Kianpour Historical House – Isfahan (Iran)
For our stay in Isfahan, we were invited to stay at the Kianpour Historical House, hotel located 10 minutes away by feet from the central square and the main bazaar, in the Posht Baroo district.
The main street is packed with cars – typical in Iran so it won´t be a surprise anymore after 2-3 days – but once turned left direction Kianpour hotel, the noise starts fading away, giving space to locals walking the small streets, trading about the price of vegetable in the small family markets. We turn right and a tiny yet worth noticing entrance door welcome us. No doorbell, obviously – knocking on the door will do. The entrance corridor leaves us a little perplexed, but as soon as we step out into the patio, a natural smile starts to grow – a mixture of Iranian and Greek style gives the space a sort of ancient vibe.
The eating area is another shock, positive of course. Mosaic windows let sun rays sneak in softly, giving the mosque-like room a colourful aura. Tough late, we get breakfast which in its simplicity reflects the entire situation. Bread (called nun), cucumber and tomatoes, eggs, dates, fresh juices, watermelon, olives, rose honey – not a bad start!
We get up to our room, which is on the first floor (highly recommend it). A tiny stair connects the main entrance to the terrace, where we can access our room too. The room is relatively small, but honestly speaking besides sleeping and relaxing a bit, we are not using it much. Anyway, it´s very curated in its details, like the wooden ceiling, the curtains and the ornaments. Good touch!
The terrace overlooks the internal patio and it´s the perfect place to sit at the end of the day and wrap it up by looking at the pics taken, sharing thoughts and planning some more time in Isfahan.
The owner is very nice too, giving advice as regard where to go and where not to, and helping with all the other enquiries.
Looking back, probably the best hotel we stayed in during our trip in Iran!
Address: Isfahan Province, Isfahan, Gole Davoudi Blind Alley, Iran