Akbars Guesthouse Bam
As I mentioned previously I intended to only stay in Bam for one night, I have now been here three.
Posted by Ross MacDonald at July 15, 2009 04:51 AM GMT
This is more for the Horizons Unlimited community but I just want to give them some up to date info on Bam.
A lot of overlanders seem to bypass Bam altogether when heading to or from the border and stay in Zahaden (bad choice).
Bam, even though still recovering from the tragic earthquake of 2003 has a lot to offer and despite what you might read in Lonely Planet has no security issues.
I spent time walking around the old city (Arg) and saw the aftermarth of the tradgedy that happened there, the city is over 2,500 years old and is a Unesco heritage site and people came from all over the world to see it. It is still worth a visit to walk around and see how they are rebuilding to original specifications.
I can highly recommend Akbars Guesthouse to stay. Akbar and his son Mohammed run this place in such a laidback but efficent manner (as you like). When I arrived the first thing I was asked was "have you eaten would you like some food and chai?. They are currently rebuilding total 17 rooms with bathrooms and air con. There is secured parking and beds laid out in the courtyard so you can laze around in the shade. Both speak excellent English and for the overlander can offer the following services. Great home cooked meals, mechanic, tours (in and outside Bam, desert tours, and broardband internet. They have also assisted me with getting sim card, third party insurance and changing money. I know that this may sound like a paid advertisment (it's not) I have just been so impressed wth their hospitality and want to recommend to others looking for great value acommodation. Details, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel (98 344)231-48-43
Mobile: (98) 913 1444 148 enjoy