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“Very nice hotel for leisure”

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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #1 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Very nice hotel for leisure”
Reviewed 29 April 2012

A boutique hotel with comfortable rooms, a good restaurant and fairly friendly and professional staff.
Some drawbacks, such as a limited menu, facilities and space.
However, a very interesting starting point in this nature friendly country.

Room Tip: The suites are the best. Choose room 20 or the ones nearby
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

Friendly staff and cute bedrooms. We stayed one night at the start of our 15 day holiday in Costa Rica and two nights at the end.

On our first visit we had a lovely room off the courtyard. They gave us a fruit platter in our room after we had arrived in San Jose quite late.

On our second stay we had a smaller room and it was quite noisy.

The staff on the lobby are friendly the hotel is very attractive and enhanced with tropical flowers. We ate at the restaraunt twice, the food and settings were good but we were not so impressed with the service.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Crofton, BC, Canada
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We will absolutely come back to this hotel! I don't normally write reviews about hotels but in this case I have to make an exception. Our family visited San Jose in February 2012. We stayed for 2 weeks venturing out on day trips seeing as much of Costa Rica as we could. It was always a highlight returning to the peaceful sanctuary of the Hotel Grano de Oro. Service was always first class and the staff treated us as if we were family. The restaurant is amazing! It was nice to be able to have the choice to either sit inside their beautiful Victorian era dining room or in their outdoor centre courtyard which felt like you were sitting in a tropical garden! I think during our stay we tried almost everything on their dinner menu, never being disappointed, favorites going to either the roast duck or the beef tenderloin! It also seemed like we had our own personal waiter catering to our every need, very impressed. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and seemed like staying in a Victorian mansion which apparently it was before it was renovated into a hotel. We highly recommend this hotel to anyone without any hesitation!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 29 April 2012

We stayed here one night and liked it a lot. The building is beautiful and beautifully decorated. The staff was very nice and helpful. We didn't actually have a window in our room, but we did have a private semi-outdoor space which really more than made up for it. In the morning, I was walking around in the hallways (which connect to some semi-outdoor areas) just exploring the place and a hummingbird flew by. I would have liked to stay another night.

It was a little pricey, but I don't feel I was grossly overcharged given how nice the place is.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

We stayed in Grano de oro, for a few days on march 2012. The place is amazing. It all kept that colonial style, and the food, costumer service and rooms were outstanding. The place in general makes you feel very good and relaxed right in the middle of a not that nice city.
If i ever go back to San jose, we´ll stay there no doubt.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 April 2012

Absolutely no complaints about this hotel. The room was spectacular, the decor great and the service was excellent. Didn't have much time in San Jose and from the little I did see of it, can't say I'm too upset. Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Glendale, California, United States
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

A beautiful hotel with excellent service and food. We wished we could have stayed more than one night.

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Property: Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Address: Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 10107, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#1 Green Hotel in San Jose
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose
#6 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A converted Tropical Victorian mansion, the Grano de Oro Boutique hotel offers the warmth and comfort of staying in a private home with all the amenities of a Luxury hotel. Service is paramount and the always smiling staff welcomes guests to their “home away from home” time and again. ... more   less 
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