I had a private room in Especen. The room and washroom were clean and the water pressure was good. The staff were generally very helpful with directions and ideas for restaurants. The airport pickup is well worth it as there are so many scams with taxis there. However, be careful with the airport drop off option. The morning of check out, the receptionist asked if I needed a taxi to the airport, so I asked them to call one for me. Then while I was waiting for the taxi, the receptionist said it was actually their car that would take me and the cost would be the same as the airport pickup. This was not what was agreed but I didn't have time to make other arangements so I paid hịm. Then all that arrived was a regular taxi, which surely would have cost less than their private car. When I asked where the private car was, the receptionist said he didn't work today. So the whole thing was a scam from the start. Overall Especen was good but I recommend being careful with their taxi services / assistance.
- 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