Silk Road Hotel – Yazd Iran
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Silk Road Hotel – Yazd Iran Reviews
Silk Road Hotel – Yazd Iran May 16, 2012
Location- Close to the Jameh Mosque, down a small mud brick alley, if you need a taxi, just ask them to take you to the Jameh Mosque, and you will see the signs, if you don’t local shop keepers will point you in the right direction. There are some local small stores on the adjacent road, and it is perfectly placed to walk to most of the sights you will want to see in Yazd. Except for the Zorastrian temple which you will need to take a taxi to, or you can book (a little pricey we thought) through SRH and they will arrange it for you along with a trip to Maybob and Kouragh.
What can we say, everyone raves about the SRH. Interestingly when we first rang the week before to check availability and prices, they quoted 650,000 rial. We said we would get back, we thought that a little rich. Then we rang again 3 days later and they quoted 450,000 rial. Only after asking for a better price several times did it come down to 450,000 rial a night. We confirmed on this and when we arrived, they did not seem to have any record of us booking. We had to reiterate that we had booked by phone on x day and that we did not ask for a dorm, but a double room with private bathroom. We finally got a small room in the second courtyard to the main courtyard, granted it was very cool with its own aircon and had a large (for the size of room) private bathroom, with western loo and excellent hot and cold shower. The Kitchen seemed to churn out food most of the day. And a reasonable menu could be had, unlike our trip one night to their sister hotel across the road, The Orient, their menu was dire! Again fairly traditional Iranian food, along with huge plates of rice and bread. Meals were pay as you go. There is a very laid back system, for example there is a large cold fridge with drinks in, where you can help yourself, but obviously you settle up before leaving the courtyard. There were lots of international travellers there (no other Brits) but plenty of cyclists from France and Germany, and a fair rep of Aussies! All of whom seemed to get a better room rate than we did (this seemed common in Iran as we found out). Check out time and we decided that we should even things up and proceeded to pay the 400,000 rial the other residents were paying and that we had heard the manager quoting to new guests (we stayed 3 nights). There was no argument when we paid our way, and we felt that actually the price reflected the room and facilities that were on offer.
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