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“Fantastic Hotel, perfect relaxation”

The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )
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The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )
Ranked #4 of 84 Hotels in Ko Lanta
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“Fantastic Hotel, perfect relaxation”
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We stayed at The Houben in February 2014 as part of our honeymoon. We absolutely loved this hotel, the staff are all so lovely and friendly and very helpful, Shana was brilliant and if she's cooking you should try her tomato soup! yummy. The breakfast is so good, so much choice and really tasty. The hotel is lovely, our room was really big and a very high standard we loved our rain shower and Jacuzzi bath. the balcony was great to sit out on the bean bags and chill out. The hotel is very quite so it's perfect for relaxing, the pool is just amazing to relax by and the sunsets directly in front so all the rooms and the pool have the best view of sunset, it's so lovely to watch with a cocktail. The hotel is very close to all the restaurants and only about a 5-7 minute walk to the beach which is amazing, its huge and there were probably only about 5 people on it including me and my husband! you must go to 'Why Not' bar on the beach front in the evening, its probably one of the best bars I have ever been to. So I would 100% recommend The Houben and would love to go back again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We stayed with another couple here, and loved it. Great service, breakfast and what a view! Koh Lanta was my favourite island by far. We did get a noise complaint one night at 7pm as the boys love to have a laugh, which was a little offputting but it is a very quiet and small hotel. i wouldnt stay here if you were friends looking for a place, its definately more for couples. We had an amazing time though and would 100% go back!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only ), responded to this review, 23 March 2014
Dear AlexRedmond,

I truly appreciate you taking the time to give us your valuable feedback from your most recent stay with us. I am pleased to hear that Koh Lanta is your favourite island . On the other hand, please accept my sincere apologies for the inconsistencies in service you experienced while staying with us. Please feel free to contact us directly so that we may personally ensure you will have an enjoyable stay with us for your next return .

Warm Regards,
Walter Houben
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Myself and my partner visited the Houben last July and had an absolutely amazing stay. Ko Lanta is a quiet island and if you are looking to get away from everything it's the perfect place to go. The staff go over and above on every occasion and make you feel extremely welcome. It is a small hotel that offers privacy and is a nice place to relax as a couple. The views are amazing, perched upon the hillside and we even had a visit from some local monkeys during the stay. The standard of accommodation is high and the staff will endeavour to obtain you anything your heart desires - even a roll and chips! I would return to the hotel for the amazing massages on offer alone. There is a 7-11 nearby with a cash machine, however the island is definitely for those who want to relax. The Houben is absolutely worth a visit!

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

We loved this place

Rooms were beautiful we were on top floor the walk up the stairs was definitely worth the views

Breakfast was lovely and the banana pancakes were delightful

We ate in the restaurant on two occasions and the food was lovely tasty and fresh - highly recommend the beef red curry it was fab

Staff were always friendly was sad to leave. Hopefully we will be back

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2014

We stayed at The Houben for 6 nights and couldn't have wished for a better stay! The rooms are spotless, the views are just stunning and the staff all great - we couldn't have wished for a better stay. A huge thanks to Shana and the team for making our holiday so memorable. I can't wait for the day I can go back!

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

The property is well situated and has beautiful views. Staff very friendly, Sasha runs the show but has a minimum amount of co-workers. Room is very nice and bed is comfortable.

However, considering the amount of money that we paid we expected more. Did not appreciate a lack of sun umbrellas around the pool and some guests "reserving" their sunbed early in the morning. Contrary to another reviewer, the water in the pool is NOT crystal clear, it was cloudy and I never observed any staff member checking it. There is no fitness facility but lot's and lot's of stairs on the property make up for that I guess.

Aside from that, getting to Koh Lanta is a big hassle. One of these days we will be reading about a ferry disaster as it was grossly over filled and no life jackets in sight. Getting on and off the boat is not a nice experience, trust me on that. Getting around on koh Lanta is expensive, best to rent a motorbike of your own.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Nice resort this, booked as the second stop in a well-customised Andaman Sky tour of the Krabi province and Phuket. The best things about this place are the sunsets, the rooms and the nearby Kantiang beach, would come back. The architecture is modern and we liked it, it was a pleasant counterpoint to the other more traditional hotels we stayed at – the Tubkaek just north of Ao Nang and Mom Tri’s on Phuket.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )
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
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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