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Estrada Areia Branca Meti-Aut | 4 kms from Dili centre, Dili, East Timor
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Hotel California Dili
Ranked #4 of 14 Dili B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

Booked over the net and pick up fom airport was good. Room musty and dark with no outside window, bathroom very average and hot water intermittant. Resturant only just OK and a bit pricey, stayed three days then found a MUCH better place further up the beach towards the statue.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Remember this is a developing 3rd world country so don't have high expectations. Most of what other reviewers have said is true (no one has mentioned the free condom dispensor!) but put it in that context and its just great - we loved it and would return. The staff were friendly and obliging, the local restaraunts (4 within 5 mins... More

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Jane5432
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This hotel could do with a few improvements! It's only $80 US per night but breakfast is extremely basic. There is only apple juice, tea and really bad coffee! There is bread, rolls and jam. Some noodles are also available and some type of egg omelette which was dry. The rooms are small and basic but do have air conditioners,... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Dili, the capital of East Timor (Timor-Leste) is a small town. From the airport to this gem is roughly 8KM. A taxi ride costs USD5 but usually a pick-up is arranged. Great hotel with only two floors. Hot water available in showers. Don't let the country's infrastructure fool you...wifi and cable also available. Simple breakfast in the morning. Laundry services... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This being East Timor, resources and tourists are both scarce, so don't expect bang for your bucks. After recognizing that, Hotel California is quite agreeable, with ample sized and equipped rooms, sea view restaurant and driver ready to send you to and from its faraway location. However, the staff didn't seem to have good local knowledge like on Atauro ferry,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Comes with free Wifi, breakfast and laundry! The sunsets from the lounge upstairs is a view to die for. It is a relaxed, family oriented sort of place. Within walking distance from a few great eateries on the beach front.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

We stayed here after climbing the mountain and needed a bit of comfort! The best part of the hotel is the fact it is right across from the beach, so you can hear the sea. There isn't really a beach to sit on there - you would need to drive about 5 minutes to get to a decent one. We... More

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Casablanca, Morocco
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3 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Very nice hotel, with confortable and clean rooms, large beds, well decorated, just a bit expensive. Very nice and friendly service. There´s no windows that can be open, so you have to be with the aircon whole time... By request I got a wireless in my room. Free and nice laundry! Breakfast a bit poor. There´s no many options in... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Arriving in Dili is an assault on the senses for a Westerner. The heat and traffic, new smells and sights and dust everywhere. But the Hotel California is a green leafy oasis opposite the Beach and only 15 minutes by car from town. Rudolpho and his team of staff are so friendly and welcoming and nothing is too much trouble.... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Checked in suite 13 for 3 nights. Room were clean, spacious, superb looking and safe. Security was tight though. Room came with 4 bottles of mineral water, a fruit basket, a box of tea, coffee, etc. Section seperated into balcony, bedroom and toilet. View from lounge was beautiful. Breakfast is homemade style. Staff was polite and helpful.

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Address: Estrada Areia Branca Meti-Aut | 4 kms from Dili centre, Dili, East Timor
Location: East Timor > Dili District > Dili

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