The property is well situated and has beautiful views. Staff very friendly, Sasha runs the show but has a minimum amount of co-workers. Room is very nice and bed is comfortable.
However, considering the amount of money that we paid we expected more. Did not appreciate a lack of sun umbrellas around the pool and some guests "reserving" their sunbed early in the morning. Contrary to another reviewer, the water in the pool is NOT crystal clear, it was cloudy and I never observed any staff member checking it. There is no fitness facility but lot's and lot's of stairs on the property make up for that I guess.
Aside from that, getting to Koh Lanta is a big hassle. One of these days we will be reading about a ferry disaster as it was grossly over filled and no life jackets in sight. Getting on and off the boat is not a nice experience, trust me on that. Getting around on koh Lanta is expensive, best to rent a motorbike of your own.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Houben Hotel Ko Lanta