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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile


I had chosen Novotel Varun Beach for my much awaited Dussehra weekend with family and I must say this place is really good.

The hotel is nearby many local attractions and one can hire a cab from the travel services at the hotel or from other outside vendors to explore the city. I would recommend the travel desk though it’s slightly expensive than what u would get outside, but the cars are clean and the drivers are very professional. We took their half day sightseeing package and enjoyed every bit of it.

Must try:
- A dip In their infinity pool, it’s 4 feet deep and has a good view of The Bay of Bengal and also adjacent Indira park, plus u get nice drinks served poolside
- Food at Zaffran restaurant: it offers Rajasthani and North Indian food. We tried their Thali and also Ala carte. The food is great, ambience is amazing and with live performance by an Artist who made our evening memorable with lovely songs and ghazals.

The room was spacious and had all amenities. If there is anything missing one can call the house keeping and they help u out pretty quickly. All the rooms have a good view of the ocean.

Being Dussehra weekend there were a lot of people visiting, the staff was a bit hassled by the huge numbers especially during the breakfast hours but they were also very courteous and helpful. Special thanks to Mr. Atin from The Square restaurant who took great care of our small needs and made sure our stay was comfortable.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled with family
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GMRAJESH, General Manager at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Shantanu,

It was fantastic reading your detailed review about our hotel on Trip Advisor. Thank you very much for taking out time for the same and for all your special mentions about our food, services and facilities.

Your words of appreciation for my excellent team especially for Mr. Atin and for the team housekeeping, will go a long way to encourage them for providing higher levels of guest services.

It is our constant endeavor to provide our guest with the most remarkable experience during their stay & having known that we remain committed in delivering the same as per your expectation, gives us the immense satisfaction. We have also made a note of your valuable feedback with regards to the staff being bit hassled to manage the guests due to the festive season. We will ensure necessary training is put in place to better handle such situation. Thank you very much for your feedback.

We certainly look forward to welcome you with your family and friends to Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach and are very much confident to provide you with a memorable stay in all aspects.

Warm Regards,

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have now stayed at the Novotel several times. Overall, it is a very good experience, highlighted by some exceptional staff.

Check-in is reasonably fast . . . the front desk staff is hit or miss in terms of helpfulness and friendliness. The hallways of the hotel are . . . sketchy. Very hot and not in great condition. Makes you worry about your room, but the rooms are fine

Have always stayed in a suite. View of the beach is exceptional and room is very quiet -- no road noise or noise from hallway/other rooms. The main room offers a sofa and lounge chair as well as a desk -- perfect for working or relaxing. There is a mini-bar with soft drinks and beer. The closet is huge and includes an in-room safe, bathrobe and slippers. Bedroom is large with a separate TV. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom has a tub and separate shower, which is very large.

Overall, the room makes for a pleasant stay for work or pleasure.

I've ordered room service many times and it is a standout. The food comes super-fast and is hot and tasty. The folks who deliver the food are wonderful -- seem genuinely interested in ensuring the meal is perfect.

We've eaten dinner primarily in the roof-top restaurant. Food is very good with a number of western options (highly recommend the salmon and the lobster). Service is generally good. Many nights there is live entertainment (singers) -- it's ok but a bit hard to talk over the hour music. Breakfast in the main dining area has many Indian and western options, including eggs cooked to order. The one negative is that, if you want sealed bottled water, it costs extra. There is an Indian restaurant, but we've never tried it.

There is a lounge for suite guests that provides hors d'oeuvres and drinks in the evening. The person who works in the lounge makes my visit! Extremely pleasant and helpful.

If you come to Vizag, the Novotel is an excellent choice.

  • Stayed: September 2018, travelled on business
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GMRAJESH, General Manager at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing our hotel & for sharing a detailed feedback about us on Trip Advisor. We very much appreciate you for taking out time from your busy schedule and posting such wonderful review.

I am happy to know that you loved the services & facilities offered by our hotel and it is particularly rewarding to get such positive remarks for our F&B & Culinary team. I will certainly convey your appreciation to my entire team here at Novotel.

Having said that we have also taken a serious note about your feedback with regards to the noise disturbances , which we will work on it and ensure you receive a remarkable stay experience during your next visit.

Your recommendation for our hotel is highly gratifying.

We look forward to welcome you back in the near future at your hotel Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach!

Warm Regards,

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in many hotels around the world but Vizag Novotel always has a special place in my heart, because of the great location (amazing sea view rooms) and positive service attitude of staffs. I would especially vouch two staffs, front desk manager Mr. Sudharshan and Chef Narasayya. Both of them always go to extreme end to cater my need. Chef always makes special dish exclusively for me if I wanted to try something local which is not on the menu. I always look forward to stay at Vizag Novotel.

Saravanan Nagarathinam
Sydney, Australia

Stayed: September 2018, travelled on business
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GMRAJESH, General Manager at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Saravanan,

Thank you very much for taking out time and posting such wonderful review about our hotel in Trip Advisor. We are delighted to read your beautifully sewn words for our rooms, facilities, services and especially about our Team.

Your special mention for our Front Office Manager Mr. Sudarshan and Chef Narasayya has been been conveyed to them and they are equally thrilled to read your review and taking pride in extending services as per your expectations. Thank you once again !

We certainly look forward to welcome you soon with your family and friends to your hotel Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach!!!

Warm Regards,

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The location of the place is so perfect. We can walk to the beach and come back. The view from the hotel is amazing. The swimming is so perfectly maintained and we can have loads of fun playing in the pool and at the same time enjoy the sea view.
The only drawback here is food is not so tasty.

Stayed: December 2017
Thank AnilDaita
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GMRAJESH, General Manager at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mr. Anil Daita,

Thank you very much for posting such lovely comments about our hotel in Trip Advisor.

I am happy to know that you have liked our hotel, it’s services & facilities. It’s our constant endeavor to provide our guest with the most remarkable experience during their stay & having known that we remain committed in delivering the experience as per your expectation, gives us the immense satisfaction.

Your valuable feedback with regards to the food has been well noted and our culinary team is all set to service you the food as per your preferences during your next visit.

We eagerly look forward to welcome you soon with your family and friends to your hotel Novotel and are very much positive to give you a remarkable stay experience in all aspects.

Warm Regards,

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our stay at the Novotel Hotel in Vizag has been exceptional. The hotel itself is beautiful, the restaurants delicious, and the rooms are extremely comfortable and clean. But it is the people who work behind and in front of the scene that make this hotel truely exceptional. Vini and the rest of the ladies at the front desk are very kind and helpful. Mr. Sri, the head of housekeeping, takes an active roll in making sure all of your needs are taken care of. From flowers in your room, to having your room cleaned at a convienent time for you. But Mr. Satish, in housekeeping, really made our stay something to remember. He does a perfect job cleaning the room, but everyday I looked forward to returning to our room to see what new towel art he created. It's a little thing, but so very charming. Everyone needs a smile at the end of a busy day. Thank you to everyone at Novotel.

Stayed: October 2018, travelled on business
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GMRAJESH, General Manager at Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much for posting such wonderful review about our hotel in Trip Advisor. We are very much delighted to read your appreciative notes about our team, hotel, Front Office, F&B and the especially the housekeeping services. We have shared your special mention for Mr. Sri and Satish for providing such exemplary services to our esteemed guest.

Recognition is very important to us as there is nothing more rewarding than a positive comment from a happy guest. Thank you once again for your recommendation.

We certainly look forward to welcome you back in the near future at your hotel Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach!

Warm Regards,

Rajesh Gopalakrishnan
General Manager

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