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Especen Hotel

#137 of 520 Hotels in Hanoi
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28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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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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Malmo, Sweden
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great stay at Especen Hotel in November 2014. The room was spacious with a great bath and a big desk. Since I visited Hanoi on a field trip I sure needed the desk to do some of my work. Good wifi was also included. Be aware: Breakfast is not included in the room rate. You can get... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i saty here 2 nights at especen hotel.the room very dirty i thing not clean,wifi slow breakfast wasn't great.Front staff were not friendly.A lot of noise from reception and staircase floats up and into the room, all those timber floors do nothing to stifle noise & footsteps & conversations, esp when your bedroom door is on the staircase,i booking the... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used this hotel as a base for our 2 weeks in northern vietnam. The rooms were big, very clean, free wifi, tv and cheap. The guys on reception were totally helpful booking buses, airport taxis, tours, changing money and storing luggage. Its in a good location - easy walk to the old quarter - but quiet at night. Genuinely... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arranged with hotel to pick us up at Noi Bai Airport. First initial impression of my hotel room: clean. They also provide tours to other places in Vietnam such as Ha Long Bay, Sapa, etc. You can just arrange with them when you arrive at the hotel. The hotel is close to the St. Jospeh Church. It is also a... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We never found the original hotel we planned to stay in. After being scammed by a taxi from the airport we were dropped off at the old quarter having no idea where we were. We came into the Especen just to use their wifi to try find hotels and found out this hotel had amazing rooms at great prices. we... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We booked a superior double room for 20$ a night and it was spacious, clean, air-conditioned, with hot water. The hotel offers other services : laundry, taxi from and to airport, even currency exchange! Everything was very reliable and rates reasonable. They gave us some good advice on visiting and a map! When we left for 3 days for Ha... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We were here for 3 nights, and had a good stay. From this hotel you can easily walk to many attractions. If not the staff will help you with a reliable taxi. Hotel is clean, and you can buy breakfast there if you don't want to search for it. We stayed with 2 pre School Girls, and that was no... More 

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Paternoster, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. Great location in the old city but situated in a quiet alley. Staff friendly, helpfull and can speak English. Offer lots of local travel advice. They offer good reasonable priced breakfast. The room was clean and comfortable. The bed soft with crisp clean linen. The wi-fi was fast and reliable and the room had... More 

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Knysna
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Well, only the church part it you want to. Because the catholic 'cathedral' is just around the corner, and is itself worth a quick look around. Centrally located on the periphery of Old Town and in a quiet street, where bicycle laden fruit and vegetable vendors ply their trade. The hotel itself is well managed and the two key individuals... More 

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

That's the hotel's catchphrase on their stationery, and it really was for us - myself and my 7 year old daughter, travelling in Asia for nine months. We planned to stay for four nights and ended up there for three weeks, nearly a month! We stayed in three of the four buildings and all the rooms we had were good... More 

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