8

Excellent
/10
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Beach87
Housekeeping65
Swimming Pool33
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Exceptional for walking
Parking
FREE
Walkable places
Starz Cabaret

70 m

Chaweng centre shopping plaza

90 m

Paris Follies Cabaret Shows

110 m

Rocky's Fashion

130 m

Chaweng Beach

150 m

Popular landmarks
Chaweng Noi Beach

3.3 km

Wat Plai Laem

4.4 km

Big Buddha

4.4 km

Fisherman's Village

4.7 km

Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)

7.8 km

Closest landmarks
Ask Bar

30 m

Solo Bar

120 m

Pride Bar Samui

140 m

Bar Solo

190 m

The Green Mango Club

210 m

Ark Bar Beach Resort

"Party hotel by the beach."

Ryan - June 15, 2021
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Ark Bar Beach Resort

159/89, Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Chaweng, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Be sure to set some time aside to visit Fisherman's Village as well as Chaweng Beach nearby. Rated with 3 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.

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  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Koh Samui

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Hot tub

  • Air conditioning

Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.1 Km
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportSamui Airport (USM)
Distance to airport1.9 km

Rooms available at Ark Bar Beach Resort

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

Premier Twin
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Premier Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Twin
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Twin
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior Double
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  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Double
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  • Room size: 21 m²/226 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 double bed
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Premier Deluxe Double Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Premier Deluxe Twin Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
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Grand Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
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Room Assigned on Arrival
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Ark Bar Beach Resort is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 300 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the resort know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ark Bar Beach Resort has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samui with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Ark Bar Beach Resort?

There's an additional charge of 200 THB for adults and 160 THB for children if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the resort.

What are my dining options at Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Ark Bar Beach Resort features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience. Meals served include breakfast, dinner and lunch. International cuisine is available for guests. Dishes are served in a la carte during opening hours. Light meal like coffee or tea, desserts and salad are served using only quality ingredients.

What is the smoking policy at Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Ark Bar Beach Resort does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

What restaurants are nearby Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Restaurants including Street Chaweng, Khaosan Restaurant and The Islander Koh Samui are popular in Ark Bar Beach Resort’s neighborhood which is known as Chaweng.

What popular shopping places are close to Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Shopping options in Ark Bar Beach Resort’s Chaweng neighborhood include Central Festival Samui, Laem Din Market and Chaweng Night Market.

What are popular attractions near Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Guests at Ark Bar Beach Resort can easily visit Pagoda Khao Hua Jook, High Park Samui and EasyKart.net located in the Chaweng area.

What popular beaches are close to Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Guests at Ark Bar Beach Resort can easily visit Chaweng Beach and Thongson Beach in the Chaweng area.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Ark Bar Beach Resort?

Ark Bar Beach Resort’s nearby natural sights include Lat Wanorn Waterfall located in the same Chaweng area.

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What people love about Ark Bar Beach Resort

  • 8.8

    Excellent

    "Party hotel by the beach."

    Ryan

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    June 15, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Best Place to stay In Ko Samui"

    Aman

    |

    November 16, 2020

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "There's a great atmosphere & the security is impeccable."

    AMANDA

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    August 11, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 1,272 Koh Samui properties
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Location score
9.2/10
Room comfort score
7.7/10
Cleanliness score
7.9/10
Service score
7.8/10
Better than
97
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
81
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
75
%
of Koh Samui properties
Better than
73
%
of Koh Samui properties
Overall rating:

8

Excellent
4,176 reviews
Cleanliness
7.9
Facilities
7.9
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
I recommend this hotel to anybody who will visit Koh Samui.
MOHD from Malaysia
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Ark Bar Beach Resort

Get the most from an urban escape in Koh Samui when you book a room at Ark Bar Beach Resort. Located right in the city center, Ark Bar Beach Resort saves you time and travel by letting you wake up right in the heart of the best neighborhood.
At Ark Bar Beach Resort, guests are bound to have a stress-free stay. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the resort can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Koh Samui is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the resort.
If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the resort's free parking, right on-site. The resort provides front desk services such as luggage storage and safety deposit boxes for guests' convenience. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the resort, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
Feel right at home during your stay at Ark Bar Beach Resort. Some rooms are equipped with blackout curtains and air conditioning for your convenience. Some rooms at Ark Bar Beach Resort include special design features like a balcony or terrace. In-room entertainment such as television, in-room video streaming and cable TV is provided for guests in some selected rooms.
The resort also offers a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker and mini bar in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that a hair dryer and toiletries are provided in some guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the resort. A night in at the resort's bar and nightclub can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guest can choose to have groceries delivered to their room at Ark Bar Beach Resort, for exceptional convenience and ease of dining.
Ark Bar Beach Resort lets you make the most of your time! Once there, you can enjoy countless recreational facilities offered to all guests. Finish your vacation days right by dropping in at the massage and hot tub. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool. Skip the dress code and opt for a casual cocktail or beer at the resort's poolside bar.


Around the property

One doesn't need to look far as the resort enjoys close proximity to sightseeing options and local attractions. Keep your vacation simple, with a visit to Chaweng Beach just 150 m away, where the ocean breeze makes you instantly feel relaxed. The most popular local attraction is probably Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks only 9.2 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 82% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated it above 91% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 97% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities
Very good
Facilities

7.9

Most talked about facilities

Beach

444 mentions

Swimming Pool

195 mentions

Housekeeping

99 mentions

Food & Dining

81 mentions

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Billiards
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • Nightclub
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Grocery delivery
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Cash withdrawal
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Elevator
  • Food delivery
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoking area

Access

  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Pets allowed

Getting around

  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car

Available in all rooms

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Blackout curtains
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • In-room safe box
  • Interconnecting room(s) available
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • On-demand movies
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Wake-up service
  • Wi-Fi [free]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
Location
159/89, Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Samui Airport (USM)
    1.9 km 18 min drive
  • Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport (NST)
    111.1 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Chaweng Hospital
    530 m

Shopping

  • Central Festival Samui
    320 m

Convenience store

  • Family Mart
    1.6 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM on-site
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Chaweng Beach
    150 m
  • Chaweng Noi Beach
    3.3 km
  • Wat Plai Laem
    4.4 km
  • Big Buddha
    4.4 km
  • Fisherman's Village
    4.7 km
  • Thong Takhian Beach (Silver Beach)
    7.8 km
  • Lamai Beach
    8.1 km
  • Maenam Beach
    8.2 km
  • Hin Ta & Hin Yai Rocks
    9.3 km
  • Na Muang Waterfall
    10.6 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Ask Bar
    30 m
  • Starz Cabaret
    70 m
  • Chaweng centre shopping plaza
    90 m
  • Paris Follies Cabaret Shows
    110 m
  • Solo Bar
    120 m
  • Rocky's Fashion
    130 m
  • Pride Bar Samui
    140 m
  • Chaweng Beach
    150 m
  • Chaweng Boxing Stadium
    160 m
  • Christy's Cabaret
    170 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Party Pool and Beach parties are held from 02:00 PM to 02:00 AM everyday. Kindly contact the property for more details.
  • A cash security deposit of 1000 THB is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • One-way airport transfer is available at no additional charge from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Please provide your flight details and arrival/departure time in Special Requests.
  • A security deposit of THB 1000 is required upon check-in for charges or damages during the stay and will be refunded upon departure.
  • Children under 12 years old will be charged THB 160 for breakfast per day
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00

Getting around

  • Airport transfer fee300 THB
  • Distance from city center0.1 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)10

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)200 THB

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges4
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 328
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2009
Property announcements

The property will temporarily cancel all entertainments (DJs) on Buddhist holy day throughout the year in accordance to Thai law. All entertainments will resume as usual on the day after.

The property uses the government electricity supply. Therefore, the property has no control over the case of the government stopping supplying electricity.
The property accepts no responsibility for power shortages or fluctuations in the room. For more details, please contact the property directly.

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Facilities7.9
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality7.7
Service7.8
Value for money7.8
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9.3
Exceptional
Mohammad from Bangladesh
Group
Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in August 2013

Trust No Better Option For Partying At Samui !!!”

Pool & Beach Party At Day, Centrally Located, Awesome Nightlife !

Hello travelers around the globe ! Are you planning to go at Samui? Then yes you must go there to have a tranquil, peaceful vacation in an island with nice scenic beauty around and crystal clear water.Hey are you looking for partying at Samui? Then there is no option to look around except ARK BAR & BEACH RESORT, CHAWENG. This place really rocks 24/7 and everyone is looking for partying there only. Trust, this is the only place in Samui where activities are never ending all day long and at night also like: beach & pool party with resident Spanish DJ Adam Matson, night beach party with amazing fireworks played by professionals etc. Off & on out-side DJ’s are also coming to play and rock the ARK. Very recently famous Spanish DJ Albert Neve from Barcelona went there to kick off his Asian Tour from there – this guy really awesome :) For ‘Full Moon Party’ one can get all sorts of info and tickets from tour desk ‘ISLAND INFO’ at right side of reception area at ARK. There is one road named ‘Soi Mango’ which is just a very tiny version of famous ‘Walking Street of Pattaya’. Club Green Mango is the option to hit first up-to 03 AM but after party i.e. ‘Sound Club’ really best and it rocks (huge freelancers :). One Russian cabaret named ‘Galaxy’ is there which is just a rip off. Just go to ARK BAR & BEACH RESORT to make your trip unforgettable- Happy Party ! Happy Ending 3 !!!

Reviewed September 09, 2013

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9.0
Exceptional
Emma from Australia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 4 nights in February 2014

Party, loud, beach, fun”

Clean, excellent staff, centrally located

Ark Bar Beach Resort definitely lives up to the 'bar' in its name. Having 3 bars, two restaurants and 3 pools, it hosts a beach party from 2pm to 2am every night, with wednesday and friday being the biggest. If you want relaxation and quiet, don't come here. I enjoyed my stay immensley here though, despite the fact i had no interest in bars or partying. It was interesting watching the people who did though from the relaxing water. Around this time, Koh Samui is packed. It is a popular destination and good restaurants, and really good shopping (those interested in leather bags, shop in the stores here rather than MBK). Ark Bar is centrally located making it super easy to get anywhere you want to go. I would recommend a stay here if you either want to have a great time with friends, or do not mind a dull thumping of base while you try to sleep (light sleepers i suggest you ask for a room closest to the street). The laundry service was great (2$ per kilo and if you got it in before 9am you had it by 6pm same day). Koh Samui is fun, and Ark Bar lets you enjoy it to the full.

Reviewed March 09, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
lee from Malaysia
Couple
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Great hotel for party”

Beautiful beachside, party, nightlife.

We stayed at Ark Bar Beach Resort, Chaweng for two days, since we went to Koh Samui for our anniversary, we remarked in our special request while we made the booking through Agoda, and unexpectedly they did prepare a room which was very closed to the beach and have an angle of the sea view from our balcony as well as a beautiful swan setting on our bed. As many said, this is the resort for young peoples especially who loves party and nightlife, this absolutely the perfect place. Besides I've seen many reviews said the place is noisy everyday until 2 am midnight and full with drunker especially after the party, but we both didn't have any problem with that, we slept around 12am every night and it didn't seem that horrible as they said although our room was very closed to the beach, we could barely hear the music beats at the beachside from our room since the sound-proofing system of the glasses of sliding door was pretty effective, besides our room was at the second floor and we were staying on Monday & Tuesday, the party is held every Wed & Sat, therefore we don't know how's the situation and difference between the party night and normal day, perhaps it's not much different. Overall the resort was great, just a walking distance from hotel to the night market, shops, restaurants, nightlife entertainments and many more. We love the hotel.

Reviewed March 24, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Kok from Malaysia
Group
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

"Awesome Ark Bar"”

This is my second time visited Ark Bar, overall still very much like this hotel. Strategic location, 7-11 at walking distance, delicious foods around especially i like very much of street foods. Cozy atmosphere, comfortable room, just a little bit irritated with adjusting hot shower, but overall still bearable. Entertaining fire show, dancing and definitely awesome DJ. Of course Chaweng Beach the most happening beach in Koh Samui, you definitely can go to other bar nearby. Unforgettable drinking beer at Ark Bar swimming pool. Hotel staffs are friendly, greet you with their sweet smile.

Reviewed August 07, 2019

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Dear Kok, Thank you for choosing our resort and for leaving your fantastic review. We're so glad we could provide you with an excellent holiday during your trip. Our spectacular beach party is the place to be in Chaweng! We can't wait for you to come back and enjoy another incredible stay with us. Best regards, Hotel Manager

Responded August 09, 2019
Ark Bar Beach Resort
10.0
Exceptional
Vaishali from India
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 6 nights in January 2018

The best place to Stay in Koh Samui, Thailand ”

Ark bar beach resort is an absolute place to be. beautiful beach location, 10 minutes drive from the airport, Good staff, beach party starts from 2 pm till 2 am, decent breakfast if u take room with breakfast. well located in between the posh market of Chawang beach to take a walk n see the market, have food or time pass... if I come to Koh Samui, then this hotel will be my first preference again... we were there for 6 nights n we didn't realize when it got over... for the complementary pick up or drop if u have it at the time of booking, try to place the request the say u check-in... cos they might get booking request for the same time n u might not get it...i got it because we requested on the day we checked in...its a must go hotel...

Reviewed February 01, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Dusty from Indonesia
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 3 nights in April 2012

Cozy room in Chaweng Beach!”

The restaurant. The beach party.

this is our trip to koh samui. via agoda we booked this hotel, and we got ark bar 2 in our reservation. and we're so lucky we've got #221, second floor and facing one of three swimming pools in this hotel. both of us are smokers, and of course this is a non smoking hotel (which actually is good)..but since every room in this hotel has either a terrace or a balcony to smoke..so we're just so luck to get this hotel. the room is cozy with all 'standart' facilities (plasma tv, refrigerator/mini bar, hot and cold shower), separate pool towels. and another thing is.. chaweng beach it's their front yard, if i may say. and with only a few step to chaweng busy road to exchange money, atms, restaurants/cafes and shopping.

Reviewed April 24, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Veronica from Australia
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 5 nights in January 2013

Wouldn't stay anywhere else”

Party, Restaurant, Cocktails.

Our stay at Ark Bar was amazing! It was recommended to us by friends who had stayed here, if you are heading to Koh Samui to party, don't book anything else. The First night we arrived there was a beach party on, which was real fun (Don't try and sleep before 2am though, because the music and party don't stop until then.) The Restaurant walks straight on to the sand, and breakfast is included, guests are given five options to customize their own big breakfasts which are delicious(the poached eggs were devine.) We were able to hire motobikes directly from the hotel, the resort is located perfectly for other aspects of night life, shopping and eating. We hired a driver who took us to the waterfall for 2 hours we toured around in an amzing car for 1000bath (there was 6 of us.) Our rooms air-con wasnt working properly and when i informed reception they said they would call out a technician but due to this they instantly moved us to another room and upgraded us from surperior to deluxe due to the inconveniance. I cannot speak higher of this resort and i would not recommend staying anywhere else especially if you like to party :)

Reviewed January 27, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Eric from Singapore
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

Great location, fantastic Staff”

Having spent 4 days in Lamai we decided to spend the last 3 nights of our Koh Samui holiday at Chaweng Beach & wish we’d have spent all the holiday here. Ark resort is a modern low rise hotel complete with beautiful rooms at a very reasonable price, 3 swimming pools & a big bar area with a wide selection of western & Thai food. Syracuse are a joy to interact with, will definitely stay here again on our next Koh Samui holiday & have recommended same to my friends.

Reviewed March 22, 2020

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Dear Eric, Thank you for spending your holiday with us and for sharing your gleaming review! We are glad to hear that you found our prices reasonable and enjoyed our modern facilities. Ark Bar is a must-visit location for those who want to experience the electric nightlife of Chaweng right at their doorstep; we're glad you enjoyed it! We can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit. Best regards, Hotel Manager

Responded March 26, 2020
Ark Bar Beach Resort
9.7
Exceptional
Aysha from New Zealand
Couple
Deluxe Double
Stayed 5 nights in November 2011

Soo much better than expected”

breakfast - best we've had in thailand. great friendly helpful staff. clean.

we booked in at the ark bar as many others from a wedding we were attending were staying there. we were apprehensive and contemplated staying further out of chaweng as busy tourist towns with drunken foreigners aren't our thing. i had read reviews saying it was too loud and lots of parting etc. we were pleasantly surprised as the place was a lot cleaner than we expected and the staff were amazing, always happy and helpful and so many of them! breakfast was great you get to chose 5 items off a large list. we booked a delux room and it was great, clean and spacious enough. i think the standard rooms are not so great. the bar area does have dance music playing all the time and on wednesday they have it very loud all day as it is party night, they also have a free bbq at 4om which is great. out the front you can rent a motorbike for 150 baht which is the cheapest we have found anywhere. we were in room 112 and the music did not bother us at all at night as the bar is on the beach and the speakers face the ocean. i will never go to samui again but if you do then this place is great value and is close to everything. if you are a stick in the mud and dont like music or people then go stay at a secluded beach elsewhere.

Reviewed November 25, 2011

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10.0
Exceptional
Hannah from Australia
Group
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2011

Great hostel, great location, great rooms”

Big, clean and comfortable rooms, great location

this was the perfect hotel to stay in koh samui. it is perfectly located in chaweng beach at one of the most popular drinking spots-ark bar right on the beach. i stayed in the hotel 3 years ago before it was renovated and it has certainly improved. the rooms are big and clean with a balcony, tv and dvd player. the staff are friendly and there is a laundry service onsite as well as free wi-fi. i would definitely stay here again. important to note that it is a loud area being near the main bar so it's good for those looking for a party. pool area is good too. the only downside is that drinks and food are quite expensive.

Reviewed February 17, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Margreet from Netherlands
Solo traveler
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in December 2012

Great place to stay!”

Perfect location, right on the beach and in the middle of the centre of Chaweng Beach

I stayed in Ark Bar Beach Resort in Koh Samui for 5 days. I had a great time in spite of the age difference between me and the majority of the population there. The food was good, nice cold beer at the bar, always a good atmosphere, very lively. The only negative point is that in the junior suites, (especially Jewish) people tend to stay all night on their terrace, drinking from their own bottles, playing music, screaming and shouting, clapping hands from about 5 in the afternoon till (sometimes) 6 in the morning. So in order to get some sleep you have to turn on the airco on the highest mode, which is very cold, so I slept with my coat on the whole week and still I caught a cold. Apart from that it was perfect.

Reviewed December 24, 2012

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10.0
Exceptional
Amelia from Australia
Solo traveler
Deluxe Double
Stayed 5 nights in March 2012

Amazing Hotel - great location great rooms”

the wi fi, access/ proximity to the beach- very close, rooms are beautiful

this is a wonderful hotel . i have stayed here beofer and constantly recomend it to friends travelling to koh samui. it is full of people my age so is perfect for solo travellers, also it is handy having wi fi and a restaurant by the beach plus the beach within wlking distance. i ate most of my meals at the resort retaurant. i also liked that it was close to the main nightlife. the three pools was a nice option too as wel as been able to eat meals on the tables on the beach. i actually stayed at a more lavish resort up the road and paid for 3 nights but didnt enjoy it and only spent one night there, so came back to ark bar and paid cash for the room.

Reviewed March 29, 2012

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9.2
Exceptional
Abigail from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Double
Stayed 1 night in June 2016

18-25 don't stay anywhere else. This is the place you want!”

Booked 4 nights. Then booked an extra then came back for another! Couldn't stay away from the place. Thought we'd booked somewhere different for one night and big mistake. So left after 5 minutes at other hotel to return here. Staff very friendly and willing to help. Big shout out to Pat, lovely lady. 3 pools available. Main pool I found the best but was shut for maintenance for a couple days but happy to use other pools. Very modern and clean hotel. No faults at all! Location right on the beach. As mentioned I recommend this hotel for the younger or those who don't mind music playing all day in the background and a good beach party on Wednesday and Friday's. If I was to return to koh samui. I would be booking here straight away. Trust me on this one! Food was also lovely, maybe a tiny bit more than those elsewhere but good quality and for us was perfect. Bit cheaper than English prices for English food. ARK BAR ALL THE WAY

Reviewed June 27, 2016

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9.7
Exceptional
Eunice from Malaysia
Couple
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in March 2012

Lovely hotel and service with a smile”

Very happeinig resort

this is a wonderful hotel . i have stayed here beofer and constantly recomend it to friends travelling to koh samui. it is full of people my age so is perfect for solo travellers, also it is handy having wi fi and a restaurant by the beach plus the beach within wlking distance. i ate most of my meals at the resort retaurant. i also liked that it was close to the main nightlife. the three pools was a nice option too as wel as been able to eat meals on the tables on the beach. i actually stayed at a more lavish resort up the road and paid for 3 nights but didnt enjoy it and only spent one night there, so came back to ark bar and paid cash for the room.

Reviewed April 01, 2012

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9.3
Exceptional
katie from United Kingdom
Group
Superior Double
Stayed 5 nights in October 2012

Lively resort on the beach- great in the evenings ”

Nightlife is on your doorstep

We booked a superior room- but it wasn't. It was small, with a very, very old bathroom which was nothing like the pictures on the website and the only outdoor space was a small slab of concrete out the front which is a walkway for hotel guests.we asked to look at a deluxe- which was much more what the pictures of a superior looked like. We also asked to look at a junior suite and this was basically what all the website pictures are of- so we upgraded for 600 baht a night. Disappointing as this was our second from last stop after 6 other places and its one of 2 which had pictures of the better rooms parading as pictures of the cheaper rooms we had booked. Once in out junior suite, we had a lovely balcony, near the pool, beach and restaurant. You can hear the loud music all night to be honest as it is a party resort- so if you're going there to relax- don't! If you're there to party- great. It's really near the Main Street with lots of restaurant and bars. Very near the party bars green mango&reaggae, and right by the lady boy cabarets& Thai boxing ring! Everyone we met outside the resort had or was heading to Ark bar for a night out! It was a great place to stay, very sociable. The one thing I will mention is that a very well known job for Thai girls is very, very visible in this resort, morning, noon and night! So if you'd ather not see this side of Thailand- keep your eyes shut or stay in a less party orientated place- you really couldn't avoid seeing it! My review scores are for the room we stayed in- not the one we originally booked!

Reviewed October 29, 2012

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8.7
Excellent
Charles from United States
Solo traveler
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in July 2014

Great Location and Party Atmosphere”

Location, Pool, Beach

I first visited the Ark Bar for the day while staying at another 5 star hotel. I liked the hotel so much I actually left my other hotel (prepaid) and booked a room at the Ark Bar. The restaurant has a wide selection of food and is priced cheap and it taste GREAT! The hotel has an amazing pool and beach with a DJ playing along with Saxophone and Drums on some nights. there is tons of people and the drinks are flowing. Its a great atmosphere. If you are old and don't care for crowds and loud music, then DONT STAY HERE! There is loud music playing until 2AM every day and people walking up and down the property to come and go to the beach parties. The sound system easily pierces through the windows of your room. I don't mind the music and I love the atmosphere, so for me it was fine. The hotel room is a 3 star hotel. The bed is comfortable, and they are VERY STINGY with sheets and TOWELS! If you expect to get an extra towel, FORGET IT! I was at the pool whern I was eating and there was a spot flood shower. After I finished eating I brought my wet towel to them to change and they told me "Sorry Sir it's one towel per guest per day". I couldn't believe my ears. I was a guest at the hotel and they won't even change my towel?? It upset me actually and I wanted to post it here. Also for some reason the WIFI is guarded like Ft knox. They change the passwords every day and getting it from the staff on the phone is impossible as their English is not the greatest. Each time I called, I was forced to walk all the way to the front desk to get the new passwords. They need to ease up with the WIFI and perhaps just use your room number and last name, that is what most hotels do. Its just WIFI! Back to my review. I ate dinner on the beach and it was amazing. The BBQ Fish was awesome and drinks by the beach watching the fire show was PERFECTION. So this hotel has great benefits and I guess they out weight the few stupid drawbacks.

Reviewed July 30, 2014

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8.3
Excellent
Daniel from United States
Group
Deluxe Double
Stayed 4 nights in January 2012

Good if you want 24hr party”

Cheap, nice rooms, great location, friendly staff

Ark Bar is very well known around the island, and friends of mine who had been to Koh Samui all recognized the name. Pros: You get a great value for your money my room was large, clean, had a super comfortable bed and nice patio. The shower worked very well, and was only annoying since water would splash around the bathroom (this seems to be the norm in Thailand). The staff was very friendly, and Ark Bar is also centrally located. Cons: If you're looking for a relaxing beach vacation, don't stay at Ark Bar. Electronic music is blasting all day round from the speakers on the beach, to the point where you can only have a conversation by shouting to the person next to you. You also hear the beat if you try sleeping anytime before 2am. After 2am, it will just be noisy people outside your window. The beachfront is extremely crowded. While I was reading, I was distracted by thumping music, vendors constantly asking me if I wanted stuff, airplanes flying overhead, people on megaphones advertising parties, construction noises nearby, music coming out of other people's phones, etc etc. On the other hand, my friends who would wake up at 3pm and sleep at 7am and never hit the beach enjoyed Ark Bar. So it depends on the type of trip you're looking for.

Reviewed January 31, 2012

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9.0
Exceptional
Lee from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 5 nights in April 2011

Great place to stay for a group of friends”

Location, swimming pools, bar and food, atmospehere

We stayed here while back with a group of friends who had never been to Samui before. The Ark Bar is a great place to stay becasue the centrality of its locations means you are amongst everything that goes on. The actual rooms were modern, clean and quiet (if loacted nearer to the road). Having said that, I never found the noise from the beach bar to be too bad. The bar is brilliant; a relaxed, chilled atmosphere during the day which can heat up after dark. The music is no too 'hardcore', infact during the day it helps the relaxed ambience. The food at the bar, while little more pricey than other hotel restaraunts, is good quality with an extensive range. The swimming pools are a good size, although the original swimming pool in the old part of the resort could do with a little clean (on the day I went in it) but hey, you have 3 to choose from! I would recommend this to friends and family who have not been to this island before. But only if you are under 40 or if you don't mind a largely younger crowd hanging around.

Reviewed July 22, 2011

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8.0
Excellent
Siew from Malaysia
Couple
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 2 nights in February 2013

Ideal hotel for Party”

Awesome Party Ark Bar Resort

i had a great party time at koh samui during my stay last week 12th-14th february 2013. the price of room on agoda.com is reasonable which i considered cheap. if you are looking for great party season during on your stay beside full moon party at koh phangan, ark bar at chaweng beach would be the best choice that i highly recommend. they party every wednesday and friday night. the music were so hit and loud makes your body feels like to move all night. this was the coolest night i ever had. however, if you prefer privacy or quiet holiday. this resort might not suitable for you. beside partying, ark bar is locate at the head of center in chaweng town, walking distance to night market and plenty of restaurants are just near to the corner. shop and easy. i had 2 noisy but awesome party nights at ark bar and another 3 quite nights stay at panviman koh phangan. it was a memorable trip!

Reviewed February 19, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Charles from United States
Couple
Premier Deluxe Double
Stayed 6 nights in May 2016

Great Location, Great Food, Great Price, GREAT PARTY!”

I always have a great time when I stay at the Ark Bar. I love the awesome location right in the heart of Chaweng Beach, the millions off restaurants right outside. The awesome restaurant at the Ark Bar with tons of food at affordable prices, low priced rooms, cheap laundry services priced right! Awesome Pool with DJ, great beachfront, Great Staff!! And of course the amazing Ark Bar beach party on Wed and Fri nights!! What an amazing hotel!! The staff always goes out of their way to make sure I am happy. I am always going back! Love it!!!

Reviewed June 04, 2016

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