Asia Quest is definitely making a name for itself in the upscale property development niche with one of the newer developments in the Kiaramas area – the Kiaramas Danai. The “Danai”, as it is popularly known, is next to the Kiaramas cluster of condominiums in the east of Mont Kiara, namely Cendana (review), Sutera (review) and Ayuria (review). The Gateway Kiaramas mixed development is about 1km down Jalan Desa Kiara (often dubbed as the “entrance” to the Kiaramas area).
Located about 420 feet above sea level at the far end of Jalan Desa Kiara, which leads to the hills, Kiaramas Danai offers good views of the Genting Highlands and Batu Caves, the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (Petronas Twin Towers are visible from here) and the lush greens of Bukit Lanjan.
One of the advantages of these Kiaramas condominiums is that the views are excellent, and the air is fresh and crisp. How does the Danai stack up against the other condominiums in the Kiaramas area? We’ll take a closer look…. hold on to your seats. 🙂
Kiaramas Danai Pricing Details
The Danai was launched in 2010 and completed in 2013. Launch prices were from RM1.1 million to RM2.2 million. This luxury freehold property houses a total of 274 units in its two 34-storey blocks. Units at Kiaramas Danai are relatively huge and are offered in two sizes – 2,025 and 2,498 sqf.
Depending on the size of the units, current asking prices for Kiaramas Damai range from RM720 to RM930 psf. Compared to its predecessors, this is relatively higher. Current listings for Gateway Kiaramas indicated that asking prices are from RM840 to RM880, while for Kiaramas Ayuria are from RM620 to RM800. The price difference could be attributed to the age of the properties, the sizes of the units and the facilities available.
The chart below shows the asking prices for Kiaramas Danai for the last three months as tracked by GoodPlace.my’s Price Tracker Service –
To check what’s a unit at Kiaramas Danai should cost, check out our valuation guide.
What To Expect
With the advent of luxury condominium properties, particularly in the Mont Kiara enclave, the competition lies in what the properties have to offer its prospective buyers. Asia Quest made sure that Kiaramas Danai is, not just at par, but among those that offer the best bang for the buck.
Aside from built-in cabinets, each unit is finished with high quality marble floorings for the living and dining rooms and timber flooring for the bedrooms to add warmth. The units are also fully air-conditioned in all rooms and have water heaters for all baths. To add to the grandeur, the ceilings, entrance and bedroom doors are made higher than standard. There is also a separate shower cubicle in the master bathroom and an additional wet kitchen for added convenience.
Security is also one of the best features of this property. Units are provided with distress call buttons to alert security control of emergencies. The property is also wired and residents have the option to view a surveillance camera from their computers and/or cellphones. Units are also equipped with smoke and gas detectors.
Besides the two infinity swimming pools (one is 50 meters and the other is 25 meters), a floating gymnasium, the Residents’ Entertaining Zone or REZ and a private lift lobby to each unit, residents of Kiaramas Danai are also provided with these facilities:
- Covered car park
- Tennis courts and squash court
- Multipurpose hall/badminton courts
- Barbecue area
- Meditation area
- Snack bar/function room
For a summary of Kiaramas Danai’s most vital statistics, check out the table below –
|GoodPlace Walkability Score||62|
|Rental||RM5,600 - RM12,000|
|Subsale||RM701 PSF (Transacted)|
Overall, we like Kiaramas Danai for its huge living spaces, the spectacular views it offers and top-notch facilities. However, its proximity to Sprint Highway (merely 120 meters away) could be considered a drawback due to the noise from the traffic. But actually, this is something that a lot of residents experience elsewhere. Additionally, the asking price puts it right on top of the list of Kiaramas condominiums, and at par with Gateway and perhaps even MK10 and MK11.
The Danai’s location is a strong selling point; it occupies a rather serene spot and yet not too far away from the “heart” of Mont Kiara (One Mont Kiara, Plaza Mont Kiara). It’s a place designed for small families (given its moderate sizes), and is rather popular with expatriates as it is close to the Garden International School (1km away).
Although the Danai is the newest of the lot (bar the Gateway down the road), the asking prices may be a little too rich for our blood at the moment. However, a simple pricing analysis which indicates its fair market value (FMV) may prove otherwise.