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The Olive Exclusive

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Surrey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed there at the beginning of our tour of Namibia. All the rooms are suites and our suite was very spacious, tastefully decorated in African decor. There was also a small veranda. The restaurant served nice food and there are nice views from the terrace. The pool is a little disappointing, the loungers not up to standard and quite...

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London,England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With no disrespect to Windhoek, the highlight of the town is the airport and the virgin active gym. So if anyone is connecting through the international airport believe me you've seen the best of what the town offers ! We had a very pleasant night at this little hotel , the suite was large and nicely furnished and the food...

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Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the perfect finish to a wonderful but non-stop tour of Namibia. The rooms were lovely, and the food great as was the service. I wish we had more time here. There are a few things they could improve e.g., ensure room directories are in the room so people know wifi codes or that all the lights are working...

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Bern
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Olive Exclusive is anything but exclusive. The rooms are suite-like - that's nice but it would be better if they were clean and maintained. Perhaps that is the reason why there is only dull light in the toilet. Bad location, food ok.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A good choice for dinner if you are in the area with a premium whisky bar for those so inclined and interesting well prepared menu choices. I had an oryx steak and cheese cake with amarula ice cream. Very tasty. Tables set on a terrace overlooking the countryside beyond. Friendly service and very good prices. £27 for two although without...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed November 26, 2016

I spent my last night at the Olive after 10 days in Namibia. The receptionist was very friendly and professional. The room was quite incredible - never seen anything like it! And the food great as well. A great way to end my trip to Namibia.

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Hamburg, Germany
Reviewed November 15, 2016

What a hotel, we had our first and last night of the tour here. The suites are just amazing, the décor and size are truly amazing. Restaurant, food and wine all truly outstanding. Easy access to the City centre with a cab that the hotel will arrange for you. Walking distance to Joe’s Beer House although the walk back will...

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Wiesbaden, Germany
Reviewed November 13, 2016

Getting to the hotel is not very easy, you will pass areas of Windhoek where you do not want to walk on the streets at night. And the hotel itself is fenced, including the parking lot. Right now in November 2016 it is not allowed to water the garden, hence the olive garden which provided the name for the hotel...

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Reviewed November 7, 2016

Sadly our stay was just overnight, transitioning between flights. We had the luxury of staying in the "Erongo" Suite.... a premier suite. Reception and induction by the manager was exceptional. All staff were friendly and welcoming. The décor of our suite was stunning, exotic I would say. Dinner and drinks were superb! With a very early morning departure, as promised...

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Toronto
Reviewed November 5, 2016

This really is a lovely spot. The rooms are actually quite large suites. Beautifully decorated, very interesting and modern but with a clear sense of Africa. We had intended to go out for dinner but the resto is fabulous, so we stayed in. Excellent breakfast too. Service a bit slow but certainly pleasant. Wished we had been here longer, it...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This intimate boutique hotel in a tranquil corner of Windhoek embodies the very essence of chic comfort.The Olive Exclusive – the first ultra-luxurious sanctuary of its kind in the Namibian capital – is cool, contemporary and stylish but with a warm heart and authentic African soul. Its sleek, modern lines are complemented by organic textures, natural furnishings, an eco-friendly approach and dedicated personal service.Simple elegance is key, from the organic rough-hewn wooden benches and side tables, through the sculpted chunk of granite that serves as a coffee table in the guest lounge, to walls clad in abstract Namibian landscapes by well-known South African photographer Micky Hoyle.The seven suites are individually decorated so each reflects a different region in Namibia, and each has its own lounge area with fireplace and dining room, for private dining. Wide glass doors open onto spacious decks where you can relax on a shady daybed, enjoy al fresco lunches or, if yours is a premium suite, take a dip in your own private plunge pool.Such are the creature comforts that you may find it hard to leave: sink into an extra-length bed dressed in crisp, pure-cotton linen, or indulge in a bubble bath in a freestanding tub with sweeping mountain views. Air-conditioning, satellite TV and iPod docking stations are standard, as is a computer with WiFi access. Then there's a fully stocked mini bar, complete with a premium wine selection, so you can toast the setting sun in fine style.The Olive Exclusive boasts a quality restaurant featuring a seasonal menu, with inventive signature dishes. The fully stocked bar also features a classic selection of fine whisky. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Olive Exclusive

Address: 22 Promenaden Road | Eros, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range: $336 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Olive Exclusive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Any of the lower area Suites or the Honeymoon Suite”
 of 5 bubbles MarkandSteph2014, Nov 15, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the lower levels require that a steep staircase be negotiated”
 of 5 bubbles defzanel, Nov 1, 2016 | Read review
“Suites have plunge pools”
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 of 5 bubbles C4299MUpeterh, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“The premier suites are fantastic but we understand the other suites are good too.”
 of 5 bubbles SandRKent, Sep 18, 2016 | Read review
“Room in the western side when standing at their Reception, quite affordable and offers all what a yuppie is looking for...”
 of 5 bubbles N256BEjosephl, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
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