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“Ice Ice Baby...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bar Ice Samui

Bar Ice Samui
147/6 Moo 2, North side Chaweng Lake opposite Baan Suan Sook resort, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
+66 77 484 933
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Ranked #9 of 26 things to do in Chaweng
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Owner description: A truly unique way to spend an evening in Samui. Step into an environment where the walls, bar, tables and even your own personal glass are made of ice. With a lovely garden area and air conditioned lounge bar too, it is a bar that caters to all ages and all nationalities. Entry is free with our 3 drinks entry package. Hats, capes and even fun costumes are provided for your enjoyment. The best place in samui to spend some time with close friends, while being looked after by our great staff.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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“Ice Ice Baby...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

You would never think to go to an Ice Bar in Koh Samui where the sun shines all year round. But why not? It is something different but worth the visit but DON'T forget your camera. We picked up the free bus that was circulating the town (good idea) and paid an entrance fee to gain access to the refrigerated Ice Bar area. We were offered a long winter coat, fury hat and gloves which were needed!! We had a few vodka shots (you must try the vodka chilli and fruit cocktail), got chatting to another table who insisted on staying in the Ice Bar until they have tried the entire vodka collection, took some photographs and left. Well worth the experience.

Visited May 2012
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maesteg
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“nice ice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

went to samui in early 2012 been many places in thailand but always like to try somthing
different not been in a ice bar before so i asked a few bar owners where it was many would say
it cost to go in to try too put me off going .i have read many views on how far the ice bar was
but none of them have said about the free (yes i said FREE) taxi ride to get there with its loud
speaker you cannot fail to miss it so i flagged it down and i exspected a long ride as many
reviews have said how far it was but i was in and out of the taxi before i new it .. went in
and loved it staff 1st class took great photos great to drink out of glasses made of ice
great exsperience yes it cost to go in but how many of your friends have been to an ice bar

Visited January 2012
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“cool as [--]!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

after reading reviews from before i was hesitant to go the ice bar, but i was in samui for 10 days so i thought i would see what all the fuss was about! and it was great, staff were great, manager was a laugh drinking with us, not expensive at all which i thought it would be! we paid 500 baht to go in and this gave us 3 drinks each also with our entry ticket and this got us free entry into the ice bar for the rest of our holiday, bargain!, after that 100baht a beer was cheaper then many of the bars in samui! and the missis loved dressing up! felt a bit strange at first dressing up but it turned out to be needed as its coooollllddd!!! but what do u expect it is all made out of ice!! apart from the ice bar the main bar was great just to sit and relax and have a few more drinks we sat in there for the rest of the night and went back 3 nights on the trot as it was a great place to start the night! the coolest in samui! (excuse the pun!) one of samuis little treasures and i will def go back next time!

Visited March 2012
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“Disappointed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

A long walk from the main strip, signs say 500m and it is a lot longer than that - especially in the rain!
We then paid 1,000 Baht for entry, a key ring, magnet, t-shirt and 2 free cocktails which I thought was the best deal.
Walked in to see 3 ice sculptures, drinks were average.
Met a Canadian couple (the only other 2 people in there) and they didn't think much of it.
If you want a party, I don't recommend.

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SD1, Owner at Bar Ice Samui, responded to this review, March 7, 2012
Hello Nicole S. Its unfortunate that you were disappointed with your visit. Its extremely frustrating that 10s of thousands of visitors who have a great time never seem to write any reviews and the few that don't enjoy it do. Much if it is timing of course and if any bar is not busy at the time of your visit, it too would be disappointing. We constantly try to improve and do listen to peoples suggestions so i would be delighted to receive an email from you with your suggestions on what we can do to make the bar better. Please email me on info@baricesamui.com. Thank you
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“Only friendly to the money”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012

We where on Koh Samui just after peak season and is was really quiet along Chaweng beach, so we hoped to see a bit more people in this bar. When we arrived the garden and lounge was completly empty and the part we could see from the ice bar was empty too. We explained to the guy in charge that it looked quite and weren't there to pay the admission fee and sit in a freezer with just the too of us. He said it was busy in the ice bar but we could see this was absolutly not true. After a few minutes we decided to leave and from that moment the bartender/manager (whatever his position is) started to be really unfriendly even when we were outside trying to get hold of a taxi.
The idea of an ice bar is maybe nice but if you want customers in the quiet periods you also need to pay respect to the people who decide to not go in, whatever the reason may be.

Visited January 2012
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SD1, Owner at Bar Ice Samui, responded to this review, January 17, 2012
I will investigate the un friendliness. You are not the only person to turn up and not go in and no one is under any obligation. Staff are not allowed to give any customer free entry. they do have authority to offer additional drinks to larger groups. But thats all. if you visited early it most likely was quiet , (or perhaps it was full moon night) Having been there myself for the first 2 weeks of this year we have been extremely busy generally. For the record, It is impossible to see if the ice bar is busy or not. the view through the window only shows people about 10% of the bar. The garden and main bar maybe quiet but in actual fact the ice bar maybe rocking! Staff are informed not to mislead any visitor about numbers inside.
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