Best business traveller hotels in Tehran
Tehran has a few significant hotels, with only a handful of new-build in recent years. But despite the lack of international brands, you can still get 4 and 5-star treatment at a good number of local hotels.
The best hotel currently in Tehran is Espinas Palace Hotel. For those on medium to large budgets, we recommend the Espinas twin hotels in the city. The privately-owned hotels are often used by diplomats and foreign dignitaries when visiting Tehran, and for those whose company budgets can afford to splash out on a beautiful room, these are the ideal locations.
1: Espinas Palace
The Espinas Palace Hotel is the latest of the brand to open in the Iranian capital. Located in the northernmost part of the Sa’aadat Abad area of Tehran (literally hugging the mountains), the hotel aims to offer a so-called 5-star experience to guests.
We headed up there recently to look at what’s on offer and, without a doubt the hotel is the most luxurious accommodation in the city currently.
2: Espinas City Centre (Persian Gulf)
The original 4-star Espinas Hotel on Kesharvaz Boulevard is a fantastic location for those looking to stay in a luxurious hotel in the centre of the city. The city centre hotel boasts the usual trappings of any 4-star hotel with conference room and amenities, along with fantastically local and ethnic cuisine available. We’ve been invited to several conferences at the Espinas City Centre, and we can confirm the food both foreign and domestic is perfect for hosting important events.
3: Novotel IKIA
Novotel Tehran is located adjacent from the main international terminal at Imam Khomeini Airport City (IKAC), it is one of the two newest hotels to open in the city in recent years, the other being its sister low-cost Ibis hotel next door.
As the newest large hotel in town, Novotel offers the expected range of modern comforts including conference rooms, breakout rooms, several working areas, as well as the usual assortment of spas and relaxation rooms.
4: Tooba Boutique Hotel
This small hotel provides accommodation for people looking for a simple hotel room or those also looking for an apartment hotel. Situated in the northern business district of Jordan, the hotel has a roof garden and restaurant as well as areas to work on the ground floor.
Accommodation features a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV and DVD player, as well as a fully equipped kitchen with a fridge. Some units feature a terrace and a balcony with mountain or garden views.
If you’re visiting Tehran as part of an exhibition at the Shahr Aftab exhibition centre, then the hotels at the airport are ideally situated for quick access.
5: Tehran Homa Hotel (Former Sheraton)
Tehran Homa Hotel is one of the oldest operating in the city. However, it has not lost its charm with being refitted in recent months.
Homa Hotel conveniently located in the heart of the business district of northern Tehran with its luxurious and plushy building has beautiful suites and rooms with all amenities and facilities. This hotel is both ideals for business travellers and those who want to stay close to the city’s old part, palaces and museums.
A total of 172 A/C single and double guest rooms, and elegant suites, with spectacular views to the city or Alborz mountains, are furnished in a blend of Iranian and continental designs to please the distinctive tastes.
Meraj Restaurant on the 16th floor is there for a pleasant meal while looking over the fantastic view of the city. There are also Iranian traditional and summer restaurants for any tastes. The pools are available during the summer periods.
You can find the full range of options on the links provided inside the article. There are several great local and foreign websites where you can book the hotels either in local or foreign currency.
If you’re looking for a cheaper place to stay why not check out our review on low-cost hostels across Tehran.