Reviews of Olive Exclusive
Wildlife sightings and reviews
39 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Olive Exclusive and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Great starting hotel after long flight."
It is a very smart hotel, excellent rooms, friendly staff and good food.
A good starting point for our Namibia experience." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
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"Olive Exclusive is outstanding"
"Great place to stay"
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We had dinner - which was excellent - and breakfast is an event, so be prepared!
We arranged massages before we arrived, and these were reasonably priced and very relaxing - ask for Beverley.
Just 45 minutes back to the airport so a perfect place to stay at the end of the trip." See all these reviews: 14n in Namibia
"Beautiful hotel, slow service"
The rooms are reached at the bottom of a steep stone stairway, which was no problem for us but obviously difficult for those with mobility issues.
The staff member who showed us to our room was lovely but other members of staff were not particularly warm and friendly, and service in the restaurant depended largely on your ability to attract the attention of the occasionally present waiting staff. The restaurant is on a terrace with fine views over the hills and countryside. The food was good, but not as gourmet as some reviews have suggested.
All in all, a nice place to start or finish your trip." See all these reviews: 9n in Botswana; 5n in Namibia
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"Lovely High End Boutique Property."
I write "in theory" as unfortunately I became unwell [Ed: with acute appendicitis] and we ended up staying almost another week in Windhoek. It is therefore quite difficult for me to write about the room and facilities as once there I barely left the bed. My husband however enjoyed the room, comfortable leather settee and all the other extra high end amenities which make the Olive Exclusive special.
The room was not available when we first arrived so we left our luggage and went to run some errands and past the time locally for a few hours.
I do recall many steps from the lobby and parking areas, but a stunningly beautifully and unique decor, lovely view onto an olive grove hence the name and a very nice outside area with loungers and dipping pool. We did have to call housekeeping back as towels and glasses had not been removed from the outside area during servicing.
During our brief check in and check out the main communal area, bar and dining room looked lovely and welcoming especially the deck and with modern contemporary African decor everywhere.
Obviously I regret not being able to enjoy The Olive Exclusive more so should we be in Windhoek in the future we would welcome a return visit." See all these reviews: 22n in Namibia
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