Shared taxis from Shiraz leave when they are full and cost 40,000. The road is beautiful, and rewards you with excellent views of the Zagros range on clear days.
Azadi Hotel, glamorous with great views, slightly run down. 480,000 dbl per night. 07412221497 Eram Hotel, noisy on a main road and features an exceptionally functional heating system. 280,000 dbl per night.
Shared taxi to Esfahan 80,000.