We chose the Esteghlal Grand Hotel, based on its former life as the Hilton. Unfortunately, it was overpriced for what it was: outdated and average. The lobby is more than decent - and shows signs of recent renovation. There are two wings: the East and the West. We stayed in the newer wing, thinking it would have been updated in some way. However, once we left the lobby and were walking through the narrow corridor, we found our room tucked away at the end of the hallway. The room itself was cramped. The TV was old and in a cabinet that took up much of the space. The bed was quite hard and the toilet was old, in need of some repairs and proper cleaning - furthermore, our toilet door wouldn't close at all. As I was with my parents, I was given a cot to sleep in - the blanket that came with it was dirty and had visible specks of dust. However, the room was generally well furnished. The view of the Alborz mountains from the room window was truly stunning and as the hotel was located in the North of Tehran, it was less polluted and less chaotic though quite isolated from the city centre. Breakfast was served in more of a hall than a restaurant. The selection was not too limited but the quality was average. We left that day and moved to a hotel in downtown Tehran instead.
- Also Known As:
- Esteghlal Grand Tehran