Must-see hotels in Persian Gulf

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    Toranj Marine Hotel

    Iran's first (and only) over-water hotel, the Toranj is one of Kish’s best resorts. The 100 bungalows are built on stilts and come with the requisite…

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    Ecotourism Hotel

    Smack dab in the heart of Kong's old town, this well-run guesthouse is an opportunity to stay in a traditional home brimful of local charm. Rooms are…

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    Mrs Fattahi’s House

    This pleasing homestay is in Shibderaz village, a short stroll from the beach where turtles lay their eggs between April and July. Bedding is laid out in…

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    Mr Amini’s House

    Esmael Amini and his family welcome travellers into their attractive home in Tabl near the Harra Sea Forest and are great hosts. Bedding is laid out on…

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    Atilar Hotel

    The professionally run Atilar is a great place to drop anchor in the centre. Expect efficient service, spacious rooms, excellent bedding, sparkling…

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    Shayan Hotel

    When it opened as the shah’s beachfront casino-hotel in 1973, this was the most glamorous shack on the gulf. It hasn’t changed much, and the angular…

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    Hormoz Hotel

    Distinctly unimpressive for the price, this hulk near the seafront isn't quite the five-star heavyweight it thinks it is, but the rooms have the requisite…

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    Dariush Grand Hotel

    This Achaemenid-inspired monument in marble is often described as Iran’s best hotel, though its Vegas-style ostentation won’t please everyone. Rooms are…

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    Naz Hotel 2

    Secreted at the end of Haleh Alley, off Imam Khomeini St (and therefore quiet), this discreet number is a solid middle-of-the-road option with efficient…

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    Alvand 2

    Opened in early 2017, this impeccably maintained hotel has a flashy lobby and carpeted rooms that are far classier than you usually get for this price in…

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    Golden Beach Hotel

    Right on an appealing beach (with a women's section) about 15km southwest of Qeshm Town, this low-key but well-kept resort with a family atmosphere is a…

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    Hotel Darya

    Set back from 17 Shahrivar St behind a car park, the Darya is probably the pick of the town’s budget places. Though they don’t live up to the promise of…

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    Geopark Hotel

    Conveniently located near the centre and the jetty, this old favourite has been given a thorough makeover and now flaunts bright rooms with scrupulously…

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    Jam-e-Jam Kish Hotel

    An attractive, low-slung building in a quiet area, Jam-e-Jam is one of Kish’s best-value hotels. There’s no great luxury involved and some of the…

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    Maryam Sorinet Hotel

    This genteel hotel with a boutique feel has an atmosphere and class of its own, partly engendered by the plush interior and top-quality restaurant. Retire…

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    Diplomat Hotel

    Overlooking the gulf, this white building is 1.8km west of town down a lonely side road. The clean rooms have sea views and bathrooms with Western toilets…