Five of the Best Hotels in Tehran at Reasonable Prices
Unless you are a business traveler, chances are that staying in a four or five star hotel does not seem essential.
You would prefer to have a comfortable room at an affordable price, for the good reason that you will not spend much time in the hotel.
The short list (not exhaustive) that we submit to you is that of hotels in Tehran, a good quality / price ratio. To establish it we used the reviews, comments and other opinions of travelers and users like you. The order of these establishments does not reflect any publicity towards one or the other. Keep in mind that even if these hotels are less than 100 € per night, their prices vary throughout the year and can reach and even slightly exceed 100 €, but in all cases, they remain much more affordable that others.
NB: the prices given include the breakfast.
Firouzeh (★) hotel in Tehran
Located on the historic Amir Kabir Avenue, it is one of the favorite hotels of economy travelers. Many describe it as a nice budget option with acceptable facilities and a helpful staff that speaks very good English. If you have ever been to Iran, you know that English speaking staff is not very numerous.
Its location makes it an excellent base for exploring this sprawling capital. Several metro stations are nearby, not to mention the magnificent building that is the Golestan Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The breakfast is not fancy and you will probably have to pay extra to use the WIFI. The toilets of the rooms are traditional to the "Turkish", but more conventional common sanitary also available. If you are interested we advise you to call rather than make an email, the staff is not reputed to respond quickly.
Double room: 35 € the night.
Arman Hotel (★★)
Arman Hotel is a cozy little establishment tucked away in the center of Tehran, whose rates are not expensive. It is close to the metro station Mellat, so you will have no problem to move.
The rooms are relatively spacious, the facilities are basic, bathroom, minibar. If you have a choice prefer a room that does not overlook the main avenue which can be noisy.
The dining room is separate from the bar which is open to guests and passers-by. The WIFI network is only available in the hotel. The breakfast has been described as "simple but repetitive", at least what is served to your taste. The staff is very friendly and courteous, but does not speak English very well. In the vicinity you will find the national museum and also the treasure of the national jewels.
Double room: 53 € the night.
Markazi Iran Hotel (★★)
Also known as the Iran Central Hotel, the establishment is another very popular choice among budget travelers. Located in Lalezarno Street, a former commercial district, it is the ideal starting point for those who want to be immediately immersed in a hectic day of work in Tehran as soon as they leave the hotel. Thanks to its central position, all public transport is close, bus, subway, taxis.
The rooms are comfortable and pleasant, but to reach them you will have to climb more than one staircase as the hotel does not have a lift.
The staff is helpful, welcoming and ready to provide you with all the information you need, the sites to visit, the restaurants, the traditional dishes. Customer service in general has always had good reviews from several customers. The breakfast was also very popular, which is rare in a budget hotel.
Double room: 73 € the night.
Iran Hotel (★★★)
You will be forgiven for not stumbling upon this property when looking for an affordable one. Despite a common name, Hotel Iran, this hotel does not even have a website and reservations can only be made by phone or on a Persian booking site.
Apart from that, the value for money is very good. This three-star hotel is located on one of the streets overlooking Valiasr Avenue, Tehran's most famous artery and the longest boulevard in the Middle East. This six-storey building was completely renovated and modernized in 2014. It seems that all staff speak fluent English and Turkish in addition to Persian of course.
There is a restaurant, a bar, and WIFI is available throughout the hotel, all rooms have a satellite tv reception. The ratings on the Persian website are generally good, the main complaint is that housewives are noisy. Although being one of the best cheap hotels in Tehran, the lack of a website worthy of mention makes it difficult for travelers who do not speak Persian to obtain relevant information.
Room only: the hotel does not offer a single room.
Double room: 84 € the night.
Saina Hotel (★★★)
Double Room at the Saina Hotel in Tehran
Okay, this is a bit of an exception as the price of rooms in this mid-range category is over $ 100, but it's a good investment. The services offered at Hotel Saina, located in a quiet location near the center of Tehran, can easily compete with those of a "luxury" hotel at more expensive rates. Most reviews and reviews praise the breakfast, and the staff speaks perfect English, and calls this property a great family run hotel.
The rooms are spacious, well maintained and properly equipped. The wifi coverage is ok and the connection is free. If you can book a room at the back of the building you will have a splendid view of the city. If possible avoid taking a room on the top floor, especially in the winter because you might hear the sound of the heating system on the roof. Just a step away, you will find a fast stop of bus, that can facilitate your displacements.
Double room: 100 € the night.
This is a short list of the most affordable hotels but still with a minimum of comfort. The city contains many other middle class hotels, with prices, different services. The listed establishments are just some of the best that Tehran has to offer. If you have stayed in Tehran in a hotel that you feel deserves to be quoted, do not hesitate, let us know and tell us why you liked it.