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Orca Praia Hotel

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England, United Kingdom
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179 reviews
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Reviewed 22 October 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... More 

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Alford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 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... More 

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1 Thank AntonWright
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 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... More 

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1 Thank Talcymalc
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 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... More 

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2 Thank Steve T
London, England, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 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... More 

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Hull, England
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

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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2 Thank MikeBWFC
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 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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Reviewed 23 August 2016 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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Reviewed 10 August 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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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • 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
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Price Range: ₹ 3,770 - ₹ 10,487 (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 Funchal, Madeira
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Funchal
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Funchal
#24 Spa Hotel in Funchal
#38 Romantic Hotel in Funchal
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“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, 12 Oct 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, 31 Aug 2016 | Read review
“no worries, all rooms have fantastic seaview”
 of 5 bubbles b_architect, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Worh upgrading to an ensuite room -but all rooms have sea view as far as we are aware”
 of 5 bubbles 24-7lleisure, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have fabulous uninterrupted sea views”
 of 5 bubbles Crissstina, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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