Olive Grove

Reviews of Olive Grove

Good(88%) From 194 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 194 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 & Mrs LN - London
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Olive Grove review

Upon arrival at Olive Grove we found out that we had been upgraded to The Olive Exclusive.

Mike and Carol were very welcoming and the hotel is gorgeous! The hotel is full of stone, wood and lovely, subtle colours with many beautiful photos and sculptures in the lounge and in the suites. The massive granite coffee-table has to be admired!

The suite has a supremely comfortable (and huge) bed. sofas, dining table and small desk with laptop and internet access provided. It also has a Nespresso coffee/tea station and a well-supplied mini-bar with prices that are the same as those that are the main bar. There is a large balcony that overlooks the hills. I recommend the wicker chair for reading in.

The small pool and sunbeds are comfortable and secluded.

We had already booked dinner at Joe's so Mike arranged a taxi for us.

The dinner / lunch menu looked lovely and the breakfast has to be seen to be believed. After the first course which you have to see to understand there are a variety of choices for your cooked breakfast. We had the scrambled egg with avocado and bacon which was perfect.

Mike and Carol manage this delightful boutique hotel with charm, humour and skill. I can not think of a better way to finish a trip in this extraordinary country!

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The W Group - Berkshire
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Olive Grove review

Received wonderful upgrade to hotel suite, which was extremely beautiful and luxurious with artistic African decor. Very friendly personal attention and a delicious dinner and breakfast.

Was a bit hard to find as a road was closed. Probably not suitable for people with bad knees as lots of steps.

A really wow factor to start our trip.

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Mr F & Ms F - London
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Olive - (Exclusive)

We were upgraded and put in the new premium Olive hotel. I have no idea how much this cost (originally and if we had not been upgraded), but whatever it was - it was worth it. The room was stupendous...

We ate dinner in the hotel as well and the food was exceptional. Highly, highly recommended.

Very good location for getting to the airport in the morning...wish we'd stayed longer.

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Mr & Mrs P - Harrow
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Olive Grove review

Good stopover for one night, but perhaps lacked character. Close to Jo's restaurant.

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Mr C & Mrs M - Cheshire
Arrived on: 15-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Wow!

We were given an upgrade to a suite in the newly opened sister hotel. Absolutely fantastic.

Doubtless done so that we could report back to you! or is that a bit cynical? Anyway it was much appreciated.

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Mr & Mrs R from Basingstoke
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Olive Grove review

We stayed one night at the Olive Grove at the start of our Namibia trip - our second stay, one having alos overnighted there at the end of our holiday in 2008.

The Olive Grove is a very comfortable but unpretentious guesthouse with easy access to central Windhoek for restauarants etc - although it does serve light lunches and excellent limited-choice 3 course dinners (currently NAD230) for those who, like us, just want some R&R.

The 11 rooms are large and cool and well-equipped, although the grey decor and stonework is starting to be in need to some maintenance (a new hotel under the same ownership has recently been built on adjoining land, which have been a distraction!).

Staff are very friendly and helpful, and there is internet access in the lounge. Good use has been amde of the limited grounds, with some very comfortable sunloungers and a small plunge pool. There is enclosed car parking for self-drivers.

The Olive Grove remains continues to be a pleasant interlude at the start or end of a Namibia holiday.

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Mrs A with party of five - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 2-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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The Olive Grove was a great start

Superb welcome on arrival from the staff, very good rooms and food. No complaints at all

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Mr C & Mrs M - Cheshire
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very Friendly and comfortable hotel

very friendly; great food.

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The C family - Sussex
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Olive Grove review

fine for a night's stay

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Mr C. B and family - from St Albans
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Boutiquey Olive Grove

Beautiful guesthouse, very stylish and relaxing. Really lovely open lounge arrangement with the kitchen so you could watch dinner being cooked and chat to the staff.

Fantastic room, fab bathroom. Biggest bath I have ever seen, unfortunately there just wasnt enough hot water to get it filled above a puddle.

Dinner was superb, expensive but worth it.
We had to ask for a packed breakfast because we were leaving so early. We had high hopes for it because the dinner had been so good , and because we had watched them baking bread the night before. Very disappointing, stale packet sandwich and packets of sweets. It was like a Macdonalds happy meal.Had to buy something at airport instead.

A very nice way to relax at the end of a long trip, good access to the city ( not really walkable though). Had a SPA room with treatments so you could really wind down before travelling.

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