- Credit card details are requested to confirm all reservations. A 25% deposit will be charged for all bookings of 2 or more rooms. - Free cancellation up to 14 days before arrival date. All cancellations made less than 14 days before the date will be charged 100% of accommodation total.
COVID policy: any deposit payment or cancellation fee can be transferred free of charge as credit to a future booking, if COVID restrictions or the closure of Casa Olea prevents your stay and you are unable to recover this cost through travel insurance.
Welcome to Casa Olea, a charming B&B country hotel near Priego de Cordoba in the heart of Andalucia, ideally placed for visiting Granada (Alhambra), Córdoba (Mezquita) and exploring the unspoilt Sierras Subbéticas. Set in a peaceful river valley surrounded by nature, big views and lots of space, this is the ideal place to wind down and disconnect from busy city life.
If you´re feeling more active, set out on foot or by bikeand discover one of Spain´s least-known natural parks, authentic white villages and hill-top medieval castles. Enjoy healthy, home-cooked evening meals out on the terrace at night under the stars. Casa Olea is a Starlight Hotel - one of the best places in Spain for stargazing!
As featured in The Times, Telegraph, Guardian (UK), Boston Globe (US), El Pais (Spain), Guide Routard, Lonely Planet and more. Listed in the TOP25 B&Bs/Inns in Spain, Tripadvisor Travellers Choice Awards from 2010 to 2022.
"A former farmhouse turned dreamy hotel - Casa Olea is a magical spot, where bee eaters nest in the river banks and short-toed eagles soar overhead...", in The Secret side of Andalucia, by TheSunday Times (April 2022).
Casa Olea is one of the "Top 10 Andalucian escapes for culture, history and cuisine" featured in The Observer magazine (July 2022).
The 22best places to stay in Europe´s national parks": Casa Olea is "Unfussy & fabulous, set in the Sierras Subbeticas, the rugged forgotten nature reserve of Andalucia", by The Times (July 2022).
Looking for inspiration, planning that first post-Covid escape? Casa Olea is included in a list of the "30best Eco Escapes for after the pandemic" by The Times (March 2021).
"An outstanding, eco-conscious rural hideaway. Sweeping views, cosy rooms, lovely mountain walks and seriously good home-cooked meals await.." The Telegraph
"Equidistant between Granada and Córdoba, Casa Olea stands in splendid isolation. As eco-friendly as it is luxurious.." The Guardian
"Morning walks, lazy afternoons by the pool, dinner under the stars - we feel renewed. Thank you." Tristan & Sana, Tripadvisor.
The 6 bedrooms are comfortable, spacious and bright and have large windows with stunning views of the mountains and olive groves. Beds are either super-king (2m x 1.80m) or twin beds, all with top-quality bedding and different weight duvets for summer and winter.
Luxury en-suite bathrooms have a “rain shower”, pool towels, hair dryer and ecological toiletries - shower gel and shampoo, handmade soap and body moisturizer. Air-conditioning in summer and underfloor heating in winter. We have one extra bed for an adult (or older child) and two folding beds for younger children, as well as a travel cot for infants, if required.
Stunning pool terrace with amazing views of olive groves, hills and river forest. Several shadey "outdoor lounge" areas with comfy chairs and hammock to laze in. Cosy lounge with log fire in winter. Fully-stocked bar with local wines. Beautiful terrace for al-fresco dinners under the stars. Lots of off-street parking and free wi-fi throughout the house.
Discover Andalucia’s UNESCO World Heritage highlights from one comfortable base. Head out on day trips to the Alhambra in Granada, the Mezquita in Córdoba or the Renaissance cities of Ubeda & Baeza, all around an hour's drive away. Explore the Subbetica´s authentic white villages, Baroque churches, medieval hill-top castles and Roman ruins.
Explore ancient olive groves, peaceful river valleys and hidden sierras in Andalucia on foot. Go walking along old drover´s trails or olive farmers´ tracks in the Sierras Subbeticas natural park, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Combine a scenic hike with lunch in a traditional white village, or head out from the hotel with our dog, Ruby, as your walking guide! Lots of suggested hiking routes provided with a navigation app or detailed notes and map.
Explore the hidden sierras & ancient olive groves of Andalucia by bike. Go mountain biking amid limestone peaks in the Sierras Subbeticas, one of Spain´s least-known natural parks. Cycle along the Via Verde del Aceite, the reclaimed "Olive Train" greenway, or road cycling on mountain climbs featured in La Vuelta tour of Spain. Lots of suggested cycling routes provided with GPX files and navigation apps...
Check out our Blog for latest news and first-hand travel tips for Andalucia - the best places to visit, the best restaurants, seasonal festivals and fiestas etc. We love discovering new hiking trails or trying out new places to eat in the area; and sharing this local knowledge with our guests is what we are all about.
Well connected and yet remote feeling, Casa Olea and the Subbetica enjoys an unrivalled location in the heart of Andalucia. Half way between Granada and Cordoba and within easy reach of Jaen, Ubeda and Baeza too. Less than 2 hours from Malaga, Granada and Seville airports. Only an hour´s drive from Cordoba´s AVE fast-train station.