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“Lovely hotel in San Jose” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 1007, Costa Rica   |  
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Ranked #1 of 86 Hotels in San Jose
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel in San Jose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

We actually stayed here in July and August and it's outstanding reviews are richly deserved. This is a really lovely hotel and an amazing restaurant! The room was spacious, immaculately cleab and comfortable. The dining experience was excellent. The breakfast has a wide selection and always cooked to perfection. The evening meals were also very good and reasonably priced.

Thank you for a wonderful stay!



  • Stayed July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Great place, great food, expensive but worth it. Clean, comfortable, accommodating. Service like they mean it. Easy walk to all the good stuff and there is nothing to be "afraid" of in san Jose either. A great place to start and end the trip. Next time down we are going to stay in San Jose longer and it will be here without a doubt. Hello Ulyses!!!

Room Tip: I liked the garden area...it was very serene.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cromwell, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We stayed at the Grano de Oro for the first night of our honeymoon. Our room was located in a garden surrounded by beautiful flowers and plants. Our dinner and breakfast the next morning were delicious! The waitstaff was very friendly and the atmosphere was very relaxing and peaceful. It was a wonderful way to begin our honeymoon!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maple Grove, MN
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The hotel was beautiful, we had a family suite with excellent beds and opportunities for privacy. There are green places with water and fountains inside the winding hotel and you actually get breezes in the halls. We were told they had an excellent restaurant so we went for it the first night. The restaurant was a bit 'swank' for a vacation dinner for us and we felt the staff, menu and prices all a bit intimidating. It is elegant beauty on the edge of the city. We were able to walk into downtown and the market area and it's right near the national park with the stadium etc so the location's good. It just seems out of place in the location. a Victorian mansion in the middle of the working city seemed out of place and unnecessary for a place to stay. You can save money, get a similar location, and just not feel that you need to be dressed up to walk the halls.No real amenities beside the restaurant, hot tub and an expensive gift area.

Room Tip: Everything we saw was gorgeious
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Indiana
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

From the fresh mango juice at check-in to the private fountains outside each room, this hotel is not to be missed. Amazing rooftop jacuzzi, splendid restaurant (try the banana pancakes), thoughtful period decor. San Jose is a dusty town, but Grano de Oro is a magical retreat.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Medford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We stayed at Grano de Oro the first night of our honeymoon (6/24/13) before heading to visit the hot springs in Arenal for a few days. It was so lovely and were treated so well that we decided to stay here again our last night in Costa Rica. When we checked in the second time, they recognized us and decided to upgrade our room, which was incredibly kind. It is a little pricey, but definitely worth it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yuma, Arizona
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16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Grano De Oro. The room was small but well appointed. We slept well and that was what we were looking for. The food at the restaurant was very good. the wait staff were very kind however they need to step up to the level of the hotel. We were very pleased with the experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose

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
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 Luxury Hotel in San Jose
#1 Green 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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