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Olive Grove
Ranked #3 of 101 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 18, 2012

We live in Windhoek so don't stay at the B&B itself, but some of my husband's business colleagues do stay there and love it. We, however, love the restaurant and go there often both with friends and with business associates of my husband's. The menu has an option of three options for each course and it doesn't change that often; but the food is excellent. Olive Grove has moved to the top of our list of places to eat in Windhoek. It also has a lovely view and is a peaceful and serene place to go for a drink. We still have to try the breakfast there.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2012

After 22 hours of travel this place was heavenly. Big spacious room with terrace and a hug bathtub to soak our wiry bones. Staff was courteous and helpful and the food was yummy although a bit on the pricy side. Great place for a short stop over.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

We spent two nights at Olive Grove at the start and end of our self drive trip. The first room we were given was small, dark, a small double bed (we had requested twin). There was a large group there and we felt we had been pushed aside for them. The 'taps' in the room were just stop valves used for plumbing not proper taps at all. We could hardly turn then on or off.

The second room was much much better. Large, twin beds, proper taps. It was like a different hotel.

The temporary managers during our first stay were very nice and the resident manager during our second stay very helpful. All the staff were friendly.

Next time we go to Namibia we will try to find somewhere out of town that has countryside around it and perhaps animals roaming. Olive Grove just did not feel like we were in Africa.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Beautiful small boutique hotel in a residential area of Windhoek. Nice, comfortable and elegant rooms with distinctive character. Specially loved the bathroom and the sitting area around the small pool. Good restaurant and excellent personalize service.

Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Mariana M
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

The Olive Grove is a very stylish guesthouse situated close to the city centre in a peaceful suburb and is one of our favourite places to stay in Windhoek. With only twelve rooms and suites it has a very intimate feel and a reputation for providing exceptional service and very good food. The staff here really has got the balance just right- relaxed and friendly yet efficient and attentive without being intrusive.

The rooms are simply yet elegantly furnished and they all have a veranda with table and chairs which can also be used for al fresco dining. The communal areas are a real delight to spend time in with a comfortable lounge and fireplace to relax in as well as an attractive courtyard and garden. Another highlight is the fact that the in-house restaurant is superb and guests can, subject to availability, also dine at the outstanding restaurant at the Olive Exclusive, their sister property next door. The guesthouse also features an outdoor plunge pool, spa, bar area and WiFi internet facilities.

Steffi Presske - Gondwana Tours and Safaris, Maun, Botswana

Room Tip: if your budget permits upgrage to the Olive Eclusive next door ...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Olive Grove May 10th,staff friendly enough,breakfast average. Room noise too much!!All concrete walls not a help,street noise,kitchen, other bathrooms{other guests}noise,I would try Olive Grove Exec up the hill next time!

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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 14, 2012

staff and management very friendly and efficient, food was also very good. getting into windhoek was within walking distance as we walked in twice in one day. the room was very nice apart from the fact that my wife who is only 5 feet tall had trouble reaching the sink to clean her teeth. i would also recommend that you eat all of your meals at olive grove as the restaurant up top is no better and pricey

Room Tip: choose a room further from gate as the gate opening is a bit noisy
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Olive Grove

Address: 20 Promenaden Road | P.O. Box 90909, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Location: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range: $114 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Olive Grove 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Olive Grove is a small upmarket accommodation establishment situated close to the city center in a quiet, peaceful area. The guesthouse takes homely atmosphere to a different level. Recently completely refurbished, each room has been decorated and painted with new colour schemes allowing a different feel, but with the same elegant and simplistic emphasis on decor. The open-plan kitchen allows guests to see how meals are prepared, while they enjoy a drink in the lounge. The menu was also reinvented and is now fully a la carte, quite unique for a guesthouse. Home-style food is rounded off with great presentation, pushing up the level of the guesthouse dining experience. Whilst each of the eleven rooms and one suite cater for every need of the most discerning traveller, the emphasis remains one of simplicity and elegance. ... more   less 
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