dear Mitra, We LOVED our trip in Iran and very much appreciate your help in making it so wonderful!
Here’s some feedback about the hotels:
Our favorite hotels were the historical house in Kashan (Ameriha) and the Zeinodin caravanserai. The caravenserai was super unique, and the historical house in Kashan was SO well done, and super comfortable and nice. Kashan being the last night on our trip was perfect for staying in the Ameriha because we barely wanted to leave the hotel!!
For a regular hotel (not a unique accomodation like in Kashan/Zeinodin), we really enjoyed Zandiyeh in Shiraz – the room and lobby area were brand new and very comfortable. The service there was great, and the location right next to the fortress was phenomenal.
Espinas was fine. We only spent a night there so I don’t remember too much about it.
Hotel Dad and Kowsar were our least favorite ones. We had to switch rooms at Dad because the original one they put us in smelled heavily of smoke, and the next room we moved to wasn’t great either. Neither room got much natural light or felt very comfortable. I think the hotel was perhaps a little older, and the rooms showed it. We did enjoy the breakfast eating area at Dad though. For Kowsar, the room was fine since we got a nice upgrade to a 2-bedroom suite with a living room, but the service at the hotel (maybe because it’s government run?) was not especially good. But I liked the location next to the bridge and river.
As for the guides – Hossein was the best!! I really have to thank you so much for pairing him with us; we REALLY enjoyed our time with him. He was such a wealth of information, and we were constantly surprised at how much knowledge he had about all sorts of things. So we would highly highly recommend him.