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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutley the best place to stay. Everyone here treats you like family. The rooms are great and the hotel restaurant is great! Shona is the wondeful chef. Her cooking classes are amazing. Definitely coming back!

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

Dear Katerina E , Thank you very much for kind review us via trip advisor , and thank you for your kind mentioned to our room and our team . Thank you again for your like to our cooking classes and promise to return . We are looking forward to welcoming you back to the Houben Hotel again and again...

Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our three night stay here. Firstly, I'd highly recommend Lanta over Phuket/Phi Phi to anyone who isn't looking to party hard. Especially couples. However, as it much less developed, we saw a lot more wildlife here - monkeys, snakes, crabs and a huge range of new insects! Lanta only really has one road and unfortunately no public...

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Reviewed 18 December 2016

We stayed in this hotel on our honeymoon trip. The Houben family and staffs made us felt like home with priceless view. Nice Breakfast especially homemade juices and jams. Tranquility is the key word for this place. Highly recommended for couples to spend time together. We'll be Back...

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

Dear รักสกุล ไ , Thank you for choosing the Houben Hotel for your honeymoon trip . Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day . We're looking forward to welcoming you to the Houben Hotel again and again . Best Regards, Walter Houben

Wasilla, Alaska
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel and its staff were absolutely beyond wonderful. The rooms were clean, the food was amazing, and the staff went above and beyond. They remembered what we liked for breakfast, accommodated every dietary need of me and my pregnant friend. I will be going back. I can not say enough wonderful things about this hotel and the staff.

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

Dear meghbarnett , Its very kind of you to down load the app to review us . Thank you very much . Our team have put all of them attention to all of our guests with regards . We're so happy to know that you were happy with us at here . Hopefully we would having a chance to welcoming...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We spent three nights in one of the two suites at The Houben and really enjoyed our experience. This is a solid 4-star hotel, but for the price (we took advantage of a special rate through Expedia), this hotel can't be beat in Koh Lanta. There were a few kinks here and there (spa was just okay, poly-cotton sheets, a...

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Reviewed 26 November 2016

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,...

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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...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

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...

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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

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 November 2016

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,...

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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

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 22 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),...

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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...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 13 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...

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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...

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Spa
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $98 - $413 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Houben Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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The Houben Hotel Ko Lanta
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
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“Top floor, Deluxe suite”
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“All rooms are excellent”
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“Great views and excellent service, well worth the money”
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“top floor deluxe room.”
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