The Olive Branch Bed and Breakfast Guesthouse

Los Romerales El Chorro, Alora, Malaga, 29552 Spain (Show map)


Our Rural B&B 'The Olive Branch' is in a beautiful mountainside location in El Chorro near Alora approx 1 hour inland from Malaga airport.We have 5 lovely en-suite bedrooms,fantastic guest kitchen,2 terraces for relaxing and dining,and a private pool with stunning views. Also available a seperate casita (3 bed house) for large groups or private rental. A handful of Restaurants and bars nearby with many more in Alora town a short drive away. Many activities and sightseeing locations within a short drive.Amazing Rates!

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Innkeepers: Melanie and Gary Byrne



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  • Guest room4.0
  • Service5
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Onsite Dining4.5

NUCC University Trip

4.6 on April 27, 2015

Obviously any trip to El Chorro is going to be great but staying at the Olive Branch makes it fantastic. The Nottingham University Climbing Club has been using the OB for a few years now and they have consistently given us exactly what we’ve needed. This year we took 32 members out to Malaga and we had arranged a pick up from the airport for only 12.50 euros so we were in Chorro within an hour of landing. We had a couple of rooms, the bunkhouse and 10 members camping. The rooms were newly decorated and the tents all had mattresses so we could all recover from the climbing in comfort. Our club usually cooks for ourselves but we were persuaded to take advantage of the food cooked in house. God it was good! The meals catered for our veggies, vegans and meat eaters. They were absolutely delicious and at breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10 euros a day we were blown away. The new sectors opened near the Olive Branch provided some fantastic climbs so many thanks to the El Chorro Bolt Fund. (They are also close enough to get a lunch time swim in when it gets a bit too hot.) Again massive thanks to Mel and Gary for making everything so easy for us, the cooks for the incredible food and the El Chorro Bolt Fund for their work. The week was amazing as were the Olive Branch team.

Definitely worth a visit!!

4.2 on June 19, 2009

Beautiful scenery and spectacular views. The accomodation was light and airy, with perfect facilities for all of our requirements. The hosts were very knowledgable of the area and made us feel very welcome. The breakfast was fantastic!! I would definitely be going back for another visit!!! Rachel Surrey England

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Rooms & Rates

Bedroom 1 En-Suite Double

'Azul' our Blue room decorated in white and pale blue, a double en-suite bedroom with double size pine bed, draw and shelf unit, natural wood bedside shelves and hanging space. The private en-suite bathroom is fully tiled white with a white suite, enclosed shower, ceramic spanish table top basin and comes provided with towels and bedding. Mountain view with small gravel entrance and flowerbeds. Price in Euros

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 26 - EUR 40

Bedroom 2 Twin En-Suite

'Maron' A tastefully decorated bedroom with feature brick wall and private en-suite bathroom. The bedroom can be furnished with a double or twin beds, and extra bunkbeds for families. A beautiful dark wood wardrobe, bedside table and lamp and dark wood chest of drawers. The bathroom has a white suite and an enclosed tiles shower and the room comes with bedding and towels included. Family friendly room and extra cot can be added for babies. Mountain view with a small gravel entrance area and flowerbeds. Price in Euros per person per night

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 26 - EUR 40

Bedroom 3 Double En-Suite

'Blanco' Our basic double en-suite bedroom with a queen sized bed, white bedside tables and lamps. The bathroom has a white suite, enclosed tiled shower and natural wooden shelf for toiletries. The room comes provided with bedding and towels. Mountain view with small gravel entrance area and flowerbeds. Price in Euros for the room per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: EUR 26 - EUR 40

Bedroom 4 Double En-Suite

'Rojo' A light, airy double bedroom with stunning views. The bedroom has a large double bed, pine bedside drawers, hanging rail, comfy chair and bedside cabinet. The room has a large private en-suite wetroom shower with beautiful large dark brown tiles, a white suite and wetroom shower. Family friendly as an extra bed/ and or cot can be added for children. The bedroom is provided with towels and bedding and the price is in Euros per person per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double

Nightly Rate: EUR 26 - EUR 40

Bedroom 5 Double En-Suite

A quirky, cool large en-suite bedroom with a feature brick wall. The bedroom has a large double bed with bedside drawers, hanging rail and a comfortable chair. Al A small set of steps lead up to the bathroom fitted with a white suite and fully tiled enclosed shower. With a spanish table top ceramic sink and large mirror to finish, the room also comes provided with bedding and towels. Family friendly with bunkbeds for children. Small gravel entrance area and stunning views of the valley below with direct access onto the terraces. Price is in euros per person per night

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 26 - EUR 40

Seperate 2/3 Bed Casita

A light, airy seperate 2/3 bed self-contained casita for exclusive summer hire.Downstairs the casita offers an open plan fully equipped kitchen,dining and lounge area.With a downstairs bathroom that has a white suite,fully enclosed shower unit and a bath with shower attachment.Finished with a large mirror and a mirrored cabinet for toiletries.Bedding and towels included.Front patio doors lead out onto a small terrace.Pool Share included.Price in Euros per week 450 Euros.Not Available for hire in Winter Climing Season.

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Double , 4 Twin

Nightly Rate: EUR 0 - EUR 450

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Location Type

Mountains, Village

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Coast 1 Hour Away, Lobo (wolf) Park, El Torcal Natural Rock Formations, Bobastro Ruins, El Chorro Gorge & The Camino Del Rey, Ardarles Lakes, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Ruins

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage

On-site amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, Copier, Fireplace, Internet Service, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Fully Equipped Communal Guest Kitchen, Private Swimming Pool, Large Fridge and Freezer facilities, Iron & Ironing Board, Pool Table

Room amenities

Private entrance

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Climbing, Via Ferratta, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 14.00
  • Check Out:: 10.00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: Deposit of 50 euros or 20% of the total booking cost (whichever is greater) for stays of 5 nights or more. Full payment in advance for stays of up to 4 nights. Balance payable by cash upon arrival.
  • Cancellations: For advanced bookings cancelled between 10-4 weeks prior to arrival, half the deposit will be refunded. For bookings cancelled after 4 weeks Full balance payable No refund is applicable.



Melanie and Gary Byrne

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

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About the innkeepers

I am a Fitness and Pilates Instructor and my husband is keen on Martial Arts. We are not climbers but we are just opposite the main climbing crags of El Chorro and have many climbers stay with us.

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with extra eggs and bacon if desired

  • Time Served: 8.30-9.30
  • Serving Location: Terrace, Breakfast/dining area