Balibó Fort Hotel

The Balibó Fort Hotel is a stunning mountain retreat located on the grounds of the 400-year-old Balibó Fort in the historic village of Balibó. This is about two hours and thirty minutes west of Dili. Within the fort gardens, the hotel has eight well-appointed rooms. The Balibó Fort Hotel and the Balibó House Trust have formed a social enterprise partnership to provide economic opportunities for the local community by providing employment and training in the hospitality sector in order to provide an exceptional guest experience.

History About Balibó Fort

Balibó Fort has played an important role in Timor Leste’s as the largest fort and most intact example of a Portuguese Fort architecture. The fort commands sweeping views across the village of Balibó, down to the port town of Batugade, across the Ombai-Wetar Straits and into West Timor. The presence of the fort and its role as a military stronghold helped to define the border between Portuguese-controlled East Timor and Dutch-controlled West Timor in the 19th century.


The first Days for Girls (DfG) health management session for 2022, welcoming the work experience students from Eskola Sekundaria Tekniku Vokasional Yamanto Malibaka Maliana. Obrigada barak Balibo Women’s Centre Leadership team.


Today, the fort serves as a lasting link between Balibo’s past and it’s hope for a peaceful and prosperous future.

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What Our Guests Say :

star rating  Beautiful Location with very friendly staff - Historical location with beautiful views. Probably the best location for a sunset in Timor-Leste. Staff here are very friendly and will go beyond to ensure your stay is comfortable. Comfy... read more

September 12, 2019

star rating  Unforgettable! - The only hotel in Balibo but it’s not lacking in standard. What an awesome location within the walls of a 400 year old forty. The hotel has a 360 degrees... read more

August 7, 2019

star rating  A stopover - Having a stopover here while on a drive Baucau-Maliana provided a necessary relief and break. Placed on a strategic location, the fort offers sweeping views of the mountains and valleys... read more

Phillipa S S
November 1, 2019

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