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Overview
West Side of Cape Maclear Beach, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park Malawi See on map
AMENITIES
Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
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All reviewspool tablegreat placegreat partynational parkbeach volleyballpaddle boardinggreat weekendthe staff are super friendlytasty foodcleaned regularlynew friendswatching the sunsetfresh fishrooms are cleantwo nightshostelvibe
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Initially we planned to stay only for 1-2 days, but we ended up staying for a entire week due to the friendly stuff and amaizing atmosphere. Nice people make places great, and the chance to meet nice people at this location is pretty high.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location, right in front of the beach. All the people are super friendly and everyone that works here is super chilled! The food here is out of this world! 😍. There’s lots of stuff to do: kayaking, paddle boarding, volleyball etc and many hammocks...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice spot, good beach and good foodNeed to work on : hot shower, soap in the shower, a bit quicker for the serviceas you can wait one hour for the breakfast, 6am is not a good time to pass the broom in front of...More

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Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We take all feedback very seriously and have already spoken to the cleaning staff about the early morning sweeping. We make all our food from scratch here, so it can take a little time, especially when there is no power....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Funky is in a gorgeous location on the beach with a beautiful sunset view and islands dotted around. The hostel is clean and comfortable, all the facilities work, and the dorm rooms are even big enough to unpack a bit. The staff are super friendly...More

Thank Jess L
Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review Jess, we'll make sure to pass on your kind words to the rest of the staff. Please come back again soon!

Reviewed August 14, 2018

We stayed 3 nights at the Funky. We enjoyed the beautiful surroundings, the activities on the lake and the great views from the hotel restaurant (with beautiful sunsets :)). The service was very professional and everything worked as it should. The rooms were clean but...More

Thank ErikE153
Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey Eric. Thank you so much for your review. Your kind words warms our hearts. We apologies for the plastic. We acknowledge its an issue here in cape maclear and thats why we are working closely with the community and sustainable cape maclear. We hope...More

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Resting on the shore of Cape Maclear resides our piece of paradise. Rooms are simple but an ethos of joy and fun runs through the lodge. Based closed to the village for those who wish to see community life and ...More explore the market. Our sunset deck is the ideal sundowner setting, attracting diverse crowds of travelers & locals who exchange stories, smiles & laughs over a cold G&T before dancing the night away. Join us for at least a week to get the full Cape Maclear experience, as Funkys serenity transforms to the popular social spot. Hammock & Chill Kayak, Paddle Board, Snorkel Hike Lake Malawi National Park Explore the bay with guided boat tours Discover our UNESCO World Heritage Site Experience THE WARM HEART OF AFRICA ♥ Less
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
$28 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Funky Cichlid Malawi/Cape Maclear
Location
Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
15
Price range
$28 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
The Funky Cichlid Malawi/Cape Maclear
Location
Malawi > Lake Malawi National Park > Cape Maclear
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Traveler (103)
Pool & Beach (38)
Room & Suite (12)
Dining (6)
Family and Play Areas (4)
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"Dorms are best price, and quietest."
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