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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 #142 of 498 Hotels in Hanoi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hoam Kiem is 4 blocks away 8 min walk. St Joseph Cathedral is less than a block. Hotel was fine, Sheets and towels changed daily. I had baloney view, beware it's noise with view. You need quiet ask for quiet room. Rates are reasonable, staff friendly, speak English. I had several tours to Sapa and Ha Long bay and they... More

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London, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this was a last minute reservation, based on the lonely planet recommendation, purely as we didn't have time to research for ourselves before arriving. my expectations weren't particularly high, but especen met all of our requirements and i have been more than happy staying here. the rooms aren't luxurious, but they are fairly modern, functional, have everything you need, and... More

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Newcastle upon tyne
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We decided to stay here purely because it was recommended in the lonely planet book. First we looked the room and it was ok, so then we went on to ask about the price, the best they could do for a double room was $11 each (NOT including breakfast) so we decided to look around instead and walked up the... More

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especen, Owner at Especen Hotel, responded to this review

I think this review has at least 2 problem so it should be removed. Firstly, we have no room at $11/night. I think the guest may came across to a WRONG or FAKE hotel. Secondly, the guest said that he had stayed at the Hanoi Hibiscus Hotel (NOT Especen hotel) so the review should be appeared at the Hanoi Hibiscus... More

Hanoi, Vietnam
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We loved staying in Especen. We had a free upgrade to the family room, the first time we stayed here. Incredible spacious room (especially compared to the room we had in Hong Kong :-)), with a balcony that looks out on the little streets around our hotel. The location is great. Very central, but not in the most tourist part... More

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Melbourne, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We spent two night at the Especen Hotel and we were really impressed. Large, clean room, brilliant location. The staff were friendly, helpful and always smiling. This is a simple hotel with all you need at a great price. Was recommended to stay here from a friend and would certainly recommend it myself. We stayed in room 600, and although... More

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Jiaxing, China
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I stayed at the Especen Hotel on two separate occasions. Both times staff were so kind, friendly, caring and helpful. My room is nice, clean and comfortable with TV, A/C, private bathroom with hot water. Great price. Great location just a 5 minuters walk to the Hoan Kiem Lake. There's no swimming pool or fitness center there but you cannot... More

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Manolo Fortich, Philippines
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Me and my friends stayed here for 3 days and it was great! The staffs were friendly and efficient. The rooms (except for the glass shower door that was quite revealing) were great and spacious, the beds big, comfortable and soft. Everything was clean. Everybody in the hotel helped us with: booking our Halong bay tour, exchanging our money, pointing... More

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Beijing, China
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Excellent room quality. The superior double room even better than deluxe rooms from other hotels. Price is so cheap. Book room so easy without deposit. Convenient location near the Cathedral, cafe, restaurant, shop...

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Phoenix, Arizona
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. Even though I reserved a ground floor room, they put me on the third floor. The room smelled of smoke, and the worker who took me to my room apologized, but there was no evidence they had attempted to air out the room. The staff was very pushy about getting me to book... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Just a block or so from the cathedral, it occupies a couple buildings. Comfortable beds, hot showers, fridge, heat & air conditioning. Plus a good selection of English TV for when you just need to chill out. Beware of nearby copycat hotel with the same name. It's less comfy and more expensive.

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Address: 28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Especen Hotel 2.5*
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