My husband and I selected the Olive Hotel based on reviews and the website for our 5th wedding anniversary trip. I was concerned after reading some reviews about the open bathroom plan, and I was able to confirm by email that the room we had booked (lagoon view) has frosted glass doors around the toilet. The hotel is clear that its rooms are not for the modest - it is most definitely a couples / romantic destination. We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived - in fact, we arrived a few hours early and our room was ready. The staff were helpful throughout our stay with whatever we needed. We also got to know a few of the other guests while there because of the intimate nature of the hotel (15 rooms). A decent breakfast is provided and there was a Nespresso machine for the first two days but it was removed when they ran out of pods. There is a happy hour on Fri and Sat evenings for guests with sangria and cheese/olives on the rooftop deck. The decor of the hotel is much of its charm - it feels like an oasis from the streets of San Juan. We loved going back there each day. Located in Condado, you need to take a cab or bus into Old San Juan (we walked once but it is far). There is a FREE bus that runs along the main road of Condado and we were able to take it to and from Old San Juan. There was also a jazz festival in the park nearby which is the last Sunday of every month. I did not realize until the last day that there is a beach behind the park which is perfectly nice for swimming. This hotel is located close to the Vanderbilt which is still being renovated but I want to recommend the restaurant, 1919, for special occasions. At the very least, go to the bar for a mojito.
- 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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