This small, stylish guesthouse is situated close to city center of Windhoek yet enjoys a tranquil location ensuring a good night’s sleep. With just 11 rooms, Olive Grove offers an intimate and relaxing stay, in an environment of elegant simplicity. All guest rooms have air conditioning, 100-percent cotton bed linens and down duvets, satellite TV, wireless Internet, wall-mounted safe, mini bar, and coffee- and tea-making facilities with homemade biscuits provided. Natural stone is prevalent throughout, especially in the bathrooms, which are spacious and particularly indulgent. Common areas include a central open-air lounge with fireplace, indoor and outdoor dining areas, plunge pool, open-air spa bath on the deck, and beautiful gardens. The Wellness Room offers a selection of spa treatments, perfect for unwinding after a long round of travel.The open-to-view gourmet kitchen serves a full breakfast and elegant dinners. Each guest room has its own veranda with tables and chairs, for guests who may wish to dine al fresco in privacy.
At the Olive Exclusive, an all-suite boutique hotel, luxury abounds. Personalized service defines the guest experience here, with a dedicated staff ensuring that comfort and ease epitomize your stay. Radiating cool, contemporary style with a warm and authentic African soul, Olive Exclusive’s spaces embody sleek modern lines, organic textures, and a neutral palette. Simple elegance is key, from the organic rough-hewn wooden benches and side tables, through the sculpted chunk of granite that serves as a coffee table in the guest lounge, to walls adorned in abstract Namibian landscapes by well-known South African photographer Micky Hoyle.
Guest accommodations are provided in four Premier Suites and three Junior Suites, individually decorated to reflect the regions of Namibia. Each has its own lounge area with fireplace, a dining room for private meals, and an en suite bathroom with large walk-in shower, freestanding tub with a view on the outdoors, and a range of eco-friendly body products. Heated bathroom floors, bathrobes, and slippers are provided for a cozy stay. Luxurious beds are dressed in pure cotton linens. Air-conditioning, high-definition satellite TV and iPod docking stations are standard, as is a computer with Wi-Fi access. Glass doors open onto spacious decks where you can relax on a shaded daybed, enjoy al fresco lunches or, if yours is a Premier Suite, take a dip in your own private plunge pool. Each suite also has a fully stocked mini bar, complete with premium wine selection, so you can toast the setting sun in fine style. The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with inventive signature dishes comprising the seasonal menu.
Nicknamed the “brightest jewel in the land of gems,” the Hotel Heinitzburg is a historic luxury landmark in Windhoek. Originally a gift commissioned by Count von Schwerin for his fiancée in 1914, when Namibia was then part of German South-West Africa, this former castle has been renovated to become an elegant family-owned and run hotel. The family has endeavored to create an environment rich in the friendly character of Africa combine with European flair and culinary artistry, including a world-class wine cellar.
The Heinitzburg offers 16 opulently appointed guest suites, each individually decorated with sumptuous furnishings, fine fabrics, gilded mirrors and crystal chandeliers. All rooms have individual air conditioning and heating, direct-dial telephone, electronic safe, mini bar and flat screen satellite TV. “Superior” Deluxe rooms have a bath with integrated shower, while Deluxe rooms have a walk-in shower. The serene garden invites quiet relaxation or a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, which is flanked by large palms and heated in winter.
Leo's at the Castle is the Heinitzburg's gourmet restaurant overlooking the city skyline, serving varied cuisine that incorporates both local and international flavors. The Garden Terrace offers a similarly superb view over the city and surrounding mountains, where casual meals, coffee and cakes from the hotel's patisserie are available throughout the day. Snacks and sundowner cocktails are also served here in the early evening, accompanied by spectacular sunset views.
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