Top 10 Boutique Hotels of Iran

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

Saraye Ameriha Boutique Hotel 18

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.

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Iranian House Boutique Hotel

iranian house

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

Ghasr Monshi Boutique Hotel
Staying at Ghasr Monshi Boutique Hotel can sum up into one single statement: “Residing in a dreamy Qajar palace that is perfectly equipped with modern-day amenities.” Simple activities such as taking a walk in the terraced garden turn into an aesthetic experience among the walls of this boutique hotel. Sunk in the beauty and grandeur of this place, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and rest after an adventurous day in Isfahan. The serenity of the night among the exotic and fragrant flowers and the color wash of the sky reflected upon the central pool lures you into planning future trips to this fantastic destination. Nestled only 450m away from the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, there’s no better choice than Ghasr Monshi Boutique Hotel. Being once the residence of Fath-Ali Shah, It provides you with a true-to-life experience in which you get to perceive the old Qajar way of life. Each of the rooms in this complex embraces the beauty of Iranian architecture within their souls. The genuine kindness and sweet smiles of the staff make you feel pleasant and comfy.

Bekhradi’s Boutique Hotel

Bekhradis Historical House
Another sparkling gem within the oldest neighborhoods of Isfahan is Bekhradi’s Historical Boutique Hotel. In this boutique hotel, you can enjoy the luxuries of modern life within an old frame of time dating back to the Safavid Era. Dating back to the 17th century, Bekhradi’s House is the first and only Safavid historical house that has been renovated and repurposed into this stunning boutique hotel. Mr. Bekhradi has renovated this building in a way that it assures comfort and yet, adheres to the Safavid architectural merits. Each of the rooms in this building has been designed to have its particular virtues of granting you unique historical experiences. The rooms have embraced a beautiful courtyard where the exotic flowers have encircled a pond. You can sit under the archway and enjoy the chromatic play of sunlight with the water, flowers, and stained windows. The suites and rooms in this hotel are clean, neat, and well-designed. The neighboring Qajar building has also been restored and added to Bekhradi’s Boutique Hotel since 2019. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the breakfast in this hotel is renowned for being very delicious.

Kianpour Boutique Hotel

Kianpour Historical House
Another recommended boutique hotel in Isfahan is the Kianpour Historical House, one of the renovated historical houses where you can relax and enjoy your stay after an adventurous day. Situated at the heart of one of the oldest neighborhoods of Isfahan, this historical house is not far from the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, and you can reach the historical and cultural highlights of Isfahan with a cab or a bus. What makes this boutique hotel stand out are the super friendly staff and the humble set and atmosphere of the place. You’ll be welcomed so much and treated so intimately that you can take your time talking with the staff simply for the sake of enjoying it. Staying in any of the upper rooms with the terrace grants you the advantage of watching the dance of fountains and birds in the middle of the courtyard. The attention given to the preservation of all the details belonging to the Qajar era is stunning. Also, you should not miss having a memorable meal surrounded by the elegance of Persian architecture within the dining room.

Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Boutique Hotel

Moshir al Mamalek Garden 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

Khaloo Mirza Traditional 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

Khaloo Mirza Traditional 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

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.

Mitra Gholami
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