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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #1 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
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Brussels, Belgium
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257 reviews
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“Pleasant and clean”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

After having spent considerable time online searching for a good hotel we decided that this was possibly the best in San Jose. Luckily we were not disappointed.

The hotel is located near the city centre, within a walking distance of 20 minutes. It did not look like other and better hotels are close to the centre. Besides, the city itself does not offers much in terms of points of interest.

On the plus side: the whole hotel grounds and our room were spotlessly clean; our room was on the internal courtyard and it had nice wooden floor and a white bathroom with new appliances. Personnel is helpful and courteous. Being a boutique hotel with only 40 rooms, gives the hotel a lot of character.

It has a couple of jacuzzis on a top level terrace, but no pool. We also ordered breakfast and dinner room service and both were very good.

On the minus side: the room was a bit dark and lacking storage space. The bed was also small and a bit uncomfortable for tall people. A pool would be nice, but I guess there is not enough space for it.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

We stayed at the Grano do Oro after a redeye flight before departing to points further in Costa Rica and, again, at the end of our adventure before flying home. Each time, we were impressed with the cleanliness of the hotel and friendliness of the staff.

The bed was super comfy.
We enjoyed a private terrace with a garden and fountain in one room.
WiFi available.
Delicious restaurant.
All good.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I think this hotel is very good for the beginning or the ending of your trip. That's what we did and it was very nice and easy getting from and to the airport.
There is a nice park a short walk away and we we're lucky to come when the Art festival was taking place so there was a nice flea market and shows at the park.

The staff & crew - very nice and accommodating. We didn't needed them much but every interaction with them was very pleasant.

The restaurant staff - excellent service!

the restaurant - VERY GOOD!
We ate there twice dinner and breakfast and everything was very good and tasteful.

The rooms - Very nice. the couples rooms did not have a bathtub but all the rest did and it was very nice to discover they had not only Shampoo & soap but also conditioner which I found very useful.
the stream could have been better but we had hot water all the time.

Very clean!! They cleaned our rooms on a daily basis even when we stayed for 2 nights.

The hotel is one of the best (if not the best) decorated hotels I've ever seen!
It is so pretty and green it makes you feel relaxed just by looking around you.

There is no pool ,however, there are 2 Jacuzzi's side by side in the garden.
I think it was nice if they had a pool but we enjoyed the jacuzzi very much.

The hotel is very quite, Which I fund very much , and that is way I think it is suitable for all type of travellers beside big families with little kids who are looking for attractions.


I will gladly come back to this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel on the last day of our Costa Rica trip, and we were very pleased with the service, the staff, the accomodation. People told us this hotel has one of the best (if not the best) restaurants in all of Costa Rica. We ate there and it was by far the best food we had during our trip. Highly recommended.

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binghamton ny
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed our first night in Costa Rica at Grano de Oro. The staff at check-in were very welcoming and the hotel itself is beautiful. Our room was great and the restaurant at the hotel is considered one of the best in San Jose. Not the greatest neighborhood surrounding the hotel but we were not traveling around the city much anyway. Most travelers use San Jose as the first and/or last day of their Costa Rica vacation. If that will be your plan or you plan on spending time in the city, I would highly recommend this hotel as your place to stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Just spent another wonderful night (last night) at hotel Grano de Oro and it was great. End of our week long family vacation in Costa Rica. Beautiful room, great food in the restaurant and very friendly / helpful staff. We had to leave for the airport at 4:30 AM and they provided a fantastic take-away breakfast for us (fruit, yogurt and a croissant). Coffee was also available in the lobby. Great experience. We stayed there 2 years ago on a previous vacation and had a similarly great time.

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Miami, Oklahoma
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2014

It was so warm in the country and when we arrived we were given a refreshing fruit drink I believe of some sort. This was very nice of them. There staff was very nice and assisted me on all the information that I needed. Now,the rooms were beautiful. They cover was not old like a few other hotels in the area. I am a light sleeper and I was able to sleep. What impressed me was there restaurant,I would say one of the best. A great experience and the management did a great job on how there staff treats people.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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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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