Sunday, July 26, 2009

Ark Bar Garden Beach Resort, Chaweng

Ark Bar Garden Beach Resort, Chaweng

The place to be if you want to be close to the action and have a good party atmosphere. Mainly frequented by a younger crowd the Ark Bar is centrally located in the middle of Chaweng beach road.

The resort has a small pool and a restaurant that is the middle point of a lot of Chaweng action each night, it's a great place to start an evening out and the place is always hustling and bustling with activity.

There are 50 rooms pretty much facing each other over two floors on the way down to the beach. Don't stay here if you want to enjoy a quiet night, this is where Chaweng is happening. Prices are under 2.000,-THB at the moment per night.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

The entrance almost 4 years ago

Guest room

At night this turns into a cosey all floor seating open air happening

The pool

The bar and restaurant at night

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Library Hotel, Chaweng

The Library Hotel, Chaweng

This is probably the most stylish and hippest hotel currently in Chaweng. It's modern and minimalist concept is fascinating and wonderful at the same time and the impact on the ecology is minimal. There's some real thought put into the design of the Library and the project was inspired by the basic way of life of the hotel's belief that 'the real happiness is not complicated at all'.
One of the things the Library is known for is it's 'red swimming pool' with a great view of Chaweng beach.

The 26 suite/studio cabins that comprise the Library are spread across an area of lush vegetation. Each cabin comprises of a ground floor suit and a sea view cabin upstairs. The minimalist style of each cabin is made complete with a personal computer, plasma screen TV, a walk in rain shower and a Jacuzzi. It's luxury for sure and it also comes with a nice price tag. It's definitely upscale.

Highlight of the project is 'The Library Building' located by the beach and is named after the projects title. The white building with high huge ceiling equipped with glass window pane all around will enrich purity, serenity and peace.

The Library Building consists of three box-style units adjoining together where the middle box is an open-air serving as mini-cafe.

The other two boxes are the huge Library for not only books but also other entertainment media such as music CD and DVD.

There's also an excellent restaurant at the premises, The Page, a lovely beach front restaurant with an aircon room and open air space located at the beach.

If you enjoy a great modern, minimalist concept and you have the means to afford it, this an absolute must straight in the middle of Chaweng and all it has to offer.

Booking by Hotels Combined

Booking by Agoda

The hotel entrance

The Studio

The Suite

Restaurant The Page

The Red swimming pool