Setar-e Kavir

Top choice boutique hotel in Garmsar

The Garmsar area's most luxurious accommodation offers six cosily comfortable mini-suites in a pseudo-historical architectural style but with full conveniences (shower, safe, wi-fi, kettle, rock-salt decor). There's a courtyard garden, small restaurant-teahouse in an ancient hammam building and a double windtower above the little gift shop. Yet the whole place is barely signed in a small Haji Abad lane.

Prices may change as the place is very new and management seems as yet uncertain what to charge.

Haji Abad is a small settlement on the westbound Mashhad–Tehran Hwy around 9km northeast of Garmsar. From the highway-side strip, take a small lane 400m north, turning beside the grocery shop labelled (in Latin script) 'Dehkadeh'. After the proud lone pine and elementary school turn left – the hotel is the second building on your right (no English sign).