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Orca Praia Hotel

#41 of 87 Hotels in Funchal
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Estrada Monumental 335 | Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236, Portugal
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Boroughbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Hotel on the outskirts of the city, but on a good bus route. The hotel is built on the side of a cliff and is well appointed with great sea views. To get to the beach you need to be fit enough to walk down lots of steps and sloping paths. We went in October and therefore did not need... More 

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wirral
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Just got back from here 2 days ago.. We stayed in a junior suite on floor 2. lovely big rooms, and massive balcony. Staff lovely, friendly, especially those in the dining room at breakfast. Very easy to get into Funchal for all the major attractions: Cable-car, basket rides etc. Number 1 bus from right outside the hotel. We went on... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This hotel is very good 3 star hotel with large rooms which are modern and clean, this is not a suitable base for anybody who wants a Hotel type holiday with everything at hand as there are only 2 ways to go at this hotel, steeply up or down. This is the second time we have stayed at this hotel... More 

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East Sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Stayed at the Orca Praia for two weeks in October. Although it was a bus ride out of Funchal, it was so easy to hop on a bus there and back and took about 15 minutes. The hotel was spotlessly clean and the housekeeping staff were excellent. The rooms were well appointed, with that superb view across the ocean. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is located beside the majestic Atlantic and throughout our stay we felt relaxed by the crash of waves and the scent of the sea. The majority of rooms overlook the beach and many an evening was spent watching ships roll in and the odd storm flash across the bay. The location is amazing, but not at all suitable... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was perfect for the quiet holiday that we needed. Our room was on the 7th floor and the balcony was huge. All the balconies are south facing and have an amazing view over the sea. The room decor was a bit dated, but very clean and well maintained. We stayed bed and breakfast and there was enough choice... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

The hotel is just out of the town center, there is a raised purpose built walkway by the beach, turn right and its a short stroll to a pretty fishing village, turn left and its a lovely walk to Funchal center. The hotel overlooks the Atlantic, in a quiet peaceful location, the rooms are very clean, comfortable and well maintained.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Nice hotel on the rock. Seawiev and very big balcony. The simply breakfast with continental cuisinie. There is a bus stop next the hotel. Into the centre Funchal is riding hotel minibus everyday. This is simply hotel with good servise, food, swimming pool and is next the beach.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

A lot of reviews seem to focus on the 'steep' climb from the pool up to the hotel but it really is not bad. In fact the lovely gardens around the path make it a pleasurable walk and there's plenty of opportunity for lizard spotting on the way! We were two of the few British visitors staying at the hotel... More 

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Arrived at the hotel after a short journey from the airport to be told that our room was on the 11th floor. Having read the reviews before the trip I was worried that this would be the dreaded 'promo' room so we viewed our room and then asked to see the upgrade which would be 35 euros more for the... More 

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