I stayed in a double 'delux' room, which is a slightly larger room that includes a pleather love seat. The room also comes with a simple desk, wardrobe, tv and mini fridge. But it is all very basic and the sheets and towels - particularly the towels - seem very worn, if not downright dirty. The room does have many windows, however, since they are right on the parking lot, you pretty much need to keep them closed if you want any privacy, which makes the room quite dark and a little depressing. Service is poor - for instance, I had a clogged toilet which I asked to be fixed, and I came back at midnight to find a bathroom floor completely covered in dirty toilet water (and no one around to clean it up). There is a gym adjoining the hotel, but guest do not have access (unless you want to pay $10 per visit). I was quite disappointed with the accommodations and checked out a few other similarly priced options in town, and in comparison Novo Horizonte is about average or a little better. The location is nice in that you can walk to the beach and there are a few restaurants nearby. For any other city, I would rate this terrible to poor, but for Dili, it's on the low average side.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bought in 2007 by the Wideform Group of Companies, the former Hotel Dili 2001, renamed Novo Horizonte Hotel presents a new image, resulting of the refurbishment which it was subject during last year. Situated in the shoreline, in one of the most privileged areas of Dili, close to the beaches of Areia Branca and Cristo Rei, five minutes from the city center, Novo Horizonte Hotel is a excellent choice for those who like to relax in the end of a busy day at work or doing business’ and for those who simply want to discover and explore the city and, eventually the country. ... more less