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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We planned to stay in Cape Mac for 3 nights and wound up there for a week - the mark of a truly great backpackers! Andy, the manager, and the staff collectivley, were extremely friendly and accommodating. There is no self-catering kitchen; but the funky's...More

Thank Declan T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Im a Kenyan expatriate living and working in Malawi. Funky Cichlid has ALWAYS been my destination any time I need to unwind at the lake. Been there so many times, I lost count. And I keep going back. - Splendid services! - Spotlessly clean facilities!...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place with a huge deck and stunning views. Staff extremely accommodating. Plenty to do. Great atmosphere. Beautiful beach. Vendors a little annoying but for the most part, well managed by manager. Otter Bay (point?) well worth a visit too.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Beautiful location on the beach with a great bar/ restaurant, rooms what you would expect for a backpackers lodge with low rates. Staff was friendly, accommodating, and helpful. Food was very good In my opinion. The main issue and why I will not stay here...More

1  Thank Michelle F
Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 4 weeks ago

HI Michelle, Thank you so much for your review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food and facilities! We're sorry you were unable to sleep. We are working to arrange the speakers in a way that ensures that everyone has a great time. Please...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018

The management here has been fantastic and clearly runs a great ship! They're well organized, always willing to help, and have a great staff working here! Stayed in a private room with a double bed and it was a perfect size for two. The facilities...More

Thank Travis B
Response from FunkyCichlid, General Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 16 March 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We're all so happy you added Cape Maclear to your trip. Such a pleasure hosting you and we're excited to see the awesome photo's of your stay. Many thanks from the Funkys...More

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Beachfront
Free Parking
Restaurant
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free Parking
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US$28 - US$30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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"Dorms are best price, and quietest."
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"Pick a room at the back if you want a quieter cooler room"
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