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Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti

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Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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. More 

Tarawa Atoll, Republic of Kiribati
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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... More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank W S
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

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

Otaki Beach, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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. More 

Omaha
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3 of 5 stars 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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3 Thank Richard J
Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

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

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49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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... More 

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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. More 

Joensuu, Finland
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Hi, I was very lucky that my visit happened at the same time than Tuvalu celebrated her Independence day 1.10 and there was plenty of action in the town and Filamona lodge is in the heart of the city. Being there was relaxing and in the talks with the people there was a notion uneasiness of global issues. When visiting... More 

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

Thank you for the comment, It was nice having you as our guests/friend. We look forward to your next visit to the Filamona More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

Adding to the comments already on Tripadvisor, we'd highly recommend the Filamona Moonlight Lodge. We visited Tuvalu for 5 days on holiday in July 2013 with our two young daughters (4 and 6) and stayed at the Filamona throughout. You're unlikely to be coming to Tuvalu for luxury accommodation, and with the Filamona you won't get it. But what you... More 

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11 Thank Alex D
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

thank you for the encouraging comment. We look forward to your next visit to the Filamona. More 

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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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