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Beijing, China
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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...

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Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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,...

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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...

Surrey
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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London,England
Reviewed 7 January 2017

With no disrespect to Windhoek, the highlight of the town is the airport and the virgin active gym. So if anyone is connecting through the international airport believe me you've seen the best of what the town offers ! We had a very pleasant night at this little hotel , the suite was large and nicely furnished and the food...

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Africa
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was the perfect finish to a wonderful but non-stop tour of Namibia. The rooms were lovely, and the food great as was the service. I wish we had more time here. There are a few things they could improve e.g., ensure room directories are in the room so people know wifi codes or that all the lights are working...

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Bern
Reviewed 28 December 2016

The Olive Exclusive is anything but exclusive. The rooms are suite-like - that's nice but it would be better if they were clean and maintained. Perhaps that is the reason why there is only dull light in the toilet. Bad location, food ok.

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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A good choice for dinner if you are in the area with a premium whisky bar for those so inclined and interesting well prepared menu choices. I had an oryx steak and cheese cake with amarula ice cream. Very tasty. Tables set on a terrace overlooking the countryside beyond. Friendly service and very good prices. £27 for two although without...

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1Thank StrictlyManc
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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: $455 - $635 (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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“Room 2 is exquisite, if the pools reopen someday”
 of 5 bubbles gerdi92, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Any of the lower area Suites or the Honeymoon Suite”
 of 5 bubbles MarkandSteph2014, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the lower levels require that a steep staircase be negotiated”
 of 5 bubbles defzanel, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Suites have plunge pools”
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 of 5 bubbles C4299MUpeterh, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The premier suites are fantastic but we understand the other suites are good too.”
 of 5 bubbles SandRKent, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
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