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Hotel Grano de Oro

  • C. 30, Avdas. 2–4 Map It
  • Sabana Sur
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Friendly management
  • Top-notch service
  • Superb, elegant restaurant


  • Far from downtown sights
  • Need taxi to get here

Published 06/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Two wooden houses have been converted into one of the city's most charming inns, decorated throughout with old photos of the capital and paintings by local artists; head up to your room for the old coffee-plantation feel for which the hotel is known. Each room is different, and although you can't go wrong with any of them, those in the older, 20th-century house are the nicest, especially the Garden Suite, with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and a private garden. Public areas have a glitzy elegance. The sumptuous restaurant, run by a French-trained chef, wraps around a lovely indoor patio and bromeliad-filled gardens, and has become one of the capital's premier dining venues. The hotel's sundeck has a view of both the city and the far-off volcanoes. The Grano de Oro is a consistent favorite with posters to forums.

Hotel Information


C. 30, Avdas. 2–4, San José, 10102, Costa Rica

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Hotel Details:

  • 39 rooms, 3 suites
  • Rate includes: No meals

Published 06/18/2015

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