The hotel Grano de Oro is a cosy converted tropical Victorian Mansion in the heart of San Jose. At The Grano de Oro you’ll find a peaceful sanctuary comprising of 40 rooms hidden from the hustle and bustle of the city, decorated with period art, tropical flowers and flowing fountains, ensuring that you are never far from the soothing sounds of falling water.
Just steps away from San Jose’s main street, Paseo Colon, you are in the perfect location to hit the culturally vibrant town, yet with the luxury of coming back to an oasis of tranquility. With Grano de Oro as your base your in just the right spot to nip off out of the city for some adrenaline pumping activities like white water rafting, volcano trekking, or exploring the nearby rainforests.
The rooms are stylishly decorated with hardwood furniture and old-fashioned pieces. The patio rooms have gloriously airy French doors opening onto private patios, while the suites are the hotels crown jewels with a private staircase, phenomenal views and your own private whirlpool.
Why we like it
We loved exploring all the nooks and crannies of the Grano de Oro, a hotel that’s bursting at the seams with character. Sitting at patio restaurant in the courtyard is an idyllic way to spend a few hours admiring your surroundings while sipping specialty cocktails and sampling the delicious Costa Rican/European fusion cuisine.