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Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

This hotel was too far to walk into Funchal but did have shuttle bus. It was 30 mins one way along promenade to fishing village( nicest on the island) with decent supermarket and 30 mins the other way to good selection of restaurants and shopping with big supermarket at forum shopping centre. It did have 3 restaurants along sea front 5 -10 mins. The hotel was clean and had nice home cooked breakfasts simple choice but fresh. For anyone with mobility issues pool and promenade a good steep walk with steps. Beautiful views of sea from all rooms but budget rooms did not have big balcony with jet 2. We hired a car using hotel for 2 days and covered most of the island great advice from the company were to go and good vehicles.
Alternative seemed the yellow bus sightseeing company which seemed good value.
Madeira felt very safe and quiet the hotel had a lot of German guests and all of Madeira involves hills. I think it was probably a one off destination for me I did enjoy it but the age groups are 70's this time of year which made me feel young. If you love walking a great place but snorkelling/ diving was limited. The lido area seemed to have more restaurants but hotels a lot more expensive. Hope this helps.

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
2  Thank dawn j
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Aurelio R, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 31, 2019

Dear Sir or Madam
Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback.
We inform our dear guests that we are currently renovating our rooms.
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.
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

Room tip: No complaints from us
Date of stay: November 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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OrcaPraia, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

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Reviewed January 16, 2019

This three star hotel will earn fourth star one day, I bet. As everyone has mentioned here, very great ocean view. Unfortunately didn't see any dolphin or sperm whale. Unfortunately saw C.D. Nacional losing, but can't blame Orca Praia for that. But they do have a table football, pool(billiard and also swimming) and table tennis. They have nice breakfast served by polite smiling stuff, four stars. At least in January the transport worked very well and the local bus is very easy to catch just outside the hotel. This hotel is also very clean. The only little minus for the light and TV-switch, which is located very close to the bed(s). Every other night I put the TV on by accident, while we were sleeping with my dame. Or... This was my 5th vacation on Madeira since 1994. Best value for your money (or mine). Cheers, poncha-time!

Date of stay: January 2019
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank MikkoHaaa
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OrcaPraia, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

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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.
We inform our dear guests that we are currently renovating our rooms.
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,
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Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

We will come back! Perfect location between Funchal and the fishing village! Good service, beautiful rooms, wonderful view. Nice pool and really nice entertainment in the evenings. The staff was really service minded about everything

Date of stay: January 2019
Trip type: Traveled with family
1  Thank mikaelmelin
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OrcaPraia, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2019

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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.
We inform our dear guests that we are currently renovating our rooms.
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Sincerely,
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Reviewed December 27, 2018

Our stay was excellent in every respect. The rooms and all public areas, including the dining room, were very well maintained; the staff helpful; uninterrupted sea views from every room; meals well-presented and tasty. We stayed here once before - several years ago (9?) - and we'd forgotten just how lovely it was! Thank you!

Date of stay: December 2018
  • Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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2  Thank SandLHighlands
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OrcaPraia, Proprietário at Orca Praia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded December 28, 2018

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hank 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,
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