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Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Yazd
Vicenza, Italy
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“what a garden!”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

Cosy hotel in Yazd with a wonderful garden where you can relax in the evening.
Very cheap for European standard.
Rooms are quite small but are clean and with air conditioned.
Amazing the parrots in the lobby (see photo) and they are free!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I did not like this hotel from the moment we checked-in. Very impersonal no one cares about guests arrival. Rooms are good but bathroom is tiny and unclean. Bath towels seemed to be not washed frequently.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

This has been the best hotel which we stayed in Iran during our 6 days trip to 5 different cities. Very nice & authentic experience which fits the Iranian athmosphere. We were very happy to stay here while we were leaving for Isfahan.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Enchanting! That's the first word coming to my mind when I go back mentally to this hotel! Entering it one feels a magic - like travelling in time in the old days of the Holly Persian Empire! First of all, there is huge contrast between the area where the hotel is and the hotel itself - you travel through the whole town of Yazd, low desert type architecture, dry, not very welcoming, at firs site, and then you stop in front of a nice hotel, in the dusty suburbs, enter the small but cozy corridor, and a few meters after that - the lush garden, with water running in all directions, music playing and nice scents tickling your nostrils..... The room was not big, but very nice and stylish, the food was great and last, but not least, one should not miss the coffee shop in the far corner of the fantastic garden.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a garden view, if necessary - pay more! it is worth it (not only because of t...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Round Lake, Illinois
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

The Hotel Moshir Garden is a very nice hotel situated in Yazd. The hotel is built like a traditional hotel around a very fancy courtyard with small fountains, a lot of greenery, and two macaws that were perched on mid-sized branches. The hotel is very elegant with bricks and stone making up the majority of the surface area of the hotel, with spiral staircases from the courtyard to reach the second floor.

My room was on the second floor, and I had 1 suitcase that was fairly heavy -- it is a little difficult to maneuver up and down the narrow spiral staircase, but this was the only downside to the hotel. The room itself -- which was a single -- was very large, with lights on all walls (the wall over my bed had two lights),and two stained glass windows that reflected the blues and greens and reds and yellows over my bed and carpeted floor. The bed was also large and comfortable. The bathroom was reasonably sized, with blue tiles in the shower, and white tiles on the remainder of the bathroom walls.

For very large area where breakfast is served is very nice with brightly colored tile floors, and paintings lining the walls. There is a wide variety of food, from eggs, multiple vegetables, yogurt, different types of breads, juices, etc. I highly recommend not missing out on breakfast.

The staff of the Hotel Moshir Garden is also extremely nice and hospitable. I found out that also the very kind receptionist at the front of the hotel collects foreign coins -- so be sure when visiting to have a few coins from your country on you.

Next time I am in Yazd, I will definitely be returning. Thank you so much for a great stay!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

The Moshir Garden hotel is a grand old mansion built around a large central courtyard with gardens and running water channels. The water comes from a fountain inside the main building, just past reception, keeping the whole place cool but also endowing it with the relaxing quality of running water.

The main building, plain on the outside, is lovely within, with tiles the colour of lapis-lazuli and turquoise on the floor, cut-glass doors, and Persian paintings on the walls, so it feels very special and has a great sense of atmosphere.

Rooms open off the main garden, with clusters of rooms around their own small private courtyard with a small pool and shrubs. My room had a very traditional feel, being finished in brick, with a semi-carpeted floor, and a domed ceiling with a few embedded tiles to provide colour and texture. Window frames were made of soft wood, and the bathroom was tiled in blue and white ceramics for an old-world feel. The bathroom floor was heated; in fact, the whole room was over-heated, my only complaint about the room, which was very cozy otherwise.

With extensive, manicured grounds, and the lovely, traditional decor of the buildings, the hotel was really a place you could spend time in. The meals were generally very good, with a fine assortment of traditional dishes. I'd strongly recommend this place in Yazd if you want a hotel of grace of elegance and the sense of being in old Persia.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle, NSW, Australia
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Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

I arrived here after an uncomfortable night in rundown budget accommodation in another town. The outside did not look anything special, high mud brick walls. Inside was a different story. Sunshine streamed in through numerous coloured glass windows and skylights, producing blotches of bright colour throughout the building. The rooms were not clones of every modern hotel in the world, but distinctively Iranian in style, spacious and tastefully decorated. The furniture was in style with the rest of the building, robustly-made and very comfortable, using Iranian fabrics. And in the rooms too there was coloured glass in the windows adding that extra dash of colour. And everything was spotlessly clean.

Inside the courtyard, the gardens were quite extensive, with paved walkways amongst the trees and water channels giving a cool feel. Behind the gardens is Cafe Moshir, a cosy place for a coffee and cake.

it was originally constructed as a home in the Qajar era by Moshir-al-Mamalek. It was a long way outside the city of Yazd, but of course the city has expanded since then. It fell into disuse over time, but was brought back to life as a hotel.

One thing that puzzles me is that it is apparently rated at only two stars. I have stayed in four and five star hotels with less atmosphere and comfort than this.

There were two matters that let it down a bit. One was that the restaurant service was usually appallingly slow: 20 minutes to get a bottle of water, 45 minutes to get a simple meal, when it was not busy.

The second was the free wifi, which should have been excellent with access points all over the complex. However, the one nearest my room refused to be connected to by my MacBook Air and iPhone. The next nearest ones were just far enough away that the signal would drop out every few minutes, and even when I went outside near it, one would not connect to the Internet. I reported this to the manager who wandered around with a tablet and claimed that it was all ok. (I do this stuff for a living - it was definitely badly broken!) My room was at the far end of the building from the lobby. Other people staying nearer the lobby reported it as excellent. Moral: check the wifi before you unpack and get moved if necessary.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Property: Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel
Address: Enghelab Street | Moshir Blvd, Yazd 8918713631, Iran (Formerly Hotel Moshir Garden)
Location: Iran > Yazd Province > Yazd
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Yazd
Hotel Class:4 star — Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 92
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The first Iranian garden hotel is furnished with all the welfare facilities in Moshir Garden belonging to Qajar era with an area of 13.000 sq.m. This garden hotel is located on one of the entrance streets of Yazd and provides an easy access to all city areas. The beautiful yard, spouts, spring, and original Persian architecture have made it one of Yazd's attractions. ... more   less 
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Moshir Garden Hotel

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