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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the Houben based on it's location & previous reviews. The location was better than expected & just a short walk to the best beach on Ko Lanta, with some great little restaurants & cool bars, especially the Why Not? & Same Same but Different. The hotel however was a not quite the standard expected. Don't get me wrong,... More 

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Thank davidjohn52
Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

We truly appreciate your comments below and will certainly use them for future implementations. Please excuse our deepest apology that we have caused you the embarrassment and not warning about the wedding ceremony. It was a human error to which the notification letter did not arrive upon your arrival. Regarding to the broken mirror in your room, we do apologize... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just looked through my photos on my phone and realised i checked in here a year ago today! This hotel was just amazing. The rooms were clean and so well presented. The staff were lovely and the owners daughter just made our holiday with the Thai cookery lesson and her cheerful manner. I cant wait for us to come back... More 

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Thank Jennifer G
Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer G , Thank you for your review and very appreciate that our hotel was still fresh in your memory . Thank you again and look forward to host your stay for the next time . Best Regards, Walter Houben More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location - 300m walking distance to Kantiang Bay where you can find some cafes, dive shops, 7-11, massage parlours, drugstore etc. Relatively pricey but Yindee put together a great package for us including return transfer. Rooms were very spacious and views were great - beautiful view of the sun set from our balcony. Only suggestion is to renew towels/cushions,... More 

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Thank NarmaAnilzah
Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NarmaAnilzah , Thank you for your review and Thank you for your kind mention of our team and I am so pleased to read that you enjoy our breakfast . I truly appreciate your advice , it was very helpful . We will look forward to you returning back to us very soon. Best Regards, Walter Houben More 

Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We just recently left the Houben for our hotel in Chiang Mai. I rarely write reviews but, I feel this one was well deserved! When we arrived, we were met with a cold beverage by the attentive staff. This was a constant throughout our visit. We were hungry, so after being wowed at the cleanliness ( I am very picky),... More 

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Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ngaxdinh , Thank you very much for your review and thank you once again for choosing the Houben for your honeymoon . Thank you for your kind advise to the spa , we will keep your valued feed back to improve it better and better . Lastly I do apologize for the issue you had with your air conditioner... More 

Ontario, Canada
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37 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Houben is a striking presence on the island. The food is wonderful and the staff try hard, but most have little command of English, so the owner's daughter, Shanna, runs the hotel like a one-woman band. Shanna is sweet, but she needs help. We paid dearly for the rooms, only to have mediocre service, plus smokers outside our patio... More 

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Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Donna L , We truly appreciate your comments below and will certainly use them for future improvements. Regards to the comment on the smokes disturbance, we will be more caution with guests smoking outside the patio, and will restrict the areas for smokers in our communal areas. Further to the outdoor tub and the comment you had made, may... More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Can't express enough what a great experience we had at this hotel. The staff were amazing, Sunny especially. Everybody was so friendly and helpful. The rooms were lovely and looked out into the pool which was a nice piece of paradise with a lovely view. The town itself is extreme quiet with not much to do but if your after... More 

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Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gemma R , Thanks for taking your time, I as an team really appreciate it. Thank you for your kind mentioned to our team , i will definitely pass your compliment along to her . Due to the arrival or rain , the tourists chose to avoid the island when it was likely to be raining . it has... More 

Stamford, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Koh Lanta and specifically the Houben. We had such an amazing time when we first visited in 2014 and couldn't wait to go back. The second time around again did not disappoint! The owners are very attentive and they make sure the customer experience is top notch! Shana is very sweet and provides great... More 

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Walter H, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear kxhuveli , Thank you so much for your returning to our hotel and thank you in advance for your future plan to return . Congratulations on the start of something beautiful! Much love, health and happiness to you both on this happy occasion. on behalf of the Houben Hotel. Best Regards, Walter Houben More 

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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The Houben is luxurious. The rooms are large and comfy with a splendid view over the bay. But what makes it really special is the attentive, smiling, friendly and helpful staff. We stayed there for 11 days. 11 happy days in paradise.

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Walter H, Manager at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mjondalen , Thank you so much for leaving your review, it's greatly appreciated. Warm Regards, Hathaithip More 

Hartford, CT
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113 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

A beautifully designed and thoughtfully organized hotel in modern architecture. The rooms are huge, and each one comes with a stunning balcony overlooking the beach. I can't imagine a better place to sit and read a book. Other cool things included a rain shower, excellent quality food, super friendly staff, DVDs to watch, and an amazing swimming pool. On flip... More 

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Walter H, Manager at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear GunnersMcG , Thank you very much for you kind feedback which is highly appreciated by our team. We will certainly use your comments to implement and improve our services in the future . Also, your compliments are highly appreciated. Regarding to the bath bomb you have mentioned on your feedback , we do apologize if this has caused you... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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86 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

This hotel is exactly what you need if you are interested in quiet and relaxation. It is not a big resort. It's a comfortable boutique hotel. The room is spacious and clean with a great view of the sea. The bed and pillows are exceptionally comfortable. Even better than our bed at home. The morning breakfast was great with several... More 

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about The Houben Hotel

Address: 272 Moo 5 | Ba KanTieng Bay, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Price Range: $148 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Houben Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
The Houben Hotel Ko Lanta, Krabi
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
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“Ask for a room on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles davidjohn52, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors = great views”
 of 5 bubbles NarmaAnilzah, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room on the highest floor has amazing panoramic andaman sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles MuarGuyInMalaysia, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms have a better sea view, but lower rooms can immediately access pool”
 of 5 bubbles Jeanette63, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Definitely try and pay a little more to get rooms on the third floor. You get better views of the ocean as well as A LOT more privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles 338nicolasp, 16 Jul 2016 | Read review
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