Hotel Grano de Oro

A beautifully restored belle epoque building in the heart of San Jose, with elegant interiors, well-equipped rooms, top quality cuisine and a rooftop terrace and garden.

Location

San José.

Accommodation Type

Hotel

Accommodation Level
DeluxeSomething special. Indulge yourself with a high-quality experience.
Price Guide
££££

Hotel Grano de Oro

Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, Hotel Grano de Oro is a veritable oasis in the heart of the city. Converted from a Victorian mansion, the hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Service is paramount and the friendly staff welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again. Corridors are lined with period photographs and original artworks, potted plants, wood panelling and stained glass windows evoke the gracious living of a bygone era. The hotel is home to one of Costa Rica’s finest restaurants which is open daily from 7 am until 10pm, serving an enticing fusion of tropical Costa Rican and European cuisine under the direction of its French head chef.

Why go to Hotel Grano de Oro?

This is no run-of-the-mill city hotel. From the moment walk up the steps and through the front door and enter a world of polished timber floors, vintage rugs, wooden panelling and period furnishings, you know you have arrived somewhere special. This, coupled with attentive staff, comfortable accommodation, a gorgeous roof terrace and first class restaurant, will make you want to stay longer. The hotel’s location is ideal not just for exploring San José, its museums and markets, but also for day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes and for experiencing the thrills of white water rafting, zip lining and an aerial tram.

Wildlife around Hotel Grano de Oro

Being in the middle of the city you wouldn’t expect to see much wildlife, but you will be surprised by the amount of birds you can find in San Jose, including the green parrot and the “yiguirro”, or clay-coloured thrush, Costa Rica’s National bird. Butterflies and hummingbirds can be seen in the hotel’s gardens. You can visit the country’s largest butterfly observatory, a hummingbird garden and range of reptiles on an excursion to La Paz Waterfall Gardens, while at Zoo Ave, a conservation centre, you can see a wide range of birds including parrots, macaws and toucans, plus monkeys, crocodiles, caimans and turtles.

Hotel Grano de Oro Highlights

  • Well placed for sightseeing and museum visits
  • Restaurant serving fine cuisine
  • Friendly, efficient staff
  • Take a guide walking tour of San Jose
  • Relax on the roof terrace
  • Well placed for sightseeing and museum visits
  • Range of day trips and activities
  • Just a 15 minute drive from the airport

Hotel Grano de Oro Location

Hotel Grano de Oro

Details

  • 41 rooms
  • Open all year round
  • Children are welcome. Those under 2 years of age can share a room with parents free of charge. 2 years old and older pay as an extra person.

Facilities

  • Well placed for sightseeing and museum visits
  • Restaurant serving fine cuisine
  • Friendly, efficient staff
  • Take a guide walking tour of San Jose
  • Relax on the roof terrace
  • Well placed for sightseeing and museum visits
  • Range of day trips and activities
  • Just a 15 minute drive from the airport

Activities

  • Private guided walking tour of San Jose
  • Visit the city’s museums, markets and shops
  • Tour a local coffee farm
  • Rainforest zipline canopy tour
  • Various day tours to the Central Valley
  • White water rafting
  • Massages at the hotel

Hotel Grano de Oro Rooms

There are 12 standard, 4 superior, 6 deluxe patio, 8 deluxe queen and 7 deluxe king rooms, 2 family suite, 1 garden suite and 1 vista de oro suite. All rooms have air conditioning and ceiling fans, opening windows, top quality mattresses, pillows and linens, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer, flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, safe and IDD phone. All are en-suite and have complimentary toiletries. Bathrobes are provided.

Standard Rooms

Superior Rooms

Vista de Oro Suite

Rana the frog likes this because…

“Hotel Grano de Oro supports Casa Lux, a home supporting young mothers and their children. Assisting the women with a stable living environment, support with day care and counselling so they are able to finish their education and gain employment to become fully independent.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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