Reviews of Olive Grove
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A warm welcome
This is an ideal place to start or finish a Namibian trip, or in our case, both. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
The option to have a light or full dinner on site was great.
Olive Grove review
Due to our late arrival at the Olive Grove we did not spend a great deal of time there. They arranged a taxi to take us to a nearby restaurant (Joe's Beerhouse) as the area was not safe for pedestrians.
Breakfast the following morning was pleasant.
A good boutique hotel
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A good small boutique hotel
Two very pleasant overnight stays at this friendly and well run boutique hotel.Read more about the whole trip
Very nice experience. Made to feel welcome and appreciated immediately upon arrival. Helpful, friendly staff. Excellent (and plenty of) food. Owner dropped by to say hello and ask if we needed anything too, which is smart business, but also appreciated. Only wish we had arrived sooner to be able to take advantage of their spa services too! Great location.Read more about the whole trip
Lovely Guest House
We loved this place.
We arrived very early in the morning, due to the time of our flight. They were very welcoming, immediately served us an excellent breakfast and the room was very quickly made ready for us. It was beautiful, with an amazing shower.
The evening meal was good too.
Lovely place to stay for a night on the way through Windhoek.
Nadia seemed to be on duty 24 hours a day and was most helpful and charming, serving us a delicious breakfast at the ridiculously early hour we needed.
We ate at their sister restaurant next door which was excellent, if a little grand. The food was first class but the portions were enormous - warning to fellow travellers, skip some of the courses or die !
Good, convenient guest house
Our second stay at this guest house was as good as the first one. We will stay here again.Read more about the whole trip
Excellent welcome at the OliveGrove
The jacarandas were in full bloom as we arrived at The Olive Grove after the short drive from the airport. Our large fully equipped room was very comfortable though the colour scheme, olive, took a little getting used you.
We were made very welcome here with nothing too much trouble. We decided to eat in and sitting in the courtyard in the warmth of the evening after the cold of the English autumn was a delight. The menu was not large but had sufficient choice. I opted for the kudu steak which though tasty was not the tenderest piece of meat I had eaten, kudu can be a bit like that, but full of flavour.
Breakfast as in nearly all the places we stayed in really set us up for the day with loads of fresh fruit, breads, rolls, cold meats, cheeses as well as a variety of cooked items.
We returned to The Olive Grove at the end of our Namibian tour and this time we were given a room with a bath, the first we had had for three weeks so we both had a very welcome soak!!!!!
A ten minute walk took us into the centre of Windhoek where we were able to do some last minute shopping for gifts though it is not a very touristy town and one can do far better in the craft markets in Okahandja if you don't mind the hassling.
We can certainly recommend The Olive Grove as an ideal location to start and finish a Namibian holiday.
Olive Grove review
The location is farther from town than anticipated (and using a pre-arranged car isn't cheap), but Olive Grove's peaceful garden setting is a solid trade off.
Our room was very spacious and, like the public spaces, handsomely appointed.