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Ayr, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We checked the address, this is the "right" Especen for the review. Pick up from airport was good, driver rude and cold but it was our first city in Vietnam, we now know that is the norm. Check in was fine, we were given a room in another building above a beauty salon which hadn't open yet. The room looked...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoyed staying at the Especen Hotel, which we booked through AirBNB. The staff were available 24/7 for us and were very friendly and helpful. They arranged well-priced airport transfer for us. The room itself was spacious and had a mini-fridge. The shower water was nice and hot, which was a welcome change for us after staying...

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1Thank C M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

That's right, rats. We stayed here two nights, and our first night went fine. The street was a bit noisy, but the location was decent so we dealt with it. The next night a rat somehow got into our room (we didn't leave the windows open), it broke into our backpack and stole our pretzels, got into another bag and...

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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

First, Housekeeper refused to help me when I asked him to help caring my luggage from my room (level 4) to main floor. He said that I can do it myself, he was sick. (He didnt look sick at all, just being lazy I guess)So I was doing it myself. ISecondly, later, he told me that he couldn't find bed...

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Byron bay
Reviewed 30 December 2016

We really liked this place. Very friendly staff who speak good English means you can easily access information and arrange transport and tours, if you want to. The rooms are large and comfortable, and the location is excellent - right next to the cathedral and walking distance to most things you want to see in Hanoi. Excellent street food and...

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2Thank charliedesalis
Malaysia
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is exactly what I required: centrally located, cheap (USD20/night for a family room), clean with functioning AC, helpful staff who can speak passable English and English satellite movie channels (HBO, STAR etc but no news channels). The hotel staff were very attentive to travellers needs , and had conveniently provided airport transfer (USD16). Upon arrival, they quickly help...

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3Thank landsurveyor
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We stay for two nights in the Especen Hotel. It is a nice hotel located in the old quarter. The room is quite clean and everything needed is provided. Staff is nice and they also offer Airport pickup for 16$.

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1Thank Vale G
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in 2 different rooms. Both rooms were of a good standard, comfy and generally very clean and looked after. The staff were helpful with explaining tour options. Let us use their shower facilities after we had checked out. Let us leave our bags with them for a number of days when we went out of...

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2Thank tripg123
Hua Hin, Thailand
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent hotel located in the heart of Hanoi. The beds were comfortable, the service was excellent, the pickup and drop-off service to and from the airport went smoothly. I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. Highly recommended. Would definitely go back next time we come to Hanoi.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just a short walk from the Cathedral, the Especen Hotel was a comfortable stay with very welcoming staff. From the hotel all of the old quarter and the French quarter of Ha Noi is at the doorstep. Like many old quarter hotels, the rooms are up several flights of steps up narrow winding staircases. The wifi was very fast and...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Especen hotel is one of the first mini hotels built since the 1990s located in the center of the Old Quarter in Hanoi. It is just a stone’s throw from St. Joseph's Church (Cathedral) on a quiet alley off of Au Trieu Street. This convenient location allows you to be just a 5 minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Thang Long water puppet theater, night market, Vietnam Airlines booking office & Quang Trung bus stop (for service to Noi Bai International airport). You can get to all the famous travel points, Eroupean and Vietnamese traditional restaurants, craft shops, pubs and art galleries,... as soon as you step on to the main road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Especen Hotel

Address: 28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: RM89 - RM111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Especen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Especen Hotel Hanoi
Hotel Style:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Hanoi
#69 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
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“Higher rooms are quieter. Avoid any room on a level near reception.”
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“There was no elevator in our building so 4th floor means 4 flights of stairs. Wore us out even for 2 in-shape guys!”
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