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“Nice clean room, good value”
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Especen Hotel
Ranked #203 of 586 Hotels in Hanoi
New York City, New York
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44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Nice clean room, good value”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 via mobile

After striking out at splendid Jupiter, we moved to especen. The private double room was clean, relatively spacious and reasonably priced. There was even a small flat screen tv. Good location too.

Only downside was that we were on the 5th floor without an elevator.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Our original hotel we had stayed in before going to Halong was full and this one was just down the road, so we chanced it and they had room for us. We bargained down to $15 for the night and the breakfast was only 3 usd, which looked delicious as we checked out the next morning. The room was spacious and clean, the sheets well laundered and the bathroom tidy, though small.

There is no elevator, which makes for a great workout, but could be an inconvenience. They let us use their phone free of charge to arrange a doctors appointment and translated and wrote down the address for us, so the taxi would know exactly where to take us.

The biggest surprise in our room was the tv, it was a massive flat screen and had lots of international channels, seeing cartoon network has never made me so happy.

I recommend staying here, its a prime location, with helpfull staff and good amenities.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed 4 February 2014

Stayed 3 nights. Good location, room serviced every day, calm and quiet. Very good value for the price. Cheap and very clean rooms for 14 and breakfast for 3 dollars are a bargain if you travel as a couple. (Dorm rooms around the area cost 5 dollar per person!) Worth the extra 2.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank mone A
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

Ang and his staff were outstanding in their running of the hotel and of customer relations. My sister and I were able to use the Hotel as a base as we visited Sapa and Halong
Bay - nothing was a problem. We had a broken suitcase and Ang quickly remedied the problem by offering his motorbike and took my sister to buy a new one. The rooms were very roomy and very clean. The staff engaging at all times and helped us with the luggage every time. They ensured we had a bed and a shower even though our room was not ready after our ov ernight trip from Sapa - we were very tired and grotty! The neighbourhood began to really feel like home - quiet at night, close to the beartiful Church and the night markets. Wonderful and would not hesitate to recommend Ang and his hotel to all.

Room Tip: The more modern of rooms - in the building up the street from the reception area.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank bronwyn m
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Hanoi, Vietnam
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

They have breakfast, one day i had two it was soooooo good!
The staff is lovely, Anh is the best, he's very funny yet professional.
rooms are clean, t.v. has all the channel you could want, they also supply beverages!

************ This place truly deserves more stars than just 5

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank Craigory G
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Bali, Indonesia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Amazing staff with great rooms! Staff is very helpful, the breakfast in the morning is great too. The rooms are great and get cleaned on a daily basis. Great location if you looking to meet travelers and be close to all of the attractions. Anh is one of the staff members and now I can say I have a new friend, he was really helpful and always having fun!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 December 2013

Our room at the 5th floor, without elevator, was perfect with everyday cleaning service. We left our camera in the room for two days and they kept it for us. Wifi and pc provided. Reception always open and available. Position is very good, silent but it is only one block from the cathedral.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alice M
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Property: Especen Hotel
Address: 28 Tho Xuong street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#28 Best Value Hotel in Hanoi
#68 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Especen Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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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