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Orca Praia Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 335 | Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236, Portugal
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Ranked #31 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Darwen, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel Orca Praia is beautifully situated on a cliff above a black sand and pebble beach and has beautiful views across the Atlantic Ocean, with superb sunsets. Being 6km from Funchal and 2km from Camera de Lobos (village) it's not central but that is part of its charm. There are buses every half hour to both places and the... More 

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located on a nice quiet stretch of seafront about 5km west of central Funchal, a pleasant walk about half of which is on a good coastal footpath, the remainder into Funchal is a bit more urban. Going west the coastal footpath continues about 2kn to Camara de Labos. The hotel claims to have a 'shuttle' bus a... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stay here one week it was very nice the weather in Madeira is excellent, always with sun. About the hotel, the reception need to have more sympathy people but in another hand the cleaning girls are very busy and sympathy, the young and little men at the bar in front of reception is very nice and a good person... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Spent 5 days here as part of an Easyjet Holidays short break. Good location 20 mins walk to Camara De Lobos along a lovely promenade. Good bus link to Funchal, but hotel also has a courtesy bus x2 per day each way. Staff were excellent, very helpful in booking restaurants or confirming taxi pick ups and booking trips. Buffet breakfast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We read a few reviews about this hotel prior to booking a package tour with a UK budget airline . We rate it very highly . All rooms have a sea view and our junior suite was excellent . The staff were great and the food choice was excellent and was self service . Reviews have commented about the hotel... More 

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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Normally when I see a hotel reviewed on TA as a good value I stay away. No offense guys but some of you are lets say, Not luxury travelers. I am going to do this review a little differently then my normal ones and list the Pros & cons. Pros: Only 80 Euros a night for a big Junior suite... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Me and my husband stayed here the first two weeks of August 2014 for two weeks. The staff were excellent. The hotel is lovely. Fantastic location. Beautiful sea view from all rooms. We had a room on the 6th floor.. Our room, 617, was very good, plenty of room, nicely decorated, comfortable beds, large balcony overlooking the ocean.We slept with... More 

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Munich, Germany
1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

we stay one week from 24 of July till 31 it was a nice experience outside the Hotel but not inside, we didn't like the service room and restaurant it's a mess, with a few waiters working really hard and always two men that we think they're restaurant managers doing nothing and always screaming with the waiters. After all, we... More 

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Derby
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15 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for 11 nights in July 2014. Where do I start first? The staff, each and every one, were excellent. The hotel is lovely. Fantastic location. Beautiful sea view from all rooms. We had a room on the 9th floor (reception is on the 1st. 1 being high level and I think 10 the lowest).... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had a week in July and i must say what an Excellent hotel, friendly staff, clean and comftable and what a view :) Only had breakfast in the hotel, cooked breakfast was ok but not always the warmest but fresh fruit, chesse, ham, bread and the rest that was on offer was very good. Be prepared to do a lot... More 

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Address: Estrada Monumental 335 | Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Orca Praia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 128
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Also Known As:
Hotel Orca Praia
Orca Praia Funchal
Orca Praia Hotel Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#20 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#29 Romantic Hotel in Funchal

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