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Orca Praia Hotel

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Freital, Germany
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked the hotel very much and enjoyed the stay there. But a few things could be done to make it a little more comfortable. Neither in the sitting room nor in the bathroom there is any possibility to hang up something and we were also missing a fridge. I believe this should be basics at such a nice hotel.

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Wales
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

December package holiday with Jet2 for ten days on a breakfast only basis in December 2016. Good size room with dated furniture and firm but comfortable beds. Large sower room with bidet. No sink plug but top of small shaving foam did the job. Towels good quality and changed daily. liquid soap only provided. Very clean room and bedding changed...

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Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely place on the beach.Right on the cliff.Rooms were fantastic lovely huge Window with balcony overlooking beach.Nice walks in either direction.Away from Funchal,but free hotel bus was excellent.Local buses also good and cheap.Enjoyed our stay.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 15, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one week with my husband from 5th January. The hotel was a little dated but clean and the service in general was very good. Room was serviced daily. Breakfast had good selection at buffet and they did try to cater for some dietary needs. Only at in the hotel one evening and from what other guests told...

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Glasgow
Reviewed December 13, 2016

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England, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 22, 2016

I have mixed feelings about this hotel so I will just try to stick to straightforward opinions: Location: Praia Formosa beach which is nearer Camara do Lobos than it is to Funchal. Direct access onto the coastal promenade which runs from Lido area to Camara do Lobos. Approx 90 mins walk to centre of Funchal and 30 mins to Camara...

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6Thank Jongleurgirl
Alford, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Just back from a week in lovely Madeira, we booked a superior room at the Orca Praia and glad we did as the other rooms had much less private balconies but all have really great views. The rooms are lacking some basic facilities, no air conditioning which we would have been glad of as all rooms face south and it...

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2Thank AntonWright
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

We booked the hotel Orca Praia Hotel through Jet2 and flow out from Leeds /Bradford to Medeira / Funchal. We booked this hotel as it was on the beach and quite lovely location and had a sea view and such a good excellent price. The hotel was spotless and same with the room and the sea view was so spectacular...

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3Thank Talcymalc
Reviewed September 13, 2016 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...

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3Thank Steve T
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 12, 2016

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...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: $57 - $124 (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
#24 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#38 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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“The best rooms are the junior suites on the the left of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles citytoursdresden, 5 days ago | Read review
“4th or 5th floors have a lot of sun good in winter but avoid in summer as there is no air conditioning only fans to hire.”
 of 5 bubbles Cymroglas, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“High floor.But other way up so high floor is 1”
 of 5 bubbles Zitziubummer, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“All rooms have great views but the higher floors are best, small lifts to all floors. Hotel would not suit people with walking difficulties.”
 of 5 bubbles AntonWright, Oct 12, 2016 | Read review
“Worth upgrading to a junior suite for an extra 10 euros per night for a slightly bigger room.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeBWFC, Aug 31, 2016 | Read review
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