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Hotel Review: Novotel Pune Nagar Road, Pune in India

By Jyoti Balani  |  February 14, 2020

Novotel Pune Nagar Road is a good choice for a weekend staycation as I recently discovered when I was invited by the hotel. We were accorded a warm welcome by the hotel’s team when I checked in, and it was a delight to see personalized amenities created by the Chef’s team when we entered our suite.

Situated in the plush area of Viman Nagar, Novotel Pune is in close proximity to the Pune Airport, and offers 223 ergonomically designed rooms and 11,000 sq. ft of banqueting space. It is close to Phoenix Market City, Osho Meditation Resort, Aga Khan Palace and offers easy access to business hubs such as the EON IT Park Kharadi, Magarpatta and Yerawada.

The hotel offers multiple dining options, a fitness centre, an outdoor swimming pool and a kid’s play area. It is the perfect multi-service offering for both business and leisure guests with spacious, modular rooms, 24/7 catering with balanced meals, meeting rooms, attentive and proactive staff.

The hotel offers 223 modern, well designed rooms and suites

It was pleasant meeting the friendly and affable general manager Sukhbir Singh at lunch during my stay. He said: “Novotel Pune’s ideal location is the biggest unique selling point. Proximity to the Pune Airport has made the hotel an obvious choice for discerning corporate guests.

The finest business hotel in the city celebrates life and accentuates every occasion with zeal, making it ideal for both business as well as family outings. Our award winning restaurants and bars are the preferred dining choices for the city’s food connoisseur.

The hotel has an easy access to prime business hubs, dining, shopping and entertainment in the city and is a 20 minutes drive to EON IT Park and Magarpatta. The aesthetically designed rooms also offer a tailor made experience to all our guests. Custom built banqueting and events space makes us a desirable destination for weddings, meetings and events.

Custom built banqueting and events spaces make the hotel a desirable destination for weddings, meetings and events

The greatest USP of our hotel is our team. We have been fortunate to inculcate the brand values in our team members right since the hotel’s opening. We strive to retain our coveted position of being the most admired hotel in town.”

The hotel offers tailor made stay experiences for those who are looking for a staycation. The hotel’s plush ambience, fine-dine options, bar accessibility and other amenities make it a preferred choice in the city.

While travelling, staying fit is equally important and to help you find your balance, the hotel’s in-house gym, which has 24 hours access to guests, offers state of the art equipment and an outdoor swimming pool.

Hotel leisure facilities include a 24 hour gym and an outdoor swimming pool

Novotel Pune offers indoor and outdoor banqueting space of a total 11000 square feet which consist of an elegantly designed divisible ballroom accommodating up to 400 guests and six meeting rooms with a capacity of 10-60 guests.

The Square, a signature, all day dining restaurant offers sumptuous Indian and international flavours via the interactive cooking stations. It is also an excellent option for a Sunday brunch. Soak is a mesmerizing open air poolside restaurant and lounge serving delicacies with a range of concoctions and groovy lounge channel music. I spent a lot of time relaxing near the beautiful poolside during my stay.

Barcode, a cosy lobby lounge that offers a range of wine and spirits is a great place to unwind with a drink and bite size appetisers, the talented bartender here mixed an interesting black currant martini for me. Oven fresh delights, customised cakes and pastries and Novo-box for meals on the go are offered by Crust located on lobby level.

The Square, a signature, all day dining restaurant offers sumptuous Indian and international flavours

The talented executive chef Anil Chabukswar created a fantastic five course meal for me at lunch which was high on visual appeal as well as taste. Asparagus soup served with lemon chives cream, Mesclun salad with jalapenos, poached watermelon, bocconcini with tomato foam accompanied with oats dusted chicken and berries.

For mains he served us spinach, brie and sage tortellini, cognac flambé red snapper and hazelnuts coated Sous Vide New Zealand lamb. A fantastic meal ended with delicious baked flavoured yoghurt in a jar. The next day he created a mouth watering elaborate Maharashtrian thaali for lunch.

Novotel Pune Nagar Road is a part of Accor Hotels which is a French multinational hospitality group and digital innovator offering unique experiences in more than 4,500 hotels, resorts and residences across 100 different countries.

With an unrivalled portfolio of internationally renowned hotel brands encompassing the entire range from luxury to economy, from upscale to lifestyle and midscale brands, Accor Hotels has been providing savoir-faire and expertise for more than fifty years.

A staycation at Novotel Pune Nagar Road is a great idea for it’s good food, beautiful poolside, fantastic drinks and warm hospitality as I discovered during my recent stay at the hotel.


Address: Novotel Pune Nagar Road, Viman Nagar, Pune – 411014, Maharashtra, India
Phone: 020 6705 6000