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“Great, quiet place to stay”
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Olea Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
Certificate of Excellence
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 reviews
“Great, quiet place to stay”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Wonderful hotel. Clean, quiet, and very comfortable. The hosts were very welcoming and genuinely interested in the guests' comfort. Beautiful, quiet setting and very convenient to Sonoma wineries. Breakfast was delicious. All in all a wonderful stay.

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Dublin Ohio, USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

My wife and I stayed 2 nights at the Olea during our recent trip to wine country. As this was our first experience at this size of a hotel (10 rooms), we weren't quite sure what we were getting into. All of our qualms quickly vanished during check-in. The host was incredibly friendly and very courteous and his warm tour of the property eroded any fears we might have had. The hotel had that personal feel as the entire staff was helpful and willing to go out of the way to help, but they weren't overwhelming. The rooms were separate from the lobby and common areas so we only felt like we were at a B&B when we wanted to have that personal feel. We would both recommend this hotel to others traveling in the area looking for a nice romantic getaway. The complimentary breakfast was awesome, and way more than we expected.

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 17, 2012

Couldn't have asked for more from our 2 day stay. Graciously greeted with wine and snacks, beautifiully appointed rooms and bath, very luxurious. Hosts on hand and personally engaged. Breakfast was out of this world. Evening desert wine tastings with delicious desert treat to accompany. Hosts fun to hang out with and tendered helpful advice on restaurants, vineyard tours, activities closeby. Gourmet yet very accessible restaurants within walking distance. Outdoor sitting areas very comfortable and serene. Glen Ellen a neat, off the beaten track but easy to get to area. Wine country the way it's supposed to be. Would return in a minute.

Room Tip: Stayed in room #8, rear corner king, very private and quiet
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North CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

We spent two nights at one of the queen-size-bedrooms at Olea hotel. The rooms have been remodeled very nicely, everything is new, the bed was great and the bathroom had high-end soap, shampoo etc. Overall the property was very clean and well kept. What stood out for us was:
1. The hospitality of the owners - they were very helpful with tips about activities in the area, made us feel at home and went out of their way to assist.
2. The breakfast! It was absolutely amazing - a two-course meal that was one of the best I'd ever had in any hotel. Way above my expectations.
We also enjoyed the Glen Ellen area (Would recommend the Fig Cafe).
This was a marvelous stay and we would definitely come back!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2012

My wife and I wanted to stay in Glen Ellen to do some nearby wine tasting in Sonoma (we typically stay/taste in Napa). I am not exactly sure how I came across Olea Hotel, but I think I was searching for Bed and Breakfasts in Sonoma and this Hotel popped-up. Whatever the case, all I can tell you is that we were incredibly impressed with the hotel and our stay. Specifically:

1. When we checked-in we were greeted with wine and a great place near the lobby to hangout, picnic and relax. The staff (owner) that checked us in was incredibly nice and did his best to accomodate us.
2. We stayed in a cottage and it was awesome - it was a standalone room that was perfect for us. The room seemed 100% new and was very nice.
3. The grounds/lobby area of the hotel are very nice and seem high-end.
4. The breakfast in the morning was incredible - the chef is extremely talented and very nice.

Overall, our experience exceeded our expectations. The staff was nice, the room was great, and we'll definitely be back!

Room Tip: We loved the cottage - very private!
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San Francisco
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 6, 2012

Olea is truly a destination hotel! We stayed in a cottage, which is separate from the rest of the hotel, nestled behind the jacuzzi area. The fruit trees and beautiful landscaping make it very private. The cottages are modern with big flat screen TVs and fireplaces. The EO products are a really nice touch - we smelled like lavender all weekend! This is no typical B&B with a continental or buffet breakfast. Instead, they serve a 2-course breakfast made to order. It was delicious! And they still have pastries, yogurt, etc. if you're in a hurry or want more food.
The Hotel has gorgeous grounds with views of the valley. The location is perfect for wine tasting in Sonoma, Glen Ellen or Kenwood. This is what I imagine people who reminisce about Napa before it became too touristy experienced... We had an incredible weekend. We were already planning our next trip on the drive home!

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san francisc
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

My husband and I had a lovely weekend getaway at the Olea Hotel. We stayed in a room on the first floor and found it to be spacious, modern, well appointed, very comfortable and relaxing. I loved the attention to detail in the bathrooms including the lavender soap, shampoo & conditioner. The breakfast cooked by Chef Khambay was DELICIOUS! Seriously, one of the best meals we've had. The staff was very friendly & made our stay at the Olea a weekend to remember. I highly recommend the Olea for a getaway weekend to wine country. It's such a perfect location - only minutes away from the top wineries. I can't wait to come back to this lovely hotel!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Olea Hotel
Address: 5131 Warm Springs Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442-8754
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Glen Ellen
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Glen Ellen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Olea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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 And Cottages
Glenelly Inn & Cottages Hotel Glen Ellen
Olea Hotel Glen Ellen, CA - Sonoma County

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