Time flies, PROPCAFE had a brief coverage on Tropicana Gardens four years ago (http://propcafe.net/tropicana-gardens-bayberry), the first block Arnica Service Residences is now vacant possessed! No way PROPCAFE will miss the 360 degree view on this “used to be price record breaking property” in Petaling Jaya when Arnica first launched at sub RM750psf then second block Bayberry near to RM1000psf. Everyone was screaming “crazy” (as usual) when all units of Arnica were snapped up in no time! After four years, HELLO what is sub RM750psf nowadays?
Tropicana Gardens located at the heart of Kota Damansara which opposite Sunway Giza mall and Nexis. It has all the amenities you need here. The nearby highways like LDP, NKVE, Sprint, and Penchala link will bring you to every part of Klang Valley. If you don’t drive, MRT is just right infront of you! PROPCAFE is not going to review more on the location and its accessibility as we believe all of you must know this place well (unless your are not Klang Valley folks)! We are more excited to do the 360 degree view of this newly vped building 🙂 .
There are total of four residential towers to be built in this 7 acres land. The developer is now delivering the keys of Arnica to the proud owners (those brave property kaki, salute!). The mall has no way near to completion but MRT station is now ready for residents which is a big plus.
Façade of Arnica and Bayberry are clean and neat!
When PROPCAFE arrived at Arnica Tropicana Gardens, we were welcomed by its tastefully done lobby. Although the area of the lobby is not big, the high ceiling with its cool furnishing make it very comfortable and you won’t mind to stay here to chill-out for long time.
Next, PROPCAFE moved on to visit the facility floor. Before that, of course, to “investigate” its lift corridor and the quality of lift. Come on, residents need to spend some times on it everyday, so It has to be important! Well, Tropicana Corporation hardly disappoint you on this, am I right? See photo below.
The facilities are located at 5th floor. The first thing to enjoy is the fantastic view of Tropicana Golf Course!
Facilities are well equipped with nice infinity pool, elevated viewing deck, basketball court, interactive playground, gym, sauna room, cozy resting area etc. Vertical Garden was also found here! So far, money well paid!
PROPCAFE continued the visit at level 38 – Sky Garden. We felt that the developer could have done more! The space is rather small, by right the developer should utilise the height of this floor to build a mezzanine floor so that it allows more residents to enjoy the spectacular view of Kota Damansara and Tropicana (see below).
Credit must be given to the developer to come out a very spacious lounge and game room for party and functions at this floor! Classy renovation! Surely residents will enjoy this luxury facility here! Who care about small tiny studio? There are always places to enjoy!
Now PROPCAFE head to key task i.e. visit the unit!
First, PROPCAFE explored the studio unit. Out of surprise, the unit is more than enough for a standard studio, thanks to its horizontal layout! Yes, the layout that we always like to have as it comes with more natural sunlight. This layout also allows this studio to be converted easily as one bedroom apartment with just a simple partition wall. See layout below.
Not sure it is the choice of the developer or the architect’s preference, similar to Tropicana Avenue, the bathroom again come with a see-through glass from bathroom. 🙂 After some debate among PROPCAFE founders, we like the idea of having it because it allows natural light go into the bathroom. Oh ya, one PROPCAFE founder always like to enjoy the scene inside the bathroom. Lol. So, it is really personal choice!
Good quality Grohe sanitary ware were given.
Signature Kitchen Cabinet, Electrolux oven, hob and hood are also provided.
Let’s check out the twp bedrooms unit. Similar to studio, the layout is also horizontal designed whereby both rooms (left and right) and living area are bright with large windows. Apparently, the developer give more space to dining and living area and therefore, the rooms size are smaller than what we expected. . Having said that, this apartment is definitely more than sufficient for a small family to have a city living lifestyle.
Other than minor defect like tiles, plaster ceiling and some paint works, overall quality of the department is in good condition. Well done, Tropicana Corporation.
Useful gift from the developer
Corridor outside the unit is windy with good ventilation. However, more IDs needed!
Other views from the buildings
Last part – Letter box and Car Park Zone. The car park traffic flow and design is ICHIBAN! Wide entrance and multiple lanes with adequate signage.
So, has PROPCAFE done the “Lawat Sambil Belajar”? Of course NO! The last part of experience is important! PROPCAFE tried out the “route to MRT”. It is crucial to Arnica as the direct link will not be completing soon. So, for all Arnica residents, the following scene will be your daily routine walk :). Lucky folks, it is not bad at all!
Here we are at MRT Station. Feeling macam Singapore (one founder said). Please la, it is better than Singapore MRT laaaaaaaaa. Makan time at Giza mall! See ya! In short, it is one of the best MRT related properties we have visited so far! Congratulations to Arnica owners!