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san francisco, United States
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

Basic room which is reasonably priced. No air conditioning which can be pretty hot. noise level takes some getting used to besides the occasional airplanes which are expected, the motorcycles from the streets as well as the dog fights can keep you awake. Restaurant merits 4 stars and the service was good.

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Reviewed 30 March 2016

Since Monteverde is a few hours from San Jose, we decided to come into town to stay the night before flying out. After a recommendation from a friend to stay in Alajuela and then reviewing Trip Advisor, I settled on Hotel Brilla Sol. I wanted somewhere close to the airport with free wifi, breakfast, and a shuttle to the airport... More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We didn't get to the hotel until about 1:30am and they woke up to check us in. We were shown our room. There is no A/C but the weather was ok so it wasn't needed, we just used the fan and opened the window. Room was so-so but was the right price and included breakfast which was decent. Was typical... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

The hotel is clean and near the airport. Nothing fancy and the rooms are very basic but comfortable enough. No A/C. The food at the restaurant is decent but nothing to rave about. Breakfast was late which was a bummer for sure. They have 2 vans and drivers and it us a 10 min drive to the airport and that... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

After reading multiple reviews this hotel sounded like a great place to spend a night close to the airport. I absolutely did not have the same experience as the reviews I read. This was the worst place I have ever stayed, and I have stay in some rough places. The hotel was dirty and my room was infested with bugs... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Just moments from SJO Airport, this hotel provides reliable shuttle service to and from Airport free of charge. The rooms are basic but comfortable and clean. they have a really nice open-air restaurant and patio and a clean swimming pool. It works perfectly for a stay before or after your flight at SJO. The price is right and the staff... More 

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Coquitlam, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

I recently stayed at the hotel on 3 different occasions and found it to be very comfortable for the price. The staff were easy going and quite helpful, especially Wilfredo and Yenny. On one occasion they were fully booked and we were offered a basic room for the night which worked out well. The hotel airport shuttle is a bonus.... More 

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Hood River, Oregon
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

We spent one night here in November after a LONG flight from US. We wanted a place that was close and easy to get to from the airport but would also have the feel that we had arrived in Costa Rica and not another US chain hotel. This met all of our requirements and more. After one phone call a... More 

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Estero, Florida
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25 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2016

When we first checked in we were charged an extra $10 because the expedia mobile app booked me in for one person instead of two. I did not like the fact that the hotel only wanted to accept cash for the room and preferred not to take credit. We insisted on credit. We did not fuss and stayed the night... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2016

We booked this hotel for only one night given its close proximity to the Airport and the free shuttle service. We only stayed one night as we were travelling into the Arenal Volcano area the next morning. We arrived around 9:30 at night when it was dark, so we weren't sure what we were getting into. I must mention that... More 

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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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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about Hotel Brilla Sol

Address: El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Alajuela > Alajuela
Price Range: €53 - €87 (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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“Rooms furthest away from the street MAY be a bit better.”
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