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The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)
The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

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Exceptional

512 reviews

512 reviews

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Breakfast6
Housekeeping6
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Khao Mai Kaew Cave 3.7 km
Lanta Old Town 4.5 km
Khlong Chak Waterfall 4.7 km
Mu Ko Lanta National Park 4.8 km
Khlong Khong Beach 7.3 km
Lanta Animal Welfare 10.6 km
Long Beach, Koh Lanta 11.4 km
Klong Dao Beach 14.4 km
Kantiang Bay 16.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Liquid Lense Academy 110 m
Go Dive Kantiang Scuba Diving Center 340 m
Scubafish Dive Center 370 m
A Little Handmade Shop On Lanta 450 m
Why Not Bar 460 m
Khlong Hin Beach 1.1 km
Relax Lanta Viewpoint 1.6 km
Klong Hin Beach 1.7 km
Klong Jark Beach 2.0 km
Klong Jark Waterfall 2.1 km

The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

272 Moo 5, Koh Lanta Yai, Ba Kan Tiang Bay, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150 - See map

In addition to the standard of SHA Plus, all guests get free Wi-Fi in all rooms and free parking if arriving by car. Conveniently situated in the Ba Kan Tiang Bay part of Koh Lanta, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Lanta Animal Welfare. Rated with 4 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Excellent room comfort & quality

Airport transport

Excellent view

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

SHA Plus Certified

More than 70% of SHA-certified establishment employees have been vaccinated.

Hygiene Plus
Wellness
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Transport to airport

Bicycle rental

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Exercise area

Complimentary WIFi in all rooms

BBQ facilities

Value for money8.8
Distance to city center18 km
Location rating8.8
Nearest airportTrang Airport (TST)
Distance to airport60.4 km

Rooms available at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.3

1 Bedroom Suite
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  • Room size: 73 m²/786 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Room
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  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed or 2 single be...
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
  • Ocean view
  • 1 double bed
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Privilege Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • 1 double bed
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Other
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  • Room size: 73 m²/786 ft²
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Suite, 1 Bedroom, Sea View
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  • Room size: 75 m²/807 ft²
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SUITE THE PRIVILEGE SUITE ROOM
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    Apartment 2 room
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      Deluxe Suite
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        Double Partial See View
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          Frequently asked questions

          Does The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) have a hot tub?

          A hot tub is one of the facilities available at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only.

          What time is check-in and check-out at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          Check-in is from 01:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

          How do I get to The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the resort. For those who wish to drive their own cars, The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is free for guests. You can drive in and park yourself, or use valet service offered at the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Lanta with private transportation, the resort can arrange both taxis or car rental.

          Is breakfast offered at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          Wake up to a great continental breakfast at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus). Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 603 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

          What is the smoking policy at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s neighborhood is Ba Kan Tiang Bay which includes popular restaurants such as Alama Cafe & Restaurant, Blue Spoon and K. Himalaya Indian Restaurant Lanta.

          What are popular attractions near The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s location in the Ba Kan Tiang Bay neighborhood makes it close to famous attractions including Lighthouse.

          What popular beaches are close to The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s Ba Kan Tiang Bay neighborhood also includes Nui Beach, Bamboo Beach (Had Mai Phai) and Bakantiang Beach.

          What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)?

          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)’s nearby natural sights include Mu Ko Lanta National Park, Klong Jark Waterfall and Bat Cave located in the same Ba Kan Tiang Bay area.

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          What people love about The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

          • 8.4

            Excellent

            "Secluded boutique hotel that is perfect for rest, quietness, great coastal sunset view"

            Jonathan

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            July 13, 2022

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Location

            "I love the location, the room is so big and clean."

            Busarakum

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            July 3, 2022

          • 9.6

            Exceptional

            "The view is stunning!"

            Shobha

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            June 26, 2022

          Property ranking|Compared to 467 Koh Lanta properties
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          Room comfort score
          9.3/10
          Room size
          59 sqm.
          Cleanliness score
          9.3/10
          Service score
          9.3/10
          Better than
          97
          %
          of Koh Lanta properties
          Bigger than
          93
          %
          of Koh Lanta properties
          Better than
          92
          %
          of Koh Lanta properties
          Better than
          89
          %
          of Koh Lanta properties
          Overall rating:

          9

          Exceptional
          512 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.3
          Facilities
          8.9
          Location
          8.8
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          What travelers say they love:
          Amazing food, people and spectacular view!
          Eric from Canada
          Couple
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          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus)

          Take a dose of vitamin sea and revitalize your soul with a comfort stay at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus).
          The range of services provided by The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) ensures all travelers get the most out of their stay. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the resort's free Wi-Fi internet access. Pre-plan your rides to and from the airport with the resort's easy to book transportation services. The resort provides taxi, car hire and shuttle services to help you get to where you want to go in Koh Lanta.
          Parking is available and free, provided by the resort for guests with their own transportation. While lodging at this wonderful resort, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include concierge service, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the resort's ticket service and tours. The resort even offers a fireplace for a warm atmosphere on chilly nights.
          The resort's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay. The resort is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
          Guestrooms at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) are fitted with all the amenities travelers need. The resort provides air conditioning in some rooms for the benefit of guests. Some selected rooms at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have television, in-room video streaming and cable TV to keep guests entertained.
          The resort also provides guests with a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar in some rooms. The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) also provides a hair dryer and bathrobes in bathrooms for select rooms.


          Dining and things to do

          Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Wake up bright and energetic in the mornings with a cup of good coffee offered at the cafe right at the resort. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Have fun at night with your travel companions right at the resort's bar.
          If you're truly selective about eating, you'll be grateful for the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
          The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. The resort's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Be sure to enjoy the accessible beach nearby. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the massage, hot tub, spa and sauna. The many offerings at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool.
          For those who hate to miss a workout, a trip to the resort's fitness facility will keep you fresh and healthy. Hot days can be cool fun with water activities like snorkeling, non-motorized water sports and diving. You won't need anything for water activity fun other than your own enthusiasm, with aquatic activity conveniences like canoes made available at The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus).


          Around the property

          There are many attractions to discover within close proximity to The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus). Sit on the sand or sip a drink in leisure at Long Beach, Koh Lanta located 12.9 km away.


          Reasons to stay here

          Past guests rate facilities here higher than 92% of the city's accommodation.
          This resort's food and dining score higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.
          Room comfort is said to be outstanding here, scoring higher than 96% of accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Breakfast

          19 mentions

          Swimming Pool

          16 mentions

          Food & Dining

          13 mentions

          View

          12 mentions

          Languages spoken

          • English
          • Dutch
          • German
          • Thai

          Outdoor

          • Bicycles

          Internet access

          • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Canoeing
          • Diving
          • Exercise area
          • Garden
          • Hot tub
          • Massage
          • Pool with view
          • Sauna
          • Snorkeling
          • Spa
          • Swimming pool [indoor]
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Ticket services
          • Tours
          • Water sports (non-motorized)

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Anti-viral cleaning products
          • Breakfast in room
          • Breakfast takeaway service
          • Cashless payment service
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • Doctor/nurse on call
          • Face coverings on staff
          • First aid kit
          • Free face masks
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hotel room service app
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Individually-wrapped food options
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Professional-grade sanitizing services
          • Protective screens in common areas
          • Room sanitization opt-out available
          • Rooms sanitized between stays
          • Safe dining setup
          • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
          • Shared stationery removed
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Alternative meal arrangement
          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Coffee shop
          • Happy hour
          • Kitchen
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Air conditioning in public area
          • Concierge
          • Contactless check-in/out
          • Daily cleaning
          • Doorman
          • Dry cleaning
          • Elevator
          • Fireplace
          • Food delivery
          • Hair salon
          • Ironing service
          • Laundry service
          • Luggage storage
          • Meeting/banquet facilities
          • Postal service
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace

          Access

          • Adult-only property
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Car park [nearby]
          • Car park [on-site]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service
          • Taxi service
          • Transport to airport
          • Valet parking

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • A/C
          • Additional bathroom
          • Balcony/terrace
          • Bathrobes
          • Bathtub
          • Cleaning products
          • Closet
          • Clothes rack
          • Coffee/tea machine
          • Complimentary drinking water
          • Desk
          • Dining table
          • DVD/CD player
          • Fireplace
          • Fruits/snacks
          • Hair dryer
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Individual air conditioning
          • Iron and ironing board
          • Laptop safe box
          • Linens
          • Lock box in room
          • Mini bar
          • Non-smoking
          • Outdoor furniture
          • Phone
          • Pool facilities
          • Private bathroom
          • Refrigerator
          • Safety/security feature
          • Satellite/cable channels
          • Seating area
          • Separate dining area
          • Separate shower/bathtub
          • Shower
          • Sleep comfort items
          • Slippers
          • Smoke alarm
          • Socket near the bed
          • Swimming pool [direct access]
          • Toiletries
          • Towels
          • Trash cans
          • Wake up call
          • Walk-in shower
          • Wi-Fi
          • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • American
          • Asian
          • Continental
          • Vegetarian
          • Vegan
          Restaurants on site

          Red Alert Restaurant

          • Cuisine: Thai, Pizza, Belgian
          • Menu: Buffet
          Location
          272 Moo 5, Koh Lanta Yai, Ba Kan Tiang Bay, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150
          Excellent
          Location

          8.8

          Airports

          • Trang Airport (TST)
            60.4 km
          • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
            67.2 km 2.1 hour drive

          Hospital or clinic

          • Lanta Hospital
            3.9 km

          Cash withdrawal

          • ATM
            290 m
          What's nearby

          Popular landmarks

          • Khao Mai Kaew Cave
            3.7 km
          • Lanta Old Town
            4.5 km
          • Khlong Chak Waterfall
            4.7 km
          • Mu Ko Lanta National Park
            4.8 km
          • Khlong Khong Beach
            7.3 km
          • Lanta Animal Welfare
            10.6 km
          • Long Beach, Koh Lanta
            11.4 km
          • Klong Dao Beach
            14.4 km
          • Kantiang Bay
            16.5 km

          Nearby landmarks

          • Liquid Lense Academy
            110 m
          • Go Dive Kantiang Scuba Diving Center
            340 m
          • Scubafish Dive Center
            370 m
          • A Little Handmade Shop On Lanta
            450 m
          • Why Not Bar
            460 m
          • Khlong Hin Beach
            1.1 km
          • Relax Lanta Viewpoint
            1.6 km
          • Klong Hin Beach
            1.7 km
          • Klong Jark Beach
            2.0 km
          • Klong Jark Waterfall
            2.1 km
          Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

          Minimum age of guests is: 16 year(s).

          Others
          • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from13:00
          • Check-out until12:00

          Getting around

          • Distance from city center18 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

          Extras

          • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)603 THB
          • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0

          The property

          • Number of floors3
          • Number of rooms 15
          • Room voltage220
          • Year property opened2010

          Reviews of The Houben Hotel, Adults Only (SHA Extra Plus) from real guests

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          9.0
          /
          10
          Cleanliness9.3
          Facilities8.9
          Location8.8
          Room comfort and quality9.3
          Service9.3
          Value for money8.8
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          9+ Exceptional (210)
          8-9 Excellent (56)
          7-8 Very Good (22)
          6-7 Good (12)
          <6 Below Expectation (11)
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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Tan from Singapore
          Family with teens
          Superior Room
          Stayed 1 night in May 2010

          A true hidden gem”

          Design, location, service... Everything!
          Few locals in Krabi Town know of this hotel since it just opened last December.

          A true gem in Koh Lanta Yai, albeit still relatively unknown among locals in both Lanta and Krabi Town (which can be a problem when it comes to getting a taxi). Keep the hotel's telephone number at hand. My only regret was that I didn't stay longer (only 1 night) but the stay was nonetheless memorable. The room was impressive both in terms of design aesthetics and size. The high ceiling, coupled with the white theme really accentuates the space within. Furthermore, the Houben gave us a top floor room with a commanding view of Kan Tiang Bay. Choose from a selection of DVD movies for in-room entertainment, or you could take a dip in its infinity pool or just relax by the pool with a good book.

          Reviewed June 02, 2010

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          David from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 5 nights in April 2013

          “Designer chic with the feel of a private villa””

          Service, design, location

          I am going to start this review by stating if you are used to the Ritz Carlton and expect that type of service at the Houben don't come. You will just annoy yourself, the staff and the other guests. If however you are used to and enjoy staying in amazing boutique feel hotels where the staff blend in to the background yet are there when ever you need anything then come. The Houben has the look and feel of a large expensive private European villa. uber modern and uber cool. Forget suits, shirts and ties, this is strictly linen, baggy, and lots of it. The location: perfect. Poised on the top of a cliff overlooking the bay the swimming pool (brilliant blood red) forms a seamless infinity edge with the sea beyond. Perfect for sitting and watching the sunset. Other people in Ko Lanta have to go to a bar or restaurant for a cliff top sunset - guests here just move from the lounger to the pool and back again. The hotel is a 40 min (20 min in Shana drives you - Belgiums Alain Prost in a great way!) from the boat pier in the north. Located a 5 min walk from the beach and the dive shops this is a great place to be based for the National Park and the diving at Ko Hao. Free and fast Wifi through out although please remember you are in Thailand, 1 hour off shore so it is going to be intermittent. That is not the hotels fault so no use blaming them. Besides - it is FREE. The rooms: The hotel does not do itself justice with the pro photos of their rooms. They are resplendent and pristine. Clean whites everywhere mixed with red. The owners, a Thai / Beligian couple are interior designers and bring everything that is cool, chic, minimalist and modern to the the establishment. The rooms have huge and superbly comfortable king beds. TV (should you want it....). Uninterrupted views of the ocean. A nespresso machine, mini bar, whirlpool baths etc etc etc. Everything is clean and tidy. This is not your beach shack type of establishment. All rooms have big balconies with either outd

          Reviewed April 24, 2013

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Karen
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 7 nights in April 2011

          Perfect, intimate hotel”

          Great place to get away from it all

          The Houben was the perfect hotel for us to get away from it all and have the best, quiet, relaxing holiday. The hotel is on the quiet part of the island, on Ba Kantiang Bay, which only has a few other hotels and shops (including a 7eleven and ATMs). I would recommend The Houben for couples or adults rather than families with children as it (and Ba Kantiang) is more the sort of place where you go to relax and not do much. The hotel is strikingly designed and tastefully decorated to the last detail. Our room (as all rooms do) had a view to the west over the water, which provided spectacular sunsets. Staff were excellent and the food, though pricier than other places to eat around, was very good. We look forward to staying at The Houben again for a quiet getaway.

          Reviewed April 30, 2011

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Daniel from Australia
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

          Beautifully quiet and boutique, an oasis in Thaila”

          The beautiful rooms are a home away from home, amazing views, luxury hotel

          We LOVED this hotel. After transferring from a nearby island and dealing with the crazy ferry and tour sales people and tuk tuk men, The Houben was like arriving in HEAVEN. The staff are wonderfully friendly, all greeting you at arrival with a cool refreshing welcome drink and always greeting you with a smile every time you see them around the hotel. The Houben is a designer style hotel with a very modern feel, the rooms are AMAZING! Our bed was very comfortable, we could easily stay in our room for hours just relaxing and watching the sun set out of our huge balcony window overlooking the ocean. These guys have though of every comfort, they even have a DVD borrowing service so if you feel like a night in, you can watch movies which is great! Not only do they make the rooms up in the morning, they also make the rooms down at night! The room service will fold down your bed, light the candles and put out your slippers and some water for the night. The red pool was a real feature and the food was excellent. I would rate this hotel as the best on Koh Lanta for couples or anyone wishing for a quiet and luxurious place to stay. Not a children hotel though, sorry!

          Reviewed August 09, 2013

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Hans from Netherlands
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2016

          Paradise on koh Lanta”

          The Houben is an excellent hotel on koh Lanta. Located in the south of koh Lanta the Houben lies near excellent kantiang beach. The Hotel itself looks out over a rock bay and is located high on the rocks, so you can't go to the beach easily. The rooms are excellent, nice beds, big shower and jacuzzi. The design of the interior is smart and understated. The swimming pool is great and the restaurant serves up good food. Would recommend and definitely would like to return

          Reviewed January 23, 2016

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          8.0
          Excellent
          John from United States
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 2 nights in May 2015

          Fine hotel and staff - low value for money”

          Good layout with beautiful views, well put-together rooms with comfortable beds, friendly and helpful staff

          Rating the hotel in a vacuum - apart from cost/value considerations - its a very nice boutique on a cliff-side with a bar stocked with interesting Belgian beers and very well-designed rooms. I had been to Koh Lanta several times previously, usually staying in more rustic bungalows (always a solid step above backpacker accommodation) and this was unquestionably the nicest place I've stayed. Its a bit far South, which extends travel times to other parts of the island, but also makes it a bit more remote (in a pleasant way). The beach nearest to the hotel is not particularly nice as Thai beaches go, but the next cove to the south is one of the most beautiful beaches I've seen on the island - worth the extra walk or the short hop on a moto. In a vacuum, I would give the Houben a solid 4 out of 5. My primary issue with the Houben is that its prices are steep, and if the Agoda listing is correct, outright ludicrous in-season. We were fortunate and got a very good off-season deal. It was still a bit more than I would usually pay, but all things considered I was happy to get the chance for semi-luxury accommodation at a fair price. I think the main issue is that the Houben is charging as though it were a luxury resort and it is not. We avoided the worst of that by booking with the off-season discount; however, all of the small things - moto rental, food costs, etc. were steep in light of the quality and prevailing prices at shops a few minutes walk away. I don't mind paying if something is qualitatively better, but a surcharge on readily available items, especially during low season, struck me as a little cheap. So again - very nice place, pleasant staff and certainly worth it at the off-season rate. Just consider booking airport transfer, moto rental, and purchasing food at some of the other more reasonable places nearby. If you are a "luxury traveler" (which I am clearly not) this may be of less concern, but do not expect super high-end when booking.

          Reviewed June 22, 2015

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Roderick from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2010

          The best hotel ever!”

          The location, the room, the restaurant, the service, everything!

          I have only good things to say about this place. First, we were so impressed by what we saw online that we decided to go to Koh Lanta because of the houben. When we got there, everything was so impressive that it was even more than what we expected. The service was great. The room, the design, the sunset, the bed, the jacuzzi, the restaurant and everything else is simply awesome. The only bad thing was that we could not stay longer. It is, with no doubt, the best hotel we have ever been to and we are definitely booking for the next stay.

          Reviewed January 20, 2011

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Francisco from Singapore
          Couple
          1 bedroom Suite
          Stayed 4 nights in November 2010

          Top Hotel, Fantastic view, Great location”

          Quality and size of the room, views, service, location, small/intimate hotel
          Nothing

          i booked this after looking reading good reviews about it and seeing the spectacular pictures in the houben website. i always try to manage my expectations by thinking that it never looks as good as in the photos. this is one instance where it is as good, if not better then in the photos. when i was taken to my villa, i remember going wow! i had an amazing view of the sea from almost every section of the room (bed, sink, sitting area, patio). the only places that you can't see the sea from is the toilet and bathroom. the architecture of the houben is modern, beautiful and setup in a way where you have a great view of the sea. the property is very well maintained with great service. it is small and intimate and we file like we were staying at a friend's villa. the owner and her daughter are very hands on and it reflects in the quality. i am already thinking about going back there again... hopefully soon.

          Reviewed December 11, 2010

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          9.0
          Exceptional
          Marina from United States
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 4 nights in August 2011

          Lovely hotel, great/friendly staff”

          Great tasteful modern decor, amazing view, spotlessly clean, friendly staff

          wonderful time at the houben. we loved talking to the staff there and felt looked after. they made us feel like we were home away from home addressing any questions/concerns immediately, with the exception of one odd experience: when we ordered the most expensive item on the menu (champagne to celebrate our 1st anniversary), champagne was too warm in which of course we asked for ice. we were later charged for this ice. paying wasn't the issue; it was just confusing and it could make some wonder negatively about the reason and the set up of it. if it is necessary to charge, our suggestion is to include this in the price itself. with that out of the way, i'd like to leave on a positive tone that the houben deserves. the place was truly wonderful. beautiful rooms, semi-private balcony (partitioned walls) with outdoor seats, and view of the sunset. infinity pool and jacuzzi area kept at great temperature. the amazing staff made sure to turn on the jacuzzi side of the pool whenever we were taking a dip. we felt that they were attentive and anticipated our needs. some rooms have a private jacuzzi and a spa is onsite (though did not partake). not a single spot of dirt/mess noticeable. location: although no direct beach access, it is only a short walk to the beach. local travel agencies are close by for booking kayaking trips, motorbike rentals, and anything else to explore the island. my husband and i also appreciated the immediate warm welcome from the staff and the cold pomegranate drink upon arrival. free dvd rentals to watch in modern hip rooms were nice touches to the service. absolutely would return again. we have recommended this place to everyone and anyone we happened to be talking about our vacation. next time, we are thinking of bringing our respective parents as well.

          Reviewed September 16, 2011

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          8.7
          Excellent
          Johan from Sweden
          Family with teens
          Superior Room
          Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

          A 15 room luxury boutique hotel”

          Elegant and luxurious - great view

          The Houben differs from the general hotels and resorts in Lanta. It is very elegant. Small, only 15 rooms. All of them having a view towards the sea. Located on high grounds you get (in addition to tsunami safety...) a very nice view of the sunset. Pool area is great. Although a tendency of guests "reserving" pool chairs by placing the towels, but never using the chairs. Idiotic behavior - stop that! Not the hotels fault. A negative experience was one of the staff in the reception who were absolutely ignorant about many of our questions. She couldn't offer any help to quite simple inquiries. Other staff lifts the grade to OK. The service in the restaurant was OK but not great. Breakfast was very good. That apart Houben must be highly recommended.

          Reviewed January 22, 2012

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Adam from United States
          Couple
          1 bedroom Suite
          Stayed 5 nights in November 2013

          The Houben --A must STAY on Lanta”

          The room, The staff, The Island

          The Houben was an amazing 5 days of our 5 week trip to Thailand. Very close walking distance to beach, restaurants and some nightlife. A short drive to other towns on the island. We stayed in an Ocean-front room with balcony hot-tub. The room was huge as was the comfortable bed. The grounds of the hotel were very nice and the red-tiled pool very inviting. What made a stay extra special was the awesome staff they attentiveness was first-class. We enjoyed our holiday to Lanta very much. We would highly recommend and would make a return stay to the Houben.!!!!!!!

          Reviewed December 15, 2013

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          9.2
          Exceptional
          Ekta from India
          Couple
          1 bedroom Suite
          Stayed 8 nights in August 2018

          Awesome Stay at The Houben”

          We recently got back from the trip to Koh Lanta. stayed at The Houben for 8 nights and had the most awesome time there. The staff there was always very helpful, going out of the way to provide us all they could. Would have loved some sort of direct access to the beach (however its not very far - about 7 mins walk from the Hotel) - something the hotel can't help with currently thank you making our vacation amazing

          Reviewed August 20, 2018

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Shamir from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

          Awesome views, lovely rooms, excellent service!!”

          Spacious rooms with amazing balcony views and Shana's service makes the hotel what it is

          as soon as we arrived we fell in love with the houben. we stayed in april 2012 for 4 nights and decided to go back for a further 2 nights at the end of our stay on koh lanta. the pool is big and clean, the rooms spacious and nicely furnished and the staff are very friendly. the hotel restaurant serves tasty food whilst there are also other restaurants nearby or moped/tuk tuk distance away.

          Reviewed August 28, 2012

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Fenghong from Singapore
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 5 nights in December 2014

          I got a good rest”

          smiling staff, clean rooms, beside a quiet beautiful beach

          i enjoyed my stay at the Houben. The rooms are clean and huge. It's modern European style, which I am still more comfortable with. The highlight of their rooms is the I can see the great paranomic ocean view every day from my balcony, especially so when the hotel is located High on a cliff. You can also relax by the pool with the same ocean view. Food is alright. Breakfast is included in the room charge and you can order various food from the menu and they will cook it for you. Wish they had more local choices on the menu. I am also glad with the serving sizes which are generous. The delightful thing about the hotel is the staff are always greeting you with a smile and seeing if they can help. Greetings to Shana and Yindee for their service. The hotel is located on Kantieng Bay, which is one of the smaller beach with a small row of shophouses. I felt I liked this place more as it is less touristy and more private, though the trade off is less souvenir shops/ places to eat. Our favorite place to eat is at the drunken sailors where both Thai and western food choices are excellent. Do try the burgers.

          Reviewed December 28, 2014

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Donna from Australia
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

          Beautiful Hotel, wonderful service”

          The views, modern, clean

          We stayed at The Houben for 5 nights recently and had a wonderful time. The rooms are large, clean, modern and airy with the most fantastic views, absolutely picture perfect sunsets from the balcony every night. The bathroom was stunning, polished concrete with extra touches like organic shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion and an oil burner with lovely fragrant oil that was lit for us each evening. The breakfast was delicious, freshly cooked for you and served with fresh coffee in their beautiful restaurant. All in all we had a great time in Lanta and would definitely go back to The Houben.

          Reviewed January 22, 2013

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Emma from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 11 nights in January 2018

          Fantastic hotel”

          We had the most relaxing time at this fabulous hotel. Right from checking in, we were made to feel special by Sharna, Walter and all the staff who are so friendly and attentive. The rooms all have wonderful sunset views and are very well appointed. We were so comfortable in our room and at the hotel that some days we just didn't feel the need to leave and often had the entire area to ourselves all day. Super quiet and chilled. The breakfast is delicious and I feel the right choice to have a limited buffet service and allow guests to choose from a menu, which means all the food is cooked fresh to order. The homemade jams were delicious, I only wish I could have eaten more! We had a few nights where it rained so hard we didn't want to go out and ate in the hotel restaurant instead. Wow.. the meals were fantastic, some of the best food we have eaten on our 9 week trip and very good value compared to other restaurants around Koh Lanta of a similar standard. We cannot wait to come back!!

          Reviewed January 30, 2018

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          Chee from Singapore
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 3 nights in March 2011

          Excellent Stay”

          Great room and view

          it started with a warm welcome and thorough introduction to the room by the receptionist. the bed is so much more comfortable than my previous resort and we slept very well. you can also tell that a lot of attention are put into the details of everything. i was from the creative industry and i can attest that they have taken a lot of efforts into coordinating colours and aesthetics. contrary to some internet websites, kantiang bay is actually not as good as klong dao beach (where i stayed before houben). but the wonderful pool keeps you at the hotel anyway. it's not too convenient to go to the bay.

          Reviewed March 28, 2011

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Christine from Canada
          Group
          Superior Room
          Stayed 3 nights in January 2012

          lovely hotel with a modern contempoary design”

          room with the best view for ocean & sunset!

          we had the unforgettable stays with houben even we missed our first night stay. we missed our flight from bangkok. so we arrived at the next monday during breakfast time. houben gives you a sense of peaceful & privacy stay since it has only 15 rooms. very nice swimming pool with salt water & very easy to access to the beach!! breakfast was great, made in order so no food are being wasted. i love the coconut jam for bread!! very thai style. dinner was great! we like the designed of everything in houben and the restaurant's thai food was yummy!

          Reviewed February 11, 2012

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          David from Canada
          Couple
          Deluxe Room
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2010

          A fantastic hotel with a great view”

          the room, the view, everythinng!!
          none!!

          This is an amazing hotel. Starting from its modern design, the room itself was spectacular with a magnificent view of the ocean. We stayed in the room on the 3rd floor with high ceiling, very nice furnishing, and just impressive design overlooking the ocean... the room/view was so amazing that I felt like foregoing everything else in Koh Lanta! Service was amazing... because the hotel only has 15units, they staff knows you and provide very customized help/assistance. Wish we could've stayed longer... this is paradise.

          Reviewed November 20, 2010

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          9.3
          Exceptional
          Rizal from Malaysia
          Couple
          Superior Room
          Stayed 2 nights in March 2010

          Super Stay and Lovely Place to Stay”

          -staff was friendly, informative and welcoming. -service was excellent -dinner by the pool watching sunset was the best -room was 5 stars quality
          Nothing that we notice.

          Everything from check in till our very last minute of our stay. They provide not just great hotel hospitality but also very informative of what you activities you can find or do. We wanted a great private stay and they gave us more than that. Something that make us want to stay there more. The Kan Tiang beach was just 300 metres away for away beach activities and 150 metres from hotel was a small road shop with 7-11 and few restaurants.

          Reviewed March 31, 2010

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