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Ark Bar Beach Resort
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed in Ark Bar 3 in a junior suite and the rooms were spacious and quiet. The pool was clean and breakfast was a good choice. The music most days is constant and very house style and loud so we didn't stay there for drinks often as we are an older couple and don't like house music. The cleaning lady was very good and leave a tip for an extra bonus. The bathroom was large but the shower goes all over the floor so leave the bath mat outside the door. Laundry service was good and reasonable price. We had some young singles with us and they stayed in Ark Bar 2 and enjoyed themselves on party nights. If you are not into partying then I wouldn't suggest you stay here. If your with a group, it was close to everything - beach, bars, restaurants, shops etc. The accommodation was good, food ok and bar crowded and noisy. It was perfect for our younger friends. We organised a driver from the desk to take us around the island and he was entertaining and took us where we wanted to go and not just to spend money.

Room Tip: If you can, book the Ark Bar 3 which has it's own entry and is much quieter and larger rooms.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

The resort is located in the central of Chaweng Beach, perfect for all the party goers. Great pool (3 pools) areas with spa, sunken bar area and DJ booth in main pool is outstanding. The beds are very hard and resort gets very busy and felt a little insecured and public and walk through the resort anytime and people don't stay in the resort can also use the pools so didn't feel very private. Restaurant has extensive menu, suitable for everyone!

Room Tip: Ask to be away from restaurant as it can get noisy all day and night long.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Frankie_Wally
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Arriving in Chaweng it seemed like the main place to be was Ark bar so after being told the wrong extortionate price when asking at the reception we booked it online. Although we booked a superior room they shoved us in a standard room with very basic facilities, 'cable tv' of very poor quality, quite pokey and broken air conditioning!!! And for over 20 GBP a night!! Although the pool facilities are really good with live music it definiately wasn't worth staying at the ark as you can use their facilities regardless!! Service was very poor with cleaners entering our room when do not disturb was on the door and receptionists too busy watching youtube to listen to you! Worst of all they are theives as 315 GBP was taken from our account when we had already paid for the resort through agoda. It was stolen just to line someones pocket. When trying to get the money back staff were very unhelpful, hung up the phone on us and did not allow us to talk to the manager. Luckily the bank were able to redeem the stolen money!! All in all do not stay here!! Its very poor and there are numerous hotels right by it that are just as nice and a quarter of the price and you can still use their facilities during the day!!! ALL THEY WANT IS MONEY AND DO NOT CARE ABOUT THE CUSTOMERS!! if you do stay and pay by card check your bank account after check in!!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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TerryAB2103, Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2012

VIA TRIPADVISOR MANAGEMENT HELP CENTER

October 25, 2012


To Whom It May Concern,

I write this letter on behalf of my Company, Ark Bar Beach Resort, which owns Ark Bar Beach Resort & Club in Koh Samui, (the “Resort”), and in reference to the subject stated above.

I would like to bring to your attention that Francesca Anne Carvill, a previous guest of the Resort has posted their comments on your website dated September 6, 2012 about their stay which contains false allegations regarding the Resort with the post title “Stealing, money grabbing and very poor resort.” The content of the post falsely accuses my Resort of committing a crime of theft of property (money) which has no evidence to support such claim. Furthermore, as far as I am aware, no official complaint was lodged with the authorities and the property was returned by the bank.

The allegations that were made are defamatory to me and my business and results in a criminal offence of defamation in Thailand.

For this reason, I would like to request for your assistance to resolve such matter by completely removing the post and any other comments related thereof within three (3) days of receiving this letter. I hope that this matter can be resolved expeditiously in order to avoid any further proceedings.

This Notice is written without prejudice to any rights and remedies I may have pursuant to or arising under the laws of the Kingdom of Thailand all of which are expressly reserved.

Yours Sincerely,

Ark Bar Beach Resort

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

Most amazing place I have ever stayed in. Fabulous atmosphere, welcoming staff, great management team. Location was fantastic, We could literally leave our room and be sitting on the beach within two minutes. Our room was clean and catered to all our needs, and would be made up daily on request. The menu at the hotel was extensive and had something for everyone, the portions were huge. Drinks were reasonably priced around 150 Baht, and they served up every cocktail imaginable. What made our stay was the brilliant music played daily, which I have to say didn't disturb us at all when in the room, and we stayed pretty close to where the action was. We enjoyed it so much we are booking up for January today just can't wait to get back. Only been back a day and missing it already.

Room Tip: The hotel will give you another room option if you don;t find your room location suitable. Upstairs is better if you don't want people walking past your balcony.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you are a party animal, you should definetly come here: the resort is just in front of the super beautiful and long beach, from the noon Djs play good dance music on the pool, the food is nice (a bit pricy if you compare to other parts of Thailand, but koh samui is really touristic so expensive); staff is kind as typical Thai, at the reception and at the bar/restaurant! Brkfst is good, you can chose 5 items for 189 bht! In the room u have aircon, a wardrobe and spaces for ladies make up:) I had one t the 2nd floor, so it was quiet!Ark bar is 2 mins walking from shops, atm, 7eleven, McDonald and green mango- the famous club in koh samui- You will enjoy this place:)

  • Stayed: September 2012
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