I agree with all previous comments. This hotel is far above average in Tehran. From the lobby, which looks quite nice, to the reception, where very gentle (like all Iranians I must say) staff gives a very warm welcome, to the room, with free wireless Internet (ever if heaviliy censored and with Google deactivated), and to breakfast. See all my photos to believe. If you are a newcomer to Tehran, please note:
1. traffic is a disaster. It takes 2 hours or more from airport to downtown, and to meet anyone anywhere in Tehran (unless it is next door to hotel), you have to calculate 2 to 3 hours on the road. Try never to leave a meeting at 5pm, even leaving half hour before will give you one hour less on the road.
2. never assume that crossing the road on the zebra makes you safe. Tehran drivers do not stop
3. everything you have read about Iran is false: people are nice, women can shake hand (unless they wear a chador, which though affects only 25% of women at most. In any case shake hand if offered first), and atmosphere can be cordial to foreigners
Only negative note is that the room was very hot, in full winter: I noted this everywhere in Iran, even private homes, which tend to be heated at much higher level thn what we are used toMore
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking