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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed one night here and loved the hotel. Our suite was large and private it would have been nice to stay longer. It is stylish and comfortable with great service and friendly and helpful staff. We would recommend it for a one night stay or longer if you have a chance to.

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South Africa
Reviewed November 1, 2016

I often stay here when on business in Windhoek. The rooms are large and airy each with its own plunge pool, bath & shower with a view. Decor is fantastic eclectic African. The wonderful restaurant has deck with great views over the surrounding neighbourhood, the perfect spot for a late afternoon G&T followed by tender Springbok loin...and a good bottle...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 21, 2016

A very simple equation really - THIS IS THE MOST SUPERIOR HOTEL IN WINDHOEK - FULL STOP ! An absolutely wonderful boutique hotel with incredible architectural detail in every corner - every thing is thought of and your stay here will be sublime. Incredible front of house staff including the wonderful Fatima always offering a helping hand to assist you...

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Dublin
Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stayed here our first night after a long flight - was fantastic! Very relaxing. Complete treat and I would recommend it when you are starting off your holiday and have been rushing around before your holidays. Great coffee, food, toiletries. We didnt leave the hotel as we knew we would go back to Windhoek at the end of the trip.

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Penrith, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 19, 2016

We stayed 1 for the first night of our Namibia Holiday. The room was spacious and clean and the staff very helpful and friendly. The fodd in the restaurant was very good, but there was a very limited choice. The only issue we had was that the standard of maintenance in the room. While not a problem it did impact...

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

Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review on your stay and I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us. I would really like to get some more information on the maintenance concerns that you have so that we can rectify these. If you could pass these concerns directly onto us at the Hotel i would be...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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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: $245 - $450 (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, 3 weeks ago | 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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