When we were first booking our stay, we were looking for a B&B to try out for a romantic getaway and quickly realized that all the options looked old fashioned which isn't really our style. However, we finally stumbled upon the Olea and decided to book because it looked modern and nice.
This ended up being an amazing place to stay. The entire staff is super friendly and make you feel warm and welcome. The new owners did a great job with all the little things that one doesn't notice immediately. Complimentary wine (and decent ones) in the lobby along with coffee and tea at any time of the day, jars (yes mini jars!) of assorted olives, an amazing gourmet breakfast each day, a hosted wine tasting (including a personal cheese board) on Friday afternoons, nightly dessert/wine for a night cap, complimentary water and snacks in the room, free (and good) WiFi, super soft sheets, robes (2 different styles), cozy large towels for showers and the hot tub, clean and modern rooms and bathrooms, and so many other things I can't possibly describe in this run-on sentence!
We indulged in a couples massage on a Saturday afternoon- it was a great way to wind down before dinner. Just had to throw on our robe and meet them in the lobby. The massage therapists were great and personal and made us both feel relaxed.
Everything is just well put together and works. I think we will always stay here when in the area as it is perfect and with an appropriate room rate to match. And the location is ideal for exploring all the many wineries in the region.
I have a feeling I will be dissapointed when I have to stay at a future B&B and it is not the Olea.
Give them a try, it will be worth your while!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled into a hillside and surrounded by oak and olive trees in the heart of Sonoma wine country, Olea Hotel is a small boutique hotel with unique amenities, modern guest rooms, and an exceptional breakfast experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glenelly Inn & Cottages Hotel Glen Ellen
- Glenelly Inn And Cottages
- Olea Hotel Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County