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The Houben

272 Moo 5 Ba Kan Tieng Bay, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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Nestled on the hilltop of Kantiang Bay, Ko Lanta. Isolated from the crowds and villages , only 5 minutes walk down to the local shops. Overlooking at the great sunset view of Andaman Sea.The spacious rooms with comfortable bed, well-equipped with free WI-FI internet connection by cable access .The Houben affords the modern contemporary decoration. Outdoor swimming pool with Jacuzzi where you can view the tranquil ocean and listening to the serene sound of waves crashing along the shore.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Poolside bar
Car hire
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bottled water
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Languages Spoken
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272 Moo 5 Ba Kan Tieng Bay, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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The Houben
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gin s wrote a review Jan 2024
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What a joy to find this wonderful boutique hotel sitting on the cliff top above Kantiang Bay . We stayed 3 nights and it was bliss ! The rooms are comfy , clean and spacious, The staff were fantastic , there’s a great little air-con gym and the breakfast was superb. The red pool sits in the centre of the hotel and is a great friendly hang out where we met some lovely people. Its only a short stroll down to the beach and the village with the fabulous HIMALAYA restaurant. Undoubtedly the best place we’ve stayed in Thailand. Just perfect .
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Date of stay: January 2024
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anna b wrote a review Dec 2023
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom8 contributions14 helpful votes
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We stayed at The Houben for 5 nights & wished it had been much longer! We were welcomed by Eric & a refreshing drink & were given lots of useful information about the hotel & Koh Lanta generally. The staff here are amazing- attentive, respectful & so proud of their resort & island. Our room had fantastic views over the infinity pool & the bay/ sea beyond. It is the perfect spot for watching the long tailed boats go past & the sunsets. The room itself was spacious & clean with a huge bed, bathroom with big bath & separate walk in shower. The balcony had comfortable seats & we were lucky to be able to watch a family of monkeys playing around the pool & grounds early one morning. We had previously been in Bangkok & Ao Nang which was a really busy time so The Houben was our chance to relax & recharge, spending mornings enjoying the great a la carte breakfast & around the pool then heading out in the afternoons. The hotel is within walking distance of plenty of restaurants serving great Thai food & a couple of bars. Kantiang Bay boasts some of the best sunsets & is a beautiful beach to watch the world go by. The people here, both at the hotel & the wider area, are so friendly & helpful- we loved getting out & about via Tuktuk & taxi to explore. Lanta Old town is small but has fantastic restaurants with spectacular views. I cannot recommend The Houben enough- it was the best stay & we felt that we were a million miles away from everything- a genuine slice of perfection. Thank you Eric & your team, we hope to see you again.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eduardo N wrote a review Dec 2023
Dallas, Texas2 contributions
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Last week we were at The Houben we had one of the best experiences in a Hotel. Starting with the manager, Eric, who from the first minute was attentive to every need and plan we had. He was aware not only of the tours they book for you but also of the ones we did with other people. Each of their employees from the reception, waiters, cleaning crew, were very efficient, and above all friendly. Each one of them treats you with great respect and always with a smile. The fact that it is a hotel with few rooms surely helps them focus on giving you great service. Our room was always spotlessly clean. The food and cocktails are at the level of the best restaurants on the island. The sea view is one of the best one could hope for. Definitely a great experience that we recommend. We’ll come back!
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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E2525YGrogerw wrote a review Dec 2023
Lymington, United Kingdom13 contributions5 helpful votes
Brilliant hotel. Lovely rooms, superb staff. Great base for local trips as very near nature reserve. Much cooler than hotels on beach. We had basic room but will have deluxe next time. Loved the daily Yoga. Breakfast excellent. Nice pool and bar.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniel Mihai wrote a review Nov 2023
Bucharest, Romania19 contributions5 helpful votes
It was a great surprise, I was not expecting to be so great here. The staff was very friendly from first minute, they give us the room 202, with amazing sea view! The only regret I have is that I booked only 3 nights 😀. For sure this is a gem and I will definitely come back! The pool was amazing, hot, good to relax even when was raining ☔️. Breakfast is a la cart and we enjoy it!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karyn R wrote a review Feb 2023
Upton Grey, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed three nights at The Houben and I would have loved to stay longer. The rooms were spacious and well equipped and all had fantastic views of the sea and the wonderful sunsets. The staff were super friendly and helpful. The elephant sanctuary visit was a special experience and Lanta old town was worth visiting too. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Katili13 wrote a review Feb 2023
Düsseldorf, Germany7 contributions5 helpful votes
Peaceful place with impressive location facing the sea up on a “cliff”. Fairly far away from everything (other than Kantiang Bay). Very attentive staff but the hotel itself is somehow lacking character. Room was nice but bathrooms, balcony and outside of the buildings in need of renovations.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Valentin wrote a review Jan 2023
Neuchâtel, Switzerland6 contributions3 helpful votes
Very warm and peaceful place. Great view of the ocean. Spacious and comfortable room. Very friendly and welcoming staff. Traditional and delicious food and drinks. Many activities and services offered at affordable prices. I really recommend to stay a few days in this hotel if you come in Ko Lanta.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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swlee19 wrote a review Dec 2022
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia44 contributions7 helpful votes
Spent a whole week in the Houben on Koh Lanta. Apart from the gorgeous sunset views, the staff really go the extra mile to take care of your requests and needs. My wife and I have never been so well fed for their breakfast spread. On top of that, the staff even personally went to check on our external transport arrangements when there were delays and changes. A big shout out to khun Yi and all the staff who made our stay lovely and memorable.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Longsheng wrote a review Apr 2022
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Spend 3 nights at The Houben with my Partner. Staff were very friendly and speak very good english. Owner Eric specially prepared breakfast for us as we need to depart at 520am to catch our flight. Room have full seaview and able to catch sunset. Very good bathtub with Jacuzzi, which is able to fit my partner and me. Owner also assign to arrange transportation to and fro airport. Ask the staff for tips on attractions around the islands and you can skip going to tour agency for help. Prepare in advance bathbomb ;)
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Houben
Which popular attractions are close to The Houben?
Nearby attractions include Why Not Bar (0.3 miles), The Bad Penny (0.2 miles), and K. Armani (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Houben?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Houben?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Houben?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Houben?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Houben?
Conveniently located restaurants include K. Himalaya Indian Restaurant, A la carte by auntie Nang, and Chill Grill House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Houben?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Houben have airport transportation?
Yes, The Houben offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Houben?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Houben?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanta Old Town (2.8 miles).
Does The Houben have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.