Photos by T+S: The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek

Namibia

This intimate hotel is the first in Windhoek of the sophistication and style comparable to any top luxury boutique hotel not only in Africa, but beyond the continent too. It embodies the very essence of chic design and contemporary comfort.

The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive strikes an elegant balance between modern interior trends and African décor.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Central to each room are fantastic weaved furnishings: roughly-hewn rattan lampshades, rush baskets and enormous spherical hanging chairs suspended from the ceiling.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Friendly and expertly unobtrusive service defines the experience.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The suites are named after the regions of Namibia: Benquela, Namib, Caprivi, Erongo, Etosha, Kunene, Otavi—and are themed accordingly. It's a great introduction to the country.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Our room's glass wall opens onto a spacious terrace with a view over the hotel's well-kept greenery and the suburban hills of Windhoek.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The ethnic decor includes elaborate masks, painted oryx horns, bongo drums and antique carved doors—and is moderated by sharp edges of smooth concrete and massive floor-to-ceiling photographic prints.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Breakfasts steal the show. Our fave dishes were the Farmers Omelette and eggs with cream cheese.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The hotel is located in some distance from the city center, but it takes just few minutes to get there. It’s also only 15 minutes to the domestic airport.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Only the Premium suites have the private plunge pools, but all guests can use the main swimming pool.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The food at Olive Exclusive clearly makes it a popular hangout among the locals: we saw some expats popping in for breakfast, and they were regulars.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Small, well-located and beautifully designed, the Olive Exclusive is eminently comfortable.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
Olive Exclusive has a contemporary style and the authentic African soul—it’s the perfect stop before the start or right after the Namibian safari.
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
The Olive Exclusive, Windhoek, Namibia. © TravelPlusStyle.com
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