When you mention a daycation,weekend getaway or a holiday in Nyahururu Kenya, the obvious suggestion that usually pops up is ;The panari Resort Nyahururu. I recently returned from a weekend getaway from the resort and have not been able to keep quiet about it. My social media pages have been awash with stories from Panari and I am not about to stop.
The Panari Resort elegantly sits on a twenty acre piece of land against a backdrop of the scenic Thomsons Falls that waters the surrounding Marmanet Forest as it makes its way effortlessly down stream as Ewaso Ng’iro river.
There is an aura of class, peace and tranquility as you drive into the resort. The security detail at the entrance gives a clear confirmation of guaranteed security during the stay.
On arrival, you are received by the resort’s manager who cordially welcomes you to the establishment as the porter takes care of your luggage that will be taken to your room as soon as you are cleared.
I got there at around lunch time and was directed straight to the restaurant for lunch.
The dining experience was exactly what I imagined and more. The dining room was exquisite with white walls adorned with expensive wall hangings,big windows, sliding doors, black polished tables with cream and dark brown seats that had bits of gold undertones. On one side of the room was an ancient statue made from Plaster of Paris and delicately placed on top of the fireplace.
The tables were set with snow white table cloths, polished silverware that could pass for mirrors and matching table mats. At every corner of the dining room stood attentive waiters and waitresses.
Finally the sumptuous buffet meal was cleverly displayed with the sole intention of spiking one’s appetite. Bliss.
The Dining Experience.
When it comes to the dessert, one is definitely spoilt for choice! So much to choose from.
Transport to the room was by these clean,colorful and classy buggy cars. They are available on request. The signage to the different areas of the resort has been properly done and hence no unnecessary confusion considering the size of the resort and the identical buildings.
A welcome note neatly placed on the hardwood table from the manager of the resort was one of the highlights of my experience.Every guest wants to feel welcomed,taken care of and assured of a comfortable stay…Well done Panari.
As the warmth of the welcome note sipped through my system slowly, something else caught my eye.The room. It had a queen size bed,with white covers and lemon lime pillow sets, a huge floral wall painting with a corresponding colour scheme,an African themed bedside lamp, roof to floor window with drapery curtains that complemented the bed and wall colours. It had a polished wooden floor, furniture made from Mahogany wood (haha I guess) and a beautiful modern fireplace. On top of the table was an electric kettle, bottled water and an assortment of beverages for a quick fix.
I love wall hangings. There were two high quality canvas painting carefully and thoughtfully placed on the wall facing the sliding door. Products of fine art. Art that takes you back into time.
The room is self contained and has a modern bathroom that is well stocked with towels and toiletries.
There was yet another surprise that awaited me when I opened the sliding door that led to the balcony. The panoramic view of Marmanet forest,The gushing water from Thomson’s falls as it furiously made it way down the gorge and the wide angled clear horizon.
The chirruping of birds and the gentle breeze in the valley added flare to the already perfect picture that nature had painted.
The front porch of the room paved way to the other side of the hotel giving a sense of direction and bearing in case one felt lost.
Fun things to do:
In case you are wondering what else there is to do in the resort then wonder no more. The resort houses a fully equipped gym, a heated indoor swimming pool that is right opposite a small bar, Eucalyptus Spa and Salon, aerobics and yoga studio. There is a trained instructor on site just in case you need assistance
As you walk away from the utility complex, there is a site to behold. Manicured lawns, no stray grass, an artificial water fall, lovely benches,swinging seats, fresh air and a few ornamental canons.
After a stroll around the resort, I ended my evening at the Silk Oak bar. This is where style meets class. Enough space at the counter, leather lounge seats and a sufficiently stocked bar!
It is true what the say when you are having a great time…Time flies.
It was a memorable stay at Panari Resort Nyahururu and will definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.
For more information about the resort, visit their website here.
Or drop them an email on…firstname.lastname@example.org