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Ark Bar Beach Resort
Ranked #33 of 103 Hotels in Chaweng
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

If you like to party till late and if you are are not bothered about late night noises from the blasting music , the place is meant for you seriously . The rooms are decent and not very heavily priced. I found them reasonably cleaned too. We were a group of six friends and none of us complained. The resort is right on the beach with complete the party set up. You probably get a room that opens few meters away from the beach so you gotta be careful since the music will play all night and it would be loud as well. Some tourists come here just for the party and stay somewhere else. I didn't tasted their food so can't comment much on that. The only downside for me was the check out time I.e 11 am and that's freaking early. I requested the manager and he extended it to 12 am mid-day. That was not comforting though. The manager at the reception, I believe his name is TOP , was great, attentive and helpful. Overall, it was a decent experience altogether. Whether I would like to go there again , yes I would.

*** make sure look for deals on booking.com, agoda.com, makemytrip.com before getting a room here for yourself .,

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed August 7, 2014

If you plan on getting a good night sleep, you may wanna consider getting ear plugs or stay somewhere else, as this is a full on pool beach party hotel. Highly recommend. Traveled solo and made many new friends. I did observe a few families here but I assume they are all in the party mood. Definitely be back here as this is the place to be in Koh Samui.

Room Tip: Ear plugs, far from pool for sleep. and ground floor if you carrying many bags.
  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Very nice concept. Love the beach and pool parties. Nice and clean rooms and friendly staffs as well. Noisy at night due to the loud music and party, might not be suitable for those looking for a nice and quiet holiday. But for those lookin for excitement and music and lots of fun, this would be the perfect place to stay :-)

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have been here 3 times. But not in the Hotel. We joined the beach parties. Always a good place for party and cool people. The hotel/resort itself is more for people who are satisfied with basic style. If you are on Samui you should check out this place if you like party, music and clubbing. Good and fair priced drinks. Always party all day long.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed down the beach a bit in Montien House, there wasn't much going on at our hotel so we spent the majority of our time hanging out here, the food and drink is reasonable depending on your budget but this seems to be the hub of Chaweng...the only downside seems to be the amount of hawkers trying to get your money for example the monkey and the iguanas, the first time is funny but it gets old!

Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Excellent location..i stayed for nearly 10 nights in the best room they had (Sea View) and partied every night. However the bad side of this hotel is that they charge u for everything and have so much hidden fees and extra charges waiting for u. They dont offer extra towels, or extra toilet paper, or even clean your room unless u pay EXTRA! Everything here has a PRICE....one day i got ice for free next day i paid 100baht.....When we checked in we paid a deposit of 1000bhat each room and when my family left they didnt get the money back and they said we already got it back! We never got a penny! i asked them for CCTV and they said i have to pay 500bhat for them to check it! CRROOOK! This Hotel is amazing for partying but not worth staying in as the owners are just hungry for money and nothing else! Even if your want to change the Towel for another they charge u for it!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights whilst travelling through out Thailand, I have never been so disappointed in a hotel! They give you 1 roll of toilet paper and try to charge you for extras, they don't change your sheets and "room clean up" daily consists of making your bed (my 5 year old brother does a better job!!) The music is loud until all hours of the morning and they charge you for literally everything so take as many photos as possible prior to leaving room. Receptionist are rude and extremely unhelpful & the breakfast is average

Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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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
#28 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
Price Range: $48 - $102 (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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