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 of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel, you will feel like a guest in the house of a friend in the turn of the century era.

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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) and the “Chocolate cake” (for chocolate lovers with vanilla ice cream), as well as  sophisticated options like the lighter “Soufflé Glace a la Naranja” (frozen orange soufflé,  maracuya coulis and a lemon cookie) and the “Marquise de Chocolate” (Semi-frozen dark and white chocolate terrine with Bailey’s ice cream).  A dessert not to be put aside is our signature “Grano de Oro Pie” which is a decadent blend of coffee cream and chocolate cookie crust.

There are also great options of specialty coffees, teas and wines to complement your dessert.

Grano de Oro restaurant with its old world feel is the perfect place to enjoy one life’s  irresistible temptations: DESSERT!

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About us…Hotel Grano de Oro, San Jose, Costa Rica

The Grano de Oro is a boutique hotel located in San José, Costa Rica, just 20 minutes from the international airport and 10 minutes from the domestic airport, it is ideally located for exploring San José and all its attractions, as well as for enjoying a host of day trips to the rainforest, volcanoes or experiencing the thrill of white water rafting.  Our staff is knowledgeable and ready to help you create an unforgettable experience!

Grano de Oro offers all guests the warmth and comfort of a private home with all the amenities of a fine hotel, there are no two rooms alike, but all the rooms offer the experience of staying in a cozy guest bedroom in a turn of the century mansion.

Grano de Oro features the following services for guests: massage room, gift shop with Costa Rican handicrafts, jacuzzi terrace, a la carte fine dining restaurant that offers international cuisine with French influence, internet station in lobby, free internet and secure free parking.

Hotel Grano de Oro is a true oasis in the heart of the city. For more information visit:


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New Menu Items!

Come and try our new menu items such as our Roasted Lamb Chops with a cilantro jus, our Salmon Nicoise, or our Trio de Crème Brulee, which is to die for…Goat cheese, gorgonzola and porcini mushroom!

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It’s my birthday, and I’ll dance if I want to!

At the end of every month our Human Resources Department organizes a party for the employees that celebrate their birthdays throughout the month, we meet in the lunch room at the end of the day to sing happy birthday and share a piece of cake, it is a very nice activity that help us to be a closer team.

For the last celebration that took place on May 31st, our General Manager Marco Montoya decided to do something different… instead of just singing Happy Birthday we tred a “merengue” version of the Happy Birthday song that was a lot of fun.

We want to share with you the photos of this activity; you will understand how funny it was once you see the faces of our team.

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Did you know the Grano de Oro when…

In December of 2011 our hotel celebrated it´s 20 year anniversary!  It was 21 years ago that a Canadian couple who frequented Costa Rica as tourists, decided to venture in to the hotel industry.  They saw what San Jose had to offer at that time and felt a unique, boutique hotel would be a valuable addition to offer tourists.  They purchased a Victorian mansion and a property behind and began renovating and constructing, all the while maintaining the feel of the original home.

In December of 1991, the Hotel Grano de Oro opened its doors with 21 rooms and offering guests a high quality product and excellent personalized service quickly becoming well known for its high standards.

Today the hotel has 40 rooms and a large well known fine dining restaurant.  We are still known for our high level of service and we work hard to offer our guests a unique and memorable experience!

We would like to share with you a series of before and after pictures.  Enjoy!


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