Hi fellow travellers, because of the block on facebook in Iran I am not able to access or directly reply to facebook comments on the rally page or our facebook site. A few people have asked about accommodation in Dogubayazit just before the Iran border. We can recommend the Tehran Boutique hotel. It is only a few months old and is a fantastic place to stay. You can find all about it on Tripadvisor and book it through Bookings.com.
It is not easy to find due to the streets not having good signage, but if you ask a local most know where it is.
One note of caution is to watch the one way streets. They have sharp knife-like spikes in the road that will destroy your tires if you go the wrong way. They are hard to see unless you look for them.
The view of Mt Ararat from town is spectacular and the locals, virtually 100% Kurds are hospitable, lovely people. Enjoy! C-YA Andrew and Jeff
Mongolia Charity Rally 2015