I want to give it 2 1/2 stars. And the 1/2 star is only because there is a great breakfast arrangement. The hotel is old. The lobby is nice and clean but the rooms are not. The rooms are old, dark and not very well kept. They are spacious so that is a plus. The pool and gym for the last 5 years has been "under renovation". So... there is no pool or work out facility. The 4 and 5 star reviews are certainly from local residents who may be use to poor hotel accommodations and do not know what a real 5 star hotel is. Which is very surprising, since this hotel is not cheap, so most people who can afford to stay here or travel to Tehran have certainly stayed in a nice hotel. I know many Iranians that travel to Dubai and Europe frequently, where they experience REAL 5 star accommodations so I don't know why there are so many good reviews on this hotel. Its fine for a couple nights. I had 3 weeks booked here and left after 5 days. I couldn't take it. The staff is friendly... maybe a little too friendly. Very pushy tour guides that made me a little uncomfortable. You give in to a tour, pay to be shown around, and then they don't leave you alone even after the tour. This hotel is WAY too expensive for a real 2 star hotel.
- Also Known As:
- Esteghlal Grand Tehran