By Erick Ludeya
Anyone driving or walking along Durham road off Gichugu road in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa estate will, by default, be attracted to one of the most amazing and eye catching property in the leafy suburb.
The Gramo Suites executive apartments have not only become the talk of town but now increasingly becoming the ultimate target for a good number of the City residents.
Gramo Suites is located in a serene and quite environment, the apartments have been built to unique standards.
According to one of the Directors, Mr. Amos Ngonjo, Gramo Suites executive Apartments managed by the Trianum Hotels, have been built to UN standards to cater to the needs of people who want to have a feeling of being home away from home.
”We wanted to achieve a bonafide quality and this property consists of Luxurious and tastefully decorated Penthouses,Studios,1 and 2 bedroom suites that are fully furnished. We pride ourselves in offering our guests fine living’, opines Mr. Ngonjo.
He adds that the apartments which are finished to the highest finishing are perfect for guests who would like to have short and extended stays when traveling for business or with friends and family.
The property which sits on an acre, is spacious and boasts of good natural lighting, sliding balcony doors, 24 hour CCTV surveillance cameras, electric fence, pool side bar and steam room.
In addition, there is a fully equipped state-of-the art gym that goes by the name Sante’ which completes the Sante’ Wellness Centre. This is free for in-house guests/residents. He adds that there is a membership fee for non-resident guests who have an option of paying daily, monthly, quarterly or annual fees. The Sante’ Wellness Centre also boasts of cozy steam bath and high quality white lockers, a steam bath, well-designed swimming pool and a yoga studio
The Director acknowledges that in addition to other fire and security features, they have installed fire extinguishers and blankets inside and outside the apartments. The main kitchen is magnificent and is fully equipped with a stainless steel interior.
The reception area is equally magnificent and very inviting with white lounge furniture and a well manned reception desk.
”There is room service in the apartments like food delivery, house- keeping services, amenities replenished on a daily basis as well as laundry services for both short and long term guests,” Mr. Ngonjo adds.
All the apartments share the same kind of facilities like smart TV’s, Dstv, Wi-Fi, Rattan furniture (high end), quality fabrics curtains to match the furniture, Persian rugs, console cabinets and wall hangings.
Other features in the apartments include personal safes, 12 inch luxurious mattresses in all the beds, shower cubicles with 10 mm glass for safety and intercom (telephones) connected to each apartment with the lounge reception.
The Director points out that all the apartments are cozy, they also have front and rear balconies with furniture.
Affirms Mr. Ngonjo: ”The 1 bedroom apartment has a front and back balcony with furniture. He notes that the 2 bedroom apartments have more furniture with front and rear balconies. The penthouses are all 1 bedroom apartments. The living rooms are quite large and airy while the kitchen has a sloping ceiling.
”Gramo suites apartments have two executive board rooms which have an interconnecting door that can open up making the boardroom to be one,’ divulges the director.
He notes that one boardroom can hold upto 14 people and the facilities inside include projectors, air conditioners, Wi-Fi, note books, pens, flip charts, lunch packages and water.
The rates for the boardroom are very friendly and have seen the Boardroom as a fast moving item for Gramo Suites sales.
To crown it all, there is a restaurant that is known as Lili’s Bistro where guests are free to walk in and order their meals. The kitchen is open plan where guests can see how their meals are being prepared. According to the Chef, their main specialty is fine dining meals in a bistro setting, however, they allow special orders for customers upon request and especially for repeat customers.
The restaurant runs on a daily basis thus the prices are moderate and the apartments are self-catering but with the option of ordering from Lili’s Bistro.