We are currently staying at the Houben right now. We were going to book at Rawi Warin (where we stayed last year and loved it) but we came accross The Houben and thought we would give it a try. We were greeted nicely when we arrived and checked in with ease.
We made it up to our room to find it extremely hot. We understand that conserving energy is important so this didn't bother us too much. However, it took over 4 hours to cool the room down to a comfortable temperature once the Air conditioning was turned on.
The room amenities are supposed to be as follows.....
LCD TV (12 channels with no reception - 6 channels with reception all none english.
DVD player - it has been removed. The wires are here but not the unit.
Fridge - it was located in a cupboard but was not running. I have had to remove it from there and now it sits in our room plugged into a power outlet that works....but now it's an eyesore!
Our bathroom sink fawcett is so loose it feels like it is going to fall apart or off. One of the glass cupboard doors has a huge crack in the glass.....
All of this does not add up to 4 stars. These are the type of standards one might find in a 3 star or less rated establishment. At this point we really feel as though we made a very big mistake by booking The Houben. We will have to have a talk with the management and owner to try and sort these issues out. If we can not be moved into acceptable accomodations we will have to ask for a refund and find a new place to stay.
- 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