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Especen Hotel, Hanoi

2.5-star2.5 stars
28 Tho Xuong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Hanoi, 10000, Vietnam

Central hotel connected to the convention center, steps from St. Joseph's Cathedral
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Room is all right
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Especen Hotel, Hanoi

from $19
  • Superior Room
  • Family Room
  • Family Room, Balcony

What’s around Especen Hotel, Hanoi


  • In Hoan Kiem
  • Hanoi Opera House - 15 min walk
  • Hanoi Old City Gate - 17 min walk
  • Hoan Kiem Lake - 18 min walk
  • St. Joseph's Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Hoa Lo Prison Museum - 7 min walk
  • Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre - 10 min walk
  • Ngoc Son Temple - 13 min walk

Getting around

  • Hanoi (HAN-Noi Bai Intl.) - 41 min drive
  • Hanoi Railway Station - 16 min walk
  • Hanoi Long Bien Station - 20 min walk
  • Hanoi Gia Lam Station - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Limited parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 12:30 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated poor



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking (limited)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3
  • Year Built 1993
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping

Especen Hotel, Hanoi’s small print

Also known as

  • Especen
  • Especen Hanoi
  • Especen Hotel
  • Especen Hotel Hanoi


For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability, amount varies)

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of VND 70000 for adults and VND 70000 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of VND 350000 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 31 reviews

Especen Hotel, Hanoi
Very Good8.0
Excellent value
Nice hotel with great staff. Excellent price. Lowest airport transfer I found in Hanoi ($11). Bathroom could have been a bit nicer but that is the only improvement.
, us2 night trip with friends
Especen Hotel, Hanoi
Very Good8.0
Value for Money
Good Hotel with Big Rooms
AMIT, in5 night trip with friends
Especen Hotel, Hanoi
Mixed bag
The location of the hotel is down one of the smaller alleys in Hanoi, near St Joseph's Cathedral, but make sure you go to the correct one, as there is another one a short walk from this one. The room was big, clean, offered air conditioning and wifi. However, we never had hot water at all during our stay. This wasn't too much of a problem as we went in summer when it was extremely hot, but do be careful if you're going when it isn't as hot. We also asked about breakfast one day when we were going to eat in the hotel but got a response that the chef wasn't working that day... and when we asked about laundry services which the hotel offers, we got a reply saying that there was no power... we only stayed in Hanoi for five days but it did appear that some of the services which seem to be offered were lacking.
Aimee, gb5 night family trip
Especen Hotel, Hanoi
Very Good8.0
A great value hotel
This is a really good value hotel. We were staying 9 nights, so booked the family room to make sure we had space to be comfortable, and enjoyed the balcony from which we could people watch. Anh on the front desk is a marvel, and having worked in the travel industry for years I was really impressed with his commitment and dedication to service. He remembered every guest, their room number and any questions they had asked. There are downsides- the rooms are noisy. The windows did very little to keep out any noise from the street, and Hanoi is a city that only seems to be quiet from about 2am to 5am. While the room was clean, and towels changed everyday, room service did take my halfhearted attempts at tidying the bed as a sign that they didn't need to, and I don't believe the sheets were changed during our stay- but again, perhaps if I'd left them in a mess they might have been. We also used the hotel to book a day trip to Halong Bay- a mid-range price and mid-range tour. It was with APT who are a reputable group, and the tour was good value, but you undoubtedly pay for what you get and luxury tours can definitely offer more. Location is great- two minutes from the Cathedral square which is surrounded by lovely cafes, 5 minutes from the lake and fifteen minutes from the Mausoleum.
Terri, gb9 night romance trip
Especen Hotel, Hanoi
Very Good8.0
Centre of Hanoi
Great hotel staff, close proximity to attractions, great air conditioning
Mira, au3 night trip

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Especen Hotel, Hanoi

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