Old mansions are the most quintessentially Iranian accommodation. A central feature of this kind of mansion is an interior garden, usually with trees and a fountain. An old house generally has two or more levels built around this central garden, with upper balconies overlooking the lower floor.
The lower floor normally has long and narrow rooms opening onto the garden. Upper levels have more rooms that lead onto the inner balconies. Some rooms have inner windows with shutters and ornamental mirror work and high ceilings create a feeling of spaciousness.
Bright and airy, a large number of traditional houses have been converted into guesthouses, allowing visitors to live like a local while in Iran. You can stay in our suggested hostels and experience old Persian atmosphere.
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