Wondering what to do this Women’s day with your girl gang? Need a well-deserved break by the Sahyadri hills and night of dance and song, Novotel Imagica has created the perfect package for you.
The willingness to listen, the patience to understand, the strength to support, the heart to care and extreme courage. That is the beauty of a lady 🙂
Celebrate womanhood at the first theme park resort property of AccorHotels in India.
At Rs. 8000 all inclusive for a couple, the package includes welcome drinks, character performances, Karaoke with unlimited drinks for the ladies, cocktail mixing sessions, exciting treasure hunts, dinner and signature Imagica performance during breakfast.
The hotel also has books, movies and indoor games including table tennis, darts, chess, checkers, carrpm, pool or foosball up for grabs to build the fun and excitement.
That’s not all folks! At an additional cost you can also have a day of fun and excitement at the theme parks adjacent 😀
Getting there: After an easy 2 hour & 20 minutes road journey from Mumbai (approx. 70kms from Mumbai and 40kms from Navi Mumbai), we were greeted by the courteous staff at Novotel.
Making an entrance: We were welcomed with warm smiles and refreshing drinks. One glance and you are awestruck by the property. You can sense an aura of power and class, the very moment you step in. No amount of instagramming could have prepared me for how I would feel on arrival. Speechless, ecstatic and simply in awe of my surroundings 😀
The Room: Modern, spacious & comfortable, the rooms have been designed to accommodate your wishes regardless of the reason of your stay.
Our welcome was made even more special with a surprise gift of hand crafted chocolates and a letter from the General manager
The room was incredibly lit and airy with 4 long windows & a small balcony to step out on for fresh air.
It was well equipped with high speed internet (wi-fi), electronic safe, 40 inch LED Tv, coffee maker, etc. which made the stay even more comfortable 🙂
The grandest part of the room was of course the king sized bed. The bathroom was another interesting element of the room. It was almost like an opaque box within the bedroom itself, with one glass exposing full visibility to the shower. There was a electronic curtain you could pull across. Although aesthetically it looks very cool, you have to know your partner pretty well to stay in one of these rooms! 😉
There were luxury toiletries, slippers and fluffy robes too. Novotel surely knows how to pamper you from the very moment you step in! 😀
The Dining Experience:
Square – After pulling myself together, I joined the group down at the ground level of the ain building. We headed towards “Square”, ready to tantalize our taste buds with yet another culinary delight!
With a humongous and delicious spread of food ranging from Indian to Italian to Continental cuisine, Square definitely knew how to pamper our taste buds with the finest and freshest of ingredients.
We devoured some lip- smacking dishes which were a 10/10 when it came to the presentation and taste! Square is Novotel’s flagship and signature all-day-dining restaurant which offers scrumptious Indian and international buffet as well as exciting a-la-carte options. With a lavish buffet during Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Square is a heaven on earth for the people who love eating to their heart’s content.
The cuisine was packed with the local spices & ingredients as well. Dishes like Konkani pizza, Kuttu Paratha were a delight altogether. Who could have thought of mixing the Konkani spices and the old school Italian Pizza? Well, Novotel knows how to serve you the perfect blend with both the distinctive elements of the cuisines kept intact.
Also, Square has a live counter for the Italian and Chinese cuisine where you can customize your own pasta and noodles.
I opted for a Alfredo Pasta and oh boy! It was super delicious! The perfect blend of mushroom & cream was whisked with love and that made the pasta even more delicious.
Filling our tummies with the delicious starters and mains, we headed towards the dessert counter next. It was indeed a magnificent & a beautiful spread if one of the best desserts I have tasted so far! With about 10 desserts in total, the best ones were the Chocolate Avalanche Pastry, Angoor Rasgullas, Strawberry shortcake and the Chocolate Fudge.
Also, the very next day, we relished on some filling Breakfast at Square. Again a lavish buffet of breakfast right from the kitchens of various Indian states, this buffet was totally fit for the gods!
We were served 3 different juices, A mini South Indian platter comprising of cute little idlis, medu vadas and dosas, Pancakes & mapple syrup and what not! Truly an epicurean delight! 😀
Tubby’s Bistro- After a wholesome lunch and good sleep after it, we were invited for high tea with the General Manager. After a brief introduction of the property and the staff, we were served with mini burgers and carefully made chocolates which were a gastronomic feast! Named after the Imagica’s brand ambassador, Tubby’s bistro is a bistro-style pastry shoo featuring a wide array of breads, cakes, chocolates ,macaroons and local delicacies served with hot and cold beverages convenient for take-
away of a quick sit down bite.
After the high-tea, we proceeded to the lobby area where we participated in a treasure hunt. With mind boggling clues, we ran from edge-to-edge to find the clues and the hidden surprise. It was an exciting and enthralling treasure hunt altogether!
Floatz- Located just besides the pool, we sipped on to addictive concoctions like Cosmopolitan, Red Wine Sangria and oh yes! The Beer sangria. With groovy music and appetizers by the mesmerizing pool side, our time at the Floatz was super relaxing. The live band playing the Guitar complemented it as well
Nitro Bar- We were then directed to Novotel Imagica’s theme based bar & lounge, the ‘Nitro Bar’! We had an exciting cocktail making session here, where we mixed the ingredients and made our own innovative cocktails. With Rum being my favorite, I made a potent and a refreshing concoction of Rum and apple juice with chaat masala and lemon added. These two enhanced the overall flavor and helped me gain quite a lot of praises from the Food & Beverages Head 😀
It is not often I leave somewhere with the feeling that I know I will return. However, I fell in love with Novotel Imagica from the very first day! I can imagine that a week here would leave you feeling completely distressed and ultimately pampered.
Novotel Imagica is a gorgeous hotel with an amazing vibe and incredibly luxurious details. For that reason, it easily gets Mumbai Food Junkie’s seal of approval 😉
With Adlabs Imagica and AquaImagica adjacent to Novotel, it is a destination for travellers to unwind, escape from the daily hustle & bustle, and feel totally at peace!