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Hotel Esplanada

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#2 of 20 Hotels in Dili
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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Esplanada is full of character. Best tip is to get used to the tropical, third-world pace - because nothing ever happens with urgency in Dili! Staff are friendly and hospitable. Rooms are adequate in the "Bureau by the beach" category rather than Marriot/Sheraton Resort category. So lower your expectations and have a great time. The swimming pool* was the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was great, especially the bar and restaurant staff. The upstairs, open restaurant was cool and pleasant. Manager/owner was very hospitable and attentive. It was interesting to watch the locals jogging past morning and night

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Medan, Indonesia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location, great to have a swimming pool to refresh at the start and end of the day. The staff are always very helpful and prompt to respond. I love the open air bar/restaurant area looking over the ocean. The staff so very helpful and friendly. The meals in the airy restaurant which overlooks the seafront are tasty

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1Thank benny729
Shanghai
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Located across from the beach on the west part of town, this is about a 25 minute walk to Timor Plaza and also allows for nice coastal walking right out the door. The second story bar/restaurant is open air, with sea breezes and a nice view (also good food and drinks although they were out of several items that I...

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Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 31 December 2016

This was my third stay at the Esplanada. As a volunteer at a medical facility, it is always a busy time while in Dili. This hotel provides an oasis to retreat to at the end of each day, with the peaceful surf breaking a few metres away in the front. The food is great at their restaurant, and I'd seriously...

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Thank Mahiban
Switzerland, Florida
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Centrally located, with own good cafe and restaurant. Really well-laid out and equipped rooms that have everything that you need, including tea/coffee making facilities, and no fancy hard to use electronic buttons on doors etc! Wonderful decoration and an excellent breakfast. Most of the staff were kind and helpful. One of them helped us change our room due to finding...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

The rooms were a good size with air conditioning and screens. Potable drinking water provided in the room was excellent. The hotel supplied a good breakfast and was located opposite the beach and near several embassies. Easy access to the airport and downtown. Staff were very helpful.

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Jackson, Mississippi
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

This was my favourite place to stay in Dili, despite being overpriced (the pool reminded me of those outside seedy motels in the US). Much like the city as a whole, Hotel Esplanade is expensive for tourists. Yet it retains far more in the way of local charm than the high end international hotels downtown. Some of the most spectacular...

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Thank ChrisThomas1991
Victoria
Reviewed 2 December 2016

A central place to stay in Dili with pleasant sea views from the upstairs restaurant. Clean, comfortable accommodation and friendly staff. Take $US dated post 2006 for it to be legal tender in denominations $1, 10, 20 & 100. $US5 have to have the pink 5 on them.

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Monterey, California, United States
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The hotel was very clean and comfortable. It is close but not too close to town and the staff provided lots of good advice and directions for things to do and see. Food is good and well priced. Totally going back!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Hotel Esplanada

Address: Avenida da Portugal, Dili, East Timor
Region: East Timor > Dili District > Dili
Price Range: RM504 - RM513 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Esplanada 3*
Number of rooms: 34
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“Mine, near the pool, was excellent”
 of 5 bubbles jangleng, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check the air conditioner to see if it works and isn't too noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles rhondag903, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the ground floor can get a bit noisy on a Friday night, but are otherwise fantastic”
 of 5 bubbles Mahiban, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Friendly people :)”
 of 5 bubbles dartelthomas, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“some rooms have very noisy air conditioners (eg 123). Better privacy on the first floor compared with the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles rosst490, 9 Dec 2016 | Read review
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