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“nice place-pick a room facing away from street”

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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #2 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

this place is located near the large downtown park in san jose-a drab city in a pretty country that is only worth a days visit if you are flying in/out of san jose airport located about 20 mins. away by car. downtown san jose is fairly compact and the hotel is about a 15 min. walk away from most sites. the hotel itself is very pretty and the rooms comfortable. the ac is quiet-tho the staff when you arrive often leave the windows open letting the bugs in. the restaurant is good if pricey-there are many alternatives in town. there is no pool or hot tub. staff are friendly. there is free wifi.
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Room Tip: pick a room away from street noise overlooking the inner Spanish courtyard
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

Grano de Oro is awesome. a boutique hotel with a great restaurant and excellent food. Service is absolutely the best! We stayed in a deluxe room with a private patio that was enclosed, had plants, a cafe table and chairs and romantic lighting. This added such an intimate touch. The room was awesome and beautifully decorated. Spacious bathroom with relaxing tub and shower. The restaurant is beautifully decorated in a antebellum style that is quaint. Highly recommend the pineapple juice and Tico breakfast. The duck is an excellent dinner choice. There is an attached gift shop with all items locally made in Costa Rica!

Room Tip: Deluxe Room with enclosed patio with fountain and plants!
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 November 2013

After enduring a six hour flight, Grano de Oro was our first stop on on my husband and I's honeymoon. The staff was so incredibly nice, the food at the restaurant delicious, and the accommodations very clean. Anyone with even a one-night stay in San Jose should enjoy this gem of a hotel!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

We spent three nights at the hotel in November. Everything was wonderful. The rooms were beautiful, all of the staff was very courteous and helpful, and the food was excellent. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 November 2013

We stayed at Hotel Grano de Oro for the last few days of our honeymoon. Our room was one of several that was situated around a small garden courtyard that was beautiful. That made it feel much more like staying at home than in a hotel. The room itself was very nice, with hardwood floors, comfortable beds, and a nicely stocked mini-bar.

The hotel staff was very helpful, which I greatly appreciated because unlike the tourist areas where we'd spent the first part of our trip to Costa Rica, San Jose wasn't quite as easy to navigate for non-Spanish speakers. The hotel staff helped me arrange taxi service, book tours, and get to the airport smoothly.

We also enjoyed the food and beverage selections at the hotel's restaurant. Our only complaint with Grano de Oro is that it wasn't quite as close to the central city as we'd hoped, but that was just a minor inconvenience and I'm still very glad we stayed there.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed here in May 2013 for one night before flying back home. Very charming hotel, quite small but cozy and very clean rooms, beautiful common areas, nice-looking restaurant (food OK), 10 min taxi ride to the airport. Cute souvenir shop on premises. Spa available, handy after trekking through the jungles for a week. Would recommend it!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 November 2013

I have always preferred the small boutique hotel category over the generic chains and this hotel is no exception. Situated in a rather grand house, a leisurely stroll from the city centre, Hotel Grano de Ora oozes ambience and makes a welcomed retreat from busy San Jose. We stayed for five nights and dined 'in house' every night at their excellent restaurant - it is the best choice in town. Our rooms were spacious, beautifully presented and boasted all the modern conveniences including free wifi. We appreciated the coffee trolley (in the foyer) on those very early starts to our tours. Service was prompt and professional though a tad stiff but all in all I can thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in San Jose
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#1 Spa Hotel in San Jose
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose
#6 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £120 - £249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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