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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed October 17, 2016

"Where is the Filamona?" I asked the customs officer "Just over there she pointed" How long to walk?" I asked, with a big giggle about a minute was her reply and so set the standard for a wonderful 5 days in Tuvalu. Nothing in Tuvalu is palatious but its just good and relaxing, forget about TV just take a couple...

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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we missed you. Safe journey home.

Apia, Samoa
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Good place to stay - not a lot to do if you are not working - cold beer and very helpful staff - meals lack variety and are rather plan but at the same time adequate - the rooms are comfortable enough - could consider getting a generator as the power was off for 24hrs when we were there -...

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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment. We will try to get more dishes on the menu and it is a good idea to have a backup in times of black out, and we are sorry for that but it is something that is out of our control and an experienced for us to know that things can happen without notice. Thank...

Australia
Reviewed July 23, 2016

homely place to stay in tuvalu, next to the airstrip, so can come back and relax after you've checked in for your flight home! Rooms basic but spacious. food cheap tasty and filling. staff friendly and helpful - organised a boat trip for us.

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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We look forward to your next trip to Tuvalu.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Staying in Funafuti for just over 2 weeks, I spent a large part of that at the Filamona (Rest of time was on a ship and at another guest house) and would choose it over any of the other accommodation any time. Rooms with own bathrooms, air conditioning, and a great, simple, and social bar/cafe/restaurant. If you're travelling alone, it's...

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for your report. We love to see you again in your next visit to Tuvalu. Our warm regards. Safe journey.

Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
Reviewed March 25, 2016

The hotel boasts a good location as it is situated close to Atol International Airport that is you can literally pick up your luggage and check in at the hotel within 5 minutes. The staff are both Fijian and Tuvaluans and are very friendly. However, If you are traveling with a strict budget and in a group then I strongly...

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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Filamona. I am sorry for not being able to present when you visit Tuvalu. Some of the issues you brought up we can make improvements on them. Some services which we do not provide in some of the rooms are centralized to cut costs for those who came with little budget. We cannot...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed November 25, 2015

Our short stay in Oct was wonderful! The room was clean and tidy and the air conditioning was working perfectly. Penny and her staff were very helpful during our stay. We would recommend Filamona, since it is surely the best in town!

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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit.

Otaki Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed November 16, 2015

I moved from the Vaiaku Lagi Hotel to Filamona and it was the best thing I could of done. I totally recommend it. Very friendly staff, spacious aircon rooms upstairs. Delicious food and best of all cold drinks. A very social and wonderful place to stay. Sippy Kana Penny and all your beautiful staff.

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Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you Scott, We love to see you again. All the best.

Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Filamona Lodge is the best place to stay on the island! The family Lotoala is very friendly and helpfull. Thanks to Penny and Luma our trip to Tuvalu was unforgettable. We would love to come back! Thanks again for all the support! Grtz. Jeroen.

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response. Thank you for being our guest and the good comment. We look forward to your next visit.

Omaha
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Room was basic: no hot water, AC took 30 hours to cool room, kept curtain closed as just a nasty looking shack across the narrow alley. Friendly staff. Breakfast included but was only toast, Wheetabix, and coffee. Other food was good, including weekly buffet dinner. Convenient location, just a few steps from the airstrip.

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you you for the comment. Looking forward to your next visit

Reviewed December 19, 2013

Stayed at the Filamona for 2.5 weeks for business. The staff were always friendly and happy to accommodate to our requirements. Rooms were of a good standard for Funafuti, kept clean and remained bug/mosquito free. Just remember this is Funafuti not a 5 star tourist resort. The rooms have only basic amenities which the staff service each day (if that's...

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Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Hi! great having you as our guest but we look forward to your next visit to the Filamona. thank you.

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Additional Information about Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti

Address: Funafuti, Tuvalu
Location: Tuvalu > Funafuti
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti Tuvalu
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“VIP room is better located”
 of 5 bubbles markn992, Oct 17, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms upstairs get sea breeze”
 of 5 bubbles BruceJ187, Aug 22, 2016 | Read review
“There is one VIP room for a bit extra (about $125) with your own fridge. Try to go the house side as it's less likely to hear the bar.”
 of 5 bubbles JosieDeski, Jun 15, 2016 | Read review
“when makiing booking for 2 or 3, make sure you book the VIP room as it will cost you less when sharing payments”
 of 5 bubbles Nesian89, Mar 25, 2016 | Read review
“Maybe the second floor has a view? Ask for AC that works.”
 of 5 bubbles 383RichardJ, Apr 2, 2014 | Read review
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