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What We Love

  • A serene, boutique beach hotel perched on a cliff in Koh Lanta, with sea views and breakfast
  • Alternating between the idyllic infinity pool and nearby Kantieng Bay's beach
  • The small number of guest rooms, allowing for an intimate and calming stay 
  • The complimentary bikes that give you the freedom to explore far and wide by day

What To Know

  • All guestrooms have a balcony with sea views; some have a private jacuzzi
  • Free book and DVD library in the lobby
  • Only a five-minute walk to bars, restaurants and shopping areas
  • Free WiFi can be spotty


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A boutique beach hotel on Koh Lanta's striking cliffs, with breakfast, plus a lunch for longer stays

The Lowdown

Perched on the sun-drenched cliffs that overlook the Andaman Sea in Koh
Lanta, The Houben Hotel is an intimate boutique destination. The property is home to just 15 guest rooms,
all with a stunning sea view and modern, traditionally inspired
interiors that exude luxury.
Walk a few steps down to
the hotel’s sunny terrace to slip into the infinity
pool, and walk a little way beyond the hotel grounds to find Kantieng
Bay, the perfect hideaway beach on Koh Lanta island. In the evening,
beautiful warm accents of red and orange light up this space and create
a harmonious spot for a fruity cocktail or Thai beer.
Houben snagged a spot among Koh Lanta’s top five hotels on TripAdvisor and also nabbed one of the site’s Travelers’ Choice awards for being one of Thailand’s
top 25 hotels for romance, promising your stay here will be one to remember. After all, just as with its location, the view’s just better from the top.


Superior rooms feature a private balcony and are
situated just a few steps from the infinity pool, while the balcony in the Deluxe rooms
offers breathtaking views and a private Jacuzzi.
The guest rooms combine fresh tones with warming accents and Thai
textures. A single-cup gourmet coffee maker,
flat-screen TV and oversized fluffy towels add the finishing luxurious
touches to these small slices of boutique heaven.


Houben Hotel provides a breakfast of tasty treats and fresh ingredients to
start your day in Thailand. The Red Alert Bar & Restaurant serves a
variety of cuisines in the open air beside the infinity pool, including
imported Belgian foods – specially selected by the hotel’s Belgian
owners – alongside Thai specialties.


Here, you’ll be able to attain relaxation to the fullest degree. The hotel offers
revitalizing spa treatments designed to de-stress you and complement Koh
Lanta’s easy-going atmosphere. Massages, skincare and botanical
treatments are delivered by expert members of staff, skilled in the areas
of pampering and serenity.


The hotel is
perfectly positioned on a cliff, affording it spectacular sea views. It’s also just a five-minute walk from nearby bars, restaurants
and shopping areas. Bakantiang Beach is not too far and a perfect spot
to see the horizon, with white sands between your toes.

How to Get There

The Houben – Adult Only
272 Moo 5
Ko Lanta, 81150 Thailand


4.5 Very Good 789 Reviews
Boutique little gem in Koh Lanta
Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this beautiful little boutique hotel right on the cliff with great sea view. Warm hospitality from booking until checkout. Our trip couldn’t be this pleasant without our hotel manager Khun Shana. Thank you very much kaa. We definitely will come back here again! ♥️💙🧡💚💜❤️
P.S. Blue Margarita is simply nice 🍸

A very nice place to stay!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like a hotel with a modern design and a quiet and friendly atmosphere, this is the place to stay! We loved our week here. Nice room on 3 floor with a stunning view. Sunbeds with umbrellas at the cool red pool. And we loved the breakfast!!And if you like to do some training there is a small but ok gym. We realy loved our stay here and will definetly come back!!

Highly Recommend, don’t miss this one.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This property was top notch, service was 5 star, the manager was extremely helpful with getting me a car and just navigating some requests. The owner was on property and gave me some great recommendations. Some of the best beaches on the island are near by.

Spectacular Views!
Reviewed 1 month ago

Our travel agent booked us into The Houben - we wanted a smaller hotel with amazing views, a bit more laid back as we wind down our vacation and get ready to head back home & work.

The Houben is an adult-only hotel run by the Houben family — what an amazing setting! The views of the bay from the pool and from each room are breath-taking. The sunsets was just spectacular!

The people are warm and super-friendly. Shayna is a hoot and happy to give recommendations of what to do and where to visit... we rented a car for one day, which Shayna helped arrange and that was super fun. It gave us the freedom to explore different parts of the island and check out other beaches.

The monkeys are a bonus as they roam around the hotel grounds — enough to be cute, picture friendly and not at all annoying, however just remember to keep your patio doors closed as they are inquisitive!

The hotel location at the southern end of the island was perfect for us as it was away from the hustle and bustle of the various shops and restaurants. However, you could always get to them via Tuk-Tuk or a motorcycle.

With the Houben views, this boutique hotel is a must-visit!

Stunning Koh Lanta Hotel
Reviewed 1 month ago

This was our final major hotel during our two-week honeymoon in Thailand and it was stunning. The hotel is on a cliff, so the views are amazing, the room was huge and clean, the staff was super friendly and helpful, and it's a 5 minute walk to Kantiang Bay, which we found to be one of the chiller beaches in Koh Lanta. Of the various hotels we visited in Thailand, this one stands out and is definitely in our top 2 or 3. I can't recommend this hotel enough.