You are in San Jose yet at the same time you are away from the city and way above with a fantastic view of the city, the climate is perfect.
Built after the house in the Tara plantation style from the movie Gone with Wind (Clark Gable?) keeping the same huge proportions you do feel you are in a plantation in the the South of the USA with huge rooms to a corridor surrounding the house and so you can seat in comfy chairs all over with a view of the city (San Jose) or the Mountains.
The restaurant was excelent, I had a New York strip steak, very well cooked.
The SPA has the whole process for an algae sweat start with a strong massage, you fall sleep afterwards.
All in all, it's the best hotel in San Jose, nothing like the fast food type hotels you find nowadays and priced correctly.
Go for it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The three-story, 23-room hotel is adorned with ornate white pillars, a spacious balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows. Inside, hardwood floors, natural wood accents and a winding staircase give the hotel an elegant appeal. The Grand Tara offers plenty of places to unwind from a day of business negotiations or sightseeing. Guests can lounge by the pool or Jacuzzi, enjoy a cocktail on the veranda or take in the view on the terrace. The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments, including massages, facials, manicures and pedicures. Cosmetic surgery can also be scheduled after a personal consultation with the on-site doctor. The aptly named Grand View Restaurant, headed by an executive chef, whips up inventive international fare and is open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner, although reservations are recommended. The spacious, stylishly appointed guest rooms feature king or queen-size beds and old-fashioned charm, but with modern amenities such as mini fridges, flat-screen televisions and wireless Internet. Rooms differ in size, but all have views of either the Central Valley or the mountains. A few rooms contain immense walk-in closets. For families or groups, the hotel has nine suites that each contain a large living area, fully equipped kitchen and a varying number of bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grand Tara Hotel Costa Rica/Escazu