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2.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed Apr 9, 2022via mobile
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.
Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Avoid the terrible food at the hotel restaurant.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed February 22, 2022

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.

Date of stay: February 2022
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Reviewed December 22, 2021

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.

Date of stay: December 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2020

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.

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed March 22, 2020

Very clean rooms, nice reasonable restaurant and service excellent and a very relaxing lounge area/s.
*I would note it can be a bit nosy with airplanes taking off overhead (right in flight path)and probably why price is cheapest than most and swimming pool should be kept cleaner.

Date of stay: March 2020
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Reviewed January 7, 2020

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.

Date of stay: January 2020
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