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Ark Bar Beach Resort

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Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Food was above average, but the service was lacking. You can't really compete with the location. However, toward the end of our visit it was starting to fill up a bit. I can see the place getting very crazy. Since it's right in the center of Chaweng, there were majority western tourists. Too many for our taste.

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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The service here sucks! The staff are very unhelpful and rude, don't even think about asking for another towel or doona because you won't get one. It can be quite noisey at times as well. The rooms and party scene is awesome though. So you really have to weigh it up for yourself

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Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Really great atmosphere for NYE.. Felt like a mini full moon party with less idiots in neon vests (although there were still quite a few) a couple of the fireworks shot into the crowd with the bar staff having to use trays as shields but to be honest this just added to the funniness of the night and hopefully no...

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Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed over New Years so we did expect that there would be quite a bit of noise but didn't realise how much!! Woken up every night between 2-3am by drunk people and our room was reasonably far away from the pool party. Was a good location, close to everything and the staff were very helpful. A fun atmosphere definitely for...

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Thank Ursula I
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Was there for NYE, amazing show and great atmosphere, just too crowded for us :) We literally couldn't walk over 3 meters without bumping against anyone. Food at the restaurant was also quite good and cheap

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Thank Josh O
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Fantastic fireworks for NYE 2016, great music and ambience for the party!! Probably one of the best beach parties in Asia...the fire show(by performers) before the countdown was fantastic and a sight to behold! Ark sets the beech mark in Chaweng!

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Thank Pretender168
Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Stayed over NYE period. This is the place is party central. We stayed in the Preimer Deluxe room on Ground floor, about halfway between the reception and pool party. The room was clean, the bathroom was wonderful (with a rain shower) and the location of room was good for partying. This is not a place to stay if you're looking...

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Really wish we checked the reviews before making a reservation here, as we paid in advanced and there are no refunds. The hotel rooms lived up to the horrible reviews. Moldy and dirty shower, no hand soap, stained sheets, dirty blinds, smelly (mold?) pool towels. Also, more about Chaweng in general, but should be known, this hotel is directly under...

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Even if you could forgive the loud banging music every night during the peak periods pounding through the whole resort the rooms themselves are disgusting. Mould and water marks throughout the bathroom, a bed made for military use and filthy blinds make this room disgusting for habitation.

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Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

Cool place and amazing vibe but you can enjoy all the facilities without having to stay there. Beds are as hard as rock - I have bruises on the side of my torso from sleeping on my side. The music is actually bearable at night but the loud, drunk idiots screaming and shouting / getting into fights at 5am in...

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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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Address: 159/89 Moo 2 | Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Price Range: $60 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ark Bar Beach Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 320
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Also Known As:
Ark Bar Beach Hotel Chaweng
Ark Bar Beach Resort Ko Samui/Chaweng
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#10 Top resorts Hotel in Chaweng
#29 On the Beach Hotel in Chaweng
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“Choose room near the reception if you want a quiet one”
M5172FCjonathanm, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Probably not a big difference between them. Your night will be shorter if the room is closer to the beach club”
adrianp287, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room well away from the pool area and not on the ground floor, its quieter”
jimmyo173, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid rooms close to the pool as the music is on till 2 am.”
ujwalas2014, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“it's one of those places that has a good reputation for the crowd, but there are SO many better places fro half the price. AVOID”
tombC5640KJ, 23 Feb 2017 | Read review
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