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The Houben Hotel

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Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 December 2014

We needed a getaway from crazy Bangkok traffic and hectic schedules, so we decided to take an extra couple of days off and explore Koh Lanta. We heard of this hotel through friends, and decided to give it a try. What a fantastic place! Great views of the ocean, a gorgeously decorated room with a jacuzzi. Peaceful, serene and amazing... More 

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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear dorette34 , Thank you for choosing the Houben as your perfect getaway from Bangkok . And Iam really proud of not just a hotel itself but all hospitality provided and your engagement that it could make your stay so memorable. Let us know your returning plan , you are the most welcome to The Houben Hotel , Koh Lanta.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2014

First of all a huge thank you to Shana, Yindee and all at the Houben (including the owner) for making us feel so welcome and for looking after us so well. The hotel is modern in design and yet the rooms are massive. The rooms were kept clean and well-maintained and the bed was comfy and the jacuzzi a delight.... More 

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Munich, Germany
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2014

For our honeymoon and as last stop during our Thailand journey, we decided to stay for 6 night at the Houben. We booked 4 night at a Deluxe room with own Jacuzzi and for the last 2 nights a private villa. LOCATION: The location of the Houben is at the southern part of Koh Lanta near Tiang Bay, a very... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014 via mobile

Despite many previous trips to Thailand, this was the first time I had ventured to Koh Lanta. I based my decision to stay at The Houben on account of TripAdvisor recommendations, and it more than lives up to the hype. A unique building in an outstanding setting overlooking the Andaman, with a gorgeous pool/jacuzzi and a wonderfully relaxing bar/restaurant. The... More 

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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Nicolnic , I am very grateful to receive your your kind review of our property that very praise from you . Most importantly I am thrilled to know that you had such a great experience when staying with us and I will make sure to pass your kind words along to all team as it will clearly motivate and... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2014

My husband and I were staying at the Pimalai Spa & Resort and decided to explore the local area. We ended up at The Houben, a modern and funky hotel, for a sunset drink. The location of this resort is on the hill overlooking the ocean, with an easy walk down the hill to the local town. We found the... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Houben as a part of our honeymoon. Must say that we enjoyed the stay a lot. The rooms are nice, clean and very thoughtfully done. The No smoking indoors policy helps to keep the rooms smelling fresh and clean. The staff is also great and provide attentive and personalized service. Best of all is... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

My husband and I stayed here while in Koh Lanta for our honeymoon. This hotel was excellent! The service was wonderful, the room modern and large, and the food was amazing. Only a couple of negatives: we didn't have hot water in our shower (and even after one of the employees worked on it, there still wasn't warm water), and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2014

This is a small-scale boutique resort (about 15 rooms), and it does not allow children. This obviously means you will get a very calm, peaceful experience. The hotel is situated on a cliff so not directly by the beach. However the beach is a 10 minute walk away. When we visited end of November 2014, the beach was practically empty... More 

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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kjeld S , Thank you Kjeld S for sharing your experience at the Houben with other customers . In combination with the sea view location and architecture , I really hope that I and the team can make our customer 's stay being more than happy and enjoy . As you point out, please apologize for our staff trainee... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Being part of a multi destination holiday with Andaman Adventure, we stopped in this beautiful, chic resort. It is all very modern and the scenery surrounding this resort is second to none. We are lucky we did not come with kids because I don't feel this is the most kid friendly place. I prefer it that way anyway when I... More 

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walterhouben, Owner at The Houben Hotel, responded to this review

Dear roger b , We are more than happy that we could make you to have a fab stay at here . Thank you for sharing the experience at The Houben on Trip Advisor . Please let us know your returning plan , you are the most welcome to The Houben Hotel , Koh Lanta . Sincerely yours , Walter... More 

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2014

It was an amazing place. The room comes with king bed and Jacuzzi and balcony with amazing view! Shana, the girl who helped me with everything was extremely helpful and friendly. The breakfast was so so so yummy too. Totally worth the money spent! - the only thing is that there is an infinity pool facing the sea (which is... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Spa
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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: €106 - €358 (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
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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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“Ask for a room on the top floor”
 of 5 bubbles davidjohn52, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors = great views”
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“Room on the highest floor has amazing panoramic andaman sea view.”
 of 5 bubbles MuarGuyInMalaysia, 14 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Higher rooms have a better sea view, but lower rooms can immediately access pool”
 of 5 bubbles Jeanette63, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Definitely try and pay a little more to get rooms on the third floor. You get better views of the ocean as well as A LOT more privacy.”
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