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Ark Bar Beach Resort
Ranked #29 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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“Great night out ”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

A must on your pub crawl in chaweng. I wouldn't actually stay in the resort if you paid me but for a night out the beach bar is great fun ! Careful of the buckets they are leathal. Ignore the begging children and they will move on soon enough. Food is good also. Be careful with belongings as with everywhere in Thailand. Good place to go for a full moon if u can't make it over to koh phangan for the FMP.

Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights and had the best time. The rooms where great very clean and had plenty of space. All the staff where so helpful. The pools where great and the beach is right at the bar. Would stay again!! It's in the centre of Chewang perfect location!

Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend really liked this hotel, the rooms were very clean and really spacious, plus the beach in front was quite nice and was really lively day and night which was fun but still what impressed me was that although the party never really stopped you can't hear a thing from in the rooms,they must be soundproof which was good for us when we went to bed early.
Plus we really liked the restaurant,it never failed us...ark bar made our stay in stay in Samui all that bit better! :)

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I travelled here with a group of four others, we had been recommended Ark bar by a friend so our expections were high before we had even arrived! Well it was amazing... There are 3 large pools, one main one with a built in pool bar and dj stand, it is also right on the beach so you get the best of both! There is music played here everyday from 2pm to 2am with a pool party every wednesday and friday night. The beach is great at night as they lay out all the sunbeds flat on the beach with small tables ontop so you can just sit and chill with a cocktail, smoke shisha, listen to the dj perform and watch the waves come in! I would highly recommend this hotel and will definately be staying here again!

  • Stayed March 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2014

Went there for food and drink, both were great. Had all the sport on that we wanted to watch. The staff were really friendly. Great atmosphere, scenery, women, nice and cheap, what more could a man want!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Arc Bar is a place 18-30 year olds who are single or perhaps on a binge drinking trip with their partner.. It is right in the middle of all the action... The beach is constantly having loud techno music which is cool.. If that's what you want by day as well as by night... Generally this is the type of age group present at The Arc Bar...

The main issues we came across was very poor customer service we got the feeling that things were run on bare minimums in the rooms. Also they had this bizzare Policy Book that they just loved bring out every time they thought it would make them money point in case they give you a Pool Card which you must bring to the Pool with you otherwise no towel despite having your room key staying in a "Deluxe" room then apon checking out if you don't give them their pool card they will try to charge you 500 th Bhat for it and promptly show you their rule book.. Everything was cash up front.. The Rooms are out dated... The only thing this place has is that it's in the center of all the action.. Asked the question if I would choose to stay at this place again...Not A Chance :(.

  • Stayed March 2014
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

To be clear... I am rating the bar more than the hotel...

I was recommended by local expats to check out this bar.... it's pretty far from the main road down to the beach... and you pass through all the hotel room verandas... I could see inside the rooms and the people staying there... and looked like a place I would never want to stay with people walking in and out as they please from the street down to the bar on the beach.

Seems very much like a party atmosphere for young people, rather than a nice place to stay.

I was at the bar with friends I met there from about 3pm to 8:30pm one day... so I saw it both in the afternoon and in the evening... the bar was very lively and had a good selection of beers and drinks for decent price. They were very busy so service was a tad slow, but friendly. Great atmosphere for the bar being totally open and right on the beach with all natural wooden furniture.

You can see many, many European and Israeli girls in their bikinis walking around, if that's your thing. Anyway, not a bad place to spend one afternoon drinking with your friends.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: 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:
#10 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#26 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 Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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