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The Houben Hotel

272 Moo 5 Ba Kan Tieng Bay, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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#8 of 117 hotels in Ko Lanta
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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AngelaS.E.Asia wrote a review Oct 2021
9 contributions13 helpful votes
Myself and my husband came down to Koh Lanta for a bit of business and to meet up with friends as we live in Ao Nang, Krabi. We enjoyed the peace and quite of the Houben hotel, we especially enjoyed the baths, a rarity living in Thailand. As during this Covid spell a few rooms were taken, we had the pool mainly to ourselves and the big jacuzzi overlooking the sea to Koh Haa Island, breakfast was good quality and the staff were lovely, the rooms are super big, all with fantastic views. Cheeky monkeys come down from the hills to take a look at you and are cute to watch from a distanced, we met the manager Eric and he could not do enough for you, we will be back. Thank you
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Christoph S wrote a review Oct 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed here for 2 nights and had a fantastic time. The rooms are comfi and very well appointed with all amenities needed in place. Very clean, great beds and pillows. Pool is amazing, views spectacular including sunsets. Friendly staff. We were very happy here and can only highly recommend it. Hope the resort gets busy again post covid and would certainly return in the future
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Daniel P wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely small adults only hotel (15 rooms), beautiful pool, great breakfast, nice little touches of welcome drink and small waffle delivered to room on arrival. Best of all is the amazing sunset views, so good that I even proposed to my girlfriend on our balcony! Room 301 has fantastic views but all rooms should have. Beach, 7-11, few restaurants and bars all a few minutes walk away. Highly recommended and we would definitely stay here again on return to Ko Lanta.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
2 Helpful votes
Response from Thehoubenhotel, ผู้จัดการ at The Houben Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear Mr. Daniel, Thank you for your staying with us, the small boutique hotel. And congratulations on your proposing to your girlfriend. You should inform us to share your important moment and happiness ☺. Pls back to us for your honeymoon, we will arrange all romantic for you. Best wishes, Eric
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CarolDowney wrote a review Mar 2020
Kent UK74 contributions77 helpful votes
Lovely views from the pool area, out to sea, great to watch the sun go down with a cocktail at happy hour. Pity we could not watch that from our room balcony on the second floor because of the tree in front, this needs, pruning back. The manager was around a lot so I made this suggestion to him. Noisy air conditioner in the room, staff looked at it but made no difference, I learned to live with it switching it off in the night. They are building next door, whilst the noise did not disturb us too much, what did annoy me is the building rubbish the workers were throwing down the cliff to the sea, we as tourists have to pay 10 baht each environmental tax to keep the island clean! Seems the islanders need to learn to do the same. Overall lovely hotel, needs a little TLC in places. The staff although very professional, seem to lack a sense,of happiness in their work, not many genuine smiley faces that we had experienced in other Thai hotels. Breakfast was lovely, good food. Did not have dinner here as expensive, tables put out at night but no one ate there, lots of nice restaurants a lot cheaper nearby. Watch out for the monkeys, they’ll steal you crisps and toast in the breakfast area first chance they get, they are soo quick haha. Nice to watch them play. Would definitely stay again, but ask for a room on third floor.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Room Tip: Ask for a room on the third floor for best views.
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3 Helpful votes
Response from Thehoubenhotel, Manager at The Houben Hotel
Responded 13 Mar 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for your staying with us, and high rating even through we still have a lot need to be improved. We took over this hotel in middle of Dec, no enough time to renew for this high season. We will upgrade the hotel facility but keep the style of the hotel for the new season this year. I remember your suggestion about the tree, we will prune it. Even consider to change a shorter one. And we will improve the menu as well, hope next time you can try the food in our restaurant. Many guests told me it is delicious. There are two important points, I need to thank you here: 1. about the neighbor who threw the rubbish to the ocean, I was not at hotel on that day. When I got the video recorded by our lovely guests, we contacted with local government immediately to stop them. Everyone has a responsibility to protect this beautiful island, which is the reason why we are here and love this island. I have gone down the cliff with my staffs to clear the trash there, and I found the way to the down bay, it is also very beautiful rocks and caves, I hope I have the chance to show you the way there. 2. Thank you for remind me to keep staffs enjoy their job, I will try to find a solution. Because I believe the staffs are the real treasure of this hotel. Thank you again, you are welcome to back with us again. Eric
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Eric P wrote a review Feb 2020
Shanghai, China61 contributions10 helpful votes
The owner, Eric, and staff at the Houben were very kind and helpful. I will stay here again just to chat with Eric and the staff. They were very accommodating. The view at the Houben is amazing. Situated in the top of a cliff there is no beachfront but this is easily compensated for by the sunsets. Cocktails are delicious and the pool is a perfect place for relaxing. It is an adults only resort so there is plenty of peace and quiet to be had. One warning, there are some cheeky monkeys that come around now and again. They’re quite clever and like to help themselves to unattended food. They added to the whole experience of staying in luxury yet still fitting into the natural environment. We loved them.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Thehoubenhotel, ผู้จัดการ at The Houben Hotel
Responded 12 Mar 2020
Dear Eric, First of all, this review is not posted by myself : ) Thank you very much for staying with us and I also enjoy chatting with guests from different countries and cultures. I really have a headache about the cheeky moneys, but I won't hurt them, even sometimes they bring the troubles to us. But they are he originals owners for this island, my staffs will also help to keep them away with our guests. And I just found the safe way to go down the cliff, when the tide recedes, there is a cave can be passed to reach the directly under the cliff. The sunset view is different, but also beautiful. Pls back to us, I will show you the way. Chatting again in the sunset, Eric
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USD 63 - USD 1,219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Houben Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Houben Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Why Not Bar (0.5 km), The Bad Penny (0.3 km), and K. Armani (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Houben Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Houben Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Houben Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Houben Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Houben Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include K. Himalaya Indian Restaurant Lanta, Chill Grill House, and Phad Thai Rock N Roll.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Houben Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Houben Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Houben Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Houben Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Houben Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lanta Old Town (4.5 km).
Does The Houben Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.