I have been in Dhaka for almost 15 days. I was taken there by a taxi driver. I was very much surprised to find a very beautiful hotel near Dhaka High Court Building in Topkhana Road, which is the main commercial area in this city. This hotel is affordable enough to spend many days in here. The room rents are low but the quality of the rooms are perfect for anyone. If anyone travels to Dhaka, Bangladesh, I would prefer to stay there.
Their renovated rooms contain split type A/C with big screen Tv and their environment inside hotel is very calm & nice. Their foods are really awesome & comparatively low in prices than other places. Their restaurant is open for 24 hours. The Main quality is that, any hotel in Dhaka has many illegal activities but this hotel is free from all kinds of such activities. Their services are perfect & you will feel like in your own home. You won't loose anything from your room or baggage. If you are a first time traveler to Dhaka then it is the perfect place for you and your family.
Arriving in Dhaka can be an overwhelming experience and not having a booking can cause some stress for young travellers. Hotel Purbani was an accidental find because the only reason I checked the hotel out was because it was near the BIWTC office in Dhaka. It was within 5 minutes of the booking office so naturally it caught my eye. It is centrally located and a great find.
Great staff and near the BIWTC. It is also in downtown Dhaka away from the tourist districts giving you a glimpse of what Dhaka is all about. It also has internet for free, AC and satellite TV with over 50 channels.
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I'm sure there are other decent places to stay in Gulshan/Banani. I found this place the first time i went and I have never had reason the try any other. The price is reasonable--the last time I went it was about $30, I believe. I seem to remember that they take AmEx.
Rooms are not special. They are reasonably comfortable with full private baths, TV with cable and A/C. Surprisingly, the hotel does not have mosquito netting for the beds. But, they will spray the room with some sort of (probably extremely toxic) industrial strength bug spray which will have everything dead in the room within a minute or two. I've never had problems with mosquitos in the rooms there.
The service is very good. I have developed a relationship with the staff there through the years. They are reliable about arranging for a taxi/driver, for example. They also offer snacks and light meals. I always get the cucumber/chicken (?) sandwiches and a banana.
No matter where you are, be sure that they seal on your bottled water is unbroken--I have found this several times, including in this hotel.
The last time I was there, I happened upon a report that there was some sort of criminal goings-on at this guesthouse a while back. I am generally not doubtful of police/news reports, but in this case, I am highly doubtful that the people listed as (somehow) involved in the crime (some sort of violence/robbing?) had anything to do with it. I wouldn't hesitate to stay there regardless.
Pleasant, quiet location. Helpful and friendly staff. Decent, safe food/snacks and a pleasant little dining room. Decent private bathrooms. Cable TV. A/C. Comfortable beds. NOT a luxury hotel/guesthouse, but I find it very comfortable and reliable.
Formerly known as "French Inn", this small hotel has a nice, laid-back atmosphere with friendly staff and good food. Standard double room is about 25 US$.
Basic but friendly accomodation in the Baridhara diplomatic quarter. The place is a bit shabby around the edges, but the staff make a good effort. The restaurant has a good selection and is open late.
Close to several embassies (US, RoK) and the Baridhara Lake.
Good selection of TV channels for those not inclined to venture out of the room.
There is a "business center", but both PCs there were buggy as hell while I was there.
Like many big cities in poor countries Dhaka has top end international hotels (The Sheraton etc) and rock-bottom priced fleapits, and not a huge choice in between. Fortuantely I ended up at the Rosewood Residence in Gulshan...
It's a very modern block of buildings with very comfy rooms (albeit not huge) with all the standard mod-cons (satellite TV, air-con, daily papers and so on), and a private balcony (not much of a view though, unless you're into concrete and construction sites!) There's a decent and reasonably priced restaurant, a 'business centre' (or rather a computer in a storage cupboard that you can use!), and extremely friendly staff. They can pick you up from the airport on arrival.
I stayed in the hotel but the building also contains apartments that are available for longer stays. The price was about US$40 per night I think, and the email address was firstname.lastname@example.org
i am a bangali and live in dhaka.so my advice to all who are coming to bangladesh and interested to stay in a cheap hotel is just find a hotel that coast little. u will find many in dhaka in all places. those are cheap and also nice to live .thus u can reduce ur travel cost.if any problem ,mail email@example.com
The staff were really nice...in fact all Bangla people are nice to me actually. I had a dinner and breakfast and they're totally eatable :)
Well, it's called Hotel Pritom but we didn't find the Hotel, it's much more than a Guesthouse at usual "high" Bangla for Western rates ...
you might get a "calm" room not street faced and compared to the lousy Asia Hotel you don't have people walking around in front of your window.
Dhaka has few of the international hotels, therefore local guest-houses are the best bet. I stayed in Pacific Garnet. It is not the cheapest available, but has good amenities up to western standards.
Air condition, indoor restaurant, downtown location
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