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Ark Bar Beach Resort
Ranked #34 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Great value accommodation for Chewang!
We looked elsewhere and the quality vs price comparison is brilliant here.

Clean, modern rooms at a reasonable price in the heart of things.

This place is brilliant If you want:
a great standard of modern accommodation for your money
A good restaurant at your door step
Nightlife
To make friends
Aircon
Cleanliness
non smoking rooms
Shops just outside
a brilliant pool
to be in the heart of things
little free luxurys like water
television in english and dvd player

HOWEVER, you have to be tolerant to noise as the majority of residents are young and sometimes will get home at 3 am, and you don't mind being somewhere busy. There are lots of people and it is a big resort. Moreover the resort throws beach party's every Wednesday and Friday and the place is very busy.

Not suitable for:
Familys
People who want beach all the time (go down south, beach is much nicer) here it is shallow and has rubbish from the beach parties
Disabled (some rooms are on third floor)


TIP: Get a room on 3rd floor. It eliminates some of the noise. Rooms on ground floor have a walkway out front from Chaweng main street to the restaurant and you will have people walking 2 meters away from your bed at all hours.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2012

First trip ever to Koh Samui. And we're in love with this hotel. There are 3 different Ark Bar hotel in one compound. We stayed at Ark Bar 2 Beach Resort for 3 nights. Cozy room. Breeze seaside restaurant. Nice small swimming pools. Beach party. What else do you need in a hotel?.. It's right in middle of busy street in Chaweng area. Few meters walk to atm/money exchange, shops and other cafes/restaurants with Chaweng beach as your front yard.

Room Tip: Make sure that you get a room at Ark Bar resort 2, It's a new 3 storey building. You'll get...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Firstly i would like to thank the staffs at Ark Bar. For making us feel enjoyable on our stay with you!

We really enjoyed the room given to us facing the pool room #4010. Not sure what room category it was given to us as we book for a junior suite. Its an experience given to my partner and me that still lingers in us. We really love de atmosphere all in one! De pool, de sea view, de music and de party pple and de list goes on! My partner had a great birthday experience in staying with Ark Bar Beach resort! Plus it was Songkran festival just made it so much fun!

All your staffs are great people! So approchable, friendly, meets our needs and it made us unwilling to leave your resort. We move on to a villa but we really enjoyed being at Ark Bar (pre book and could not cancel it). Thanks Ark Bar management and staffs once again....we love Samui and we love Ark Bar beach resort too! Thank you for giving us that spacious room.....among all the rest. We know...winks!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

I stopped at ark bar for one week following my stay in koh phangan and what a place it was. It's in the centre of the action in chaweng so if youre after a sleepy getaway then it's not for you. The food was amazing quality and a reasonable price and the party's and daytime music were exceptional. The rooms were not the biggest and best quality but it was cleaned to a high standard daily. Ark bar is definatley the place to stay in Samuii!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Reviewed April 2, 2012

Stayed at ark bar several times but most recent will be my last. The place has lost it intimate bond between staff and guest. The place is to big and noisy now. The music was louder at breakfast than it was the night before. A couple of the staff were quite rude. Maybe stay down the beach and just walk up to ark bar to party.

  • Stayed: March 2012
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Reviewed March 31, 2012

The hotel is centrally located, had a deluxe room which was clean, the staff are very helpful, A/C is good, the restaurant serves good meals, 3 pools 1 with swim up bar. It is a party hotel with disco but I had no trouble sleeping. Lots of young people having a good time, free BBQ wed and Friday disco nights 2pm-2am.

Room Tip: Deluxe or Bungalow are better
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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed here for 8 days during the back end of our trip.
The rooms are ok but we had ants calling along the head boards at times! The mini bar in the room is extortionate!
Luckily the location is awesome, 7 eleven is right opposite, in the middle of the buzzing strip.
This place is prob the best place to party with the beach party etc but not to stay for the same reason!
It's very loud all day long, to make it worse they pretty much use the same cd over and over again, I could name you the tracks in order it's that bad.
The restaurant is amazing, fresh fish etc, even the western stuff was very good.
I'd say stay here if you intend to get wasted 24/7 but if like us you're rounding up your trip with a couple of big nights along the way this isn't the place to stay.
The music is blaring til about 2am everyday, you won't get much sleep.
Can't fault the service, food, location or the cosmetic stuff but this was like staying at a hotel in the middle of Leicester square!

  • Stayed: March 2012
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#10 Best Value Hotel in Chaweng
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $39 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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