I booked this hotel only to cancel it last minute because my friend who thought it's a better idea to stay somewhere else. That somewhere turn out to be far far far away in Lamai. I have no issues with quiet and all but I am not too happy when my friend ended up making me take taxis to go back to Chaweng (it's NOT cheap to take taxis) - she complained it was boring there in our hotel in Lamai.
So I HAD to check out this hotel to see if I am missing out and true enough, walking past all the rooms and around the hotel, I realised a couple of things
1. Just as what the rest have mentioned, pick a room that is on the top floor. The rooms on the ground floor can be a little noisy, exposed to the public
2. From what I can glimpse at, the rooms are very decent, all came with flat screen TV. chairs and etc on the balcony. Just nice
3. The atmosphere is GREAT. Loads of people there who are out to have fun -and they look like they are fun too
4. The restaurant and bar towards the beach is HUGE and happening - again great atmospher
5. Location of the hotel, you have EVERYTHING you need on the main road!
Really, this place is called the institution of Samui for a reason. Next time I should know better than to listen to my friend
- 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