The Onyx Hotel Group opens its 2nd Ozo resort hotel in Pattaya, Thailand, offering a good night’s sleep, a hearty breakfast, a central location, and - what more could you ask for? - seamless on line connectivity.
The Ozo Pattaya is conveniently located just 1.5 hours from Bangkok’s impossible to pronounce Suvarnabhumi International Airport.
Which means you can get from the airport to the hotel every bit as fast as you can get from the airport to downtown Bangkok!
The hotel has 164 rooms, which offer comfortable beds with excellent bedding, easy-to-use climate control, and seamless connectivity.
As described, the rooms are ‘cozy’ - which means ‘not overly large’.
But that’s the point. You’re just supposed to sleep there. You're supposed to go beach combing, explore the city, or check out the sites - not spend the day lounging around in your air-conditioned hotel room!
Sleep and Eat
When push comes to shove, Ozo is about value, without the pricey extras. Breakfast buffets are included. There is a no-nonsense fitness centre as well as a roof-top swimming pool.
What you won’t find is an on-site spa. There are plenty of day spas in the neighbourhood - why indulge on site when there is a city to explore?
Up Close and Personal
I haven’t stayed at Ozo Pattaya yet, but I did spend 4 nights recently at a sister property in Koh Samui.
The Ozo Chaweng Samui lived up to its billing: a good night’s sleep in a comfortable bed with easy to use air-conditioning and a hearty breakfast.
And beyond that, there was an EXCELLENT swimming pool, a semi-private beach, and 3 food and beverage outlets. You really COULD spend the entire day there!
What I liked best was the convenient location: a 24 hour mini-mart, day spas, several food and beverage outlets, and numerous boutiques were all within a short walk of the hotel.
But if you did have itchy feet, there was that fleet of about 20 motor scooters - and a couple of bicycles - at your disposal! For a small fee …
Ozo Pattaya, 236/26-1 Moo 10, Soi 15 at Second Road, Pattaya, Nongprue, Banglamung, Thailand. Telephone: +66 (0) 38 103 777.
The hotel is close to Pattaya Beach and Pattaya Walking Street. It is 10 to 15 minutes from Ripley’s Believe It or Not.
The hotel is 10 minutes from the Pattaya Bus Terminal, 1.5 hours from Bangkok’s impossible to pronounce Suvarnabhumi International Airport, and 2 hours from Bangkok’s Don Muang International Airport, which caters mostly to domestic travel destinations.