Insider Tips: How to Choose a Suitable Hotel in Dhaka

I have been thinking to write about tips choosing suitable Dhaka hotels for many days. Finally, I am doing this. As a travel blogger and a tourist guide in Dhaka city, I think I am an eligible person who can give you some effective tips in this regard. After reading this post, you will be able to choose the best hotels in Dhaka for you.

Choosing a hotel depends on four main elements.
  1. Location
  2. Traveller type
  3. Purpose of visit
  4. Cost

Tips Choosing Suitable Dhaka Hotels

Tips Choosing Suitable Dhaka Hotels

A few years ago, one of my tourists from Thailand came to Dhaka to visit old Dhaka. But she booked a hotel in Uttara zone of Dhaka city. Uttara is in the northern part of Dhaka city and old Dhaka is in the southern part of Dhaka city. Both the places are situated opposite direction from each other. As a result, a few hours of our total tour duration was to spend on the road.

Most of the tourists don’t have the idea of it. So, they make mistakes. To avoid such kind of situation, it is better to book a hotel near to your tourist destination. Since old Dhaka is the must-see travel destination for the tourists, you can book the below three-star hotels for staying. These are the chronological choices of mine:

  • Hotel 71
  • Fars Hotel and Resort
  • Hotel Ornate
  • Asia Hotel and Resort
  • Best Western La Vinci

There are two five-star hotels I can recommend for you. These are the nearest 5-star hotels of old Dhaka. Have a look:

  • Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka
  • InterContinental Dhaka
Hotels near Dhaka International Airport

Many travellers prefer staying at the hotels close to the Airport. Hotels located in Uttara zone and Airport Road(from Mohakhali to Airport) are comparatively better in this regard. I have selected 4 five-star hotels according to the distance from the airport. Look at the list:

  • Le Meridien Dhaka
  • Dhaka Regency Hotel and Resort
  • Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden
  • Hotel Sarina

But, Radisson Blu is the best choice of mine. Then, I want to keep Le Meridien, Sarina, and Dhaka Regency chronologically in the list.

If you want to save money, then you can choose some 3-star/4-star hotels near the airport. I can suggest you four hotels. Have a look:

  • Richmond Hotel and Suites
  • Best Western Plus Maple Leaf Hotel
  • Grace 21 Smart Hotel
  • Marino Royal Hotel
Tips Choosing Suitable Dhaka Hotels in the Central Point of the City

SAARC Foara can be said as the central point of Dhaka city. 5 Star hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon and 3-star hotel Best Western La Vinci will be your best choice for staying near to this place. Bashundhara City shopping mall, Kawran Bazar, Farmgate are closer to the hotels. Dhaka University and New Market are not so far from this place.

If you consider all the aspects of selecting a hotel in Dhaka, then you should choose this central part of the city to stay. As a whole, this place is the best. Old Dhaka, international airport, shopping mall, top-class conference venues etc are situated at a reasonable distance from this area of Dhaka city.

Direct Booking vs Hotel Booking Sites

It is better to book a room through hotel booking websites than directly from the website of any hotel. Generally, I have seen that the room price is high in hotels’ website. So, you should use hotel booking sites for this. You will get comparatively the lower price in the booking sites. Moreover, you can see secret deals, offers and facilities all in one place.

Among all the hotel booking websites, I like Agoda, and For Dhaka hotel booking, Agoda is the better option for you although enriched with many properties. Both Agoda and offer showing the lowest price option on their website so that you can compare and select the best price for you.

At present, I recommend Agoda for hotel room booking in Dhaka, Bangladesh since it is the best in Asian hotel booking which is suggested by some top-class experienced travellers and travel bloggers. Now, it is also offering homestay booking.

More Tips Choosing Suitable Dhaka Hotels

Business travellers and the professionals related to airline services should prefer the hotels near Dhaka Airport. They can also stay at the hotels located Uttara, Banani, Gulshan, and Baridhara. Foreigners who are working in Dhaka can choose the accommodation near their office. I suggest them to arrange accommodation in those areas.

Generally, the backpackers and the solo travellers love cheap hotels with various facilities. They should not book hotels beyond 3-star facilities. Otherwise, they will have to pay more. But, the cost of the 3-star hotels of Gulshan, Banani or Baridhara is high. So, remember this matter before booking a hotel room here. Uttara area is comparatively better in this regard of the booking price.

If you are coming to Dhaka for attending any type of conference, then you may choose the hotels which are near to the conference venue. And if you want to enjoy an international cricket match, then Grand Prince hotel will be the number one choice. It’s a 3-star hotel near to Sher-E-Bangla National Cricket Stadium.

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Extra Tips:

Request hotel authority free upgrade. Request to reduce the price for future room booking. Bangladeshi people are hospitable. They might grant your request. Don’t hesitate to do this. Grab low-cost deals and enjoy your stay at Dhaka city hotels.

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