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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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Pennsylvania, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2009

I would definately recommend this hotel if you have a late flight into San Jose. We were picked up at the airport (right outside) by a gentleman with a big yellow Brilla Sol sign with my name on it; it was so easy to spot even in a large crowd of people. After a long day of traveling it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2009

I am very pleasantly surprised to share this amazing experience that my boyfriend and I had at the Hotel Brilla Sol in Costa Rica. We spent about 2 weeks in Puerto Viejo – on the way back we decided to spend one more night in San Jose. We arrived in San Jose and one of the locals recommended to go... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

This was my first trip to Costa Rica and that to with my family (wife and 2 daughters, 11 and 8). I wanted to stay in a hotel with Costarican cultural flavor. The room does not have an AC but the room was so big with 2 celling fans and 4 comfortable beds. The room is designed keeping in mind... More 

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wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2009

Hotel Brilla Sol is a wonderful choice when starting or ending your trip to Costa Rica if you fly to and from San Jose, my husband and I really loved this place! It is a family run place, very friendly, veryclean, nice breakfast which is included- with fresh fruits, scrambled eggs, rice and beans (gallo pinto), bread, juices , coffee,... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Brilla Sol provides clean, comfortable rooms, a nice garden area, and a delicious breakfast for a reasonable price. Its location near the airport makes it a convenient place for arrivals and departures, and the hotel driver is always there waiting for you. The best thing about the place, however, are the family/staff running the hotel. Their friendliness and eagerness to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2009

Arrived San Jose mid-afternoon after long flight. What a relief to be greeted at the airport and taken to this little bit of Costa Rican paradise. Although it's in a pleasent residential area, as you enter the walled gardens of Brilla Sol, filled to the brim with tropical flora, you suddenly know you've arrived in Costa Rica. The kids loved... More 

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North Yorkshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2009

After a long flight, what a delight to be picked up from the airport in the minibus and 10 minutes later to be welcomed by the lovely people at the Brilla Sol. It is not a faceless chain hotel with masses of rooms and no character. The Brilla Sol has good clean, basic en-suite rooms in a garden compound setting.... More 

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Boulder Creek, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2009

Highly recommended! Nice simple clean rooms (cheap too!), excellent access to the airport, VERY good food (we ate two dinners and two breakfast) everything was quite excellent. The staff was not overly engaging but they were nice to us...no complaints at all. As some others have noted you drive through a very rough neighborhood and we did not feel like... More 

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los angeles, ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2008

I have stayed at this hotel twice already this year. My next trip to Costa Rica is in a few weeks and I booked this hotel. The rooms are very clean and decent. I never had a negative experience. The location is very close to the International Airport and you will hear the airplanes. If you want American style commodity,... More 

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Littleton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2008

First of all, our taxi driver started laughing when he pulled up to the massive security garage door to this place. Then when the second taxi driver that took us home from dinner laughed at the place as well, we knew we were in trouble. Neither one of them had ever heard of it or knew where it was. I... More 

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Address: El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
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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Hotel Brilla Sol Costa Rica/Alajuela

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