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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose

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Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a charming hotel, which offers fantastic service and excellent dining. Our room was large and comfortable with a small private terrace - the perfect place to kick off one's shoes and relax after a long journey - and we slept incredibly well. The communal areas are immaculately maintained and filled with little pieces of history in the forms... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is so charming! I wanted to peek inside every room and walk down every hallway! We booked last minute, and were thrilled with our little corner room when we arrived. After hanging out for a bit we realized that because we were so close to the reception area, it was quite noisy when people were passing through. Later... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed twice at the Grano de Oro, once at the beginning and once at the end of our trip. It's really an exceptional place, about as far as you can get from the sterile corridors and wall-to-wall carpeting of your usual hotel. For the beginning of our trip we splurged on a room with an outdoor patio, but overall... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First, when you arrive the bellman is waiting at the curb to carry your bags and assist you in anyway he can. Then at the reception desk you are handed a refreshing glass of (passion fruit?) juice while you fill out your minimal paperwork. We have stayed at Grano de Oro twice now. Both time were one night with flights... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the final location I went with my wife on our honeymoon and it delivered the perfect ending to the trip. The hotel was beautiful with lots of plants growing throughout, and a wonderful breeze no matter where you walked. The rooms were unique and cozy and provided the perfect place to relax at the end of our trip.... More 

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Northampton, UK
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13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in for breakfast after an early start on a day trip to San Jose. This is a charming and historic hotel, situated a short walk from the city centre and quietly located. The hotel is full of character with a central courtyard dining area. The meal we had for breakfast was very good indeed, although it did seem... More 

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Devon UK
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85 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As far as capital cities go, San Jose doesn't have a great deal going for it being somewhat shabby with lots of traffic, no exciting architecture ( although the theatre is worth visiting) and rather uninspiring shops and restaurants. Outstanding amidst all this though is the rather splendid Grano de Oro Hotel which offers an oasis of peace and quiet... More 

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Fairport, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 1 night at Hotel Grano de Oro and is was incredible. We were greeted with a refreshing glass of freshly squeezed juice, which was one of many details that defined our experience. The room itself was luxurious, with a well appointed bath. We took a walk to the local park from the hotel before going out to dinner.... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently spent some time at Grano de Oro thanks to grandma visiting and can not recommend it more. The setting is beautiful, its a oasis of tranquillity in the middle of San Jose that offers impeccable service, delicious food and excellent cocktails (especially if they are enjoyed in the rooftop jacuzzi under a full moon!). We stayed in the... More 

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Los Angeles
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there about 16 hours and managed to have a bill of $700! The room was nice enough - high ceilings - when we arrived the windows were open, overlooking a lovely courtyard and mango trees. Unfortunately, the open window let in a lot of mosquitoes, which feasted on me throughout the night. The restaurant was lovely. I had... More 

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