Wow, what an incredible stay!
What a gem, the Hotel Grano de Oro was! We tied this into our plane booking (at my wife's prompting, more on that in a moment), and am so glad we chose this place! My wife suggested as we would be flying most of the day, perhaps we could find a place in San Jose and just call it an early day once we landed. We got to the hotel early evening, were greeted warmly.
Once you walk in, the hotel is inviting, comforting, and enveloping. Check-in was a breeze, and while our bags were taken up, we got a nice drink at the bar. We enjoyed our drinks, then made a dinner reservation, retiring to our room before dinner. I do believe we got an upgrade on the room, as the room was grander than we expected. After a short nap and shower went to dinner.
Of a choice to eat in courtyard or the dining room, we ate in the courtyard. Lovely dinner, lovely service, and excellent wine. I honestly forgot what we had for desert, however I do recall that feeling of bliss one gets when everything is just right.
Retiring up to the room, the bed was quite comforting and slept soundly. Even though we had a room on the exterior I could not hear any city noise. Nice wood floor and ceiling of a wood native to Costa Rica and done in a dark coffee stain. Very classy, and when we go back, I will ask if this same room is available.
At breakfast sat in the dining room, and had wonderful breakfasts. The staff coddled us. Next year, two or three days here, wife and I agreed.