Novotel Imagica is a five star resort property that is brought to you by Accor group of hotels. It is situated besides the Lush green hills of the sahyadri range adjacent to India’s first international standard theme park Imagica. It is also known as India’s first theme park hotel where “The Fun never ends”. The Hotel Comprises of 287 rooms, 4 F&B spaces, a large banqueting space for events and parties & a host of other leisure amenities to make your stay completely worthwhile. So if you’re planning your next trip to Khopoli or to Imagica and your confused on where to stay then we at Mytastetest can help you decide by giving you 5 Reasons Why Novotel Imagica should be your next weekend destination
1)Pristine Property with a Plethora of Services and Amenities
Fully Furnished Rooms
Novotel Imagica as written above comprises of 287 rooms. The rooms are segregated into Superior & Executive room types with views of the Sahyadri Mountains or their infinity pool. Each room is completely furnished with all modern amenities that you would expect from a 5 star property. The only major difference between the two is the difference in room size, bed size, difference in WIFI Speed and the higher versions have a bathtub in the room as compared to the ones which have an attached shower. Some of the salient features are Key card operated Doors, Comfortable King Beds with fully AC rooms, Flat Screen Television with Free movies On Demand, Free In room mineral water, Wi-Fi, Telephones in Room & bathroom, Coffee & tea making facilities, Radio, Minibar and the list goes on and on.
Gym & Pool
There is a 24/7 Gym for the people who love to work out and can’t miss a single day of their exercise regime. The gym though isn’t fully equipped as a normal gym but has a decent number of treadmills and weight lifting options. They also do Zumba & Yoga sessions for larger groups on demand but requires prior intimation to the Hotel staff.
They have a swimming pool as well where you can just relax by the day or swim your calories out or just do some water zorbing.
Adjacent to the gym there is also a children’s playroom which can keep your small toddlers busy as well.
Banquets & Conference Rooms
Novotel Imagica Khopoli features one of the largest meeting spaces in Khopoli with a pillar-less ballroom that can accommodate around 460 guests. The ballroom has a provision for breakout, which can be used for smaller meetings. It also had a 1600 square meter garden area which is perfect for people seeking outdoor events. It also has a number of conference rooms with all modern equipment’s to host Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events. With a dedicated event manager for every event there is always someone there to help you make your event in Novotel a successful one
2)Number of Activities to Spend Your Day
Novotel Khopoli has a host of activities which you can do to keep yourself busy the entire day. There is water zorbing in the poolside area where you can try walking on water. Though it’s a pleasure to watch someone doing it. It is rather difficult to do it yourself. It’s a very enjoyable activity none the less.
When you’re done Water zorbing you can try your hands on some archery and get out the inner Mirzya in you. There is a trainer who would train you with ways on how to use the mighty bow and arrow.
For people who feel Bow and arrow is just not their thing you can try your hands on some rifle shooting instead. Armed with a rifle which fires air pellets you test your aiming skills in real life. I prefer my shooting skills in Doom 4 instead :). Other than these there are a host of other activities like RC plane flying, RC Car racing, White water rafting at Kundalika River and trekking to sarasgad fort. For larger corporate groups the team also does MasterChef style cooking competitions if requested in advance. Costs can be checked with the hotel management. We had a cooking competition of our own hosted by chef gaurav and our team won it against 2 hard fought teams. Check the pics out
3)Super Sunday Brunch at the Square
The Square is a multi-cuisine all day dining restaurant which is situated inside Novotel. It is primarily known for its lavish multi cuisine buffets serving over 152 dishes in their Sunday brunch. The Square has an ethos of food Outside the Box. The entire premise of this is to make an experience for the end user which is different than what they usually get.
The team at the square has just launched their all new Sunday Brunch. With Chef Gaurav at the helm the Sunday brunch promises to be a lavish multi cuisine dining experience. The brunch menu spreads from Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, Chinese and A Special for that week which changes from time to time. The crux of the brunch is to make the experience as interactive and perfect as it may get with the built-in buffet counters where the chefs try to make the food exactly as per your requirements.
There are also dishes which are precooked and kept in hot plates in case you can’t wait for the chef to whip something out for you. When you’re done with the sheer number of dishes in starters and mains you can jump off to the desserts section where you can indulge in some decadent sweet treats. Loads of pictures coming up ahead for the guys who want to have a look at whats offered in their brunch
Patrons can also enjoy to some live music played by bands while they duke it out on the food.
4)High Tea Experience at Tubby’s bistro
If you were wondering why the name tubby. It’s because Tubby is the mascot for Imagica and that’s why the name Tubby’s bistro.
Tubby’s bistro is known for spoiling you with some of their yummy signature Tapas, Cupcakes, Shakes, cookies, chocolates, sandwiches & Desserts. We loved some of the signature tapas created by the chef himself. They have a wide range of meat and vegetarian options to choose from and you can just get the chef to make the best for you. We also loved the cookies topped with cream, The Cupcakes, the macaroons and Chocolate shakes. It was a highly refreshing experience after a tiring day and that’s why it’s one of the things to experience when you’re at Novotel
5)Karaoke Nights at Floatz
Floatz is the bar situated by the poolside. The poolside is all lit up at night and it becomes a place to chill and sip on your favourite drink while nibbling on some bar snacks but it’s the karaoke which steals the show here. With a big projector setup which displays the lyrics of your favourite tracks it’s time to get out your inner arijit singh and sing it out loud. We absolutely enjoyed the session here. We had some very talented bloggers sing really well which amazed me on how talented they are. There are also some fun minigames that happen in the lawn besides the pool for kids and adults alike. You can also convert this to a competition if you have a large group post planning it with the management. All in all the Session at floats was definitely “Fun that never ends for us”
5 Minutes from Imagica
Imagica is an international theme park which is spread into Theme Imagica, Aqua Magica and Snow Magica. One day is absolutely not enough to experience this entire set of parks and that’s where Novotel comes in. With just 5 minutes from Imagica it’s the best place to head back for some food and rest before you start your next day’s session. The Dinner buffet at the square is the best way to call it a day before you head back to the comfort of your rooms to prepare for the day ahead. They also offer pickups and drops to Imagica which makes it even easier and hassle free.
While we had our reasons which talks about why we loved Novotel Imagica so much we would love to know your experience here and if you would recommend it to your friends and family. Follow me on Instagram, Twitter, Zomato & facebook to read all about my experiences. The place is ideal for not only family outings but big corporate parties & off sites as well as you can plan a lot of events inside the place to make it a fun filled day.