I don't know why Lonely Planet says that this hotel has a gloomy reception: it could be in the past because when I went to Razi Hotel, three weeks ago, I found it very bright!
Staff is very friendly and professional
Rooms are spacious and clean and very heated (too much heated!).
I paid for a single room with private bathroom and breakfast included, 260.000 ryal (14 euros).
One of the best budget place in Mashhad.