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“The noisiest hotel ever! Don't come close! Bad service.”

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Ark Bar Beach Resort
Ranked #32 of 104 Hotels in Chaweng
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57 reviews
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“The noisiest hotel ever! Don't come close! Bad service.”
Reviewed 29 September 2012 via mobile

I travel a lot and i have never seen such a noisy hotel! Loud trans-dance music in the pool,beach,restaurant all day from 10am to 2am!!! Airplanes landing and taking off right on top of the hotel. Soem machine engine behing the room building makes noises 24/7. In the room you have to choose between noise(loud aircondition) or over heated room. Beach parties every night with noise all the way to the rooms and loud people leaving the party at 2am. Bad service at reception for any question. If you wish your room to be cleaned you need to hang the note to ask for it. Otherwise they don't clean,but they don't tell you these rules when yiu check in so when we came back at the end of the day the room wasn't cleane. When i dared ask why, i was told off for not putting the sign.
Eventually we ran away to another hotel's beach to relax.
Will never go back again.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Reviewed 28 September 2012

Having read some of the reviews here I thought my friend had made a mistake by booking us into this hotel. I feared it would be WAY too noisy. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff were very attentive and helpful. The food was good and as we were placed near the front of the complex not too noisy. The resort is much bigger than you would expect with several pools to use. Nice beach front resort.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2012

Fantastic time at Ark bar with my friends. rooms were really clean but I guess the best bit about the resort was how sociable it was. really easy to meet people and they make the atmosphere something so special.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 September 2012 via mobile

Stayed 7 nights in the junior suite. Room was good for the price. Clean, quite big with a Big tv, but not really any good channel (compared with other hotels for less $). Great hotel if you want to be in the middle of the action, but if you want a nicer room for the same price head down the beach a few hundred meters.

  • Stayed August 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2012

Stayed here for 5 days, came with 3 other friends. We all had our own individual rooms and it was the junior suite. The restaurant/bar is by the beach and constantly blasting music. So if you want some quiet time reading or just chilling, I suggest you walk a few metres down. Or hop over to Sober Bar next door where they play slow music/reggae. Our rooms were pretty OK, it's spacious, nice big flat screen TV on the wall, safe deposit box and clean bathroom. In case you are cold at night, get the comforter from the cupboard. (the comforter is not place on the bed). The Chang drinking water is free but not Evian water, other than that the coffee and tea are free as well. Ask for wi fi password from the reception and you can access the internet from your room. You can easily rent a bike or get airport transfer via the hotel. Chaweng Beach is basically the party central as oppose to Lamai, Bo Phut etc. You can have massage service by the beach which is really nice, the price starts from 250THB. Or rent a jet ski for 1000THB for 30 mins and they charge 100THB extra if you have another passenger.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2012

I had to laugh at fiji nz saying it is bar girl friendly. i thought that this site was for normal people and not perverts. I have been to ark bar many times and have always enjoyed it. the staff are friendly and the service is good. As for fiji nz i wouldnt like to be taking any advice from him as he is a sex tourist and not after what most normal people that come to thailand are after. He shhould stick to places like pattaya where he will be right at home with cheap bars and cheap women

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

great location, good food, bar prices middle of the road, bar girl friendly, nice rooms (clean, well appointed). music becomes monotonous after a while but most enjoy it. didn't use fitness center or room service so can't comment.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled 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
Region: 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
#27 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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