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The Olive Exclusive

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Washington, DC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked on expedia, thinking we would splurge a bit and enjoy our last 2 nights in Namibia at the Olive Exclusive. All photos and description on expedia were grand. We are a couple plus a child. When we arrived we were told we were staying in an apartment, not the main building. It is shabby, scantly decorated, no coffee...

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

We are very sorry about the misunderstanding concerning your booking of the apartment at the Olive. This booking was the first one that was made direct through the Expedia portal and we had believed that this was explicit in stating that you had booked the apartment rather than one of the high quality suites at the Hotel, but we can...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful room made the business trip a pleasure! staff extremely pleasant and flexible! plus free port and brandy!! Loved to get back to my beautiful and comfortable room wonderful views! Terrific Food!

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Consisting of just 7 suites, the Olive Exclusive was the start of our exciting roundtrip in the beautiful country of Namibia. The location in Windhoek was easy to find and not too far away from the airport. Once you drive through the entrance gate, you'll find yourself in a quiet little spot. A very warm welcome by the manager and...

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Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This "exclusive, boutique" hotel was well reviewed but did not really live up to our expectations. The Staff were very welcoming and attentive and although the suite was well presented and comfortable there were a few problems eg a considerable amount of WD 40 had to be used to get the main door to lock, the steps down to the...

Thank Nicholas P
RogerWindhoek, Owner at The Olive Exclusive, responded to this review

Thank you for your helpful comments. We were delighted to hear that the staff at the Olive looked after you so well and that you enjoyed the stay in your suite, although we were sorry to hear there was a problem with the door on your arrival. As you will recall, the electronic lock needed to be re-set and our...

Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 25 February 2017

While we had only an overnight stay in this lovely boutique hotel, we truly enjoyed every minute of it. Warm staff, excellent service, delicious food, and exquisite rooms. The rooms in particular are huge, beautifully decorated, and the best place to unwind after a long haul flight. The meals we tried were also scrumptious. Very generous portions and some incredibly...

Thank Parabola
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We used this hotel on recommendation from our tour advisers 'Venture to Africa' and we were not disappointed. we arrived from Cape Town and were travelling in Namibia for a couple of weeks. we returned to this hotel before outr departure flight where we able to leave our luggage we did not need. The staff were very friendly and efficient...

1Thank allan m
Beijing, China
Reviewed 16 February 2017

i stayed only one night on my way to my safari. this was all arranged by the travel agent (pick up at airport, room booking and breakfast) so i didnt have to struggle with anything. i had a junior suite with a little private terrace and a view on the garden and pool. as it rained a lot, no chance...

Thank Karenou91
Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We just had the one night here on route to Damarland. It seems there are no decent hotels near the international airport.....yet, so our agent booked us here which was 40mins away. Honestly, it just wasn't to my liking. It was a small boutique style hotel with rooms overlooking an olive grove which wasn't particularly attractive as many of the...

Thank Namchild D
West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I arrived here so excited to have a 2 night vacation from my vacation, what I got was a giant waste of money. Room: The rooms here are exquisite, fabulous, incredibly comfortable. Because of the drought, the private pools are currently empty. I told the manager that I should only be charged the rate for the room without a pool,...

Thank gerdi92
RogerWindhoek, Owner at The Olive Exclusive, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. We are delighted to hear that you liked the rooms and the décor so much, but we are very sorry about your disappointment over the lack of water in the plunge pools. As you were informed, Namibia has been suffering from an extreme drought over recent months and we have been forbidden from keeping the...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed there at the beginning of our tour of Namibia. All the rooms are suites and our suite was very spacious, tastefully decorated in African decor. There was also a small veranda. The restaurant served nice food and there are nice views from the terrace. The pool is a little disappointing, the loungers not up to standard and quite...

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Minibar
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Breakfast included
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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
Region: Namibia > Khomas Region > Windhoek
Price Range: RM1,091 - RM2,138 (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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“Do not book the self-catering apartments”
taraoconn, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“presidential suite”
EldaOcchiuzzi, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Try and book room near to reception as other rooms are down some steps. (the hotel is on a hillside). However this is not a great issue.”
allanm254, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 2 is exquisite, if the pools reopen someday”
gerdi92, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the lower area Suites or the Honeymoon Suite”
MarkandSteph2014, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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