According to Wikipedia, Bokhara was used in 19th century English, whereas Bukhara is the contemporary spelling. I'm moving the page then, as we have to name articles according to the most common English name. Please feel free to revert if you think it's not right. Ricardo (Rmx) 07:08, 29 March 2006 (EST)
I'm inclined to move it back, but asking for opinions first. I put it as Bokhara; that's the name I know from rug books and from living in Iran. However, the map on our Uzbekistan page has Buxoro and both the map at the utexas.edu map collection site and my National Geographic map have Bukhoro. Now I'm confused. Anyone else got comments? Pashley 10:28, 14 April 2006 (EDT)
The UNESCO World Heritage Site and Wikitravel:World cities with 100K population or more lists both use "Bukhara". Might as well keep that. Pashley 03:59, 7 June 2006 (EDT)
Hotel Amelia is located just near to the central part of Bukhara, Lyabi Hauz. It is a small family-run hotel which is a 19th century jewish merchant's house, but newly decorated. The hotel has only five rooms, which means it feels quite relaxed. Each room has air conditioning, TV, ensuite (very clean!) bathrooms, minibar, and traditional furnishings in Uzbek style. There is a lovely aivan (verandah) on which breakfast is served, and where you can sit and plan your day, or read, or just relax. The staff speak fluent English and can arrange lots of things, if that's what you want, such as car, air tickets, tours, guided walks in Bukhara, visits to the desert etc. Hotel Amelia charges USD25 single or USD40 double, with concessions in the off season, and this includes a huge breakfast.