Ark Bar Beach Resort
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Ark Bar Beach Resort

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#10 of 25 resorts in Chaweng
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
"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"
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Beach
Billiards
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

159/89, Moo 2, Chaweng, Bophut 84320 Thailand
Name/address in local language
1,841Review32Q+A100Room tips

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ChadFuentes wrote a review Feb 2020
Mississauga, Canada11 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was my first time to Thailand, and I’m more than happy to say that I loved my Ark Bar stay/experience!! Getting to Samui was an experience in itself, and I wasn’t in the greatest of moods, but from the moment I was picked up by their shuttle from the airport, to the super friendly checking in, and getting upgraded to a premier deluxe room at no extra cost, my mood immediately changed for the better! You also have to leave $1000THB for incidentals, which you get back at check out after the room is inspected.

I had room 3204 which was really close to the beach/pool/restaurant. It was spacious, with strong AC, and was more than enough space for me. Now, it does get really, really noisy being close to the action, but it never hindered my experience. Requesting a room closer to reception will definitely result in a more quieter day/night. The noise was more of a reminder for me to be out there, and not in my room! LoL! Hopefully when I go back, I’d be able to have room 3204 again. Was perfect for me.

The staff I encountered were absolutely incredible, and they were all super nice, and friendly to me. Everyone from the reception, to the restaurant and beach staff, to bartenders, I can’t say enough good things about them all.

Location is another bonus because I was literally a 1-5 minute walk away from food, nightlife, pharmacies, 7-11’s, and central festival mall. This was a key feature for me.

The beach was incredible, and the staff do everything to keep it clean. Lounge umbrellas were always available upon asking, and are definitely relief from that hot sun. The local beach vendors can be a pain, but a polite “no” was enough from me to make them move on, but you’ll find the same person approaching you numerous times, even though you’ve declined already.

The resort restaurant staff were always incredibly nice to me, and it was a big reason why I enjoyed many meals there.

The nightlife here at Ark Bar is absolutely incredible, with parties and fire shows every night. Always a packed house, and definitely a good time. If I had only one complaint, it would be that they switch up the music into sets. Although they have a hip hop festival day, (I missed out. Happened on the day I was leaving.) expect to hear no urban music what so ever. If you love techno, and edm, you’ll love it here. Deep house, which I love, is only played in the afternoon. I just wish there was more variety in music, especially at night, and especially in that club like atmosphere. It would’ve made my experience (as well as others at the resort that I met, and spoke to) so much more better.

Check out was very easy, and because of my length in stay, and availability, I was granted a late check out. My ride to the airport wasn’t until 2pm, and they allowed me to be in my room until 1:30pm.

In all, I LOVED my Ark Bar experience, and am already planning on returning for my birthday again next year. Now hopefully room 3204 could be available for me... LoL!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 11 Feb 2020
Dear ChadFuentes, Thank you so much for staying with us and sharing your detailed experience. We are delighted to hear that we could exceed your expectations in every category! Our staff works around the clock to cater to our guests and deliver excellent service, and we're glad their efforts did not go unnoticed. We appreciate your suggestions about our music style and will consider this when making improvements in the future. Besides this, we are happy everything went smoothly during your stay. We would love to see you again and celebrate your birthday and we will keep room 3204 for you as request ! Warm regards, Hotel Manager
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Suss58 wrote a review Feb 2020
Ko Pha-Ngan, Thailand150 contributions33 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was a fresh hotel, nice and clean. The staff were very helpful. Our first room, superior twin room, were very close to the bar, with very high music from noon to 03.00, and the staff had their cantina next to our room. When we checked in they said that if the noise were to loud, we should contact them. We did after 3 nights, and we were upgraded to a premium deluxe room free of charge. We stayed there for 6 more nights.
Tre resort is very nice, with a nice breakfast at your 5 options.
Because of all the party every day, we would not come back.
Must be a nice spot for 25-40 years old people.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear Suss58, Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your positive feedback! We are glad to hear that our staff was accommodating and friendly and upgraded you to a premium room. We cater to all types of travelers and their specific needs by offering different rooms and services. We hope to see you visit again soon! Best Regards, Hotel Manager
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Gene A wrote a review Jan 2020
Eugene, Oregon62 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Ark bar beach resort is located in the heart of Chaweng Beach. The rooms are clean, nice and fairly priced for a nice holiday. You can enjoy one of their pools, go to the beach, sit at a bar or dine in a restaurant during the day and when the sun goes down it is quite the spectacle. They have DJ's from around the world, fire shows that are nothing short of impressive and some great people watching and dancing.

The resort is also centrally located so there are many places you can walk to or reach with a short car ride, it is a fairly small island.

If in Samui, ArkBar is a must!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: IF you are looking for access to the party at night close to the beach/pools, If you would like a...
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 9 Jan 2020
Dear GIGI22106, Thank you for sharing your detailed review with us and leaving a perfect rating. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed our excellent facilities, which include three pools and a restaurant with a stunning sea view! Every night, we host exciting beach parties with live house DJs and a spectacular fire show. It's an event not to be missed! We can't wait to see you again on your next visit to Samui. Best regards, Hotel Manager
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Chelsea M wrote a review Jan 2020
25 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited here for New Years on my own. It’s pricey for a hotel but you get what you pay for. Food was good. Pools were good, staff were ok. Beds were super comfy in Deluxe room. Party every night, noise wasn’t a problem. Buy ear plugs just Incase your room is nearer the beach/party pool. But I treated myself to stay here and don’t regret it. WiFi is better on balcony than in rooms but had a great stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear Chelsea M, We are happy to hear you brought in the new year with us and enjoyed a comfortable stay! We host beach parties every night with spectacular fire shows and house music, the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail and meet people. We're glad you enjoyed your vacation and hope to see you on your next visit! Best regards, Hotel Manager
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Caroline wrote a review Jan 2020
11 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Awful hotel experience. We had no hot water, we heard LOUD music in our room until 3am in the morning. We knew it was a party hotel but the doors wasn’t isolated so we heard the whole party in our room. If you’re a flash packer (ie a backpacker with a lot of money to spend) that’s looking for a good party place this might be a good opinion, because it was really expensive. Both the accommodation and everything we bought was highly overpriced... not worth it at all! The only good thing was the breakfast and the location, but there are many other places around...
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear carolinef214, Sorry to hear about your negative experience at our resort. We are disappointed to learn that you did not have hot water and were disturbed by the noise. If guests have any issues with the room, we suggest they report the issue to the reception. Perhaps we could have sent our maintenance team to fix the water issue or moved you to a different room. Regarding the noise level, we offer some quieter rooms away from the pool area that may be more suitable for you. These are available upon request. We hope you give us a second chance to provide you with a fun and relaxing vacation! Best regards, Hotel Manager
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Chelle wrote a review Jan 2023
Rugeley, United Kingdom268 contributions10 helpful votes
+1
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice beach club, for 500bht you get sunbed and access to pool and toilet facilities. When you buy drinks they take them off tour 500bht deposit, so it costs nothing as long as you have a few drinks. They do charge 100bht extra for a towel with a 500bht deposit (refunded on return of towel). Lovely beach and pool area the staff were really nice too, music a bit loud and repetitive
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Paul D wrote a review Feb 2020
Benfleet, United Kingdom48 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A must visit bar, I’m a little older and I can see that to the younger crowds this place would be excellent, and maybe even to me if I were only just a few years younger ..!! 😂 was a typical beach club, DJ playing crowds around the pool and beach having fun.
Drinks a little more expensive as you would expect, staff still very good.
We had a drink there in the afternoon then left for the early evening and returned later for the awesome fire show..!
You have to see the fire show/ beach party if you are in koh Samui no matter how old you are..!
A fantastic atmosphere a great night out and so much fun..
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 2 Mar 2020
Dear A5634NBpauld, Thank you for visiting us and sharing your kind words. Our resort is perfect for those who like to party and dance to house music! We are glad you enjoyed our spectacular fire show as well! It would be a pleasure to have you back for another unforgettable experience. Best Regards, Hotel Manager
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Pinaki R wrote a review Feb 2020
Singapore, Singapore245 contributions69 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ark Bar at Chaweng Koh Samui - amazing party place ! If you r looking at peace and tranquility do not stay there .. its not a place for families too ! Bt if u gonna party go to no other place ! Located bang on the beach the bar and restaurant is fantastic and and the sun sets the music comes on pumping up the volume !!
Party starts every day st 9 wth fire shows belly dancing pool bar and beach bars ! The whole of Samui parties here !!

Breakfast food is fresh and very good snd the servers are fantastic ! Dont miss breakfast .

We had an amazing lunch here too !!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 16 Feb 2020
Dear pinakir2014, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us. We agree that our resort is right in the middle of things and is the liveliest spot to party! Every afternoon we start our pool parties and then continue on the beach until 2 a.m.! We hope you return and enjoy another unforgettable time at ARKBar! Best regards, Hotel Manager
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Red Pop wrote a review Nov 2023
33 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place for most people romantic meal with entertainment or a later night party!

I came with my partner we’re in the 35+ age range and we enjoyed a reasonably priced tasty meal, watched the fire show which I believe is every evening at 8pm. It was a cool addition to the evening and was good entertainment. We left around 9 as it was wrapping up. Would definitely go again.
The bear bar area is cool vibes. A bit Ibiza beach club vibe, trendy lights and tunes but not too bold or in your face. You have a romantic dinner. If you want to stay on and party and be wild I’m certain that’s a an option but it’s not my partners thing so we left.

All staff were friendly and we were overall very happy
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DexOnTour wrote a review Jan 2023
Leiden, The Netherlands2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two days here (during the day only). There's a good vibe, live music (DJ) with more entertainment, like a percussionist. The food is both Western and Thai. The quality of the food is good. During the morning and early afternoon it's not that crowded. After 2pm it's getting more crowded. Nice soft sunbeds. Extern guest: 500Bath to spent.
Sisha was available on one of the days. Employee are very helpfully and work hard.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Gaurav asked a question Dec 2019
Mumbai, India2 contributions2 helpful votes
Can I get direct ferry to Ark Bar from Surat Thani?
Answer from umar_wah
Pakistan74 contributions25 helpful votes
The ferry goes to the port from where u can take a taxi shuttle to ark bar. Took me around 40 minutes to reach ark bar from the port.
youth1878 asked a question Sept 2019
Birkenhead, United Kingdom2 contributions
What’s the tv like and how many English channels??
Answer from AlBastaki
106 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed twice in that Hotel but never switched the the TV on Lol
sachina76 asked a question Jul 2019
21 contributions2 helpful votes
Any Fmly Room we have
Answer from GypsySonz
Shillong, India79 contributions7 helpful votes
It’s a property with a club for solo couples n young travellers.for family property Baan chawing resort is good.its 3 minute walk frm ark bar
webbysam asked a question Apr 2019
Pwllheli, United Kingdom6 contributions7 helpful votes
Do the rooms have a safe? Is the hotel guest friendly or do they charge a joiner fee? Regards
Answer from Hannah C
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada18 contributions3 helpful votes
Yes they have a safe! Believe they have a joiner fee but not positive. Also have a small fridge, coffee/tea.
S.Jalota wrote a tip Mar 2023
Jalandhar, India28 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Go in casual relaxing clothes and wear slippers"
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David B wrote a tip Feb 2020
Kabul, Afghanistan43 contributions60 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms away from the beach front"
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Gene A wrote a tip Jan 2020
Eugene, Oregon62 contributions61 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"IF you are looking for access to the party at night close to the beach/pools, If you would like a bit more quiet, get closer to the entry..."
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Richie wrote a tip Nov 2019
Mumbai, India12 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Premier Delux is good and spacious. The delux and Superior might be a bit small"
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umar_wah wrote a tip Nov 2019
Pakistan74 contributions25 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms away from the beach are quiet"
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PRICE RANGE
£42 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ark bar beach hotel chaweng
LOCATION
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKo SamuiBophutChaweng
NUMBER OF ROOMS
320
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ark Bar Beach Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ark Bar Beach Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Ark Bar Beach Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ark Bar Beach Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Does Ark Bar Beach Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Ark Bar Beach Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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