Best hotels and hostels in Bangladesh

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Sylhet

    Nazimgarh Garden Resort

    Built on six acres of impeccably landscaped greens and located about 6km east of town amid bucolic surroundings, Nazimgarh is a superb getaway that offers luxury and serenity in equal measures. Rooms are stylish affairs with huge balconies overlooking paddies, the bathrooms come fitted with Jacuzzis and rain showers, and the restaurant serves a limited but delectable range of dishes.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Srimangal & Around

    Grand Sultan Tea Resort

    Don't be thwarted by its gigantic size. Step in and you'll see that this fantastic resort has been designed to blend seamlessly with the lush surroundings, and resembles an oasis amid the greenery. Rooms are super-plush affairs; those in the upper floors have sweeping plantation views. The outdoor pool is a delight, and the in-house multicuisine food is simply delicious.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Srimangal & Around

    Nishorgo Nirob Ecoresort

    This community-based project developed by Nishorgo Network offers the perfect mix of rustic experiences and modern lodging amenities, all set in a beautiful garden-hemmed plot on the banks of a trickling stream. Once you settle into one of its three delightfully clean and airy bamboo cottages opening out to lush greenery, you may never want to leave!

  • Lodging in Chittagong

    Radisson Blu Bay View

    This freshly minted hotel is Chittagong's first international five-star offering. It's a lovely place, with delightful starlight effect lighting on each floor rising over the central atrium. Tune up your serve on the tennis court, or lounge in the doughnut-shaped infinity pool. There's a superb restaurant, a bar with lighter bites and a coffee shop, too.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Around Cox's Bazar

    Mermaid Eco-Resort

    One of Bangladesh's most exciting and innovative accommodation options, the Mermaid Eco-Resort is a series of low-impact coastal bungalows raised on stilts. There's a heavy push for recycling, solar energy and local and community engagement, giving an end result that's comfortable and inspiring rather than environmentally ascetic (there's even a spa on site). Full-board packages are available.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Rangpur

    RDRS Guesthouse

    Run by a highly deserving NGO that works on health, educational and agricultural projects, this fabulous guesthouse housed in an ivy-clad red-brick building has polished, spacious rooms, piping-hot showers in modern bathrooms, satellite TV, internet access, a pool table and a team of wonderful chefs. Now the caveat: it's perpetually booked out, so get your room well in advance.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Dhaka

    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.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Dhaka

    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.

  • Lodging in Barisal

    Hotel Grand Park

    Somewhat incongruous for a place like Barisal, this gigantic operation conjures images of Las Vegas right in the heart of this tropical waterworld. Rooms are extremely smart and luxurious, and service is impeccable. However, it's located about 1.5km out of the town centre, where the surrounds are peaceful but you feel strangely disconnected from the buzz.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Dhaka

    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.

  • Lodging in Jessore

    Banchte Shekha

    Helping fund a local NGO-run women’s training centre, this welcoming guesthouse on the peaceful outskirts of town is easily the nicest and best-value place to stay in Jessore. Apart from two air-con units with attached bathroom, the dorm-like rooms are simple, fan-cooled and share bathrooms. Scrumptious canteen-style meals (breakfast/lunch/dinner Tk 60/140/160) made from garden-fresh produce are served upon prior notice.

  • Lodging in Srimangal & Around

    Hermitage Guest House

    Run by the affable Dhaka-based advocate Sultana, this excellent guesthouse on the far end of Radhanagar village has a handful of comfortable rooms with modern, hot-water bathrooms and lots of thoughtful homey touches. A garden terrace overlooks a gurgling forest stream to the rear. Hot and yummy meals are available on request at the dining room. Laundry is free!

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Bandarban

    Hillside Resort

    Thrown haphazardly across a steep jungle-smothered hillside, this wonderful guesthouse, run by Guide Tours, is a treat. Cottages are fun and comfortable, and the dorm allows for budget travellers to enjoy its choice location, perched up in the forested hills, 4km from the town centre. Showers are cold water only, although the cottages have hot-water taps.

  • Lodging in Paharpur

    Archaeological Rest House

    For an off-beat experience, you could try negotiating with officials at the Somapuri Vihara complex to open one of the two rooms at the adjoining resthouse for you. The good-value rooms are large, clean and have attached bathrooms, but are available only if official guests aren't scheduled to visit. Simple home-style meals (Tk 150) are served upon prior notice.

  • Lodging in Cox's Bazar

    Sea Palace Hotel

    This monster-sized complex is divided into two hotels. The Western Plaza is the cheaper of the two blocks and has slightly tired but otherwise clean and spacious rooms. The Crown Plaza is the premium choice and though the standard rooms are devoid of personality, they do have baths as well as showers. They’re also mercifully free of the faux chandeliers that adorn the reception.

  • Lodging in Rajshahi

    Chez Razzak

    Preferred by foreign NGO staff and aid agency officials, this 'guesthouse' is a seven-storey affair with state-of-the-art rooms that pack in large comfy beds, pearly white linen, elegant drapes and smart loos. It’s a bit out of the way, located in an upscale residential area, but it’s a quiet and welcome escape from the city-centre chaos. The food is delicious.

  • Lodging in Rajshahi

    Hotel Dalas International

    This is the best midrange option in town by some distance, and the just-completed renovation job makes it an even better choice. The colourfully themed rooms are universally spacious and well equipped with TV, chairs and big beds. Toilets are clean and tiled with 24-hour hot showers. It’s handy for both the town centre and the bus and train stations.

  • Lodging in Srimangal & Around

    Nishorgo Litchibari Ecoresort

    Developed by Nishorgo Network as part of a community development project, this complex has a mix of concrete and bamboo cottages that are impeccably maintained and offer a reasonable level of comfort while being in perfect unison with the surrounding forests. Sumptuous lunch and dinner platters (Tk 250) are available in the dining hall in the main concrete block.

  • Lodging in Khulna

    Western Inn International

    Clearly the best hotel in Khulna, this place has huge suite-like rooms that feature soft beds and spotless bathrooms with sit-down loos and bathtubs. The sleeping areas have windows and balconies overlooking a tree-shaded residential block; you can get sweeping views of the town looking out. The restaurant is highly recommended for Bangladeshi meals, and the English-speaking staff is helpful.

  • Lodging in Bogra

    Hotel Naz Garden

    Catering largely to foreign business travellers and aid agency officials, this upscale place offers good-value rooms with requisite creature comforts and very clean loos. Around 4.5km from the centre, the surroundings are quiet, and the swimming pool really ups the game by several notches, giving you an option to unwind in style after long day trips. A rickshaw from Shat Matha costs Tk 30.