Reviews of Olive Grove
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Olive Grove review
A pleasant location to stay in WIndhoek. It's a lovely place and is in easy walking distance of the shops in WIndhoek.Read more about the whole trip
Lovely stay at Olive Grove
Cannot say enough good things about this little gem: supreme comfort, with many thoughful touches and attention to detail by warm and welcoming owners was in evidence all the way through. The minimilast decor may not be to all tastes, but we found it attractive and in harmony with the surroundings. Large airy room with French Doors leading to terrace: plenty of storage space, minibar (same prices as bar), coffee/tea tray with home-made cookies.
Spacious en-suite with quality toiletries, hairdryer, fine cotton robes, and artisan candles for that romantic bath. Breakfast from a comprehensive menu served on the patio:dinner by request. Just because nothing is absolutely perfect I would mention that a luggage stand would be useful for guests on an overnight who will not be unpacking.
We were sorry to have only one night. We had originally wanted to add a couple of days to the Bateleur but were not attracted by either Eningo (OK for overnight) or Okonjima (I am against monitoring devices on wildlife). Should you have a similar request, you might suggest a pre-safari stay at Olive Grove relaxing on the sundeck by the pool, and then daytrips for sightseeing into Windhoek and surroundings.
Expert Africa comments
Longer stays in Windhoek can be arranged if clients specifically request it and sightseeing tours can also be pre booked or booked once in Windhoek. However, many people prefer not to have 2 nights in Windhoek as although it is a very pleasant city, there are limited sights of interest.
A popular option for people wanting to relax near Windhoek but who also want to see a different part of Namibia, is to venture out into the bush to one of the guesthouses or lodges within a couple of hours drive from the city. As Eningu Clayhouse Lodge is situated in the Kalahari it is a popular option for a two night stop, where you can relax without having a long transfer from Windhoek. Okonjima is another possible option. This is an interesting place to experience some of the work in conserving big cats done by the AfriCat Foundation here. As an aside, please note that the vast majority of the cats that live or pass through Okonjima are not fitted with monitoring collars.
Olive Grove review
Really nice place and would highly recommend it.
Embarassingly we realised when we got to the airport that none of us had left the staff tip - many apologies.
Olive Grove review
food good and general ambienece good, excellent place for a stop overRead more about the whole trip
Comfortable and welcoming. Excellent evening meal. An oasis in a bust townRead more about the whole trip
Good start to the holiday
Easy to find, excellent welcome and comfortable stopover after the flight.Read more about the whole trip
Lovely accommodation, feed and friendly staff.Read more about the whole trip
Very pleasant accomodation, loved the decor. Staff were excellent.
We arrived about 10am just hoping to leave the luggage but were greeted with coffee & the room was got ready for us within half an hour which was very welcome! Had an evening meal there which was suberb.
Comfortable base to start trip from Windhoek
Comfortable, clean B&B that was just what we needed after overnight flight to rest before setting off on trip
Staff were friendly, rooms very spacious, nicely yet simply decorated.
Some road noise especialyl commented by other guests with rooms closer to the side road
Location appeared a little off the beaten track but seemed safe once we were used to Windhoek. Great to be close to Joes Beer House for dinner!
Relaxing place to stop over
A friendly welcome and lovely room. The moulded bath and basins were a great feature and the bed was really comfortable. We did not eat in but went to Joe's which we really enjoyed. The breakfast menu had a great choice and the food and coffee were delicious.Read more about the whole trip