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
We loved our stay at the O:live Boutique Hotel. It looks exactly like the pictures, and the staff was warm and welcoming and quickly attended to our every desire. It was everything I expected from a small luxury hotel. We can’t wait to go back!
I think many are impressed by this hotel mainly because of its unique style, and I'll say you won't regret when you actually arrive.
Well designed hotel, quiet, clean and comfortable room, kind and helpful staffs, nice restaurant (steakhouse), good location, beautiful rooftop. The front desk are so helpful and we got a reasonable rate to get upgraded to the Gran Cru suite, which is such an awesome room! I felt so sad that it's our last day in PR when I saw the room...
Beware that the hotel is not like a resort with beach outside, but it should be one of the best hotel if you just want to have a clean, comfortable, cozy, romantic place to enjoy your life here.
Being picky about some cons, mainly about the room:
While it's the best suite, there seems to have some maintenance problems for facilities in Gran Cru suite:
We failed to fill the tub with water (seems it leaks somewhere or the stream is too slow..).
The stream of the shower is not strong enough.
We didn't use the mini refrigerator, but seems it failed to make the drinks cold. While temp is set to 55, the actual temp is about 70.
It's PR, of course you need to be prepared for mosquitos (maybe some insect repellent spray) when staying in a room especially in one with extended lounge connected to outside.
If any of these issue are important to you, maybe you'll want to ask the staff about it before reservation.
Located in Condado just few feet from Vanderbilt hotel. I was welcome by Allison and he was a very helpful young men. I arrived very early and I was invited to stay in the facility until check in but I decided to keep my luggage and go and walk around the city... 3 miles from old San Juan. My suite had a great bed and a nice sitting area. Happy to stay at the o:live