Gran Hotel Costa Rica
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Located in San Jose Costa Rica
Gran Hotel Costa Rica is located in the heart of San Jose, the country's capital city. Surrounded by neoclassic buildings, this 5 story hotel has quite a history. It was inaugurated in 1930, as Costa Rica's main and most important hotel. The Gran Hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica has a Cafe Parisienne an ideal spot to perch while sipping a freshly brewed cup of world famous Costa Rican coffee and watch the ticos get together underneath the statue of Costa Rica's first president, Juan Mora Fernandez, talking about daily events, waiting for friends or enjoying their lunch break. Although it is called a Cafeteria, it is a 24 hour restaurant where you can enjoy delicious international meals indoors or alfresco. In the Gran Hotel, downtown San Jose will make you feel the magic and ambiance of the 1930's in bucholic Costa Rica, and the subsequent opening of the roads to both the Irazu and the Poas volcanoes, the country's first steps towards turning Costa Rica in the attractive touristic destination it has become. Great and famous people who have visited our country have stayed at Grand Hotel Costa Rica, such as the U.S. Presidents Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy and Jimmy Carter, and sports and movie stars, like the King Pelé, John Wayne, Cantinflas, Julio Iglesias, among others.
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At the Gran Hotel Costa Rica you will be in the hub of activity, have a historical vacation tour around one of the oldest cities in Costa Rica. Without leaving your hotel you can have fun year round in the casino: open 24 hours 365 days of the year. Stay connected to the world with high speed internet access in modern computers, lounge in front of a big screen tv watching games on the satellite dish, or play darts, pool or various board games or just sit and chat with other guests while enjoying a drink or refreshment. For the active vacationgoer, The Gran Hotel Costa Rica also has a gym with many isometric machines and weight lifting equipment for guest's use. Staying at the centrally located Gran Hotel Costa Rica is a great deal. Less than 3 blocks away you will be able to visit the National Theatre opera house where zarzuela, plays and the symphonic orchestra frequently play, or stay during the afternoon at its famous coffee shop, feed the pigeons at the Plaza de la Cultura or visit the underground Pre-Columbian Gold Museum which houses a large collection of more than 2000 archeological gold artifacts, an artistic and historical treasure of the indigenous groups that lived in Costa Rica. Stay at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica and you won't have to go far to get to know the best of this Central American Country.