The Houben was the perfect way to end our holiday in Asia. We loved its location - on the quiet part of the island on Ba Kantiang Bay, and we loved that it only had 15 rooms so it had an intimate feel and we got to know the staff who looked after our every need.
I can see how it may not be perfect for everyone, however. The pool has no shallow end, except for the spa part, so it may not be suitable for families with babies or young children. The hotel (and Ba Kantiang) is also the kind of place where you go to relax and not do much so it's very quiet. But all of this suited us and was perfect for what we wanted.
The restaurant is fantastic - yes, it's a bit pricey compared to places in the small town, but not really compared to prices at home and we were very happy with everything we tried.
It's true the wifi works in the restaurant/bar area only, but it's not an unpleasant place to spend your time.
The staff were lovely, welcoming, friendly and helpful. It's tricky sometimes for a small hotel to find the right balance between attentive and intrusive, but the staff at The Houben were always discreet and unobtrusive.
Our room was very comfortable, spacious and clean. And as with all the other rooms, it had a sublime view over the water and an awesome sunset.
We can't wait to get back to The Houben!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Houben Hotel Ko Lanta