Karimkhan Hotel

Top choice in Shiraz

This centrally located hotel with its stained-glass windows casting lozenges of light across the foyer in a modern take on an ancient theme is a characterful choice in a city with few outstanding hotels. The rooms don't quite live up to the promise of the lobby and are made dark by the same stained-glass motifs – but this is a minor criticism. Breakfast is served in its sister hotel a few paces along the road.