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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #1 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Herndon, Virginia, United States
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“Awesome hotel!”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

Everything about this hotel is awesome. The service was awesome, the room was awesome and the food at the restaurant was awesome. I highly recommend this place. My wife and I stayed for two nights and couldn't stop talking how friendly and helpful the employees are. From restaurant recommendations to places to go they will make sure your stay in San Jose is the best it can. Don't hesitate to book this hotel!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We stayed one night in this hotel before leaving Costo Rica in order to get a taste of the capital city. The hotel was a perfect choice based on location, service, comfort, and food. The staff were wonderful in planing our afternoon walk to the gold museum and to the park where the World Cup was being show on a monster TV screen to 10,000 people. We could not have planned our visit better. We saw the country so engaged in the World Cup. Most people in the city wore red shirts supporting the team. Before we left the next day, the van driver from the hotel took us into the city to buy team shirts for our grandchildren. This was not an easy task but he was very helpful and patient. The food in the restaurant was delicious. Our waiter for dinner was not very friendly or attentive which was the only negative experience during our stay. All the other staff were outstanding. The gift shop has beautiful locally made crafts. Our room was perfect, comfortable, quiet and in pristine condition. As was the bathroom. This was a great place to end out ten days in Costa Rica.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

I only stayed here one night, but it was fab. Big comfy bed, tv, wifi, bathtub....lovely decor that is elegant and welcoming. The guy at the desk got me pizza as I got in late and was starving. The staff were so sweet. I would definitely stay here again and will be booking here for my last night in Costa Rica this trip. Pura Vida x

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

My family and I stayed one night at the Hotel Grano De Oro prior to leaving for the airport the following morning. I wish we would have stayed longer. The rooms are simple, yet luxurious with all the amenities required. Our rooms opened up to a garden atrium. Stunning! The staff is so very attentive and accommodating. The restaurant is very elegant and all of the meals are absolutely delicious. If traveling through or staying in San Jose, I definitely recommend a stay at the Hotel Grano de Oro. There are five other boutique hotels that are in partnership with Hotel Grano throughout Costa Rica. If I return to Costa Rica, I would love to stay at one of these boutique hotels.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Bulverde, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Even if you do not stay at this hotel (which I highly recommend you do), you absolutely must eat at the restaurant. The food is out of this world and the atmosphere is so relaxing I didn't even need a glass of wine. The service is one word: perfection. You will feel like royalty. The room was large, chic, comfortable, clean, and quiet, with a window looking to the inner tropical garden. The gift shop was also outstanding, with lots of lovely things made in Costa Rica by hand. I only stayed one night at this hotel but would go back and stay longer for sure.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 June 2014 via mobile

Nice hotel, clean and organized. Rooms are comfy and won't wanna get up bed.
Delicious and excellent quality food in restaurant sitting in a spanish type patio surrounded by plants, birds good ambience music and original arquitecture.
Outstanding service, staff will be happy to help you with anything you need: tours, get around etc...

You will not regret if you stay at this hotel. That is for sure.

Pura vida!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2014

This hotel was absolutely fantastic.! We stayed in the hotel for 11 days and had nothing but perfect service from the time of arrival. When we arrived at the hotel we were greeted with a fresh glass of fruit juice, smiles and perfect service.

The entire staff at this hotel are exceptional. From the room service, to the bell men, to the concierge, to the front desk, to the maid service. I'm not sure who trained the staff but they should offer their services to other hotels as well.

The restaurant food was exceptional. Even if you don't stay here at the Gran de Oro stop by and eat at their restaurant. It's the best food we had during our time here in Costa Rica.

I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that wants to stay in San Jose and travel to visit other daily destinations.

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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 Green Hotel in San Jose
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#1 Romantic 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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