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“Beautiful Hotel - clean and exquisite!” 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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La Jolla, California
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“Beautiful Hotel - clean and exquisite!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It was so nice to arrive at the Hotel Grano de Oro after 10 days in the jungle and a day of white water rafting. We had our share of insects and bugs, especially at our last hotel in the La Fortuna area. The grounds were so beautiful with folliage everywhere you walk in the courtyards. Although we were near the city center, it seemed we were in the middle of the jungle, but a clean, luxurious jungle. The interior of the hotel was equally charming and exquisitely decorated. After many days together, 2 of our boys were fighting and didn't want to share beds. The hotel happily provided us with a rollaway bed, free of charge and had it set up within 10 minutes of requesting it.

We ate dinner at the restaurant which was expensive, but delicious. It was pricey for a family of 8, but worth the experience and convenience, especially since it was our last night in Costa Rica. The next time we come to Costa Rica, I will definitely make sure we stay longer at the Hotel Grano de Oro.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Deserved high ranking for this classic hotel. No it does not have a pool or an exercise room, but the rest is the mark of a high end hotel. The service is impeccable and helpful from the desk to the room.
The rooms are clean and comfortable. One of the big plusses is the quiet in the hotel, located near a main avenue but not on it.
The decor is worthy of taking pictures.
Overall a great hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful and peaceful hotel in a residential area of San Jose. Relatively close to the airport and downtown attractions.

Excellent customer service! All of the staff were very professional, friendly and always willing to help out. We actually stayed here twice during our recent visit to Costa Rica. It was very helpful to be able to leave some of our luggage at the hotel while we went to other areas of Costa Rica for a few days.

Rooms - beautifully decorated, cozy, impeccably clean and very quiet. The room also had a safe which was a plus for storing valuables.
Rooftop jacuzzi - nice and relaxing
Restaurant - gorgeous!! especially the open patio area. Plus the food was outstanding! Don't miss this dining experience.
Wifi - free and always had a good connection

Kudos for their conservation and green efforts! Keep up the good work.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If it wasn't because of my friend recommending, I would never find Grano De Oro. It's located in a residential area, but just 20 minutes from the centro market. The hotel is a charm, every details from the bathroom to the bed is astonishingly beautiful.

Besides, right next to the hotel just around 3 blocks away, check out Machu Pichu - one of our most favorite restaurant in San Jose - Ask the reception for direction

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Exceptional service. Very disappointed in San Jose. Will not put it on my itinerary next time. Room small but adequate and furnished nicely. Bathroom also adequate. Restaurant worth the visit. Best food and atmosphere ever

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Irving, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We stayed here for our honeymoon and loved it! It was very clean and we had our own private patio with a beautiful water fountain. The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. The roof top jacuzzi was nice and peaceful. Loved the decor of the whole place. Plus the restaurant was amazing! Great food and I have to recommend the pistachio martini!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This has to be the most unique hotel in San Jose and probably all of Costa Rica. We stayed here five nights in a lovely room with a beautiful courtyard. The service was excellent. The restaurant is definitely one of the best in San Jose, with an international menu. I am an early riser and I thoroughly enjoyed reading the morning paper in the relaxing lobby with complimentary coffee. it is conveniently located, close to the city center, museums and the National Theatre.

Room Tip: Our room was on the 2nd floor. Quiet, cool, and comfortable.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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
#2 Family Hotel in San Jose
#5 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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