The Abbasi Hotel is located in an opulent 300-year-old building in the heart of Isfahan. Built during the Safavid dynasty of King Sultan Hossein, the Abbasi Hotel was originally a caravanserai, a stopping point for merchants traveling along the Silk Road, providing shelter for camels and horses and rest for the traders.

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The Abbasi Hotel was renovated in the 1950s by French architect Andre Godard who fought to preserve this piece of Isfahan’s history. Guests can stay in one of two wings, old and new, but the former is the place to truly experience a Persian Caravanserai.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a burst of emerald green, blue, gold, and orange on painted walls of florals and depictions of men and women of years past. Walking through the halls, guests will find miniature paintings, shimmering mirror work, glittering chandeliers, and small alcoves with exquisite architectural details.

There are several room options, ranging from a single bedroom to the Paradise and Safavid Suites which takes guests back into the past. The Safavid Suites have two bedrooms and vaulted ceilings. The view faces the Persian garden with fountains and a reflective pool and the turquoise dome of the Chaharbagh School built in the early 1700s.

There are six restaurants at the Abbasi Hotel. Admire the Chehelsotoun Restaurant’s Safavid and Qajar style murals and the plush seating which takes inspiration from Darius’ throne in Persepolis. The columns, glass panes, and lanterns add to the opulence. Feel like royalty in the Breakfast Hall which is decorated with mirror work, paintings of florals and birds, and muqarnnas, a series of miniature vaults that mimic honeycombs. On the end of the garden, guests will find the Traditional Restaurant with live music. The Naghsh-i-Jahan coffee shop has a variety of coffees, milkshakes, desserts, ice creams, and pizzas. Near the main lobby there is a parlor with high tiled walls and ceilings where guests can enjoy a herbal tea. View the pretty city below from the rooftop Cheshmandaz Restaurant.

Nearby, guests can explore the old bazaar where the merchants of long ago were able to sell their wares. Chat with the locals and pick up trinkets and then find your way back through the labyrinth of lanes to take a dip in the pool at Abbasi Hotel.

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