Lovely small tranquil space in the midst of the old city and walking distance to the bazaar. Enjoyed the early morning tea and quiet time in the garden courtyard listening to the birds. Had good books available about Esfahan so could read about the city.
Stayed in the underground bedroom which was cool in the heat of the day. Shared bathroom was clean. Nice breakfast in comfortable space. Staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and spoke good English. Enjoyed our stay here.
My husband and i stay in howzak for 3 night every things was nice the breakfast changed every they,stuff were helpfull,the house was cozy and lovely,but our bed in farshkhane room made very annoying sound,,and the stuff were good but not very warm to have friendly chat.but totally i love howzak and miss there😍
We spend 3 nights in Maison Howzak after leaving an other (dirty) hotel. We were warmly welcomed by Sarah at night who managed to find a room for us :)
The place is really calm, clean and most important very friendly.
We felt like home. You'll have breakfast in the cour and you'll drink tea near the bassin if the weather is clement. You'll also have the opportunity to hear Sajad play some Santur.
From the moment we entered Howzak House, we knew we had made the right decision. After a long day spent travelling by bus, we arrived to a warm welcome by Babak and Nassim, and were given a delicious glass of tokhm-e sharbati, which quickly refreshed us!
Babak and Nassim provided us with excellent information about the immediate vicinity and the city of Isfahan, and took the time to sit with us and talk, which we very much appreciated. We were also lucky enough to get to listen to Babak play the setar on our first night!
The accommodation itself is impeccably clean and very tidy, the atmosphere laid back and quiet. The rooms are very well maintained and decorated in a traditional fashion.
A highlight of our stay was the food. Breakfast was fantastic each morning: fresh and filling! We asked for dinner to be prepared for us on two occasions and were very satisfied - the staff are excellent cooks and introduced us to entirely new and delicious flavours!
Unfortunately, our time in Iran was cut short due to personal difficulties and the team at Howzak House were of huge help to us in such a stressful situation, arranging credit for our phones to re-book flights and organising another room for us at the last minute.
The experience we had in Howzak House perfectly summed up our experience of Iran in general - exceptionally hospitable, engaging and encouraging.
I would return in an instant and cannot recommend Howzak House highly enough!
I arrived late in Isfahan and I completely by accident discovered this gem. The staff was the friendliest staff I have ever met. They supported me in everything I needed to organize (like booking my bus and telling me where to go with my limited time). The breakfast was awesome and really authentic (being half Iranian I know a bit about that). The toilet is a European (western?) style toilet and clean (Iranians tend to have toilets where you need to stand but here that is not the case - thankfully). The room was lovely, it reminded me of how my grandfather lived. My room had a bed on the floor (which I experienced for the first time but which is very typical for the country side in Iran) and I loved it. The place is fairly close to the city center. To arrive in the center you can walk through the bazaar which was perfect for me so there were no boring walks home.
If you are searching for a place where you can discover traditional Iranian culture and have lovely people around you this is the place to go.