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 road to Hisbicous Hotel. The room there was a little nicer and $10 each per night including breakfast. So we went for that and were extremely glad that Especen didn't work out for us because the owner of Hisbicous turned out extremely helpful and generous to us!
- 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