Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, the Grano De Oro – “Grain of Gold” is a traditional, if extravagant, Costa Rican home that’s been tastefully converted into a luxurious hotel.
The hallways are lined with photographs from the turn of the century, when the residence was built, and original artworks adorn the walls throughout.
Rooms of varying size are available, of course, and all are carefully decorated to suit the style of the original home. In fact the tasteful renovation and dignified architecture has meant that the hotel is now a landmark of the city, and the restaurant within, is one of the finest in all of Costa Rica.
Guided by the refined hand of French Chef Francis Canal Bardot, Restaurante Grano de Oro is one of a kind. Offering an elegant indoor dining room, a beautiful inner courtyard, a handcrafted indoor/outdoor bar and an award winning wine cellar. Only the freshest ingredients are used to prepare a French, Mediterranean and tropical influenced cuisine. Dining here at least once during your stay is a must.
Guided, or self-guided tours around the city are available, as well as any number of day trips to the surrounding rainforests, coffee plantations, river rafting, canopy tours, trips to Tortuga Island for the day, the list goes on.
Hotel Gran De Oro is a perfect place to explore San Juan from, and indeed, a perfect place to begin your Costa Rican adventure. Enjoy.
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