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The Olive Branch Hotel

Guzn Al-Zaytoon Road, Jerash, Jordan
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Berlaar
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84 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Nice location in the hills with green view. Book the newer rooms away from the main building. The main building needs refurbishment. Diner is mediocre and the dining room is even worse. Wifi only at the reception. In the 2nd week of april we were here all alone. Good starting point to visit Aljoun Castle/forest/Umm Qais and Jerash of course.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

This hotel is located in the hills of the ancient city of Jarash. Its surrounded by olive groves, and ancient trees since Roman time. It will be a memorable time in your life to have stayed in it. Mohamed Nezami, PhD

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TheOliveBranch_12, Manager at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Dr. Nizami for your kind review. It is our aim for all our guests to enjoy the simplicity of our hotel and it's unique setting. We hope to have the pleasure to see you in the near future again. More 

Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a little bit of trouble finding the hotel but locals were extremely helpful directing our driver. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms a comfortablebut very sparse in furnishins the bathroom could use work and it was hard to find a balance between freezing cold and boiling hot. Wifi was available at reception. The best part... More 

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TheOliveBranch_12, Manager at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you nkpayne83 for your review. Our unique location is a bit hard to find but the view we have from this high up in the hills among the pine trees is well worth it. Besides as you mentioned our signs as well as the helpful locals solve this issue. We try to keep our facilities simple to suite our... More 

Ohio
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We stayed at Olive Branch twice now with our group. It is a wonderful facility beyond just the rooms. The meeting room is large and accommodating. The food is delicious and staff always helpful. My favorite aspect to the Olive Branch is the quiet rural location that is surrounded by peaceful hills and greenery. A beautiful place to stay.

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TheOliveBranch_12, Manager at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much Le Ron J for your kind words and review. It is gratifying to hear from satisfied repeat guests. We aim to provide a simple, relaxed, and leisurly atmosphere to our guests, especially the guests that stay multiple nights for workshops. Hope to see you again soon and thank you again. More 

Amman, Jordan
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

every time I come I like this place more and more. food is good, rooms are clean, staff is very nice. meeting rooms have different purposes whether I'm with the band students or drama students it fills our needs. the new rooms are great for groups and the family running the place understands completely how to deal with young youth... More 

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TheOliveBranch_12, Owner at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay and for your kind feedback, dimaabdin! It is always a pleasure to have you and your students with us at the Olive Branch. When youth groups like yours stay with us, we truly feel that our hotel is fulfilling its purpose, which is to provide local and international visitors with a clean, affordable,... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The hotel is a bit hard to find. Our Jordanian driver missed the turn and had to ask for directions, so keep an eye out for the small sign at the intersection. If you do miss it, most people in the area seem to know the location and can give directions. The view, especially the lights at night, is very... More 

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TheOliveBranch_12, Owner at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your kind review, DeltaDiamond! We're glad we were able to offer you a clean, convenient place to stay during your visit to Jerash. We will certainly look into why your room didn't have any chairs or a desk in it because all of our rooms are typically furnished with at... More 

Amman, Jordan
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70 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I stayed there with around 10 people as part of a retreat. Apart from accommodation, we had a dedicated multipurpose hall, our own menu for all meals and snacks in between. We spent 2 nights at the hotel in the newly built garden rooms (strongly recommended!!!!). The hotel is simple, very clean and service is top notch. The family running... More 

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TheOliveBranch_12, Owner at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay and for your very kind review, hlughod! We are very happy that you were able to enjoy our new Garden Rooms and that we were able to offer you and the group you stayed with a relaxing and enjoyable stay. I will be sure to pass on your kind compliments to our kitchen... More 

De Meern
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you are interested in seeing Jerash, be sure to make the most of the hotel! Excellent location, service, and most of all friendly staff! All details were looked at and our stay made the best start to a wonderful trip in Jordan! Thank you so much to the whole team there!!!

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TheOliveBranch_12, Owner at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your visit and for your kind review, PalmerDeMeern. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at the Olive Branch and that we were able to give you a good start to what we hope was an unforgettable visit to Jordan. I will be sure to pass on your compliments regarding our service to the staff... More 

Las Pinas
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1,263 reviews
218 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 607 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a family owned hotel which offers clean comfortable rooms. The location is quiet and peaceful. The room I was in was below the main building. It was spacious and had a small terrace that offered a beautiful view of the valley and hills especially in the morning and early evening. The room was spacious and the airconditioning was... More 

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TheOliveBranch_12, Owner at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying at the Olive Branch and for providing your kind feedback, JEmmanuelLasPinas! We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our new Garden Rooms and that you had a pleasant experience in our restaurant. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff, who always appreciate our guests' feedback. We hope you... More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

As many reviewers have said, the view is wonderful. As a birdwatcher, I was glad to find opportunties to ramble around the hillside next to the hotel, finding little owls, hoopoes and lesser whitethroats. the rooms are clean and the food reasonable. However, the biggest plus was the staff. From the polite waiters to the friendly guard who have me... More 

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TheOliveBranch_12, Owner at The Olive Branch Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your stay and for your kind review, Dave S! We are glad you enjoyed the local scenery as well some of the wildlife in our area. As a sustainable and eco-friendly property, we are very glad to see that some of the forests surrounding the hotel are becoming protected wildlife preserves in order to protect... More 

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