The holiday season is approaching and we’re all in need of a good vacation. This year hasn’t been the easiest and working from home can be a tall order for some. All things considered, Bangladesh has gotten away quite easily compared to other countries around the world. Nevertheless, a short staycation would do anyone some good to enjoy a nice vacation. Some of the best staycation spots in Bangladesh deserve a try.
Top Hotels in Bangladesh to Spend Your Vacation
Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden
Recognized as one of the best hotels in Dhaka, the Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden is the perfect place to consider if escaping the bustle of urban life is on the top of your needs. The resort houses 200 guest rooms that vary from private suites to family-friendly options. If this vacation is for the kids as well, Radisson offers tailor-fit services like rollaway beds, connecting rooms, and even infant beds to make your visit as easy as possible.
Facilities in this place include three premium restaurants, health clubs, conference centers, a full-service spa, and of course, a large swimming pool. Radisson doesn’t break the mold nor relies on gimmicks; when it comes to premium services, the brand holds true to its reputation. If the hotel facilities start to bore you there are many landmarks around worth a visit. The Bangladesh Army Stadium and Army Golf Course are approximately 20 minutes away by foot, while Dhaka’s urban hotspots aren’t extremely far off either.
Many customers have put the spotlight specifically on the top-notch quality of Radisson’s quality of service; certainly not a factor to be overlooked. In general, if you’re looking for a relaxing escape and want somewhere quiet and serene to recharge, this would be the perfect choice for your next staycation.
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Grand Oriental Hotel, Dhaka
Staycations can be a little pricey and some may not want to splurge that kind of cash during this difficult year, but Grand Oriental could be one to consider if you’re adamant about getting the bang for your buck. With axed prices in the hotel industry all over the country, Grand Oriental remains more competitive than ever.
Starting as low as USD 50 (BDT 4294) and capping at USD 90 (BDT 7631) after discount; all rooms are realistically priced and open up many opportunities to customers, without feeling restricted (conversion rate: $1 equivalent to BDT 84.80).
A lavish feast is essential to complete vacation of any kind and Grand Oriental does not disappoint. Their menu prides itself with barbecue, continental, and Thai food; capable of serving at their first-class restaurant or in the banquet hall (best if you want to throw a party). Their service is 24 hours and can serve meals and snacks whenever you start to get the munchies.
Additional services include airport pickups, sightseeing tours, and a fitness center. Grand Oriental isn’t the largest hotel around, but the entire experience is a luxurious one that will give you and your loved one more than enough time to take a break in Dhaka.
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The Peninsula Chittagong
Moving on to Chittagong, The Peninsula is at the GEC Circle and is a mere five-minute walk from Central Plaza. By car, it’s a solid 45-minute drive to the airport and only 20 minutes away from the Chittagong Railway Station. But then again, if you’re a Chittagong resident, the locale may not affect you as much as the resort itself.
The rooms themselves welcome guests with their ceiling-high windows and ample space to immerse any resident with a good view of the cityscape. The hotel isn’t shy about choices when it comes to food either; offering a delectable combination of Bangladeshi, Indian, Thai, and Chinese dishes. The Isles Bar is also a cozy haven that has the perfect drink for you to unwind.
Other facilities include spas, the highest rooftop swimming pool in the city, and a fitness center. Limousine and event services are also available options. Peninsula shines in giving its guests luxury with a view.
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