Shiraz is the capital city of Fars province and a treasure trove of Persian culture. Despite its size, a population of about 1.5 million and an appalling traffic problem, it has retained the relaxed atmosphere of a provincial town, with a university which still retains its reputation.
Many foreign visitors are surprised that the city itself has so few surviving historical monuments when there are such archaeological treasures in the neighbouring countryside, but earthquakes over the centuries have taken a heavy toll.
A settlement from Achaemenid times, it really prospered from the early Islamic era, quickly developing into a walled city. Local disputes between warlords during the 11st—12th centuries caused problems, but Shiraz largely escaped severe damage by the Mongol armies, and its tactical surrender to Timur Leng in 1395 rewarded by great prosperity under his grandson’s governorship.
The good fortune was not to last. In 1668 severe flooding brought death and outbreaks of plague. The citizens had barely recovered when the Afghan rebels, destroying the remnants of Safavid authority, set about massacring the population in 1725. However, under the rule of Karim Khan Zand (d 1779, and still remembered with great affection today) and his descendants, Shiraz regained its former prosperity as the Zand capital for some 20 years in the second half of the 18th century.
Those days of tolerance were short-lived; 15% of the population were Jewish in the early 19th century, but few Jews remain today.
Today it is the place to smell the beautiful Shiraz roses and to buy the perfume and rose-water. Shiraz is also a place to walk in the gardens, see the Azadi Park Ferris Wheel and roundabouts occasionally crowded with excited schoolgirls, their chadors flying in the breeze, or to inspect the carpets in the bazaar.
Zandiyeh Hotel, Shiraz
Zandiyeh Hotel Shiraz is a 5-star luxury hotel. It is located in Iran historical capital, Shiraz. Its location is just by Karim Khan Citadel in Hejrat Street. The Modern Zandiyeh Hotel being an Iranian Hotel has been constructed at the heart of Shiraz City and in the vicinity of the historical and most invaluable complex of Zandiyeh. Built with a unique appearance and deeply inspired by Shiraz historical architecture, the hotel presents an eye-catching and most relaxing atmosphere for the guests.
Experience tranquility and memorable stay in luxury rooms and suites with a very elegant and different space, modern furniture, and unique decoration make Zandiyeh Hotel, unique for long term stay. The Hotel’s Coffee Shop meets the different tastes of the guests from different countries with its different menu.
In addition, the hotel is also just twenty minutes away from the airport. You can enjoy all the sights of the city and come home surrounded by luxury. At Zandiyeh, you get VIP treatment every night of your stay. Catch up on some much-needed relaxation and a nice sleep knowing all the tourist spots are a few minutes away.
Zandiyeh hotel is a new built hotel in 7 floors and 75 rooms with traditional Iranian bathroom and pool. Hotel is near the attractive places which are interesting for tourists.
Booking a room at Zandiyeh Hotel is quite an experience.
Past artworks that are probably centuries old hang on the walls. Precious Zandiyeh monuments are found within. Indulge in the noble architecture of Iran. It seems like you are surrounded by beauty no matter where you look while you are on hotel grounds.
Chamran Grand Hotel, Shiraz
The tallest hotel in Iran’s capital of culture and history, located in the beautiful district of Ghasordasht, with a breathtaking view of the city of Shiraz and the heavenly gardens in the vicinity, Chamran Grand Hotel has utilized the knowledge and the experience of the experts in hotelier and hospitality industry and has taken all the international standards for service quality into account, promising a memorable stay in the heart of tranquility and serenity.
Constructed in 30 floors, including 250 rooms and suites with magnificent view of the city and the gardens around, offering unique services for food and drink on the floors 23, 24, and 25 in its beautifully designed and decorated Iranian, and Italian restaurants plus a traditional Iranian restaurant and coffee shops, Chamran Grand Hotel makes its utmost efforts to provide the guests with whatever they aspire to have on their trip.
A section for banking services, a tour and travel agency, beauty salons and fully-equipped gyms, swimming pools, saunas and Jacuzzis, professional therapeutic massage, high-speed internet center, and halls for ceremonies, seminars, and conferences, all in all are just some of the facilities Chamran Grand Hotel provides the guests with. Experienced and knowledgeable hotel staffs are more than eager to make the picturesque city eternal in the guests’ minds.
Parsian Hotel, Shiraz
The 4-star Shiraz Parsian Hotel was established in 1992 by Parsian Hotels group at the center of the beautiful city of Shiraz in vicinity of historical sites and shopping malls. With its ancient artefacts, Shiraz Parsian Hotel recounts the long history of Iranian civilization, and tourists visiting Iran feel the urge to visit Shiraz as an integral part of their trip schedule. This five-story hotel is located on Rudaki Street in the city center.
Shiraz Parsian Hotel has 62 residential units, including two-bed rooms (twin and double), junior and royal suites, all equipped with welfare facilities. Security systems, fire alarm system, safe-deposit box, telephone, television, satellite television channels, Internet access, minibar, and 24-hour room service.
Parseh Restaurant of Shiraz Parsian Hotel (capacity: 80) on the ground floor overlooks Rudaki Street and offers a variety of dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Narenjestan Restaurant (capacity: 40) located in the eastern part of the lobby serves a variety of Iranian and western dishes.
The multipurpose, column less, and luxurious Pardis Hall on the first floor (capacity: 130) is a suitable place for weddings, conferences, meetings, and seminars in the form of round table or rows of seats. High-speed Internet access and audiovisual equipment are offered upon the request of guests in this hall.
Royal Hotel, Shiraz
Royal hotel is a 4-star hotel in Shiraz which was opened in 2014 With attendance of governor of Fars. The Royal Shiraz Hotel has great views and has 44 rooms and great facilities such as restaurants , cafes, room service, indoor parking, travel agency, taxi service, hand crafts, hotel is located in new Boulevard of Shahid Rabani, ready to host dear guests.
Homa Hotel, Shiraz
Hotel Homa the Luxe and five-star hotel in Shiraz, is located in the heart of the Treasures of Bostan Azadi, one of the most beautiful gardens in Shiraz, offers the facilities of a first-class business hotel beside the peace of a leisure hotel.
This luxurious hotel features excellent sports and entertainment facilities, international and Iranian cuisine, It offers you the most up-to-date amenities in accordance with the latest international standards. All luxurious rooms in the hotel with a dreamy view of the floral garden and the high mountains and the city of Shiraz.
Distance from tourism centers: The tomb of Hafez (Hafezieh) is located 3 km northeast, Karim Khan citadel, 3 km south, Shah Ligham 3 km south, Quran gate 3 km Northeast, Jahanzad Garden, 3 km Northeast, Atatürk (Market and Bath and Mosque) at 3 South Khorramshahr, Pars Museum and Moshir Caves, 3 km south, Saadi Tomb 5 km east of Narenjestan and Mosque of Jameh 5 km southeast, Delgosha Garden 5 km East, Eram Garden 1 km Northeast, Afifabad Garden 7 km Southwest, Maharoldar Lake, 35 km southeast, Persepolis, 55 km Northeast, Pasargad and Rostam, 80 km. Northeast.