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In the middle of Chaweng town, this hotel is perfect, especially for people who like music and fun time.

Great for party. Cool pool. Good vibe. Too noisy if u want to sleep good . Not for couples i think. Great located.

Fridge was dirty with other food which then resulted in us having to pay for things used in the fridge we didn’t take. Paid it anyway just to get the hell out of there. Drinks way over charged couldn’t bring drinks on to beach. Room door wouldn’t shut so mosquitos came in by the millions. Never changed sheets just used old ones. Overall worst stay so far in Thailand

Excellent location, you get a better value for what you pay... food for budget travel as it is a very causal young and hipster hotel and super laid back with young crowd mainly... great vibes and good for partying... rooms are decent size and very clean... it does the trick overall...they have a really nice beach though with breathtaking views of Chaweng Beach... a great walk during sunset.

Party Hotel on the beach and in the center of the action. They have a beach party every Wednesday and Friday night as well as host daytime pool parties. If you are OK with some late night noise and want to be right in the action then this is the hotel for you

The most important input I have about the hotel is the staff. The staff at Ark Bar are the worst Thai locals I have ever dealt with. They are incredibly rude. They have 0 sense of service or willingness to treat you as a guest. They constantly treated us poorly at every turn. The single exception to this is the actual bar staff, and only the ones that help you with the beach amenities (not even the hotel staff, you can be at the bar without sleeping there of course). I know that Ark Bar is a popular stop in the area, but I highly encourage you to stay somewhere else near by, and walk to the Ark Bar if that is where you want to be. The rooms were FAR worse than the pictures lead on to be. I've had this sort of bait 'n switch experience with rooms in Thailand a lot with the photos, but these were in very poor condition and everything here is twice as much than at other hotels in Thailand. Strangely enough the bathrooms did not reflect this at all. They were the one nice thing about the rooms.

Nice rooms and would be a great stay with a group. I stayed here alone and the crowd is a bit older (I'm 22M), but still very lively. There's a nightly beach/pool party, but it's really for groups as opposed to meeting new people. Granted, I did stay here two nights, but only had one full day where I went to Angthong Park, I cannot speak to how social it is during the day or how that would have affected my stay. It's in a prime spot on Chaweng Beach with lots of food options and bars nearby. I would recommend this place if you're going with at least another person and don't mind if it's loud. I stayed farther away from the beach area (just where they assigned me) and it wasn't too loud, but generally this is known as a party, budget hotel. Expect that and you''ll be golden. I was actually expecting a lot worse and found the rooms pretty nice and it was an overall good stay. Close to the airport and booked my Angthong trip with them and found it great too.

Such an awesome hotel right on the beach! Great party atmosphere they have a dj from 2pm to 2am. The hotel is located near a lot of good restaurants and about 10 minutes walking distance from the mall. Rooms were nice, spacious and clean. Shower was always hot and we had a balcony as well. I believe all of the rooms do. Definitley a great place to stay. When I go back to koh sumai I will for sure stay here again.

159/89, Moo 2, Chaweng Beach, Bophut Koh Samui Surat Thani

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Chaweng Beach and Chaweng Lake
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Chaweng City Center, Ark Bar Beach Resort is adjacent to Chaweng Beach with other popular attractions like Chaweng Noi Beach within a couple of miles (3 km). This 328-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. Start each morning with English breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

All of Ark Bar Beach Resort's 328 air-conditioned rooms provide balconies, refrigerators, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels. Other standard amenities include coffee makers, free bottled water, and safes.


Property features

Guests staying at Ark Bar Beach Resort enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools, a nightclub, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free shuttle from the airport to the hotel at scheduled times. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the accommodations. Other amenities at this beach hotel include free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Twin Room (free one way airport pickup)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Superior Twin Room (free one way airport pickup)

2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Premier Double Room (free one way airport pickup)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Deluxe Double Room (free one way airport pickup)

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Ark Bar Beach Resort

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Students (1) Family (1)
5
Partner Couples Business Business

In the middle of Chaweng town, this hotel is perfect, especially for people who like music and fun time.

By on May 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Jul 17, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for the flattering reviews and the perfect rating you gave us. We hope we could have given you a very luxurious and fun holiday. Our hotel has been tailor-made for travelers looking to enjoy Koh Samui's nightlife and parties. We are pleased to read that the hotel was satisfactory and our music left a positive impression on you. Please come visit us again. Best Regards, Hotel manager

4
Friends Family

By on Mar 19, 2019

4
Everyone

Great for party. Cool pool. Good vibe. Too noisy if u want to sleep good . Not for couples i think. Great located.

By on Jan 10, 2019

2
Everyone

Fridge was dirty with other food which then resulted in us having to pay for things used in the fridge we didn’t take. Paid it anyway just to get the hell out of there. Drinks way over charged couldn’t bring drinks on to beach. Room door wouldn’t shut so mosquitos came in by the millions. Never changed sheets just used old ones. Overall worst stay so far in Thailand

By on Aug 6, 2018

4
Everyone

Excellent location, you get a better value for what you pay... food for budget travel as it is a very causal young and hipster hotel and super laid back with young crowd mainly... great vibes and good for partying... rooms are decent size and very clean... it does the trick overall...they have a really nice beach though with breathtaking views of Chaweng Beach... a great walk during sunset.

By , from London on Jun 18, 2018

4

party hotel on the beach

Everyone

Party Hotel on the beach and in the center of the action. They have a beach party every Wednesday and Friday night as well as host daytime pool parties. If you are OK with some late night noise and want to be right in the action then this is the hotel for you

By , from Portland, OR on Dec 7, 2017

1

worst hotel i've stayed at in thailand

Everyone

The most important input I have about the hotel is the staff. The staff at Ark Bar are the worst Thai locals I have ever dealt with. They are incredibly rude. They have 0 sense of service or willingness to treat you as a guest. They constantly treated us poorly at every turn. The single exception to this is the actual bar staff, and only the ones that help you with the beach amenities (not even the hotel staff, you can be at the bar without sleeping there of course). I know that Ark Bar is a popular stop in the area, but I highly encourage you to stay somewhere else near by, and walk to the Ark Bar if that is where you want to be. The rooms were FAR worse than the pictures lead on to be. I've had this sort of bait 'n switch experience with rooms in Thailand a lot with the photos, but these were in very poor condition and everything here is twice as much than at other hotels in Thailand. Strangely enough the bathrooms did not reflect this at all. They were the one nice thing about the rooms.

By , from Salt Lake City on Nov 1, 2016

4

nice stay for a backpacking group

Students

Nice rooms and would be a great stay with a group. I stayed here alone and the crowd is a bit older (I'm 22M), but still very lively. There's a nightly beach/pool party, but it's really for groups as opposed to meeting new people. Granted, I did stay here two nights, but only had one full day where I went to Angthong Park, I cannot speak to how social it is during the day or how that would have affected my stay. It's in a prime spot on Chaweng Beach with lots of food options and bars nearby. I would recommend this place if you're going with at least another person and don't mind if it's loud. I stayed farther away from the beach area (just where they assigned me) and it wasn't too loud, but generally this is known as a party, budget hotel. Expect that and you''ll be golden. I was actually expecting a lot worse and found the rooms pretty nice and it was an overall good stay. Close to the airport and booked my Angthong trip with them and found it great too.

By , from Indianapolis, IN on Jun 15, 2016

4
Everyone

Such an awesome hotel right on the beach! Great party atmosphere they have a dj from 2pm to 2am. The hotel is located near a lot of good restaurants and about 10 minutes walking distance from the mall. Rooms were nice, spacious and clean. Shower was always hot and we had a balcony as well. I believe all of the rooms do. Definitley a great place to stay. When I go back to koh sumai I will for sure stay here again.

By , from New York on Feb 14, 2016

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