We booked this hotel on a whim without knowing anything about the location or hotel itself, and we were blown away when we first saw it! Receptionists were by far the easiest to deal with and most helpful that we had during out stay in the islands, and the rooms were spectacular compared to other hotels that were the same price. We had a premier deluxe twin room, which was enormous in size and great value for money. AC was great and the bathrooms were clean.
There are three pools at the Ark Bar, and the location is right on the beach, so great for swimming and lounging around with cocktails in hand. Bar service is excellent - even if you are not staying at the hotel you can sit on one of their beach loungers and someone will be down in a flash to take your food & drink order. Unfortunately for us the main pool was closed for renovations, so we did not get to go to any of their famous pool parties, but there is so much nightlife around that area anyway that we didn't feel like we missed out too much.
I would recommend this hotel to any younger travellers who are keen to party, because it is constantly cranking and they have plenty of fire shows down on the beach every night. This hotel is probably not best for honeymooners or families, but if you are into the nightlife this hotel would suit you down to the ground!
- 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