Welcome To The Discovery Inn

A boutique luxury hotel in the heart of Dili, the cool comfort of the Discovery Inn is ideal for both the business traveller and the holidaymaker alike. Our unique hotel is housed in a renovated Portuguese colonial building on Avenida Presidente Nicolau Lobato; a central location close to Parliament House and popular cafes and within strolling distance of the beach. It is also home to Diya Restaurant – a fine dining restaurant that is acclaimed as Dili’s best.

A Full Service Hotel

The Discovery Inn offers a boutique hotel experience unlike any other in Timor-Leste. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, and our staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


  • Complimentary happy hour (2 drink free daily) with gourmet finger food at the deck bar
  • Complimentary airport pick-up and drop-off, with refreshment
  • Free wi-fi access throughout the hotel and restaurant
  • Safe deposit boxes
  • Laundry service
  • Off-street parking
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Room service, featuring the exquisite cuisine of Diya Restaurant
  • Continental breakfast at Diya Restaurant
  • Office facilities on request
  • Service providing information about Dili and the surrounding areas
  • Car-hire service available to rent, with English-speaking drivers

"The Discovery Inn is an apt name for Sakib and Neelo Awan’s hotel. It is a place of discovery and delight; A place that will defy your expectations".


His Excellency Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta,
former President, Timor-Leste.