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Hotel Laleh Yazd
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Yazd
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“quiet & spacious”
Reviewed November 22, 2009

I stayed in room 321 which can be called apartment, it has living room, bedroom with twin beds, 2 TVs, 3 air conditioners, a set of furniture, and... a fountain!!! Never saw this anywhere before!

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A journey to Yazd is an experience in its self! We were stuck at Tehran’s Meherabad Airport for more than 3 hours, delayed because it was too hot for the plane to land in Yazd. The outside temperature was over 40 Degrees at 6pm; the heat is cloying and combined with the stale diesel smell in the air, its pretty uncomfortable.

We eventually arrived in Yazd around 9pm and the air was still heavy with the evening heat. We were the last flight in and the airport was getting ready to close, all the taxis had given up for the evening and we were pursued for our baggage trolley by a character who resembled something from Lord of the Rings who clearly had a hot date elsewhere!

We eventually managed to track down 2 cabs that then proceeded to enjoy their own personal version of Wacky Races as we tore through the streets of Yazd at a breakneck pace. This culminated in a sharp left turn heading down a slope into almost complete darkness. Ancient clay buildings in various forms of decay walled this valley and as the nerves started to jangle we suddenly rose again in a narrow alleyway to be greeted by the Laleh International Hotel!

The Laleh was built in 1833 but looks much older. Actually, this isn’t a criticism but a compliment concerning the sympathetic design that follows the style of the Persian house it’s built on. The design is very traditional featuring open central courtyards and rooms built off of this, under it and over it. As I said, the hotel is built on some ancient Persian nobleman’s houses and the cooling towers still adorn the roofs, sucking air down which is cooled by the water stored in the basement used to provide rudimentary air conditioning in the past.

The hotel was fully renovated in 2003 and gives an enjoyable taste of ancient and modern. The rooms a small but clean and are hidden down narrow corridors snaking off of the two central courtyards. The rooms are very clean and feature a mini bar and a colour TV availing you of yet more Iranian chat shows, prayers and BBC World, and this time CNN too! All the rooms are en suite and the bathroom is small but well kept. On arriving that evening the shower was powerful and hot, sadly the next day, after 16 hours work in a factory resembling an oven, all the water had gone and the shower produced naught but drips. The rooms’ feature individual remote controlled air conditioners that were actually too powerful, the night was almost chilly! In addition, the Laleh has a small Internet café (2 terminals). Security is a little patchy with a small pad lock being the only way to secure the room doors. That said, there appears to be little problem with crime in that the only way into the hotel is through reception and Sharia Law seems to control theft quite effectively…

We ate in the hotels restaurant that evening and the food was actually excellent! Very traditionally Iranian as you would imagine so the menu is pretty limited. We enjoyed Shuli (local soup made with beans and flavoured with mint) followed by Russian Kabob (small lumps of chicken tightly wrapped in fillet beef and grilled) served with Saffron rice and green salad. We were hungry having last eaten on the flight from Dubai that seemed a lifetime ago but the meal was delicious and almost worth the wait.

Yazd its self is an interesting place, an ancient city now spreading into the desert, home of the pre-Islamic Zoroastrian faith, it houses the fire temple dedicated to this religion. The Jame Kabir Mosque centres the city and is surrounded by old Persian houses and streets, the walls of many of these are still constructed from traditional clay and straw. Quite worth a wander round if time permits.

After the smog and traffic of Tehran, Yazd is a real breath of fresh, if very hot, air and a fascinating view of old Persia. If you ever find your way to this part of the world, then the Laleh International Hotel is a recommended resting place!

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Property: Hotel Laleh Yazd
Address: Bassij Blv | Next to Abanbar Golshan (reservoir),Taal area, Yazd, Iran
Location: Iran > Yazd Province > Yazd
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Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Yazd
Number of rooms: 38

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