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- 98%Budget Travelers
- 98%Family Travelers
Member Reviews (3)
- Especen HotelMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsOct 21, 2013
Mid-range standard at budget prices, the Especen (at 28 Tho Xuong and not to be confused with the imitator one street over) is a good value for those looking for something a little bit better than the old quarter's budget options. The 'family' rooms ($28USD, less with a little bit of bargaining) come with a balcony, and the location in the heart of the old quarter is excellent. Water pressure can be an issue in some rooms, and there are considerations of street noise to contend with.
- Especen HotelAmbassadorMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 3Jul 05, 2012
I honestly really enjoyed our stay at Especen and for the price that we paid. We opted for their airport shuttle service to avoid getting scammed at all. We arrived and had a very quick check in, before being led to our groundfloor room. The room was quite immculate and large. The bed was more comfortable than a handful of beds we slept in while in Vietnam, so that was a plus. We liked the large space of the rooms because it was the end of our trip and so we had a lot of luggage at that point. The bathrooms were larger than we expected and had really hot water for the showers. The rooms were a little noisy since the walls were not that thick and the room's windows opened up to the hotel stairwell. The staff at Especen doesnt have great english, but enough to be able to help you out. They provide you with a great map of the local area and are quick to assist you as needed. They also have a pretty fast wifi which was really helpful since i had to get work done while I was there.