A beautiful and friendly country to visit
Our hotel choices in Iran (there are no real high end accomodations unfortunately).
Hotel Sepehr*****, Tehran
Hotel "Hilton" Esteghlal****, Tehran (the former Hilton, not much renovated since)
Hotel Homa***, Mashad
Tehran (Source: wikipedia)
I have to say it:
The most professional and most accomodating of any consulates in the world has been the Iranian Consulate in Munich.
I twice had to get my visa there.
A beautiful building in Munich's best area with a large "Welcome" sign.
One machine for coffee, one for juices and softdrinks, one for copies, one for passport fotos.
A television in the waiting area showing national TV, with English undertitles featuring "Nuclear Breaking News" :-))
The service is quick, efficient and very friendly.
Open every work day.
Their website features well-selected quotes of poets and thinkers and thereby indicates a high national affinity for education, culture and civility.
If all consulates would be run as professionally as the Iranian Consulate in Munich, travelling would be a lot easier !