This is a five star hotel. It's fantastic. Has a great view of the sea and also of the mountains. You can here the beautiful sounds of the sea from your room. The rooms are very good. It's not very costly. In total, you will have a wonderful experience staying there.
My wife and I spent two days at the Seagull . We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Our room had a fantastic view of the Sea. The room was clean and nicely decorated. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. The breakfast was good with a blend of asian and western entrees. Good variety too. For the sightseer the location can't be beat.
I'm an American with a Bangladeshi husband (and 2 young children) visiting the country for the first time. We spent several weeks in Dhaka and Chittagong, and I had a great impression of the country so far. My experience in Cox's Bazar was different, however.
Going to this hotel, you really can't have any expectations similar to what you find in America. You are expected to tip everyone for everything - Nothing is included in your reservation besides the 4 walls of your room (which is not the greatest thing, we got the "regular" room and the bed has exposed box springs, quite small, No Clock). We paid extra for the sea side view, which is misleading because altho it technically faces the sea, you will not see any of the ocean because there are a bunch of trees in the way. The beach is across the street and feels a little far, and along the way we were swarmed with people, from beggars to those selling jewelry, 4 wheeler rides, horseback rides, rickshaw rides, tomtom rides, and several of each of these competing. They see that you are a foreigner and they flock to you. Once you are at the beach, it is nice, sand is clean, and the weather feels perfect, but you have to pay hourly to sit on the lounge chair w/ umbrella and people will continue to come soliciting the entire time you are there, so the beach does not really feel private.
The general areas of the hotel and restaurants, courtyard, and pool are very clean and nice looking. There is an extra hourly rate for use of the pool, internet (which we signed up for, but they never were able to get it to work for us unfortunately), gym, etc. The continental breakfast was the only *free* thing and it was very good with a selection of both american and bangladeshi foods. The room service and restaurant menus also had a good variety but were expensive and somewhat inconsistent. For example, we ordered room service once, a burger, which the menu listed as coming with fries and cole slaw. We received it, ate, and realized there was no cole slaw so we called them to see if they forgot it. We were told they actually don't have any. I would have expected they would find some sort of substitute or reduce the price, but that was not offered, we were just to accept that. Also no one ever came to clear the plates.
I can't compare to any other hotels in the area but I am told that they also charge extra for things I normally take for granted. Overall I think it is the local people selling things and staring that makes it uncomfortable for foreigners, and this hotel is fine but could definitely use a few improvements.
i went there in 1st may and that was my first visit at coxsbazar. i liked the hotel management services. it was very neat and clean. but their price of food is very expensive. it was included to our package that they will serve some fruits and nuts. but they served some unknown sour fruits that i could not eat. they offered sea view room but i couldnot see the sea from room but they took extra charge for this.
We had a family emergency and I tried to call my husband (who stays in this hotel for business), but the staff refused to put me through. I explained about the seriousness of the emergency (the dead of a family member) but they simply refused. So don't stay in this hotel unless you don't care about being reachable for relatives and friends.
When we booked a suite for honeymoon they sold us a "sea view" suite but when we arrived we found out that the whole sea view side was covered with thick large trees and you could not see any ocean even from any of the 7th floor suites.
Service was below 3 star quality. Everybody wanted tips...from the guys who cleaned our rooms to the guys hanging out by the pool with dry towels. So damn annoying. It like beggers only in a hotel.
The hotel restaurants food was poorly cooked, you're better off trying out the local restaurants.
Also be sure to lock up all valuables otherwise something is bound to get swiped by the room cleaners. Hotel management have warning signs posted everywhere and if you lose something they will promptly blame you for leaving things laying around in your own locked room...i.e my wife left some jewelary on the table and they were gone that evening. The hotel management blamed us!! We won't be staying there ever. Terrible experience in the hotel. The beach was great though......
Bangladesh is a land of 15 million people. Its 144,000 squ. kilomiters. Surrunded by India,Mayanmar & marvelous colourful bay of Bangal. Main attraction of this country I think the PEOPLE of Bangladesh. They are so friendly,social,religious & generus. Every thing in this country is so chip price. People like enjoyment. Bangladesh have WORLD LERGEST RAIN FOREST- Sundarban. WORLDS LARGEST SEA BEACH- Coxas Bazar. One of the worlds man maid biggest lake-Rangamati lake(bigger then Maldivs). Beautiful fully maid by corol island at the end of the country is called Saint Martin. Tea plant field situated in the several hilly forest. Rural life shows the sun of life. Its a amazing country. Low cost of food & hotels are great.
If any body want to go Bangladesh take minimum 14 days travel.Enjoy
Seagull is a nice hotel in cox's Bazar. The main attraction of this hotel is the Swimmingpool and the garden area. But the rooms are very conjusted. Air condition system is also not so good. Bathrooms are very conjusted. Comparing to the service this hotel is little bit expensive. Overall its a good hotel.
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