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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #2 of 78 Hotels in San Jose
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

The accommodations were excellent! The beds were soft, the room was clean, and the staff attentive. The ambiance of the corridors was inviting and quaint. We ate at the restaurant for dinner and they had our reservation down for the wrong night. They scrambled and seated us, but not in the courtyard as we had requested, so we were disappointed with our location in the dining room. The food was okay, but I thought it could have been seasoned better. We also lost our server midway through our dinner with no explanation. I guess he got ill, but the replacement was just as attentive. We arrived on a Saturday and left the next day, so it is hard to say what the neighborhood was like during the work week, but we did walk to the Gold Museum and ate lunch out and felt safe in going to and from which was quite a bit away.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The hotel dependencies are very luxurious.
The attendants are very attentive and serve you with a smile in the face.
The restaurant is impressive.
Good waiters, cost benefit and fabulous food.
Perfect combination.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

This is a gorgeous hotel with a great restaurant, and I wish we could have stayed more than one night! The staff was very friendly and courteous and even offered us a free room upgrade. I would definitely recommend getting a room with a garden patio - ours was beautiful, filled with lush plants, and was a perfect place to relax or enjoy room service. I liked that the hotel was in San Jose proper, and was an easy 20-minute walk to the Mercado Central.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed at Grano de Oro our first night in Costa Rica. We were greeted with a delicious fruit drink and friendly, helpful staff. The hotel was very clean and well decorated. We loved all of the dark wood throughout. Our room was large, clean and the bed very comfortable. Our room had an outdoor patio and sitting area with plants and a water feature. The bathroom was also very large. We did have a meal in the restaurant. Although it was very late and we only had salads it was all very good and the staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend this hotel and would stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank LezlieBrady
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

We stayed in San Jose for one night at the end of our Honeymoon. The Grano de Oro was beautiful inside and out, staff was pleasant and always helpful. Restaurant de Oro was wonderful for dinner and breakfast...we went to an event at the National Theatre and even stopped by afterwards for a cocktail and dessert.

The open center of the Hotel is gorgeous even when raining. A spectacular hotel in the middle of a busy city. Thank you!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kristen E
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

While I would not recommend San Jose as a sight seeing destination, the Grano Do Oro is an excellent place to stay. The halls are open and full of potted plants, the staff is some of the most welcoming and accommodating we have encountered, and the rooms are spacious, comfortable, and beautiful to boot. The best part however is the absolutely stunning open topped restaurant/bar. The menu is diverse, although not too locally flavored. The decor is lush, but at the same time tactful, and the bar is one of the most beautiful I've been to. Excellent drink menu as well, and they even offer a few local craft beers, a rarity in the city, as well as the country.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

We stayed here on our first and last night of our Costa Rican trip. Wonderful, fabulous, beautiful. We were greeted by handsome and charming David upon our arrival and served a wonderfully cold pineapple cocktail. Our room (same room on first night and last night), was spacious, elegantly furnished and had an outdoor patio with plants and a fountain. The restaurant and bar was one of the best. Enjoyed drinks on the patio outside of dining room and then dinner both nights and breakfast was sooooo good! This hotel has a great staff both in the hotel and in the restaurant. The wait staff was very efficient when informed we needed breakfast quickly because we had an early departure time. All in all, I would recommend this hotel highly if you like to be treated like royalty.

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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 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#1 Spa 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: £119 - £248 (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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