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“wonderful hotel with excellent service” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Ranked #1 of 84 Hotels in San Jose
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Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“wonderful hotel with excellent service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2014

Upon arrival at the hotel we were welcomed with drinks.Checking in went fast and smoothly. Our room was nicely decorated just as the rest of the hotel was. The windows were open so there was a nice fresh atmoshere in the room. Coffeemaking facilities, free WiFi, a fruit platter and all the appropriate amenities were included. The room was superclean and so were the restrooms in the hotel. Friendly staff and very helpful with faxing documents to travel agency. Little gift shop next to the hotel sells nice items though fairly overpriced. Breakfast is abundant with good coffee, fresh juice, etc., etc. San José is not very pretty or appealing but the Hotel Grano de Oro makes a visit worthwhile.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Linda L
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Istanbul, Turkey
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222 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2014

This is a colonial hotel, full of elegance, but for those who want to pay the expensive fare, it is fair and worth it. herds are comfortable and service is good. Actually the whole team worked remarkably hard to solve an internet problem I had.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Venice, Florida
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56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent one night here and had a fantastic experience. Hotel staff greeted us out front and signaled ahead to the check in staff. We were greeted with fresh wash cloths and juice on check in. Excellent service, wonderful room with a very comfortable bed. We had a ground floor room off the fountain courtyard. We loved the charm, but we also loved how close the hotel was to the center of town. We enjoyed walking down the Avenida Central to the mercado. Had dinner in the restaurant. Our server was a bit stiff/quiet at first, but eventually opened up and we had a fabulous experience. The brulee cheese appetizer was simply scrumptious. We had a great night of sleep after soaking in the roof top jacuzzis before bed. I wish we'd stayed here again on our last night returning to San Jose. We just loved the boutique feel of the hotel and the friendly, welcoming staff.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephanie V
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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221 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Close to the Avenida Colon this nicely restaured old house offers very quiet rooms where you really feel that you are in Central America. Plenty of patios and fountains. Rooms are very clean but some may be rather dark being at the inside of the house. Small sun terrace with jacuzzi.Good breakfast a la carte in very nice patio.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kr1069
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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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109 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

Probably a 20/30 minute drive from the airport to town. We only had one night at the hotel and once we got there it was so nice that we decided not to go out and to make the most of the hotel instead. We had lunch there as the dinning area is beautiful, they have a great menu, and the meals were delicious. Our room looked out onto a small garden so you don't feel like you're in the city at all. We had to leave early so didn't get to experience their breakfast but the coffee station was up and running with takeaway mugs. If we return to Costa Rica, I would certaintly stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank GrowthPoint
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Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

check in was a breeze lovely smiles and a cool drink. The room was excellent, beautiful bathroom and wonderful court yard with a bubbling fountain.
The staff were courteous and professional.
We booked for the restaurant in the hotel and was expecting something special as we have travelled from NZ and had read many reviews.
Alas we were given a table in the courtyard with an oversized umbrella covering our table. We asked if the wait staff could remove the umbrella and we were told it was there in case it rained.
We eventually got it moved and saw above a lovely starry night.
The food was top marks delicious.
Our only problem was the moment we had finished our first course it was whisked away and replaced with our next course, so we had no time to sit back and relax and digest our first course.
The wait staff seemed to want us out of there as soon as possible and for a restaurant of high esteem, I had to ask for cracked pepper. I know I am being picky, but when you pay high prices you expect Grano service.
Again wonderful hotel will stay again and again
cheers

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vernon s
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights with our family. The city of San Jose is very nice, but there is very little to do and it feels a little unsafe after dark. I think the government could spend a little time cleaning up the public areas in the city and making it a little more tourist friendly.
The hotel on the other hand is first class. Wonderful service and fine dining at a reasonable price. The open air part of the restaurant was a
little oasis in the city!

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank John S
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Property: Hotel Grano de Oro San Jose
Address: Calle 30, between avenida 2 y 4, San Jose 10107, 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 Green Hotel in San Jose
#1 Luxury 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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