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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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
Top Supermarket Chaweng BeachTop Supermarket Chaweng Beach1000 ft
Petbuncha Thai Boxing StadiumPetbuncha Thai Boxing Stadium3300 ft
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Captain KirkCaptain Kirk300 ftMoo 2, Tambon Bo Phut
IslanderIslander300 ftChaweng Center
Samui Seafood Grill & RestaurantSamui Seafood Grill & Restaurant300 ftChaweng Beach Road
Khaosan RestaurantKhaosan Restaurant300 ft4/33 Moo 2, Chaweng Beach Road
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Chaweng Walking StreetChaweng Walking Street4300 ft
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
Fisherman’s VillageFisherman’s Village3.0 miOpp Stare Fish Coffee
Na Muang WaterfallNa Muang Waterfall6.5 mi Koh SamuiThailand
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Getting around
Airports
Koh Samui (USM)1.1 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  691  reviews
  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    Location

    Manager was horrendous to us when we spoke to him. Air cinditioning didnt work and we still had to pay. Room wasnt ckeaned once even though the sign was on our door. Bad service from staff. Didnt get our 1000 bahr key deposit back, have emailed them and no response.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location

    Poor daily servicing of the room. Was out all day several times but came back to find they had not cleaned the room or left water. Had to call front desk to have this completed.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    The location

    My room was located next to the main entrance to pool, bar & restuarant area, therefore everyone coming and going went past my room this was frustrating as the music played till 2am therefore its impossible to have a early night. The aeroplanes fly directly over the hotel to access the run way therefore you hear the roar from the engines everytime a plane goes by. Im not sure exactly what time the music started in the morning but everytime I went down to the pool the music was pumping therefore could never chill out

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    good location

    No one bothered to tell us there will be construction work at 8 a.m. in the morning. When we complained about it the manager was very rude and did not care, and even claimed they "upgraded us" upon arrivel even though we got exactly the room we had reserved, and of course nobody mentioned any upgrade when we checked in. Also a/c didnt work and wasnt fixed after we complained twice about it. Horrible experience, not a cheap one either (2000 baht per night)!

  • 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.

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Highlights
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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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