OZO Colombo.

OZO is a hotel that’s just popped up on Marine Drive in Bambalapitiya, quite popular for having the highest bar in the city (ON14). It considers itself a new-age hotel, or like a staff member told us, ‘the hotel of the future’, turning digital, encouraging staff interaction with visitors, and catering to a new customer base of wanderlusty travelers.

Sleep

Everything’s digital here, from your check-in to the menu for room service. The room styling is minimal and soothing. They’re really big about creating the perfect space for uninterrupted sleep, especially for people who travel a lot – the corridor between rooms is extremely quiet and called the ‘snooze zone’, the glass is apparently sound-proof, and they even provide a refreshing Doze Off Drink for those who have trouble sleeping.

Out of the box

OZO is part of an international group Onyx, that is as a rule of its brand, creative. The entire hotel is a WiFi zone, and the lobby and rooms are equipped with flat horizontal screens: through these, you can explore Colombo at your fingertips via OZO’s travel itinerary. It’s got a whole load of suggestions of places to visit, eat and sight-see, in the city and out, and it doesn’t just feature tourist-ey places but local spots like Pilawoos.

Interestingly, there’s a little Eat2go counter in the lobby, with healthy snacks, soda and coffee – for people just heading out or in, with no time for a proper hotel meal. We thought this was a pretty cool innovation for a high-end hotel.

Our favourite though, was their Vocal Local program. Staff members of the hotel, from the manager to the cleaning guy, are featured on the hotel’s digital device, and each of them has a particular interest or expertise in something. Visitors who want to know about music, shoes, sports – whatever – can just check out Vocal Local on their screens and then go have a personal conversation with a staff member who shares their interest.

The view

The view from OZO is amazing. Their dining space and halls look out onto the sea and the city; even at night the view from the banquet hall of the street lights below is startling. The best view of all however, is on the rooftop – the sunset on the OZO roof is supposed to be the best you can get anywhere in Colombo.

The sea makes up most of the view on the rooftop and in the distance you can see the harbour. From inside the rooftop pool it seems like the pool is blending in with the ocean. The seating here is cosy and chic, and for the food you can check out our review of ON14.

Conclusion

OZO Colombo is a very cool place to stay for the weary traveler and we think their creative reinvention of the hotel experience is worth sampling.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp

Highlights.

Latest.

KAMU.

The Delightful Indian Cuisine at Navaratna by Taj Samudra

Navaratna is an Indian Restaurant located in Taj Samudra Colombo. Taj Samudra is a 5-star

Kamu

10 Places to Get Sushi in Colombo

By Janani Vithanage A Japanese dish most often presented as vinegared sticky rice, seafood or

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

An ideal dinner date spot in Colombo – Ward 7

By Shamrina Carim Are you struggling to decide where you could have a decent fancy

Kamu

Reaching new heights at Virticle by Jetwing’s rooftop bar & restaurant

We were so excited to go to the highest rooftop bar & restaurant in Colombo

Highlights Kamu

Satisfy your Kottu cravings at KottuLabs

Located in Nawala down a little lane, Kottulabs is home to the widest and most

Highlights Kamu

A flavorful journey to the North East by Paadum Meen

An ecstatically beautiful place located down Frankfort place, Bambalapitiya has caught a significant eye for

Highlights Kamu

Trending.

Savor The Salt Of The Sea At Hilton Colombo

Fresh from the seafood markets to your table Colombo, Sri Lanka – 20th June 2022 – Partake

Trending

10 Types of Sri Lankans in Petrol Queues

By Janani Vithanage These days, spending time in the petrol queue is almost every Sri

Highlights Trending

Celebrating life with Perera & Sons

by Shamrina Carim Perera & Sons holds a privileged history of catering to the most

Highlights Trending

Before You Watch… Jurassic World Dominion

By Shamrina Carim The movie On a critic of honest opinions, Jurassic World Dominion is

Trending

Treats fit for a King at Ramada Colombo this Father’s Day!

Enjoy Father's Day special Grill, Lunch, Dinner, Deliveries, and Stays… This June 19th, we all

Trending

Celebrate Father’s Day with your Super Dad at Hilton Colombo!

Looking to express your gratitude for the superhero of your household this Father’s Day? Hilton

Trending

Yamu Guide.

10 Places to Get Sushi in Colombo

By Janani Vithanage A Japanese dish most often presented as vinegared sticky rice, seafood or

Highlights Kamu Yamu Guide

The ideal skin care routine with Bio Oil

By Shanali Fernando Feeling overwhelmed, confused, and/or frustrated by the multitude of competing messages about

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 common causes of Dry Skin

The general cause of itchy, dry skin might seem like a no-brainer: It's a lack

Highlights Yamu Guide

7 Places to Watch the SL Vs. AUS ODI Matches

By Janani Vithanage Sri Lankan cricket may ot have been on its best footing over

Highlights Yamu Guide

5 Cooking Tips from Knorr

By Janani Vithanage Being a mother in today’s world is no easy task. From waking

Highlights Yamu Guide

How Bio Oil reduces scars

By Shanali Fernando Still curious about this little pink bottle of magic and what it

Highlights Yamu Guide