Ark Bar Beach Resort - Chaweng (Koh Samui)

159/75, Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut, Koh Samui, Chaweng (Koh Samui), Thailandshow map
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Very goodBased on  687 reviews
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Overview

The central Ark Bar Beach Resort is located in a shopping area of Chaweng.

The property is about 30 minutes' walk of Pai Cookery Class.

The hotel offers easy access to the white beach in Chaweng.

Koh Samui airport lies within 10 minutes' drive away from Ark Bar Beach Resort.

Rooms

Ark Bar Beach Resort offers contemporary rooms with wireless internet, a laptop safe, flat-screen TV, a kitchenette and a writing desk to make stay in Chaweng even better. The guestrooms look out on the garden. They feature en suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Providing a variety of meals, Captain Kirk and Samui Seafood Grill & Restaurant are approximately 100 meters away.

Services

There are car rental services on site.

Relax

Such on-site leisure facilities as a night club, a sun terrace and an outdoor swimming pool are available for the guests' use.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   328.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Babysitting
Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Air conditioning
Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Sports & Fitness

  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Grocery shopping service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Shoe shine service
  • Email service

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Business

  • Meeting room
  • Computer rental
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Mini-fridge
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • DVD player
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 5 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children6 - 18 yearsExtra bed50% of the room stayMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
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Tesco Lotus ChawengTesco Lotus Chaweng1.6 mi
Big C Super Center ChawengBig C Super Center Chaweng1.9 mi
Samui Theatre Major Chaweng BranchSamui Theatre Major Chaweng Branch1.6 mi
Samui Institute of Thai Culinary ArtsSamui Institute of Thai Culinary Arts5100 ft46/6 Moo 3, Chaweng Beach
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Getting around
Airports
Koh Samui (USM)1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  687  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    On the beach and on the middle of shopping area. Nice atmosphere, crowded but quite. Very good bar restaurant on the beach, confortable and trendy. Wifi free and all facilities around.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    The hotel was centrally located on Chaweng beach which was fantastic! It was on the main street so restaurants, bars, shops etc were all walking distance. The hotel opens onto Chaweng beach so there is instant beach access and there are beach beds supplied by the hotel. The room design was both modern and Thai. Overall great value for money!

    The pillows were uncomfortable.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great position and loved attentive staff. Junior suites are the best!

    Prices in terms of drinks were a little pricey compared to other bars. No hairdryer in the room was a little strange.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The Ark Bar rocks! Last time I came to Samui I stayed down the opposite end of Chaweng Beach and I remember walking up the beach and stumbled across The Ark Bar with it's dining on the beach, great service, live DJ and fantastic Bar facilities.. So on my return I decided to book my stay for 9 nights at The Ark Bar and everything mentioned above lived up to my expectations.. the staff are very polite, friendly and attentive, the facilities are modern and clean, the food is out of this world and the live DJ at night is awesome! Location is great too, just near to the Green Mango and shopping area of Samui :-)

    Absolutely nothing to complain about - loved it?! :-)

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    We've been very happy with the hotel. Only one thing: we stayed two nights and on the second day the room wasn't made by cleaning staff, although we put the sign "please make up room" out that day. Everthing else was just great.

  • 3.8
    Guest rating

    Ark Bar is in a good location which is about the only good thing I can say about it. The restaurant attached wasn't bad either although pricey and nowhere near good enough to make up for all the rest of the shortcomings of the rest of the hotel.

    The rooms were dark, dingy and smelly. I had to buy air freshener just so I could stay in the room. Hotel staff were rude and unhelpful. It was so bad that I didn't even want to be in the room at the end of a long day. I cut my trip short and forfeited two nights at the hotel nonfundable I hated it there so much. It was one of the worst places I have ever stayed.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Very clean rooms, friendly staff, amazing location. Restaurant has great food for breakfast lunch and dinner. I believe it is the hub of Samui

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Perfect location, beside the sea and the bazaar. Great music in the beachside bar day and evenings. Beach party every Wed if you like that sort of thing. Simple but convenient, friendly helpful staff. A great place to stay when on the paradise island of Samui.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Relaxing on the beach all day. Such a great location and great opportunity to meet fellow travellers.

    We loved the hotel - only issue was with the bathroom, we did not like the shower as it was more of a tap that just sprayed water around the bathroom which took a long time to dissipate.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location was great and having breakfast included was awesome!

    It would be great to have more group activities for small groups of travellers to meet each other.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Location is perfect and most of the staff are helpful and friendly. The restaurant at the back is awesome with a huge selection of food.

    The guy at the front desk at night is always asleep, so quite a few times I had to go around and get my key from behind the desk myself which makes security a bit of an issue as anybody could go around and get anybodys key. Bathroom is a little small and our hand basin was leaking water onto the floor.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location

    The staff were incredibly unhelpful and the junior suites very basic and very noisy.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Location's good. Doesn't get better than this if you're looking to be close to the beach and the center of all activity.

    The rooms are basic and so is the service. You're trading off luxury for location when you choose this place. If you can ride a bike, moving around the island is so easy that I'd recommend staying at one of the larger resorts and visiting this stretch just to party.

  • 4.4
    Guest rating

    Center of everything

    A bit bate and switch, one hotel, three different star for standard, superior a nd suite. Not one fixed standard but three very different standards, not pleased a out it at all. Nothing superior about the room. Just average. Surprised I ate the same breakfasst as everyone else, at least that was not cheaped out,

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff were great, facilities are beautiful, and the location is amazing. Plus the rate was pretty cheap as well especially considering what you get. I'd highly recommend it.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  687 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Thailand

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-23:00FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 2 yearsCotFREEAll children3 - 5 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children6 - 18 yearsExtra bed50% of the room stayMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Koh Samui (USM)1.1 mi
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