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Orca Praia Hotel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The orca Praia is approximately 90 minutes walk into the centre of funchal, 45 minutes to the lido area. Buses are very regular from a stop immediately outside the hotel in addition to the hotels free shuttle bus which does have limited availability. My wife and I stayed here for the first time recently, we very rarely return to hotels... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked three nights at the hotel for myself and my grandma for her birthday. Upon arrival, I quickly realised I may have made a mistake: the trip down from the -10th floor to the pool/beach area is quite steep with many stairs that even I found challenging (somehow, though, my gram managed while still having a laugh!) Be warned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just returned from a 2 week stay at Orca Praia (15th-29th August) and we had room 401 which is situated on the 4th floor. The room was clean, well presented and adequate for our stay. However, being a family of 3, I now wish I had 'upgraded' to a junior suite to get the extra space but nonetheless it was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet hotel with very good staff. Very clean inside and out. A good (not endless) choice at breakfast. Large room ( we had a junior suite). Uninterrupted views for the Atlantic from every room. Very good value for money. Steep ramp and steps to and from pool which could be a problem for those less mobile. Very reasonable prices... More 

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OrcaPraia, Gerente at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Mr or Mrs Stujrol Thank you for your comment on your stay. We hope you had a good time in Orca Praia and enjoyed Madeira. regarding the steps and ramps we will star next winter building the lift to the pool so we can make more acessível and enjoyable for our guests. Look forward to see you again in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped as a family of 3 in August. Bed and Breakfast only. The rooms are very clean and the service staff were excellent! Our room was done to a very high standard daily including fresh towels. Shower gel included in shower so that may save weight in your case. Breakfast was a very good standard with plenty of choice,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The hotel is really nice. Rooms are spacious and comfortable, contemporary style with new furniture. Balconys are huge and the ocean view is simply amazing. We were sleeping with open windows to hear the waves, that was nice. All the staff were extremly kind, breakfast buffet was tasty with variablity of dishes. Only coffee was poor, even when ordered by... More 

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OrcaPraia, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam We would like to thank you for your report and you hope had to a good stay with us in Orca Praia. We look forward to see you in a near future in our house and enjoy Madeira. Yours faithfully Aurélio Rodrigues Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

very friendly service and room cleaned everyday very clean all places. Nice swimm pool and beach next to the hotel. Near the hotel bus station 10onut to center of Funchal All rooms overlooking the ocean tasty breakfast but I missed the white cheese. overall this hotel is very good for hollydays in Madeira.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Big, comfortable rooms. Breakfast in every style. Situated 40 minutes by walk on the ocean promenade from the center of Funchal. 5 min by bus or taxi. During windy days the noise of crushing waves remainds you are in the meedle of the Atlantic :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

2 years on from our 2015 visit we returned on a Jet 2 holiday ( we upgraded to an en suite room )in June 2017 . Really pleased to say that it is still a lovely hotel ,in a great position with nice staff and good food selection in the restaurant overlooking the Atlantic .There is no air con -but... More 

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OrcaPraia, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir or Madam We would like to thank you for your report and you hope had to a good stay with us in Madeira. We are looking forward to see you in a near future in our house again and enjoy Madeira. Yours faithfully Aurélio Rodrigues Manager More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Orca Praia Hotel

Address: Estrada Monumental 335 | Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: $55 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Orca Praia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 124
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Also Known As:
Hotel Orca Praia
Orca Praia Funchal
Orca Praia Hotel Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Funchal
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#25 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#39 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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