In the mid 19th century a young Bek (nobleman) and successful merchant by name of Urganchi built for himself and his extended family a large residence in what today is known as the Old Town of Bukhara. On the completion of the building a big celebration was held and the Emir, also present, expressed his admiration for the original architecture and the intricacies of the ganch and wood work. He also, however, let be known that a house of such splendor really only befitted an Emir. Urganchi, well aware of the underlying message, swiftly answered: “Your highness, this house I did not build for my own purpose, all this beauty was erected in your honor, for you alone”, Emir much pleased. The Emir Akhad Khan, took off his coat and draped it around Urganchi’s shoulders, armors and jewelry and all, the sign at the highest distinction at that time and proclaimed: “From now on, “Hovli Poyon” was considered the lower estate where as the Ark - was the Upper residence, the palace of Emir. In 1998 - 2015 was made restoration in “Hovli Poyon” and rebuilt ancient view of the house.

The hotel “Hovli Poyon” is located at the heart of the old town of Bukhara and near by Gaukushon madrassah, 3 minuts walk from the Lyabi Hauz ensemble.
From its central location, travellers can easily explore on foot the monuments, museums, shops and historical sites.

We provide you with comfortable rooms, 1 single, 14 twin, 6 double, 1 triple, totally 22 rooms decorated with local ornaments. The “Hovli Poyon” itself evokes both a sense of history and culture. Our guest rooms are fully decorated with antiques as well as handicrafts made by today’s master artisans of Uzbekistan.

For your culinary delight, we prepare a variety of national specialties as well as national, european and vegetarian dishes.

“Hovli Poyon” offers guests comfortable accommodation at responsible prices with breakfast.



Hovli Poyon was one of the best accommodations to stay for us in Uzbekistan. Comfortable and cozy rooms, excellent breakfast and wonderful garden! Wi-Fi also was pretty good. We would recomment the hotel for middle budget travellers.
pavelkostyayev ( 14/07/2017 )

We very much enjoyed our stay. Our room was comfortable. The grounds are lovely. The history of the place is fascinating. The AC works great in the room. Staff was very nice and accommodating. Breakfast was very good. The wifi was fine (though it was out the first day of our stay). Good location between major sights of old town Bukhara. Highly recommend. We'd stay here again next time in Bukhara.
craigalin ( 7/07/20117 )

excellent hotel with a fantastic staff, expecially Alidjean, one of the managers! very clean room, excellent breakfast, perfect bathroom and nice location! wonderful garden who the guest can rest in the best peaceful way! love expecially the kindness of alidjean, one of the manager!
chiarabasso ( 15/05/2017 )

Very atmospheric hotel built in the 19th century and set around a vine covered courtyard with two floors of rooms. Room very comfortable with bamboo ceiling and good shower/bathroom. Eating breakfast in the courtyard in the cool morning air a treat
Malcolm D ( 11/05/2017 )

Close to the city center, this charming hotel offers wide and cosy rooms with wifi and A/C. The staff is charming and very helpful and the breakfast is delicious ! Definitely the place to go rest after travelling around the city !
Laure_R_Z ( 7/05/2017 )

A small hotel, situated in the old town, ina walking distance from most of the well know sight seeing monuments. They welcomed us with homemade tea and local nuts and fruits. Calm and quiet, with a nice internal garden, proper and clean to the bone! The owner Mr Akbar (french speaker) is a kind and gentle man ready to assist and help in any possible way. Rooms are clean, big and spatious, hot water all day. Excellent breakfast with local homemade delicasies. Highly recommended!
Vasso V ( 24/04/2017 )