Best hotels and hostels in Dhaka

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    Executive Inn

    This brand new hotel markets itself for the business crowd but is tricked out like a funky boutique number. Stylish furniture and wall decorations give a sophisticated vibe, while a wall of fame offers inspirational quotes courtesy of CEOs like Steve Jobs. It sounds unlikely, but it all hangs together well – something new and exciting for Dhaka's hotel scene.

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    Radisson Blu Water Garden Hotel

    Perfectly located for the airport and Cantonment train station, the Radisson Blu might look close to a busy highway, but the rooms themselves mostly look over several acres of green lakeside gardens (with a nice pool for lounging). One of the top hotels in Dhaka, everything is as you'd hope for from this international chain, from rooms to restaurants to spa.

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    Lakeshore

    Everything about this small but top-quality hotel, from the modern glass bathroom fittings to the rooftop pool and the excellent restaurant, is simply magnificent. 'We're security-cleared for the American embassy,' their management proudly told us. If you fit into this price category then it's worth every penny.

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    Viator

    A relaxed and friendly guesthouse, Viator has spotless rooms, which come with bags of space, plenty of natural light and comfortable, quality furniture. Breakfast is included. Meals can be ordered in advance, but it's walking distance from plenty of Gulshan restaurants and cafes. The fair-trade handicrafts shop on the ground floor is perfect for souvenirs.

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    Westin

    A landmark hotel towering in blue glass near Gulshan II Circle, the Westin is one of Dhaka's most recognisable – and classiest – business hotels. Everything here is top end, from the plush rooms with fabulous views over the city, to the quietly attentive service, the restaurants and coffee shop, and the pool and gym to work things off in.

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    Green Goose Guesthouse

    Super-sized rooms with bizarre, but kind of cool, wood panelling over the walls. The little kitchenettes make this a good one for long-stay guests (but avoid the few rooms with internal windows). On a quiet side street, with a pleasantly green roof terrace. Free airport transfers are included.

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    Eastern House

    It might look like a private residence but it is in fact a small hotel, and a pretty good one at that. The comfortable front rooms have balconies, while in the back rooms you say goodbye to the balcony, but gain a little more peace. Everything comes with a surfeit of marble and shiny tiles.

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    Royal Park

    Refitted from top to toe in 2014, this small business hotel offers good facilities and excellent service. Rates include wi-fi, airport pick-up, as well as use of the gym and pool. The art on the walls tries to confuse you into thinking you're in Renaissance Italy rather than Bangladesh.

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    Pan Pacific Sonargaon

    Leave the chaos of the outside world behind and step into the tranquillity of the Pan Pacific. It has everything you’d expect of a top-dog hotel – large and tasty rooms, numerous restaurants and relaxation facilities, plus a few odd extras, like sofas in the elevators.

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    Hotel Sarina

    Modern but refined business hotel with plenty of class. Small enough to feel intimate, but big enough to house four restaurants, a cafe, bar and a small gym and pool as well as large and very comfortable rooms. Service is uniformly excellent. Expect sizeable discounts.

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    Laurel Hotels

    Laurel has the look of a business-class hotel, but without the formality. It’s large, airy, and sunshine-bright rooms are kept spotless. A joint Bangladeshi-Canadian run place, it's aimed squarely at expats. Longer stays attract discounts – make sure you ask.

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    Hotel Golden Deer

    Tucked down a leafy lane you'll find the enigmatically named Golden Deer. This creature offers plush white-tiled rooms, but the attraction are the views of Banani Lake. It's rare to get a cityscape view in Dhaka, so insist on a room at the front when booking.

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    Tropical Daisy

    A slightly gloomy lobby belies brighter rooms at this Gulshan hotel tucked away down a quiet street. Accommodation is very spacious, and a couple have small kitchenettes where you could set yourself up easily for your own meal.

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    Quality Inn

    Popular with aid agency officials visiting Dhaka on short-term projects, this pleasant hotel is located down a leafy street within easy walking distance of some of the city's best restaurants and cafes. Rooms are spacious, with king-sized beds, squeaky-clean bathrooms and spartan decor accented with bright colours. Complimentary airport pick-up or drop-off.

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    Sabrina’s

    A homely apartment converted into a backpacker hostel by a Chinese expat. There are only four rooms (so make sure you book), two with en suite, one without and another converted into a small bunk-bed dormitory. All rooms are lovingly cared for and there's great Chinese home cooking available. Contact in advance as we heard Sabrina's is soon to move location.

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    Hotel Pacific

    Pacific is about as close to a backpackers hotel as you get in this part of Dhaka. Staff members are welcoming, very helpful and speak decent English. The cheapest rooms are windowless and slightly musty, so it’s worth paying Tk 100 more for a window. Hot showers and sit-down toilets are standard, and most rooms also come with a fridge.

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    White House Hotel

    This modest hotel is very welcoming, its pleasant rooms containing rattan furniture and comfortable mattresses. A couple of the rooms facing the road are a bit noisy, but there are plenty of quiet ones to choose from, including some pleasantly bright and airy rooms. The hotel restaurant is pretty good if you want to eat in.

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    Hotel Washington

    A tall hotel easy to locate on Gulshan Circle I, the Hotel Washington is a crisp and smart modern hotel, with comfy rooms to burrow into after the end of a hectic Dhaka day. They'll transfer you to and from the airport for free, and give you a fruit basket when you arrive. Discounts are usually available.

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    Imperial Hotel International

    A large old-school hotel facing the enormous Baitul Mukarram Mosque. The singles are a little cramped, but in terms of the price tag it's good enough value. Take note that the conference room is also used for weddings, which can be noisy all-night affairs.

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    Hotel Farmgate

    Small but spotlessly clean rooms are good value in this straight-laced budget hotel. The restaurant on the ground floor is very popular, and there’s a rooftop garden with fabulous views. The hotel is a bit isolated from the main sights, but the area is lively, especially come early evening.