Hotel Sheraton
Hotel Sarina
Hotel Sarina

A Brief Guide to Hotels in Bangladesh

Ridwan Karim

If you ever decide to travel to Bangladesh, you would be pleasantly surprised to know that there is no dearth of high-quality luxury hotels here. Long gone are the days when only a handful of hotels were deemed to be worthy of accommodating the foreign guests of Bangladesh.

One name that resonates in the hospitality and hotel industry of Bangladesh is of course that of Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel. With its extensively refurbished rooms, lavish interior, spacious lobby, convenient location and luxuriant amenities - Hotel Sonargaon has long been the dominant choice among the tourists of Bangladesh.

Hotel Sheraton Lobby

Following close on their heels is the oldest international five-star hotel of the country and a prominent landmark of the city - Dhaka Sheraton Hotel. Offering a dizzying array of entertainment facilities and services ranging from swimming pools and spas to packages for exploring Dhaka City, the hotel has been another prime destination for international visitors.

Hotel Purbani International Ltd., the first privately owned hotel located in the commercial hub of Dhaka, is another worthy option for business visitors. Boasting of exceptional cuisine and agreeable accommodation facilities, this hotel has undergone major renovations recently.

With a burgeoning tourism industry and rising competition in the hospitality sector, many new hotels have sprung up all over Dhaka City over the last decade or so, offering outstanding locations for conferences, summits, and lodgings. Hotels such as

Radisson Water Garden Hotel, The Westin, Regency, Hotel Sarina, Hotel Sweet Dream, Sundarban Hotel, Royal Park, Asia Pacific Hotel, Lake Shore, Lake Castle, Best Western La Vinci Hotel have arrived on the scene equipped with tasteful decorations, superb dining options, and latest facilities.

The illustrious Hotel Agrabad has traditionally been the hotel of choice for local and international visitors seeking luxury and comfort. For a long time it was the only option for the visitors. But the option range has delightfully stretched with new and modern hotels coming up fast in the Port City. Names like Peninsula, Seagull, Hotel Shaibal, Asian SR Hotel, Grand Park Hotel, Hotel Golden Hotel Tower Inn, Hotel Park Residential, Meridian Hotel, Hotel Park Residential etc., have appeared recently in the hospitality landscape of this mountainous city, increasing the variety of attractive options available to tourists.

Cox's Bazaar
There was a time when hunting for an adequate hotel in the coastal city of Cox's Bazaar was a major inconvenience. But over the last few years, the city has been shrouded with a veritable windfall of hotels. Names such as the Sea Gull, Sea Palace , Nitol Bay Resort, Hotel Media International, Hotel New United International, Hotel Panowa, Hotel Coral Reef have been catering to the steady inflow of foreign tourists in recent times.

A district famous for tea gardens has now also become a fixture for first-class hotels. Places like Hotel Dallas, Hotel Fortune Garden, Rose View Hotel will take good care of the visitors.

District Towns
International visitors used to think twice before venturing into the far away district towns like Rajshahi, Khulna, Jessore and Barisal. But, with the advent of fabulous hotels in these towns like

Hotel Ababil, Hotel Ali International, Hotel Athena International, Paradise Hotel in Barisal; Hotel Sukarna, Hotel Dalas International, Hotel Mukta, Hotel Nice, International Hotel Rajmahal, Parjatan Hotel Haq's Inn, Hotel Midtown in Rajshahi; Hotel Naz Garden in Bogra; Hotel Royal International, Western Inn International, Khulna Hotel in Khulna; and Hotel Jalico Banchte Shekha, Grand Hotel, Hotel Hasan International, Hotel Magpie, Hotel Mid-Town in Jessore visitors can now lay all their concerns to rest.

Hotel Purbani International
Hotel Agrabad, Ctg.
Best Western La Vinci Hotel
Hotel Seagull, Cox's Bazar