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Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti

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London, United Kingdom
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Tuvalu is the most laid back country I've been to and there is very limited options for accommodation but Filamona's is the pick of the bunch. An excellent location where you can enjoy a sundowner whilst watching the evening activities on the runway. Rooms are basic but the air-con was very much appreciated with the humid weather. The staff are...

Thank Mark J
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Located in front of the landing strip of the airport and next to the building of the airport, the place is very convenient and organized for travelers who dare visit Tuvalu, a tiny island in the South Pacific.

Thank Euggen
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Great to hear your review of FILAMONA. We still remember you and hope to see you in your next visit to the Filamona. Good day.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 14 February 2017

On my journey to every country for world-adventurer.com, I had a chance to stay in Filamona in Tuvalu. The property is very simple, but the people and staff make it a joy to visit and call home. Located right next to the airport in the center of town, you really can't get a better location as a visitor. The rooms...

2Thank Davybert
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Hi! Great to hear from you again and we thank you for your review of the Filamona. Wish you a safe travel and hope to see you again in Tuvalu. Our warm regards to you.

West Hollywood, California
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Basically I was going to write a lengthy review but when I read mbaas's review bellow it pretty much said what I was going to say. I did stay in the VIP room its the best option in the guest house. The great thing about staying in Filamona is you are part of the family and the owner is an...

Thank avilax777
Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Lovely to hear from you again and thanks for the review of the Filamona. We look forward to see you again. Our warm regards and we wish you safe journey around the world.

Reviewed 7 January 2017

Tuvalu is very, very small and there is not much choice in terms of accommodation. The only other reasonable option that has a/c rooms would be the Vaiaku Lagi Lodge (now rebranded as the Vaiaku Lagoon Lodge), which functions as the island's only hotel. Sadly the hotel never responded to our emails or phone calls so the Filamona was our...

1Thank mbaas
Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Very nice to read your review of the Filamona and thank you for reconfirming to visitors to Tuvalu that there is no ATM in Tuvalu. Thank you for the refund and we look forward to your next trip to Tuvalu. Safe travel home.

Reviewed 5 January 2017

I visited Funafuti for work for two nights and this was an absolutely perfect set up for me. Comfortable bed/room, kind staff, and great location. The family and staff were immensely friendly and helpful in arranging anything I needed. I will absolutely stay here when I return. The owner is a very kind and lovely woman - I felt like...

Thank sarahannfretwell
Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thanks for the review of the Filamona. We really missed you especially the tour girls. We look forward to look after you again if you ever visit Tuvalu again. Safe travel!!

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 October 2016

"Where is the Filamona?" I asked the customs officer "Just over there she pointed" How long to walk?" I asked, with a big giggle about a minute was her reply and so set the standard for a wonderful 5 days in Tuvalu. Nothing in Tuvalu is palatious but its just good and relaxing, forget about TV just take a couple...

1Thank Mark N
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we missed you. Safe journey home.

Apia, Samoa
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Good place to stay - not a lot to do if you are not working - cold beer and very helpful staff - meals lack variety and are rather plan but at the same time adequate - the rooms are comfortable enough - could consider getting a generator as the power was off for 24hrs when we were there -...

1Thank BruceJ187
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment. We will try to get more dishes on the menu and it is a good idea to have a backup in times of black out, and we are sorry for that but it is something that is out of our control and an experienced for us to know that things can happen without notice. Thank...

Reviewed 24 July 2016

homely place to stay in tuvalu, next to the airstrip, so can come back and relax after you've checked in for your flight home! Rooms basic but spacious. food cheap tasty and filling. staff friendly and helpful - organised a boat trip for us.

Thank camp_explorer
Penieli M, General Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. We look forward to your next trip to Tuvalu.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Staying in Funafuti for just over 2 weeks, I spent a large part of that at the Filamona (Rest of time was on a ship and at another guest house) and would choose it over any of the other accommodation any time. Rooms with own bathrooms, air conditioning, and a great, simple, and social bar/cafe/restaurant. If you're travelling alone, it's...

Thank JosieDeski
Penieli M, Manager at Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti, responded to this review

Thank you for your report. We love to see you again in your next visit to Tuvalu. Our warm regards. Safe journey.

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Additional Information about Filamona Guesthouse Funafuti

Address: Funafuti, Tuvalu
Region: Tuvalu > Funafuti
Number of rooms: 8
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“Second floor rooms have nice views over town and the airport”
Davybert, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get the vip room well worth it”
avilax777, 9 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The VIP room is definitely worth the money!”
mbaas, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Some views face into main upstairs area with bathroom window facing outside.”
sarahannfretwell, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“VIP room is better located”
markn992, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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