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Uccle, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place where you feel like if you were home. Really enjoyed our stay at the Olive Branch, Melanie and her family were very kind. Our room (nr4) was very clean with a beautiful view and most important... it was nice and quiet. Everybody lives his life, in a very nice and open space. A pool with a stunning view,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend Oscar and I stayed for three weeks in May. The owners were warm, welcoming and couldn't have been more helpful. We stayed in the bunkhouse (unbelievable value for money) and got to meet some incredible people. Couldn't recommend this place enough.

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1 Thank Justin F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Lovely and cosy. The owners are very nice and helpful. Atmosfear with the people staying is lovely. Food was prepared as wished. The kitchen can be used by yourself to cook what you want! How nice! Air condition is a huge noisy machine next to the bed and it dont cool down the room enough.

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Visited this campsite 3 times. It a great place to stay if you want to go climbing in El Chorro. Cooking faciliies are provided, which is great but you can also choose have breakfast and dinner there.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights to explore the area and do some climbing. What a fabulous place. Mel and Gary are very friendly and keep the place clean and tidy. En suite room was very comfortable. Facilities are great, loads of utensils in the kitchen with allocated space in fridge and cupboards. Pool was fabulous after a hot climb.... More 

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West Palm Beach
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

What an incredible hostel/B&B. I had such a wonderful time and felt like part of the family from the moment I arrived by the fantastic Mel and Gary, along with their three gorgeous rescue dogs and rescue cats! As a solo traveller I had no problem meeting people in the comfortable communal area and ended up having a great team... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights on a cycle tour in Andalusia. If you're looking for ultimate luxury then this probably isn't the place for you. However if you want somewhere comfortable, relaxed with a nice pool, great views, reasonable rates and very friendly staff then it might well be.

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Thank Richard M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Mel, Gary and the staff are a blessing in disguise. Third visit to this place in 6 months. You can't ask for anything more from all of them. Everyone works tirelessly round the clock to keep the place like clock work. We ate from the kitchen every night and not one meal was a disappointment. Room, bathrooms, communal areas and... More 

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Llandrindod Wells
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

If you're looking for somewhere to stay whilst climbing in the El Chorro area, this is it. It's got everything you'd need with beautiful views, gardens and a pool. The laid back atmosphere is great and the owners are really helpful and on it with any questions or issues you've got. I will certainly be going back, soon hopefully!

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Thank Dominic G
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Spent a week at the Olive Branch climbing the local crags. Had a brill time, the climbs are really good. The OB is in a fantastic location on the hillside with amazing views, secluded and peaceful. The accommodation itself is basic and aimed at the climbers, so don't expect any frills!! It's really rustic but has everything you'll need, with... More 

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Additional Information about The Olive Branch

Address: Los Romerales | El Chorro, Alora, 29552 El Chorro, Spain
Location: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > El Chorro
Price Range: $41 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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