I have not visited Kungrad (Kungirot is the new spelling) myself yet, so this is not a travel advice article yet. For now, it is just a placeholder to collect various bits of advice from other travelers, already published for your convenience.
I got moved on from the hotel is was planning to stay at next to the train station car park by the police after darkness saying there’s no tourist approved hotels in Kungrad and the closest one was some 41km away. He didn’t care that it was already dark, I had my onwards train ticket for Kazakhstan in the early hours of the morning or that it had snowed heavily to make the ride impossible.
Later the train police took me back to the very same hotel (has a sheep’s skull above the door) that the frost policeman had said if I stayed I’d be deported. Then later than night the young hotel manager/daughter of manager who speaks good English came to my room and demanded I give her my pearl necklace saying it’s customs in Uzbekistan to give a gift.
It’s not a place I’d want anyone else staying at…unless you’ve got a stomach for awful hotel owners, mice and sharing a room with a pregnant lady going through contractions.