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“Party place for young and old alike.” 5 of 5 stars
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Ark Bar Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #43 of 101 Hotels in Chaweng
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“Party place for young and old alike.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

I was lucky enough to have room 4010 which over looks pool #3. The room is big and has a double balcony with a couch and table and 2 chairs and table. Nice to have one of each at each end of the balcony. Nice views from the room. The only down side to this particular room is that you can still hear the music until 2am. I enjoyed the breakfast/lunch everyday whether it be in the resturant, beach or pool. I had the same waiter for all locations during my 20 day stay. Htwe was great. Massages on the beach, plenty of chairs/umbrellas at the beach/pool as well. Vendors are heavy but was to worry to me. I never had a problem with anything or anybody here and would highly recommend Ark Bar. It is centrally located in Chawang Beach area.

Room Tip: Less noise if you get a room up front. But I really liked rm 4010.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Room was basic and neat. Music from the pool area can be heard pumping from the room which is not a problem to me. During our stay, we spent most of the afternoon by the pool enjoying the party atmosphere.Overall it is a Great place for the party crowd.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Chigwell, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in Ark Bar as we'd been there the previous year and loved our stay. This time we were utterly disappointed. This disappointment started when we arrived to be told that we would be staying in rooms with double beds after specifically asking for twin beds. After arguing for 20 minutes and getting no where with the unhelpful manager we were put in the correct rooms. These rooms were old, the shower was broken, there was a lot of noise from the building works opposite and they don't provide you with a hand towel for the bathroom!

The manager (named 'X') was useless and couldn't see why we'd want a hand towel in the room, I've never stayed anywhere without these basic things especially when paying £20 a night.

The resort itself is great, with the pools, music, food etc.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place is good if your looking for a party..
Rooms are clean and tidy , wide restorunt With good food
the hotel is located right on the beach !!! nice for a small deep but not rely for swinging as the water is not deep enough . The hotel has two pools one is more quit and the other one has a dj on top of the pool for partys so if your looking for one its there and if that day you decided you want to relax you have the quit pool. Overall a nice hotel especially young people.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Great hotel - not for families. The Dj plays music by the main pool from 2pm each day but we couldn't hear the music from our room. On wednesday and fridays they have pool parties which turn into beach parties after dark with fire shows. Loads of choice of meals from the pool bars but close to lots of bars and restaurants if you want to get out. Theres a tour organiser next to the reception which was really useful. Theres building work going on at the moment but this didnt effect us as we were usually out of our room between 9am and 5pm. The only problem we had was that the maid didnt clean our room once which meant we ran out of toilet roll and the free drinking water and all the woman at the reception said was that we should have put a note on our door. The hotel manager is very helpful though! About a 15min taxi to the airport. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to anyone who wants to have a good time.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

we stayed a week at ARK BAR.
amazing location- close to everything! close to the night scene (3 min walking from the GRREN MANGO..:))
alot of resturants and 7/11 all around the hotel.
the hotel have 3 amazing pools, one big and crowded - with a D.J and alot of chairs, and 2 other pools are smaller but less noisy and very welcoming to be in.
The hotel have direct access to the beach- loved it,
and bar that u always order whatever u want - snacks, shakes, lunch..even if u r not one of the hotel guests.
The rooms are nice and clean.We asked every morning for a new beach towels and a very nice girl brought our new clean towels to the room in 3 min.
one thing we really didn't like-
when you shower -the hot water really smelly, like boild egg (hot springs smell) we HATED it.
besides there are many rules and 1000 bath deposit but it's ok cause ppl not supposed to break the rules if you are a normal persom... (like : don't do noise and shout and put some music after 2 am...)
Generally the hotel is great and i'll probably come again.
If u don't stay here you have to at least visit here while your stay at samui :).

Room Tip: WE SLEPT IN ROOM 5006, didn't hear the noise from the pool. don't take a room to much cloose...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Ark bar is in the centre of ko samui, it has a good location, but if u want to go to bed before 2 a.m. it's nearly impossible, cause of the music and the people shouting and making noise. Our room was too near the beach and a zone of construction, so we asked to change room and the receptionist let us to see other rooms, she was polite. Now I think that ark bar is good to enjoy one night but I wouldn't recommend it as a hotel for a stay of 7 nights. The sea is better in the north of chaweng beach.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#16 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#32 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ark Bar Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 320
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"ESCAPE YOUR WORLD AND PLAY IN OURS" We invite you to ARKbar Beach Resort, in the heart of Chaweng, the ideal location to explore and enjoy this tropical paradise. Enjoy your days under the sun on our 100 metres of spectacular beachfront and 3 swimming pools, while listening to the latest tunes being played by our resident DJ's. You will meet people from all 4 corners of the world here to party or chill in our unique, relaxing, yet vibrant atmosphere. ARKbar Beach Resort is within walking distance to the new Central Plaza Shopping Complex, all the major entertainment venues and hundreds of boutique shops, cafes and restaurants. You can dine on the beach in our beachfront restaurant and relax at any of the 3 beach bars. From 2pm our main swimming features live music while the other 2 pools are more laid back. As the evening sun sets over this tropical paradise, you will witness the beach transform into a spectacular and unique venue offering a combination of dining, drinking and socialising with free musical entertainment, dancers and fire displays. It is here that you can be a part of the world famous ARKbar Wednesday and Funky Friday Beach Party's."Escape Your World and Play In Ours" ... more   less 
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Ark Bar Beach Hotel Chaweng
Ark Bar Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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