Old City Inn
Most of the small hotels in the Old City claim to be boutique and most are, in fact, really more hostel than anything else. The Old City Inn may lack the upmarket design features of a true boutique hotel you might find in any European capital, however, it more than makes up for that in personal service. Small original features such as stone fireplaces lend an authentic period feel and matching upholstered headboards and cushions offer a pleasant, homely touch; while wandering around the higgledy-piggledy corridors of this old mansion will knock even the best sense of direction for six. Some of the rooms have a curious view over chaotic backs of buildings and roofs bedecked in laundry and satellite dishes to the Caspian too – more interesting than strictly beautiful, but it is a joy to have a balcony in the stultifying summer heat.