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    The Funky Cichlid

    | West Side of Cape Maclear Beach, Cape Maclear, Lake Malawi National Park, Malawi
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    09/07/2017 10/07/2017
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      2 adults
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        0 children
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          Traveller (78)
          Pool & Beach (33)
          Room & Suite (11)
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          Overview
          • Excellent65%
          • Very good23%
          • Average5%
          • Poor2%
          • Terrible5%
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          Thumbi View Lodge
          139 reviews
          #1 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
           
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          83 reviews
          #1 of 1 hotels in Cape Maclear
           
          Mgoza Lodge
          128 reviews
          #3 of 19 Speciality lodging in Cape Maclear
           
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          10 reviews
          #2 of 18 Speciality lodging in Mangochi
           
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          1 - 5 of 70 reviews

          Reviewed 17 May 2017

          Location: Chewbe village is lakeside fishing town with lots of local activities. The Funky Cichlid (an endemic fish) is located between the end of the village start of national park, and the lake shore. You can find it easily by heading for the national park...More

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

          Thank you so much for your review. We'd glad to hear you had a good stay at Funky's and enjoyed the team. We hope to welcome you back to the lake again soon!

          Reviewed 3 May 2017

          We were staying up the beach but ended up here for sundowns, dinner, and dancing both evenings of our trip. It's a fun little spot on the beach and you really can't go wrong with Cape Maclear. Take an evening sunset cruise out on a...More

          Thank Andrea F
          Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 12 May 2017

          Thank you so much Andrea! We're glad the sundowners turned into an extended stay & loved the energy you guys brought with you! That sunset view never gets old, so we hope you'll be back to join us again soon & the Malawi Gin will...More

          Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

          We stayed here over the Easter weekend in one of the dorms. The rooms were simple but clean and what you would expect for $10 a night. The good was very good and reasonably priced. Definitely try the French toast for breakfast! This is a...More

          Thank Ellie B
          Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 12 May 2017

          Thank you for the review and photo's Ellie! Glad you had a good time and made the most of the Easter Party. It's certainly one of our biggest parties of the year, but hopefully you'll be able to join us on a quieter weekend too...More

          Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

          Though my partner and I were staying at a different place we were told to check out the funky cichlid if we wanted a great party. So we went on good Friday evening and we were not disappointed. The place was beautiful with a deck...More

          Thank Sithe87
          Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 12 May 2017

          Thank you so much for your review! We're glad you came over to join us for the Easter party - what a weekend! We really appreciate your feedback and the bathrooms are something we're hoping to work on in the future, particularly for bigger events....More

          Reviewed 21 March 2017

          Funky Cichlid offers clean and comfortable accommodation for an excellent price. We stayed in individual rooms and found them to be spacious and cheerful - I loved the funky artwork on the walls! Staff at this place are very friendly and I loved my stay...More

          1  Thank lrd1992
          Response from FunkyCichlid, Manager at The Funky CichlidResponded 12 May 2017

          Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We all really appreciate the valuable feedback and strive to ensure all guests have the same experience as you did. We've managed to sort out the lighting for the most part, although we do still occasionally have...More

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          • Beachfront
          • Free Parking
          • Restaurant
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          • 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 (78)
          Pool & Beach (33)
          Room & Suite (11)
          Dining (3)
          Hotel & Grounds (44)
          Family and Play Areas (4)
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          Nearby
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          Nearby Attractions
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          Room Tips
          "Dorms are best price, and quietest."
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          "Fun spot on the beach!"
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          "All rooms are beautiful ."
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          "Pick a room at the back if you want a quieter cooler room"
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