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Old June 18, 2012, 04:49 AM
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Default Hotels in Dhaka

Right, so about a week left for me now and I have suddenly realized - Deshey giye thakbo
koi ?

Baap has 3 lands scattrered across Dhaka but they only have tinsheds. I am not willing to live at a relative's as they turn unwelcoming after the first day. Can anyone recommend me any good 4* or 5* hotels near Dhanmondi, which are bang-for-buck as well ?

The best priced one with good reviews seems to be The Best western La Vinci.
Regency has bad reviews - mouldy walls, rooms with no windows, room with windows have unclean windows, you cant see out.
Sheraton is undergoing refurbishment until 2016.
Radisson is a ripoff! £200/night!
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:03 AM
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I dont think there is any 5* hotel in Dhanmondi area, no sure about 4* too.

You can try 'Washington Hotel' at Gulshan 1. Its a decent one at the heart of Dhaka.

56 Gulshan Avenue, Mir Shawkat Road | Road No-132, Gulshan-1, Dhaka City 1212, Bangladesh

http://www.washingtonbd.com/

Got good reviews too
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:04 AM
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If you just want one room then i suggest...
http://www.hostelbookers.com/hostels...h/dhaka/82096/
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:06 AM
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You mention 4-5 star, which is doable, but then you mention near Dhanmondi, not so doable. Also how about giving an upper limit in terms of room price?

Just go stay at the Platinum Suites - Banani Road # 11. More of a serviced apartment vibe. Studio rooms start at $150, free wifi etc etc...plus great location. Restuarants...ice cream joints, not that far from Apollo/United if you happen to get sick Plus not THAT far from Dhanmondi either.

I'm a big fan of Platinum Suites(never had a bad experience there, and I've spent a total of 15-20 nights there over the years).
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Hmm... so looks like no hotels near Dhanmondi.
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:34 AM
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They have an ambala inn next to rifles square in dhanmondi(my bad, shimanto square now), think rooms are $60 a night there...but I know absolutely nothing else about it.

It's more of a 2-2.5 star deal, but servicable seeing as the location is pretty good.
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:42 AM
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They have an ambala inn next to rifles square in dhanmondi(my bad, shimanto square now), think rooms are $60 a night there...but I know absolutely nothing else about it.
Ambala Inn is a hotel ? Never knew it
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:45 AM
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Ambala Inn is a hotel ? Never knew it
Yup, not just a place to go buy misti

More motel than hotel...but opposite to the lake, heart of dhanmondi, relatively cheap too.
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:50 AM
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Yup, not just a place to go buy misti

More motel than hotel...but opposite to the lake, heart of dhanmondi, relatively cheap too.
FML. Been there so many times to buy sweets but never wanted to know whats up there in the building. Lol
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Old June 18, 2012, 05:52 AM
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F6_Turbo, my price ceiling is £100/night.
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Old June 18, 2012, 06:29 AM
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100 quid, 4 star, close to dhanmondi - sonargaon would just about squeeze into that criteria with their basic rooms.

But when you add in tax, service charge etc, it'll push you over your threshold. But it's the only one that comes to mind, with your particular set of demands.
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Old June 18, 2012, 06:45 AM
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Amader Westin ki dosh korlo?
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Amader Westin ki dosh korlo?
$266/night = £160. Sohel bhai, ekta hotel khulen plz. Holiday Inn Bangladesh ?

Forgot to mention a few things. I'll be visiting BD with Mom, so 2 x single beds non smoking. And, we'll be staying for 10 days/night.

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Old June 18, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Amader Westin ki dosh korlo?
It would have been my 1st, 2nd and 3rd recommendation, but doesn't fall in line with his budgetary limits or preferred location.
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Old June 18, 2012, 09:51 AM
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For a stay of 8 nights ( 2 , I will be out of Dhaka, so no point in booking 10 days together! ) :

THE BEST WESTERN LA VINCI - £309
PAN PACIFIC - £771
WESTIN - £982
RADDISON - £1420
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:09 AM
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ambala inn hosted a minnow team during the world cup. cant remember which one...
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:33 AM
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I'd go with F6_Turbo's suggestions under the circumstances and constraints.
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:38 AM
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In no particular order I usually take the leydeyz to:

-Radisson
-Westin
-Sarina
-Sheraton (ex)
-Sonargoan
-Hotel Purbani
-Forgot the name, near Gulshan-2 goal chokkor

and yes,

-Hotel Loveinn

But I am sure most of them have been mentioned here more or less.
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Old June 20, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Damn, Sonargaon ey room nai ar. Ki ekta desh, bhalo hotel nai. Bhalo hotel hoiley daam chay beshi.
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:04 PM
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There are a good number of guest houses in Gulshan Banani area which are of decent quality. You might try them if it suits your taste. Price would be very reasonable.
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Nothing beats 'Bap er hotel' in Dhaka
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:26 PM
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There are a good number of guest houses in Gulshan Banani area which are of decent quality. You might try them if it suits your taste. Price would be very reasonable.
That's what I wantd to say. Many feel more comfortable in these guest houses than the hotels in Dhaka.
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I have now booked Sonargaon.
Went for a Premier king room .. amar sofay ghumaitey hobey but no upay.
Paid $828 for 4 nights. Registered for their loyalty program and saw the special 7 day advance booking option. Regular rates are $100 more and the 7 day advance isnt visible.
Will be visiting village for 3 nights after this and then come back and stay at a relative's for another 3 nights.
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