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Calle 30, Avenida 2 & 4, San Jose 10107 Costa Rica
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Patio
Walking tours
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Secured parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Rooftop terrace
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Historic Hotel
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German, Italian
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medwar wrote a review Feb. 2
Pittsboro, North Carolina83 contributions18 helpful votes
Comfortable bed, clean room, and decent bathroom facilities. Front desk staff courteous and efficient but gave us incorrect information about a schedule change regarding our driver the next day (which was not a problem because the driver had texted us about the change with the correct information). Lousy views from the room. Outside traffic a little noisy. (Please see my restaurant review.)
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Date of stay: January 2023
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babs wrote a review Jan. 2023
Boise, Idaho3 contributions
We had an amazing stay at this quaint, boutique hotel on our trip to Costa Rica. All of the food we ate at the restaurant was delicious with top notch service. Our room was very comfortable and the people at the front desk were always very helpful. We will definitely stay here the next time we go to Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Suzanne c wrote a review Jan. 2023
Mora, New Mexico61 contributions33 helpful votes
Lovely hotel with a great restaurant. We stayed 2 nights in a room with a courtyard garden. The room is small but very comfortable. Lots of top notch amenities with a very tastefully decorated bathroom. The shower floor is marble so caution advised. The garden is very peaceful in the evening when there is less traffic noise from the road. Our fountain did not work but we could hear the one next door. The staff are very friendly and helpful. We took taxis where we needed to go though the front desk said it was safe to walk the 25 minutes to downtown. Breakfast is served in the courtyard and there are lots of great choices. The dinner we had was excellent. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Helpful staff will call taxis.
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bruceurban wrote a review Jan. 2023
United Kingdom169 contributions126 helpful votes
Grano De Oro Hotel - we found this hotel comfortable and acceptable. The first night we spent there on our arrival in Costa Rica we had a nice bedroom with a large king size bed. The room was quite noisy as it is near a main highway and the traffic noise started at 4 am. There is a very good restaurant and I think has a reputation locally for its food. The inclusive breakfast is a bit mean. This was the only hotel where food allergies are not accommodated. The hotel is situated within walking distance of the town centre and there are other restaurants nearby which we only found on our last morning walking around the area.. For our last 2 nights we were told we had been upgraded but I question that as we had a ‘double size’ bed which is very small. This room was quieter than the first but I think it is important to find out when booking for your clients what size the bed is.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Rory wrote a review Dec. 2022
London, United Kingdom107 contributions42 helpful votes
Hotel Grano de Oro was a delight from check in to check out. The hotel had clearly decked the halls for Christmas, which was a very nice touch. Our room was clean and well appointed and the private patio and roof terrace were lovely spots to chill out away from the hustle and bustle of San José. The free items in the minibar were a very nice touch. The staff were friendly and attentive and the food at the restaurant was excellent. I would recommend this hotel to any visitors to San José.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael B wrote a review Nov. 2022
4 contributions7 helpful votes
Hotel Grano de Oro is a wonderful boutique hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica that is charming, relaxing, and providing superb service. When we had to leave too early in the morning to have breakfast, they packed a wonderful box lunch for us. A nice and unexpected touch that demonstrates their desire to make our stay the best it can be. There is also no need to go anywhere else for dinner. The restaurant was wonderful in quality of food and service. The best we dined at during our entire vacation. There may be other fine hotels in San Jose, but none better than Hotel Grano de Oro. We recommend them highly. Mike B, Upper Saddle River, NJ
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Wandering Widget wrote a review Nov. 2022
Wokingham, United Kingdom80 contributions33 helpful votes
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My wife and I stayed here at the start of our Costa Rica holiday. The colonial style hotel and rooms are beautiful, the decor of restaurant and open courtyard used for breakfast are something else. The location is great and just a 10 minute walk into town where we had arranged a bike tour of city which we loved. The food was amazing and the staff were so warm and friendly and even arranged a take out breakfast when we left as breakfast had not opened. Thanks all, would recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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wmmgarnett wrote a review Nov. 2022
London, United Kingdom39 contributions12 helpful votes
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A lovely hotel with a Spanish colonial theme to its architecture despite being only 20 years old. Lovely use of Costa timber for panelling and floors and historic photos on the walls give a real feel of the old San Jose. Food was international and first class. Good wine list with Spanish wines best value. Good location. 10 mins walk to the gold museum and Theatre National.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daniela Inés Perez wrote a review Nov. 2022
Brussels, Belgium148 contributions56 helpful votes
The food is superb, we tried lamb chops and a mushrooms tower and they were excellent. The service is also great, kind, detail oriented making the dinning experience totally worth it (it’s a bit pricey for Costarrican standards) The desserts are very heavy though
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Michael B wrote a review Oct. 2022
Durley, United Kingdom103 contributions36 helpful votes
This is the most beautiful old colonial building. It made me think back to the days of Rudyard Kipling and Somerset Maugham but the hotel has been thoroughly brought up to date while retaining its old charm. We stayed in the Vista De Ora Suite which is the best room they have and is beautifully decorated. Of the 6 hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica, this was by far the most impressive. Their restaurant is particularly good and do leave room for one of their famous desserts. The service was outstanding. You can't fail to be impressed by this hotel and I shall certainly stay there again on my next visit to San Jose.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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US$204 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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hotel grano de oro, grano de oro san jose
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of San JoseSan Jose MetroSan Jose
NUMBER OF ROOMS
39
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Grano de Oro
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Grano de Oro?
Nearby attractions include Correos de Costa Rica (0.4 km), Templo de la Musica (0.4 km), and Cementerio General de San José (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Grano de Oro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Grano de Oro?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Grano de Oro?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Grano de Oro?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Grano de Oro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le Bistrot De Paris, Lubnan, and Restaurante Grano de Oro.
Does Hotel Grano de Oro have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Grano de Oro offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Grano de Oro?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Grano de Oro offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Grano de Oro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, and Italian.