Ark bar is a cool place to stay at! It's fun, hip and happening...but why the hell does this place that is raking in the gold need to be so damn stingy!
I'm talking two things in particular:
-The tea and coffee in the room
-The use of their pool
I love having a hot drink made by yours truly in my room, but one tea bag and one sachet of coffee per person may not be enough! My friend and I had one cup of tea during the day, and then we wanted another at night. So I went to reception to ask for two extra tea bags... 50 Baht was the answer. All I wanted was two tea bags - at the hotel I was trying to feel comfortable staying at - but 50 baht! Screw that!
The pool- be warned that if you invite a friend over, who doesn't stay here, to come chill with you at the pool, they will threaten to call the police on your friend if they don't pay 300 baht to use the pool. This happened to us. During low season. When possibly over 3/4 of the deck chairs around the pool, were NOT in use! Invited a friend to come chill and the staff pounced demanding my friend pay. Mind you, this friend comes to Ark Bar every night for drinks and dinner spending easily over 1000 baht! And they still gave her so much trouble and mentioned how they know she is a good customer! For anyone in customer service - take this tip- punish good customers- never reward, because Ark Bar is doing goddamn well by doing that!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ark Bar Beach Hotel Chaweng
- Ark Bar Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng