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
- 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
The property is little but it amazing with good decoration and privacy areas. The hotel is located near the salt lagoon, beach and restaurants. The breakfast is good and sevice at time selected. Excellent service was very friendly and prompt.
I love the hotel, I loved the staff as they were very friendly and went above and beyond for the customer. My only complaint, is that because of how the structure is built, it's very noisy. We did not get a great nights sleep because we could hear the tables and chairs moving above us on the rooftop bar. Also, you can everyone as they walk the hallways to their room and when the door shuts, it's pretty loud.
The rooms were very comfortable. We upgraded to the lagoon view suites. The rooms very well appointeded. The service was excellent. The staff very friendly. However there were issues which we assumed were residuals from the hurricane, like no hot water one morning. Another day no hot water in our outdoor shower. Both of our suites had similar experiences. The staff response to our Issues was immediate. We would definitely stay at this little gem again. The view of the lagoon from the rooftop terrace is wonderful and the ambience is very resort-like. The hotel has an excellent restaurant and there are several others in close walking distance. The proximity to the beach is no more than 3 blocks, very easy walk. There are many day tours that the hotel staff can book for you and a visit to old San Juan can be done by taxi , uber or if you’re up for a workout the old town is close enough that you walk to its center. This is a trip worth considering San a Juan is ready to receive tourists! And the Olive is an award-winning boutique hotel that doesn’t disappoint. Travel to Puerto Rico is very easy. Most airlines have direct nonstop flights to the island.
First impression pretty much ok... The service is very automated, not a person to person touch. The bed have a lot of pillows fully in dust. Partial views are almost none view. Better for dinner or have drinks at the roof top.
The service of the personnel was great. They are very friendly and customer service oriented. Our goal was resting and pass the time as quiet and calmed as possible. The Hotel is an unique place to rest and to skip the stress of the daily work.
The room was beautiful. The balcony has a partial view to the lagoon and non roof shower. Warm place to share with your lovely couple and separate a romantic time.
The location of the hotel is convenient since it is close of the Old San Juan turistic area and the Condado Zone. The hotel has a restaturant but in our opinion is too expensive. There some good restaurants surroundng the O:Live Boutique at walking distance.