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“Very, very good place to stay near the airport” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Brillasol Airport
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
Bellingham, Washington, United States
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Very, very good place to stay near the airport”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

The only downside is that the hotel is a bit far from downtown Alajuela. You'll need to take a cab if you want to go into town. However, it is very close to the airport, and the shuttle is free.

There is a great seafood restaurant just a short walk away, as well as some small markets, and hamburger stands. Just take a right up the hill, and turn left at the intersection for seafood, turn right if you want tacos.

The staff are friendly and helpful. The breakfast includes eggs with pinto gallo and a great selection of fresh fruit. The pool is nice. Dinner selection at the restaurant is adaquate, but there is better food elsewhere.

The wifi worked great, and they even have hot water.

It is an excellent value.

Room Tip: I suspect any room is good. I liked being at the end of the building closer to the pool, but it'...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Morristown, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here one night before leaving Costa Rica. When we asked if we could eat dinner there, they told us the chef was too busy and had a large party to feed. We got our room, only to find the ceilings were covered in killed mosquitos and spiders. Large black ants were crawling all over the floor. There was no AC and the fan was so slow that it might as well have not been there. There was no WiFi in the rooms...just the lobby. The room smelled horrible. There were only a few positives: The bathroom was clean and the hotel DID provide transportation to the airport. The staff seemed friendly and the breakfast was okay. But I would definitely not stay here again. The website is very deceiving, and makes the rooms look much nicer than they really are.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manteno, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

The most beautiful place to start your vacation ..free shuttle from the airport.........they help you with the planning and transportation where ever you want to go next...and free shuttle back to the airport....and the best dining and ambiance and gift shop....MUST STAY THERE !! We do..they are like family...

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

I enjoyed this quaint little spot. The trees and nature were great.
The staff is really nice and humble. They give you free breakfast and there food is yummy.
I came here w my family and we enjoyed every bit.
They have a shop and nice eating area and a little office/computer place to handle your business.

Stayed November 2013
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california
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel a few times and everytime I leave I say to myself that i will come back. Its location is close to the SJO airport and their free shuttles make things so easy.

Guillermo one of the managers and his staff are very friendly and will attend to your every need.

Their restaurant is delicious and quick. The food really was better than expected each time. The rooms can be a little loud sometimes but that just depends on who else is in the hotel. Sometimes there are large groups and it can change the face of the place.

The hotel is also close to the airport so that means there is a pretty consistant rumble from jets taking off and landing.

Overall I think this is the best option if you need a place to stay after you arrive or before you leave. It is not the kind of place you would want to stay for several days as there is nothing nice in the area that I know of but is perfect for the quick stop. The price is right and the staff are very friendly.

The rooms are basic but have everything you need and have comfortable beds. The showers have HOT WATER!!! That was a nice change.

I will be back

Room Tip: The rooms seem to be all the same. It looked like they have cabinas but I have always been alone and...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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63 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

Stayed here one night before and one night after Costa Rica tour. Rooms are clean and TV has lots of channels. The restaurant is well priced (8$ mains) and the food is fresh and good. The hotel will take care of all transports you need also in minutes notice. The location is near airport and feels safe behind a gate.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Salt Lake City, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our cab driver recommended this place and we were very pleased. The place is very nice, close to the airport and has nice grounds. What we want to share is the great staff. Just as we arrived at the hotel from another part of the country, my wife fell quite ill with 'traveler's sickness'. The staff was so very helpful and caring in helping us get her to a clinic and offering food and drink if she needed it. Then, to top it off, the hotel's shuttle driver went way above and beyond by detouring to a couple of farmacias for us as we needed to find someone to administer an antibiotic shot that my wife needed before we went to the airport. We will always stay at this place when coming in and out of Costa Rica from now on.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel Brillasol Airport
Address: El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 29 Hotels in Alajuela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Brillasol Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Brilla Sol Hotel
Hotel Brillasol Airport Costa Rica/Alajuela

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