We've stayed here eight times over recent years, my wife and I for about 3 weeks each visit. Civic Inn is the best value hotel in Dhaka. Not expensived but good rooms, air conditioning, TV, wi-fi, breakfast - and good lunch and dinner available. Convenient, good arrangements for airport pick-up and management can assist with all problems (e.g. hiring as car, running a workshop et cenera). Very much recommended
Mike & Patricia
Oct 10, 2010
I stayed here in January 2010, and agree with the other correspondent, but not his rating. The place is comfortable and my room had a good, hard bed and comfortable furniture in quite a large room. It's certainly not luxurious, but very pleasant. The wireless internet and good satellite television were certainly pluses. No mosquitoes! The staff worked hard to keep them out of the room.
The place is quiet, in an area which is about as quiet as Dhaka can get. The food is good and the staff do all they can to make your stay a good one. I would certainly be happy to stay there again.
Feb 02, 2010
I would recommend Civic Inn to the travelers who have low budgets and cannot accord better hotels. The hotel has good basic amenities but scores a zero on luxury factor. So if you can afford something better, Civic Inn is not ideal for you.
The rooms are good in size, plus the staff is very warm and supportive. You can get decent Indian food too (upon request). You can say â€œValue for moneyâ€ for the money you spend.
May 05, 2010
I've been to Dhaka for work more times than I care to count during the last 15 years. Dhaka is not for the squeamish, but it is getting better every year. On my last stay, the office put me up here at the Civic Inn. This hotel was one of the many small hotels off the main roads in the Gulshan area that are never reviewed.
The hotel is small and I guess you could say "simple". The food was on the low side of average, but Bengali cuisine is really not to my liking. I usually eat at non-hotel restaurants and there are lots of them nearby.
While I am quite accustomed basic living when I go to Dhaka, what I found really nice about this hotel was that they had wireless internet access in my room for a few dollars more per day. My co-worker had to use the business center, but I own a wireless.
Pay a bit more and get the "Junior Suite" It's a tiny bedroom off of a small "living area" if you can call it that. They charge $100/night but my office can get it for $50. As with everything in Dhaka, prices are subject to negotiation. If you are going to spend $100+, try the Sheraton
The room was clean. I have always found the people very warm and friendly. The staff was very helpful and had no problem hooking us up with a car and driver who spoke English very well.