Old & traditional houses are main attractions in old city of Kashan. Some of them have been renovated, so you can go and visit them. But if you really want to try living in one of them, The Manouchehri House is highly recommended. A 2 star hotel which is way beyond expectations!
Words from Manouchehri House website
The Manouchehri House is a boutique hotel situated in Kashan’s historic residential neighborhood, a gold mine of traditional Persian architecture and craftsmanship. Nurtured by a passion for design and a profound respect for history, this private residence has been brought back to life with the highest standards of historic preservation and the latest in modern amenities.
Eight private guest rooms with unique architectural details surround a peaceful courtyard that features a reflecting pool flanked by gardens bearing local fruit. Guests are welcomed with a refreshment in the elegant lobby outfitted with traditional Iranian furnishings and showcasing an art gallery in the atrium above.
A beautiful dining room serves complimentary breakfast as well as local fare for lunch and dinner. A state-of-the-art subterranean movie theatre, converted from the original basement cistern, and wifi Internet service throughout, highlight the harmonious balance of old and new. A spacious textile workshop featuring looms for velvet and brocade weaving support the revival of traditional arts of the region. These rare and precious textiles are available for purchase in the hotel’s gift shop, which presents a multitude of objects from Iranian artisans and craftsmen.
Through consistent dedication and passionate teamwork, the Manouchehri House has become a beacon of cultural and historical restoration and a rare gem in the landscape of luxury accommodations.
My experience in Manouchehri House
Manouchehri house is located near grand bazaar of Kashan, inside narrow alleys. I admit I really didn`t expect to see such place in the area. Like many other similar old houses in a hot city like Kashan, you need to take stairs down and then you will see the beauty of an traditional Iranian house.
Manouchehri House has only 8 rooms. There are restaurant, workshop, gallery, handicraft shop and a cinema available, which make this place a complete pack to try and enjoy. Restaurant has large windows that bring daylight in and make things calm and joyful to stay and eat lunch. Room designs are just like an old room you are expecting, and they are comfortable as well.
Manouchehri House is so successful that they could receive TripAdvisor badge in 2012. Manouchehri House is way beyond an ordinary 2 star hotel. This is the experiment, environment and atmosphere that make this place a unique one to try and enjoy.
Story of Manouchehri House
Manouchehri house goes back to Safavid dynasty. It was renovated during Qajars, but then it lost its position during time again. but then Saba Manouchehri and Abolfazl Shahi (Artistic manager) bring life back to this place. If you get there, make sure to visit photos of their work, before and during contruction. It took 3.5 years to finish this great job and host guests and visitors to this place.
Here are some photos of Manouchehri House: