Ruposhi Bangla Hotel:
  Dhaka, Bangladesh
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TripAdvisor Reviews (62 reviews, 4/5)

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  • 4/5 (Based on 62 reviews)

I stayed in this hotel for my business trip and this hotel is really a fivestar standard hotel and reasonable prices then other overrated fivestar hotel in dhaka city . I use this hotel from 13 year when i stayed in bangladesh . I think this is the best hotel in bangladesh . Wishing the best for this hotel and its staff.

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  By EonMorgan on May 05, 2011

this is one of the biggest and oldest but modern hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh which offers a variety of attractive services for all types of guest visiting Bangladesh. It has international standard suits and room service with a stunning view to Dhaka city. it is located at the middle of the Dhaka city. Malls are very near to this hotel.

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  By swapnocha... on May 05, 2011

Hotel has large conference halls for gatherings up to 200-300 international guests. Side rooms for smaller group discussions and sessions. Halls are easily convertible halls between conference and dinning facilities for large numbers.

Guest rooms are comfortable, sufficient seating and moving around space and large bathrooms. Well stocked mini bar at Sheraton prices.

Lifts to all floors operate only after guest room key is inserted in slot. This is a good security system but not sure if it is reliable. As people were coming in and leaving without having to do so.

Food was largely conference type but lots of variety. Not clearly marked so it was difficult at times to know the difference between sweet curd and pudding.

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  By princetoy... on May 05, 2011

They are the best hotel in Bangladesh that i have seen.stuff of the hotel is very friendly and
transports are good but too expensive. Best wishing for the hotel and stuffs.

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  By Jhon41914... on Dec 12, 2010

This is one of the most luxury Hotels in Dhaka. All the facilities are available here for the visitors to have a comfortable stay. There is a park adjacent to this Hotel for the people to have morning walk. The ambiemce, service & food is good

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  By Deepu77 on May 05, 2010

Its a great hotel. The ambiance is very very Good. Just next to famous Rammana Park.
Advantages:
1) Food is good
2) Rooms are good
3) Lots of parking space & neat and clean as in VIP area
4) The night club is really HOT ;-)
5) Its expensive but yet cheaper then other same catagory
hotels like west in etc.


Disadvantage:
1) No market at walkable distance
2) Its in city center so more far from airport as compared to other hotels ( how does that matter , all hotels charge sme for pick and drop)
3) Internet is chargable( altough its obvious but other hotels include it in the room rate.

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  By Rohit_sax... on Jun 06, 2009

Dhaka Sheraton was a nice hotel, Secured and good hospitality hotel. I would love to stay there again if i happen to go there again

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  By Marjit187... on Apr 04, 2009

Stayed there from 18 - 23 March 2008 for an event in Sheraton.

Stayed in 10th floor, SPG Preferred Guest Floor. The room was ok, a bit large with an average deco. It look tired though.

The bathroom was average.

The buffet breakfast was nothing to shout about. Having stayed there for about 5 nights make me sick of the selection. Everyday the same menu for breakfast except they change 2 or 3 items.

I would want to give the staff compliments. I would say that all the staff are very friendly and they really make sure feels like home. They greet and smile everything they pass/see you.

Requested for the paper bag to put my bone china glass and they give me a very nice bag. Very nice bag.

On the last night of my stay, they refill my fruit basket and give me a plate of chocolate. I am very delighted and surprised!

The location is not too bad. Quite close to the Elephant Road where you can buy cheap Bone China, nearby the Dhaka College where if I'm not mistaken the New Market is located and also the Bashundara City Mall, the largest mall in Dhaka is located.

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  By akublues on Mar 03, 2008

Wasn't sure what to expect on my first (business) trip to Bangladesh. Whole experience was excellent. Met at the airport, taken to a little room with other Sheraton guests, whilst waiting for everyone (given soft drinks) to assemble. Shuttle bus to hotel then quick & efficient. Check in v.easy; staff at the hotel so friendly & helpful, nice shops in the lobby. Food Ok (soups very salty), but a really great experience. Room lovely & comfortable, air con a little chilly (but easily fixed by turning it off). Internet connection excellent. Phone connections not so good, but this is standard for Dhaka.

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  By catherine... on Aug 08, 2007

Dies ist mit Sicherheit eines der besten Hotels in denen ich war. Die Eingangshalle und die Gänge wirken sehr seriös und die Mitarbeiter sind sehr zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Die Zimmer sind sehr geräumig und erfüllen jeden Wunsch. Dieses Hotel hätte in Deutschland auch mindestens 4 wenn nicht sogar 5 Sterne verdient, also für ein Land wie bangladesh ein absolutes Luxushotel.
Hervorzuheben ist auch das umfangreiche Frühstücksbuffet, bei dem einen die Angestellten auch noch jeden Wunsch von den Lippen ablesen.

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  By stehodde on Nov 11, 2010

tiene un servicio excelente, con mucho lujo y comodidades para sentirte como en casa, eso sí la policia continuamente lo está vigilando y es imposible que alguien de fuera pueda entrar sin autorización dentro, siempre hay que ir con alguien local para moverte por todas las zonas pero es un país encantador...

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  By franchu12... on Jul 07, 2010

Rooms are up to international standards. Restaurants have generally good food and adequate service. Location works unless convenient access to the airport is needed since reaching the airport might take 2-3 hours at certain times because of chaotic city traffic.

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  By deano50 on Nov 11, 2011

The rooms at this hotel are quite small and dated.

The staff was very friendly, but overall I think this place is a bit over priced.

Internet is available via cable only, wifi is only available in the lobby, and there it is quite expensive and slow.

There are 3 restaurants on site, the italian restaurant, and general restaurant were mediocre, however the "vintage" steak house had some great meals.

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  By joesmoe00 on Oct 10, 2011

Ruposhi Bangla is the oldest luxury hotel in Dhaka with most of the available luxuries and well maintained property with reasonable room tarriffs. Best part is the location of the property is very strategic and near to most of the business centres of Dhaka. Breakfast is really amazing, and a fit place for business traveller.

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  By abhishekj... on Aug 08, 2011

I stayed for a week at the Ruposhi Bangla during a business trip. The hotel was extremely clean and well kept. the check in process was quick and specific requests for room were accepted.

the room is a standard room for a hotel of this category and was clean (there were no musty odors or dirt). The hotel has one of the best beds and pillows that I have ever slept on in the whole world. Service was always prompt and efficient.

They did offer internet as part of the room rent package and this was nice. Though I had iniital problems in setting up the Wi-fi for my laptop, they were very helpful. The breakfast spread at the Bithika restaurent is excellent and they have a wide variety of fresh fruit, bread and cheese in addition to other local regional dishes.

They also have a nice airport pick up and drop with drivers that are knowledgable abour Dhaka and fun to chat with during the looooooong rides in Dhaka traffic.

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  By Srini055 on Aug 08, 2011

I like it's ambiance . Food is very tasty and mouth watering.
Room is delicately designed. Service is not up to the mark. Front desk can take little less time. Hotel position is good . Travel agency and money changers are in the adjacent building. Try to exchange from outside money changer , you will get better rate than hotel.

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  By sumit824 on Jun 06, 2011

This hotel is some 45 minutes to airport (depending on traffic,which is most of the times horrible) ,the hotel has a small office inside the airport ( stocked with cold drinks etc. if you need to wait for thecab),they can arrange a taxi for you even if you have not pre-booked it (as in our case),coming from another country it was quite helpful.They charged some 750 Takas for this which I thought was reasonable.On reaching the hotel the security clearance on the main gate (for wallet/mobile )& handbags scanning inside was kinda smooth .The lobby is not too big with a few sofas ,other side of lobby is reception .Had a quick check-in & found the room to be quite OK ,the bathroom seemed to be a bit smaller than normal .The restaurent is there on the ground floor ,although breakfast was ok ,I being a vegetarian didn't really enjoy the food here ,can't say about non-veg food ,for vegetarians there are better options outside. Near the restaurent ,there are some DVD shops if you want to buy some movie DVDs .Overall it was a pleasant & comfortable stay in this hotel ,apart from the food .

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  By bangalore... on Jun 06, 2011

Good hotel though no markets nearby. Money changers within complex a big advantage. Very good breakfast spread and free airport pick and drop. View from rooms OK . Rooms very comfortable. Swimming pool not well located for relaxed private swimming

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  By pritha63 on May 05, 2011

Hotel stay was pleasant, and breakfast buffet was always decent! The floor manager at the breakfast buffet was, however, very unpleasant. If you leave the restaurant for awhile and return to continue your breakfast, expect to have the unreasonable manager demand for you to pay a second time! The other restaurants in the hotel were also great, which is fantastic when you don't plan to roam out of the hotel! Wifi wasn't great though, and not cheap, which is quite a drawback for a supposedly world class hotel.

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  By jd3000 on Apr 04, 2011

My first trip to Dhaka, amazing place in too many ways to describe in this post.

The hotel was ok, and probably one of the better ones considering the location. It's about 12km's from the airport through 45 minutes of some of the craziest traffic you will ever see. Fun!

the entire hotel was a little old but it all worked ok. bed was comfy.

Bangladesh food in the mostly western breakfast buffet was delicious.

Service was good, there must be 500 people working there. One person to do one job and they have them all covered.

Some advice, If buying a domestic air ticket, you can easily get it at the airport but go early as the flights are limited and the planes are small. Tell the agent that you'll pay a little "extra" if he can get you a seat and you will get on. I paid 500Taka for the good service.

Happy Travels!

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  By d16rr702 on Feb 02, 2011

I was in Bangladesh for a business visit .My local partner booked this hotel for me,It is near to the business district but took a long time to reach the airport because of the traffic.

The hotel has paid shuttle to the airport that is reasonably priced , but the shuttle is not available early morning (I had an early morning flight back) and i had to book the hotel cab (a tad bit overpriced).

The staff was courteous - I was checked in quickly.The room was spacious,Comfortable bed , all your general five star facilities .The good thing was the great view of the city that it offered.

I ordered room services and the food was average , i wanted a light snack and ordered spring roll which were not too great and the portions were less also.The breakfast was complimentary and pretty decent.

The reception called to check if i would like to checkout in the night to avoid any early morning hassles, a nice touch that i liked.
I was their for two nights overall a comfortable hotel and a good experience.

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  By saurabh_m... on Oct 10, 2010

I landed at Dhaka airport and the hotel car was waiting for me promptly. The check in was smooth. The room was large with standard amenities.I was a speaker at the conference and was very satisfied with the services offered in the conference rooms
I had breakfast at the Executive Club Lounge and it was satisfactory.Highly recommended for a business traveller

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  By Farimads on Sep 09, 2010

I was on a business trip, and what better than being just 10 minutes away form the main financial area of Dhaka.
I was there for a conference meeting. There is a conference suite available.
There was also a video conferencing service available on demand and internet was also available although charged.
The rooms were neat and clean.
The room service wasn't as good as I expected it to be. I had to call the housekeeping 2-3 times before someone arrived.
Otherwise the food at the restaurant was good. No complaints against the food whatsoever.

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  By atishay78 on Mar 03, 2010

It was fantastic experience during my stay at Dhaka, the food are soo good, specially ILISH.

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  By moloyb on Jan 01, 2010

Visting the hotel was a good experience. The staff is very cordial and go out of the way to make you compfortable. I have many food restriction and they ensured that the food was specially cooked for me.
The gym was well equipped and the equipments are very well maintained.
The vintage resturant was an excellent experience.
Rooms need some renovation, specially the carpets.
Overall a very satisfying stay.

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  By IndiaDivy... on Dec 12, 2009

I have stayed in this hotel on my trip to Dhaka and overall liked it. - but my experience on this occasion mean it is highly unlikely I will be back.

The rooms and the restaurants are fine as is the location. The service is efficient and friendly.

Fortunately I was not travelling with my family, or with a female colleague because the serious let down was the bar. The inside area was full of smoke and the outside area was full of prostitutes.

I had only just sat down to recollect the days when the first two girls came to offer their 'services'. Giggling groups in the lifts was also unpleasant. If it were a 1-star hotel this activity would not be too surprising - but this 5-star and a Sheraton and I expect better.

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  By SPoddar on Dec 12, 2009

I stayed here for 10 days at the end of January 2008 whist I was visiting Dhaka on business. Dhaka is a very chaotic city to visit, and the hotel was certainly a calm and peaceful environment to return to, the foyer and public areas are clean and tidy with courteous friendly staff.

The rooms are comfortable with plenty of space to work or relax, but the walls are quite thin, which means that you can always the adjacent rooms TV, alarm clock, telephone, anytime of the day or night.

The three restaurants are all good, the Italian Bistro was very relaxed, offering a good range of Italian style dishes, Vintage offers fine dining, whilst Bithika offers both ala carte and buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food was all good, though the lack of anything Bangladeshi was disappointing.

However, the bar is a real let down, every night apart from Friday (when it is closed), patrons where subjected to “entertainment”, by a quartet, one on keyboard, and three women singing covers of middle of the road American hits interspersed with Euro-pop, complete with the dance….awful. On top of that it is pitch black and incredibly smoky, and certainly not a place to unwind with a couple of beers after work.

All in this hotel is good, an oasis amid the chaos that is Dhaka life; however, I am sure one of the newer Hotels out by the airport would offer a better experience.

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  By paulcurtl... on Feb 02, 2008

If an major event is going to be staged at a hotel, this is the hotel that's usually selected. Good security; guards at the gate, guards at the door, even some in the lobby. Business center satisfactory. WiFi on in lounge and lobby, not in rooms. RJ45 connections in rooms, but Internet connections ran $25 a day. Excellent cellular coverage throughtout the city; Blackberry roaming. Several power failures daily but the hotel generators kicked in within seconds. Good for buying what appear to be unauthorized DVDs of the latest movies, but otherwise hotel shops have meager selection. Four bottles of well-sealed, arsenic-and-bacteria-free water supplied to rooms daily. Restaurants expensive for the country, but the buffet is plentiful. Fitness center is dingy and the equipment outdated; pool uninviting. Staff is helpful and friendly and my room was clean and bright. Drivers are excellent and much recommended, especially if you're arriving at Zia International in the wee hours of the mornig.

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  By Momerath on Mar 03, 2007

My husband and I were in Bangladesh for 3 weeks during the Christmas vacation of 2005. When we first arrived in Dhaka, we stayed at the famous Pan Pacific for a couple of nights. It's a pleasant hotel but the rooms are very dated – whereas the Sheraton had recently had a face-lift and the rooms (including the bathroom) was of a very high standard. We stayed at this hotel during the end of our vacation -it was clean, cosy and comfortable. However there wasn't a wide selection of shops at the hotel. And my only other gripe about the hotel is the food menu, they lacked to promote the local food of the region – they should make a concerted effort to promote Bangladeshi cuisine (which is lovely). But in general the quality of the food that is prepared in the chief’s kitchen is quite bland and tasteless. At this hotel, I had the driest spaghetti bolognaise ever – I cannot understand how someone can get such a simple dish so wrong!


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  By luxtravel... on Oct 10, 2006

I stayed in this hotel for three nights to attend to my business activities. The reception received was good, the room was alright without a nice and relaxing view. The amenities available were reasonably good but the replenishment of toilettories was poor. The staff is courteous and helphul. The buffet breakfasts provided were with same menu without a slichtest change.

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  By nihalwick... on Sep 09, 2011

There is much worse available in Dhaka. The room is clean and the bed is comfortable, but the bathrooms are looking very old. The bath is very narrow and the shower curtain blows in and sticks to you constantly while tying to shower.

The hotel itself does not have a lot of atmosphere, but if you just need a place to sleep in this part of Dhaka it will do fine.

Food is average.

Internet is not included in your room price, which these days one would expect it to be.

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  By Bali_turi... on Aug 08, 2011

Rooms are old and worn. Distinct odor. Bathtub looked like someone used a jackhammer on it. The beds were fairly new and comfortable. Staff are great and very helpful, always smiling. Breakfast was good with great selection for veg and non-veg. I've stayed in worse places, but did not look forward to going back to the room at the end of the day.

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  By Sg-Leah on Jul 07, 2011

Centrally located the Dhaka Sheraton is ok for a short trip. The rooms are very old and basic but extremely clean. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The hotel does need a revamp but is ample for one's money. The bars are an interesting addition but not somewhere one would want to frequent too often. My biggest gripe is the fact that the breakfast room is a smoking area and even if you opt to sit in a non smoking area you can still smell the smoke. Not the best I can tell you and not something that you want first thing in the morning.

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  By GJMLondon on May 05, 2011

I stayed here for 5 nights on a business trip. It is in need of updating as previously mentioned, but overall it was an ok choice. Breakfast and dinner buffets were good, and I didn't get sick at all, which is a miracle for me when travelling, so the hygiene standards in the kitchen must be very good.

Room was big and comfortable and the elevators were always quick.

I tried the thai massage on the 3rd floor. The girls were very nice but you could tell they had very little training. I'm surprised I didn't get injured!

Business centre staff were quick and curteous.

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  By Ceri007 on Dec 12, 2010

well....... it was a three night business trip and the stay was "just comfortable". the ac was too strong and the temperature control not very effective. if budget fits then would recommend other hotel... otherwise .... this would be ok

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  By onilgandh... on Nov 11, 2010

I had read the reviews of this hotel before going to Dhaka and was not really interested in staying there. Unfortunately I did not get the room in another hotel of my choice as it was fully booked for a conference. I therefore had to stay at Sheraton.

The hotel is very old and has not been refurbished since ages. Food quality is average and the price tag is very high. I tried 3 different restaurants during my 3 nights stay and frankly speaking, I was not impressed with any of them.

A couple of my first ever experiences in a hotel:

1. On my first day, someone appeared to have smoked Hashish in the corridor !!! It was smelling all over the place on the floor and it kept smelling like it for almost an hour.

2. During breakfast, when the waiteress brought tea for me, I asked her to give me strong tea. She took out the tea bags from the tea pot on my table and put those in my cup. Quick service !!!

Staff was however courteous and I have no complaints. Room service was used once and it was speedy. Rooms have wired internet which is charged.

Overall, it is the worst Sheraton that I have seen.

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  By JavedAhme... on Oct 10, 2010

Sheraton is perhaps the oldest of *Star* hotels in Dhaka, part of Starwoods preferred guest chain, however, the amenities still remain the oldest. The rooms are still furnished in the same old 25 years back style, bathroom is small and the comode is in an awkward place, the staff have grown old too and appear to be public servants rather than professional hoteliers. Internet is too expensive charged on hourly basis. The atmosphere is very boring starting from the reception and up to the pool side to the night club/bar, where, if you happen to land up, may find yourself the only one around. This hotel needs a renovation for interiors and also for the staff. But if you are travelling to Dhaka for the first time, and have no local help on landing, you can depend on Sheraton for a safe ride and experience.
An incident which i may bring up and you may evaluate at your discretion: On the day of my checkout, and just a couple of hours before, i realized that the safe locker in my room is not working. All my stuff, my passport, my valuable, cards, were in the locker, and i had to checkout to catch the flight. The manager promptly responded to my call, tried to open it himself, couldnt, called the service support of the vendor, and informed me that they have also informed my flight to wait if there is a delay (Sheraton can do that, i am not sure). However, after about 1 hour of struggle, the locker opened, and i could check out.

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  By PalashBag... on Oct 10, 2010

An old hotel in a terrible busy location - although, where is not in this city?

The pool is nice but no lounges. The food is not good and far too expensive. Drinks are insanely expensive - but there is a "bar" across the road.

It smells musty and bad.

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  By Ilovebarb... on Jul 07, 2010

It lets down on the idea of a 5star property. The property is government owned and actually hosts the international cricketing teams visiting Dhaka for tournaments. It badly needs a makeover. The Buffet spread needs to add SOME vegetarian options besides rice and potatoes. The air conditioning does not have temperature control hence either you sleep very cold or very warm. The location is central Dhaka, however most businesses and modern shops / malls etc have come up in the 'Gulshan' area where better hotels too have sprung up, hence it makes sense to stay there. There is no market within walking distance, hence no food joints too.

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  By RITZRIKS on Jun 06, 2010

horrible these days because they can't offer AC working round the clock,and the weather is so very hot.stayed 2 days this time,and the experience is not pleasant at all.but enjoyed my stay in the very same hotel 6 years before.

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  By Aziz-Mirz... on Apr 04, 2010

Sheraton, is centrally located, a fine business hotel in Dhaka. very good banquet facilities. Good food, a very friendly front office, just what you need from a good business hotel, in a metro....

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  By 2050 on Dec 12, 2009

Even all the city have no good accommodation this should not be part of Sheraton chain.

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  By ochrisr on Jul 07, 2009

Stayed many times in this hotel on business travel. Can not think of any bad experiance. Rooms and wash room is comparitively small. Bed and pillow are very soft and comfy. Food is good particularly in the Ethnic restaurant. A good option for stay in Dhaka.

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  By Manoj90 on Jun 06, 2009

Well, there are mosquitoes everywhere in Bangladesh, even in the taxis. But they should not be in the lobby of the hotel. I had to swat at several mosquitoes while I was trying to check in.

The hotel lobby looks like something from the 70s. The rooms had bare floors and the view was of the street full of rickshaws and cars driving by. It would rain and the view would look like a scene from hell. Bathroom toiletries were sub-standard and I didn't feel like the room was entirely clean. Towels and bedding were below average in quality.

The breakfast buffet that was included was okay. It didn't look very nice, but it tasted okay. I like South Asian food, so I didn't mind all the Bangladeshi dishes. There were also some Western selections, too. The decor of the restaurant was very outdated though.

There was an elegant Indian-Bangladeshi restaurant that served very good prawn curry and had excellent service. I went there for dinner. The decor was colonial British Indian and beautiful. It seemed to have a lot of history and the manager said that he had served prime ministers and celebrities. I enjoyed having been at this place very much.

I asked if I could just walk around and see the city, but the hotel staff advised against this as I guess it's very unsafe. When I took the taxi to meet my business partners, a man who was missing the lower part of his leg tried to stick the stub of it into the car. I was horrified. There are beggars everywhere and each time, the taxi stopped I was terrified.

SUMMARY: If I had known there was a Westin in the city before I made my reservation here, I would have stayed there instead. Dhaka is a filthy, dangerous city and you should stay at the most expensive place you can afford. I didn't expect too much though and my stay at the Sheraton was not too horrible.

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  By Westinhan on Jun 06, 2009

The hotel is very average for a 5 star property. The towels are not clean enough and the corridor carpets are smelly. The food is good.

The massage rates are very attractive.

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  By RajeshMal... on Apr 04, 2009

This was the first upscale hotel in Dacca (as it was then spelled) after liberation. It was an Intercontinental chain property and then affiliated with Sheraton. It has seen better days but is clearly the second best property in town behind the Westin.

I had a couple of complaints while staying here -- on most days the hot water was not hot and on my last day it was impossible to take a decent shower. The other concern is that the air conditioning in the hallways is frigid and even if one shuts off the A/C in the room it's still cold in the room. I had to request a space heater -- in Bangladesh of all places!

The front desk team is uneven. They're not rude but I wouldn't call them overly helpful or friendly. Management is great and suggest if you have a problem to speak with them directly. From check-in to check-out I had to speak with management several times to get front desk decisions over-ruled that were clearly erroneous on policies dealing with early check-out and the like.

Some requests, such as to have the in-house doctor come to the room were dealt with quickly and professionally.

Food is good in the hotel. The rooms are clean if not ultra-modern. Internet speed was good although charges are steep. The bar gets crowded and very smoky. The Filipina performers are popular. I wanted to bring some business guests into the bar but was told they'd have to pay 1000 taka each. Clearly not worth it and obviously meant to discourage all but the most well-healed locals from entering.

Ifyou can get a comparable room rate at the Westin the the newer property is clearly the winner in Dhaka.

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  By 7J1AIL on Dec 12, 2008

As the title stated the Dhaka Sheraton is the 2nd best hotel in dhaka (at the moment). As some of the other reviews have described there have several restaurants and the food is quite good, compared to that of the Pan Pacific. The only downside being its a little expensive. The room is very basic and fairly uninviting. The hotel is advertised as a new hotel, however on closer inspection it looks like its been renavated and re-labeled. The bathrooms have some teething plumbing issues but nothing to major. The staff are very polite and I didnt have any problems during my stay. In summary a good hotel to stay in if your there for a short period.

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  By FrostD on May 05, 2007

I was on a business trip from 24/05 - 28/05/07 at Dhaka. I booked the room through the strawoods website and I booked for a return airport transfer @ USD$10 per way as well.

Appraently when I reached the airport, there was no coach at all. I had to make a call to the hotel and waited 15 mins before a car came.

The room looked old and the bathroom was not good at all. The shower head was kind of rusty and you got to adjust the cold and warm water yourself. The water pressure was not good too.

The window was not clean and dusty and dun expect any good view from the view too.

The pool looked dirty and green (they used the wrong color for the tiles which was green as well) and small. I like to swim but I chose not to swim as I worried of slipping down the water into my throat accidentially.

There are 3 restaurants. I went 2 only and they served pretty good food but expensive. The breakfast was soso and looked almost the same daily.

Overall i think Dhaka Sherton deserved to be labelled as 4 stars. The lobby looked dark during the dark too.

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  By vinvin on May 05, 2007

Un bon hôtel bien situé a Dhaka, très bien pour les affaire ou pour voir la ville, le service est pas trop mal, il manque tout de même quelque service et l’hôtel se fait un peu vieux ce qui est dommage.

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  By davyboss2... on Nov 11, 2010

Recently had reason to be in the Ruposhi Bangla on business. Hotel is dated, and worn at the seams. Used the public lavatory in the reception area and had to share the cubicle with a family of cockroaches who seemed quite happy wandering round the bathroom. Not a pleasant experience.

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  By Asian-Nom... on Oct 10, 2011

Of course, any review of this hotel has to be set in the context of Dhaka. Previously the Sheraton, I'm told the hotel is ultimately owned by the government, which certainly makes sense when you're there. The hotel was once quite nice (say, a decade ago) but is rapidly aging and is coasting by on captive current .guests. It is long overdue for a over haul and renovation, which doesn't appear to be coming.

Positives
-Incredibly friendly and helpful staff
-Good location if your business is in the area. Check where your meetings are - otherwise you'll spend a lot of time in traffic
-Relatively inexpensive although not cheap
-Gym is pretty good, although a maze to find

Negatives
-Really needs to be refurbished. Rooms are on the small side, everything is a bit cramped, and it feels straight out of the eighties
-Food is forgettable. Buffet at Bithika is your best bet. Italian restaurant not very good
-Hotel taxis not always available
-Can sometimes hear music from the nightclub on the ground floor which isn't very conducive to sleep

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  By dkfoley on May 05, 2011

This is certainly not a hotel that I would stay again and would recommend to anyone.

let me point out what all is wrong with this hotel

1. the reception staff certainly wasn't courteous, I am sure a smile or even a fake smile wouldnt hurt. I should also note that just might have been for the colour of my skin, I have seen them falling over head over heels for white people, which shocked my colleagues.

2. the room had a pungent foul smell, on complaining, I had to wait for another room, which was less smelly but smell was still there

3. room service food quality is worse than street food, also those that brought the food, well please smile, so let me enjoy tipping you, not grumble and tip you.

4. if you are traveling with women, well this is most disturbing, the staff are shameless on how they stare! there is polite appreciation then there is creepy vibe, this is of the creepy kind. Please be aware, not only my wife was creeped out, any women we spoke to has been also. You will also note how few women are guests in the hotel! I suppose this could be a reason.

5. there is a club at the hotel, well its nothing worth writing about if you wish to unwind, however be careful as many are quite rowdy and have witnessed unpleasant violence.

some positives

1.the hotel has many magnificent paintings available for purchase at attractive price (by western standard) and its helping local talent. but I have also been informed and did witness that great artworks can bought for cheaper prices at nearby university art gallery( i believe its called Charukola) and also other galleries. I did prefer buying from the university students as it goes directly to them

2. like all hotels in Bangladesh, security is quite reassuring, but once inside it maybe a different matter.

3. There are some restaurants in there while do offer good meals. Dinner by the pool is quite nice, but do get ready to wait a long time to be served and yes the service doesn't come with a smile. (i waiting over 45 mins before anyone even came to see me and my colleagues and wow the wait for the food)


Bottom line:

This is not the Sheraton that you expect, if you are unfortunate enough to have made a reservation there, well lower your expectations, perhaps that would help with the level of disappointment you will feel.

25

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  By Slysaint on Nov 11, 2010

I dont want to mention about the isseus I did face, just want to say that it is an old furnished hotel were you can't find the foods expected

25

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  By ShareExpe... on Jul 07, 2010

There is shortage of power (electricity) in Bangladesh, thats ok. But if a 5 start Sheraton property does not have power back-up system to keep your room AC working 24x7, its a shame. After expressing my displeasure several times, the authorities put up a board in the front-desk, informing guests that they cannot guarantee round the clock working of AC.

Even the carpets, bed-linen, towels are not 5 star stuff.

I was staying in the club floor and access to the lounge was needed as that was the only place where club room guests could have complimentary internet access. In the rooms it was chargeable. A little surprising indeed.

The hotel staff however were generally polite and good. Not all of them were properly informed though.

25

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  By smitra on Apr 04, 2010

Been there in Sept 09 for 3nights for bsuiness visit to Dhaka.
It is over-priced hotel with amenities of 3-star hotel.
Rooms seem to have smelly generation old carpet, AC does not switch off, central electrical module does not work, Internet is worse than a dialup connection in a village and so on... BUT specifically to mention that staff was very professional, polite and helpful particularly Concierge. Front desk ladies were like Indian Airlines hostesses !

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  By nitin28 on Oct 10, 2009

I stayed at the hotel just for a night, but it was enough to make an opinion. The room had an old musky smell, the bathroom even worst. The wardrobe doors were simply painted over with white cheap paint and on them huge black dirt spots, where the handles were. The coffee cups were dirty, not just stained, but simply not washed. The towels appeared clean but smelled like food.
The staff was nice and helpful, but that was about it considering the good parts.
Overall my experience in this hotel made me decide never to stay at a hotel that has absolutely no professionalism like this one. In my opinion a Sheraton should be a Sheraton even in the middle of the jungle.

25

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  By LiviaBahr... on Oct 10, 2008

Dont come here and expect a usual sheraton hotel, this is quite poor. Rooms are average, lobby basic and restaurants uninspiring.

One good point - its "in house" shops boast two (yes, two) dodgy DVD shops where you can get all the new releases from dodgy camera phones to your DVD player. This only adds to the "cheapness" of the hotel though.

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  By timborule... on May 05, 2008

Generally like the Sheraton Hotel Chain..this was my 2nd trip to this hotel, the previous being in 2003..in the 6 years it had been since my last visit.standards were down..room prices even higher..and way below par service...and the alcohol is way too expensive..basically the hotel is a rip off..way too much money for a room; the hotel is falling apart..like most of Dhaka..

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  By thecamera... on Dec 12, 2009

I have stayed in this hotel on many occasions over the years and always liked it. - but my experience on this occasion mean it is highly unlikely I will be back.
The rooms and the restaurants are fine as is the location. The service is efficient and friendly.
Fortunately I was not travelling with my family, or with a female colleague because the serious let down was the bar. The inside area was full of smoke and the outside area was full of prostitutes. My colleague and I had only just sat down to discuss the days business over a relaxing beer when the first two girls came to offer their 'services'. Giggling groups in the lifts was also unpleasant. If it were a 1-star hotel this activity would not be too surprising - but this 5-star and a Sheraton and I expect better.

15

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  By Deejaypea on Nov 11, 2009

This is a truly awful hotel: shabby, tired and overpriced, The location is also dreadful for Dhaka's increasingly gridlocked traffic. I stayed here for 9 nights on business, and wouldn't go near it again, especially with more choice now (an excellent Radisson near the airport) and a newish Westin).
I have had better internet connections at one star guest houses. The staff - particularly on the front desk were argumentative and unhelpful.
Curiously, there are two shops just off the lobby selling a heap of pirated DVDs. I guess pirated DVDs are not unusual in this part of the world - but so openly sold in a US-franchise hotel.
The hotel bar and dreadful Filipino band sells small and insipid cans of beer for US$9 a time. The place is crawling with rapacious hookers who appear to have a semi-offiicial status.
The restaurants are extremely ordinary and way, way overpriced; the rooms shabby and stuffy, the bathroom fittings bordering on the geriatric.
AVOID, AVOID AVOID!

15

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  By Globetrot... on Oct 10, 2009

Stayed here for one night as a Starwood Privilege member in Bangladesh. I was shocked with the dirty room, very small bed, almost no bathroom amenities, empty mini bar and so on.

As of the write ups in the hotel magazine and the web site, guests are requested to entertain themselves by surfing through the TV chs. They had very limited choice and most of which were with very poor reception quality.

Foods in the restaurants were eatable, but comparing to other hotels in Dhaka, it was very poor. Even the other Starwood hotel, Westin Dhaka is far superior in menu & taste.

It seemed that there were many prostitutes in the hotel bar and felt like that the management was well aware of it. Also probably somewhat patronizing the guests to accept the services offered.

All in all, hard to believe it's a Sheraton. If you are in Dhaka, please stay somewhere else.

15

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  By Ziauddin on Jun 06, 2008

Komme gerade von einer kurzen Bangladesh Reise zurueck und muss einfach ein paar Zeilen zu diesem Hotel loswerden. Nachdem ich regelmaessig nach Dhaka reise, habe ich mich diesmal fuer das Sheraton entschieden, weil man ja denken kann Sheraton ist halt Sheraton. Aber dieses Hotel kann unmoeglich diesen Namen tragen und auch noch als 5 Sterne Haus angepriesen werden. Das Einzige was 5 Sterne hatte war der Preis. Fuer 110,- USD ++ (netto 155,-USD) kann man in einem Land wie Bangladesh eigentlich deutlich mehr erwarten. Ich weiss gar nicht was ich alles auffuehren soll. Die Zimmer stinken, das Bad ebenfalls, alles sieht aus wie 20 Jahre nicht renoviert. Im Gym stehen ein paar neue Geraete, aber die meisten sind alt und einige auch noch verrostet. Das ganze Hotel ist einfach total abgewohnt und dringend ueberholungsbeduerftig. Vermutlich wird jetzt wieder irgendein geschulter Sheraton Mitarbeiter auch mein Mail freundlich beantworten, aber das hilft diesem Hotel auch nicht. Ich wuerde der Sheraton Gruppe dringend empfehlen dieses Hotel erst einmal von Ihrer Homepage zu nehmen und es gruendlich zu renovieren, weil so macht man sich sicherlich den guten Namen kaputt und fuehrt vor allem seine Kunden in die Irre. Aber etwas positives gibt es doch noch. Das Personal hat damit sicherlich nichts zu tun. Diesbezueglich war alles perfekt.

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  By Oliver89 on Oct 10, 2010

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Deluxe

Room facilities :
  • Safety box
  • LCD/Plasma screen
  • Bathtub
  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Hair Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Telephone
  • Study Table
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  • Free Internet
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  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Hair Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Telephone
  • Study Table
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Room facilities :
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  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Hair Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Telephone
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Executive Club Floor

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  • Hair Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Telephone
  • Study Table
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  • Air Conditioning
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Room facilities :
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  • Hair Dryer
  • WiFi
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Room facilities :
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  • Fridge
  • Minibar
  • Hair Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Telephone
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Room facilities :
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Room facilities :
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  • WiFi
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Dining:

THE VINTAGE RESTAURANT * Cuisine: Western * Dress code: Semi-formal * Hours: 7.00 pm 11.00 pm(Closed on Fridays) * Atmosphere: Elegant SPECIALTY LOUNGE * Cuisine: Tea-coffee and snacks * Hours: 10.00 am 10.00 pm * Atmosphere: Relaxed * Setting: Lounge THE LOBBY CAFE * Cuisine: International * Hours: 7.00 am 10.00 pm * Atmosphere: Casual Coffee Shop BITHIKA RESTAURANT * Cuisine: Regional / International * Hours: 6.30 am 12.00 am * Atmosphere: Relaxed & friendly * Setting: Themed buffet THE BAR * Cuisine: Bar menu * Hours: 4.00 pm 12.00 pm (Closed on Fridays) * Atmosphere: Relaxed & casual ATRIUM LOUNGE * Cuisine: Tea-coffee, snacks and Bar Menu * Dress code: Business casual * Hours: 10.00 am 12.00 am * Atmosphere: Relaxed * Setting: Lounge ITALIA BAR & BISTRO * Cuisine: Italian * Hours: 10.00 am 10.00 pm * Atmosphere: Relaxed * Setting: Casual and informal