5 Reasons why we love Novotel Imagica, Khopoli

When it comes to hotels in India, Novotel is one star name that pops up. This hotel is amazing with its first class service, wonderful hospitality, rooms and don’t forget their food! Our recent trip took us to Novotel, Imagica in Khopoli. A perfect getaway destination if you are looking to break the busy city life! Our trip was filled with surprises, fun moments and memories that we will never never forget! Here are 5 things that we loved the most at Novotel Imagica.

5. That Space tho!

Novotel Imagica is simply stunning!The ambiance of the entire hotel is warm and has a touch of class and elegance. The minimalistic approach to it really stands out and the entire space is used well. Right from their lobby and hotel rooms to the pool and dining areas.


As you enter imagica, you simply cannot miss out on this huge building with the rides and the mountain in the background!

4. Afternoons at Tubby’s bistro

Tubby’s bistro is the place to be for your tea time sessions! There is everything you need from cupcakes, pastries, sandwiches, small bites, milkshakes and of course some good coffee!

There is also a small play area besides it where you can play table tennis, badminton and other games. We recommend skipping room service and head down to Tubby’s. And Oh, Don’t forget to click your photo with Tubby himself. (Your friendly neighborhood Tubbyman 😉)

3. A trip to Bhati Lake

If you are going to stay here for a while, then we totally recommend heading down for a quick trek. Head down to the reception and ask them to arrange one for you. This short yet sweet journey will take you past forests, old villages and a view you will never forget.  Head your way up the hill to enjoy the beautiful bhati lake below you.

We recommend to get your trek shoes on, carry water and any gear if necessary for the trip.  To know more about the trek, please read my article here.

2. The Irolic Parade

To my readers who have kids, this sure is a sight that they should not miss. The Irolic parade is a fun filled show starring their in house characters who dance and make their way around the hotel. The show ends at the Square, with a well timed performance!

Before we get to our top pick, here are some of our honorable mentions:

The Pool: Simple and neat, this pool is perfect for a good swim.


There are small huts, where you can keep your belongings and to relax. There is a special area for kids too.

Pro Tip: If you are looking to throw a party, we recommend hosting a pool party. Novotel can also book an area of the pool privately for your guests (based on your requirements). It is even equipped with a full serviceable bar and a kitchen that will provide you food for your party.  This service is only available on Saturday and Sunday only.

The meeting rooms:

If you are looking to host a meeting or any corporate events, then this place is equipped with a vast area filled with different meeting rooms and a big green lawn.

A room with a view:

The best part of our room, was that green, no traffic mountain view! P.S if you are looking for something more elite, then we recommend you try staying at their presidential suite! It’s one sweet that you wouldn’t mind having all day!

The Imagica Tour:

Plan your stay and visit all the 3 parks that Imagica has to offer! Especially the Snowpark!

1.  Our Numero Uno Pick: The Square

The Square, is the hotel’s signature all day dining restaurant featuring a buffet selection of Indian and international favorites and freshly prepared dishes at it’s live cooking stations as well as its live cooking stations as well as exciting a-la-carte options including North Indian, South Indian and local Specialties.

The spread changes everyday with a lot of options for you to choose from. For lunch, we got to try some specially curated Martini’s (Even the classy shaken, not stirred ones) along with a Live bbq set up with a lot of vegetarian and non vegetarian options! For dessert lovers, this is paradise city and this has all the things you need to fulfill your sweet tooth! Even a chocolate fountain!

Pro Tip: Mid night hunger pangs? Fear not, as the square also has a late/mid night buffet to sort that out for you! Late night pizza cravings, here i come!

And that’s all folks! The Hoggers Blog would like to thank the entire Novotel Team, Team Criesse Communications  who gave us and my fellow bloggers a Getaway like never before!


Amrith Padmanand



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