This is a very good hotel for tourists who would feel comfortable with Rs 2100 bangladeshi taka per night. The hotel is very well located, and it is very popular with journalists, business persons and particularly those from India. The rooms are good but being an old property, and with house-keeping not exactly to the mark, the hotel in parts may look shabby. The tariff is inclusive of breakfast which is a brilliant spread of continental, Indian, Mughlai, Bangladeshi food. Think of it as lunch and breakfast together.
Though nothing against the hotel, but it is always good to carry your personal valuables with you and not leave it at any hotel.
There are many hotels in the city, in older areas like Joy Kali Lane where similar hotels cost as low as Taka 1000.
Bangladesh is a cheap place to travel with food being quite inexpensive. Rickshaw fares are high but you must learn the art of haggling.
Nov 11, 2011
I stayed in the Razmoni IshaKha on my last visit to Dhaka, and as I had no complaints I returned again this time. My attempts to book in advance failed as I was told there was no need to book. I did have reservations about returning here, especially as my guide book suggested the service was poor. I was dissapointed with the reception I recieved, and the service was indeed so rude that I almost picked up my bag and just walked out. Eventually I was given a room which had a wonderful view of the chaos below. The bathroom was clean and I had a bath and shower, and yes there was a plug for the bath. The TV had a good reception. There was also complimentary internet. I stayed here three nights and ate in the restaurant each night as well as buffet breakfast, and found the food reasonably tasty, albeit slightly on the expensive side. The breakfast was complimentary. The hotel has a massive mirrored lobby area that would have been trendy in the 1960's. The hotel staff after my initial experience were in fact extremely friendly although slightly on the slow side, proving that you can't always judge a book by its' cover. Since my last visit to Dhaka, the traffic has increased by a colossal margin, so unless you have a need to be in the Kakrail area you will have to be prepared for long journey times. But if you need to go to several different parts of the city, it is quite central. There are also a lot of newer hotels in Dhaka, but despite everything I would probably still return to the Razmoni.