Located in the gardens of a former Qajar nobleman, the Moshir Al-Mamalek Garden Hotel is a charming way to experience the architecture of Yazd. The property has been listed as a Heritage Site of Iran.

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The Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel has maintained many of its original features dating from the 19th century. Stained glass windows, a grand domed entrance, vaulted ceilings, tile work, and colorful murals give guests a true Persian experience.

The hotel has 45 simple rooms that fit into the traditional surroundings, and include an en-suite bath. Wood doors and window frames are intricately carved, and instead of headboards, beds are propped against colorful tiled walls. Even the floors are a dazzling mosaic of glazed blue, orange, yellow, and green tiles.

The highlight of a stay here is the beautiful Persian garden with an orchard of mulberry, fig, pine, and pomegranate trees. Relax with a cool drink on a rug-covered divan near the reflective pools and fountains. Walk along the paths under the shade of trees as you breathe in the sweet scent of the honeysuckle that grows in abundance here. Look up to see the badgirs, wind towers that keep Yazd buildings cool in the desert heat.

Vaulted and domed ceilings, walls of paintings, and stained glass windows cast a dancing array of color into the Naqashi Restaurant as you dine on either continental or Persian dishes. One red and one blue parrot with their keeper are a regular feature on the terrace.

Look for Persian handicrafts in the little shop at the Moshir Al-Mamalek Garden Hotel, or wander into town to chat with the generous locals who will often invite travelers in for a cup of tea accompanied by baklava. Yazd is the sweet capital of Iran and there are many varieties to choose from made with a range of ingredients like chickpea flour, sugar, almonds, cardamom, rosewater, and nutmeg. In the local sweet shop, pack up a pretty red box of almond pastries to nibble on later in the hotel’s garden.

Yazd is a desert city surrounded by valleys and mountains, and the Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel is its own lovely oasis.

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