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The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )
Ranked #3 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 June 2012

We stayed at The Houben for our honeymoon in November last year. Everything about The Houben is perfect. We were given the top view room, but I believe all the rooms have a fantastic view of the Andaman sea, as well as the funky swimming pool and spa. The Houben is only a short walk down the road to Kantiang Bay, which is the cleanest and nicest beach on the island. The restaurant there cooks amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner and they are very accomodating to any requirements you may have. The owners daughter Shana, was very helpful and friendly (even booked a dental appointment for me with her dentist as I had to have root canal while I was there) The helpful staff even organised a ride there and back for me, which was very much appreciated. There is also a day spa and monkeys you can watch on the nearby mountains while taking in the gorgeous sunset.

The rooms were amazingly large, modern and very tastefully decorated. All the staff were friendly and helpful. This is the only place I would recommend to stay on Lanta, we couldn't fault it and look forward to staying there again one day.

Room Tip: Book early as the top floor rooms are in demand. All the rooms are perfect though.
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Dear brisworldtraveller,
I am very pleased to read your encouraging comments about your experience at The Houben Hotel,Koh Lanta . I shall certainly share your feedback with our staffs who are always committed to going the extra mile not only to meet our guest expectations but at times, exceed them too... Thank you for taking the time to write to us, much appreciated.
Enjoy your stay in Koh lanta/Thailand and do let us know if there is anything we can do to make your stay even more enjoyable.
Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Just back from Ko Lanta and spent 3 nights at The Houben. It is a 15 room boutique style hotel most suitable for honeymooners and couples. Both me and my wife just love the tranquility of this place. I love the architecture of The Houben and the room was clean with a nice and relaxing scent. The room we stayed was at the top level, above Red Alert Restaurant with a jacuzzi. It has a beautiful poolview/seaview but too bad we went during the wet season and the sky was not clear all day. In fact, it was raining for almost the whole day on our second day. But we stayed in our room, chilled out in the room's private jacuzzi, drinking champagne. I must say that the Red Alert serve fantastic and great value food. Every dish we ordered taste delicious, the Spicy Tom Yam Soup and Green Curry were one of the best authentic dish we've tried. The Red Alert restaurant do serve western dishes and they taste equally delicious and the presentation of the food was nice. The staff were friendly and efficient. If you are looking for a place to unwind and spent time together, The Houben is highly recommended. Found out that The Houben's been around for about 3 years but I can say that the owner takes care of his property well. It will be good to have Wi-Fi connection made available to all rooms.

Room Tip: Rooms on top of the Red Alert Restaurant may have connection to Wi-Fi.
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Paul L
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Dear Paul L,
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is indeed encouraging for entire team to receive such feedback. I am delighted to hear that your visit was enjoyable even during stormy period and above all that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you back in future. In the meantime please let us know if we can be of assistance.

Warm Regards,

Walter Houben

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Reviewed 20 May 2012

First thing to know is that normally The houses does not accept kids... It could be a great marketing argument for couples but the staff mentioned about some incident that happened few months ago and it's true the hotel does not have all the equipments to accept youngers (sometimes no hand rails etc.)

The hotel otherwise is nice even though sometimes a bit to "cold" but I assume this is what you get when looking into modern style to much.

Good to know also is that some rooms are just behind the pool, not the best for privacy...

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank ShanghaiJo
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Dear ShanghaiJo ,

First Thank you so much for sharing your time to review us on Trip Advisor. Due on our architecture design, we made a big decision to protect the incident that can occur with our valued customers first to not allow the children .I thought the incident you mentioned with our staff meant to one of the child fell down on the cement floor. Thank you for your stayed @The Houben HOtel and really do hope to welcome you back @The Houben Hotel again .

Warm Regards,

Walter Houben

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Reviewed 16 May 2012

Myself and a friend spent 5 nights at the Houben and really loved it. It's a hidden gem and Koh Lanta itself is peaceful and very laid back. We loved the food (I could have cried with joy when I got my first decent cup of coffee in Thailand!) and our room was fabulous. Excellent value, and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Legaleagle12
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2012

Dear Legaleagle12,

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your most valuable feedback from your most recent stay with us. It was so great to hear that you were enjoy our aromatic coffee and our signature desert ( as on your picture ) . Thank you in advance for your recommendation .

Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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Reviewed 13 May 2012

We researched extensively on the hotels in Koh Lanta, and fell in love with the minimalistic architecture of the boutique hotel and mesmerizing views. We were not disappointed when we checked in, and were amazed by the consistency of the beauty of the place with the photographs we’ve seen on the internet. We stayed at one of the suites with a private Jacuzzi overlooking a breathtaking sea view framed seamlessly by the cliffs. We were at Koh Lanta for our honeymoon, and were pleasantly surprised by the staff’s attention to details (e.g., our driver bought a bouquet of roses made with pandan leaves, and our bed were beautifully decorated with two lovely swans). We loved the luxurious feel of the place, and having a Nespresso coffee machine in our room was a nice touch. We enjoyed dips in the red infinity pool with Jacuzzi as we soaked up the beautiful landscape. Travelling from the hotel was convenient, with the ease of scooter rental at the hotel concierge. Perhaps it was due to our room’s close proximity to the Red Alert Restaurant, which made it possible for us to enjoy Wi-Fi connection in our room. The staff were polite, attentive, efficient, and helpful. We were intrigued by Shawna’s vivacious, high-spirited and dynamic nature, and efficient and superb culinary skills (recommended: the restaurant’s Thai fried rice!) and hearing her belt out a tune or two at the restaurant, is delightful. The Houben is definitely a place to go if you’re looking for a relaxing hideaway with a luxurious feel, without having to burn a hole in your wallet. We even saw a firefly in our balcony on one of the nights. Now, that’s pretty darn awesome.

Room Tip: Suites provides the most privacy with a wonderful sea view. Being equipped with mosquito coils will...
  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank xiaoxiao_leow
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2012

Dear xiaoxiao_leow,

Thank you for such detailed feedback from all the areas. Thank you for choosing to stay at The Houben Hotel, Koh Lanta .

I am delighted to learn that you enjoyed all your stays with us. We have long known our employees are our greatest asset and take pleasure in providing our guests with the level of service they have come to expect. Your feedback will be shared with our staff as an encouragement for a job well done and to motivate them to improve themselves even further.
Thank you very much for your sweet time as the honeymoon in our sweet suite for honeymooners .

Please let us know if we can be of assistance for your next trip and looking forward to having you back to your home away from home soon.

Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed here after reading all the reviews and viewing all the pictures. Indeed this is a nice place to stay. Peaceful, quiet and relaxing. Away from the busy lifestyle we've been living in. The room is clean and spacious. I love the huge bed! The private Jacuzzi with extraordinary view. We stayed indoor most of the time as the weather wasn't that good when we came. We rented some DVDs from the reception. The only problem that we had was the aircon. At some point we will be waking up sweating and some point under the cover shivering when we didnt even adjust the temperature. But it didn't bother us that much. Red Alert have the best Thai fried rice ever. It was simply delicious. The staffs are all very nice and helpful. We checked out very early for our transfer to Ao nang and they packed for us breakfast so that we won't be hungry on our journey there. It was very thoughtful of them. Overall we wont mind coming back here again for a relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Lina I
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2012

Dear Lina I ,

Thank you for taking the time to give us the review.
First please apologize that you hadn't great sleep at The Houben , i felt shamed on this.
Our engineer has already fixed it .Please bring us for the chance ,the well-prepared will be waiting for your return.

Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We stayed there during our honeymoon trip in Asia and we fell in love with this hotel. Everything was excellent, starting from unique design, great and friendly service, clean and spacious rooms, best location in Koh Lanta with extraordinary view, great swimming pool, great breakfast and delicious (although bit pricy) food in the restaurant. Congrats and thanks to Shawna and the entire staff for making our stay wonderful!!!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Djuci
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2012

Dear Djuci,
Thank you so much for choosing the Houben Hotel for your honeymoon.
i will be sure to share your comments with our chef , staffs and thank the rest of the staff as well for a job well done. Please let us know how we may be of assistance to you for your next trip to Thailand, Krabi and The Houben Hotel Koh Lanta . Looking forward to having you here soon.
Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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Address: 272 Moo 5 | Ba KanTieng Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range: £53 - £251 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ) 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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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