The one thing that marks the Old Gates out against the competition in the guesthouse category is space. The standard rooms are of a very reasonable size and the suites are frankly enormous. As is the case with many of the guesthouses the décor takes minimalism to the levels of spartan, but you’re not really here to stare at the walls are you? And, in the dizzying heat of summer, you’ll be very glad of all that extra air to circulate in your room. All suites include a sitting room, kitchenette and guest bedroom and the executive suites also have a third decent sized double bedroom. The Old Gates is conveniently located on the South Western edge of the Old City, just below the Shirvanshah’s Palace Complex and a short skip from Filarmonia Park and the Old City Metro.