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Especen Hotel

#176 of 537 Hotels in Hanoi
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28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our flight arrived late at night and we were picked up by the hotel driver. The driver was friendly and tried to communicate with us the available attractions that Hanoi had to offer. The hotel was quite old which doesn't bother me. The things that were bothersome were the fact that the bed sheets/linen were dirty and stained on both... More 

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Vancouver
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36 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived in the middle of the night after a taxi driver tried to rip us off with the charge and then angily dropped us and our luggage in front of a fake Especen Hotel. (Try to avoid the pink/white ABC Taxis and get the green ones instead - way more reliable...) There are three Especen Hotels in the area... More 

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Thank TheTravellingFour
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very satisfied with my stay. My room (Standard Double) was spacious and homey. The bed was really comfortable (with soft pillows and a comforter), and a bit big for one person but I'm not complaining. WiFi is reliable and there is cable TV. Since I came in the winter, I also appreciate that there's heater in the shower/sink, though I... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a large family room with a balcony and private bathroom for AU20/night. Great location in the old city where there is very little traffic, which was very useful for us, travelling with kids. The staff were very helpful.

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Trafalgar,Victoria, Australia.
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything was to my satisfaction. It was better than I anticipated.It had a central location, good staff and was clean. Being next to the cathedral meant no alarm needed. There was plenty of good eating to be had very close by.

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Melton, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was recommended this hotel by someone who had already stayed here. It did not disappoint. Very clean, extremely helpful. It's in a central location. A value for money hotel. I also had the breakfast every morning. Very nice.

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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I chose this well known hotel on Christmas Eve for its close proximity to St Joseph Church and lakeside . Pleasantly surprised with the no frill standard pricing and fast service rendered . For a budget price , the room comes with a view of the street and all basic needs. It's near to popular sights , shopping streets and... More 

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Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was a little unorganised and tried to charge us more than the price we agreed on, as it was someone different at the counter than when we made the deposit. Doors to the bathrooms were partially see through too and the building was a bit dirty in the interior. They were easy to find though and the rooms... More 

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Ella, Sri Lanka
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We booked a deluxe room and upon arrival we realized that it is a few buildings down from the main reception. The room itself is spacious and ok. However the issue was with the bathroom. Its old and dated and there was water leaking everywhere. And every time we flushed there was a sewage smell, perhaps it could use an... More 

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Thank Prektsha
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I booked two nights in a Deluxe room at Especen Hotel in December, 2015 based on the number of positive reviews here on Tripadvisor. I arrived around noon and was assigned Room 400 on check in. The room was ready on arrival. The front desk staff was helpful with a map of the area and quick to exchange USD for... More 

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