Lonely Planet review
Located behind the old US embassy grounds, the Safir is better known for its subterranean Indian restaurant. But the three-star standard rooms in this long-running little hotel won’t disappoint and nor will the service.
Our independent authors have visited Safir Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Tehran.
Interesting places nearby
US Den of Espionage
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