Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose`s main thoroughfare, Grano de Oro Hotel is a true oasis, a sanctuary in the heart of the city. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion, the 40 room hotel maintains the warmth and comfort of a private home.
Always lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arragements and luxuriant plants at every turn. Italian tile fountains grace intimate atriums, ensuring that one is never far from the soothing melody of falling water.
Guests of Hotel Grano de Oro enjoy the charm and character of a stately mansion built at the turn of the century, with all the comforts, amenities and the service expected in a fine hotel. Hotel Grano de Oro is located in San Jose on a quiet street near many restaurants, theaters and shops and is an easy walk to the bustling city center.
Hotel Grano de Oro has 32 unique and tastefully decorated rooms in three categories . It also has a two room Family Suite, an elegant Garden Suite with a jacuzzi bath tub and private garden, and the romantic Vista de Oro Suite with it's panoramic view of San Jose and the surrounding mountains, all to be enjoyed from a private in-suite jacuzzi hot tub.
Each room and suite boasts an exquisite bath, beautifully crafted wood furniture, comfortable rattan armchairs and quality beds for restful nights. For the comfort of our guests all rooms are designated as nonsmoking, with smoking being permitted in the restaurant , gardens and other common areas.
Standard: The smallest and least expensive of the rooms, this category offers cozy quarters with a queen bed and private bathroom with shower.
Superior: While a bit smaller than the deluxe rooms, most superior rooms have a bathtub/shower combination and a queen bed.
Deluxe: The most spacious of our three "room" categories, all deluxe rooms have a bathtub/shower combination and either one queen and one twin bed, two queen beds, or a king-size bed.
Family Suite: A two-room suite with a queen and twin bed in one room and a queen bed in the second room, comfortably accommodating up to 5 people.
Garden Suite: A spacious suite with a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom as well as a small sitting room, which opens to a private tropical garden.
Vista de Oro Suite: The piece de resistance is the hotel's Vista de Oro Suite. Reached by a private staircase, the Vista de Oro lives up to its name commanding a breathtaking view of the Cordillera Central mountain range and the Central Valley skyline. Tiles, individually handmade in hues of ocher and sienna covers the walls and are complemented by rich wood paneling. A series of delicate cabinets stretches the entire length of the room and carefully placed lightning illuminates antique treasures.
The gardens and common areas that weave throughout the hotel overflow with an abundance of tropical plants and flowers and the sound of gently cascading fountains can be heard throughout. A secluded rooftop garden terrace with lawn beds and jacuzzi hot tubs is also available for our guests enjoyment.
The 'gallery' gift shop displays a wide selection of quality Costa Rican handicrafts and is the perfect place to select a special souvenir or simply to browse and enjoy.
Additional services offered by the hotel include:
* In room satellite TV.
* Room service
* Secure, convenient parking
* Tours and car rentals arranged
* Currency exchange
* Direct dial local and international telephones
* Fax and mail service
* Laundry service
* In room safes
Restaurant - Recently chosen by the 'Junta Asesora Gourmet Centroamericana' as one of the top 25 restaurants in Costs Rica, Restaurante Grano de Oro is where Chef Francis Canal has successfully merged Costa Rican tropical food into a European context. With service from 6:00 AM until 10:00 PM. Specialty on cocktails, fabulous meals and an array of delicious desserts are served in the charming ambiance of our intimate dining room, adjacent sunroom and tropical courtyard.
Activities - In addition to strolling through the vibrant streets of San Jose, a wide choice of day tours and activities are available, including the following:
* City tours of San Jose and the surrounding areas
* Visits to one of the many San Jose museums including the Gold Museum and Jade Museum
* Tours to a bird zoo, coffee plantation and butterfly farm
* Nature tours to the nearby rainforest
* Daytrips to enjoy the islands and beaches of the Pacific coast
* Whitewater rafting, horseback riding and bicycle tours
* Volcano tours