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Orca Praia Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Estrada Monumental 335 | Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236, Portugal
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Ranked #29 of 91 hotels in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here during the second week of March. The hotel is situated well outside Funchal but no. 01 public bus stops on the road above the hotel and will take you to the centre for 2 euros or get the hotel courtesy bus that leaves in the morning and picks up late afternoon. The room we were in was... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is wonderful overlooking the Atlantic and there is no other noisy in the room but, the soothing music from the waves! The staff are friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the services - from the room, breakfast table to the Spa - are excellent! I definitely recommend Orca Praia Hotel and would like to go back sooner... More

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Perfect. Large rooms, huge balcony with a sea view (all rooms have sea view!), good food, excellent quiet location, friendly staff, everything clean. And that sound of sea waves at night - you wake up, and hear it, and sleep again. I miss it now, after the trip.

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
15 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This was our second visit to this lovely hotel. The staff are nice, the rooms are spacious with very big balconies (all facing the sea and very private), the food is very good with locally caught fish (including Black Scabbard found only off Madeira and Japan). The soup is delicious and there is a salad bar with a good variety.... More

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St. Petersburg, Russia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed in this lovely hotel with my parents for two weeks in September 2013. The great thing about it is that all rooms have a sea view, you can enjoy sunrises and sunsets, and sounds of waves as long as you like. There is a very attractive path leading from the hotel to the pool area and the beach,... More

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Cadca, Slovakia
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The hotel is a unique architectural piece, faced to the south with beautiful garden, own black sand beach and medium sized pool. It is situated in a silent outskirt of Funchal with a perfect access to the centre by hotel minibus or by local bus service; the bus stop is right in front of the hotel. The hotel is well... More

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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

I was looking for a quite place during a business trip in the city and ultimately found this hotel on the internet. We booked two rooms for our four days stay in the city and it turned out to be a great choice. Property is well maintained and very clean. Rooms are excellent and view of sunset and sunrise form... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

Location is great if you like to wake up to the sound of waves or see the sunset from your balcony. Stairs go straight from hotel to the pool and beach is 5 feet away, too. A bit outside of town and you need to take the bus or a 20-25min walk to Lido/outside of Funchal. Remodeled a few years... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Pros: view from the balcony, especially at sunset. Fantastic. Just take a bottle and sit and watch Decent size and quality of room, despite ants. Balcony itself - large (some rooms have small). Location between Funchal and Cabo is nice. Cons: decidely indifferent, almost to a person, staff. Not rude, just not happy to be there. Tasteless breakfasts, which you... More

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Jerusalem, Israel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

It is a very special hotel, wonderful for those who do not look for crowds. It is situated some 15 minuted bus ride to the center of Funchal. It is quiet, clean, with a beach (partially sandy, partially pebbled), a number of nice restaurant around, including some on the oceanfront. The rooms are very big, so are most of the... More

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Also Known As:
Hotel Orca Praia
Orca Praia Funchal
Orca Praia Hotel Madeira/Funchal
Address: Estrada Monumental 335 | Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Funchal
#34 Top resorts Hotel in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Orca Praia Hotel 3.5*
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