Hotel Mrrigoya Premium

 The back looks out at the three spires of Kali Temple, in the street behind. The building has a very narrow frontage and much of the plan is taken up with the staircase, so the eighteen rooms are scattered over many floors. There is no restaurant, but the helpful staff will bring you breakfast from outside if you ask. As in other parts of northern Bangladesh, forget about WIFI unless you have your own connection. There is a noisy generator on the ground floor to supply electricity when there are power cuts and the entrance is looked after by a security guard at night. If you come in your own car, there is a secure parking area off the street. Don’t confuse it with the older Mrigoya Residential, immediately opposite, under the same ownership and management, where the rooms are said to be bad. The owners belong to the Hindu minority and I enjoyed seeing the façade lit up by candles for the “Festival of Lights”.