Firstly make sure you get the right hotel as there are a number of copy cats but with this one you won't be disappointed.
Our room was newly done with excellent fittings, flat screen TV with tons of sky channels, kettle and tea cups, soft double beds, hair dryer, wardrobes, separate warm shower etc all for a budget $15!
Anh (male receptionist) is really chatty and super helpful, upon arrival he provided us with a map and suggested some local restaurants and sights to see. He also booked a deluxe 1 day tour for us (my girlfriend and I) to Halong Bay and it was great, brilliant food and English speaking guide for $45 including pick ups/return, visiting a cave and kayaking. When we returned Anh made sure that we had no problems with our tour (give this man a raise).
They also do an inexpensive breakfast which you can eat on the tables by reception, we were too busy so didn't have a chance to try breakfast at the hotel but noticed other guest tucking in and it looked really good :)
We decided to get the airport shuttle, so did not have any problems with arrangements for travel to the airport.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Especen Hotel Hanoi