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    The Funky Cichlid

    | West Side of Cape Maclear Beach, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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    2017/11/05 2017/11/06
    Traveller (87)
    Pool & Beach (37)
    Room & Suite (11)
    • Excellent68%
    • Very good21%
    • Average5%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible4%
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    1 - 5 of 78 reviews

    Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
    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

    Reviewed 1 September 2017

    I had the most wonderful holiday at The Funky Cichlid. Jen and Duncan are incredible people and their staff are always happy to help. I would highly recommend staying here for as long as possible as my experience from check-in to kampango dinners was incredible!

    Thank Luca S
    Response from FunkyCichlid, General Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 2 September 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us Luca! We loved meeting you and hosting your crew. Thank you for bringing your good vibes our way :) Come back for a longer stay next time (soon!)

    Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

    Although I didn't spend a night in one of their rooms I did spend new years eve at the bar and it was great! Good music, good (and very cheap) drinks and an overall great vibe! And the fact that it is right in front...More

    Thank ECC_Travel
    Response from FunkyCichlid, General Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 29 August 2017

    Thank you so much for the review and for bringing your good vibes our way! We hope you'll be coming back again - hoping it'll be even bigger & better this year! The music is always such a tough one, playing to such diverse crowds,...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Beachfront
    • Free Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$10 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Number of rooms
    • 15
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    • Location
    • Malawi >
    • Lake Malawi National Park >
    • Cape Maclear
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    Traveller (87)
    Pool & Beach (37)
    Room & Suite (11)
    Dining (6)
    Hotel & Grounds (46)
    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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