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The Houben Hotel ( Adult Only )
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Reviewed April 10, 2011

Upon reaching the hotel, we were greeted by their warm smiles and positive attitude. The checking in was fast and every thing and we were given a short tour around the hotel amenities. The food at the restaurant was delicious but was slightly much expensive as compare to the surrounding seafood restaurant. (The top view restaurant is a Gd place for Seafood). The room was clean and all the equipment seem to be in gd condition. Overall the environment at hotel was very tranquility. Remember to grab a cold beer and enjoy the breath taking view of the horizon.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Xuejun
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Reviewed April 4, 2011

Statyed for 7 nights with af friend. The Houben is amazing - though not af 5 out of 5. Staying for 7 nights you start to notice the small things that a missing before it is just perfect - though still a great experience and if I should ever go back to Koh Lanta, this would be the place to stay.

We stayed in af superior room - and yes it was superior :o) A large large room with a small fridge which was filled every day with two bottles of water (free). Fresh beach/pool towels every day. The bed could esealy fit 4 grown ups.

The bathroom was nice an spaceious - with a shower and a tub.

The hotel has a view of the ocean and here we saw the best sunset EVER...

The staff was very nice and helpfull.

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank Bsild
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Reviewed April 1, 2011

The houben is clearly a good spot and I agree with all the previous comments:

- Location is great, above a hill and just few minutes from a very beautiful beach (beautest of the island ?). Exposition to west provides every night breathtaking sunset (to all rooms)
- Great quality of the building and rooms
- Staff is extremely helpful and kind

So definitely a gem, and every penny spent in it is well invested

However... because nothing is totally perfect, there are some small things that I thought was worth mentionning (also for the management of the hotel)

Let me first precise that I've stayed in one of the 2 suites

- Wifi range is not wide enough to be used in the rooms. You have to stay around the pool to use it
- TV can only be used to read DVD... Signal is very bad and only thai channels are available
- Restaurant is (very) good but (very) overpriced
- At the time we came, so few sun umbrella were available around the pool
- SECURITY at day time is a bit poor. Many external visitors came in just to have a look around

Room Tip: best choices are definitely the 2 suites
  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Leves75
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Reviewed March 26, 2011

Cannot fault this hotel! It was amazing!
Rooms are huge, so clean (linen was lightly scented with vanilla!), great bathroom, balcony, great pool... Set on top of a cliff with beautiful views of the ocean!
Breakfast was excellent and the service impeccable (Well done Shana!!)
Couple of minutes walk down to Kantiang's little village and beach.
I would definitely recommend this as the ONLY place to stay while in Lanta.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kellie C
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Reviewed February 23, 2011

Very flash design/boutique hotel on a clifftop. Lovely swimming pool, beautiful rooms (only 15 all told). Neighbours onto a small village and nice beach, so enough to do. Very good for children. Amazing sunset. The only small negative is that a lot of the food is western/crossover, maybe the emphasis on thai food could be stronger, but that is nitpicking. The hotels greatest asset is the wonderful Shawna, the hostess with the mostest, who works tirelessy and classily to give every guest the best possible stay. A wonderful experience, all told.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled with family
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Thank janbianca
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