• Garden Suite

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Jacuzzi, Mini Refrigerator, Private bathroom, TV, WiFi

    As you enter through the arched doorway of this luxurious suite you are immediately taken back in time. Once the original living room of this converted mansion it offers a beautiful tropical private garden, spacious seating area and a king size brass bed.


    Bed size:1 king

  • Grano de Oro Family Suite

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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Coffee Maker, Mini Refrigerator, Pay-per-view Channels, Private bathroom, Safety Deposit Box, Telephone, WiFi

    The family suite is a two room suite with an adjoining shared bath. The main room contains one queen bed and one twin bed and the adjoining room has one queen bed. Each room has its own flat screen TV. This Suite comfortably accommodates 5 people.


    Bed size:main room contains one queen bed and one twin bed and the adjoining room has one queen bed


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    Room facilities:Air Condition, Coffee Maker, Hairdryer, Jacuzzi, Private bathroom, Safety Deposit Box, TV, WiFi

    Our signature suite, reached by a private staircase, the Vista de Oro lives up to its name commanding a breathtaking view of the Central Valley skyline.  The suite reflects the turn of the century style of the original home with handmade tiles in hues of ochre and sienna, complemented by rich wood paneling. The suite’s living area is stylishly furnished with exquisite antiques and a luxurious king size bed.  A large in-room Jacuzzi is the ideal vantage point from which to savour a glass of champagne and watch the lights of the city twinkle below.



Situated on a shady street just off Paseo Colon, San Jose’s main thoroughfare, Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis 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 with all the amenities of a fine hotel. Service is paramount and the perpetually smiling staff of the Hotel Grano de Oro welcome guests to their “home away from home” time and again.

Hallways lined with period photographs and original art meander through the building and present lush tropical flower arrangements and luxurious plants at every turn.  The entire Hotel is non-smoking.

Located 20 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport, this San José hotel is ideally located for exploring San José, it’s museums and other local sites as well as for enjoying a host of day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.

The hotel is also home to one of Costa Rica’s finest restaurants which is open daily from 7 am until 10pm.


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  • Air Condition
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pay-per-view Channels
  • Private bathroom
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • TV
  • WiFi

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San Jose

San Jose

Indeed, San José transitions from a commercial block of department stores, chic cafés, and fast-food establishments to the haphazard residential areas characteristic of Latin America in an instant.   While the city is not by any means an ideal place to vacation, San José posses a certain charm, the result of being the nation’s cultural hub.  The capital is home to numerous restaurants, museums, parks, and many other forms of diversion that are typical of large population centers.  Another attractive characteristic of San José is its temperate weather, which can be quite a relief, particularly during the summer months.  Because of its relatively high elevation—3,839 feet (1,170 m)—the city, like the rest of the Central Valley, is always a pleasant temperature year-round, with very limited showers.

Population in San José exploded during the latter half of the twentieth century, following the Second World War.  Today 309,672 people—2000 estimate—call the San José canton home and a million more live in surrounding suburbs, comprising about 40% of the nation’s total population.  Historically San José was only a small village that came to prominence because its fertile soil made for excellent farming. Two years following independence from colonial Spain (1821), the joint Republican strongholds of San José and Alajuela defeated the pro-Mexican Democrats of Heredia and Cartago—the previous capital—in a brief civil war that established San José as the capital of the burgeoning nation.

The introduction of coffee to the Central Valley in the early nineteenth century fueled San José’s prosperity as the city embraced capitalism.  An urban merchant class rose as the result of coffee trade, who looked to Europe as an architectural muse.

Because of its relatively late start in terms of development, San José is mostly devoid of antique colonial architecture and the typical stand-out monuments found in other Latin American cities.  Rarely is a building more than 100 years old. Instead plentiful circa World War II era buildings fill the city’s skyline, eliciting a feeling that San José is still in its infancy—a growing municipal center, that largely retains a small town vibe.

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