When we visit a beach destination, we love to stay in a beach resort but the prices are always sky high. Thankfully, we are still able to find some hotels near beach resorts but perhaps without direct access to the beach at almost half the cost. In Phuket, there’s a brand new hotel called OZO Phuket which does exactly that.


OZO Phuket is located at Kata Beach and being a brand new hotel, there’s so much to like. Moreover, it is managed by a reputable Thai brand, ONYX Hospitality. Although it does not have direct access to Kata Beach, it is just less than 5 mins away and there’s even a shortcut.


The lobby is open-concept and exactly what a beach resort would be like.


Similar to other OZO hotels, check-in and verification were done on the iPad. We were then led to the room once check-in was done.


Check out our “Sleep” room. Compact and comfortable.


The TV can even be moved to face you. Who doesn’t love watching TV on the bed?


The room also comes with a chaise lounge chair for you to relax if you don’t want to be on your bed.


The bathroom was surprisingly quite spacious.


Just next to the lobby, there’s an air-conditioned playroom and guests can just come in to relax and play.


Heading to the beach? There’s a backdoor at the swimming pool which leads you to Kata Beach.

The scene at Kata Beach.


For those who prefer less crowd, it’s more relaxing at the swimming pool.


Children will love this kid’s waterslide and play area.


Breakfast time! The restaurant is spacious and brightly lit, allowing you to enjoy your breakfast in comfort.


There’s also an outdoor option for those who prefer al-fresco settings.


Breakfast was decent and the variety is sufficient to keep anybody full. You can find egg station and noodle station if you want to customise your breakfast.

What’s around the hotel?

Directly opposite, you can find a 7-eleven and within the complex, you can also find Watsons and The Coffee Club. For the adventurous, you explore the area and find more shops such as seafood restaurants, pubs and massage parlours.


If you are looking for street food, Kata Walking Street Night Market is just opposite.


For those looking to save on transportation, Phuket’s new Smart Bus stops at OZO Phuket, so you don’t have to worry about paying exorbitant prices for taxis. But, be prepared for the long journey.

If you are looking for a new and nice hotel away from Patong Beach but still be near to a beach, OZO Phuket at Kata Beach is definitely one you should consider.