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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 #121 of 492 hotels in Hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 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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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked here on the strength of online reviews, which turned out to be inaccurate in our experience. We were upgraded from a superior to a deluxe room, but there was little that was deluxe about the room we had. We had to carry heavy bags up six stories to a room which smelled strongly of damp. The bed was... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

After striking out at splendid Jupiter, we moved to especen. The private double room was clean, relatively spacious and reasonably priced. There was even a small flat screen tv. Good location too. Only downside was that we were on the 5th floor without an elevator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014 via mobile

Our original hotel we had stayed in before going to Halong was full and this one was just down the road, so we chanced it and they had room for us. We bargained down to $15 for the night and the breakfast was only 3 usd, which looked delicious as we checked out the next morning. The room was spacious... More

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Good location, room serviced every day, calm and quiet. Very good value for the price. Cheap and very clean rooms for 14 and breakfast for 3 dollars are a bargain if you travel as a couple. (Dorm rooms around the area cost 5 dollar per person!) Worth the extra 2.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Ang and his staff were outstanding in their running of the hotel and of customer relations. My sister and I were able to use the Hotel as a base as we visited Sapa and Halong Bay - nothing was a problem. We had a broken suitcase and Ang quickly remedied the problem by offering his motorbike and took my sister... More

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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

They have breakfast, one day i had two it was soooooo good! The staff is lovely, Anh is the best, he's very funny yet professional. rooms are clean, t.v. has all the channel you could want, they also supply beverages! ************ This place truly deserves more stars than just 5

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Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Amazing staff with great rooms! Staff is very helpful, the breakfast in the morning is great too. The rooms are great and get cleaned on a daily basis. Great location if you looking to meet travelers and be close to all of the attractions. Anh is one of the staff members and now I can say I have a new... More

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torino
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Our room at the 5th floor, without elevator, was perfect with everyday cleaning service. We left our camera in the room for two days and they kept it for us. Wifi and pc provided. Reception always open and available. Position is very good, silent but it is only one block from the cathedral.

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San Francisco, California
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10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at Especen three times while in Hanoi. The staff is friendly, especially Anh. The rooms are clean and come with working AC and TVs. The location is great and is a nice central point for sightseeing in Hanoi. The were able to book us train tickets and pick us up from the airport. It is a nice place... More

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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The service was very good and friendly. The room was serviced every day with clean towels, plenty of hot water. They booked our sapa train at no extra cost and got our laundry done. Good area with local atmosphere and plenty of places to eat.

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Also Known As:
Especen Hotel Hanoi
Address: 28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #121 of 492 hotels in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Especen Hotel 2.5*
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 
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