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..."
Great place to stay. Helpful staff. Best location
Thanh's apartment is close to a lot of important touristic places of the city. The apartment is clean. The photos show what you will find there.
On the first day of arrival to Hanoi, we were greeted by warm and helpful staff in Especen Hotel. I want to express my greatest gratitude and appreciation towards their hospitality. In terms of accommodation, room is tidy, clean and bed sheets are fresh. We were even surprised with the making up of room service everyday. With impeccable services provided, we felt really comfortable throughout the stay.
By far, this is one of the most homely budget hotel I have ever stayed. Kudos!
We have had a nice stay in Especen Hotel. The room was big and clean, the Bathroom very small and clean.Super Service.( We missed a wardrobe in the big room) The hotel is located very central and quiet.The stuff is always friendly and helpful and forthcomming.
The people at the hotel seem honest and helpful ;the best rooms are on the other side and are not offered until asked. sOMETHING STRANGE HAPPENED . i ASKED FOR A TAXI TO THE AIRPORT AND WAS ASKED for pre payment; I declined . On the way to the airport the driver began to moan in pain and said he could go no futher; he then called another taxi which then drove me aroun and around and then demanded a large some of money. I do not kow if the whole thing was a set up and whether the hotel was complicit.
When we arrived at the hotel we were upgraded to a family room having had booked a twin room reservation. We was not impress with the state of the bathroom in the family room. The hotel quickly moved us to a superior double room (room 200) which was in the newer building as per our request. This was more to our satisfaction and the rest if the stay was great. The hotel is situated in a nice area with lots of food stalls and restaurant to eat. Lovely receptionists every day who offered us swift assstance whenever it was required. There was one guy especially, didnt catch his name ( shorter of the 2) who was so helpful all the time and his customer service was superb. I will definitely stay here again.
Ficar no Especen hotel foi agradável. As pessoas são muito prestativas e nos ajudaram em todos os momentos. A localização é bem central, ficando fácil caminhar para alguns dos pontos turísticos. Nos ajudaram a reservar o passeio para Halong Bay, o que não nos decepcionou
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