Having witnessed great eras and reigns in the course of its 7000-year-old history, Iran has embraced historical structures and stunning mansions that can very well represent the delicacies of Iranian architecture. On the other hand, these historical treasure, their design, and plans can portray the details and nuances of the Iranian lifestyle in light of its architecture. What would be more authentic and delightful than spending the nights in a hotel that represents the history and ancient lifestyle of a nation when traveling to a new destination? If you agree, then Iran is one of the best destinations for you to consider. Many of the historical mansions and houses have been renovated and repurposed into boutique hotels and traditional hostels in Iran. In this blog, I will introduce you to Iran’s top boutique hotels. Follow me and see why each and every one of these boutique hotels is worth a visit.
Laleh Kandovan Boutique Hotel
About 60km away from Tabriz, you will find yourself in the ancient village of Kandovan, one of Iran’s national heritages, which is renowned for its carved houses inside the volcanic rocks of Sahand Mountain. If you’d like to spend the night in the rocky village of Kandovan, you should, of course, choose to stay in Laleh Kandovan Hotel to experience the qualities and wonders of living in a cave-like room. This hotel’s charm resides in its distinctive architecture. Imagine staying in one of the 40 Karaans (natural rock rooms) and facing the awe-inspiring juxtaposition of antique space and atmosphere with the modern design and furniture.
Besides presenting you with the idea of how living in a rocky village might feel like, this boutique hotel is equipped with all the necessary services plus amenities such as a Jacuzzi, CIP service, and a nice luxurious restaurant. With all its delicate and authentic attractions, Laleh Boutique hotel is a museum of art by itself. After having a great night at this boutique hotel, you can enjoy the picturesque features of the morning in the surrounding greeneries of Kandovan.
Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel
Registered as one of the national heritages of Iran, Saraye Ameriha hotel is not only a classy 5-star hotel, but it’s an extraordinaire attraction in the antique city of Kashan. The splendor and grandeur of the architecture, the carved archways, and the symmetrical tinted glasses above the entries to the rooms take your breath away as you walk into this magnificent boutique hotel. Located inside the city’s traditional neighborhood, Ameriha House inspires a harmonious traditional lifestyle that works like a time machine taking you back to 200 years ago, when it was first built. Spending the night walking around the Persian gardens and courtyards, or even drinking a cup of tea on the rooftop while gazing up at the stars would be a memorable experience for you at this boutique hotel.
This 18th-century residence complex belonged to the governor of the city initially. Many years later, it was restored and turned into a luxurious, stunning boutique hotel. The rooms and the services are as excellent as expected. Everything about this hotel is well-ordered and neat. Besides, the kind, good-natured staff give a warm and friendly air to this splendid hotel.
Heart of Ancient Persia
Iranian House Boutique Hotel
Not so far from Saraye Ameriha Hotel nestles a beautiful 250-year-old mansion that has proved to be a cozy and friendly space to stay. Iranian House Hotel owes its charm and beauty to its elegant simplicity and intimate atmosphere. The idea of sitting on the benches that have the bliss of a cool shade made by the grape trellis in the morning freshens up the mind. The glamour of the night also glitters on the surface of the little pool in the middle of the courtyard.
The antiquity of the Iranian Hotel House is not only preserved through the impressive architecture, but it actually flows in every single room of this hotel. What’s unique about this hotel is that you can also perceive the symbolization of Iranian culture and art in all the bits and even the pieces of furniture. Just think of spending a cold night in one of the rooms in this boutique hotel while the blanket and Korsi (a low table with a heater underneath it) in the center of the room keep your heart and soul warm. Yes! That is the “Iranian house.”
Ghasr Monshi Boutique Hotel
Bekhradi’s Boutique Hotel
Kianpour Boutique Hotel
Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Boutique Hotel
One of the gorgeous boutique hotels in Yazd, which is more of a tourist attraction than a hotel, is called Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel. This Qajar heritage is visited by many tourists who want to enjoy the eye-catching garden and exceptional architecture of the structure. The best time to visit and stay in this boutique hotel is the spring when the garden is filled with lush green and exotic, colorful flowers, and the breeze gently touches your skin. The Picturesque garden, the brilliantly colored parrots, and the fountains will paint a dreamy picture in your memory. The architecture of Moshir al-Mamalek Hotel has given it a particular character to survive the heat of the day in the desert.
The restored building of the hotel features spacious rooms with comfortable beds and an excellent traditional design. Granting you a unique experience of living in the past, Moshir Garden Hotel can guarantee a comfy and pleasant stay. The foods served in the beautiful dining hall are also renowned for their delicious tastes. The helpful staff has created a friendly environment. Also, there are two Qajar characters among the staff with whom you should not forget to take a selfie at least.
Khaloo Mirza Traditional Boutique Hotel
Known to be a heritage of the Ilkhanid Era, this traditional hotel is estimated to be 800 years old. Interestingly, it looks like an old adobe house that invites you to experience life in a time when people lived a simple life with their traditional furniture and sleeping mats on the floor. Located in the village of Aqda, Khaloo Mirza Traditional Hotel Presents you with an authentic account of the classical Persian lifestyle. The building has been renovated, but it has definitely preserved its unique sense of belonging to some part of history.
The particular advantage that this boutique hotel has is in its chef’s hands, who is a friendly local woman. So it would be best if you did not miss the chance to try her local foods. The rest of the staff are also very welcoming and good-natured. The hotel might arrange a surprise for you and take you on tour within the village, where you can stroll down winding alleys and enjoy the perspective of pomegranate orchards. The village is itself a historical attraction to explore and discover!
Darb-e Shazdeh Boutique Hotel
If you fancy staying at a traditional hotel in Shiraz, You can find a perfect destination within a short walking distance from the Vakil Bazaar. This lovely boutique hotel will grant you both the looks and essence of traditional Iranian hospitality. This Qajar-style boutique hotel features nine rooms with different traditional settings and styles. Just imagine staying in one of the rooms with a sight of the courtyard through the color-stained glasses and hearing the sound of water and the birds every morning; the very image enchants you to venture for this experience.
Through its nice and cozy café, Darb-e Shazdeh Boutique Hotel offers you refreshments and meals any time of the day. An enjoyable conversation or interaction with any of the staff turns into a memorable talk for you. Every room is equipped with perfect and adequate services and amenities to make the guests even more comfortable. Belonging to the Qajar era, every room in Darb-e Shazdeh Boutique Hotel celebrates the details and delicacies of Qajar architecture in its heart.
Nezamiyeh Boutique Hotel
Another stunning place to consider in order to experience the unbelievable serenity of the traditional Iranian houses is Nezamiyeh Boutique Hotel, Located in Tehran. This lovely and peaceful boutique hotel is located in downtown Tehran where you can stroll among the streets and observe an older texture of the capital. This antique hotel features five rooms, each named after the members of the family who used to live there almost a century ago.
With its unique historical architecture and the humble people who work there as staff, this boutique hotel gives you a unique experience of being a guest in an old house equipped with the luxuries of a modern lifestyle. There’s a beautiful cafe with indoor and outdoor space in which you can order a lovely warm tea and read a book in the winter or get a cool glass of sharbat and walk inside the yard during the warmer season of the year.