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Ark Bar Beach Resort
3.0 of 5 Resort   |   159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #29 of 61 hotels in Chaweng
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Great Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you are going to Samui to party, look no further than the Ark Bar, set on Chaweng Beach, 3 pools, 5 bars, DJ playing music from 4pm -2am every night, special free barbeques on Wednesday's & Fridays, with live fire shows on the beach, there really is no where else on the island like the Ark Bar for great music, lovely food, attentive staff who go out of there way to make your stay even better.

  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

Everything was so great. Great parties. Great food. Very cleaned. Amazing pool with a dj. Very close to everything. Lot of services like laundry and taxi.

Best hotel from my 1 month trip in all of Thailand.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Hello travelers around the globe ! Are you planning to go at Samui? Then yes you must go there to have a tranquil, peaceful vacation in an island with nice scenic beauty around and crystal clear water.

Hey are you looking for partying at Samui? Then there is no option to look around except ARK BAR & BEACH RESORT, CHAWENG. This place really rocks 24/7 and everyone is looking for partying there only.

Trust, this is the only place in Samui where activities are never ending all day long like: beach & pool party with resident Spanish DJ Adam Matson, night beach party with amazing fireworks played by professionals etc.

Off & on out-side DJ’s are also coming to play and rock ARK. Very recently famous Spanish DJ Albert Neve from Barcelona went there to kick off his Asian Tour from there – this guy really awesome !

For ‘Full Moon Party’ one can get all sorts of info and tickets from tour desk ‘ISLAND INFO’ at right side of reception area at ARK. Nevertheless, so many tours are there to choose from which is nice, easy and comfortable. One can hire car, bike etc at a very reasonable rate.

Well, who wants to stay at Room where rocking vibe is around - rooms are not big though but nice, clean with basic toiletries, umbrella, safety box, 2 bottles of water as complimentary everyday and BF is optional. I was in Deluxe room at 2nd floor.

If am talking about fooding at their restaurant then I must say food is tasty but little bit unnecessarily expensive than nearby restaurants. The restaurant is just right on the beach so at day/ night one can enjoy this place and food for sure.

There’re 03 pools including 01 party pool where swim up bar is busy as always with partygoers till 12 PM ~ 06 PM every day. So many options for food, street shopping, 7/11 convenient store is just front side of hotel, ATM booth is also located at hotel which is really handy.

There is one road named ‘Soi Mango’ which is just a very very tiny version of famous ‘Walking Street of Pattaya’. Club Green Mango is the option to hit first up-to 03 AM but after party i.e. ‘Sound Club’ really best and it rocks (huge freelancers :). One Russian cabaret named ‘Galaxy’ is there which is just a rip off.

Last but not the least, I must say Samui is the most vibrant place of Thailand for partying and if you love party then just blindly heading to ARK BAR & BEACH RESORT to make your trip unforgettable - Happy Party ! Happy Ending <3 !!!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Resort in itself is a party place. It’s the place for all the party lovers, guests from near-by resorts also comes to this place for the evening party. They play a loud music in the bar & restaurant on the beach side. They arrange for free barbeque in the evening once in a week, not sure about the day but I guess it was a Wednesday. They also arrange for the party on the beach with lights, music, fire show and sitting arrangement on the beach, we enjoyed it to the fullest. Rooms were dark and had nothing great, they have 2 pools, both very clean. The one facing beach had a nice view. Resort is almost in the center of Chaweng beach, many restaurants, massage parlors and shopping area around the place. For local sightseeing also there are many travel agents outside on the main road. All cab drivers know about the hotel, you just name it and they will take you there without any difficulty. Restaurant serves delicious French- fires with a cheesy dip. One thing I didn’t like was the wifi connection credential, it expires in a day so every day you have to contact reception for the login credentials. Also the reception is little inside from the main road.
We had a power cut issue twice during our stay. Staff took a long to fix it. Room service was very poor and the staff was lazy. We had booked the hotel for 4 nights, 3 nights in one booking and 1 night in a separate booking. We gave our details at the reception for the second booking check-in and paid it fully for 4 nights and after reaching home we got to know that we have been charged twice for the last night spent saying a no-show case. We booked it through booking.com, after contacting them and sharing the payment receipt (which we saved luckily) the case was sorted out and our excess amount was refunded. Thanks to booking.com for this. But we had to follow-up with both. So if the case is same with you, please make sure the reception staff takes the details properly and updates in their system as well. A go-go for all the party lovers and a budgeted stay in Chaweng beach.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 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 6, 2013

We went last month in Koh Samui with my friends for scuba diving. All I can say is that I had really a very nice time when I was here. It was near for everything. Good food, and the best beach party in Samui. Would love to come back here next time.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

If you're in Samui and looking to party, THIS IS THE PLACE. Ark Bar plays some awesome music, drinks are great and the crowd is awesome. The staff is helpful and always at your service. They also keep the benches constantly clean. Great place to be.

Stayed September 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food and customer service, reasonably priced, excellent bar, and great attention to customers.
Free Bar B Q on a Wednesday and Saturday, three swimming pools, pleasant resort layout staff speak good English, rooms clean, bed linen changed regularly.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Chaweng
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#23 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ark Bar Beach Resort 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"ESCAPE YOUR WORLD AND PLAY IN OURS" We invite you to ARKbar Beach Resort and over 100 metres of spectacular beachfront. Here, at ARKbar, you can enjoy the tropical beaches and climate, meet people from all 4 corners of the world and party or chill in a unique relaxing yet vibrant atmosphere.ARKbar Beach Resort is conveniently located in the centre of Chaweng Beach and boasts over 250 rooms, the largest beach restaurant in Thailand, 3 beach bars, International DJ's, live musicians, fire shows and constant activity. During the afternoon, you have the choice of relaxing or partying at any of the 3 swimming pools or on famous Chaweng Beach, while enjoying a meal, a cold beer or perhaps indulge in a famous ARKbar cocktail. After this experience you will understand why we say "Afternoons at Ark Bar R Compulsory".As the evening sun sets over this tropical paradise, the beach transforms into a stunning and unique venue with a combination of dining, drinking, socialising with spectacular free entertainment every night. 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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