Hotel Esplanada

Avenida da Portugal , Dili, Timor-Leste | 3 star hotel

Travel Blogs from Dili

The massacre of Santa Cruz

A travel blog entry by kandjgonomad


... graves in a very disorganised fashion. Portugal is predominantly Catholic and so too is Timor Leste. A large proportion of graves in the cemetery are of Portuguese nationals who settled in Timor Leste when it was a Portuguese colony right back to the 1700's. Many of the family plots record genealogies to present day of once Portuguese families that grew into Timor Leste families as they married ...

Dusty Dili

A travel blog entry by mickoobyrne


... but has a long way to go to shake off the effects of the previous few decades. Hopefully the Suzuki will arrive on Monday and I might even get the average up to 40 km/ hr. Well all this technology is great when it works but this blog app will not let me upload photos. I contacted the help line and explained what was happening but they could not work it out either so you readers may have to put up with words only until I can get a fix, sorry. you can track me at ...


A travel blog entry by wanderlust_asia


... out the side door standing up. Often we wouldn't realise there were live animals under our seats until someone left and carried it away squealing. The roads were built or improved during the Indonesian occupation, but in the years since they left things have really deteriorated. Appalling roads combined with derelict vehicles make for what you call tough travelling.

In one nine hour trip covering 43 miles we had four mechanical ...

East Timor

A travel blog entry by georgg


... East Timor as an Indonesian province and continued to occupy the country while brutally repressing any movement towards independence until 1999. In 1999 East Timor became a UN protectorate for three years until full independence in 2002.

Officially East Timor now has one of the fastest growing economies in terms of GDP growth in the world, but this is entirely driven by offshore oil and gas exploration. And there is very little ...

Cultural Influences

A travel blog entry by npacadia


... In Baucau, we also visited the historic but abandoned outdoor market - also built by the Portuguese. It must have been a magnificent structure with its curved shape and arched balcony.

On many buildings, we saw brightly colored graffiti. Tour de Timor was a common theme (an international 500 km mountain bike race through the country). Che and other symbols of the Indonesian resistance were also very popular motifs.

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This 3 star hotel, located on Avenida da Portugal , Dili, is near Cristo Rei and Sundarbans.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Esplanada Dili

    Reviewed by studoo

    Best out of what Timor has to offer

    Reviewed Jun 23, 2012
    by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

    Decent rooms, reasonable sized pool. The best facility is the nice Terrace Bar/Restaurant with great views of sunset and not so bad food menu

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Esplanada Dili

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding