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This appealing midrange option has small but fully equipped modern rooms with golden bedcovers, towels and BBC World TV. Staff are very helpful and the lobby coffee shop makes a pleasantly low-key meeting point.
Rooms are fair value if somewhat less attractive than you’d expect from the rather upmarket entrance.
Bandar-e Anzali’s most appealing hotel, the Ancient Golsang , is a 1912 brick building in the form of stepped triangle. Paint is chipping off the antique wooden-framedwindows, but rooms are clean and have bathrooms...
Comfortable and central above a good restaurant, the Apadana’s rooms are fully equipped, though the wallpaper is starting to look a little tatty and water pressure can be rather low in the upper rooms...
Kaleybar’s cheapest option has six rooms, mostly stuffed with four or five comfy beds sharing one shower and toilet...
At this inviting midrange hotel, each floor has a different, gently appealing style of decor with modernist lamps on the 3rd floor and a more opulent period look on the 4th...
The are sheets on aging mattresses and there’s no lift. It’s named after the citadel nearby, not Noah.
The vivid yellow-and-brown colour scheme clashes with the pink towels in the renovated rooms with bathrooms. Many cheaper mosaferkhanehs nearby will refuse to take foreigners.
The Ateshgah Suites , where six concrete box-rooms with bathroom and unfinished kitchenette are carpeted and have blankets but no beds.
A fine, central option with consistently friendly service and unpretentious but regularly renovated rooms with excellent hot showers and towels. Double-glazing reduces traffic noise.
The mirror-tiled lobby and restaurant offer a dazzlingly garish festival of Las Vegas kitsch while corridors test out the full palate of pastel colours...
Brighter and cleaner than most mosaferkhanehs , rooms here are fairly small but five of the 12 have double beds, unusual at this price range.
Of a few lakeside ‘resorts’, the most upmarket is stylishly modern Bari , where water is deep enough for floating. Boat rides cost from IR80,000. It’s eerily lonely and atmospheric on a stormy winter’s day.
If arriving from Azerbaijan walk directly south (150m) from the border post to find Hakim Nezami St for midrange accommodation, such as this hotel with an English-speaking manager and relatively pleasant rooms (with ...
The standard rooms have fridge, BBC World on TV and floral pseudo-silk fabrics, but the bathrooms are very outdated...
Caravan Hotel is an once-attractive but now slightly ragged building with high ceilings. Readers report spotting wildlife in the shared bathrooms.
Well-kept if basic rooms with fridge and TV share separate bathrooms up steps marked ‘Drawing Room’. Some rooms are windowless...
Partial redecoration has failed to rid the Dariush of its 1970’s atmosphere, typified by the Blue Peter DIY look of the corridor ceilings...
Once considered Ardabil’s best, the Darya now feels empty and forlorn. Despite some cracks in the walls it’s clean enough, if lacking any real style.
This friendly family guesthouse has well-tended rooms in a sensibly graded variety of qualities...
Pleasant, central and quiet, the nearly smart rooms have minibar, plastic-wooden wall-cladding and only limited wear and tear. There’s birdsong and a banana palm in the welcoming foyer.
Great free maps are available to guests at the comfortable if outwardly very 1970s hotel, two minutes’ walk west of the bus terminal.
This international-standard hotel, 6km south of town, sits beside an attractive mountain-backed lake where you can rent jet skis.
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