Olive Grove

Reviews of Olive Grove

Good(89%) From 190 travellers
Excellent
98
Good
83
Average
6
Poor
3
Terrible
0
Below are independent comments from 190 of our travellers who have visited Olive Grove, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr G & Mrs R - York
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Olive Grove review

A good walk from the centre of Windhoek but this did mean it was Quiet.

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Mr. & Mrs. C - Chinnor
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Olive Grove review

Out room was off the main courtyard which meant that we had a lot of noise coming from people standing outside late at night and early in the morning.

Every where we went in Namibia people were so warm and welcoming. However our reception here was quite frosty

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Expert Africa comments

On receiving this feedback, Olive Grove’s owner, Roger, was clearly quite surprised as he came back to us with a long note. He had tried to investigate why these travellers had found their reception here ‘quite frosty’ – and clearly was upset that someone had come away with this view. He pressed the point that this is not what they strive for.

On the issue of noise, he agreed that quite a few guests went to Joe’s for dinner and when they got back (around 22h00), there were some conversations in the car park. Similarly, the next morning, some guests were waiting in the car park for their respective transfers, and again there was some discussions going on there. He wasn’t aware of any loud or excessive noise – but apologised if there was any.

Roger remains sorry that these travellers didn’t enjoy the Olive Grove as much as he and his team always strive for.

Ms W & Ms B - Alaska
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Olive Grove review

We stayed at the Olive Grove on three different occasions during our trip. The staff was always friendly and helpful.

We appreciated the variety of resources that were available to purchase at the beginning of our trip. The pocket guides to mammals and birds in Southern Africa that we purchased there were appreciated and utilized throughout our trip. In addition, we appreciated the variety offered at the breakfast buffet and dinners were very good. We also appreciated being able to store a couple of small but bulky items between our trips here.

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Mrs & Dr S - Essex
Arrived on: 13-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Olive Grove review

A perfectly adequate start in Windhoek. Set in a residential road the slightly off-putting first impression of barbed wire and large electric gates were dispelled by a friendly welcome. Our room in a separate building across from reception. Plenty large enough but somewhat sombre, especially the bathroom, with dark concrete floors throughout. Breakfast reasonable. Since we weren't staying in the area we couldn't say how well this would function as a base for local activities.

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Mr. & Mrs. W - Langley, Canada
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Relax at the Olive Grove Before or After

We spent one night at the Olive Grove Guesthouse at the end our 5 week stay in southern Africa. It is a good place to stay either on arrival or departure from Windhoek airport.

We chose to have dinner at the guesthouse and the meal was excellent.

The rooms are large and comfortable and the location is easy to find by car.

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Mr & Mrs W - California
Arrived on: 3-Jun-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Olive Grove review

The Olive Grove was a charming hotel. We had a very nice upstairs room and a delicious dinner served on a warm evening on the patio.

Since we had been up all night on the flight, we were a little jet lagged but we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We did not do any activities at the hotel (or that were arranged by the hotel) so I have put "no comment" in that category below.

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Dr. & Mrs. B from Snettisham, Norfolk
Arrived on: 30-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Olive Grove review

very nice hotel - interesting use of cement! but we enjoyed the decor and atmosphere here

Good food and nice open plan kitchen/sitting area. Enjoyed the hot tub

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Mr.B & Dr.T - London
Arrived on: 7-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Perfect overnight stop.

In a quiet suburb just outside the city centre. Nice classy touches abound. Large room, with a creative use of concrete. Good reataurant with an excellent wine list.

I can't think of many other Guest Houses that could offer a full range of treatments from the attached wellness centre as well.

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Miss. M and Mr. M - Co. Down
Arrived on: 6-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Olive Grove review

This was a lovely guesthouse - the decor was fantastic and the attention to detail made it more special. It was a lovely relaxing place to spend a night in Windhoek!

We were not staying very long in the city so we didnt have the opportunity to see if there were many activities to do in Windhoek.

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Honeymooners from Surrey
Arrived on: 5-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Perfect after a long flight

The perfect place to relax after a long flight.

The bubble bath, drinks and personalised notes in our rooms made it extra special.

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