I was in Dili for work, but wanted to have the feeling of being on a tropical island, not in a cookie cutter chain hotel. Esplanada was a great choice, as it is funky and has character but is very well run. The restaurant has a great view of the water, and the food was uniformly good. The front desk staff were very helpful to a newcomer who had to get things done.
Lovely view of the sea from the restaurant, and view of the garden from the bedrooms. Staff very friendly and helpful, great breakfast. Nice that they have live music in the restaurant on some nights.
Traveling with a large group of 23 it’s often difficult to find good affordable accommodation. Thanks to Tony & Amy, Hotel Esplanda is both in a prefect location – open deck and dining area upstairs is exceptional, rooms are clean and well maintained, staff are friendly, overall one of the best places to stay in Dili.