This hotel in a beautifully and very tastefully renovated old courtyard house was the nicest place we stayed on our 2-week-trip in Iran. There's only 9 rooms that are all placed on two floors around a traditional courtyard with water basin and some greenery. Rooms, bathroom and all the public spaces in the hotel are spotlessly clean. There are no unneccesary luxuries but thanks to the beautiful room, the really tastefull furniture and the laid-back, calm atmosphere in the courtyard the Manouchehri house has a very premium-like feeling to it. Both diner and breakfast have a limited selection of very good menues. Service and reception are correct and helpfull but didn't have the warm hospitable welcoming we felt in other Iranian accomodations. All our requests were met professionally though and our ordered taxi was on time and at a fair rate. The small store also has a very nice small selection of traditional and modern designs and is perfect for those who are tired of searching the cheap bazaar goods for a peace of true craftsmanship. The interior dining room is maybe the least charming of the spaces in the hotel but if temperature allows you would anyway want to have your meals outside in the wonderfull courtyard. Manouchehri house is definitely recommandable and at the present Rial rate great value for price. We would stay there again anytime we're in Kashan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manouchehri House is a boutique hotel situated in Kashan’s historic residential neighborhood, a gold mine of traditional Persian architecture and craftsmanship. Nurtured by a passion for design and a profound respect for history, this private residence has been brought back to life with the highest standards of historic preservation and the latest in modern amenities. Eight private guest rooms with unique architectural details surround a peaceful courtyard that features a reflecting pool flanked by gardens bearing local fruit. Guests are welcomed with a refreshment in the elegant lobby outfitted with traditional Iranian furnishings and showcasing an art gallery in the atrium above. A beautiful dining room serves complimentary breakfast as well as local fare for lunch and dinner. A state-of-the-art subterranean movie theater, converted from the original basement cistern, and WiFi Internet service throughout, highlight the harmonious balance of old and new. ... more less