-The staff are very friendly and always willing to help -food well priced for location and service. - well airconditioned rooms with plenty of bottled water
-the bed are very hard -the breakfeast choice is very limited with breakfeast voucher. -public access to beach and bar passing though the middle of hotel and facilities made it very noisey especially late at night and early morning making it hard to sleep. -No clothes Iron available in rooms. - to many power blackouts rendering the rooms in darkness a backup generator would be good. - we would only recomend Ark Bar to younger travellers who want to party 24 hrs
Being close to everything... especially the beach, restaurants and shopping! Prices were very good and staff were very friendly and helped you with anything you needed or asked for. We were very lucky to be upgraded to the junior suite which was amazing... very clean and modern!
Music in the morning was a little intense especially after a big night, would much prefer laid back music. Sometimes after the cleaners would clean the room they forgot on a few occasions to replace toilet paper and fresh shower towels... but apart from that they did an amazing job! Also didn't like the layout of the bathroom.. would've preferred that the shower and toilet have a step and be separated
The beach bar is really excellent, especially on beach party night each Wednesday. I enjoyed my stay at the Ark Bar Beach Resort and I would return.
The bathrooms and shower facilty are very basic, however this can be overlooked as the bed was very comfortable and even though the bar is in very close proximity to the rooms it is suffieciently quiet to get to sleep.
I thought the breakfast was awesome except that the toast was never cooked properly it being done on one side only although the waitress attended to it promptly.
If the room I had was classed as Superior then I would have liked to have viewed a 'Standard'.
Great location,nice staff,tasty breakfast
Construction work on site didn't mind too much because we weren't in the room during the day and it finished at 6 in the evening.expensive restaurant sandwich, omlette, chips and 2 soft drinks cost us 15 euro.no free wi Fi
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.
The comfort, the beach, the bar, the staff and the location
The near to the beach and the city chaweng beach road was very good. The breakfast in the hotel was abundant - you can choose 5 things - for examle scrambled egg, cornflakes with milk, toast with butter and jam, fruits, pancake mit syrup... At the beach you have enough deck chairs and sunshades. The room was small with new furnitures and clean. You get towels for the beach. Room cleaning every day was very good.
the staff did not speak enough good english. next to our room every 3 nights it was very loud - a party groop was there and made party every morning after coming back from disco at 5 am. After we called the reception it was quiet! At check the staff didn't wish us a nice trip/flight and didn't say goodby. :-(
Very good location in Chaweng. Close to beach and night life. Modern rooms, clean and all necessary facilities there.
Noisy people returning from the bars during the whole night. Hardly any view from rooms.
The only plus - nice rooms.
If you like jets flying over your head night and day, dozens of drunk misfits screaming and puking all over the place, no privacy and no peace and quiet whatsoever, filthy little pool, indifferent staff and the dirtiest part of the beach - come to Ark Bar.
With a stay at Ark Bar Beach Resort in Koh Samui (Chaweng City Center), you'll be steps from Chaweng Beach and a 4-minute drive from Chaweng Noi Beach. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, laundry facilities, and ATM/banking services. A shuttle from the airport to the hotel is complimentary at scheduled times.