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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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Bangkok, Thailand
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It starts with the free of charge airport pick-up; the driver was waiting for me, smiling and giving some indications to the naive visitor I was about the city of Dili. Then, the building has no character, but the rooms are great. I had to move from the room I had for the first night, as the hot water was... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear paris-eric, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Discovery Inn. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay and that your initial expectations were exceeded. We have passed on your feedback to the team and they are so pleased that they were able to contribute to your positive experience We hope to see you again at... More 

London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first saw the basic reception area of this hotel, I was not expecting great things but was really very impressed by the end of my stay. What really stands out are the management and staff, who are friendly, accommodating and go out of their way to address your requests. Rooms are clean, comfortable and well furnished. Rooms on... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear Awr100, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, particularly the location and cleanliness of our rooms. We very much appreciate your recognition of our hotel and for the kind words you expressed to our staff during your stay. We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your... More 

Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stayed for several nights in October 2014. Was a walk in the first night and they were very accommodating. The staff is fantastic, the breakfast spread is reasonable, with hot and cold options and some things made to order. Our room was a bit small, but otherwise no complaints.

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear FrivolousFlyer, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Discovery Inn. We very much appreciate your recognition of our hotel, for the kind words you expressed to our staff and we are very glad to read that you enjoyed our food selection during your stay. We sincerely hope to see you again the next... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I stayed at Discovery Inn four times during 2014 for a total of about 7 weeks. Ryan and the staff made my stays pleasurable, remembering me by name each time and looking after my needs. They even do small things, like organise for my trousers to be fixed at a tailor. The service is what most makes this hotel an... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear RobWinmar, Thank you for your detailed review and your ongoing patronage. We absolutely love welcoming back familiar faces and are thrilled that you continue to stay with us. We are so happy that we are able to cater to all your needs and make your stay in Dili as comfortable as possible. We thank you again for your positive... More 

Bandungan, Indonesia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
57 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Excellent, mid- size boutique hotel in quite yet central location. Very friendly, welcoming and efficient staff at the reception. Comfortable clean and well designed room with fridge/tv/ac. Pleasant terrace and bar. Great restaurant serving varieties of dishes Indian, Indonesian and Western ( I loved curries and fish). Good and free of charge wi-fi. Pleasant ambiance.

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear cezaryfree, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, particularly the service, location and cleanliness of our rooms. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed the South-Asian cuisine on offer at Diya Restaurant and we truly appreciate your recognition of our hotel and for the kind words you... More 

Edinburgh
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My first trip to Timor-Leste (on business from Darwin, NT) and the team at the Discovery Inn made the trip a great experience. No detail overlooked: happy, friendly staff, generous with their time and assistance from minor matters such as my running out of business cards and the use of staples and sellotape for running repairs to files and folders... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Manager at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear Charlie F, Thank you for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review about your recent experience at Discovery Inn. It is our pleasure to have assisted you and to have fulfilled your expectations. We very much appreciate your recognition of our hotel and for the kind words you expressed to our staff during your stay. We are... More 

Darwin
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We recently visited Dili for the first time and were not sure what to expect from our hotel or the trip. We booked Discovery Inn after reading reviews of the many different hotels. This hotel, all of its staff, the restaurant and service were above any expectations we may have had. I requested they collect us from the airport as... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear SarContracting, Thank you very much for taking time to share your feedback and for choosing Discovery Inn as your home in Dili. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Receiving feedback such as yours inspires us to continuously strive to maintain the highest standard of service that our guests deserve. We appreciate you giving such a... More 

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Discovery Inn for three nights. In fact, my first compliment relates to this. We used the Discovery Inn as a base camp as we moved around Timor-Leste. We stayed the night we arrived, went to Atauro Island for three nights, another night at Discovery, went to Hato Builico/Ramelau for one night, and then... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear ColoradoNeil, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased to read that you have enjoyed your time with us, particularly the meals and service on offer. On behalf of our staff, we hope your visit to Dili was memorable and are so pleased to have met your expectations. We... More 

Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is my second visit to East Timor and for both times, I stayed at Discovery Inn. There are other big hotels now in Dili, but our team decided to stick to this hotel. Like other hotels, the place is clean, with good wifi, and basic amenities that one would need. What makes the hotel different and special is their... More 

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear Tere Q, Thank you kindly for both your review of Discovery Inn and also your patronage. We are always so happy to see familiar faces return and consider our guests as part of the Discovery Inn family. Thank you also for your kind words regarding the service you have experienced. We are very proud to have provide service-with-a-smile and... More 

Singapore
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights, very hospitable staff with neat and clean rooms and amazing food from the restaurant. The amazing service starts right from the airport pick up! Highly recommended for anyone travelling to Dili

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ZeenatAwan, Guest Relations Coordinator at Discovery Inn, responded to this review

Dear kapur2014, Thank you for reviewing your recent business stay with us at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased that you were happy with all aspects of your stay and we certainly hope that you will stay with us again the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Zeenat Awan More 

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