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Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran: A TripAdvisor Perspective

An Unforgettable Stay Experience

Espinas Palace Hotel is one of the most iconic luxury hotels of Tehran, Iran’s capital city. Not to be mistaken with Espinas International Hotel, another 5-star hotel of the group located in the center of Tehran, Espinas Palace Hotel is nestled at the footstep of the Alborz Mountains, in the north of the city.

From there, its 400 rooms and suites offers breathtaking views over the city on one side and the mountains on the other side.

This 5-stars hotel stands as one of the finest hotels of the city, offering high quality services to its guests as reflected by traveler’s reviews on TripAdvisor who made it the best-rated hotel in Tehran. Espinas Palace Hotel is also famous for its Sky Lounge, an elegant fusion restaurant located at 21st floor of its iconic building.

So if you’re considering Espinas International Hotel for your stay in Tehran, here is an overview of travelers’ reviews on TripAdvisor to help you make your choice.

Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran: What Travelers Are Saying

On TripAdvisor, Espinas Palace Hotel is the top-rated hotel in Tehran. Unsurprisingly then, most travelers have praised in their reviews the quality of the services received during their stay at this hotel. Whether it’d be the staff behavior, the quality of the food, or the comfort of the rooms, Espinas Palace Hotel seems to reach travelers’ expectations of a 5-star hotel.

Great food

Breakfast Buffet in Espinas Palace Hotel
Breakfast Buffet in Espinas Palace Hotel

Many travelers mentioned the food in the review, with some special highlights on a specific restaurant. Elnaz A (Jan 2024) described: “Foods are delicious in the coffee shop, and also in the restaurant. When you want to eat breakfast in the Latoon restaurant you can find anything you want for meal. I think this is a complete and good place for having breakfast. About the room services I should say that they have the best food and the best room service personals.” Vafa A (Apri 2024) also poetically described the breakfast menu as “a symphony of flavors and textures” adding that “the friendly staff goes above and beyond to accommodate dietary preference and create a personalized breakfast experience for each guest”. Pani S (Apr 2024) also enthusiastically wrote: “The restaurant is SO GOOD!! I asked them to tell me who the chef is and to give him my compliments. The soup, the haleem, the ash reshteh were the best I’ve ever had.”

Nice atmosphere

Sky Lounge Cafe in Espinas Palace Hotel
Sky Lounge Cafe in Espinas Palace Hotel

Beside the food, many travelers enjoy the nice atmosphere of Espinas Palace Hotel, and in particular its restaurants. Ranad N (Jan 2024) wrote that “the sky lounge and sunset cafe is amazing great experience” while Thomas J (Oct 2023) said he enjoyed an “extraordinary dinner and friendly people at the Sky Lounge on 21th floor.” But it’s not limited to the Sky Lounge, as Navigator66865484119 (Nov 2023) wrote: “The atmosphere at the Sunset restaurant at the lounge was very pleasant. A piano player with delicious food, made it a relaxing environment to eat and converse.” Hussain (Jul 2023) also explained that “they have a restaurant in lobby called cafe sunset with a balcony where they serve breakfast, lunch and coffee with a very good city view”.

Among the best city views

City View From Espinas Palace Hotel Windows
City View From Espinas Palace Hotel Windows

Being perched on a hill on the heights of the city, and with 21 floors, Espinas Palace Hotel offers greats views over the mountains on one side and the city on the other side. That’s why almost all reviewers mentioned the view, such as Emine Nihan U (Mar 2024): “The hotel’s city view is fantastic”, Mohammed K (Apr 2024): “Comfortable room with a view to kill for”, Jafar A (Feb 2024): “the view from our room facing the mountain was very beautiful” and Elnaz A (Jan 2024): “view of the hotel is beautiful and gorgeous from the outside and actually from the inside.”

Peculiar location

Location of Espinas Palace Hotel
Location of Espinas Palace Hotel

Unlike many hotels located in the crowded city-center, Espinas Palace Hotel is in a wealthy neighborhood of the north of Tehran. Lena G (Jan 2024) explained that “the location is beautiful, close to the mountain, but far from the center”, however the access by car is pretty easy which made Azar M saying: “The location is prefect, accessible to anywhere”. Peyjman K (Dec 2023) described: “It is amazing hotel in all point such as super location and luxury areas inside and outside.”

Professional and friendly staff

Espinas Palace Hotel Lobby
Espinas Palace Hotel, Lobby

While some 5-star hotels in Tehran may sometimes suffer from their staff behavior, personals at Espinas Palace Hotel are constantly praised in traveler’s reviews. 999Lamb (Apr 2024) wrote: “Over the top (in a good way) service with super-friendly and very helpful staff who really showed off the hospitality and warmth of Iranians”. Likewise, Abdul J (Apr 2024) said that “the staff is always available with a smiling face to help guests” and Mohammed K (Apr 2024) wrote: “service as friendly and efficient as it can get.” Sina yz (Apr 2024) summed it up with its comment: “Ever since we came to Espinas Hotel, we were satisfied with everything. We went to many countries and saw many hotels, but Espinas Hotel was great. How many times have we been coming here and we are really satisfied. Many people thanks various staff members, especially Laton Restaurant”

Clean comfortable rooms

Rooms of Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran
Rooms of Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran

Of course, a 5-star hotel should have high quality rooms, which, according to traveler’s reviews, is the case at Espinas Palace Hotel. Negin M (Mar 2024) wrote that “we were very satisfied with the cleanliness of our room” and Emine Nihan U (Mar 2024) also said, like many others, that “the rooms were very comfortable and clean”. 999Lamb (Apr 2024) added: “Very nice, very clean and spacious rooms with a nice view of Tehran”, while Erfan M praised the whole by saying: “the hotel is so luxurious with great design”.

Reviews Summary of Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran

On TripAdvisor, Espinas Palace Hotel is the best rated hotel in Tehran among 179 other hotels. It gathers a total of 2486 reviews and a score of 4.5/5. Renowned as one of Iran’s best 5-star hotel, Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran is faithful to its reputation according to most travelers who wrote a review on TripAdvisor. Most of them praised the nice atmosphere of the hotel, the cleanliness of the room, and the professional services provided by the staff, in particular at the restaurants. While it does not have a central location, the proximity with the mountains and the great views it offers are appreciated by most travelers. 

Espinas Palace Hotel Amenities
Espinas Palace Hotel Amenities

Critical Reviews of Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran

While the vast majority of the reviews are positives, some travelers have had negatives experiences at Espinas Palace Hotel according to their reviews in Tehran. Most critics goes toward some of the rooms’ quality, with problems in the bathroom, air-conditioning system, or the room’s size. There may be some of the rooms which require renovation.

Conclusion: SURFIRAN’s Perspective on Espinas Palace Hotel in Tehran

Espinas Palace Hotel is one of Iran’s best luxury hotels, offering unique services in term of accommodation and catering. Its location, in the north of the city, combined with its height (21 floors) distinguished it from other hotels and offers its guests breathtaking views of Iran’s capital city. Faithful to its reputation over the years, Espinas Palace Hotel is a safe bet for a luxury stay in Tehran.

Inside Espinas Palace Hotel
Inside Espinas Palace Hotel

Espinas Palace Hotel Amenities

  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Indoor Pool
  • Spa & Wellness Center
  • Massages
  • Fitness Center with Gym
  • Meeting rooms
  • Restaurants, lounge and coffee shop

Espinas Palace Hotel’s Proximity to Major Attractions

Average distance to the mentioned attractions from Espinas Palace Hotel in by taxi:

Rooms from 119€/night

Best Affordable Hotels in Tehran

If you are rather looking for an affordable hotel in Tehran, here are some of our best recommendations:

1. Roudaki Hotel Tehran

Roudaki Hotel, Tehran
Roudaki Hotel, Tehran

Roudaki Hotel is a good hotel located in Tehran’s city center, near Teatr-e Shar metro station. Its central location and quick access to transportation makes it a convenient choice to visit the city. Furthermore, overall reviews are satisfied with the services of this 3-star hotel that provides different type of rooms and suites.

Rooms from 43€ /night

2. Pamchal Hotel Tehran

Pamchal Hotel, Tehran
Pamchal Hotel, Tehran

Pamchal Hotel is another 3-star hotel located in Tehran’s city center, near Haft-e Tir Square and metro station. The hotel also has a restaurant and a coffee shop and provide clean, well-equipped modern rooms.

Rooms from 34.5€ /night

3. Azadi Hotel Tehran

Azadi Hotel, Tehran
Azadi Hotel, Tehran

This 2-star hotel is a good option for budget travelers visiting Tehran. It is located at a short distance from the National Museum of Iran and the Golestan Palace and its rooms are comfortable and clean. Furthermore, friendly and helpful staff are available to answer your needs during your stay in the capital.

Rooms from 33.5€ /night

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4. Vernus Hotel Tehran

Vernus Hotel, Tehran
Vernus Hotel, Tehran

Located on Boulevard Keshavarz, near Vali Asr Square, Vernus Hotel is a recently built 3-star hotel that provides the necessary commodities at a reasonable price. Its central location makes it convenient to visit the city by taxi, metro or BRT.

Rooms from 37.5€ /night

5. Roma Hotel Tehran

Roma Hotel, Tehran
Roma Hotel, Tehran

Located a bit outside of the crowded areas of Tehran, between the central neighborhoods and the northern part of the city, Roma Hotel is a small 2-star hotel with only 14 rooms that will suit travelers looking for a more intimate experience. The hotel also has all facilities of modern hotels, such as restaurant, meeting rooms, etc.

Rooms from 38€ /night


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SURFIRAN Editorial Team

SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.

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