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Ark Bar Beach Resort

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"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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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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This was my first trip to Thailand and I went to Bangkok, Ko Phangan for NYE countdown party, ko samui, Phuket, and ko Phi phi. Each place I stayed 3 nights. Arkbar was my favorite hotel from all the islands and hotels I stayed. The location was close to the main alley with all
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your detailed review and for considering ARKBar, of all those great places you visited, to be the highlight of your Thailand trip! We're also happy to see that you plan on returning back again someday. We look forward to welcoming you back when that time comes for another unforgettable time on the best beach in Samui! Best wishes and see you again, Hotel Manager
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We went there whilst on holiday to check out the music, I like edm and the dj’s were fantastic but the atmosphere was strange, it felt more like a meat market for young folk to get together. Not my thing but I can see why folks love it
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you for your generous rating on TripAdvisor and for coming to check out our entertainment. Hopefully next time you visit Chaweng we can arrange for you to stay in one of our Premier Deluxe Seaview Rooms overlooking the Party Pool right in the middle of the action and music. Then you can enjoy our international DJ's from your balcony with friends and still take advantage of our central location in the heart of Chaweng. Take care and thank you again for taking the time to review us. Best Regards, Hotel Manager
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I reserved 4 nights Jan 1-4 2019. I arrived late the first night and the next morning had some itching but I thought maybe it was mosquitos. When I woke up the next morning though it was more wide spread all over my arms and legs and back and clearly it was not mosquitos
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 6 days ago
Dear Beach Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We are very sorry you had a poor experience during your recent visit and are extremely alarmed by your statement regarding being bitten during your stay with us. Thank you for leaving your room number so that we can investigate this immediately and you are right when you say matters should have been dealt with while you were still on the property. We have not had any record of such an event for years, and our current staff do not have experience when dealing with this type of complaint that (at one point or another) happens to almost every hotel. But as always, with this you can never be too careful and I will review with staff the importance of dealing with such matters immediately and we will be closing off this particular room until proper testing can be done. As of date, we have not received any complaints in any other rooms so we need to see why this particular room would suddenly potentially have issues, if this is the case. I would still recommend other guests to stay with us as we can guarantee this is not a problem in other buildings or other rooms and we are situated in the perfect location and can cater to any type of guest wanting to enjoy staying near buzzing Chaweng. Again, please accept my apology that matters were not professionally handled on your first day, but you can be assured management will be looking into this immediately. Safe and happy travels for the rest of your holiday. Hotel Manager
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Didnt stay here but took advantage of using the sunbeds ,pool when i visited Samui in December , the Ark Bar has a great vibe great people and top Dj's playing awesome music , similar too the beach party places you get in Ibiza without all the pretensious idiots , great party
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Response from ARKbarHTM, Hotel Manager at Ark Bar Beach Resort
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for spending your time with us at the Ark Bar and for sharing this excellent review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to know that you had a fantastic time amidst the presence of great company and music in our resort. Many thanks for your shout-out to our DJ’s, ambiance and the service. We hope to see you partying with us again soon. Warm Regards, Hotel Manager
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Came here for lunch and was alright. Very busy spot and clearly a focal point for the island, struggled to get a table such was the amount of people. Music loud and a lot of backpackers wiling away the hours. Food was pretty average and only ideal for a light snack
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Dear Connorsky, Thank you for the interest in Ark Bar Beach Resort and your questions. 1. We have the best option for you as 2 rooms with connecting door between each other - it will be enough space for all of you and it's far from the party. 2. We don't have much guests with Kids, but Chaweng beach and next door hotels have lots of Kids and usually during the day time we have guests with kids in the restaurant and pool areas. If you have more questions please don't hesitate to contact us directly by phone, email or here. Kind regards, Anastasia
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Dear nicola f, Thank you for the question. We have Christmas Dinner (4 course) and Different DJ's You can find more information in our Facebook page
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Do you have to make reservations to use the pool or beach?
No, but seating is first come first served! With buildings on either side of the pool this must be taken into consideration.
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Hello Amy T, thank you for the question. For outside guests our main pool and pool party are both available. Access is available from the entrance of the hotel and the price is 300 baht and you can choose any free cocktail or spirit up to 200 baht from the menu.
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Hello little_clarie1985, if you are not the guest of Ark Bar Beach Resort the pool access will be 300 baht and you can choose cocktail for free. You are welcome any time. Kind regards, Ark Bar
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"Choose a room facing the sea!"
"Choose a room near the beach only if you are okay with the party noise"
"If u want some sleep, avoid rooms close to beach party"
"take a room far from the pool"
"If you want a good sleep stay as far away from the beach as you can."
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 52 - US$ 103 (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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