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“This hotel is a favourite with visitors looking for a characterful place to stay in the capital before or after a tour of Costa Rica. Boasting a high-class heritage feel, the property occupies a trio of wooden buildings dating from the turn of the 20th century. The deluxe rooms come with king-sized beds, some with a private internal patio, and the Vista de Oro suite is home to a hot-tub and vistas over the city.”
Located on a quiet, tree-lined street close to downtown San Jose, Hotel Grano de Oro is a former Victorian house that’s been transformed into a heritage hotel. Named after the coffee bean (its name means ‘Grain of Gold’), it’s surrounded by gardens and fountains, creating an oasis of calm in the city.
The guestrooms and suites ooze colonial charm with dark wooden panelling, antique furniture, wrought-iron bedframes, and rich fabrics, while local artworks adorn the walls. Some suites open onto private courtyard gardens, while the signature Vista de Oro suite has a hot tub and city views.
Restaurante Grano de Oro offers French Mediterranean and Costa Rican fusion cuisine, complemented by a wine cellar. The restaurant features an inner courtyard where guests can sip tropical cocktails, and there’s a rooftop terrace with loungers and two hot tubs.
Activities include food and culture tours around San Jose, and nature tours in the surrounding region.