I last stayed at this hotel in 1967, so was interested to see the changes after 46 years. The view of the Elborz Mountains remains superb. Access from the airport is good via Chamran Expressway. Check-in was prompt and helpful. There is the original west tower, a newer east tower and a never finished third tower. Rooms are comfortable, warm and very quiet. The breakfast buffet has a range of foods, but could be better presented. Staff are helpful. If heading downtown, it is cheaper to get a taxi than hotel car - but get advice on acceptable fares (quoted in tomani - 10 rials each). Facilities are excellent, with on site tennis and an indoor pool. Perhaps one day the outdoor pool will be usable again! Nearby in Vali Asr Ave are excellent shops. Be sure to visit the Niyavaran Palace and Darakeh. I would definitely stay again.
- Also Known As:
- Esteghlal Grand Tehran