Hotel Brillasol Airport

Hotel Brillasol Airport

400 Metros sur de Hogares Crea El Roble de Alajuela, Alajuela 17274050 Costa Rica
A great place to unwind after a long flight
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#14 of 33 hotels in Alajuela
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Hotel Brilla Sol Airport is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Alajuela, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Close to some of Alajuela's most popular landmarks, such as monument of Tomas Guardia (3.8 km) and Teatro Municipal (4.0 km), Hotel Brilla Sol Airport is a great destination for tourists.

Hotel Brilla Sol Airport is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, baggage storage, and a gift shop. Plus, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast, which have made this a popular choice among travellers visiting Alajuela. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Kotoy and Matsuri ( Alajuela ), which are some Asian restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Juan Santamaria Historical Cultural Museum, which is a popular history museum amongst tourists.

Enjoy your stay in Alajuela!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free airport transportation
Full body massage
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Wine / champagne
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Massage
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Telephone
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Spanish
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ColoradoHikinggirl wrote a review Feb 2022
Colorado
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed 2 nights, it was a bit loud being next to the airport. But the breakfast and dinner were pretty decent and the service was excellent. We wished they had an in-room safe though - that's the only negative. We liked that they had solar showers too for the environment. We were grateful to the hotel clerk for recommending using Uber instead of taxis because Uber was cheaper.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Mikk0N wrote a review Oct 2020
Finland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Brilla Sol is located in the very vicinity of the San José airport. The Maps.me navigator app was not able to find the rather complicated way thereto, whereas Waze made it. The beautiful courtyard behind a huge gate is surrounded by high walls isolating the hotel from the less developed neighbourhood, like an oasis in the desert.

Although wearing ear plugs, the air traffic woke us up a few times during the first night. According to the map the planes pass the hotel at a distance of 300 m. Anyway, we liked the room, staff, garden and the pool so much that we returned there at the end of the vacation and were not disappointed. For some reason, this time the air traffic did not disturb sleeping. Perhaps the bypassing planes were landing, not taking off.

The breakfast and the room were good.

As a bonus they offer a free transport to the airport.

We travelled before the COVID-19 pandemia.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Cindy I wrote a review Mar 2023
Grand Marais, Minnesota
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is wonderful and very helpful! Robert speaks english if you don't speak Spanish. We got in just before the kitchen closed at 9p.m. and were served a light meal. The beds were comfortable, the shower large, clean and we had hot water both in the evening and morning. It's very pretty and peaceful with different areas to find solitude. Yes, the airplanes fly over until about 11 p.m. and start again about 9 a.m., but we were not too bothered and it certainly didn't keep us awake.
The free shuttle is only going TO the airport. The official cab service (orange) charged about $10 to go the 10 miles and they were very accomodating.
We made reservations to stay there on our return trip, in about 2 weeks. My husband and I have traveled the world and would recommend this hotel. The free breakfast was excellent and had something for everyone. Good family spot, too.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: all good as we were on the first floor.
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Emily Badham wrote a review Mar 2023
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1.0 of 5 bubbles
There isn't too much nice to say about this place following our stay, unfortunately. We booked through booking.com and were to pay at the property, we'd messaged the property to ask which currency they would prefer us to pay in to which they responded Colones in Cash. This was our last night in Costa Rica so we took out just enough for the night and a little more for a meal and a drink.
When we tried to pay, we were scorned and told that an additional 10% would be charged as an exchange to USD, on top of the 10% in VAT, the 14% service charge and they exchange we'd already paid by taking money out at the ATM. We did maths and came to the agreement that we would not be paying this additional charge because that's not what was quoted. The restaurant at the property was more dear than we had expected too, therefore we were going to pay for our meal with a bank card, we were trying to pay when the guy who checked us in yelled at us that we didn't pay the extra 10% and how dare we then pay with card (he even told us his disgust in us ordering food AND a drink. Rude). He stormed out of the room leaving us stood in disbelief that this was being addressed again after already being politely resolved. Another guest wanted to pay at this time too, so a colleague from the kitchen came to politely take his payment and then addressed us as though we were nothing more than an inconvenience. She argued with us for 20 minutes that we would need to pay extra for our dinner because we didn't pay the additional 10% in exchange when we paid for our room. We wish we didn't stay here and stayed somewhere else for our last night in Costa Rica. This caused so much distress and left such a bitter taste in our mouths. The following day, we had an additional 2 knocks on our bedroom door. I was so happy when our shuttle to the airport arrived, leaving this place behind.

The shuttle to the airport was lovely and we were very happy with the service for this part of the experience.
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Date of stay: March 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just don't bother
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leigh wrote a review Apr 2022
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I thought people were being overly critical of this place when I booked, but honestly now that I've stayed there it does feel deceptive. It does not look like the pictures on the website. It's good for if you need to be in close proximity to the airport. But the vibes are weird. The gift shop is covered in dusty items. They give you the TV and AC remote at check in and make you bring it to the front desk at check out, presumably to catch you with a fee. I was reading they charge a fee for late arrival too, probably because of that gate. I wasn't expecting the neighborhood to be great, so that was as expected. The food at the restaurant was pretty bad, especially compared to some of the amazing home cooked food you can get at the soda stands around the rest of the country. I'm pretty sure the vegetables were just frozen out of the bag. Honestly, the best part of the hotel was the cat, who was friendly but independent, and would give you attention if you want it, but would otherwise mind her own business hunting mice and lizards. I gave her some fresh water. So I would recommend this place if you need close proximity to the airport and you want a cat friend, but otherwise I bet you can do better. Red flag that they recommend Denny's as a local popular diner, hahaha. Yeah. Weird vibes. Irony, we are going to Denny's because their food was so bad.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the terrible food at the hotel restaurant.
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rblitz wrote a review Jan 2024
Atlanta, Georgia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Upon arriving your in a questionable neighborhood. Upon arrival your at a large iron gate, which is needed for the area your in. They buzz you in. Check in was a breeze. They have a nice court yard, swimming pool with a waterfall. Very nice areas to relax in, and an activity room with a pool table. They also serve breakfast which consists of mainly fresh fruit, eggs, rice with beans and coffee, no meats. Did not have dinner there. The rooms are very old. No room darkening shades, just some old curtains. Beds were ok, but very old furniture. Paint was peeling off the walls in my room, and the bathroom has dirty chalking, and an old shower. All rooms use a regular key, with a chain lock. AC worked fine. If you like a dark room at night like I do forget it. The curtains offer no light blocking. Would I stay here again, only in a pinch. I’ll try Hampton Inn, or Holiday Express on my next visit.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Best to stay in the compound after dark. Every home in San Jose area has some type of large iron...
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Danny C wrote a review Jul 2023
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I booked my trip on Priceline, which requires you enter your kids ages. We decided to go with 2 beds instead of 3, as it was a single night. We booked this place based on price, but upon arrival, they attempted the bait and switch, stating I would have to pay an additional $35 for my kids, for the same room. The price was $54, so this is nearly a 100% markup. I asked to cancel, as plenty of similar places are nearby for cheaper, and I confirmed for 4 persons. Though they had plenty of rooms, they denied my cancelation. One of the two staff at the front were quiet nice.
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Date of stay: July 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Theresa P wrote a review Jan 2020
Victoria, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This little hotel near the San Jose airport was a gem. Spotless rooms, lovely gardens, nice pool and super staff. The best place to stay when you need to be near the airport. The grounds are very secure and though the planes overhead can be loud, they didn't seem to fly at night so we weren't bothered by them. A real surprise as the cost is low and so were my expectations.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Leslie L wrote a review Mar 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived very late after a long flight. There was a gate that you had to buzz through in order to access the hotel grounds. This immediately made us feel safe and much less concerned about the car/our belongings. The hotel was clean and beds were comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and all of the hotel staff were incredibly friendly and kind. The hotel grounds were immaculate and provided several areas to lounge/hang out.
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Date of stay: March 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Paul and Sharon wrote a review Dec 2021
Toronto
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here a few nights post and pre flights. This is a very nice location with a pool, wifi and breakfast. The rooms are cleans, smell fresh and are comfortable. The staff is friendly and helpful. We would stay here again when near the airport in San Jose.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from Mary R
Seattle, Washington54 contributions63 helpful votes
My rooms have all been comfortable, if a bit spartan. Not much around the hotel except a busy street and a few stores. The hotel is enclosed by a gate and quiet, especially after the air traffic stops. Mostly a good place to spend the night - it's close to San Jose Airport, their dinners are decent and there is a pool - and take off to wherever you are going in the morning.
101Wanderlust909 asked a question Mar 2019
Toronto, Canada2 contributions10 helpful votes
What time is the restaurant open until?
Answer from peter d
20 contributions7 helpful votes
I believe till 9pm
Answer from peter d
20 contributions7 helpful votes
Yes the hotel has their own shuttle so just let them know what time to pick you up and which flight you are on and they will be there
Answer from enrique227
Puntarenas, Costa Rica12 contributions4 helpful votes
Hello Sharla yes we have free shuttle service. From 4 am until 10 pm. We only need you fly information when you do you reservation, greetings
rblitz wrote a tip Jan 2024
Atlanta, Georgia9 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best to stay in the compound after dark. Every home in San Jose area has some type of large iron enclosure.. I"
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Teresa T wrote a tip Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure your room has a working airconditioner and doesn't have mold. (rooms 7 and 5 respectively)"
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Emily Badham wrote a tip Mar 2023
Bracknell, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just don't bother"
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Cindy I wrote a tip Mar 2023
Grand Marais, Minnesota42 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all good as we were on the first floor."
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leigh wrote a tip Apr 2022
6 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the terrible food at the hotel restaurant."
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PRICE RANGE
C$98 - C$138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
brilla sol hotel
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Brillasol Airport
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Nearby attractions include Rescate Wildlife Rescue Center (5.0 km), Rescue Center Costa Rica (5.0 km), and Azteca Tours (6.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ragu, Taj Mahal - An Ethnic Indian Restaurant, and Spaghetti Factory, City Mall, Alajuela.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Brillasol Airport have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Brillasol Airport offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Hotel Brillasol Airport have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Brillasol Airport offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Brillasol Airport?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Brillasol Airport?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Hotel Brillasol Airport accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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