Isfahan, once the capital of Persia and a major city on Iran’s classic trade route is a top destination for all types of travelers; from backpackers looking for affordable services to luxury tourists demanding top-end amenities and world class services.
Isfahan hotels range from cozy traditional houses to luxury four- and five-star hotels competing to win over travelers’ hearts. To help you make a good decision, here is a review of five top hotels in Isfahan selected based on users’ reviews and ratings.
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The 300-year-old Abbasi Hotel, which served as a caravanserai in the Safavid era, is famous for its traditional architecture.
Located in the historic fabric of Isfahan, the balcony view of the hotel’s beautiful garden and fountain makes your stay a delightfully memorable one.
One of the two five-star lodging facilities in the city, Abbasi Hotel has 225 rooms ranging from single and double rooms to two and three bedroom apartments, as well as Qajar and Safavid suites whose interior design is a homage to the eras after which they are named.
The design and paintings of Abbasi Hotel’s various restaurants and teahouses essentially turned the establishment into a museum that can entertain for hours! In fact, the public spaces of Abbasi Hotel are so beautiful that guests almost have no desire to stay in their rooms!
Parsian Kowsar Hotel
Isfahan’s five-star Parsian Kowsar is part of the Parsian hotel chain, known for their “green” lodging facilities.
Located on the bank of the river Zayandehrood, the hotel is close to two historical bridges: Khaju and Si-o-se Pol!
It has 192 single and double rooms as well as normal, royal and duplex suites. The hotel has two buildings. The newer building, Firouzeh, is more popular thanks to its cozier rooms. Besides restaurants and various halls for meetings and parties, the hotel provides services such as a travel office which organizes tours for travelers.
The newest hotel on our list, Khajoo Hotel was opened in early 2017 so the rooms and facilities are modern.
Centrally located, the hotel is within walking distance of major attractions of Khaju Bridge and Zayanderood, and is a mere five-minute drive from Imam Square (Naqsh-e-Jahan Square).
The hotel’s 114 twin, double, and triple rooms offer standard services such as Wi-Fi and satellite channels. Being a four-star hotel, Khajoo Hotel’s exceptionally polite and friendly staff help it stand out from the pack.
The highest building in historic city of Isfahan, Aseman Hotel offers a breathtaking view of the city landscape and Zayandehrood.
The most beautiful part of the hotel is its revolving restaurant on the 11th floor with international cuisine. Like other top Isfahan hotels, Aseman is near Zayandehrood and Si-o-se-pol, and close enough to main attractions like Imam Square and bazaar.
Aseman Hotel has 93 double, twin and triple rooms as well as double suites and two-bedroom apartments. Although the double rooms on the west side of the hotel are cheaper, there is a reason: They have no windows!
With a small swimming pool, sauna and Jacuzzi and a variety of halls and meeting rooms, the hotel is a good option for business trips. Another standout feature of the hotel mentioned by several travelers is the friendly and helpful staff.
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One of the best among four-star hotels in Isfahan, Avin Hotel is close to Naghsh-e-Jahan (Imam) Square.
Although the so-called silver rooms have no window, as a relatively new property (opened in 2015) the rooms are clean and the staff are helpful and welcoming, helping to make your stay a pleasant one.
Avin Hotel has 70 rooms ranging from silver double and twin rooms to special suites like Atoosa. The rooms are wheelchair-friendly and rates start from almost €80 for silver rooms.
All in all, if you want more comfortable rooms with a view of the city, choose one of the gold rooms: It will cost more, but it’s well worth the view.
Of course, most of Isfahan’s hotels receive the same criticism from reviewers: They’re old and in need of renovation, not to mention that their staff could use a bit more training. Nonetheless, they all offer basic services such as Wi-Fi, dry cleaning, and meals.
They are also mostly located near the city’s main attractions and are not far from the train station and Isfahan International Airport, which is a 30-minute drive from the city center.
This list only names five of the city’s top hotels. If you’ve stayed at any of the mentioned hotels, tell us about your experience below. Better yet, if you think a hotel is missing from the list, drop us a comment and tell us why it deserves spot on the list!