Category Archives: Hotel Grano de Oro

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.

What does Brazil World Cup 2014 mean for Costa Ricans?

This is a big World Cup for Costa Ricans considering that Costa Rica wasn’t on a second round since Italy 1990 when Costa Rica got their first ticket to the finals of a World Cup, where they made a huge … Continue reading

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One of our favorite places in the restaurant… / Uno de nuestros lugares favoritos en el restaurante…

Have you seen our wine cellar? / Has visto nuestra cava de vinos? Our wine list has been carefully created to partner with our menu and with over 100 labels to choose from there is sure to be something for … Continue reading

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A room with a “Golden View”… Our Vista de Oro Suite

Vista de Oro Suite is our siganture 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 … Continue reading

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Close to our hearts… Our social project, Casa Luz.

Casa Luz (“House of Light”) is located near San Jose, Costa Rica and is a non-profit home for adolescent mothers and their children, all of whom come from extreme poverty and have been abused and/or exploited. Casa Luz was founded … Continue reading

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Have you ever seen our photo collection?

Did you know that Hotel Grano de Oro has a collection of more than 100 old photographs? Once you check in to our hotel, you will feel immediately taken back in time, the converted Victorian mansion which is our hotel, … Continue reading

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Fresh Local Ingredients

Everything in our restaurant is made from scratch. We are constantly on the lookout for fresh local ingredients and new ways to incorporate them into our menu, like the buffalo mozarella made from the milk of Costa Rican water buffalo. … Continue reading

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June Birthday Celebration

As every month last friday June 28 we met in the lunch room at the end of the day to sing happy birthday and share a piece of cake with the employees that celebrate their birthdays throughout the month: Miriam from housekeeping … Continue reading

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Originally a living room – Now our signature Garden Suite

If you have had the opportunity to stay in our signature Garden Suite you will recognize the room in this photo: The room where our Garden Suite is now used to be the living room of the original house and … Continue reading

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Green Season Specials

Are you planning a visit to Costa Rica? Take advantage of our green season specials and stay in a luxury hotel in San José: The Grano de Oro. Converted from a Tropical Victorian mansion our hotel maintains the warmth and comfort … Continue reading

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Irresistible Temptations.

Our Restaurante Grano de Oro is well known for the variety of delicious desserts that we offer, there is something to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. There are traditional options like the “tres leches” (three milk cake, a typical Costa Rican dessert) … Continue reading

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