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Especen Hotel

#134 of 513 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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Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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10 helpful votes 10 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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Oslo, Norway
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15 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

During my stay at the Especen hotel, I got very sick, and finaly I desided that I needed a doctor. The staff helped me all the way to a splended hospital, they helped me buy the nessesary subscribed medicine, and they took care of me during the hole stay. In addition, they booked tickets, arranged taxis, all I really asked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A small hotel that has basic amenities. It is located in an alley just beside St. Joseph Cathedral and within walking distance to the Old Quarter and places of attraction. The bathroom suffered from a black out once, which was easily resolved by turning the switch off and on again. The TV had one of the widest variety of channels,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Hotel great, people great.!!! My first day here and fell like Home, because of the people working in the hotel.!! Room Nice and clean.. Best way to start a vietnam trip.!!! Hotel super, gens super.!! Mon premier jour ici et j me sens comme a la maison Grace aux gens qui travaillent ici.!! Chambre top, et propre.. Meilleure façon de... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We only stayed one night, and arrived late and left early but from what we experienced, this hotel was excellent value for money - better than the hotel we stayed at around the corner earlier in our stay. The staff were friendly and spoke good English, and they were helpful with things like ordering us a taxi to the airport... More 

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We arrived in Hanoi late and this was the only hotel which seemed to be open. We paid $20 for a family room and it did not disappoint. Clean, spacious with very comfortable beds. TV with satellite channels, Ensuite bathroom and free coffee/ tea making facilities. The stairs are a challenge but we needed the exercise so this did not... More 

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