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Malaysia
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is exactly what I required: centrally located, cheap (USD20/night for a family room), clean with functioning AC, helpful staff who can speak passable English and English satellite movie channels (HBO, STAR etc but no news channels). The hotel staff were very attentive to travellers needs , and had conveniently provided airport transfer (USD16). Upon arrival, they quickly help... More 

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13 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stay for two nights in the Especen Hotel. It is a nice hotel located in the old quarter. The room is quite clean and everything needed is provided. Staff is nice and they also offer Airport pickup for 16$.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in 2 different rooms. Both rooms were of a good standard, comfy and generally very clean and looked after. The staff were helpful with explaining tour options. Let us use their shower facilities after we had checked out. Let us leave our bags with them for a number of days when we went out of... More 

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Hua Hin, Thailand
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Excellent hotel located in the heart of Hanoi. The beds were comfortable, the service was excellent, the pickup and drop-off service to and from the airport went smoothly. I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. Highly recommended. Would definitely go back next time we come to Hanoi.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Just a short walk from the Cathedral, the Especen Hotel was a comfortable stay with very welcoming staff. From the hotel all of the old quarter and the French quarter of Ha Noi is at the doorstep. Like many old quarter hotels, the rooms are up several flights of steps up narrow winding staircases. The wifi was very fast and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Located in the right Hanoi Old quater, nearby Cathedral & convenient to go around. Room was very good & clean, Wifi was good as well. Staff was friendly & helpful, they always welcome any our questions about Hanoi & Vietnam, we're also happy with their funny sharing about Vietnam's culture!

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Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Clean safe and comfortable. Staff are knowlegable suportive and good problem solvees. They will store luggage and have computer and printer for booking and boarding passes.They arrange tours etc at competatve prices. They provide free tea in the small reception loungr. As a senior solo travellor i could not have asked for better. Especially from Ank who was very kind... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The staff here are all super friendly and there English is not bad but there is one guy who understands a lot better. There seem to be 3 locations and once we checked in we were shown to our room in a building just across the road. Apart from the warm stairwells, the rooms are great. No views other than... More 

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Pasadena, California
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Why is this a great choice? The guy at the front desk was really nice, very helpful and went out of his way many times for us. The room we stayed in (401 I think) was very clean, spacious and nice. Comfy bed. All the showers in Vietnam are funky (including small) for us westerners (maybe at the luxury resorts... More 

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Taiping, Malaysia
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Reviewed 11 May 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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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
Region: Vietnam > Hanoi
Price Range: $26 - $31 (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:
#20 Best Value Hotel in Hanoi
#70 Romantic Hotel in Hanoi
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“There was no elevator in our building so 4th floor means 4 flights of stairs. Wore us out even for 2 in-shape guys!”
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“No elevators in this hotel. Steep staircase.”
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