Hotels in Erbil

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Erbil, Iraq
30 Nov — 1 Dec2
Erbil, Iraq
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Cheapest month:March
Most expensive month:July
Average price in Erbil:$134/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$36/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$71 - $205
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$92 - $165
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Where to stay in Erbil

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About Erbil

Serving as the capital of Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, Erbil sprawls across a fertile plain between the Greater Zab and Lesser Zab rivers. It’s a rapidly growing commercial hub that’s centred around an ancient Citadel where the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians and Greeks have all left their mark. Engaging museums detail the region’s storied history while the city’s lively souk offers products from across the Middle East.

Things to do

Spend a day exploring the narrow streets of the Erbil Citadel, an ovoid-shaped fortification that’s dominated by a wall of 19th-century facades. It’s here that you’ll find the Kurdish Textile Museum, which boasts an impressive collection of antique rugs, nomadic carrying sacks and contemporary Kurdish designs. The on-site gift shop is the ideal place to pick up souvenirs, ranging from jewellery to locally-woven carpets.

You can delve into the history of the city at the Erbil Civilization Museum, with its collection including Stone Age archaeological finds and objects dating back to the Assyrian era. Within the museum grounds lies the Mound of Qalich Agha, an excavation site where tools from the Halaf, Ubaid and Uruk periods have been uncovered.

To the west of the Erbil Citadel sprawls Sami Abdul Rahman Park, a former military base of Saddam Hussein’s that’s been transformed into a recreational hub. Stretch your legs on the walking trails that hug its two lakes and explore the fragrant rose garden before paying your respects at the Martyrs Monument.

Getting around

Erbil International Airport is the main gateway to the city and around 15 minutes’ drive from the centre. Long-distance buses connect Erbil to destinations across Iraq, as well as to neighbouring Turkey and Iran. Local taxis and buses are the main means of getting around the city.

Erbil travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Erbil?

    Ankawa Palace Hotel is a very popular hotel in Erbil, with a score of 7.0 from 31 reviews. Canyon Hotel Erbil (8.6 from 219 reviews) and Dedeman Erbil (8.6 from 294 reviews) are also highly rated Erbil hotels based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

  • How much do hotels in Erbil cost?

    Erbil hotels have an average price of $150/night (based on searches on HotelsCombined in the last 3 days). For a 4-star hotel, the average price is $142/night, and if you are looking for a 5-star hotel in Erbil then the average price is around $238/night.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Erbil?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Erbil hotels have prices starting from as low as $36/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Erbil tonight?

    Erbil hotels start at $35 for tonight; however, the average price of accommodation is about $149. Many 4-star stays can be found in Erbil tonight, with prices starting at $62. These prices were found on HotelsCombined within the last 72 hours.