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Filamona Lodge

Funafuti Airport, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Filamona Lodge
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

My wife and I stayed at Filamona for two days. The accommodation is clean and basic - but that Is all that is available in Tuvalu. The meals available at the restaurant are good and the hotel staff were very friendly and helpful, especially Penny, the manager who helped us with tour arrangements. R. Ellis, Calgary Canada.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a good choice for basic accommodation. What makes it stand out is the exceptionally great staff. Good location within walking distance of the airport. Within walking distance of other attractions. Food at restaurant is good.

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, I thank you for the comment, we are trying our very best to improve out services to our customers in the future and hope to have you again as our guest. Regards. More 

suva
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Major infestation in a number of rooms which they have done nothing about despite knowing for months. Some of rooms are OK, but they will likely spread. The management clearly don't care. The whole place is falling apart. They are building some new rooms, but without good care, unlikely to be any good

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. I was unable to attend to the problem right away because it is a new problem and we have to find a way to solve it. Bed bugs is not a common problem in Tuvalu because it is hot they do not survive in a hot climate, the guests bring the bugs into the rooms.... More 

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Suva, Fiji
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Was in this place from 13th to 18th Feb 2014. Cost AUD 82.50 per night. They say it is with AC room, bed and breakfast. The AC was not working for the whole of my stay. So they deducted a mind blowing discount of AUD 1.00 per night from the price. There is a fantastic two course breakfast in the... More 

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir, I thank you for the negative comment. I am sorry for what you have explained about our services and our property. We are trying our very best at the moment to improve our services and upgrade the quality of our rooms and the contents. Hope to see you again in the Filamona so we can give you the... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

My first impression was "oh my god!". The place looked run down and i did have second thoughts about staying here. I did read a review on here before i went (about some other islands i was staying at) and they said its all relative and what you expect in each country needs to be evaluated and adjusted for each... More 

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for the comment and sorry for the long delay in responding. Only became aware lately of these comments and that we have to respond in order to take care of our customers. Regards. More 

Rockdale, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Arrived in Funafuti Tuvalu on the 31/01/12, after deciding not to stay at my original accommodation booking over the internet, I was looking locally & took a brief look inside this LODGE, when I was shown the room [sorry can't remember the exact room rate they were asking for], I have travelled to many countries around the world & around... More 

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Thank you for the comment and sorry we did not give you the best. We are trying our very best to improve our services to our future customers. Regards and Hope you can be our guest again so we can compensate on that. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Stayed for a week while on business. It is literally 25m from the airport terminal and a 1 minute walk from the Government buidlings - and I was welcomed like a long lost friend on first name terms (which added to the welcoming atmosphere that accompanies weekly flights). The staff were all excellent and very friendly; the room dated butsufficiently... More 

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, I sincerely thank you for your comment. Am pleased to have you again as our guest and for your information, the Filamona is currently renovating but we still take in bookings. We hope to give the best customer services to our guests in the future. Regards. More 

Nuremberg, Germany
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165 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

I stayed at the Filamona Lodge for two nights during an islandhopping-tour through the Pacific. Room is simple, but clean, with aircon and almost no window (I had room Nr.2). Depending on the other guest it could be a bit noisy, because the room is next to the communal room with TV. During my stay I had no problem. Breakfast... More 

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, I thank you for the comment and sorry for the long delay in responding. Just came aware of these reviews today. For your information the Filamona is under renovation and we hope to give the best customer services to our guests in the near future. Regards. More 

Olive Branch, Mississippi
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The Filamona Lodge is located across the street from the Funafuti International Airport. The rooms on the second floor were bright and clean. The room we looked at on the first floor was clean but smelled a little musty. There are connecting rooms upstairs as well in case you're traveling with other family members. The staff at the hotel was... More 

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, I thank you for the comment and am sorry for the long delay in repsonding. Just learnt today of these reviews but anyway the Filamona is under renovation and we hope to give the best customer services to our client in the near future. REgards. More 

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