Stayed here for about 10 nights in total in between heading out to visit other places in East Timor.
Given that most places in Dili aren't cheap - I thought this place was excellent value - $60 per night for 2 when staying there with my partner, $40 per night when on my own.
Very clean accommodation, air con worked very well and having the deep swimming pool out the back was very welcome.
All of the staff were courteous, and there was always plenty of Mozzie spray available.
Having the Castaway bar and restaurant as part of the establishment meant that good food was always on hand , and never got any stomach problems from the food there.
The foreign owner supports a lot of Timorese staff there (who in turn then support their extended families) and has a great attitude to trying to help the people of this country recover from the nightmares of the Indonesian occupation,
The diving arrangements were very flexible too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dive Timor Guest House & Studio Apartments was developed in 2009 for the sole purpose of providing modern, clean and affordable tourist accommodation within the capital Dili, Timor Leste.Created and managed by Australian expats the centre was designed to be a base for tourist to explore this amazing country. Making use of existing Timorese foundations the accommodation is tastefully decorated and furnishes with 90% Timorese sourced material.Located on the same premises as East Timor's premier PADI 5 star dive centre Dive Timor Lorosae and East Timor's busiest bar and restaurant Castaway's why not make your visit to Timor Leste a comfortable and affordable one!The site boasts one of Timor's deepest pools at 2.5m (specially designed for scuba dive training) and has free 24hr internet access and security.The Dive Timor Guest House is located on the beach front on Embassy Road and most taxis know its location as the Castway Bar! Otherwise we offer return airport transfers. ... more less