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Where to Stay in Dhaka

Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort

Bedroom at Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort
Bedroom at Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort

There’s not a shortage of accommodation in Dhaka. The Bangladesh capital has a wide range of hotels from a backpacker’s inn, guesthouses, bed and breakfast, budget hotels to four-star ones. When wanting to splurge, the Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort is most recommended. It is around 5 minutes from the airport making it a convenient lodging for those who want to avoid heavy traffic in Dhaka. The hotel has multi-cuisine dining, a Thai wellness facility, a health club, an evening bar, and a Mediterranean hookah lounge.  Booking the splendidly decorated rooms include limo service, breakfast buffet, access to the rooftop pool, a Wi-Fi internet connection, among many other amenities. Booking rates are from $170 to $400. Another comfortable and lavish hotel is the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka. The classic Mediterranean architecture combined with modern conveniences of a traveler offers a recluse in a bustling city. The rooms offer a calm and homey feel, with hints of ancient Bangladeshi traditions in the decor. The hotel has four restaurants of different cuisines, including a lobby lounge and a balcony bar for drinks, and a pool cafe. Room rates start at $140 a night.

Holiday Villa

Holiday Villa
Bedroom at Holiday Villa

For the mid-range accommodation, there are a handful of suggestions with room rates from $70 to $100.  Holiday Villa is a boutique hotel that’s walking distance from the Gulshan Market and the Halir Jeel Lake. It’s also not far from the airport and it is also near the Dhaka Railway Station. The hotel offers traditional massages at the wellness center.  For a much affordable lodging, the Grand Prince Hotel is in the center of the bustling Dhaka City.  Nearby attractions around the Grand Prince are the National Cricket Stadium, Dhaka Zoo, and the Botanical Garden.  Its room rates are from $20 to $70.

Green House Guesthouse

Guest room at Green House Guesthouse
Green House Guesthouse Bed room

The Green House Guesthouse offers clean lodging with practical amenities. The suite room is $85, while the standard room for two people is $45. The hotel lies on a quiet diplomatic road, a stone’s throw away from the American and British embassies.  Cheap accommodation also abounds in Dhaka City. One of which is the Traveller Inn, a hostel located at the high-end neighborhood of Dhaka.  It is conveniently 3 kilometers away from the Zia International Airport. Although Traveller Inn charges around $15 – $25 a night, the rooms are air-conditioned, it has hot shower and bathtubs, internet and cable TV.