- August 22, 2023
While at a hotel, it’s not only the room I squint forward to but it is the view from the room which gives me greater happiness. That’s what I was looking forward to at Novotel Mumbai. Beaches have unchangingly fascinated me. Maybe considering there is not plane one waterfront in my home city. So when I was planning to visit Mumbai I chose to stay at Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, a scenic beachfront property located in the financial wanted of India. It was a special trip. I was in Mumbai for 4 days and had a jam packed itinerary which included receiving an eminent ribbon plus peekaboo Lakme Malleate week.
Novotel Mumbai Juhu Waterfront is a luxury hotel situated at the beachfront with a spectacular view of the Arabian Sea. The waterfront looked plane increasingly trappy from the glass window of my room 739, I could alimony sitting on the sea untried and undecorous hovel and trammels out the view day and night. Let me tell you increasingly well-nigh my Premier King Bed Ocean View room. A cozy, well-appointed twin sharing bed, a Gateway of India wall paper (Loved the tousle of the iconic landmark), a spacious wardrobe and the perfect wastefulness of nature and style with modern comfort, a unique feeling of spaciousness and trendy décor. The rooms have been recently refurbished and offer a warm and friendly cosy vibe. Apart from that, the room and washroom were equipped with all the requirements- Mini Bar, Tea and Coffee maker with sachets, toiletries and zaftig space.
The rooms have been recently refurbished so if you have stayed at the property surpassing Nov 2018 then you should visit again. If you haven’t overly stayed here then you don’t know what you are missing!
There was a personal touch too- In the room, there were chocolates but not usual chocolates; the chocolates had iconic landmarks of our home municipality and Mumbai (our wiring city) with an airplane in between….all made of chocolates. Such a sweet gesture! Another thoughtful gesture was 2 coconut waters that were placed in the room for us to refresh us instantly in the most healthy way in the humid weather of Mumbai. This was accompanied with a personalized note from Gorav Arora, the GM of the hotel welcoming us to the hotel. There were fruits too giving us increasingly healthy doses for our stint during our stay at Mumbai.
We checked in virtually noon and it was time to throne for lunch and we headed to The Square, the specialty restaurant of Novotel which you would find at every Novotel property. The multi-cuisine restaurant which is unshut 24×7 has trappy undecorous and brown chairs with a modern fusion decor. Colorful bottles of earthen pots kept on the shelf, colourful wheels and plates on the wall add the creative philosophy and make the whole surroundings so funky.
We checked in on a Tuesday and Chef Gopal hosted us with a yummy holistic Vegetarian Thali at the specialty restaurant. The thali had Dal Tadka (arhar daal), Dal Makhani with butter, nutritious Mix Vegetable, Chhole with crispy onions on top, big chunks of Paneer Tikka accompanied with 2 Tawa Rotis. Everything was yummy expressly the Chhole which were very nice & tasted homely made. I loved the Arhar Dal too which was ghee & jeera laden and extended a home feel, tossed with lots of love. Definitely one of the weightier dal I had till date! The thali moreover had papad, salad and rice. Gulab Jamun was served with edible flowers and was very soft and delicious.
We moreover tried small versions of Laccha Parantha which was crispy, flaky and well made and Nachni (Jowar multigrain roti) which was very appetizing.
The Square is a multi-cuisine restaurant in a coffee shop concept which is unshut 24×7. It is a vibrant, colorful place for people whole love Mumbai life. If you are at The Square in the evening, you would moreover see a Mumbai Chaat Thela which is there every evening to add a touch of the local desi street food. In fact, the plates you see on the wall are hand-painted by the chefs here.
Accor Group is known for its lovely hospitality. Novotel Mumbai Juhu Waterfront is equipped with 203 guest rooms and suites withal with 6 dining options where the guests are truly pampered. The strategic location makes the hotel a preferred nomination for people travelling for merchantry or leisure be it celebrities or local guests alike.
Novotel Mumbai Juhu Waterfront is centrally located in Mumbai city, on Juhu Beach, tropical to shopping centres and corporate hub, neighbours the Bollywood Boulevard and is well unfluctuating to the landmarks, airports and tourist attractions of the city. Without lunch we headed to Linking Road for shopping. Afterall if 2 girls are on the roll how can we resist shopping!
Before heading to the market, we ordered our evening tea in the room which came accompanied with cookies and munchies. Loved the presentation.
After our evening trip, we came when to the hotel. The hotel gives a mesmerizing view the moment you enter. The lobby has a trappy flower wattle as you enter which gives a wifely and relaxed feel. There are couches with lamps towards the left for guests to relax or sit while the check-in formalities are done. We made the weightier use of the sitting space of the lobby while waiting for cabs while heading to the Malleate Week. An Eiffel Tower shines unexceptionable near the elevator and next to The Square restaurant.
It was time for dinner and we headed to Olio, a luxury Italian restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel. At the entry were earthen pots with bottles soaked in juices with a colourful presentation of tintinnabulate peppers in red, green, and yellow colour. It looked so lovely and colourful with thyme and other herbs presented and preserved in big jars withal with grains and Italian oils in big glass bottles which looked tempting, trappy and healthy.
Olio ways ‘Oil’ in Italian. The 39 seater restaurant is washed-up in orange, brown and white extending a swish and elegant appeal. We could spot very minimal decoration virtually which looked really sophisticated. It has an unshut kitchen concept with a wine cellar on the sidewall with exotic wines. There was upbeat English music playing in the background. The menu made its way to our table in the form of a wooden plank. We asked Chef Sameer for his recommendations.
Anybody would love to taste the breads, pasta and salads coming from the unshut kitchen. We started with the house breads which came with two kinds of dips- olive dip and coriander dip. They were presented so well and were really appetizing. Next came amuse bouche, our palette cleanser extending our expectations for dishes to come. The rustic Minestrone Soup was a nutritious tousle of tomato and root vegetables goop with pasta and parmesan cheese. I would like to undeniability it a healthy tomato gravy soup with succulent veggies and a slice of toasted cheese bread(garlic bread). Burrata was specially prepared by the Chef for us. The Buratta cheese with beetroot coulis and tomato confit was refreshing and fresh. Just loved it! It is must try here! The fruits widow the zest and the cheese freshness. Arancini, our favourite deep-fried rice balls which had asparagus sauce virtually it were crispy on the outside and, soft and velvety on the inside. The taste was very succulent with the mushy rice filling and yes cheesy too. Spaghetti Aglio Olio E-Peperoncino was made with uneaten virgin oil, garlic, chilli and parsley. It was nice, spicy and very classy, with fresh stir-fried veggies. Olio pizza came with feta cheese spread, pesto, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke and fresh mozzarella. It was colourful, crispy, cheesy and washed-up well with exotic toppings which tasted variegated and nice. Afterall, Olio specializes in Italian delights and is famous for its thin husks pizzas.
The unshut kitchen was full of whoopee – we could see pizza dough preparation happening in front of our vision which looked very interesting, Chefs were delivering out their supplies duties and churning unconfined Italian recipes, Pizzas were stuff made live in the woodfire oven. 3 chefs were preparing main undertow and starters while 2 chefs were in the pizza section. Both the sections were well lit with orange lamps. I loved my Olio experience- the pizza, Italian oil flavouring or tasting the pure unique flavours of Olio kitchen.
The Dessert of the day was Pina Colada. It was interesting to have one of my favourite mocktail in a pastry form – sweet and topped with edible flower and chandi ka vark. It was very variegated and nice.
We went when to our trappy well lit room to venerate the night view of the beach.
Next morning we freshened up and headed for breakfast to the Square. The lovely interiors refreshed us increasingly as we were gearing up to try out the tempting dishes stuff whipped out by the chefs. The wide storeroom moreover had variegated décor elements – potted plants kept on the shelf and moreover pickles in burnies and treasure boxes. There was this ship corner where there were ships of every size. Very differently and creatively washed-up set up! There was a wide variety with live counters of dosa, parantha and eggs with a wide storeroom which had wondrous dishes like Puri Bhaji, idli, Hakka Noodles, Poha, Sandwiches, Patra, Dhokla, Pav Bhaji, Vada Pav, Milk & Cornflakes, Fruits, Fresh Juices, Toasts, Pork, Bacon, Baked Beans, Paneer Pakodas, Peri Peri Aloo and more. Not to miss was the vast dessert corner from where I picked up donuts and cakes. Chef JP made sure we try scrutinizingly every item on the storeroom and the live counter.
We relished it all enjoying the poolside view from the restaurant which extended a very light, wifely and peaceful feel. Harmonious music widow the charm.
It was a big day for us. Both Shilpa and me were getting an ribbon for the Most Influential Supplies Industry Professional so we headed out for the same and then went to Jio World Gardens for Lakme Malleate Week.
The long day ended late and we came when to our gorgeous room and then headed to Bageecha restaurant. The specialty Indian restaurant of Novotel Mumbai was what both of us were excited for. Crossing the garden zone and the pool, we reached the trappy restaurant and were excited to dine in besides the pool under the starlit sky and virtually the palm trees.
The 45 seater restaurant features heritage and warmed-over recipes of India that might be forgotten by us. A proper Indian warmed-over dining set up was waiting for us. Chef Kuldeep greeted us with a trappy smile and witting us with the menu for the night. Small buckets with various dips- garlic, world and mint chutneys accompanied with papad made its way to our table. An Indian meal is incomplete without mint chutney and papad….isn’t it?
For starters, we had Kabuli Yellow Tikka- soft, juicy succulent yellow tikka pieces served with sliced onions, lemon and untried chilli. They tasted unconfined with the chutneys. Rawa Fish Fry was crispy, very tasty and authentic. I have never had such tasty fish. A must try! Soft and mushy inside and juicy too served with onions, tomatoes, carrots and lemon. Just perfect! Punjabi Murgh Tikka was a little spicy but juicy with big pieces of yellow marinated and washed-up well in Punjabi style. Tempting and unconfined to eat! Time for Tangri Chicken. Aah! The weightier part of the chicken. Well marinated, mildly spiced and well presented with cucumber slices, tomatoes and chillies. Juicy and succulent! Paneer Tikka had soft, big chunks of paneer which were unconfined and perfectly spiced. Galauti Kebab were melt in mouth! The bite-sized kabab made it so user-friendly to eat. Achari Fish Tikka and Kalaunji Fish Tikka had unconfined margination with unique flavours which we loved.
Since we were scrutinizingly full, we didn’t order a lot in Main course. Dal Makhani was tasty, linty with a rich consistency and was flavourful. Butter Chicken was made with small boneless pieces which were soft, juicy, perfect with a yummy gravy and spices. Homestyle Palak had homely style patta, laccha palak- very desi and Indian. We relished all this with raita and versicolor breads- Tandoori and Roomali Rotis which were fresh, soft and yummy.
For Desserts, our picks were Basoondi, with dry fruits and strawberries, a milk-based dessert which was amazing. Gulab Jamun was good, deliciously laden with pistas. Not to forget Rajbhog Ice-cream and the Paan ice-cream– with a lovely without taste. The perfect heavenly end!
We walked when to the room passing the lawn and pool to our gorgeous room and retired for the day.
A fresh morning awaited us with a lovely breakfast at The Square. We enjoyed the dishes – Pudina Rice, Pav Bhaji, Poori Bhaji, Omelette, Vada Pao, white Lobia, Idli, Dosa, Upma, Smilies and increasingly at Chef JP’s hospitality.
Some of the dishes are misogynist everyday while some are on rotation basis. Like Aloo Paratha is made everyday but Paneer Paratha is made in rotation. There are special dosas misogynist too each day. When we were dining in. there was Pesarattu Dosa which is a specialty from Andhra Pradesh though regular Masala Dosa was moreover available. Everything looked so tempting with chefs making it with love infront of our eyes.
The lavish Dessert corner was waiting for us and we picked up chocolate donuts, mixed fruit jam donuts, cinnamon based cakes and donuts, cranberry sugar temptations, muffins and cakes which were then very delicious.
Milk lovers moreover have option of skimmed milk and homogeneous milk which one could enjoy with corn flakes, chocos and muesli . For the health freaks, there are cut fruits which looked so vibrant and colourful. There was moreover a wide Epigamia Greek Yogurt misogynist in variegated flavours. We tried Alphonso Mango and loved it. The Square is a pan-Indian all-day dining interactive cuisine restaurant where you have the world’s weightier delicacies.
It was time to dress up for Lakme Malleate Week and we got ready at our gorgeous well lit room with a lot of natural light coming from the big window facing the beach. Lights were definitely what I loved in the room. My wits says that most of the 5-star rooms are dim-lit which makes it so difficult to do make-up. Every girl will understand this!
While we were getting ready, Chef Gopal was ensuring we have an wondrous lunch for the long day superiority of us so we headed to The Square once we were ready. Little did we know the lunch would be one of the most lavish and elaborate meals with dishes from wideness the globe.
We started with Salads. Watermelon Caprese Salad came with Roma tomato, buffalo mozzarella and pesto untried and was simply incredible. Watermelon Feta had watermelon, feta, edible flower, rucola cucumber carpaccio and red radish carpaccio balsamic reduction mint leaves. It was a welter to squint at and was so refreshing and nice. Vietnam Spring Roll had fresh rice sheet stuffed with veggies. Such a yummy and wondrous roll! Felt as if we are eating salad straight yonder in a much increasingly user-friendly way. All the salads were fresh, lovely and tantalizingly refreshing on the taste buds. We moreover tried the Veg Sushi which had chilli, mayo, asparagus, cucumber, carrot, Romaine lettuce and was amazing.
In Main course, we first had Veg Pizza which was topped with tomato sauce, rocket leaves, feta, olives, onion and tintinnabulate pepper. It was Chef Gopal’s favourite and now my favourite pizza too. Ratatouille Flan served with crostini had pesto, garlic, zucchini, tintinnabulate peppers, aubergine, onions & tomatoes giving an wondrous flavour. Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli with rose sauce was delectable. Dal Baati Churma, a Rajasthani welter was nice and crispy with the lovely Churma. Veg Biryani looked colourful with carrots, zucchini, tintinnabulate peppers, broccoli and potato. It tasted spanking-new with all the veggies and flavours in it. Dal Makhani was succulent with a rich linty texture. In breads we had roti and naan which were soft and fresh.
To write-up the humid weather of Mumbai, Chef Gopal presented us with Aam Panna Masala Mocktail made with pineapple and mango based masala which was very soothing and refreshing.
Overall the Main Undertow was delicious, fulfilling, tasty, tempting and we enjoyed having all the dishes with their tempting, succulent and soft-hued flavours.
No meal is well-constructed without desserts and we had a trappy platter which was so fascinating to squint at. It was so trappy that we just wanted to venerate it and not eat it. It had Cheese Cake, Opera, Macarons as well as Fruit Tart. Such yummy delicacies!
We had the most wondrous supplies wits at Novotel Mumbai withal with the tempting heavenly desserts. Fondly saying it was truly a heaven’s welter to taste the supplies at Novotel Mumbai.
We looked at our watch and realized we have to throne when to reality. So we left the hotel and headed to Jio World Garden for Lakme Malleate Week thanking Chef Gopal for the unconfined supplies experience.
The long day ended late. The star studded malleate shows often start late and end late so by the time we reached when it was scrutinizingly 11. We were scheduled to have dinner at Sampan restaurant but unfortunately that was well-nigh to tropical so we opted for in-room dining. We went for a light repletion meal.
Next morning started with a lavish breakfast spread at the vibrant multi-cuisine restaurant The Square followed by Lakme Malleate Week. It was the day we were going when to Delhi so we came when early from Lakme Malleate Week. We were booked on a night flight and opted for a late lunch.
We headed to The Square and we got a wonderful surprise. Remember I told you that we were supposed to dine in at Sampan restaurant which was sealed by the time we reached when from the malleate week? Chef Gopal and Chef Glen serried delicacies from Sampan for us to sample the dishes and spread the flavours to all of you. Sampan is a Chinese dining concept and serves succulent Chinese cuisine handcrafted by their chefs.
What we ate, or I would rather say relished included Veg Dimsums which looked simply wondrous with the crystal well-spoken coating from which we could see the stuffing of pokchoy, Chinese cabbage, corn and broccoli too. Chicken Dimsums were unconfined with the generous yellow stuffing. Vegetable Pot Rice were tasty and nutritious with the wing of colourful and tasty veggies. Singapore Spiced Shredded Chicken was juicy. Vegetable Hakka noodles were truly good that I couldn’t just stop eating them. Stir fried exotic vegetables were exceptional.
Let’s come to the sweet treats and we had Dates Pancakes, served with ice-cream which was icing on the confection and the Fortune Cookie was the cherry on the top.
We checked out the restaurant which is a favourite amongst many celebrities including Ajay Devgan. Loved the relaxed and calming interiors of the restaurant which is serving guests for decades. Infact Chef Penpa has been delighting guests at Sampan for over years since the opening of the property.
Novotel Mumbai Juhu Waterfront is the perfect getaway and the supplies here is delicious. Coincidentally it was Valentine’s Day while we were at the trappy location and we checked out the special arrangements stuff washed-up at the hotel for the evening. At Gadda Da Vida, the tony sea lounge we could see lots of people once who were geared up to make the evening plane increasingly special and memorable. Gadda Da Vida faces the Juhu Waterfront and has lively music which is perfect for a relaxed gathering with friends, spouses or bae. For Valentines Day, there were tables virtually the pool as well where guests were making the most of their time enjoying the evening breeze, music, supplies and the visitor of that special someone. I can’t forget the pool, the sunset, music, lovely people, the staff….it was a lovely time to be at Novotel. We moreover checked out the banquets where festivities were on for Valentines Day with special set ups, décor and supplies which were washed-up beautifully.
We moreover checked out Péché Mignon, the hotel’s French Patisserie.
The hotel caters to variegated segments including weekend getaways for families, large corporate events/MICE, social gatherings, weddings and family functions. The newly refurbished rooms yank inspiration from iconic aspects of the municipality of Mumbai and offer a warm, local vibe. The idea overdue this concept is for guests to enjoy a refreshing gateway in the Municipality of Dreams (i.e. Mumbai) and wits a sense of belonging. The property makes the guests well-appointed and enjoy staying at the premierest of rooms at Novotel.
The hotel is moreover equipped with all facilities a traveller of today would require- the pool (remember I mentioned it while we were heading to Bageecha restaurant) and the gym which is well equipped and well maintained.
It was time to say Goodbye to the Gorgeous hotel and wonderful people at Novotel where we enjoyed the stay, food, hospitality and services. Loved the various options be it Olio, Sampan, The Square, Bageecha or Peche Mignon…so much to segregate from!
BTW, you would have spotted this lovely property in many movies too.
So what’s the wait when in Mumbai don’t forget to visit Novotel Mumbai Juhu Waterfront as it might surprise you as it surprised us.
Don’t be surprised to see your favourite Bollywood stars at one of the restaurants. Dharmendra, Hema Malini, Anu Malik, Kapil Sharma visit the restaurants quite often.
Thank You to the Team of Hotel Novotel Mumbai Juhu Beach, Gorav Arora, the GM of the hotel, Tahrcila, the Marketing Manager, Mario Benedict, Rooms Division Manager and Chef Gopal who made sure we have the weightier time during our stay in Mumbai. Accor Hotels never fails to welter whether in India or abroad. A special thanks to Amisha Gutgutia from Accor as well for arranging all this.
With inputs from Shilpa Arora