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Taiping, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

It is value for money; we were given a room with a double and single bed for USD20. The room is spacious but has a certain smell. Unfortunately, the water pressure was quite low (we were staying at 5th floor). There are no elevators. The receptionist was helpful and speaks English. We appreciate that they were not pushy about tours.

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Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

This hotel, close to the Cathedral, is a very good budget address. The reception is helpful and trustable (not obvius in a town full of touts and scams), the rooms, also the cheapest, are spacious, clean and well equipped. Marco Moretti, Italy, ecoreport.com

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

The staff of this hotel are exceedingly helpful and friendly. They have helped me in personal matters even after I left. The rooms are also quite comfortable. I am very grateful for how attentive and hospitable they are. Please consider this hotel if you visit Hanoi.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016 via mobile

Especen was reasonable for its low price and excellent location. It's by the Cathedral in the old quarter accessed by back streets which do not hold nearly as much traffic as the main streets. 24 hour reception was very handy and they allowed us to leave our bags there twice after we'd already checked out and were waiting for transfers.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2016 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 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Especen Hotel

Address: 28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Location: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $19 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Especen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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Also Known As:
Especen Hotel Hanoi
Hotel Style:
#36 Best Value Hotel in Hanoi
#72 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
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