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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I intended to stay 3 weeks and left after 5 (and only because my visa was running out). I love the place - comfortable with decent facilities. An ideal base for climbers and not a dull moment while you are resting. The owners and staff are the nicest bunch ive ever met. If youre so inclined (like i am) theres...

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Backbarrow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Returned today from a week at the Olive Branch. We had 7 students with 2 teachers climbing and using OB as the base. An absolutely brilliant week that was made by the hospitality of Mel, Gary and the team there. The food was excellent and the chefs really accommodated our needs which included a gluten free student. We camped and...

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Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 6 October 2016

A lovely nights stay at this relaxed scenic place. We were looked after so well by the friendly hosts Mel and Gary, and enjoyed their chat,cooking and warm hospitality. Stunning views,lovely pool, outside/inside communal areas so comfortable and relaxed. A perfect place for climbers -and for us non-climbers who walked the El Caminito del Rey path.

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Uccle, Belgium
Reviewed 17 August 2016

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,...

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Reviewed 11 August 2016 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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1Thank Justin F
Reviewed 15 July 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
Reviewed 28 June 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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Thank Anouk H
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 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....

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Thank ridley144
West Palm Beach
Reviewed 22 June 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...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 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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Additional Information about The Olive Branch

Address: Los Romerales | El Chorro, Alora, 29552 El Chorro, Spain
Region: Spain > Andalucia > Province of Malaga > El Chorro
Price Range: $54 - $99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are two en-suite rooms to the front of the property which offer great views...”
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“Ensuite at the back!”
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“Rooms 4 & 5 ensuite are dark at night, cool and have spectacular views.”
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