I stayed 8 days and it suited my needs almost perfectly. Very clean, and aesthetically much better than most hotels (as a designer I appreciate this). My room was very large, my bed was very comfy, the shower was fine (took a while for the water to get hot, but at least it did get hot -- two much more expensive hotels I stayed at in Dhaka never had better than warm water while I was there) nice refridgerator, awesome tv, decent internet -- sometimes slow but as good as anywhere else I used it. Staff couldn't have been sweeter or more attentive and very good at their jobs and it was quiet, not a ton of people running around.
The location might seem unsatisfactory if you're new to Dhaka and come here straight from the airport, but really - this is an awesome situation b/c it's in the diplomatic area where the embassies are so if there are any political strikes while you're in town (happened at least 3 times during my 3week stay) you won't have to stay in your hotel room, you can still get out and about. Just a short walk away is the best coffee shop in the city - North End Coffee. The Lonely Planet guidebook says Cafe Mango is the best but they need to update, it is a restaurant for one thing (not delicious I might add), the service there was terrible when I went, and it couldn't be better coffee than North End b/c North End roasts its own beans and makes its own cinnamon rolls, etc. but they're only a block away from each other so you can compare for yourself. A short walk in the opposite direction and gets you to Gulshan, the nicest part of Dhaka for restaurants and shopping. You will love being able to take advantage of this while paying half or a third as much for your nicer hotel room (than a room at the Westin in Gulshan for example). The pool is super clean and fantastic at Contemporary Heights. The only thing lacking is just not having a restaurant or cafe on hand and having to send for all these things without really knowing the quality of what you're going to get (I had good luck with everything I ordered except grocery items, got bigger quantities than needed and not the quality that I would have preferred but this may have been all that was available. still, if they had a restaurant/cafe you wouldn't have to send out for tea, coffee, crackers, fruit). But I will definitely stay again and I will definitely recommend it to friends. Oh, I also disagree with the reviews that say they charge a lot for going to get food for you. If it's in the immediate vicinity, they charge 20-30 tka, which is less than $0.50. they charge 40-50 tka (still less than one US dollar) for places a couple miles away and a little more for 5 miles or so. That's beyond reasonable if you ask me, especially considering the effort it takes to get anywhere in Dhaka. Basically I wouldn't stay here if I had kids because you need a lot of stuff from room service probably that you won't get here. but if you want a very comfortable, spacious clean room for a great price in a safe area, you really can't beat it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For short term to long term stay, Contemporary Heights Hotel and Serviced Apartments, is a better option than living in a Five Star hotel. Contemporary Heights Hotel and Serviced Apartments, offers a unique and affordable accommodation to business travellers by providing the spaciousness, comfort and conveniences coupled with a full range of amenities and services. Every corner of the hotel has been exquisitely designed with exceptional attention to detail to reflect the finest in contemporary luxury. Situated in the hub of foreign missions (US, UK, Australia, China, Italy, France, China to name few), and a short distance from the biggest shopping centre (Jamuna City Shopping Complex) of Bangladesh. Most upper-class shopping centers, Convenience stores are within 1-2km. Two golf-courses in the Capital are in a short stroll. Variety of cuisines are available in 10min walking distance.Suite and Luxury rooms have full kitchen facilities for guests to prepare their own meal. Bell boy service is available to purchase groceries and food from near by shop & restaurants. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Contemporary Heights Hotel Dhaka Division, Bangladesh