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Hotel Brilla Sol

3.5 of 5 El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

I was happy to have the opportunity to return to Brillasol again this winter. The staff has become my family, the rooms are always clean, and the setting is beautiful. It is also nice to have their reliable driver pick me up at the airport, and to know that both the breakfast and dinner are delicious!

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Tranks for your comments. We work alway to give the best service to our guests. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We were supposed to stay at Brilla Sol on our last night in Costa Rica. Upon entering our room the smell of a cheap perfume permeated the place, our screen door was broken and would not shut all the way, there were dirty used towels in the dank bathroom and it was hot. I requested another room because of the... More 

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Realmente muy preocupante no tenemos evidencia de que el huésped estuvo en nuestro Hotel, pues nuestros críticos avanzados e intermedios... More 

Santiago de Puriscal, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

With an early morning departing flight out of SJO, I didnot want to get up 4hrs before my flight to get to the airport. Being a single traveler, I also didn't want to have to look for a place to eat. I was looking for a stress free stay. This little hotel provides it! I stayed the first time in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed two nights on our way in and one night on our way out. Beautiful grounds and very friendly staff. Great breakfast. Rooms are a little small but more than adequate for a place to stay near the airport.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

If traveling to Costa Rica for leisure you most probably will stay at San Jose area for one or two nights. Brilla Sol is close by the airport and offer free shuttle. The hotel area really doesn't offer anything, the "walk around"after checking in may be at the most a 3 blocks walk to a close by seafood restaurant (BTW... More 

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Gracias por sus comentarios. Queremos aclarar que el centro de la ciudad está cerca, donde pueden encontrar todo tipo de... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We searched the web for an local alternative to the larger name hotels. It is a short 10 minute ride in their van from the airport as most hotels are in the area. I really liked the setting and the comfortable rooms. The grounds are completely enclosed for security and the area is planted with a lot of attractive greenery.... More 

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Enfield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

If you are looking for a safe hotel close to the airport with decent rooms, friendly staff, good food and well-maintained grounds, Brilla Sol is a good choice. We also found it fun to enjoy the nearby neighborhood and shops in Alajuela.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Overnighted it here and it was perfect. The staff was so great, excellent shuttle service to and from airport, room was very comfortable all the amenities were great and the grounds (pool, restaurant, lounge area) were all great and the overall environment was very welcome, relaxing. a welcome little calm break. highly recommend!

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Medina, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We stayed here on our last night in Costa Rica. Our room was nice and convenient as it was on the first floor and we had our 2 small dogs with us. We ate dinner there and it was very good. Our granddaughter was going to use the pool but it started raining. The grounds are very nice. The breakfast(included)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

1.Overall Impression Positive experience. Nice grounds - beautiful garden setting, big rooms, big bathroom, very clean. Has everything: Reception area with comfortable chairs, books and magazines, snacks and cold drinks, ground coffee to take home, souvenirs. Benches strategically placed throughout the property. Excellent security - screens on windows and a screen door. Ceiling fans, small tv. Swimming pool and meeting... More 

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Address: El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Brilla Sol 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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