Address28 Tho Xuong Hoan Kiem district HanoiSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
This budget hotel near St Joseph Cathedral has spacious and light rooms in an almost tranquil location (by Old Quarter standards anyway). A second branch is nearby.
Our independent authors have visited Especen Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Hanoi.
Description provided by property
Especen hotel is one of the first mini hotels since 1990s located in the center of the Old Quarter in Hanoi. It is just a stone through from St. Joseph's Church (Cathedral) on a quiet alley off of Ấu Triệu street. This convenient location allows us 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 all famous travel points, restaurants, craft shops, pubs and art galleries,... as soon as you step on to the main road.
Highly recommended by many travel guide books & websites as:
Many Lonely Planet guide books (latest is 'Lonely Planet Southeast Asia, on a shoestring' 2008 edition)
Vietnam guide book 2007 - 2008 by Petit Fut
Vietnam Guide Book published 2008 by Michelin
Vietnam Handbook The travel guide published 1999 by Footprint Travel Guides
Vietnam Handbook The travel guide published 2002 by Footprint Travel Guides
Vietnam con due capitoli su Laos e Cambogia published 1998 by CLUP guide
Vietnam Travel Yearbook published 2001 by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
TripAvisor (August 2008 ranked #12 out of 229 hotels in Hanoi)
New Hanoian (ranked #4 out of 212 hotels in Hanoi)
Services & facilities
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Airport Transfers
Bureau de Change/ATM
- Currency Exchange
- Bicycle Hire
- Book Exchange
- Cable TV
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Luggage Storage
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