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  Living the history - For such a peaceful and beautiful mountain village, it’s hard to believe it has seen such tragedy and struggle. And yet, wandering between the battlements of the fort and tracing... read more

October 12, 2019

star rating  The terrace at Balibo Fort Hotel is one of my favourite places, so it was great to be back after a few years. You can start the day... read more

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October 2, 2022

star rating  2 Star place - I can’t confirm the good reviews from visitors. The place might have history, the town itself has nothing, the restaurant serves average to boring food. The sunset tho is lovely... read more

June 9, 2019

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