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“Quaint and Cute” 5 of 5 stars
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Olive Boutique Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   55 Aguadilla st. | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico   |  
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Ranked #10 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Quaint and Cute”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed at the Olive Hotel to celebrate my birthday. The hotel had great decor and the staff are extremely helpful and made the stay pleasant. The rooms were comfortable and are targeted for couples or people who "know each other well". I would highly recommend this hotel if you are on a romantic getaway with your significant other.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Thank you so much for your review Jon! And thank you for celebrating the birthday with us! O:live provides the perfect ambiance to celebrate any type of event. It is also the best romantic getaway to celebrate any type of anniversary or honeymoon, just like you said, because of the romantic concepts of the rooms. We hope you had a wonderful stay and that you come back soon!

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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Santa Barbara, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

While the street and surrounding buildings are a bit shabby, the hotel itself is beautiful. The service we received there was exceptional save for one possibly newer employee (though she tried very hard to be helpful). The location was close to the water, not far from Old San Juan, and near several restaurants.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 2, 2014
Hi again Christine! We would like to thank you for this review! We hope you had a wonderful stay! Thank you so much for calling O:live beautiful! Since the moment you walk in to our lobby we want our guests not feel at a regular hotel, but at a charming relaxing getaway. Thank you so much for the compliments to our staff! They work really hard to make the experiences of our guests exceptional! And just like you said, our location is also one of our best assets. We are a three minute walk away from the beach, a 35 minute walk from Old San Juan or 10 minutes away if you take a taxi. We hope you had a great time at O:live and that you come back soon!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Olive Boutique was great place for a romantic little get away without the crowds, noise, and bustle of the tourist crowd at the Marriot down the street. The rustic Mediterranean décor was very nice and reminded me of my time in Greece years ago. The rooftop lounge with a view of the lagoon was a perfect place to sit and have a drink after dinner. Aside from the occasional sound of construction for terrace upgrades, the place was generally very quiet and there were no crowds or lines. The facilities were kept very clean and the staff was quite friendly and accommodating. The continental breakfast was nice and it was easy to catch a taxi or the bus to Old San Juan or Isla Verde. We were very pleased.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Just like you said, O:live was designed in such a way that is perfect for romantic getaways and celebrating anniversaries. The intimate ambiance makes the presence of crowds practically impossible. We prefer a relaxing tranquil environment for our guests. We are very happy you are pleased with your stay and hope that you come back in the near future!

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Amazing boutique hotel.. definitely get the personalized touch. Rooms are very clean and the hotel is very well kept. the roof is absolutely amazing and so is the location! Much better than staying at one of the bigger "resorts" on the beach. Only downside is our room didn't have much of a view ...

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
We would like to thank you for this review! We like to emphasize, just like you pointed out, the personal service that each of our guests get. Our front desk staff even know all of our guests names because we love to make you feel at home with friends. Our housekeeping department gives its all to ensure that each and every room receives the attention it deserves to keep them as clean as can be. We noticed the comment about not having a view, and we highly regret this, but with the beautiful room renovations and expansion, most of our rooms will have complete or partial lagoon view. They will be wonderful! Hope you have the chance to stay once again and see them!

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This hotel offers the perfect rustic, romantic experience. The rooftop club is a wonderful place to enjoy a drink. The rooms are great for a sensual experience with your significant other (and the website is right, it's certainly not for the shy!)

The beds are entirely comfortable and will leave you feeling refreshed. Showers are sound proof.

The staff are very helpful and friendly, and they make you feel so welcomed.

It's also just a short walk away from the beach, many shops, bars and local restaurants. It's certainly in a tourist area, and I just know that you'll have a wonderful time!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Such a wonderful review! Thank you so much! O:live was inspired by a couple of countries of the Mediterranean, so rustic and romantic were the descriptions we were definitely looking for! Our rooms are definitely not meant for shy people, because like you noticed, they are very sexy and romantic, which makes us ideal for honeymooners and anniversaries. Our staff is one of our most valued possessions, since they are the ones in charge of making you feel as special as you can, and the fact that you said you felt so welcomed, means that they are doing everything right! Once again, thank you so much for your review and we hope to have you again at O:live!

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New York City, New York
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I am annoyed because I decided to stay here based mostly on Trip Advisor reviews, which I am now convinced are fake. This hotel is well-decorated but completely ill-designed. For example, our room had a full-sized bed (not Queen) in a tiny room in which the bed directly faces the toilet, to which there is NO DOOR. Our room also had no window, because of construction immediately outside! It was an awful experience to sleep/get ready in. Don't stay here. Just don't. The breakfast is nice and the rooftop gorgeous (although the bartender can't mix drinks and they don't open when they say they do). Only sleep here if you like watching your significant other on the toilet, and hate light/windows in your room. It's pretty but a complete rip-off otherwise.

Room Tip: We stayed in a petite chambre -- a minuscule chambre is more correct. Pick a bigger room!
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
We would like to thank you for this review and we truly regret that you had a bad experience. We can assure you that the amazing reviews that you find on trip advisor from our guests are legit. These reviews are studied and checked constantly by the website and like a trustworthy website, they make sure that nothing is fake. We are very proud of our staff's work and the amazing experience they bring to all of our guests. To make sure that your future stays do not include any "surprises" we will give you the following pointers: make sure to take a look at the hotel and all its accommodations before making a reservation. We have four different types of rooms with different sizes and layouts. The petite chambre, the one you booked, is a room mainly for solo travelers. And the open concept of the bathroom is shown in the pictures of our website, so there are no surprises for our guests. However, we would like to let you know that right now we are making some amazing renovations to our rooms including closing all the open concept bathrooms and adding terraces to the rooms with a lounge area; some of them will even include jacuzzis! So that is definitely something to look for! Our bartenders arrive at the rooftop at noon, since breakfast is served at the restaurant until 10:00 am and they are prepared in a variety of cocktails and tapas to satisfy all of our guests needs. We truly hope you can stay in the future at O:live so you can see the amazing changes the petite chambre, as well as the other three types of rooms, will go through. Once again, thank you for this review and we hope to have you again as a guests at O:live!

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great Service and Location in Center of most attractions, restaurants and shopping This hotel was found using Jetsetter online booking and the rates, rooms, and suggested reviews were very accurate. Would stay here again when in this city!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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OliveExperience, Front Desk Agent at Olive Boutique Hotel, responded to this review, September 3, 2014
Thank you so much for this review! We are a hotel that is very proud of the personal service we provide to our guests so thank you so much for noticing! We would love it if you stayed here again! We have returning guests all the time looking for the O:live experience once again! And in relation to the pictures, just like you mentioned, our rooms are exactly like they are shown in the pictures of our website, which is why it is very important that our guests take the time to see our different types of rooms and everything that they include. Once again, thank you so much for this review and we can't wait to have you back at O:live!

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Address: 55 Aguadilla st. | Condado, San Juan 00907, Puerto Rico
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Location: Caribbean > Puerto Rico > San Juan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 46 Hotels in San Juan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Olive Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Inspired by the ‘art de vivre’ and the diversity of the Mediterranean culture, O:live Boutique Hotel presents a unique style of relaxed luxury and intimacy. Its prime Condado location, exclusive amenities and artistique atmosphère makes this charming boutique hotel part of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World™. ... more   less 
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