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“A hub for travellers in Shiraz”
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Niayesh Hotel
Ranked #2 of 23 Shiraz B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“A hub for travellers in Shiraz”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Niayesh is a charming hotel with friendly staff although it is quite difficult to find. Write down their phone number and get your taxi driver to call reception to find out how to get there. A staff member should be able to meet you out the front and guide you through the series of alleyways to the hotel.

The hotel is beautiful and has a lovely courtyard (where you can access the free wi-fi). It serves a range of very reasonably priced tea and food, and can make a couple of dishes vegetarian upon request. The staff are approachable and great at booking buses and tours for guests. It's also in a good location - just off a main street and within walking distance of the bazaars and major attractions.

I stayed in the dormitory which has 8 single beds (no bunks) and is mixed-gender. Even in low season there were lots of people around, which gives the hotel a nice social atmosphere. Given that there are no lockers it's quite easy for thefts to occur, so protect your belongings and leave valuables with reception if you can.

Breakfast is basic and mostly involves thin hard bread, but at least it's included in the cost. The one downside is probably the price (and the one shared bathroom). Room prices are only quoted in US dollars so you pay $9 per night for the dorm - pretty reasonable except most other dorms in Iran cost 100,000 rials (equivalent to about $2.75). Laundry and tours are a bit pricier too, but still fine by non-Iranian standards.

With the good atmosphere, nice courtyard and opportunity to meet other travellers and locals, a stay at Niayesh Hotel is worth the cost.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The Niayesh Boutique hotel is hidden within the alleyways of the old part of Shiraz, but it's conveniently located close to the center of the city, especially the Citadel. It's in an old grand courtyard building, so it does provide the sense of authenticity, with its cozy open courtyard, with a central fountain pool, and tangerine trees. There is a traditional tea-house in the courtyard, with tables and chairs around the open area, and it's a great place to meet fellow-travellers to swap tales.

There are only a few rooms, most of which open directly off the courtyard and each is named after a Bibical figure. My room, John, was small but cosy, and the bathroom was tiny but useable. This is due to the retrofitting of an old building to the purpose of a boutique hotel. What the room lacked in space and facilities it made up for in character. The windows open directly into the open courtyard however, which meant they had to be closed all the time for privacy.

The food in the tea-house was good, although breakfast was only adequate. The building has lots of character and staying in this hotel made for some good memories.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Basic and clean rooms but this hotel is more about the common areas whether it's the courtyard or the balcony around it. I stayed here for 5 days and it was by the far the most social hotel I stayed in during my month in Iran. I shared the dormitory with a bunch of great people and met many more locals who would come to the Niayesh to drink tea and enjoy traditional Iranian cuisine in the hotel's courtyard. The staff organised an excellent guide for Persepolis and made my stay a memorable one and a real highlight.

Room Tip: Mixed dorm was very good quality and on the whole was one of the more social hotels I stayed at in I...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

This hotel had the best staff of all the hotels we stayed in. Friendly, helpful and excellent English. Rooms in the new part are basic and lack character. Rooms off the courtyard are fantastic with a lot of character. Be careful, as the rooms are not all the same size.

Would highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a reasonable price in a good location with charm.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

I had a great time during my staying at Niayesh Hotel ... the staff were very helpful and like all Iranians, great hosts. The common area is the right place to meet people not just foreigners but locals who come to eat or have tea at the restaurant. Rooms are comfortables and the location is excellent, just couple blocks of the city center. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Rimini, Italy
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

I spent a couple of nights in this traditional and historical hotel, close to the city centre of Shiraz. The relaxed and international atmosphere of the common areas is what I will remember of Niayesh Hotel. I also liked the friendly and skilled staff and the clean and silent rooms.Highly recommended for your holidays in Shiraz.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

The rooms are basic, but the common area, restaurant, and staff make this hotel amazing! We spent hours in the common area drinking tea, visiting with travellers from around the world as well as with locals who come in to visit and practice their English. The staff are friendly, helpful, and eager to give advice on the must sees of Shiraz. It felt like a second home filled with friends, can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Niayesh Hotel

Property: Niayesh Hotel
Address: No. 10, Shahzadeh Jamali Lane, Shiraz 71364, Iran
Location: Iran > Fars Province > Shiraz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Shiraz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Niayesh Boutique Hotel is located in a historical and cultural region of Shiraz the city of literature, culture and civilization. The history of this property goes farther than 100 years ago when the literature Association of Shiraz was held there and the first publishing house imprinted the first newspaper in Shiraz. The traditional style of Iranian architecture and carpentry was respected while building this house, the quaint building to which no vehicle can reach from 150 m around it. For this reason, the atmosphere of non-pollution will be a great remedy for minds and takes us back to years ago. Another big plus is the special hushing courtyard of this house which is a discriminate collection of flowers, large trees and colored windows. The pool and fountain amidst it and the red fishes bring a mind-evoking memory of peace. Thanks to Niayesh boutique hotel's special architecture, the need to air-conditioning apparatuses is decreased. Being located among the cultural complex of museums, mosques, churches, synagogues, monasteries and ancient fire temples, Niayesh is inspiring as a new experience. ... more   less 

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