Especen hotel - Family room +window

4.31

Private room in residential home hosted by Thanh

4 guests, 1 bedroom, 2 beds, 1 private bathroom
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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, 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..."

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed, 1 single bed

What this place offers

Lake access
Wifi
TV with standard cable/satellite
Air conditioning
Hair dryer
Smoking allowed
Dedicated workspace
Long-term stays allowed
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Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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4.31 out of 5 stars from 260 reviews

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Hosted by Thanh

Joined in September 2012
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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.
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, m…
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Check-in: After 12:00
Check out: 12:00
Self check-in with building staff
No pets
Smoking is allowed

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