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Iran has a wide selection of accommodations ranging from ecolodges and charming hostels to luxurious traditional or contemporary hotels. You can browse over 200 different places to spend your vacation and find the right one that fits your exact taste, budget and style. Make your Iran hotel booking experience as seamless as possible. You might even discover lodging options that take your breath away.
Helped with Visa, car rentals, hotels corona restrictions and set up an amazing trip to the desertThis was my second trip with TAP Persia. Again it was flawless. They helped me out with every question I had. And I had a lot. They helped me rent a car, gave me information about entering cities during Corona and also knew the best hotels and had good prices. We went on a trip to the desert and saw a lot of shooting stars. All in all, it was perfect. I would recommend it to everyone. 10/10!
5-Stars Corporate Travel | Memorable journeyI had the pleasure to visit Iran in March and April 2021 for business. My travel itinerary was complex, covering different cities, Tehran, Esfahan, and Yazd. While I initially tried to arrange bookings and transportation on my own, it is only when I turned to TAP Persia that things started to go definitely right. The hotel selections offered by Tap Persia have been simply superb. I truly enjoyed my staying in magnificent boutique hotels that made this trip an absolutely memorable journey. I'd like to express my warm thanks to the Tap Persia team, Rasool and Hadi in particular, for their unparalleled support, patience, and extraordinary humanity. Whatever wish I had, they made it come true: I really wanted to try the art of Persian calligraphy. Guess what? The following day I was sitting with a master of ancient calligraphy, and I was even entertained by a live performance with a traditional Persian Setar! I would genuinely recommend Tap Persia as the best travel agency in Iran.
All around reliable and trustableOver the years and despite preferring to do things by myself, I’ve relied and many tour companies on some locations. In Iran I’ve chosen TAP PERSIA. And I was not proven wrong. 🙂 paying a lot of money in advance is something I dread, but did. My trust was never misplaced. They helped me with my visa application (that I did in Istanbul), all of my in between cities transportation, hotels and a few guides. The hotels were amazing, the drivers drove good and safe, always kind; the guides super knowledgeable. The few changes I asked for on the ground (a guide where I hadn’t booked one, changes in itinerary, extra space in last train) were done with care and great effort. Never had to beg or insist. I would totally recommend using their services. You are always in contact with them by multiple ways and their representatives are all really nice! Iran is a wonderful destination and TAP PERSIA does it justice.
100% recommendationWe booked a pick up tour from Isfahan to Yazd and communication was perfect, quick and very easy via what’s app. Meysam picked us up at 9.00 am at the hotel and showed us some amazing things on the way to Yazd, for example chak chak, lunch in the dessert and some wonderful places in meybod. We never expected this trip to be so wonderful as it turned out. Meysam has fundamental knowledge about the sights and was very kind and comforting. I totally recommend doing any tour with him, if you get the chance!
Best tour operator in IranI found out about TAP Persia from YouTube and decided to contact them to help me set up a solo trip across Iran. I prefer more independent travel, so I used their help mainly for transportation arrangement and also asking them for tips about travelling in Iran. Let me begin by saying that everyone is super friendly and helpful! The communication was very smooth, my emails and messages were answered quickly. You can also pay online for all tickets, hotel bookings and trips, which is a huge time saviour. Special thanks to the lovely Maryam, who was the main person I talked with!! She did a great job!!! 🙂
Very satisfiedI travelled to Iran as solo traveler. On quite short notice. Tap Persia provided great support and had fast reaction to prepare my plan. I got a support with visa and travel insurance as well. Arrival to Iran was very smooth and all administration on the airport took less than 20 minutes. Tap Persia make reservation of all hotels (I wanted traditional ones) and arrange travel guides in each city where I required them. I do not have any objections or negative comments to hotels (perhaps only in Tehran, I will choose a hotel with bigger bath room next time :)). I do have only positive comments to all travel guides I met and they did company to me. As Mojtaba in Tehran, Mojtaba in Shiraz, Amir in Yazd, Elaheh in Esfahan, Fatima in Kashan and Mostafa in Alamut walley. When I return to Iran, I might insist to have the same guides again :). Everyone of them had something special in. My trip was easy, smooth and I really enjoy it. No disturbances at all. Tap Persia did a good job and I am happy that I had a luck to choose this agency for my travel arrangements. Thank you Rasool, Hadi and Maryam.
The best tailor made travel experience / know the country through its wonderful peopleAny way you like to travel: solo, guided, fully planned, in group or with your own driver ... all that and more you can get with the TAP Persia team. I have travelled to Iran so far with my husband and two kids and solo. Organizing a trip to Iran from abroad is not easy. Both times TAP Persia sorted out the bits and pieces, I needed .... visa, hotels, bus, drivers etc. They catered for all our needs; and patiently dealt with last minute changes . Their expertise and advise is very very welcome. The trip organising side 100% brilliant. But you will not only get that, but also a warm and human contact with Iranian locals and culture insight. You would miss out a lot if you don't have contact with the people. I dare you to challenge TAP Persia .... there is very little room for disappointment.
Iran’s expansive history has produced an interesting combination of ancient, traditional, and modern facilities. No matter where you visit, you will always find a unique and interesting place to stay. Booking hotels in Iran has never been easier. Traditional hotels offer some of the most uniquely Iranian experiences in this part of the world. Most of the hotels in this category are renovated structures, sometimes dating back over 400 years. They include delicate and elaborate stucco’s, hand-painted murals, brilliant mirror-work, and lavish tile work, along with soulful, local architecture. Lavish and tranquil courtyards offer an escape from modernity. Almost all accommodations in Iran offer free Wifi, so you’ll always be connected with your friends and family back home.
Finding the right Iran hotel is simple and straightforward. Modern Iranian hotels include all the amenities international travelers have come to expect. From round-the-clock room service and comfortable sleeping arrangements to fully-stocked rooms and accommodating staff members, modern Iranian hotels offer an effortless experience.
Each boutique Iran hotel has a unique history. These opulent mansions offer exciting atmospheres and a deep look into traditional Iranian life. The energy within freshens the soul and prepares for your adventures out into the city. Hostels, guesthouses, and ecolodges are fantastic options for their lively, engaging, and authentic character.
When looking for the right hotel in Iran, remember that service quality, amenity choices, and your overall experience might be different from your other travel destinations.
If you’re interested in discovering the best hotels in Iran based on traveler reviews, don’t miss this informative article.
Here are 5 things you should consider when booking a hotel in Iran:
Before traveling to any country, the best is to have a full plan of everything you need. Book a hotel or accommodation place beforehand is a very important step and relieve you from most travel worries. Procedures for booking a hotel in Iran is different to other countries. We will explain it here and you can also follow this article(Iran travel guide) about all the steps you need to do before coming to Iran.
Majority Iranian hotels are not registered on International platforms. Even if there are some, they’re mostly don’t accept credit card payment for reservation as debit cards are totally different in Iran. Some hotels don’t have a website at all or if they do, it’s not user friendly or translated in English. So, you will have limited options for booking online.
The best solution is you do it via a local agency and travel with peace of mind. In TAP Persia, we book any hotel you require conveniently and accompany you till the last step of your travel. Take a look at our Iran hotel page to be familiar with our suggested hotels.
Please note that booking a hotel in high season is a really difficult job and you may face lots of problems, so make sure to do your reservation in advance. The general high season in Iran is autumn and spring, but for some special areas, high seasons are different. For example, the best season for traveling to south of Iran are autumn and winter, but the best season for visiting Kurdistan and Azerbaijan is spring and summer.
As the tourism isn’t widely developed in Iran, there are many boutique hotels which are really popular among travelers. The old Iranian houses are also renovated and turned into traditional guest-houses with fascinating architecture and vibrant gardens. They present you great facilities and you may even savor their authentic atmosphere more than a modern, luxurious hotel.
Booking a hotel room is a process may be different among countries. It may need various documents, but for a hotel reservation in Iran, you just need a passport and money. In case, you’re Iranian and traveling with your partner whom you aren’t married, you need a marriage certificate for having a hotel double room as well. Otherwise, there are no restrictions on foreigners in this case. For more information, follow our article about traveling as an unmarried couple in Iran.
There are different ways of reserving a hotel in Iran, but not all of them are efficient. The international platforms don’t work due to sanctions. In addition, Iran has a different bank system, so paying Iran organizations by credit cards is not possible in most cases. Contacting the hotels is another way, however, there’s no online payment availability and the hotel may cancel your reservation later.
With these conditions, applying through an Iranian agency seems a wise decision. The hotels are bound to keep the rooms for agencies to maintain their credit. In TAP Persia, we do your hotel reservation in the most convenient and trustworthy way. Furthermore, you can pay for any of our services by your credit card. Just feel free to contact us.
Most Iranian hotels are not that large, so there are not so many rooms. The rooms’ quality varies too. For example, in some guesthouses or hostels, the services like bathroom may be outside the room. It doesn’t seem very comfortable, but don’t worry. You can consult with us and we will reserve the ideal room exactly based on your taste. You can also take a look at our Hotel Page to get familiar with our suggested hotels and book them directly online.
In TAP Persia, we introduce you to modern or traditional hotels and plan you a budget trip based on your preferences. Feel free to ask any question about traveling to Iran.
Isfahan Province, Isfahan, Majlesi St, Jameh Mosque of Isfahan
Pasargad, Shiraz, Fars Province, Iran
Shahdad Kalouts, Shahdad, Kerman Province, Iran
Isfahan Province, Iran
You can book any Iran hotel online through TAP Persia. Some big chain hotels offer online booking solutions, but the soulful locations, boutique hotels, and guesthouses often ask for cash. TAP Persia helps you book your dream hotel, and if the accommodation you’re looking for is not available, we will help you find an even better alternative.
Click on the city you’d like to visit to see the hotels that we have vetted in order to ensure quality service. Each hotel on our website is handpicked because of their reputation and our experience of working with them.
You can book any Iran hotel through TAP Persia with a bank transfer or cash payment upon your arrival. To confirm your booking you need to pay the deposit.
We deal with the hotel so you won’t have to, We will fight to get you the service you expect and deserve or find you a similar replacement if you are not satisfied. Moreover, we can reschedule your booking upon your request.
No, you have to make your reservation through us via a bank transfer. We will reserve your hotel on your behalf to ensure there is no communication barrier.
TAP Persia helps you by boiling down the best and most unique Iran hotels based on our travelers’ feedback, past experience, and one-of-a-kind offerings.
Tripadvisor is a fantastic choice for finding highly reviewed and popular options. What makes booking your Iran hotel through TAP Persia unique is that not only do we make sure that the service you received is up to your service, but we offer a chance to experience a much more immersive experience. Imagine dining with a local family, staying at a historic guesthouse, or living through a desert caravan and really feeling Iranian life.
Last-minute discounts are uncommon. Booking your hotel in advance can sometimes lower prices. One of the benefits is the affordable prices and memorable atmosphere of unique Iran hotels.
The best time to visit is during the spring between March till June and in autumn between September to November. These times are also the busiest times to travel, so if you plan to travel in or around these months, book at least 1-2 months in advance. If you plan on coming during the winter or summer months, we recommend 3-4 weeks of advance notice.
The best time to travel is in the spring. If you come from March to May, you will witness the festive new years celebrations, Nowruz, along with witnessing the most gorgeous natural attractions the country has to offer. The second best time to visit is during the fall, in September or October. The fall colors mingle beautifully with the earthy colors you’ll find throughout various landscapes. During the winter months, Kish and Qeshm island offer a luxurious escape from the cold.
The best cities to visit are Tehran, Isfahan, Yazd, Kashan, Mashhad, Kish & Shiraz. These cities offer not only ancient historical and natural attractions but also boast the country’s most colorful cultures, each with its own unique traditions. Each city is architecturally and historically rich. And feature one of the oldest continuing civilizations.
No, you can not use your international credit or debit cards to make reservations or purchases while traveling. You must bring cash and exchange it for Iranian Rials upon your arrival. If you don’t want to carry large amounts of bills and conduct frequent exchanges, you can sign up for the Iran tourist card, a personalized prepaid debit card that is accepted all throughout the country.
The official currency is the Iranian Rial. In order to get the most recent competitive exchange rates, chat with one of our travel advisors. The unofficial but common informal currency is called Toman and it basically has one less zero than the Rial (100 Rial = 10 Toman)
You can find reputable exchange offices throughout the city. Ask your reception or any local for directions. However, instead of carrying loads of cash, conducting frequent exchanges, and counting out exact change, sign up for an Iran tourist card, a personalized prepaid debit card you can charge with Euros or Dollars at any time, anywhere in the country.
TAP Persia can process your Iran visa in 3-5 business days.
Your normal cell phone and internet coverage will not work while traveling. This means you have to purchase an Iran SIM card. You get a free SIM card with the purchase of a pick-up tour.
Alcohol is illegal throughout Iran and cannot be found at official establishments.
Yes. One of the most treasured physical gifts you can take back from your journey is an authentic, hand-woven Persian carpet. Watch our video on How to buy a Persian carpet and start a chat with our support team to help you pick your dream carpet or rug.
The country has a hot, dry climate characterized by long, hot, dry summers and short, cool winters. January is the coldest month and August is the hottest. The best times to travel are during the spring and fall when temperatures are moderate. Average temperatures range between the low 50s°F (10s°C) at night to the upper 80s°F (25s°C) during the day.
Your cellphone provider will most likely not cover Iran. If you want to have a cell phone or internet coverage while in Iran, you’re gonna have to buy an Iran SIM card. You can buy them at the airport when you land, but international flights almost always arrive after midnight, meaning buying your SIM card at the airport is not available at that time. TAP Persia will complete your application and bring you your SIM card no matter what time you land. All you have to do is pay the SIM card fee and airport pick-up fee
Yes, internet access is available in almost all hotels and most shops and restaurants. Almost all locals have the internet on their phones, so you can always ask and people are happy to help you with online tasks. To ensure that you have cell and internet coverage while you travel, purchase an Iran SIM card.
You are actually required to purchase Iran travel insurance before you can enter the country. TAP Persia Iran travel insurance, covers medical emergencies, dental emergencies, and lost belongings. It also comes with our 24/7 live assistance, which you can use all across the country.
You can read our Solo Female Travel Tips. Generally speaking, it is very safe to travel as a solo woman. Women are required to follow the dress codes including wearing a headscarf and covering their arms and legs. Public transport also includes different sections for me and women. Iranians are renowned for their hospitality and as a visitor, you will be invited to many people’s houses for dinner or lunch. This isn’t as forward as it may seem in other countries and is generally a sign of respect to the guest. There is, however, no obligation to accept such offers.
US citizens will have to have their itinerary and tour guide approved beforehand. Sticking to the itinerary is part of the conditions of visa approval, so sticking to the itinerary and the instructions of the tour guide will ensure that there are no problems. Iranians are keen to demonstrate their hospitality to US citizens and will offer to host them for lunch or dinner. Hostility towards particular actions of the US government doesn’t stop the people of Iran from having nothing but the warmest feelings for Americans themselves.
Most people are able to travel independently within Iran, without any guide or official guidance whatsoever. US, UK, and Canadian citizens need to have their itinerary and tour group approved beforehand, which will require an officially sanctioned guide. However, as part of the itinerary, it is possible to include free days, which if approved, will allow for free travel. Many travelers prefer to go on guided tours, as much of the population, including those who work in tourism, do not have proficiency in English, making some experiences more difficult.
No. You can explore the country on your own if you bring enough cash with you to exchange on the go. TAP Persia connects you with locals guides in each city, so no matter where you go, you’re always going out with a local. All our Iran tours are conducted by passionate, knowledgeable, and authentic natives.
Rules on photography depend on location. Many mosques allow photography inside and outside. Some museums will not allow photography inside but will for the outside. Generally, if it is not permitted, a sign will tell you so. For the most part, do not photograph government and military buildings. For people, it is always better to ask for permission. But since Iranians are usually super friendly, they’ll not only pose for your photo but you might also make some new friends.
Iran has been a stable and one of the safest destinations for many decades. Given a rapid step-up in vaccination rates, investments in tourism infrastructure and thousands of years of history and tradition Iran offers a unique package of experiences to travelers and cultural explorers.
TAP Persia offers our highly-rated 24/7 Live Assistance to all our travelers. We also offer our in-house TAP Persia Iran travel insurance, where we are the closest link between you and the closest nearby provider, no matter where you are in the country. We ensure you, your belongings, and your experience.
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Unfortunately, Airbnb is not available. If you are looking for unique accommodations that allow you to have more interactions with locals, check out our Iran boutique hotels.
Unfortunately, Couchsurfing is not available. If you are planning your trips around local interactions or are traveling on a budget, check out our guesthouses and best economy Iran hotel.
No, you can’t. The Hotel will ask for marriage documents in this case.
Yes, people assume you can’t but it’s only if one of you is an Iranian. If you are both non-Iranian then it is ok.
Iran offers a variety of accommodation options. Cheap hotels and hostels are easy to find and book online. Most hostels start around 5 EUR per night for a dorm room bed and you can find a decent hotel with a private bathroom for 20 EUR per night.
Unfortunately no, hotels do not serve alcoholic beverages.