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Old guesthouses in Iran

Old guesthouses in Iran

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The Oil Company Guesthouse in Iran is a monument of the Pahlavi era which is located on Elahieh Street in Tehran. This building is designated as one of the national monuments of Iran by registration number 10871. This historic garden, with an area of about 6,000 square meters, forms part of the current Club of Oil Company and it is located at the end of Tehran's Elahieh Street.

This traditional guesthouse in Iran is now referred to as the Oil Club.

The main building of this complex, which consists of three rooms, a staircase to the second floor and a reception hall, and the same duplicates on the second floor, was inspired by the Qajar architecture. The old building on the north side of the main building dates back to the Pahlavi era and the north and west sides of the main building were built in the post-Islamic era.

This work has been registered as a national monument in Iran under the registration number 10871 and it used to be a luxury hotel in Iran.

The complex consists of two floors and has two entrances on the south and east side, the main entrance is connected to the south side entrance. On the first floor, this building has three rooms and a hall - accessed by two split-like spaces. The second floor also comprises three rooms, a living room and two storage rooms, both of which are surrounded by a patio porch. The south facade is the main facade with 6 columns on each floor and one on the main entrance to the building. The east façade consists of two parts, the main façade of the old building - consisting of two floors, and the adjoining facade, containing one floor. This type of architecture is a mix method of Pahlavi and Qajar designs.

This property was registered under the name of Mrs. Astana and it is currently owned by the Ministry of Petroleum. This luxury hotel in Iran is now used as a club by the National Petroleum Company, known as the Elahea Club.

Address: Bostan Ave., Elieh Street, Shahid Morteza Fayazi St., Valiasr Ave. Tehran, Iran.


The historic houses of Tehran, most of them located in the 12th district of the capital, have given the area a sense of historical and tourist attraction. The beautiful buildings of these traditional houses in Iran and the architecture that has fewer visitors these days make this part of the city and its houses unique.

The list of historic buildings located in district 12 of Tehran is consists of about 50 houses, many of which have had an impact on constitutional history.

The House of Moustaki al-Mamalek, the house in which the first Constitutional Cabinet was formed, the House of Qawam al-Dawlah (Vosuq al-Dawlah), the house of Mushir al-Dawlah, Pyrenees, the Union House and Garden, the House of Nasir al-Dawlah, the House of Aziz al-Sultan (Malijak), the house of Amin al-Darb, the house of Reza Khan, the house of Ayatollah Kashani are some of the houses that contain contemporary Iranian history.

The area has also witnessed the presence of many contemporary poets, including "Houshang Ebtajaj", "Parvin Etesami", "Abolhassan Saba", "Jalal Ale Ahmad" and "Sadegh Hedayat". This area is full of old houses in Iran.

The presence of historical buildings in this area is so remarkable that Hojat Nazari, a member of the Cultural and Social Commission of the Islamic Council of Tehran after visiting these houses, stated: "There are about 34 properties in the 12 district of Tehran belonging to the constitutional age which have or have had significant constitutional events. "

"Most of these properties have been abandoned without a national registration; today, after visiting these sites, I decided to pursue the renovation of this property and propose to create a constitutional tourism route," he said in a tweet.

Many of the historic buildings in the heart of the capital belong to government agencies and institutions, including the Mostofi al-Mamalik house owned by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology and the Zahir al-Dawlah house owned by the Social Security Organization.

The Constitutional Movement is a series of attempts and events that led to the signing of the Constitutional Order by Mozaffar al-Din Shah in 1285 and continued until the reign of Muhammad Ali Shah Qajar, which led to the formation of the National Assembly.

Many of these luxury guesthouses in Iran are not for public use but are available for visiting during tourism seasons. 


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