Located high up in a mountain village this is a new hotel with good quality rooms and suites - we upgraded to a suite (50,000 tomen) to get the great mountain view. It's only 10 or 15km from the centre of Gorgan. Rooms are new and clean with decent furniture, tv etc. To get there you drive up into the mountains south of Gorgan and the hotel is near the end of the road. It's much better located than the hotels near the foot of the mountains at Nahar-Khoran.
Breakfast was ok with fresh bread, honey etc.
The hotel itself is a fairly ugly glass and concrete block but its located in a fairly unspoilt (but rapidly changing) village.
The best thing is the location in this high mountain village where cattle and donkeys wander around heading up and down to mountain pastures. There are hot springs higher up but it was too dark to go any further when we were there. The small grocery shops sell everything including handwoven traditional backpacks to carry your shopping home up the mountains as the locals do.
Ziarat may also be spelled Ziyarat.More