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“Great hotel in the middle of Funchal, close to almost everything.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Orquidea
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Rua dos Netos 69 - 71, Funchal, Madeira 9000-084, Portugal   |  
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Ranked #62 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
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“Great hotel in the middle of Funchal, close to almost everything.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Good hotel at a good price. You can see the sea from the roof, where there is a sun terrace. No swimming pool though, if that is what you are after, and non near. But we chose it for it's location. Breakfast is good. Beds are a bit hard but ok. No wi-fi in bedrooms. Air conditioning great. Only downer was the bar. Useless and really pricey for such an hotel. It closed at 10.00 pm every night, and that was in the middle of summer. Quiet area of the city too. Would definitely go again.

Room Tip: choose a high floor to get any kind of view, otherwise you won't see anything except a street.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Came here for one night only on business, hotel chosen by company so unclear on cost. Rooms clean and comfortable. Free wifi in lobby. My only criticism was the basic evening meal. Charged for tap water (only £1 but a bit penny pinching). Breakfast much better. Reception friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Soenderborg, Denmark
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18 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

We picked a hotel in central Funchal, not requiring a noisy pool-area or a boulevard of souvenir outlets. And Hotel Orquídea turned out to be perfect. A modern building with rooms, large enough to breathe in, with a small balcony with two chairs, aircondition and a fine bathroom. The breakfast in the 6th floor restaurant was more than adequate and the view acroos town to the sea from the sun terrace on the roof was nice. We stayed there most mornings, enjoying the january sunshine, relaxing and reading. Staff was friendly and service in the Bar Zero was good. If there had been a british style tea and coffee maker in the room, everything had been completely satisfactory!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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IsaacGomes, General Manager at Hotel Orquidea, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Sir,
Thank very much for your nice comments about us. We are very glad to know that you have enjoyed your stay in Madeira and we contribute for that.
Looking forward to welcome you again in future.
Kind regards
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York
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Good location. Rooms better than expected for the 3 star price. Everywhere clean and staff helpful. Breakfast basic and the quality of the evening meal reflected its bargain price, but I would recommend the excellent BonFix restaurant just along the road. No pool, no bar in evening. Good views across Funchal from the rooftop terrace. All in all very good value for the price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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igomes2011, General Manager at Hotel Orquidea, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Sir:
Thank very much for your comments about us. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again in the future.
Best regards
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Zurich, Switzerland
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67 hotel reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Finding the hotel by car is not easy with all the one-way streets in Funchal. Also this hotel is located close to one of the main roads, but on a small one-way street, not far from the downtown area (about 5-10 min on foot). The hotel lobby and the restaurant are decorated in a modern, tasteful fashion, but the rooms and corridors make an outdated impression with clearly worn out and stained green carpet. Our small room had a TV, an air-conditioning (which really is a blessing considering the small balcony overlooks the noisy street) and a comfortable bed. The bathroom was spacious, but unfortunately not very clean, with some strange red/brown splashes close to the ceiling and hairs in the bathtub which were certainly not ours. Breakfast is served in the restaurant and was mediocre: the cakes were not properly cooked, the fruit was not ripe and as with all hotels in Madeira: the cheese and the cold cuts were of the "budget"-kind. Free WiFi is provided in the lobby. The hotel does not have parking spaces, but a public parking garage is located around 50 meters away. Staff were friendly and very accommodating, allowing us a very late check out at no additional cost. In short: excellent location, you'll get a good night's rest and the staff is great, but a couple of things could and should be improved.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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igomes2011, General Manager at Hotel Orquidea, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Sir:
Thank very much for your comments. Please accept our apologies if the hotel didn’t correspond to your expectations.
We will consider your recommendations in order increase the quality of service.
Best regards
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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I loved this hotel for many reasons: it is downtown, it has good breakfast, the price is acceptable and most of all, the receptionsists were so friendly and complaisant. I had so many questions and all of their answers and tips were useful. You have a wi-fi connection as well as a free of charge access to a computer.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony - it is small but those rooms have better view (on the street but whic...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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igomes2011, General Manager at Hotel Orquidea, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Dear Madam:
Thank very much for so nice comments about us, especially to the receptionists.
As usual they do the best in order to satisfy all our customers’ request.
Looking forward to welcome you again.
Best regards
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Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Booked in for a week. Fifth floor room with limited sea views available from balcony.(Lower floors don't have sea view). Room of reasonably good standard, if basic in some respects. Very good aircon, adjustable. Let down slightly by badly crazed wash-basin surface and battle-scarred net curtains where shut in balcony door in the past. Could overlook these short-comings however as beds (2 wide singles forming wide double) were very comfortable. Clean towels daily and beds changed regularly. Double-glazing excellent in keeping external noise to a minimum (noted complaints about noise in other hotels in city). Breakfasts were generous with wide choice of foods, regularly replenished, enjoying splendid 6th floor views over city & sea. Had one evening meal in same restaurant, on the set 16.50 euro menu which was quite good value. Also dined out in City nearby where wide choice of venues, cheaper or dearer as required, from 7 euros up (great value for a main course) Hotel very handy for nipping down to attractive sea-front attractions and not too bad a walk back up-hill. Staff friendly & helpful. Overall good value & would use again. Enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Only 5th floor rooms have sea views (Limited). Fantastic views over City & sea from 6th floor Di...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Hotel Orquidea, responded to this review, June 27, 2012
Dear Sir,
Thank you very much for your comments about us. We are glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. Looking forward to welcome you again.
Best regards
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Address: Rua dos Netos 69 - 71, Funchal, Madeira 9000-084, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 90 Hotels in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orquidea 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally suited for tourists and business travellers, Hotel Orquidea enjoys a great location in the heart of Madeira’s capital city, Funchal. Guests can easily walk to all major historical sights, museums, theatres, shops and many other cultural attractions. Hotel Orquidea also offers you a wide range of services ensuring you an unforgettable stay in Madeira. All double rooms have double beds, desk, coffee table and comfy chairs. All rooms are stylish and comfortable and are fully equipped with air conditioning, hairdryers, cable TV, internet access points and telephones. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Orquidea Hotel Funchal
Hotel Orquidea Madeira/Funchal

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