Metres from Metro Mellat.
Metres from Metro Mellat.
Reliable. That pretty much sums up the Iranshahr, where the rooms are reliably clean and the service is reliably well-disposed. Solid.
Quiet place with helpful, engaging service but worn, overpriced rooms and squat toilets. Long-discussed renovation can’t come soon enough.
Set around a small courtyard away from the noise of Amir Kabir St, this 22-room place is one of the best deals in the area for its price, friendly managers and location above a very local chaykhaneh (teahouse)...
Large rooms, larger bathrooms but little atmosphere; ask for a room away from the road.
The basic rooms here have a basin inside and are marginally more spacious than the hotel’s neighbours, though front rooms are still very noisy. There’s not much English. Bathrooms are shared.
A recent facelift has transformed the Mashad into a good-value, well-located midrange option. Rooms are smallish but attractively furnished, and those on the 4th floor and above have some views into the old US Embassy compound. Service is so so.
The Amir is a modern business hotel with 70 reasonably sized, clean rooms boasting wood-panelling, soft beds and satellite TV. Service is professional and prompt, and the foyer coffee shop serves real coffee! In-room internet is planned.
The Melal’s luxurious apartments are a taste of how the wealthy live in Tehran...
This modern-looking 69-room hotel is popular with business visitors for its stylish, well-fitted rooms (free wi-fi internet throughout) and well-trained staff to go with facilities including gym, Jacuzzi and pool.
Right in the heart of Tehran, the spacious, comfortable, well-maintained and quiet rooms in the Atlas’s main building (out the back away from the street) are excellent value...
If you don’t mind a bit of peeling paint and a walk to the bathroom, this no-frills place set around a courtyard is welcoming, quiet and good value. The manager speaks some English...
Style? Ahm, no. The Parasto is as no-frills as it gets but the rooms are spotlessly clean and staff welcoming, making it a reliable lower-midrange choice. There is also a reasonably priced restaurant.
The Shiraz offers clean, compact but comfortable and well-equipped rooms with double-glazing to keep out the noise. Good value; shame about the hectic location.
White leather couches might not be your thing, but the Raamtin’s 50 spacious rooms are otherwise very well-equipped. There’s free wi-fi internet, DVD players and double-glazing, which keeps out the noise of Tehran’s main commercial strip...
The small, recently renovated rooms are clean and the welcome is friendly enough. Toilets are squats and some rooms don’t have bathrooms.
Rooms at the back are best.
In a lane beside the big Bank Melli, the modern rooms here are quiet, clean and have fridge, fan and pokey bathroom. It’s conveniently located and fair value.
The rooms and shared bathrooms are tiny, but the mainly helpful management have long made it the choice for those on the tightest budgets. There’s only one shower, however, and front rooms are horrendously noisy.
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.
The Ferdossi is the best midrange choice in this part of Tehran. The whole place has recently been renovated, there’s professional service and facilities, and the quiet, spacious rooms are fairly priced...
Former Sheraton that’s almost, but not quite, worth it for the Saturday Night Fever flashbacks. Tired, overpriced rooms, though all have free internet.
If ever there was a hotel whose atmosphere revolved around one man, this is it...
The Hyatt in its previous life; location in far north Tehran is a long way from anywhere except the International Trade Fair Ground.
The ex-InterContinental is ideally located and rooms have fine views.
If you fancy ’50s-era bakelite telephones, a manual switchboard, decades-old furnishings and the bohemian Cafe Naderi downstairs, read on...