We visited Dhaka last year and booked at the Hotel de Crystal Crown which was recommended to us because of proximity, quality of food, and reasonable price. The accommodation was perhaps 3 stars, but much more affordable than the western hotels in Dhaka which are extremely expensive. Accommodation included breakfast, the room was adequate, staff were courteous and attentive, and the dinner menu was limited but delicious. Mosquitoes were a problem, as there are lakes surrounding the area and staff came into the room each night to spray it with mosquito killer, which was rather noxious.
Each morning a cleaning man serviced the room, washing the tiled floors on his hands and knees. On speaking with him, I learned that he and his family lived in the stilt houses I saw perched over a black, smelly lake and he gets there in a small boat which is paddled by one of the locals and carried about 10 people at a time. I tipped him about 100 Taka a day (little more than $1) and he was very grateful as it was approximately half of his daily wage.
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