Official contact address:
The Original Especen hotel chain (since 1990s) now has only THREE addresses:
• 28 Tho Xuong street (original name was Especen No. 11 hotel)
• 38 Tho Xuong street
• 10 Tho Xuong street (with long-term staying rooms)
Please come to our main address at No. 28 Tho Xuong street first, our staff will lead you to your room. Both addresses are just five steps walk from there.
Other addresses with name Especen are FAKE. Beware of FAKE hotel at 13 Ngo Huyen street.
How to get to Especen hotel?
• From airport by public taxi (pay follow meter, will be more than $17). There's so much scam by bad taxi drivers & touts, be careful to avoid trouble!
• From airport by Vietnam Airlines mini bus $2/person to No. 1 Quang Trung bus stop, then walk 7 minutes to our hotel. Cheapest way but it is not comfortable. Beware of touts at the bus stop.
• We also supply an airport pick-up service at $16 for a private 4 seater car, $18 for 7 seater mini van OR $25 for a 16 seats van. Price for a whole car, not per person. It is safe, much more comfortable & cheaper than public taxi. If you prefer our service, please let us know your flight's information (exact landing time, fight number, origination flight & airline carrier) so our driver can find you at the airport.
• Our car service to take you to the airport will charge only $13 with a private 4 seater car or $14 with a 7 seater mini van. Please ask our receptionist while staying to arrange.
• From train station: You can easy catch a taxi from train station to our hotel, it takes about 10 minutes & under 50.000 VND (< US$3). Mai Linh taxi (the green one parked inside train station) is highly recommended for better quality & cheaper.
There's so much scam by taxi drivers & touts. Some tips to avoid scam:
• Please come to our main address at No. 28 Tho Xuong street address first, our staff will lead you to your room. Other addresses are just five steps walk from there.
• Don't take any advice from taxi driver or tout if he says that our hotel is full booked & ask to take you to other hotel.
• Ask the taxi driver to come into the hotel's lobby & pay there, don't pay while standing on the street.
• Beware of FAKE hotel at 13 Ngo Huyen.