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Rural Guesthouse and Climbers Hostal



Updated: 02-Aug-2016
B&B Guesthouse in El Chorro, near Alora, Malaga, Costa del Sol - Peaceful location, 5 minutes to major climbing routes and walks, beautiful inland summer location

We are a small family run guesthouse by Sierra de la Huma mountain range, just 5 minutes from El Chorro village in the Spanish countryside of Andalucia, with varied accommodation to suit all your needs. Our rustic property and garden are typical of the area, giving it lots of character, creating a warm, friendly and relaxed atmosphere for our guests. If you are looking for a quiet, tranquil retreat away from it all then our accommodation in El Chorro is perfect.

We have 5 Ensuite private bderooms, a seperate apartment for private rental that sleeps 6 people. We offer free Wifi, a mini-bar, games terrace with pool table and dartboard and our swimming pool with stunning views.

Walk the famous Caminito Del Rey gorge walkway. Book tickets online at www.caminitodelrey.info

We can also offer reservations for Horse riding, Para-gliding, Quad-biking and Climbing!

Or go for some watersports action at Ardales Lakes, where you can rent a kayak or canoe, pedal boats or swim and relax. El Mirador and El Kioski restaurants offer fantastic food.

Come and have an OB experience!

More Details

Details for holiday guest house The Olive Branch, 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20, 6 Bathrooms

All of our Ensuite rooms are separate suites at the back of the main house for peace and quiet.We provide bedding and towels and the rooms have their own private bathroom with shower. PLEASE NOTE PRICE SHOWN IS PER ROOM PER NIGHT FOR 2 PEOPLE SHARING.

Guests are welcome to use all of our guest here. We have a large fully equipped kitchen with plenty of fridge space, tea, coffee and fresh spring water for guests. We have a dining room with books and games, 2 terraces one with a pool table, stereo and free wifi access, 2 outdoor toilet/shower rooms and our private swimming pool.

We are situated just above the village next to the mountain and the views are lovely from here. Down in the village there are 3 bars/restaurants and the famous Camino Del Rey walkway and El Chorro Gorge.

  • Sleeps 20
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Swimming pool
  • Pets considered
  • Internet

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About the Owner

We are Gary and Mel, an english married couple with 2 young children. We decided to move to Spain 2 1/2 years ago to live near the childrens grandmother.

It was purely by luck that we began The Olive Branch Bed and Breakfast!

Gary was due to have a building job which fell through, The Olive Branch property was empty and not a working establishment so we decided to try it as a B&B.

We then discovered that El Chorro is a world famous climbing destination from a Canadian couple that we met. They educated us on the area, helped us get on the internet and into the climbing world and we haven't looked back since!

We love living here, its stunning scenery and the weather is beautiful! If you stay with us we will welcome you in to our special, welcoming family home that you won't forget.

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Speaks English, Spanish

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful time here. It is a great location, peaceful, relaxed, calming views. Great climbing, even without a car and we loved the company! Thanks Gary and Mel we will definitely be back. Good luck it will be great - Stephanie Schulte-Westrum

Thankyou so much for the warm and friendly welcome! It was a great pleasure staying here. Such and amazing, peaceful, quiet place. Mel and Gary, you were great hosts-pleasure getting to know you! We'll recommend you in Germany and France & hope to be back soon! Thankyou - Kirstin Montz & Guillaume

Beautiful location, excellent facilities, plenty of hot water & brilliant kitchen. Loved it!! - Sally Brown & Chris Hinds
May 2011
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Fabulous Bed & Breakfast Accommodation and Service

  • 5 of 5

Our family has just returned from a terrific week staying at The Olive Branch in El Chorro. Whilst we are not (yet) climbers, all four of our daughters and my wife climbed 3 or more climbs which were superbly set up by the very qualified and expert climbing instructor Tom. In August as it is so very hot 35-42C we climbed in the evening or on a North face in the morning. The scenery is stunning and quite like a mini grand canyon. We tucked into a daily breakfast of just about all options so everyone could eat a lot of something they liked and then got ready for fun! The shared kitchen & dining area is very clean and well equipped and Mel, Gary and their team really (including top chef Roy) do make it a very warm and friendly experience. Dining is optional and when we did it was delicious. There are many activities in the area including beautiful lakes for swimming, kayaking etc and horse riding; in addition there is mountain biking, paragliding, quad biking near by. You can fly to Malaga (or Seville) and either rent a car or take the cheap but very modern train to El Chorro station- So this area and B&B are not just for climbing, it was a really great family holiday for sun, swimming and a wide choice of activities and very good value too. Our kids ranged between 8 and 17. Go there!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We live here at the Olive Branch and we pride ourselves on taking care of our guests to provide a unique, friendly, ´feels like family´ experience!

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : El Chorro at 2 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Nearest Train : El Chorro at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Alora at 13 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : El Chorro at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Malaga at 50 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

By far the most incredible experience you can have in El Chorro is to walk the famous Camino Del Rey 'Kings Walkway' Via Ferrata. check it out on YouTube! Guides available equipment provided.


We are approx 1 hours drive to the coastline of Malaga, Fuengirola and Marbella.


Malaga Airport 1 hour.

Car hire recommended.

Train travel very good from Malaga Airport to Train station and on to Alora or El chorro where we run a taxi collection service.


El Chorro 5 minutes

Alora Town 20 minutes

Valle de Abdalajis 15 minutes

Ardarles village and Lakes 15 minutes

Teba & Ardarles Caves 20-30 minutes

'Lobo Park' & Antequerra 30-40 minutes

El Torcal Rock formation site 40 minutes

Ronda 1 hour

Further Details:

We have 2 small local grocery shops in El Chorro and a main supermarket in Alora.

There are several restaurants nearby within walking distance and more lovely restaurants within a short drive that we can recommend.

The lakes at Ardarles are stunning and there are 3 lovely restaurants that we highly recommend there.

There is not a cashpoint machine in El Chorro so its best to get cash when passing through Alora.

Train station.

Bus stop.


Rental rates


  • Booking Notes:
    To book a room just confirm by email and we'll pencil it in for you. Then you can pay the 25% deposit either online to our Paypal account or by Bank Transfer to our UK or Spanish account (details upon request).

    Balance payable 4 weeks prior to arrival.

    Changeover Day:
    Change over day flexible.
    Check-in any time after 2pm.
    Check-out 10am.

    Notes on prices:
    Main House - Price is per Ensuite bedroom per night, based on 2 people sharing.

    Also for rent - Separate Self contained apartment, 2 bedroom, sleeps up to 8 people in double bed, 4 bunkbeds and a sofabed - available for private Summer rental or Winter communal bunk accommodation sleeping up to 10 people in bunkbeds.
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From the Owner

The views from our house are beautiful, you can see the mountain range behind us or the spectacular view of El Chorro valley from our terrace and the guest bedrooms 4 and 5.

Property Type

  • guest house

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Air Conditioning
  • Internet

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool


  • pets considered

Location Type

  • mountain
  • rural


  • forests

Leisure Activities

  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 3 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 4 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 5 - Shower Enclosure


  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7


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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: 2 of our bedrooms are family rooms to sleep up to 4 people (double bed and bunkbeds) Outside: Beautiful natural hillside gardens, 1 covered terrace and 1 open terrace, outdoor furniture, pool table, free Wifi, BBQ, camping terraces in the garden, private swimming pool with stunning views. Private apartment has a small patio with outdoor furniture. Childrens trampoline and tree with rope swing. Beautiful views of the surrounding valley.

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