A very large lobby with extremely friendly reception staff.
The room was large and well furnished, with a writing desk, 2 armchairs and a coffee table. The en suite bathroom was well equipped and the towels were fresh. The room was equipped with a large, flat screen TV with numerous channels, but only 2 had English. There was no BBC News or CNN.
We had breakfast and evening meal here. The breakfast was very good with a variety of fresh fruit, cereal, breads, and cooked food like scrambled egg, tomatoes and meat. Coffee was instant coffee, but Iranians are not big on coffee and much prefer tea. Dinner was not so good. The waitresses were miserable and disinterested. I ordered a vegetable soup and was served a chicken soup, which the waitress tried to convince me was fish. Either way, it was not vegetable. The next night we opted to eat dinner out.
The first night we stayed, before flying south to Shiraz the next day, our sleep was disturbed at midnight by children running up an down the corridor and shouting. This continued for 25 minutes. My wife phoned reception, but no one came. One child then even rang our door bell and I had to get out of bed, go into the corridor and shout at the children, which scared them off to their rooms. When we complained about this the next day the reception staff explained that they were Arabs and the hotel needed their trade and did not like to upset them!
Luckily when we returned to the hotel for 2 further nights a week later, there were no wild children in the corridors and we had undisturbed sleep.
WiFi was free and although I was told it was only available in the lobby, it worked well on the 12th floor.
Would I stay here again? Yes. The disturbed sleep on the first night was not repeated, the rooms are very spacious, the bed comfortable and the breakfast is good.
- Also Known As:
- Azadi Grand Tehran
- Azadi Grand Hotel Tehran