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The Houben Hotel

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Heerenveen
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This boutique hotel has stolen our heart! The sincere hospitality of the staff, the amazing food, high service standard,beautiful rooms and perfect location made us extend our holiday twice. Without a doubt the best place to stay at Ko Lanta. Don't hesitate, book The Houben!!

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

Dear fvanderpas , Thank you very much for your kind review .Creating a home away from home feeling is our mission . Very appreciate to hear that you felt that during your stay . Should you need any further information , concerned to the future returning plan , please feel free to contact us directly anytime . Warm Regards, Walter...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

A truely great place to relax and get away from it all. The staff, the restaurant, the whole experience was really great. From the front desk to the owners we could not have wanted any extra attention

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

Dear PaulRG1964 , Thank you for your review us regarding your stay at our hotel . Thank you for your kind mentioned to our team , the restaurant , as well owner ;) could make you feel great . Looking forward for your returning to our small hotel . Best Regards, Walter Houben

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Located on the southern part of the island within walking distance to Kantiang Bay and an abundance of some great local restaurants and bars. The property itself and the staff are beyond accommodating. We stayed here for three nights in an an ocean view room with breakfast included. Our room was super chic, clean, and offered an unobstructed view of...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We booked five nights at The Houben in a Privilege Suite, and our stay was fantastic from beginning to end. The staff is incredibly warm, personable, and helpful, especially Shana and Yindee, Our room had a stunning view of the Andaman Sea with spectacular sunsets. The food and drinks at Red Alert were excellent, especially Shana's ice cream! Breakfast was...

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

Dear anjviola , Thank you very much for your review . We're so glad to hear that you had a fantastic stay . Your kind comments will surely be shared with our team . Again gladly to hear that our food and our homemade ice cream by Shana was excellent . Please let us know if your returning plan in...

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 27 December 2016

My husband and I stayed in one of the suites, because we wanted something special for Christmas. It was not worth the money.. first transfer was expensive, THB 5,800 for a round trip which seemed ok when I booked it, but way overpriced when we where there since everything else is so cheap on the island. Food is ok, but...

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

Dear SabySG , Thank you very much for your feed back , its very important for us . Firstly, I would like to apologize if our 4 stars hotel was not able to reach your expectation. Later , your comment concerning the rate of the transfer which ours was higher than others ( Taxi service on the street ) @...

Reviewed 26 December 2016

It was our the second stay (the first one was almost 6 yrs ago) and I'm pleased that the perfect service remains the same.The hotel has really nice location and accomodation has really nice standard. Because our full satisfaction in every area of services (accomodation,service,restaurant,housekeeping) has this hotel my full recomendation.

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

Dear Michal M , Thank you for your kind returning to our small hotel again after 6 years ago , as well your valued feed back to let us know our service and hotel standard still nice in your opinion . Very appreciate with your kind recommendation us to other readers . Merry X'Mas. Sincerely yours , Walter Houben

Dubai
Reviewed 24 December 2016

On a previous trip a couple of years ago, we stopped at the Houben to watch the sunset while sipping cocktails. And the only reason we came back to Koh Lanta this time was to stay at the Houben. The Houben is one of those hotels that makes other hotel stays pale by comparison. I've only ever stayed at two...

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

Dear Moyse , It 's sincerely an honor to read your review in regards of your only reason to come back to Koh Lanta because of the Houben . We can't thank you enough for your selected us with two other 5 stars hotel . Thank you once again and we really do hope that we would having a chance...

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 19 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

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
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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: $105 - $420 (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, Krabi
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#3 Spa Hotel in Ko Lanta
#3 Luxury Hotel in Ko Lanta
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ko Lanta
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