The glittering reviews this hotel has received are obviously from chain smokers with a liking for grim towels, amateurish service and probably fancy the attractive Aussie manager who is often seen with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other. The pool wasn't working all week and I received a 20 per cent discount from accommodation. At least, I think I did. The receipt I received from the rather surly woman at reception merely said 'accommodation and meals' and a figure. I had to schlepping my bags outside and find a taxi myself. At least there was fresh air there whereas the wonderful balcony bar and restaurant would be a continuous fug if it weren't open to the elements. Timorese men smoke heavily and were joined by the development set, mostly young and cocky, who smoked as if there was no tomorrow.when eating, I had to move constantly because of the smoking - something the Europeans and Aussies who were the main culprits would not be allowed to do in their own countries. Bringing cancer and diabetes is not the way to develop Timor Leste. The staff were nice but need training. All this for $100 a night. They need to do better!
- Also Known As:
- Esplanada Hotel Dili