Local • European

Amenities of OPTIMIST
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Private beach area
Bathroom
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
Bedroom
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Walk-in closet
  • Extra long beds (> 6.5 ft)
View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Garden view
  • View
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun deck
  • Private beach area
    Additional charge
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
    Additional charge
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Kitchen
  • Shared kitchen
  • High chair
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Dryer
  • Kitchenware
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Drying rack for clothing
  • Clothes rack
Activities
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Aerobics
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Archery
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
    Additional charge
  • Live music/Performance
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cooking class
    Additional charge
  • Tour or class about local culture
    Additional charge
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Movie nights
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bar crawls
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Beach
  • Badminton equipment
    Additional charge
  • Tennis equipment
    Additional charge
  • Water park
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Evening entertainment
    Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
    Additional charge
  • Mini golf
    Additional charge
  • Horseback riding
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Bowling
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Cycling
    Off-site
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Darts
    Additional charge
  • Ping-pong
    Additional charge
  • Pool table
    Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Game room
  • Fishing
    Additional chargeOff-site
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
  • Tennis court
    Additional chargeOff-site
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Sitting area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Laptop
  • Computer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Satellite channels
  • Fax
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Minibar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
Internet
Wired internet is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Private parking is available on site (reservation is needed) and costs $2 per day.
  • Valet parking
  • Parking garage
  • Accessible parking
Transportation
  • Public transit tickets
    Additional charge
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Lockers
  • Private check-in/out
  • Concierge
  • ATM on site
  • Baggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Strollers
  • Baby safety gates
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Indoor play area
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Baby safety gates
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Child safety socket covers
  • Babysitting/Child services
    Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
    Additional charge
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
    Additional charge
General
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Grocery deliveries
    Additional charge
  • Convenience store on site
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Mosquito net
  • Executive lounge access
  • Wake-up service
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Heating
  • Soundproof
  • Private entrance
  • Car rental
  • Packed lunches
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Hair/Beauty salon
  • Ironing facilities
  • Suit press
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
Accessibility
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Spa
  • Kids' pool
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Massage chair
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Foot bath
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Light therapy
  • Body wrap
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Hairstyling
  • Hair coloring
  • Haircut
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Hair treatments
  • Makeup services
  • Waxing services
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty services
  • Beach umbrellas
    Additional charge
  • Waterslide
  • Public Bath
    Additional charge
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
    Additional charge
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    Additional charge
  • Sauna
    Additional charge
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Farsi
  • Russian

House rules

OPTIMIST takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

From 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Check-out

From 12:00 AM to 12:00 PM

 

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 18 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Extra bed upon request
$8 per child, per night
Crib upon request
$5 per child, per night
4+ years
Extra bed upon request
$8 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Cash only

This property only accepts cash payments.


Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please inform OPTIMIST of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

Quiet hours are between 22:00:00 and 07:00:00.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

FAQs about OPTIMIST

  • OPTIMIST offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Playground
    • Pool table
    • Game room
    • Bowling
    • Ping-pong
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Mini golf
    • Darts
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Evening entertainment
    • Water park
    • Horseback riding
    • Happy hour
    • Bicycle rental
    • Bar crawls
    • Beauty services
    • Cooking class
    • Public Bath
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Tennis equipment
    • Live sports events (broadcast)
    • Beach
    • Movie nights
    • Badminton equipment
    • Tour or class about local culture
    • Facial treatments
    • Themed dinners
    • Waxing services
    • Archery
    • Makeup services
    • Live music/Performance
    • Hair treatments
    • Aerobics
    • Manicure
    • Pedicure
    • Haircut
    • Hair coloring
    • Hairstyling
    • Body treatments
    • Body scrub
    • Body wrap
    • Light therapy
    • Spa facilities
    • Steam room
    • Private beach area
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
    • Foot bath
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Massage chair
    • Fitness
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Yoga classes
    • Fitness classes

  • Check-in at OPTIMIST is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

  • Room options at OPTIMIST include:

    • Twin
    • Triple

  • Yes, OPTIMIST is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • OPTIMIST has 3 restaurants:

    • Флоренция
    • Истиклол
    • Каримбек

  • Guests staying at OPTIMIST can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.8).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Halal
    • American
    • À la carte

  • The prices at OPTIMIST may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • OPTIMIST is 1.3 miles from the center of Samarkand. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at OPTIMIST on this page.