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“A fantastic start for our honeymoon”

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The Olive Exclusive
Ranked #5 of 95 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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10 reviews
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“A fantastic start for our honeymoon”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

We had a fantastic stay at the Olive Exclusive. We were staying in the Benguela suite. The room was very spacious and well furnished with a fantastic bathroom and a lot of amenities. Free drinks including porto were available and the staff treated us with a bottle of champagne and some nibbles. The breakfast was also outstanding with very good dishes. All in all we would definitely recommend this place, it feels special and intimate and the service deserves a five star rating.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 September 2012 via mobile

What an absolute pleasure it was to stay at The Olive Exclusive. From the outset this little hotel manages to impress its guests with a warm hospitable welcome, so often lacking in exclusive establishments. The suites are exsquisitely decorated with beautiful modern sculptures and art representative of the modern Namibia. It is seldom that I stay in a establishment where I actually want to spend time in my room; this is certainly one of those places. Bathrooms are very spacious and every need is catered for. I loved the private little splash pool and viewing deck.

Breakfasts are reminiscent of "high tea" with platters of delectable bites and a full English breakfast made to order.

This will most certainly not be my last stay at The Olive Exclusive.

Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

I stayed only one night in the Otavi suite at the Olive Exclusive, and although my expectations were high from the reviews and photos online, it managed to exceed them. The suite was absolutely wonderful - one day is not enough time to really enjoy all the amenities on offer. The enormous, freestanding bath (particularly after 2 weeks of driving around some fairly rough roads) was much appreciated. The fast and free wi-fi (including a laptop if you don't have your own with you), and the enormous, comfortable bed made this a very welcome retreat before a long flight home.

The staff were wonderful, the food was just superb (Namibian Beef fillet cooked to perfection, then a cointreau chocolate pot for pudding - wonderful!). Breakfast is an individual buffet, brought to your table on a multi-tier stand with fruits, pastries, yoghurts, cereals, and a fabulous mini freshly baked loaf of bread. Then select a hot breakfast from the menu options as well. A spectacularly indulgent way to start the day.

Highest possible recommendation - the room design is so beautiful, the attention to detail from the staff is fantastic, and the food is superb. A magnificent place, made even more wonderful by it's staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 25 July 2012 via mobile

Spectacularly appointed gastronomic gem! I loved my enforced overnight and will plan them in future to enjoy the luxurious accommodations, gracious service and astonishing suites in perfect taste. Delicious dinner accompanied by perfect wines. Absolutely world class.

Stayed July 2012, travelled on business
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London
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Stayed with my family for one night on the way through Windhoek and would highly recommend. The welcome and service was first class and the food, especially breakfast, was amazing. However the highlight is the design of the rooms (we had the premier) which are simply stunning and unique. The designer deserves an award.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 July 2012

After returning from our trip into the wilderness of Namibia, we were so reluctant to spend an evening in Windhoek! Fortunately I have recently read about Olive Exclusive. Carol, Mike and the rest of the team, well-done, and congratulations!! This hotel has been ons of the best we have ever come across. From the total interior to service, there is not one aspect that we can fault. I disagree with a remark from an other review, as pricey. This hotel is defnitely not pricey, shear luxury and so pleasing to the eye. Keep up the wonderful 'job' your doing. Thank you for making our stay so comfortable. What a splendid way to end our amazing trip.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Offenheim, Germany
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Reviewed 21 June 2012

The Olive Exclusive is a superior and magnificent accommodation in Windhoek with surprising, unique and extraordinary suites. You will find all kind of amenities starting from the private Nespresso maschine to a personal laptop to stay in contact with your relatives.
Food and service is outstanding, the support from the management i.e. Carol and Mike is attentive, discrete and never annoying.
As a business flight crew we are used to stay in hotels of various categories many days a year and if we have to label one hotel recommendable, it would be the Olive Exclusive

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Property: The Olive Exclusive
Address: 22 Promenaden Road | Eros, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Region: 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 95 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Olive Exclusive 3.5*
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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