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Charleston
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is 5 km from the airport with a shuttle service. Clean and simple. The area is nothing special but it's a little oasis behind the wall. Accommodating staff who made change when my travel plans were changed. Small rooms and internet doesn't reach much beyond their reception area. But it's convenient if arriving late or leaving early from...

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enrique227, Manager at Hotel Brilla Sol, responded to this review

Hello thank you so much for your review, we are working hard to improve in many things, for your our convenience. We want to be a special and unique Hotel in Costa Rica, greetings.

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Reviewed 3 August 2016

The "hotel" is very hard to find and is surrounded in a near slum neighborhood. Even our professional driver had a hard time finding it, so imagine if driving yourself.... Don't plan on leaving once inside of the security gate ! The pictures as advertised are very deceiving. The rooms were well worn, very, very basic and in need of...

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florelo, Propietario at Hotel Brilla Sol, responded to this review
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Definitivamente no sabemos en que lugar estuvo, pues nada de lo que dice es cierto, nos caracterizamos por dar un...

baltimore
Reviewed 11 July 2016

The hotel was adequate. The rooms were simple; no AC just fans. The breakfast was good. The noise from the incoming jets was loud; 2-3 overnight. The property is quaint and beautiful;as others have reviewed the property is somewhat of an oasis in the residential neighborhood. This hotel is a good alternative to the hotel chains. We paid $67.00 so...

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enrique227, Manager at Hotel Brilla Sol, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your review, we are starting to install AC to our rooms, now we have 7 rooms with it, we hope to still improving in many things. We want to create a unique hotel for your first and final stay in Costa Rica. We hope see you again in Brillasol.

Kuwait
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The entire property was a beautiful experience. Everything one needs for the stay is located within the gated area. It is well kept with lovely grounds, some interesting animals, and even a waterfall that pours into the pool. Be aware that not all rooms have air-conditioning, but even that is not a problem. The serene atmosphere is a perfect way...

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enrique227, Manager at Hotel Brilla Sol, responded to this review

Hello, what a lovely comment, thank you so much for your review. He still improving our service in Brillasol. Now we have 7 rooms with AC and we hope that all the 15 rooms will have it on December. We want to create an Unique place in Alajuela, with gardens, animals, nature and peace like a mini Oasis. Hope to...

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

- clean and intact room and bathroom - comfortable beds - friendly staff - shuttle from the hotel to the airport and vice versa - simple but good breakfast buffet (pinto, fruit, cereal, bread, juice & coffee...) - peaceful, well-kept green area (even with some animals) - really close to Juan Santamaria Airport (-> can be noisy at night)

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florelo, Propietario at Hotel Brilla Sol, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your comments, where you feel our job and love to our guests and it motivates to become better and better every day. greetings from Brillasol Family and Costa Rica.

Reviewed 8 June 2016

We had flight delays, which effected our entire travel plans, so we had to stay in SJO for the night. We were renting a car from Alamo and the service rep suggested we stay at Brilla Sol. He said we could stay at a commercial hotel, such as Marriott or Holiday Inn, but this was great price, great people and...

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enrique227, General Manager at Hotel Brilla Sol, responded to this review
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Gracias siempre estaremos satisfechos de oir buenos comentarios pues hemos venido realizando un excelente trabajo para hacer a Brllasol el...

Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel looks great in photos, and is pretty cute when you arrive...that's basically where the charm ended for me. Many people seem to like this place for its free airport shuttle, location, and fair price. I wasn't in need of airport services, so here is an honest review without regards to that. There was no hot water or water...

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Que difícil es quedarle bien a una persona que desde que llega tenia problemas, nuestras habitaciones siempre huelen y son...

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Got in later at night. The guy waiting at the airport asked for a tip even though all he did was stand there and wait for us. While driving to the hotel seemed to be in a bad part of town. But once you pass the gates it's absolutely gorgeous inside the hotel area. In the morning the tour company...

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Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

Picked it because it was close to the airport and with a shuttle. They also had food, pool, and okay prices. The food was okay but we had to pay extra for the second shuttle (two different departure times) no wifi in the rooms and no a/c. So we had to leave the windows open meaning loud voices and music...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 12 April 2016

This Hotel was just the perfect place to stay when I came to Costa Rica with a friend. It is located very close to the airport and the staff is super kind. What I liked the most was the delicious Costa Rican breakfast and the swimming pool, where you could relax after a long flight. The most special thing for...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about Hotel Brilla Sol

Address: El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: $81 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Brilla Sol 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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