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This is private, quiet, nice, new room with modern furniture & panoramic window can opened as a small balcony see to the roof of Hanoi Old Street quarter. A king size bed, 32" LCD TV with international channels. Just enjoy as staying at your home.
Especen hotel is one of the first mini hotels in Hanoi since the 1990s, located in the heart of the Old Quarter. It is just a stone’s throw from St. Joseph's Church (Cathedral). This convenient location allows you to be just a 5 minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and the Water Puppet Theatre. You can get to all the famous travel points, restaurants, craft shops, pubs and art galleries,... as soon as you step on to the main road.
Especen hotel offers affordable, clean accommodation in an authentic Vietnamese neighborhood. Private room with ensuite bathrooms, hair dryer, large flat screen cable TV. Wifi internet and local phone call free of charge.
Hotel services: currency exchange, laundry, ticking desk and tour information.
Especen hotel was picked by many guidebooks as Lonely Planet, Petit Futé, Rough guide, Michellin, Footh Print... The Petit Futé guidebook describes our hotel as: A small hotel nestled in the maze of streets that surround the Cathedral. Wake to the sound of bells and a panoramic view of Hanoi rooftops ocher (Petit hôtel niché dans le lacis des ruelles qui enserrent la cathédrale. Réveil au son des cloches et vue panoramique sur les toits ocre de Hanoi).
In an adventure book name "The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam" the writer said that: "... I caught the familiar sounds of "Green Bamboo;" "Especen," and "Darling Café;" Hanoi's most well known hubs for low-budget travelers..."
My reception lobby is right down stair & my staff work there 24h/24h. Don't hesitate to ask my receptionist for help at anytime.
My hotel is in the heart of Hanoi Old Street Quarter. Once travel to Hanoi, you must live there.
Public transit is convenient there, you can easy catch taxi, cyclo, "xe om" (hold taxi motorbike) or just within walk to almost famous travel point.
We also supply airport pick-up service $16 with a private car (safe, much more comfortable & cheaper than public taxi).
The double bedroom Including 01 or 02 guests in one room. Child is free of charge.
• Please, show us your visa and passport at the reception desk before getting the room.
• Pets, fire-arms, explosives, inflammable and bad smelling things are not allowed in our hotel.
• Please leave all valuables, money in the safe at reception desk & not in your room or carry it with you at all times. We are not responsible for anything lost or stolen.
• When you go out, please turn off all electric equipment inside, close windows, lock your room and leave the key at the reception desk.
• If there is something wrong in your room, please inform the receptionist immediately. In case it is damaged by the guest, we would like compensation for the damages.
• You are requested not to cook or to launder in your rooms. We provide laundry services just 25.000 VND/kg only.
• Kindly inform the reception desk at least one day before your departure. Room should be vacated before noon (12:00).
Wonderful stay! Great clean room, very helpful, bit more quiet part of town near the Catholic Church which was nice, and had our laundry done and packaged beautifully in no time! Came back when our plans were interrupted by weather and stayed again too :)
The service at Especen was great. When we arrived we were given free water. The staff were very friendly and pointed out anything we asked in the map. They helped carry our bags up the many stairs.
The rooms were great for the price. Beds were comfy, aircon was cold, a nice towel and free toiletries.
The breakfast was great value at $3USD.
My only negative was that we had organised a driver to pick us up from Hanoi airport who never turned up, and after waiting an hour we organised a new driver. The staff did organise a driver to pick us up early in the morning on the way back though, which was perfect and went smoothly.
As a budget traveller, I will definitely stay here again when I return to Hanoi.
The Hotel is very welll located in the center of Hanoi, in a very animated quarter. Our hosts were very nice and helpful. They also proposed me a cheap fare to go to the airport. I recommend Hotel Especen
Thanh was a great host
He was kind and very helpful to find answers to our questions
The hotel was clean and in a nice area
I would recommend this location for those travelling to Hanoi
Thanh was very helpful. Accommodated a very late arrival due to delayed flight, gave us chilled water and helped us organise trip to Halong bay.
Our stay at Especen Hotel was comfortable. The room is basic but it was clean and exactly as shown in the pictures. We did have a little trouble finding the right hotel as there were at least 5 other hotels with the same name in the area. Make sure you write the address down so that you avoid the headache of running around town! Although we never met Thanh, the gentleman at reception was friendly and helpful. He organised a taxi for us to the airport at a fair price and also stored our bags for the day then allowed us to use the shower at reception (after check out) so that we were feeling fresh for our plane trip. I can recommend Especen Hotel for some "no frills" accommodation. The air conditioner was great!
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About the Host, Thanh
Hello ! My name is Tran Hoai Thanh!
I was born in Ha Long city & now I live in Hanoi, Vietnam. I work for Government in day time. Hotel & travel is my home business. Since 1990s, my father open the first mini hotel in Hanoi named Especen hotel in order to have place to relax with his friends in gamble :). My daddy die in 2003 and I continue to run Especen hotel then.
My Especen hotel located in the central of Hanoi old street quarter, It is just a stone’s throw from St. Joseph's Church (Cathedral) on quiet Tho Xuong street. This convenient location allows you to be just a 5 minute walk from Hoan Kiem Lake, Vietnam Airlines booking office & Quang Trung bus stop (for service to Noi Bai International airport). You can get to all the famous travel points, restaurants (all European, Asia and famous traditional Vietnamese restaurants), craft shops, pubs and art galleries,... as soon as you step on to the main road.
Especen hotel was listed on almost famous travel guide books: Lonely Planet, Petit Futé, Rough guide, Michellin, Insight guide, John Benjamin,... as the best budget hotel in Hanoi for over 20 years.
The Petit Futé guidebook describes my Especen hotel as: "A small hotel nestled in the maze of streets that surround the Cathedral. Wake to the sound of bells and a panoramic view of Hanoi rooftops ocher" (Petit hôtel niché dans le lacis des ruelles qui enserrent la cathédrale. Réveil au son des cloches et vue panoramique sur les toits ocre de Hanoi).
In an adventure book name "The House on Dream Street: Memoir of an American Woman in Vietnam" the writer said that: "... I caught the familiar sounds of "Green Bamboo;" "Especen," and "Darling Café;" Hanoi's most well known hubs for low-budget travelers.
Especen hotel also is a favor hotel of many photographers, Vietnamese singers & artist.
Doing business in hotel & travel is my hobbies, I will make my hotel to be a great hotel as a present to my dad.