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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 776 Reviews
Wonderful staying
Reviewed 1 week ago

We seldom review the hotels in which we stay. However the Houben deserves a review for the wonderful way the staff caters to the guests, doing their best to make them feel at home, for the excellent layout and maintenance of the rooms and facilities, and for the quality food (especially Thai food) they serve at the restaurant.
The hotel is right in front of the ocean, built on top of a rocky cliff. The best beaches in koh Lanta are easily reached in a few minutes by scooter.
The quiteness of the hotel is at times broken by the occasional raid performed by the cute monkeys, living in the nearby jungle.
We highly recommend this hotel.

Excellent !!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can't really say much more about this place that hasn't been said before !
It truly is a wonderful hotel, staff from management down can't do enough for you, big thumbs up to Sunny who always seemed to have a smile on her face !
Requested a high level floor before arrival, which was granted with a top floor room which had amazing views over the sea, & of course the wonderful sunsets.
Great choice of breakfast off of the menu, always freshly cooked, & never a problem if you wanted more tea / coffee.
Whilst we were half way through our stay they also introduced some buffet items to help yourself to if required.
Didn't eat in the restaurant for any other meals, because as always when we visit Thailand, we prefer to eat out at the local restaurant's for a more authentic feel of the country.
There was plenty of choice of these places just a short walk in to the village at the bottom of the hill, which of course was also where the beautiful beach was situated.
Would we come back ? Of course, the peaceful setting was a great place to be, loved it,
Many thanks

Worth a Visit!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an amazing 5 days at The Houben. Shana and her team are very attentive and really go above and beyond in terms of service. Nothing is too much trouble. They were amazing!

The hotel has everything you need and is a short walk from the beach. If you wish to explore the island further, the hotel allows you to hire a scooter for the day (we highly recommend doing this, it's a great way to see the place).

Overall, a beautifully appointed hotel with stunning views and exceptional service. I would highly recommend visiting if your travels take you to Ko Lanta

Beautiful location and view and lovely rooms
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We can really recommend this hotel. It has beautiful big rooms, super breakfast and is located on the top of a cliff with fantastic views. It’s a short walk from the beautiful beach and the small town. 😀👍

Second vacation trip to the Houben Hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Houben hotel, every time I go the condition of the hotel is clean and all staff take care warm welcome and friendly.

My second trip I was stay in privilege suit ,there is a very and a rest room with jacuzzi are well design i LOVE ITS, We look out the door ,we can see the see and enjoy with espresso in morning time, It feel great for relaxation