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The Houben Hotel

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272 Moo 5 Ba Kan Tieng Bay, Ko Lanta 81150 Thailand
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#14 of 116 hotels in Ko Lanta
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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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Spa
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Poolside bar
Car hire
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
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Grade: 56 out of 100
18Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Daniel P wrote a review Mar 2020
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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: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thehoubenhotel, ผู้จัดการ at The Houben Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 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 contributions49 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
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Response from Thehoubenhotel, Manager at The Houben Hotel
Responded Mar 13, 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
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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: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thehoubenhotel, ผู้จัดการ at The Houben Hotel
Responded Mar 12, 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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Wanderlusterful wrote a review Feb 2020
British Columbia, Canada72 contributions73 helpful votes
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I stayed at the Houben Hotel (adults only) in February. The property is small and so beautiful, surrounded by greenery. I don't think I've ever been somewhere that I made a point to watch the sunset over the ocean every day of my stay: bliss! The infinity pool is lovely, the room was modern and clean, and there is actually enough seating outside for everyone staying. It is so private that sometimes it felt like I was at my own luxury home. There was a change in ownership a couple of months ago, but the long-time staff have done an incredible job at keeping things consistent and running smoothly. The new owner is very friendly and you can tell he is dedicated to his guests too. The food in the restaurant was excellent too. Top notch place all around!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Thehoubenhotel, ผู้จัดการ at The Houben Hotel
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for your staying with us, the small boutique hotel, and high rating. I am very grateful to the previous owner for creating this hotel and keeping it unique, lucky I also keep all lovely and hardworking staffs, they are also the most valuable parts of the hotel for me. We will upgrade hotel this season BUT keep the characteristics. One thing I can't change is the stunning sunset. I will never get bored watching the sunset in front the cliff, it is so beautiful and ever changing, different every day. Are you jealous of me? ;) pls back to us.;) Eric
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Isaac S wrote a review Feb 2020
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We loved our short stay at The Houben hotel. The room was clean and beautiful, hotel staff was very kind and accommodating and the pool area is pretty incredible. Sunset happy hour was a daily highlight. The food from the restaurant (we did both breakfast and dinner there) was some of the best that we had while in Thailand and the morning massage we booked was top-notch. We had an amazing stay! Would definitely recommend this spot!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Thehoubenhotel, ผู้จัดการ at The Houben Hotel
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear guest, Thank you for staying with us, the small boutique hotel, and high rating. We may be the only hotel in this area that works with professional therapists to ensure guests receive professional care. We do have the most beautiful sunset view of this island, I am proud of that. We will upgrade hotel this season, you're welcome to back with us, enjoy the stunning sunset and happy hour again. Eric
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$63 - $1,219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
ThailandKrabi ProvinceKo Lanta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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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 (0.3 miles), The Bad Penny (0.2 miles), and K. Armani (0.2 miles).
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 center during their stay.
Does The Houben Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Houben Hotel offers an airport shuttle 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 travelers enjoy visiting Lanta Old Town (2.8 miles).
Does The Houben Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.