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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #1 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

The room was very nice, with a nice indoor garden, and the staff was great.

We were warned many times not to walk around after dark.

No gym. Wi-Fi in the rooms.

We ate sandwiches (one steak, and one egg plant) in the in hotel restaurant, and they were good, and reasonably priced for hotel food.

I'm sure you can find cheaper places to stay, and that might not be a bad idea.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

I was not sure what to expect but this hotel was gorgeous. The staff was wonderful and the bar and restaurant top notch. If you are staying near the center of San Jose there could not be a better choice.

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Reviewed 28 February 2014

At the start of our tour we had a brief stay here - late in/early out. However, we were upgraded to a splendid room with its own grotto! At the end our tour we stayed two nights in a less splendid, but very comfortable room. We ate both nights in their most excellent, world class, restaurant. The food was fantastic at quite reasonable cost. The only fault was that on the second evening the waiter was not the best; rushing around and not giving you the personal attention that we received the evening before. The breakfast was probably the best we had all holiday.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

This was our first visit to Costa Rica (Nov. 2013). We were so excited about getting into the rain and cloud forests that we weren't really focused on the hotel in San Jose when planning our trip. Thank goodness our travel agent was, however, because this was such a lovely surprise. This is a very quaint, architecturally interesting boutique hotel. We stayed 2 nights in a very comfortable room with a small, private garden area. The bathroom was the type that made you want to take a bath in the tub, which I did that first day! The restaurant (although pricey) was well worth it - nice courtyard, good bar drinks, excellent food and service. We were moving on to other parts of the country and eventually coming back to San Jose at the end of the trip and we were sorry that we did not plan to stay our last night in San Jose at the Grano de Oro, but we will be back!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We only spent one night here, but it was a lovely experience. It is a small, quirky, elegant property with a superb bar. The restaurant is very popular and the food was superb but the ambience was the most important thing. San Jose is not a great destination for a long stay but if you spend a day there, stay at the Grano de Oro.

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Reviewed 27 February 2014

We arrived about 11 PM in a van from the airport arranged by the hotel and had a very professional welcome. We had a pleasant patio room on the second floor that had a small fountain that was filled with plants. We really enjoyed the hotel's beautiful courtyard, where we ate breakfasts. The dining rooms and bar are also very attractive, and we found the food the best in Costa Rica. The front desk was very helpful. San Jose is definitely worth a stop.

Room Tip: Patio rooms offer an outdoor feel and are quiet.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Welcomed with tall glasses of freshly squeezed orange juice right when we stepped out of the cab. Spectacluar rooms and service. Immaculatte rooms. Fantastic restaurant in the lobby. Our favorite hotel in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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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 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#1 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#1 Green Hotel in San Jose
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose
#6 Business Hotel in San Jose
Price Range: £129 - £268 (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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