Olive Boutique Hotel, A Small Luxury Hotel of the World
What We Love
- Guests have access to members-only rooftop with bar, Jacuzzis, plunge pool and stunning views
- Romantic alternative to area’s large chain hotels
- The beach, trendy restaurants and chic shops are within walking distance
What To Know
- Children 17 and under are not permitted
- The “petites chambres” live up to their name
- See-through glass showers are not for the modest
- The hotel does not have a gym or workout facilities
- A $49 occupancy charge per night will be added at the Jetsetter checkout
- Adults Only
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Mediterranean meets Caribbean. Guests could be forgiven for thinking they’ve woken up in Tuscany, the only clues of Puerto Rico being the palm trees outside instead of olive trees. That’s how transporting each detail is in this Med-inspired 15-room boutique sleep, from the heavy wooden doors with wrought iron hinges at the hotel’s entrance to the Provençal-style furnishings. The theme continues on each of the four guestroom floors, which have photographs and antiques from such places as Spain, Italy, Morocco and France lining the hallways.
Bed & Bath
Rooms are decorated in earth tones and furnished with sleigh beds, antique-style wooden armoires and flowing white drapes. There are three categories: the spacious Mediterranean Suites, some of which have lagoon views; the quainter Olive Style Suites; and the tiny Petite Chambres (a fabulous option for solo travelers or those on a petite budget). All feature modern amenities including flat-screen TVs with DVD players, tablet phones, glass rainfall showers with jets, and L’Occitane bath products.
Rustic Mediterranean fare such as lamb shank with couscous and Galician octopus can be had at Oliva restaurant, where tall ceilings, an open kitchen and an atmospheric patina lend the feel of a tasting room within a wine cave. The members-only rooftop club presents the opportunity to mingle with stylish locals, and though the trappings still feel Mediterranean, the beautiful breezes and views — stretching from the city to the lagoon to the Atlantic — are pure Caribbean. Not into the bar scene? Take tea in the quaint ground-floor garden.
How to Get There
My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary at the O:Live hotel. We enjoyed every minute of it! We loved the decor and ambiance of this romantic boutique hotel. The service provided was superb. Experiencing the quaint, well designed rooftop bar in the evenings never got old . An added bonus is also the ability to take advantage of the sister hotel's first class amenities and fantastic restaurant. My wife and I plan to revisit this properties many more times in the future as a great long weekend getaway to recharge ourselves and love for each other.
Lots of small touches that let you know that this place is special., The over the top room key. The comfortable room that feels like home. The location tucked away from the busy street. I was hesitant to write this review because I don't want this place to lose its charm. But they deserve a great review.
Stayed for 2 nights and it was my first time in San Juan. The location was perfect, could walk to everything I wanted to see. Staff was super friendly & helpful; walked me around the hotel, held the room key for me when I was at the beach, helped with getting extra charging cables in the room etc.