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  • sightseeing
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    Customer comments:
  • "Friendly staff", "Great view", "Stunning views"
    Top nearby attractions:
  • Liquid Lense Academy (0.1 Km / 2 min walk)
  • Drunken Sailor Coffee Shop (0.3 Km / 4 min walk)
  • Scubafish Dive Center (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Kantiang Bay (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)

Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

The Houben Hotel

272 Moo 5, Koh Lanta Yai, Ba Kan Tiang Bay, Koh Lanta, Thailand 81150 (Show on map)

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Features of The Houben Hotel

Hotel Facilities

  • airport transfer
  • bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • bicycle rental
  • car hire
  • coffee shop
  • concierge
  • laundry service
  • restaurant
  • room service
  • safety deposit boxes
  • shuttle service
  • smoking area
  • tours

Sports and Recreation

  • diving
  • fitness center
  • garden
  • hot tub
  • massage
  • outdoor pool
  • spa
  • water sports (non-motorized)


  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park
  • valet parking

Languages Spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • Thai

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Hotel Description
Conveniently located in Koh Lanta, The Houben Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibra...see more Conveniently located in Koh Lanta, The Houben Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. The excitement of the city center is only 18 km away. No less exceptional is the hotel's easy access to the city's myriad attractions and landmarks, such as Liquid Lense Academy, Go Dive Kantiang Scuba Diving Center, Scubafish Dive Center.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Koh Lanta hotel. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, valet parking, car park, room service.

All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as hot tub, fitness center, outdoor pool, diving, spa. Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the The Houben Hotel.
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Bonnie L. Solo travelers
United States of America, October 17, 2015

Beautiful view of sea from lovely room. The pool is fantastic. Staff very helpful & friendly...esp. Shana.
We didn't want to leave.
Daniel R. Couples
Colombia, July 12, 2015
make your stay in koh lanta even better

Pool, deluxe room view
From our arrival staff were very attentive to our stay. Our Belgium host Sacha were often helping us at the restaurant, reception and even at our check out. Hotel is beautiful itself but the relaxed attitude of the thai staff makes you feel free and easy.
Ki M. Couples
South Korea, July 08, 2015
Modern and clean hotel with amazing staffs

Modern design, friendly staff, nice view
We were very glad to book with the Houben Hotel. Though we are a very picky couple we were very satisfied with the facilities and services. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and colleagues who will be visiting ko lanta.
Chin L. Couples
Thailand, June 15, 2015
Good room but bad policy

Red pool, Big room
The room was nice and the staffs are ok. Anyway, I'm quite disappointed about the breakfast as you only have one set with no more refill while at the same rate you would get something much more than this also with the hotel policy about outside food. The hotel location is quite isolated, good for hideaway purpose.
John L. Couples
United States of America, June 22, 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.
Waranya B. Groups
Thailand, July 30, 2015
Nice place, Good view, Clean room

Nice place, Good view, Clean room
Miraj P. Couples
United Kingdom, April 30, 2015

Staff, food, rooms
Scott M. Couples
Canada, April 16, 2015
Excellent in every way!

Service, ambiance, pool
The Houben exceeded our expectations. Staff, food, service, pool, view, room and amenities all superb
Susan S. Couples
United States of America, January 29, 2015
Lovely relaxing stay

The hilltop setting was gorgeous! Staff were so helpful and the sea facing rooms were incredible- so luxurious
We loved our stay and didn't want to leave in the end. It was so enjoyable to stay in such luxury. The staff were incredible- nothing was too much trouble. Restaurant is really good- best good we have had here. It's just a little pricey so we only ate there one night. Breakfast so good!!
Fenghong C. Couples
Singapore, December 28, 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.

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