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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 805 Reviews
My honey moon

Amazing hotel location and view

Staff very supportive they upgrade my room immediately

Breakfast so delicious

Hotel near from many restaurants , cafes and kantiang beach

I recommend cafe on the beach called why not

Thanks a lot

Unbeatable seaview

Modern and stylish, the Houben offers a great staying experience. While it’s not quite possible to watch the sunset from the room, the sea view is still unbeatable.

The service is excellent here. We encountered problems related to electricity and air-conditioning during our stay, but the staff members were very helpful and attentive in solving the issues. Thank you the Houben for providing us a perfect place to stay in Koh Lanta!

Wonderful Little Hotel
David A

We had a wonderful two week stay at The Houben in May this year. We arrived quite late after a long journey from the UK but Shana had rang us to ask if we wanted food from the restaurant so that was waiting when we arrived which was a godsend.
The hotel only has 15 rooms and was pretty quiet when we were there due to it being the start of the rainy season, not that it rained very much when we were there. Only one night of heavy rain but other than that very little.
We were allocated a room on the top floor with wonderful sea views. The rooms were huge and had everything you needed with some really toiletries. We’d read previous reviews where they claimed that toiletries were restricted but that couldn’t be further from the truth. They were always well stocked up so no issues there. The rooms were kept spotlessly clean by the excellent room staff.
The pool area was well kept and the pool was perfect and always quiet. We basically had it to ourselves for most of the time we were there. We were served various mid morning smoothies round the pool throughout our stay which was a nice touch.
The breakfast was huge and always accompanied by fruit juice a smoothie and a plate of fresh fruit served by the very helpful and pleasant staff. We always had a cocktail before walking down to the village at night. They were excellent, a bit pricier than in the village but that was expected. They were excellent and served with snacks so worth the bit extra.
The hotel has a small gym with a decent treadmill, cross trainer and bike with some free weights. It was more than enough for a hotel gym and again had it to myself during our stay.
Overall a very good hotel and an excellent holiday and would definitely recommend it.
The staff were all great and an asset to the hotel. Thanks to Shana and the team for all of their excellent and friendly service.