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The Olive Exclusive
Ranked #5 of 97 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Outstanding rooms and decor, which are very well designed. The dinner and breakfast were both excellent. Service is friendly, but sometimes a little slow in a quaint way. I would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

The Olive Exclusive is an elegant and stylish boutique hotel in an establish and exclusive suburb. Beautifully designed public areas and suites. Stylish African contemporary decor. The in house Olive Restaurant has great food - definitely worth eating in.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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2  Thank JoanneDicksonGo2Africa
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

After a 2 week safari which was wonderful but dusty it was like an oasis of calm to check into the Olive Exclusive for the final night of my holiday. From the initial welcome to the final goodbye the stay was perfect. My suite was enormous, very comfortable and nicely private and it was great to be able to relax on the balcony and not feel looked in on at all. The restaurant was excellent, and good value too, with my only tiny disappointment being that the chef wasn't able to share the recipe with me for one of the dishes which was just amazing - I've been trying to recreate it ever since tho!
The staff were, without exception, charming and welcoming.
If you want to be spoilt rotten and have a fantastic time this is definitely THE place to stay in Windhoek.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank funtyone
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

This hotel is so impressive. Love the all experience.
My suite was just incredible, every details has been well thought! It's pure african indulgence! The rooms are full of amazing treasures and ideas.
I got the chance to visit most of the suites and they are all so beautiful.
The dinner I had at the restaurant was superb, again, much attention to flavous and details.
Service was very good and discret.
The best spot in Windhoek to start or finish a Namibia holiday!
Don't miss it!
Well done to the team!

Room Tip: the Premier Suite with the pools are great, but all rooms have their uniqueness!
  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Maroute
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

I have visited The Olive Exclusive three times and it just gets better. I have been in three different suites and each has been unique. As a business traveller it is very relaxing and energizing to come back after a long day to the tranquility, friendliness and comfort of The Olive.

Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
1  Thank Martin M
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Reviewed January 12, 2013

We spent the last night of our honeymoon in Windhoek which also happened to be new year's eve. We had a lovely dinner that also tasted AMAZING and fresh and the service including hanging out with the chef a bit was delightful. The atmosphere was intimate and laid back but very high quality all around.

The room itself was quite spectacular as well. The bedding was exceedingly comfortable, the amenities complete and the bathroom was a site to be seen. The decor is very original and the little touches in the room made all the difference. I'd highly recommend this place as a top spot to stay in Windhoek and wouldn't ever look further if I were to return to the city.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank jchavezfield
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Reviewed December 27, 2012 via mobile

Arrived here after camping in a tent for a week, what a wonderful surprise! The price had indicated that the suite should be impressive, but the suite exceeded my expectations, it had a calming elegance (if that is such a thing!). The service was brilliant - not overt, but very efficient and welcoming eg the turn down service at night - a hot water bottle was delivered to warm your bed for the cool African nights! I stayed here twice and had 2 different suites and although expensive (for me) it was worth it! The breakfast was delicious, especially the freshly baked miniature bread loaf. You can also have lunch and dinner here. I had dinner and this too was good.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank Travelcate
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Additional Information about The Olive Exclusive

Address: 22 Promenaden Road | Eros, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 97 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range: $365 - $523 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Olive Exclusive 4.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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