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Discovery Inn

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Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor
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Discovery Inn
Ranked #1 of 20 hotels in Dili
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed for 10 days at the Discovery hotel. It is a close walk 3 minutes to the sea front park and access to eating restaurants if you don't need to eat at the hotel for a change. The staff are very friendly and very fast efficient service. The happy hours on the deck are great. Rooms are serviced daily... More

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

Dear Ellen B, Thank you kindly for reviewing your business stay at Discovery Inn earlier this month and for commenting on all aspects of your stay. We are so pleased that you had a comfortable and enjoyable trip. We sincerely hope to welcome you back at Discovery Inn the next time you are in Dili. All the best, Zeenat Awan More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for around 2 weeks. It's pretty long, so i decorated our room a little bit. the hotel is only 3 minutes walking to the beach park, 1 min to the grocery store, next to the grocery store is xanana reading room, and around 10 mins to government palace. When were here, the government was... More

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

Dear Julia R, Thank you kindly for taking the time to review your 2 week stay with us at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased you were comfortable during your stay and that we were able to facilitate giving you that feeling of your Timorese 'home away from home'. We sincerely hope that you will come and stay at Discovery... More

Jakarta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at Discovery Inn from 25th June - 27th July 2014, and had a wonderful visit. The hotel staff were incredibly friendly, helpful and accommodating of my needs. Laundry service was the fastest I have ever experienced at a hotel (dropped off morning, back by afternoon - clean, pressed), the evening turn-down service included yummy peanut-flavoured chocolates, the free... More

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

Dear claireimogen, Thank you for your recent review on Trip Advisor and for taking the time to write such a favourable and detailed account of your experience with us. We truly appreciate all feedback and I have passed on your comments to staff in the appropriate departments. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you and your husband back to Discovery... More

Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This hotel is one of the better options available in Dili. The staff is very friendly and very accommodating to all you needs. The restaurant has fantastic food and the happy hours and breakfast on the deck are very nice way to start and end the day. Will definitely opt for this place for future travels.

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

Dear libhatti, Thank you kindly for reviewing your recent stay with us at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased to read that all your needs were met and you were comfortable during your stay. Thank you also for your room tip. We sincerely hope that we have a room suitable to all guests needs and are happy that we could... More

Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

It was my first time to Dili and i'm glad that i chose Discovery Inn. Im not sure about other accommodations in Dili but this 3 star hotel is definitely one of the best. the staff there were helpful and polite. they even prepared refreshing drinks when you first arrived the hotel. how caring is that? i'm very happy with... More

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

Dear julia0512, Thank you kindly for reviewing your stay with us last month at Discovery Inn. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip, in particular the welcome drink on offer. Thank you also for your suggestions regarding breakfast and Happy Hour. We will most certainly take these into consideration. We look forward to welcoming you back to Discovery Inn... More

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Discovery inn is a well run hotel with great staff. Cost is at the high end for Dili but as ever you pay for what you get. I travelled with my elderly but travelholic father, as tourists, for 6 nights in Timor leste. Not many other people do this, and tourism is not well catered for in the country as... More

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

Dear Neil H, Thank you for reviewing your stay with Discovery Inn. We were so pleased to see that you came to Dili for tourism - as this country has a lot to offer - and additionally pleased that you chose to stay with us. We are humbled by your very kind words regarding Diya Restaurant and our wine list... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I traveled to East Timore more than five time since 2007, my first priority hotel which I select is Discovery Inn. I am very happy to stay here, it is very clean,peaceful and staffs are very friendly especially the GM, Ryan. He takes very good care of all customers. Right now, I am staying at the Discovery Inn for a... More

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

Dear Suchada F, Thank you for your review of your stay at Discovery Inn. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and are always pleased to see familiar faces return. Thank you also for your kind words regarding our InnKeeper, Ryan and his team of dedicated staff. We hope that you will continue to use Discovery Inn as your Dili home-away-from-home and... More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I had to visit Timor Leste for business purpose and found my hotel stay at Discovery Inn satisfactory! The staffs are very friendly and approachable. Rooms were reasonably sized but clean and well kept. Location of hotel is good as it's within walking distance to the Licidere park and beach area. Diya restaurant serves delicious food and i love their... More

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

Dear JoceSam, Thank you for reviewing your business stay with Discovery Inn in May 2014. We are so pleased you were comfortable in your time with us and that you enjoyed both your restaurant and hotel experiences. The chocolate fondant at Diya is one of Dili's best kept secrets and we hope that you are able to come back again... More

Flagstaff, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I spent 11 nights at the Discovery Inn in Dili and highly recommend the hotel. Very helpful, conscientious, and professional staff. Nice breakfast buffet on an outdoor covered terrace. My favorite parts of breakfast were the fresh fruit, fruit compote made with star anise, omelet station, and local coffee. The late afternoon happy hour, with two free beverages and some... More

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

Dear FLSinAZ, Thank you for reviewing your time with us at Discovery Inn in May 2014. We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to inform us of your experiences and are so pleased to read that you enjoyed all facets of your stay. Thank you also for your room tip. At Discovery Inn, we endeavour to make our guests as... More

Singapore, Singapore
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Discovery Inn is squeezed between two lots and it will never enjoy the facilities that a large hotel in a big lot might have, but I found that was more than made up for by the friendliness and professionalism of the staff, who took the trouble to make sure that my stay was comfortable and enjoyable. The food is... More

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

Dear George G, Thank you kindly for your very positive review of our hotel. Whilst we are proud of many of the services and features that we offer, we are most proud of our staff and their attitude to customer service. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and sincerely hope that you will stay with... More

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Address: Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Dili, East Timor
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Location: East Timor > Dili District > Dili
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