We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Olive Exclusive

Travelers' Choice award winner
22 Promenaden Road | Eros, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Hotel amenities
Best prices for:1 room 1 adult
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
The Olive Exclusive
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
new york
Level Contributor
78 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is thanks to the recommendations of others on Tripadvisor that we discovered this very special small hotel on the outskirts of Windhoek. Stylishly decorated with highend finishes and a distinct African flair, this collection of suites nestled in an olive grove on the outskirts of town is a haven of calm and impeccable service. We not only stayed here... More 

Helpful?
Thank leloir
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at this property and the people made it. Helpful, friendly and engaging. However the housekeeping in the room lets them down severely. The pillows on the sofas are really dirty and the biggest flaw, dust. It's lying thick on the wooden blinds and curtains are covered in dust. It really affected us badly. The food was good as... More 

Helpful?
Thank Where-to-next70
RogerWindhoek, Owner at The Olive Exclusive, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Olive, and for your positive comments. We are truly disappointed to hear your experience with the housekeeping issues, and would like to assure you that this is the exception rather than the norm. However, that is certainly no excuse and we have already taken steps to rectify this, and to ensure... More 

Boca Raton, FL
Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in a suite at The Olive for one night, prior to leaving for more remote adventures in Namibia. Our suite was large, well-appointed and had some outstanding luxury features, including a beautiful outdoor terrace which included a personal plunge pool. Suite amenities: large living room/seating area with windows on two sides; a 4-person dining table overlooking a water... More 

Helpful?
Thank judyanddavid
Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel's design is excellent and the rooms are wonderfully laid out. Very comfortable. Premium suites are better for a variety of reasons including plunge pool but critically because there are two ACs that keep the room very comfortable. There are only single ACs in the junior suites. (Agree with others' comments on absurdity of the barely functioning blinds.) Service... More 

Helpful?
Thank Z K
St. Petersburg, Russia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't fault this hotel. Enormous rooms, beautiful decor, great pool, helpful staff, excellent food and bar. The rooms shock you on entrance - they are gorgeous, and have an outdoor plunge pool on the balcony. Private secure parking, and centrally located. Excellent.

Helpful?
Thank TAA-21
White River, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stay for just a night in May last year in one of the suites down by the olive groves...and it was superb!! Fabulous suite decorated in cool modern pastels with lots of groovy artwork. V comfortable bed. V spacious. V effective aircon. Dinner which we had with our clients on the back of a flyin safari of Namibia was... More 

Helpful?
Thank Paddy B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for my husbands 30th birthday. It was fantastic. The service at the front desk was friendly and efficient, the manager who showed us around the room was friendly and funny (we loved the port and sherry!) and our breakfast was divine. The room was spacious with a lovely bath, and the best shower I've had in... More 

Helpful?
Thank Sammidoo
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
81 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The Olive is located in a residential area. It offers spacious suites, with patios. It's a shame that the service and attention to detail did not match the lovely stylish interiors. Our main issue was with the service, whilst the service in the restaurant was ok the reception was not. We had a few issues with taxis not coming, no... More 

Helpful?
Thank gromit72
RogerWindhoek, Owner at The Olive Exclusive, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments on The Olive, which are appreciated. We would like to respond to your other concerns as follows: As regards the blinds in the suites, we are aware of this problem and are currently in the process of addressing it. In most of the suites we have elected to replace the blinds with curtains, and... More 

Florida
Level Contributor
72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This hotel is really nice; maybe a four star regarding its room facilities (i.e think Courtyard Marriott with a nicer room). However, the room was huge and you have a nice balcony. The manager showed us to our room and made sure t0 mention that they had a panic button; just in case. In case of what; was my concern.... More 

Helpful?
Thank wrmomxg
RogerWindhoek, Owner at The Olive Exclusive, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments about The Olive, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We would just like to comment on your concerns regarding security: While Namibia is generally a safe country, Windhoek remains the capital city and, as with any large city in the world, one should take precautions. Unfortunately, tourists are also often seen as... More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
147 reviews
74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Situated in a residential area, this is a luxury guesthouse that you really need a car to access. Beautiful suite decorated with images of the Deadvlei and other scenes from Namibia. TV, wi-fi, huge bath, nice deck with view. Very comfortable. Food at the restaurant for breakfast and dinner was very good and better than I expected. Would stay here... More 

Helpful?
Thank parischris2007
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

92 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (83)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (33)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Dining (12)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Other (21)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Windhoek hotels
1.3 mi away
Hilton Windhoek
Hilton Windhoek
#5 of 18 in Windhoek
4.0 of 5 stars 863 reviews
1.4 mi away
Hotel Heinitzburg
Hotel Heinitzburg
#6 of 18 in Windhoek
4.0 of 5 stars 253 reviews
0.5 mi away
Hotel Thule
Hotel Thule
#3 of 18 in Windhoek
4.0 of 5 stars 119 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.0 mi away
Arebbusch Travel Lodge
Arebbusch Travel Lodge
#8 of 18 in Windhoek
4.0 of 5 stars 116 reviews
0.3 mi away
Hotel Pension Uhland
Hotel Pension Uhland
#10 of 18 in Windhoek
4.0 of 5 stars 146 reviews
4.6 mi away
Windhoek Country Club Resort
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay