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Especen Hotel

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Ranked #137 of 493 hotels in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stay here purely because it was recommended in the lonely planet book. First we looked the room and it was ok, so then we went on to ask about the price, the best they could do for a double room was $11 each (NOT including breakfast) so we decided to look around instead and walked up the... More

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especen, Owner at Especen Hotel, responded to this review

I think this review has at least 2 problem so it should be removed. Firstly, we have no room at $11/night. I think the guest may came across to a WRONG or FAKE hotel. Secondly, the guest said that he had stayed at the Hanoi Hibiscus Hotel (NOT Especen hotel) so the review should be appeared at the Hanoi Hibiscus... More

Hanoi, Vietnam
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved staying in Especen. We had a free upgrade to the family room, the first time we stayed here. Incredible spacious room (especially compared to the room we had in Hong Kong :-)), with a balcony that looks out on the little streets around our hotel. The location is great. Very central, but not in the most tourist part... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two night at the Especen Hotel and we were really impressed. Large, clean room, brilliant location. The staff were friendly, helpful and always smiling. This is a simple hotel with all you need at a great price. Was recommended to stay here from a friend and would certainly recommend it myself. We stayed in room 600, and although... More

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Jiaxing, China
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed at the Especen Hotel on two separate occasions. Both times staff were so kind, friendly, caring and helpful. My room is nice, clean and comfortable with TV, A/C, private bathroom with hot water. Great price. Great location just a 5 minuters walk to the Hoan Kiem Lake. There's no swimming pool or fitness center there but you cannot... More

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Manolo Fortich, Philippines
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Me and my friends stayed here for 3 days and it was great! The staffs were friendly and efficient. The rooms (except for the glass shower door that was quite revealing) were great and spacious, the beds big, comfortable and soft. Everything was clean. Everybody in the hotel helped us with: booking our Halong bay tour, exchanging our money, pointing... More

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Beijing, China
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent room quality. The superior double room even better than deluxe rooms from other hotels. Price is so cheap. Book room so easy without deposit. Convenient location near the Cathedral, cafe, restaurant, shop...

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. Even though I reserved a ground floor room, they put me on the third floor. The room smelled of smoke, and the worker who took me to my room apologized, but there was no evidence they had attempted to air out the room. The staff was very pushy about getting me to book... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Just a block or so from the cathedral, it occupies a couple buildings. Comfortable beds, hot showers, fridge, heat & air conditioning. Plus a good selection of English TV for when you just need to chill out. Beware of nearby copycat hotel with the same name. It's less comfy and more expensive.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Myself and partner stayed here for 3 weeks whilst trying to find our own house. During our time here we didn't have any trouble at all. The hotel is in a perfect location. The first room we stayed in was $18 on the top floor, it was nice and clean, had a flat screen T.V and fridge, the only problem... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We stayed one night in the appendix and would definitely recommend this budget hotel. Rooms are clean and spacious, the team very welcoming and the location perfect to visit main attractions in old town and lake districts. My father stayed in another room in the main building and seemed very happy with it as well. Do not hesitate to ask... More

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Address: 28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Especen Hotel 2.5*
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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 
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