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The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )
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Reviewed 15 December 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed for 6 nights as we had a wedding of friends on the local beach. Shana and her team go above and beyond to ensure you have everything you need. Hotel is within walking distance of 7-11 and the beach. We rented scooters for 250 baht a day to explore. The room was fantastic and the turndown service was appreciated! This is adults only- so nice and quiet at the pool. I would stay again!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The Houben is a very nice boutique hotel with only about 14 rooms. It's sits up about a 100 feet above the water and has a spectacular view from every room.

The rooms are stylishly appointed and look like brand new when you first walk in. Any issues we had were swiftly dealt with by a courteous and friendly staff.

The Hotel is equipped with a nice pool and sunbathing area. The restaurant was OK but forgettable, especially the included breakfast which in my opinion was limited and boring considering the pricey nature of the stay.

They have rental scooters to help you get around the island and which I highly recommend. The roads are safe and quiet.

This island is a quiet place, if you are looking for anything other than quiet relaxation then its best to choose another destination.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank BD700
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

Super courteous and helpful staff made the getting around town super easy. Excellent and ample breakfast. The pool is garishly red, but you'll rather be in the ocean anyway. Close to access amazing scuba diving trips!

Room Tip: Get a high floor.
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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1  Thank jordanalmonds
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2013

Dear jordanalmonds,
Thank you for your kind sharing the experience at The Houben on Trip Advisor .
It was great to hear that our team was courteous to our guest , this is one of the charm of Thais .
Of course , i was so proud of them . Allow us looking after your return to Thailand , we really do hope to having a chance to serving you .
Warm regards,
Walter Houben

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

We stayed at the Houben for 3 days and seriously thought about changing our itinerary to stay longer. At first I was a bit worried being so far from the more happening part of the island- but the true reason to go to Koh Lanta is for the peace. A short walk away you'll find fantastic restaurants (hotel food is great too!) places to get a massage, shops and more.

The Houben staff is amazing, especially Shana who really goes above and beyond, we had come from staying at a 5 star hotel with butler service, but Shana and her team were even more attentive! She serves as an amazing concierge, part expat, part local she truly has a unique ability to suggest just the right activities.

My one gripe is that we did enjoy massages in the spa. The massages were good but a bit overpriced. The next night we visited another massage parlor in town and the same masseuses were working there. We received nearly identical massages for less then 1/2 the price.

The little touches like house made soaps and a lovely beach bag packed with fresh towels were truly appreciated. Each night we watched gorgeous sunsets from the beautiful pool. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a romantic trip!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Caitlin M
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Dear Caitlin M ,

Thank you so much for your positive feedback to the Houben and my sincere appreciation on the comment made regards the Spa Service.
We truly understand the pricing of the other message places on the island and that our prices are not competitive. However , this is mainly due to the high quality spa products we have used to ensure they are truly authentic and does not give any allergies to out valued guests. There are actually other few more spa places if you had walked further which could be less cheaper but again the quality of the products may not be comparable to ours.
In regards to the same masseuses working at that particular spa place, we would need to investigate on that as our policy does not allow them to be working elsewhere than just our spa.
Again, please do accept our apologies for any inconvenient and dissatisfactory caused.
We hope that other services you have experienced from the Houben would have your return to our resort again in the future.
Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Perfect , the room was spotless the staff were friendly and worked very hard to ensure our comfort and enjoyment. After a long trip from U.K. we relaxed immediately on arrival. We stayed only 4 days but wished we could have stayed much longer. Excellent in all respects.
Elaine and Richard Ensor

Room Tip: The 2 suites are perfect
  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2013

Dear Elaine and Richard Ensor,

Thank you for your kind review on your recently stay with us on Trip Advisor .
It was so great to hear that our Houben Team worked hard enough to bring you the comfort and enjoyment . Please let us know your future plan , we are looking forward to serving you .

Warm Regards,
Walter Houben

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