Hotels in Iraq

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Iraq
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Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:June
Average price in Iraq:$105/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$15/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Wednesday
$49 - $174
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$105 - $138
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Hotel prices in Iraq

3 stars

$35 - $50

Castle Hotel

Best value

Castle Hotel
7.8 Good
$50
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

About Iraq

Often referred to as the “Cradle of Civilisation”, Iraq is the birthplace of the Babylonians and the Assyrians. It was part of the Ottoman Empire from the 16th century and came under British control in 1918 before receiving independence in 1932. In 2005, the northern part of the country gained autonomy as Iraqi Kurdistan and is where the majority of the nation’s Kurdish people live.

Things to do

Ancient ruins, winding waterways and lively cities - Iraq offers plenty for adventurous travellers.

Visit the Iraq Museum. Located in the heart of Baghdad, the Iraq Museum boasts an outstanding collection of artefacts from Mesopotamia. Get up close to pre-Islamic artwork and objects from the Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian civilisations, then marvel at the centuries-old jewellery and figurines of the Nimrud gold collection.

Explore the ancient citadel of Erbil. Inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, this 7,000-year-old citadel is believed to be one of the longest continually inhabited sites in the world. It centres around an immense castle and is home to the Erbil Civilization Museum, as well as the Kurdish Textile Center where carpets manufactured in Iraqi Kurdistan are showcased.

Photograph the Ziggurat of Ur. Originally built during the Early Bronze Age, this ancient temple was reconstructed by King Nabonidus in the 6th century and is considered one of the best-preserved ziggurats in Iraq. Marvel at its high walls and steep staircases that were once traversed by devotees to worship the Akkadian moon gods.

Make a pilgrimage to the Imam Husayn Shrine. Established near where the grandson of Muhammad was martyred during the Battle of Karbala, this exquisite shrine is considered one of Islam’s holiest sites. Each year, the anniversary of Imam Husayn’s death is marked by a pilgrimage to Karbala, ending at the glass-decorated walls of the shrine.

Getting around

Baghdad International Airport is the main aviation gateway to Iraq while Erbil International Airport serves the Kurdistan Region. Long-distance buses connect to neighbouring countries and travel throughout Iraq, although share-taxis are the main means of getting between towns and around urban areas.

Iraq travel FAQs

  • Where is the best place to stay in Iraq?

    Baghdad, Erbil, and Karbala are the most popular places on HotelsCombined for stays in Iraq.

  • What are the best hotels in Iraq?

    Iraq is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Shanasheel Palace Hotel, which has a current rating of 8.2. For other potential stays, consider Andalus Apartments and The Baron Hotel - Karbala, which can also be great places to stay in Iraq.