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Molded over two thousand years ago from the red clay of the Dasht-é Kavir desert that surrounds it, the Citadel of Bam is a proud example of Persian resourcefulness.
Mysteriously abandoned last century, the walls and twenty eight towers are still intact. When you consider the construction material, it is a wonder so much of the city still stands. The red desert clay, mixed with straw and other organic material, is far from weather proof. Perhaps it's a good thing it doesn't rain here very often.
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Hotels, Motels, Villas, Local Houses & Camping
Generally, Iran has a wide range of accommodations. Hotels are classified on a five star system. A few star represents a luxury room with private baths and refrigrator while a one star provides a modest room with sort of bathroom facilities.
Foreigners can expect to pay more for an accommodation than an Iranian.
However the cost for a room is generally very reasonable by western standards. The most expensive hotels are in Tehran, Shiraz, Esfahan, Mashad and along the Caspian Sea where one can expect to pay up to $120 for a double room and $i80 and up for suite in a luxury five star hotel.
The room charge at a five star hotel are generally not negotiable.
However do not hesitate or have your guide negotiate a price with the manager of mid range hotel. You can expect to pay between $25-$55 US dollars for a room with a private bathroom, chairs and a small refrigrator. Mid range hotels almost always have a restaurant.
If travelling alone, single rooms can be difficult to find so be prepared to pay for a double room. There is no set rule whether breakfast is included in your room range. Many hotels do provide a cooked breakfast with tea.
If you want to stay at a particular hotel, it is always wise to book in advance. As referenced in the "General" section, booking a room can be difficult during the New Year period in March.
Villas or suites with a bathroom and kitchen can be found along the Caspian Sea. Outdoor enthusiasts may consider camping especially if on long treks or climbing in the mountain. This where a guide can be invaluable. An experienced guide will know of all the best places to camp and where not to camp. The guide will also always have the necessary equipment for camping.
If you are exploring the villages and rural areas you may be fortunate enough to be a guest of a family. Usually the family house has a room reserved for guests. Don`t pass up this opprtunity.
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We didnt stay much in iranian...
We didnt stay much in iranian hotels but we have tried two: Omid hotel in Tehran which was a very good and not so expensive place in central Tehran. In Esfahan we stay in Aria Hotel. It was more 'simple' than the Omid in Tehran but good enough if you are a budget traveller. We havent anything to complain about. THE PHOTO: MUM IN OUR ROOM AT HOTEL OMID.
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hotel al-gods(which is al-quds...
hotel al-gods(which is al-quds in arabic,jerusalem)in tabriz for cheap lodging;
grand hotel ferdowsi in tehran in the center
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As i travel from West to East,...
As i travel from West to East, North to South, I spend the nights in many places, in the cities like Teheran, Shiraz , etc in hotels, not the five star, but a little more affordable. For max 20$ i found good hotels with, for me, enough luxury. In the some towns I stayed in guesthouses, which rated upto 8$, I found clean and having a good bed. At a number of occassions I was invited in private houses, a hospitality I really appriciated and you will not find very often in Western Europe. Finally I just slept out in the open. Or in a little tent I carried, I never felt unsafe, but comfort is another thing.
For the hotels prices ranged from $8.- upto $20.-.
The guesthouses were rated approx. 30,000 real ($4+).
Hotel Badeleh: Good accomodation, $20,-
Hotel Ressalat: Good hotel, $20,-
TOOS Hotel,Esfahan: poor, no air condition, $8,-
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