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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose

4.0 of 5 Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Detroit, Michigan
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132 reviews 132 reviews
46 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a clean, quaint and quiet gem this tiny hotel is!!! Our room was located at the end of a beautiful labryinth of indoor and outdoor halls complete with tropical plants and foutains do bubbling water. We had a family suite which served our needs quite well for our quick overnight. We slept with the windows open and enjoyed the... More 

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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in room 18, right next to the previous reviewer. The room bordered a lovely tropical interior garden. We didn't find it dark at all. The room was absolutely beautiful! Hardwood floors and very comfortable beds. It was a large room which fit our party of five nicely. The price was not inexpensive, but we were happy to have... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I came back to Grano de Oro after 15 years.... I am a bit disappointed, because the renovation has lower the cosy ambiance of this place... It is not anymore a little friendly hotel, but a large very expensive hotel... Of course very luxury and beautiful but the cosiness we could expect from a small distinctive hotel... For 400 $us... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing hotel in the center of San Jose Costa Rica. The place is charming and the food and drinks are delicious. I asked for duck and it was so well prepared. This is the place I would love to visit with family and friends. 100% recommendable.

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Fremantle Western Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

we arrived late one evening after 28 hours in transit. Reception staff friendly, room comfortable and clean, a lovely building. Breakfast was included and the dining room/courtyard was delightful and food delicious. The hotel is within walking distance of downtown San Jose and is quiet at night. A lovely place to stay in SJ.

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Los Angeles, California
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319 reviews 319 reviews
59 hotel reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now I can't write all one hundred here but let's try. This is the most amazing hotel you will come across, it's Victorian Charm, its totally classic rooms, the windows, the terraces, the staff, the restaurant, the price, the location, the safety, this place has it all. It's so totally deceiving, this two story GEM, quiet comfortable, not ostentatious, there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a delightful 14 day cruise on the M\V Tere Moana we decided to spend 2 nights in San Jose. We selected the Granola de Oro and we were right on the money. Our room was not only beautiful but we had an outside walled patio/garden with a water feature. It was definitely one of the nicest rooms we very... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On our way home from a week long vacation in Domincal C.R. we decided to spend our last night in San Jose. Our friends who we were traveling with made a reservation at the Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose. Little did we know that we were going to stay at a top notch hotel. First the hotel was absolutely... More 

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Rustington, England, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We bookended our two week Costa Rica vacation at this Hotel in San Jose (the hotel is a 20-30 minute drive away from the international airport). It is a characterful hotel in a reasonably central location (15 minute walk to town centre). The staff were very friendly and spoke excellent English. The rooms (we had room 6 on our first... More 

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43 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous and characterful hotel in central town. It has a very colonial feel about it. It is has beautifully clean and well-appointed rooms with ours having an enclosed courtyard complete with water feature. We had an exceptionally warm greeting, complete with a welcome cocktail, despite arriving very late due to flight delays. Sadly our stay was all... More 

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Address: Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of San Jose > San Jose Metro > San Jose
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose 4*
Number of rooms: 35
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Grano De Oro San Jose
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#1 Romantic Hotel in San Jose
#1 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose
#5 Business Hotel in San Jose

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