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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Stayed with two friends had a amazing time... Party everyday, music playing all the time on the beach to chill or party. Great location only downfall was the rock hard beds!! Apart from that highly recommended food is awesome. Good Bang for buck!!!

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Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at here straight after full moon party in koh phangan. Parties were fun and rooms were good however disappointed by staff and service. we booked an extra bed in one of the rooms which was already paid for however upon arrival we were asked to pay the equivalent to an extra $300 AUD for the bed which we...

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4Thank julia12347
Reviewed February 12, 2015

I had very bad experience with staff. I stayed here for 3 days. At the time of check out they charged us 3000 baht extra because some of our friends visited in our room for 1-2 hours. So, they charged 2500 for that and there was little hole in umbrella of the room which we didn't even use it. They...

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2Thank Sahil A
Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey
Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

Ok, truth be told I'm 55 years old and I visited this bar in the early afternoon. Not prime time or prime age for this place. It's not for me, but I'll bet my kids could have a great time there. We happened upon the bar as we walked the beach. There are three rows of chairs along the beach....

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1Thank Jon G
wolverhampton
Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

Wow what a place amazing all night party scene, doesn't really get going till about 9 10pm great place to get drunk and party on the beach amazing tunes great sound fun for everyone old or young enough, but some glow in the dark glasses and look cool. ?????

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2Thank numptydiver
Tampere, Finland
Reviewed February 8, 2015

There are great pool party every day. Dj playing dance music and ecvery one having a blast. Nice 3 different pools with many sunbeds. Place is not new but still outside it's cool. Bed in the rooms are horrible, like sleeping on rocks. There is no insulation, so you can't sleep at all. Until 4am there is always someone shouting...

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2Thank Puhis
ottawa
Reviewed February 6, 2015

guys if you are in samui to party ... just and just stay here .... its the best beach resort i've ever stayed at ...they have 3 pools , awesome parties on Wednesday and Fridays . nothing can beat this property if u are with your friends for party destination clean and beautiful rooms ... best private beach .... awesome...

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1Thank GuruSehgal
Reviewed February 4, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at Ark bar probably 4 or 5 times now, and it is certainly for the purpose of having fun on the beach in the heart of chaweng. Good tunes, sun, sand, and beach parties. No issues here. What I will say is the beds at Ark bar seemed to have become harder or more uncomfortable than I reminder,...

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1Thank NathW75
Basrah Province, Iraq
Reviewed February 3, 2015

I'd booked this hotel blind, something I won't do again, but having said that, that's my fault for not checking, not theirs for being what they are. If you want to party, then The Ark is the place for you ! Me ? I was on Samui for a couple of days diving and was about as disorganised as I've...

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3Thank Mike T
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

I'll keep the review simple and to the point. Pros: Something for everyone - alcohol, shisha, pool, sports channels etc. Right on the beach All kinds of seating - tables, decks, day beds etc. Great music Swimming pool right on the beach Cons: Costlier than other places (~1.8 times) Can be loud for some

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about Ark Bar Beach Resort

Address: 159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Price Range: $46 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ark Bar Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 320
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Also Known As:
Ark Bar Beach Hotel Chaweng
Ark Bar Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand
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#10 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#26 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
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“Choose room near the reception if you want a quiet one”
M5172FCjonathanm, yesterday | Read review
“Probably not a big difference between them. Your night will be shorter if the room is closer to the beach club”
adrianp287, Mar 11, 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room well away from the pool area and not on the ground floor, its quieter”
jimmyo173, Mar 8, 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms close to the pool as the music is on till 2 am.”
ujwalas2014, Feb 24, 2017 | Read review
“it's one of those places that has a good reputation for the crowd, but there are SO many better places fro half the price. AVOID”
tombC5640KJ, Feb 23, 2017 | Read review
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