Contemporary Heights Hotel

Contemporary Heights Hotel

1/A Plot-21, Road Block J, Baridhara, Dhaka City 1212 Bangladesh
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#63 of 115 hotels in Dhaka City
2.6 of 5 bubbles
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3.5 of 5 bubbles
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3.9 of 5 bubbles
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3.4 of 5 bubbles
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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.
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1/A Plot-21, Road Block J, Baridhara, Dhaka City 1212 Bangladesh
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Sven J wrote a review Jan 2013
Singapore, Singapore7 contributions13 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for one night in January, 2013. Unbelievable (high) cost for a quite average hotel. I have to think that they are simply taking advantage of American government per diem rates. But, the reason I am really writing this review is out of anger of how the manager tried to profit of getting me a taxi to the airport. I had called down to the front desk and the young man quoted a reasonable price and specified the type of transport (there are taxis, and the little 3 wheelers). After manager saw me checking out, he offered to get me a taxi. The price he quoted was 3 times that of the front desk guy. I said I knew he was ripping me off, and he proceeded to tell me the front desk guy didn't know what he was talking about (even though the front desk guy had been working there over a year, was a native of Dhaka, and probably simply made the mistake of being honest). A big argument that spilled out into the street ensued and I eventually got my taxi at the fair rate, but that manager really spoiled Bangladesh for me.
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Date of stay: January 2013
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Anna T wrote a review Jul 2013
Huntsville, Alabama5 contributions13 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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islamuk2 wrote a review Jul 2017
10 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had four nights this hotel.Front desk person I think name Atish is really helpful person.they did qk check in .room was decent. Bed and pillow was really comfort. One problem they have no inside restaurant. But they arrange for your morning B'fast. But was limited. But staff are really helpful.security is perfect and also safe.even I came at night after 12 am.there are lots of restaurant at Gulshan area.you guys can use UBER at Bangladesh. Is really safe.overall this hotel I will stay in future.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled on business
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Natalie V wrote a review Feb 2013
Toronto, Canada69 contributions98 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
While the hotel itself is quite new and therefore the rooms look good, the location is terrible.
The hotel info is very misleading - first of all, it is not a hotel, it is a serviced apartments building. Second major misinformation is that the hotel is located in the "heart of Baridhara, secure diplomatic zone with the walking distance to restaurants, cafes, etc". In reality the hotel is located quite far from the claimed lace - it is in the halted (due to the crisis) construction zone - unpaved dusty streets full of stray dogs, construction workers, showering people, street performers, etc. we were told that this area was with the highest crime rate in Dhaka and when inquired about safety at the hotel, we were not advised to walk on our own outside of the hotel gate.
About the hotel itself - the grand suites we had was quite spacious and modern, the bathroom had a very modern look. The personnel was very friendly. But... the windows overlooked abandoned building populated by construction workers, there was no safe in the bedroom as promised, there was no hot water during our stay, the hi-pitch sound of water pump going off and on for 24 hours was hard to bear, it was complimented by sounds of honking cars and rickshaws, street performers, barking dogs, etc. In other words, very heavy noise pollution as windows were not soundproof at all.
We selected this hotel based on the reviews and it really bugs me how on earth someone could leave a top score review for this place.
Originally we planned to stay for a week, but after 2 sleepless nights, no hot water to take proper shower, we decided to move out.
We notified the hotel front desk that we will be moving out in the morning. The friendliness of the personnel evaporated in seconds, we were told that they will not unfreeze our deposit ( amount of one week stay) and refund the balance to our credit card. When we were leaving the hotel, the front desk person refused to acknowledge the fact that we checked out, or to follow normal check-out procedures. We were repeatedly told that we will not get back our deposit/payment for one week and few times reminded that they were not a hotel.

I would not recommend anyone who values comfort and safety to stay in this place.
For exactly the same price (even less as the breakfast was included) we found another hotel with similar rooms in Baridhara with all the positive sides and with almost no drawbacks.
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Date of stay: January 2013
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Shahed M, General Manager at Contemporary Heights Hotel
Responded Feb 13, 2013
We appreciate all reviews as they help us grow. Regarding this particular review, we have the following clarifications to make. Location: Hotel is located as described. Baridhara J block is extension of Diplomatic Zone. Located at the corner of US Embassy's annex building and 1 block away from Saudi Embassy's residence premises. All can be checked easily through google map. None of our guests ever complained about safety and security about the area. Haven't had not a single incidence in last 2years of operation. Complaint on hot water is not correct. As we have modern jaccuzi installed in suite room, this may have caused problem to this guest to operate our shower mixer properly that we could show if any complaint was ever received from her. We expect if guests are not comfortable on anything to make a complaint to front desk to draw our attention. We could have easily changed her room to other floor on other side in quit area. This guest simply ask for full refund and make her stay complementary. We charged them through Credit Card at the time of check-in. They pre-booked the stay for 1-week. It takes 72hours to get confirmation on card payment from the bank. Only complaint were made about street dog and construction noise. As per hotel refund policy, we can't make refund full amount and make their stay complementary based on complaints which are external. When they expressed to check-out early, we offered them, complementary stay in their next visit. for the same duration. We are sorry to have one very unhappy client and hoping to have them with us once again to show better side of our hotel and facilities. We leave it to readers to justify our rates $50 to $100 in comparison with other hotels in Dhaka city. Our hotel thrive to make positive changes and add more value added services to our guests. That's why many complimentary for their satisfaction.
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okaloocha wrote a review Feb 2013
Swampscott, Massachusetts47 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Well first of all let me state that it is not a hotel but a so called serviced apartment where I have not get the service they have promised(stayed about 10 nights). The management is not professional at all. The location is awful for foreigners(relatively safe though) and the biggest handicap is there is no restaurant or any service so you even can not have a cup of coffee unless you wanna try the local hud right across the hotel. Be aware of stray dogs and unpaved roads infront. The rooms are big in zie with conmfy beds and a flat screen TV and A/C where the only good points are. However, the hotel itself lack facilities, it is dusty and dirty. The management relies on tipping to serve your seeks. I am sure for about the same price you may choose somewhere else. Forget about breakfast, the pool and gym that are advertised.
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Date of stay: February 2013
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Room size are okay.
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mse666 wrote a review Sep 2015
Colombo, Sri Lanka15 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Located in a place that you really can't expect a hotel with this quality.Stayed there with my girlfriend for like a week.It's really worth for the money you spend and was a great experience.Stayed couple of time times in Dhaka but this was the best.The staff was very kind and helpful.The room was really clean and neat.Specially the bed was comfy.Wifi was fine.Rooms were fully air conditioned and equipped with a small refrigerator,LED tv,microwave,electric kettle etc.Reception was very helpfull.Only lacking thing was a restaurant,but at the time they were building one in the rooftop so buy now they might have completed it :)
Recommend this hotel without any hesitation!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sixfeetunder05 wrote a review Dec 2012
Belgium172 contributions215 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is located in the diplomatic area, close to many market stables and even en quiet road where even some fields are to be explored, all by walking a few minutes. The big road into Dhaka full of rickshaws and buses is also very close. People are extremely curious when meeting a foreigner as there are almost none, especially no tourists. Such a shame as these people are so extremely friendly. They are hard working, a country full of energy where even the homeless try to set up their own small business. The hotel is very clean compared to the dirt of the roads and the air outside. It even has a clean indoor pool to cool off in summer months. NOw, in December, people wear warm clothes and even earwarmers, where for me about 22 degrees Celsius was kind of warm... Rooms are clean, modern and all furniture has the design feel. There is a relax sofa, a desk with chair, a flatscreen TV with even many European channels, a nice bathroom, marble tiles, free bottle of water per day, free laundry, fruit basket when arriving, free and good wireless in the rooms. Staff are like all Bangladeshi People very helpful and try to speak as much as possible to you to approve their English skills.
But they never get sticky. Also no hassle when doing a trip or asking a favour, they will always be honest and ask a normal price or even do things for freee, you will get small presents in the street, just for free, to show them their friendship. Very extraordinary ! I made a trip to the boats at Shadargat and to the old town of Sonargaon, which was worth it but don't expect too much.
Rates are very good compared to other hotels with pool, they even have promotions for executive rooms at 50 USD per night ! I sincerely hope this country and especially their people will get a better future.
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Date of stay: December 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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911bella wrote a review Feb 2014
Mid Sussex197 contributions158 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Having lived in Dhaka many years ago we sought a hotel close to Gulshan. This seemed to fit the bill. The hotel is perhaps a 15 minute walk from Gulshan but is the wrong side of the main road to the city from the airport and in a part of Baridhara that is still under development. Arriving in the dark our taxi took us down an unpaved dirt road off a bazaar area and stopped to ask directions next to a small shanty/slum area. We were convinced we were in the wrong place but had actually stopped right outside the hotel.

It feels more like an apartment block than a hotel. The staff were helpful enough but inexperienced in dealing with foreign travellers.

For a hotel that's fairly new the rooms were showing signs of wear and tear. We had a broken internal bathroom window and the whole room felt much older than its one and a half years.

The rooms were reasonably equipped but other reviewers have bemoaned the lack of a restaurant. The hotel provided us with provisions to make our own breakfast (two loaves of bread, butter, jar of jam and some fruit), however the location meant it was neither practicable or particularly appealing to venture out in the evenings.

Dhaka has grown phenomenally since we lived there but is not geared up for travellers. Most foreign visitors are business visitors and the costs for taxis and restaurant prices reflect this. Getting anywhere is a nightmare. The city gets gridlocked (far worse than Kolkata and Mumbai for example). We found a helpful taxi driver who knew the back routes avoiding main junctions where you can easily get stuck for 30 minutes or longer.

Choose your location carefully.
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Date of stay: January 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Nevada1972 wrote a review Dec 2012
7 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After staying at a more expensive hotel for the first few nights in Dhaka, on our return to the city after a few nights in Cox's Bazar, myself and my 14yo son and his mate decided to stay here. It has been a g8 place to stay, as there is not much difference in location, in Dhaka every part of the city is the same to me. Great staff, very spacious rooms, very clean, and has side stores outside of hotel that provide most things that one needs. There is no food available on-site but the staff can arrange food from outside hotel to be brought to the hotel. Loved Bangladesh and really liked the hotel. The pool is not too big but my son and his mate found it adaquate for them. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.
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Date of stay: December 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Always agree on a price before getting on the rickshaws outside of hotel, or any hotel for that...
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chp81 wrote a review Apr 2013
Brescia, Italy280 contributions56 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Room were ok, but lacks of everythung else. No restaurants or other facilities in the close streets. On the other side, hotel employee bring food to you if you ask them, or everything else, like changing money but the downgrade is that they make you pay a lot of money for this service.
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Date of stay: January 2013Trip type: Travelled on business
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A J wrote a tip Jul 2023
United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Has a fridge so buy cold drinks"
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Nompumelelo Z wrote a tip Sep 2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Luxury Room is good for one or a couple and more then one night. To be able to warm up or cook your own food. Restaurants not too far, I traffic is maddening. Suite awesome too, looks very fancy."
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david a wrote a tip Jul 2014
Kolkata (Calcutta), India14 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"304 is a suite with a double bed and a separate room with a twin bed and a recliner as well as a full kitchen with 1.5 bathrooms."
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okaloocha wrote a tip Feb 2013
Swampscott, Massachusetts47 contributions52 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room size are okay."
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Nevada1972 wrote a tip Dec 2012
7 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Always agree on a price before getting on the rickshaws outside of hotel, or any hotel for that matter!"
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C$44 - C$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
BangladeshDhaka DivisionDhaka City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Nearby attractions include OrderKori (1.0 km) and Naveeds comedy club (1.1 km).
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Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness centre.
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Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Amaya Food Gallery, Bunka, and Izumi.
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Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
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Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
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Many travellers enjoy visiting Independence Monument (7.3 km) and Korail Basti (2.1 km).
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