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Hotel Brilla Sol

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El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tamarindo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2011

We have stayed at Brilla Sol many times over the past 5 years and so far 3 times on this trip alone. It is our beginning and ending spot for all of our Costa Rican vacations. The hotel is a very basic Tico style hotel but clean and has lovely grounds, pool, and restaurant. The price is RIGHT with free... More 

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Montreal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

As last night hotel the Brilla Sol was just not too bad. Simple and functional standard at a nice price. Hotel staff very friendly and we had a decent dinner. The hotel offers a shuttle service that worked well for us. Unfortunately, we missed breakfast as we had to leave early for our flight. The only negative aspect is the... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2011

As a first and last night hotel the Brilla Sol was just perfect for our family of seven. We had two large rooms with comfortable beds and clean bathrooms. Simple and functional standard at a nice price. Hotel staff very friendly, nice breakfast and we had a decent dinner. The hotel offers a shuttle service that worked well for us.... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

I stayed here the day I arrived and before I left CR. The shuttle service is great, staff are very friendly and courteous, rooms are clean and adequate, and the breakfast is hearty and delicious. It is not super fancy but for the convenience and cleanliness, this is the place to stay near the airport.

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nyc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2010

I missed my flight from SJ to NY and the airport staff recommended Hotel Brilla Sol. A hotel bus picked us up from the airport, helped us contact the airlines to rebook a flight, helped us find a take out place for dinner. The staff couldn't have been any nicer and more helpful! We used their internet and phone for... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2010

Very cute hotel, clean rooms, internet and cable, swimming pool Great staff very friendly and accommodating :-) Great food! The only downfall is the occasional airplane noise, but definitely worth the stay!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2010

We stayed here for one night only because we started a Caravan tour the next morning. We came in a day early and just wanted somewhere safe and cheap to stay for the night. The airport transfers were included and breakfast was also included all for $70 US cash. The location isn't in the best of places but they have... More 

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Park City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

For a hotel that is so close to the airport, you feel like you are in another part of Costa Rica with nice gardens and a secluded setting. Although the planes do make noise (get some earplugs!), that is expected being only 5 minutes away from the airport. It is very nice to get off the plane and, within minutes,... More 

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Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

I have regularly stayed at this hotel since moving to Costa Rica in Jan 2004. Owned and operated by a local & Peruvian family, its service is both personal and efficient. While Brilla Sol is an ideal spot for incoming and outgoing tourists, I often use it as my base when running errands in San Jose. My favorite aspects -... More 

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Bhuj, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2010

I have stayed here more than a few times. We were looking for a nice, small not-too-fancy place to spend a night or two when going in and out of the country. Having the hotel be close to the airport was important. The place is good, but the people who run it make it even better. Their resident chef makes... More 

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