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Here are some important details about this beautiful country.



The quality of hotels in Iraq is not very high standard. Most of the hotels in Karbala, Najaf and other cities are poorly equipped and do not have English style bathrooms in all the rooms, so if you are disabled please make sure you carry (with you) a portable toilet. Hotels in Iraq typically charge per person and not per room. 


Here is a list of accommodations when visiting various governorates in Iraq.


Hotels in Najaf


Qaser Al Wakaa Hotel, Near Holy Shrine

Phone: +964 782 733 7770 



This is a 2 star hotel and it is walking distance from the shrine. You should contact the hotel to find out about western-style toilets and prices.


Hotel Qasr Aldur, Zainulabdeen Street, Najaf, Iraq

Phone: +964 333 33371, +964 780 101 9019, +964 760 150 5050




This is a 2 star hotel right across from the shrine of Imam Ali. The locationis ideal for those that don't want a long walk to the shrine. The lobby is large, staff is very profesional and this hotel caters to western tour groups and operators. The rates are almost half of Zam Zam hotel, which is a good 10 minute walk from the shrine.


Qasr Al Arab Hotel & Restaurant, Najaf, Iraq (on the side of Imam Ali's Shrine)


This is a 2 star hotel with a banquet hall, a mall on the lower level that sells various utensils, candies, snacks, drinks etc. Rooms are decent and it is walking distance from the shrine. The staff was courtous and very professional.


Phones: +964 770 875 4045 and +964 790 120 1781 


Facebook: Qassr Alarab


Zam Zam Hotel, Najaf, Iraq


This is a popular hotel and can be considered a 2 star hotel. Only a few rooms have attached English style bathrooms, although they have added a few more wings with more. This hotel caters to mostly western clientele and those that prefer better amenities. Hotel provides a meal plan, where you can include breakfast, lunch and dinner in your room rate for a reasonable fee. This a great option for those that don't want to risk eating food at the local restaurants that may not have the most hygienic options. 

The room rates vary from $50 to $120 per person per night, depending on time of year you visit.


There are other hotels near by that cost half of this and provide western style toilets and decent rooms. Zam Zam has great customer service, buffet style food and a large lobby.


Telephone (s) - +964 333 627 71 and +964 332 100 79

Mobile - +964 780880 3407 

Email -


Hotels in Karbala


Karbala Rayhaan by Rotana

The first five star hotel built in Karbala.

Bab Baghdad Main Road

Holy Karbala, Iraq

P: +964 32 332993

F: +964 32 332950


Al Noor Al Satteh Hotel

Street Maytham Tammar,

Karbala, Iraq

T: +9647711160058

T: +9647805360609


Makki’s Rest House - to be considered as two Star guesthouse across Hazrat Abbas A.S. Raudhah; few rooms with attached English Style bathrooms.


Hotel Zainabiya - a two star hotel few kilometers away from the Holy Haram. You need a bus to visit the Holy Haram.


There are many new hotels in Karbala’ but their standards are low and to be standard considered as two star hotel. Most of them do not have English Style Bathrooms.


Hotels in Baghdad


Cristal Grand Hotel Ishtar 
Saadoun St, Baghdad, Iraq

Coral Boutique Hotel Baghdad
Jadria | PO Box 2225, Baghdad 00964, Iraq


Palestine International Hotel
St 47, Mahallat 102, Baghdad

Al Mansour Hotel
Baghdad, Iraq


Babylon Hotel
Baghdad, Iraq


Hotel Al-Rasheed
Baghdad | In the Green Zone


Al Sadeer Hotel


Palm Beach Hotel


Ambassador Hotel


Andalus Palace Hotel


Ishtar Hotel Baghdad


Palestine International Hotel
St 47, Mahallat 102, Baghdad, Iraq


Hotels in Basra


Basra International Hotel
Al Ashar District, Basrah, Iraq


Shams AL-Basra Hotel
Watan Street, Basrah 61001, Iraq


Hotels in Erbil


Erbil Rotana
Gulan St, Erbil, Iraq

Grand Palace Hotel
100M Street | Ankaiwa, Erbil, Iraq
P: 011 964 66 225 2555

BL-Hotels Erbil
Bakhtiary Quarter 30m Street - in front of the Company Registration Office, Erbil, Iraq


Canyon Hotel Erbil
Golan St, Erbil, Iraq


Swiss International Erbil
Shaglawa St Roj Center, Erbil, Iraq


Hotels in Sulaymaniya


Ramada Sulaymaniyah

Varies from $70 to $120 per person per night.



You should develop a travel schedule based on the types of activities you wish to do and the amount of time you have per activity. 

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