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“Comfy Central Four Star in Louis XIV Style Building”

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Maryam Sorinet Hotel
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kish Island
Reviewed March 24, 2009

I spent two nights at the Maryam during the busy Novruz (Iranian New Year) holiday period. I had wanted to stay at the five star Dariush Grand Hotel but a mix up by my travel agent meant I was lucky to get a last minute room during an extrremely busy period here. I bumped into some guests staying at the Darius who complained about how overcrowded it was and how the water ran out as a result, so i was glad to be at the smaller Maryam where I had no such problems.

I booked my stay via Sharaf Travel in Dubai since it is next to impossible to book via an Iranian travel agent because of language, telephone connectivity and difficulties in making wire transfers to Iran. I paid 500 dirhams (about $130 US) for a roundtrip flight from Dubai to Kish (there are about 5 flights a day from Dubai and several from Sharjah) and 1,600 for two nights accomodation (the Darius would have charged 1400 for two nights). They were not used to booking hotels on Kish because most folks just go to Kish and come right back on a visa run, but agreed to help me anyway. It turns out that Kish Air sells hotel package deals to Kish which includes transfers to and from the airport and that's what we booked.)

Maryam's had a modern shuttle van waiting to pick me up at the airport and check in was smooth, though the receptionist speaks little English. There are no money chnaging facilities at the airport and the hotel was at first reluctant to change money syaing their cashier only opened at 6PM but finally did this for me in the afternoon so I could take a txi to the beach. (Taxi rides ar $1 each for short distances or $2 for "a bit longer" rides. To the Dolphin Park it costs $2 or $3 depending on the driver.)

The building looks new and grand. Inside it's like a Louis XIV mansion complete with grand staircase and thisck plussh carpets. The rooms are small and also have the same carpeting and are of a Western 2 or 3 star standard. Bathroom had a sink that leaked water onto the floor and a good hot shower plus hairdryer.

There was a small TV with 2 English news channels and a fridge wth some free water. Aircon worked fine. Best of all, there is free wireless Internet in the rooms though it is a bit slow during the day.

The hotel was helpful in arranging a ticket to the Dolphin and Bird Park for $40 and reconfirmed my flight back to Dubai (Kish Air puts a stamp on your ticket to prove you have reconfirmed.) Hotel keeps your passport until you check out.

Food was standard Iranian fare of salad, rice, kebab and Pepsi and was fine. I also ate at the Kooh e Nor at the Sadaf International Hotel down the road which was very good and architecturally interesting since it's in a cave. The best meal was at Sahndiz--full of music until 2 AM and local color but you would stick out like sore thumb if you went without some Iranian friends.

I recommend this hotel.

The main purpose of my trip was to dive. The Kish Diving Center is a 3 minute taxi ride from the hotel on the main beach. Note that ladies can only dive during Novruz.

  • Stayed: March 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 13, 2008

maryam hotel is not very big, but its beautiful, clean , comfort hotel. its located in one of the best part of island. every thing is nice and friendly. rooms are modern and clean. if you are looking for somewhere to relax, its here.........

6  Thank UsaTripman
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Reviewed June 9, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: November 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2017
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Stayed: December 2016
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Reviewed July 27, 2016
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  • Stayed: July 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 14, 2011
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  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled with family
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8  Thank darius65
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Additional Information about Maryam Sorinet Hotel

Address: Amir Kabir Sq., Kish Island, Iran
Location: Iran > Hormozgan Province > Kish Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Kish Island
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Maryam Hotel joined Sorinet Hotels Group in March 2012. Two months later in May 2012, major renovation and modernization was started. Maryam Sorinet Hotel reopens its doors to Kish beautiful Island tourists on the 24th of October 2013. ... more   less 

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