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    The Funky Cichlid

    | West Side of Cape Maclear Beach, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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    2017/12/24 2017/12/25
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    Pool & Beach (37)
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    • Excellent66%
    • Very good23%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible4%
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    “great party” (3 reviews)
    “national park” (5 reviews)
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Great visit to Cape Maclear. Very friendly staff who made us very welcome. We had a great day on the boat to the island snorkeling and throwing fish to the sea gulls. The weather was perfect and well worth a visit.

    Thank William G
    Response from FunkyCichlid, General Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 4 weeks ago

    Great to hear you enjoyed your Cape Maclear experience William! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review, much appreciated :) Come back soon!

    Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

    Rooms are large, clean and cheap, the shared facilities are well kept. The restaurant and bar has a great view on the lake and is open late till late, with tasty food options of international and local kitchen. Through my stay I was always well...More

    Thank Julia S
    Response from FunkyCichlid, General Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 4 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments Julie, we really appreciate it! A very good point about the bathrooms and that's something we're working on at the moment, so we can have an alternative on party nights. Hope the rest of your Malawi travels were...More

    Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

    So let me start by saying that accommodation and food in Africa is generally expensive for the often mediocre standards you get. I would say that this place is slightly above average but not quite worthy of a 4 star review. The reason why is...More

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

    Hi Martyn, Thank you for your detailed feedback. Glad you enjoyed the Cape Maclear sunsets, they never get old! We're sorry to hear that your overall stay was less than pleasing. As you mention, we do cater to budget travel, but we're working on upgrading...More

    Reviewed 14 September 2017

    We stayed at the Funky Cichlid for 3 nights and it was absolutely incredible. One thing I can say is the time spent there was definetely good for the soul. The food there is delicious and incredibly reasonably priced. The Kampango is a must have....More

    Thank Willo1234
    Response from FunkyCichlid, General Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 16 September 2017

    Thank you so much for your review! You are welcome back here any time and we all hope you do make it back soon. Great hosting your group and thank you for brining such an epic crew our way. Book those flights back soon!

    Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

    We came and met our friends here after changing our plans at the very last minute. There was space available, so we were happy and settled into the bar with a cold drink within five minutes. The bar was my favourite place. It is raised...More

    Thank a-marie1983
    Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 4 September 2017

    Although we've got the location, the people bring the vibe & that's exactly what your crew did! We all loved hosting you. Half the bay are now sporting Put Foot Rally shirts from the trades that went on! Very true that it can get loud...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
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    • Free Parking
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    • US$17 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
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    Traveller (87)
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    Dining (6)
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    Family and Play Areas (4)
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    "Dorms are best price, and quietest."
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    "Fun spot on the beach!"
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    "Pick a room at the back if you want a quieter cooler room"
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