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Orca Praia Hotel

Estrada Monumental 335 Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236 Portugal
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#46 of 95 hotels in Funchal
Location
4.3
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.2
Value
4.2
Travelers' Choice
GreenLeaders Platinum level

Orca Praia Hotel is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Funchal, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with wifi offered by the hotel.

Orca Praia features a 24 hour front desk, room service, and baggage storage, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Orca Praia Hotel, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos (2.4 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (2.7 mi), guests of Orca Praia can easily experience some of Funchal's most well known attractions.

If you like Mediterranean restaurants, Orca Praia Hotel is conveniently located near Cris's, Armazem do Sal, and Il Gallo d'Oro.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Praia Formosa Beach Madeira (0.5 mi), which is a popular Funchal attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Funchal!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Street parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Diving
Hiking
Billiards
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
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Graham B wrote a review Feb 1
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Second visit to the orca praia hotel,such a lovely hotel with fantastic views of the ocean.brilliant staff already booked to return.will never stop going to this hotel.there is a bus stop right in front of the hotel which runs every 30 minutes to Funchal,tip purchase a bus card,makes the cost over a week to pennies.greeat walks along sea ront I either direction.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Xavelhinha A wrote a review Jul 2023
London, United Kingdom3 contributions6 helpful votes
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Hotel perfect for his 3 star rating Breakfast as i love Full Inglish Breakfast and never stop coming. Swimming pool bit far away for me nothing it perfect 🥰 But staff from pool make feel a outsider everytime i go to swimming there Always ask for room number And im only one happen that Everytime wonder why Maybe too madeiresse face Apart from that love it this hotel Been going for years but don't feel appreciated anymore So need to find another place to stay Because i feel annoyed and sad with that
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Promenade it easy both way to have walk even funchal or camara de lobos way
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Responded Jul 13, 2023
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Gemma P wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions2 helpful votes
Just come back from this gorgeous hotel, the view was breathtaking. The hotel itself was very clean and pleasant. The staff literally couldn’t do enough for you. It won’t be my last time staying here it was amazing. I think this hotel could easily become five stars with just a couple of little changes. And even without that it has my heart anyway. Loved it.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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MA wrote a review Jan 2024
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Great hotel in a fantastic location. Enchanting views of the ocean from all rooms, the suite is spacious and has a large balcony. Very hospitable and helpful team.The distance from the city center is not a problem, because along the beach promenade runs a nice shortcut to the city. I will definitely visit this hotel again!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Philippe A wrote a review Jan 2024
Grasmere, United Kingdom1 contribution
Really worth it , we really build strong memories there .! Sea view , enjoyable weather for December. We planned to go again , hopefully same place same hotel , very nice winter break Ighly recommend hotel Orca praïa . Thank you jet2 holidays.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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LesleyDenison1 wrote a review Jan 2024
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90% great but spoilt by the attitude of the head waiter, he bombarded us with rules we knew nothing about and almost came to blows when we took away a filled roll on our last morning as we had an early pick up . We had paid forthis breakfast. Also blasted staff in front of customers, very unprofessional.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded Jan 12, 2024
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Nordic Asset G wrote a review Dec 2023
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We travelled on a "sweet deal". The hotel seems "tired" in a really need for an update and renovation - ecpecially of the rooms. Great views from the whole hotel and friendly staff. Really nice pool area and pool lunch offers. Parking almost impossible on the steep hill the hotel is located. Breakfast buffet was the same every day and not so inspirring. Pastry and juice selection was good.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded Dec 17, 2023
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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333love2travel wrote a review Oct 2023
Vista, California53 contributions37 helpful votes
The view is amazing! Then it falls apart. The staff is unwelcoming and un helpful. They treat you like it’s a burden that you are staying there. No maps, suggestions. You must pay 10 euros for your beach towel and 15 euros to use the safe. The bed is rock hard and room is hot as hell. I could deal with this but the staff is so awful. The bus driver to town yelled at me because I didn’t have a reservation. The bus was empty. It seems to be packaged deal with tourists from Europe. If your a single person booking on your own like I was be prepared to be treated like garbage. I have been in Maderia for 2 weeks. This was my most expensive hotel and the least favorite. Save yourself the misery and book somewhere else.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded Oct 7, 2023
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Karen29 wrote a review Sep 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was nice and clean. Balcony was massive. Food at breakfast was ok but a little more variety would have been nice. No air conditioning was a big negative but told or would be installed by January 2024. A lot of steps down to the pool. But pool area and pool snack bar was lovely. A shop closer would also have been nice and more storage like drawers as there were no drawers.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Alot of steps to the pool.
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Responded Sep 25, 2023
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Lisa M wrote a review Sep 2023
4 contributions8 helpful votes
Lovely welcome on arrival, staff friendly & helpful. Our room was spacious with the most amazing views over the ocean. Teamaking facilities in the room but no milk provided. You need to buy some but there isn't a supermarket local to the hotel, there is a small fridge in the room should you purchase some. We knew there was no air conditioning in the room but never expected the rooms to be so hot! We had no choice but to have the doors open over night to let air circulate, unfortunately this led to mosquitos coming in & were bitten over & over again. I've never known such persistent mozzies, they continue to bite even when repellent has been applied. Pool area is lovely, peaceful & very clean, there were always plenty of beds & umbrellas available. There are steps & slopes to climb on your way back to the hotel but no where as bad as I expected given previous reviews I'd read. The food is very good in the snack/pool bar. We had bed & breakfast & I did find the food a little disappointing. I was looking forward to a choice of fresh fruits but it was mainly melon & slices of orange, other days pineapple was available. The breads were fresh but the toaster often broke & one day actually caught fire! We did try the buffet evening meal & were pleasantly surprised, the variety of foods was good. It was 25 euros pp which was good value for three courses. If you want to eat out you have a couple restaurants close to the hotel, otherwise you have to walk about 30 minutes into the next village which gives a bit more choice. Depending on your fitness levels, you could walk into Funchal or catch the bus at the top of the drive. There is a courtesy bus but this gets booked up very quickly & we soon found out that other guests booked it for everyday regardless of whether they used it or not. This really is a lovely place to stay, not sure I would return but this is simply down the lack of air conditioning & lack of amenities local to the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: Take plenty of insect repellent!
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Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. Your review is vital for improving the service and quality we offer to our valued guest. It is always hugely motivating when one takes the time and trouble to acknowledge or give points for improvement. This feedback will be shared with the appropriate people that can help us make a difference to ensure our valued guests' needs and expectations are met in the future. Thank you once again for your valuable comment, and if you might have any suggestions that will contribute to enhancing your stay, please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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$139 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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128
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orca Praia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Orca Praia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Praia Formosa Beach Madeira (0.5 miles), Anjo da Praca da Assicom (0.7 miles), and Brás Aquele Bar (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Orca Praia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Orca Praia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Orca Praia Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orca Praia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aconchego Restaurante Bar, The Beer Garden, and Pizzeria Lume.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orca Praia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Orca Praia Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Orca Praia Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Orca Praia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Orca Praia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Orca Praia Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (2.9 miles), Santa Clara Convent (2.7 miles), and Sao Tiago Fort (3.5 miles).
Does Orca Praia Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.