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Beach Side Hotel

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Rua Area Branca Meti - Aut, Dili, East Timor
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed again and the staff, room, helpful service was top class again. They had to organise around road closures for religious ceremonies several times and it was very smooth and easy. Now my favourite Dili place to stay

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Cairns, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There is a lot to say about the Beachside Hotel. Our Dili and East Timor experience was incredible thanks to Bruce and Kathy who own and manage this quaint piece of paradise. Not too far from Dili centre, the distance makes for a nice leisurely stroll in the cool of the morning or a bar crawl in the afternoon. Taxis... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

Stayed at the Beachside Hotel in April for work. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the hotel staff very nice and helpful. The owners, Bruce and Kathy, were also very kind and gave good advice on local places to eat and visit. It was great to enjoy a few beers and some nice food on the beach opposite the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The Beach Side Hotel was a very pleasant surprise: a great location, lovely Timorese staff, and a spacious, clean room with all facilities. The hotel is owned and run by Bruce and Kathy who are extremely friendly and helpful. The hotel has a lovely shady area on the beach under trees, looking out over Areia Branca, where breakfast and other... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We stayed at Beach Side for 4 nights, and found the service, hospitality and staff very good. It is one of the few hotels that is opposite a swimming beach and provides chairs and tables for use. The breakfast was excellent and was part of the room price (A$85 pn). Airport pick ups are offered and laundry is also included.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I would recommend this hotel to anyone, the hotel is clean the staff are friendly with great knowledge/advice on the area and the food is amazing. The rooms are air conditioned and the beds are comfortable. To top it off the hotel is opposite a really nice tidy beach, I would be going back to stay at Beachside next time... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Kathy and Bruce, Australian expats, run this great hotel around the bay from Dili - totally relaxed, watch the gorgeous sunsets, and eat on the beach. Or chew the fat with Bruce and Kathy in the sitting area in front of their hotel. Ask Bruce about his latest haircut. Press Kathy for a recipe. Never miss a Wednesday evening meal,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stayed 4 nights here - what a pleasant contrast to our other hotel in Dili. Clean, new, modern with great meals. Friendly and helpful atmosphere. Bruce and Kathy were excellent - helpful, lots of local knowledge and friendly. The hotel overlooks the beach and you can have your drinks and meals served on the beach under the shade of the... More 

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Tampere, Finland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed in 3 hotels/hostels in Dili. This was the only without cockroaches. The owners were awesome Australian couple and the food they made was absolutely delicious. I would recommend this to really anyone travelling to East Timor. The prices were affordable even to backpackers like myself.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The rooms were clean but ordinary, but the beach access, the owners and the food made this place a 5!! We moved from one hotel to stay here as we drove by on our visit to Christo monument and saw how beautiful the beach setting was. We spend a second night (our last night) for one final beautiful sunset and... More 

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