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
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
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.
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.…
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.