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Especen Hotel

#134 of 523 Hotels in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 nights here. The rooms are all very clean and well equipped with everything you would need. The location is great next to the lake and you can walk to virtually anywhere in hanoi from here. Staff were reasonably attentive with good english which can be a good or bad thing as they didn't hassle us to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 3 nights. The rooms are very clean and the staff are pleasant, with good English. The hotel itself is in a good location, 5mins to lake and 10mins to the old quarter. Breakfast was very good and served promptly. Would recommend this hotel to anyone, very good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My stay here at the Especen Hotel has been wonderful!!! the staff are all very friendly and always greet you with a smile. The rooms were very comfortable and roomy. the beds were a delight to sleep, i always feel very comfortable. Anh at the front desk has become a very good friend over only a couple of days. i... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this hotel online just days before we arrived and we were very happy to have found it! We had our whole family in just one room which was great. The room was quite large, the air-con worked well as did the TV and the beds were comfy. The bathroom was super tiny but was fine (we only used... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms were good, and the $3 breakfast was worth having. The manager behind the desk was very helpful in organising tours and train tickets. He allowed us a shower before we boarded our train after a trip to ha long bay and arranged a taxi to the station. We regretted not getting a hotel car straight from the airport!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean rooms in a great location, just round the corner from St Joseph's cathedral, five minutes from the lake and loads of places to eat in the vicinity. The owner was really helpful and couldn't do enough to help us enjoy our stay. Place was quite difficult to find.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean hotel in a good location for a good price it's not the four seasons but if your looking for a pretty nice place for a good price this would be a good place to stay the front desk staff was also friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, spacious rooms. Very nice staff and very outgoing – they tolerated our check-out and check-in due to cancelled Halong Bay trip. Small minus for the mice at night coming through the balcony and doing mess in your luggage. If you don’t like animals, consider another place 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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