Reviews of Olive Grove
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Good enough for a Prince
We had room 6 for a single night, apparently Prince Harry had room 8 in July. Good enough recommendation for anyone??
Our second visit (7 years on) was just as enjoyable as the first time. Friendly efficient service, great food and comfortable rooms.
The staff were extremely helpful, including assisting with our hire car delivery problems (see above), being very concerned about service levels they expect for their guests! Thanks to all
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A charming, quirky, small hotel full of character.
We arrived hoping to watch the England - Australia World Cup rugby match so were delighted to find a big TV and cable in the room. Unfortunately it was not working but the young manager spent a large part of the afternoon chasing the cable company and fiddling with the TV in an attempt to get it to work. In the end he booked us a table at a nearby bar/restaurant where we were able to watch the match with locals, and the atmosphere was much better than watching it in the room anyway!
The room itself was huge - in face calling it a suite is probably more accurate, and some lovely touches such as port and chocolates left in our room for us to come back to after the restaurant. A good central location, ideal for a last night in Namibia before flying home.
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Strange to be back in the city after 3 weeks in the bush, but the guest house was very well-appointed, and the staff were friendly and helpful.Read more about the whole trip
Great overnight stop and excellent dinner
Room 10 was spacious with a large and unusual 'concrete' bathroom. It was on the ground floor and quiet, even though it opened onto the bar terrace. Very comfortable and well-equipped room, helpful staff and good location.
Decided to have dinner in, as menu looked good and we were feeling too lazy to go out. Excellent food, well presented and served. Breakfast was also good, though the buffet was a bit chaotic. Perfect stop for one night or even 2.
A great place for a first night
Olive Grove is a very convenient place to spend an initial night in Namibia.
The accommodation was very comfortable, the staff very friendly and helpful and the breakfast we had there was very good.
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We were amused that we were in the same room that Prince Harry had been in on his visit to Windhoek in July!Read more about the whole trip
Good first night at Olive Grove
Nice place to stay for first night, good directions, food was good.Read more about the whole trip
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Helpful staff and convenient (15mins walk from the centre of Windhoek). Pleasant food and eating in the restaurant is a good option if like us you've had a long journey to get there.
It had a bit of a transitory feel as everyone seems to just stay for one night, passing through.
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Classy city hotel
We stayed here at both the start and end of our trip, for 1 night each time. We enjoyed both of our stays. The breakfasts were very good, We also had our evening meals here and although not the cheapest place to eat, the dinners were very good indeed, really good food. The Namibian date and brandy cake/pudding was particularly tasty! The port and chocolate for bedtime was a nice and unusual touch.
On both stays our rooms were very comfortable. Our room on the second visit was booked as Standard, whilst on our first visit it was booked as Luxury. However, we'd be hard pressed to say what was superior about the room we stayed in the first time: indeed by comparison, the standard room was a bit brighter and didn't open out onto the road, so was quieter. Based on our experience I would recommend simply booking a standard room.
Another thought - it might be good to request/check that you don't have a room opening out directly onto the reception/dining area (I think this was rooms 1, 2 and 3) - those rooms might feel a lack of privacy and risk a bit noise.