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Toulouse, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taking in account the situation in Tuvalu, this was a nice stay. Nothing fancy, but nice. People are very kind and helping and the island itself wonderful experience in general. I guess this is one of the best stays on the island, besides one other guesthouse that seemed to be correct.

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

Thank you for your review, it's lovely to hear from you again. We wish you a safe and enjoyable stay where you are now. Our best regards to you.

Boca Raton, Florida
Reviewed August 5, 2016

A most unlikely yet rewarding destination is at the Filamona Lodge in Funafuti, Tuvalu. Tuva, what? Here, on this faraway atoll in the middle of the South Pacific is a place to stay that will not be up to your usual expectations but it is filled with the kindest, friendliest, most helpful people you may find anywhere. (Be sure to...

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

Thank you for the encouraging feedback we always look forward to make our guests feel at home. We look forward to your next visit!

aaron14danni
Reviewed July 31, 2015

The Filamona is a wonderful place to stay. They helped us arrange a cake for our friends birthday, helped us with anything we needed including help when our flight was delayed. They were friendly, great and gave us great memories of Tuvalu that we'll remember forever - highly recommended!

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

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed July 28, 2015

There is not a lot of choice of casual accommodation at Funafuti. All places are rather basic, no hot water and food choices are limited. I stayed at Vaiaku Lagi and Filamona and prefer Filamona as the other has loud dances on late Friday and Saturday nights and the staff are more friendly at Filamona. Rooms are clean and beds...

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

Pleased to read your review thank you. See you again.

Calgary, Canada
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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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Lodge, responded to this review

We would love to seeing you again thank you.

Ashburn, Virginia
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.

suva
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....

Suva, Fiji
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...

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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...

Auckland, New Zealand
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...

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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.

Rockdale, Australia
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...

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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.

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Additional Information about Filamona Lodge

Address: Funafuti Airport, Funafuti, Tuvalu
Location: Tuvalu > Funafuti
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Filamona Lodge Tuvalu/Funafuti
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“We selected a room with A/C and ensuite bath but must be on request.”
 of 5 bubbles CountryCollector76, Aug 5, 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the Owner Penny if you are staying for a while to negotiate a discount for the longer term”
 of 5 bubbles RichardCoombe, Jul 28, 2015 | Read review
“room 4 has a working AC but the bed is so bad that you will surely get a backache. My colleague was in that room. She even found bed bugs in there.”
 of 5 bubbles mark135904, Feb 27, 2014 | Read review
“The lower levels of the Lodge were the better ones. Up stairs had issues with AirCon (too noisy).”
 of 5 bubbles MrOizoNZ, May 6, 2013 | Read review
“Second floor - brighter and smell fresher.”
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 of 5 bubbles Deontas, Mar 8, 2012 | Read review
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