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The Olive Branch

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Los Romerales | El Chorro, Alora, 29552 El Chorro, Spain
The Olive Branch
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guys at the olive branch handle our large university group extremely well! We took up the whole bunk house, 2 of the ensuite rooms and a whole load of tents. 31 of us in total and all hungry for Tom and Roy's amazing cooking at the end of each day! The food was certainly the best I have had... More 

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Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi, my two children and I stayed here for a week, along with my friend and one child, taking both en-suite rooms. We had cooked breakfasts every day and dinner here a few nights and found it very good. We also used local restaurants. It is a great base for several climbing locations. The rooms were quiet, dark at night... More 

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Yelverton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying at the Olive branch as part of out university climbing clubs annual trip. The location is fantastic with amazing views across the entire valley. We chose to have our meals cooked for us this year, where in the past we haven't, and the food was absolutely amazing - some of the best I've eaten; topped off by... More 

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Regensburg, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is one of the best B&B's I've stayed in. I loved the staff who were extremely friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is peaceful, relaxing, inviting, and exactly what I was looking for after a long day of climbing the endless selection of rock walls. The food was heavenly and I appreciated the options for breakfast, as opposed to the... More 

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Llangollen, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at the Olive Branch because our daughter was there climbing (the climbing around El Chorro is legendary). The atmosphere is no-frills, relaxed and friendly - it is justifiably popular with climbers on a limited budget, as the options range from camping (with or without a camper van) to en-suite rooms with B&B. We went B&B, but also chose... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Climbers heaven - second visit and we will be back again. Very relaxed and a great place to stay. The weather was a mixture of sun and hail - but the climbing was still good. The local wine (€3) is great value and worth buying extra to bring home.

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Birmingham, UK
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Stayed at the olive branch a couple of weeks ago. A lovely break. All staff are really friendly and welcoming. The mountain views are fantastic. It's lovely and peaceful. Great for climbing as mountains really close by. The food at the branch is fantastic, Tom and Roy are passionate about their food. Great portions and variety - all home cooked.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Good place to stay and a nice climbing community. We stayed in a private room which was pretty nice and the breakfast included in the price was great. Only negative experience was the new year's eve. The house next to it had a very loud party that kept on going until 8.30 in the morning. Without earplugs it was impossible... More 

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mel b, Owner at The Olive Branch, responded to this review

Dear Emma, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the points you raise. We always want our guests to have the best possible experience here at the Olive Branch, and we welcome your feedback. With regards to New Years Eve, it is very rare for their to be a party in El Chorro, generally we... More 

Sevilla La Nueva, Spain
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

The place to stay if you are in the Andalusia region for climbing. Unpretentious, welcoming, and friendly...you are treated like family. Great location walkable and near most all of the climbing areas. The best food with large portions for dinner to feed your hungry body. Mel and Gary are the owners and they go out of their way to accommodate... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If you are looking for a place to stay, long or short in this area, I definately recommend this hotel. Spacious rooms, great welcome by Gary and Mel, the staff Roy and Tom are absolutely amazing. Don´t even think about cooking for yourself. For a very cheap price you get great food. Very relaxing in the lounge Excellent place for... More 

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