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“Nice hotel”
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Olive Grove
Ranked #2 of 95 Windhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Germany
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44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Nice hotel”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Olive Grove was our first hotel on our first trip to Namibia. We had a standard room, thus there was a restaurant in front of our door - yet we didn't feel disturbed at all, maybe because we was mostly outside. The room was pretty, clean and comfortable, well actually I can't think of anything negative about it.

The walking distance from the city center is some 20 minutes, so no need for a taxi. To tell the truth the personnel didn't recommend walking by foot because there were cases of robbery on the way, yet we didn't notice anything dangerous.

After reading that the hotel's restaurant were one of the best in Windhoek we stayed for the dinner, and it turned out to be one of the weakest dinners in Namibia. I suppose that it just was a bad luck, maybe the chef got a wrong peace of meat, I don't know, the steak was pretty hard. Breakfast was way better.

On the overall we have enjoyed our stay, felt safe and comfortable, the staff was very friendly.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winkel, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed in Olive Grove Guesthouse after arriving in Windhoek. A wonderful place to stay with excellent dinner ( no need to g out for dinner!) and also a big variety of hot breakfast beside the buffet. We loved this place, very quiet and only a short drive to the center. Nice rooms with lovely accessoires. Nice and friendly staff. We can recommend this place, while staying in Windhoek.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carnoustie, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2014

We stayed here after our overnight flight out from the UK. The location was very relaxing and our room was very quirky, particularly the bathroom, as can be seen from some of the photographs. The hotel is situated in a residential area about 5 minutes by car from the centre of the city. We had booked dinner in the nearby Joe's Beerhouse but we were advised to use our car to avoid any problems as the area is quiet and not particularly well lit. Breakfast was superb with a full range of cooked and continental options. The staff were very friendly and helpful and overall it was a great way to begin our trip to Namibia.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Olive Grove was recommended to us by a local resident. Wonderful place to stay - rooms are very comfortable. Especially loved the bath in our room. Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with friends on the terrace. Breakfast was excellent - would have been better if there was a bit more gluten free options.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

The guest house is on the same grounds as the hotel. The guest house was very nice and met our needs as a place to start our Namibia tour. The food was excellent at the guest house so there was no need to go out.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We found the apartments to be spacious and lovely. They held our family of four nicely (1.5 year old and 3.5 year old. The apartments on the top level have a lovely patio you can lounge and read on.
The apartments are comfortable and the bathrooms are spacious (bath and shower). Coffee and tea provided in the apartment.
The food is average and I would recommend eating outside of their restaraunt. Breakfast and lunch are better than the dinner.
The pool is frigid and the location of the pool is not ideal as it is completely in the shade in the afternoon as the sun is blocked out by apartments there.
The location is not ideal for touring the city as it is removed from downtown and you will need to taxi or drive to get there.
The staff is very friendly. Martha is lovely.
We stayed in Room 6. Be advised, this room has access to the lobby downstairs and I would not recommend it. This door can become quite loud when guests are having dinner downstairs, luckily we tried to drown this out using the noise apps on our phones. You also get the terrible noise from the pipes as people use the toilet that is right underneath Room 6 in the lobby.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Arrived late in the evening, so the hotel had already prepared snacks for us. We were warmly welcomed and awoken the next day to the smell of freshly baking bread.

A brief visit but a great start to visiting Namibia

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Olive Grove

Property: Olive Grove
Address: 20 Promenaden Road | P.O. Box 90909, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
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Region: 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 #2 of 95 B&Bs / Inns in Windhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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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