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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With it's beautiful view from their restaurant balcony, Olive Exclusive is such a warm welcoming, Rooms are quite big and amazing, such a touch of real Truly Namibian Luxury, easy to find, I've enjoyed their food and their service delivery is really on another level, it was the best time spent with my friends, it's inside restaurant great ambiance got... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great little hotel in a good location. We are a family of 4 that stayed 2 nights and enjoyed it. We went out to eat at Joe's Beerhouse nearby, but breakfast was good. Rooms were spacious and views decent since it is on a hill. Definitely recommended.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent welcome once we found it! - look for the number rather than the name. There are two entrances, the lower one is the car park, the other, to drop off cases. We loved the junior suite, really liked the decor. Some have a hot tub - maybe next time! It was so well equipped and the selection of wines... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After being on safari for two weeks, it was really nice to be able to get a nice hot shower, Internet, and the tv. The bed was very comfortable. There is an air conditioner in the room. We were in a junior suite and it was very nice. The breakfast was included and it was really nice.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our brief stay - the hotel design was great, the room was beautiful and we had a great meal. All the staff were very helpful - they helped to arrange a tour of the city and guided us to a fun bar / restaurant around the corner.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We spent only one night here during a layover and wish we could have stayed longer. Beautifully appointed rooms (all suites) and a fine restaurant. The staff were friendly and accommodating. If one is to stay in Windhoek this is the place to be.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights at the end of 10 days in Namibia. A very pleasant stay in an upmarket boutique hotel. The suite we had was just beautiful, bed comfortable and the staff helpful. Our suite did have a plunge pool on the deck but the government has said that they can't be used because of the drought.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Wonderful little hotel with the decor for what could be a dream start or end to your Namibian adventure. As usual with most hotels and safari lodges in Namibia all the taps in the bathrooms move when you turn on or off the water, we had to call for assistance to get the gas open fire working. Breakfast is a... More 

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RogerWindhoek, Owner at The Olive Exclusive, responded to this review

We are glad that you liked the style and the décor of The Olive, and that you enjoyed chatting to our junior staff members about your Namibian holiday. However, we can only apologise for the gaps in the service offered by our reception staff while you were there. We are grateful to you for drawing our attention to the attitude... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The rooms are wonderfully designed and as a photographer I love the huge pictures of Namibia on the walls. The staff was very friendly and the dinner excellent. Unfortunately I only had one night and it was a very short one as i had to catch a very early flight to Cape Town but I will definitely be back at... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Wow! We spent the night at The Olive Exclusive before heading out on safari, but the stay was so peaceful and relaxing that we truly wish we could have stayed longer. The rooms are comfortable and very well-appointed. The bathrooms are beautiful. The grounds are gorgeous. Kids had a blast in the pool - small, but big enough to cool... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Spa
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  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Babysitting
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: $272 - $438 (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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