I loved the Houben as they got all the important thing right and provided a very personal service. I know some have commented on the price or food/drink, but they were in line or better than over good quality hotels we have used in Thailand. The food was always great and service very friendly and accommodating. Love the relaxed setting and great pool views. View from top floor is hard to beat
we liked this place. A little further out than most and rooms are actually the street from the beach. The restaurant is on the beach side. Nicer than most. breakfast was great with lots of options. Staff was generally helpful. We booked a few tours through the your center. Probably more expensive than if you did it yourself. The jacuzzi was really nice and tropical style rooms. Shower was spacious and clean. A big hill to climb and then stairs, but we got a scooter and ride all the way up. The beach was nice. The sand is so hot here! Lots of beach chairs and loungers. We didn't use the pools although they looked nice. Not much to offer in terms of late night or evening bar activities. My only complaints would be that the wifi was pretty bad and that the roof was lifting up at night with the wind and causing it to bang on the rafters. It sounded like a class 3 hurricane all night. Almost unbearable as if a construction crew was up there we working. Had to wear earplugs. We called the front desk but ww we're too tired to get up and move but something that seriously need to be fixed. Maybe it was just our room but spoiled an almost perfect stay. Also one tiny mirror for the whole room, lol.