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Discovery Inn

#1 of 19 Hotels in Dili
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Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the advantage of staying in two rooms, namely because the first room I was in had some plumbing issues. I arrived early, but the staff ran around to ensure I could book in. However, I was shown to a room which was not allocated to me. The room was large and clean but had no window which made... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 3 nights with a group of friends. Staff were wonderful. Rooms clean and good, a little small but well appointed with excellent hot water. Loved the little extra such as turndown service and chocolates and two free happy hour drinks. Location good for walking around town if you want to stay central. Enjoyed breakfast. No complaints, I would... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a lovely place! I stayed at the Discovery Inn while on a business trip in June. The staff were so friendly, the rooms nice and spacious, and the food delicious. I ate at the hotel nearly every night and enjoyed everything from the poached coconut fish to the lentil soup. The hotel also drove me to/from work every day... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Discovery Inn on business for a week in June. I absolutely loved Discovery Inn. Incredibly friendly, helpful and courteous staff, lovely individually prepared breakfasts, fruit basket on arrival and even the occasional free drink and canapés at the bar! Plus the Wifi is speedy, unlimited and free. I honestly can't praise this place enough. I found Hotel... More 

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Accommodation was comfortable and nice. The staff were all very friendly and happy to assist with anything needed. If you want to stay in Dili just out of town then I can recommend this hotel. When you book be sure to ask for an airport pick up as they will collect you from the airport and you can organize a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friendly welcoming willing staff. Rooms well serviced and well kept, an oasis coutrtyard garden to come back to refresh in, or relax on the rooftop bar. Thoroughly enjoyed staying here.Breakfast and Free Wifi included .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Small hotel with very small rooms, many without a window to the outside, but adequate. The selling point is the restaurant and food, especially Indian. . An Indian chef who knows his stuff. Cheap it isn't, but worth it now and again. Far removed from your average curry house here and in Indonesia. But.. with only 2 exceptions, the staff... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

happy friendly airport pick up incl cool towel and drink. fast efficient check in and taken to an excellent corner room upstairs next to an external balcony. large clean room with a window you can open and very good amenities. complimentary full buffet breakfast and excellent restaurant menu for meals. free happy hour drinks and snacks. meals also served in... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Staff always friendly and rooms spacious and comfortable. I travel every couple of months to Dili and apart from friendly staff there is a spirit of can do and nothing being too much trouble. it is a bit more expensive than competitors nearby but very secure with guard on the door and very honest staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Staff were very welcoming and the manager spoke English well and was extremely obliging. Lots of little extras included. A nice western style hotel with good wifi, hot water, tv (including Australian Chanel) the room was very spacious. Restaurant there was also fantastic.

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