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Royal Orchid Hotel

Portugal, Europe

On the Eastern side of Madeira, a little way out of Funchal, you'll find Canico Bay – a thriving resort. Go a little further out to a quiet promontory and you'll reach Canico de Baixo, a delightfully secluded spot, and home to the Royal Orchid Hotel. Enjoying a beautiful setting and spectacular views of the Atlantic, it is, undoubtedly, one of the finest hotels on the eastern coast.

The Royal Orchid is the perfect place for all sorts of different holidays. So what are you looking for? The wonderful weather in Madeira is almost always warm and sunny, so it's a great place for sunbathers. It's equally popular with swimmers and watersports enthusiasts, as well as for anyone interested in getting out and about and exploring a little way off the beaten track.

Seclusion, beautiful views and a world of possibilities at the Royal Orchid Hotel:

Views from the Royal Orchid Hotel are truly extraordinary. When you step out into the outdoor pool area, you'll find yourself looking out the wide expanse of the Atlantic. From here, you really can see for miles; it's a wonderful vantage point and a sublime place to swim.

Canico de Baixo is one of the most picturesque sights in Madeira - and if you've already spent any time there, you'll know that's quite a claim. But the beautiful bay and the nearby marine nature reserve both point to this being as unspoilt as it gets.

The Royal Orchid Hotel then is in the perfect place - and its four star facilities will give you a holiday to remember. From your light, bright studio apartment you'll have a superb view of the sea - and your balcony means you can get as many long, lingering looks as you want. You'll also enjoy the well-equipped kitchenette and bathroom. Additional facilities include a satellite TV, telephone, and hairdryer. Safe deposit boxes are also available.

You could happily spend a whole week or two at the Royal Orchid Hotel; with its wonderful health club - just wait till you see the indoor pool - its sauna and steam bath, as well as its games room, its bar and buffet restaurant. And if you do want to head further afield, just hop on the hotel shuttle bus and enjoy the ride into Funchal.

The Royal Orchid Hotel, near Funchal, gives you all the makings of a holiday to savour.

Guests on Half Board may be served in either the restaurant of Royal Orchid or its sister hotel, the Rocamar which is located next door. The buffet breakfast and dinner will be served at the Rocamar. Guests are also able to use the facilities at Cais da Oliveira, which is a short walk away.

Due to the surrounding area and the number of steps around the hotel, it may not be suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

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  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Health club with sauna and steam bath and Jacuzzi
  • Massage (at a fee)
  • Gym
  • Dive school (at a fee)
  • Games room
  • Buffet restaurant
  • Bar
  • Snack bar (Bar Rocamar)
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  • Please note that meals are served in the restaurant of sister Hotel Rocamar.

Room Types

Studio Seaview & Balcony
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The Local Area

Overlooking beautiful Canico Bay on the eastern side of Madeira, this hotel affords its guests breathtaking views of the Atlantic. It is in the small resort of Canico de Baixo which is perched on a small promontory surrounded by the sea where there is a marine nature reserve.

The facilities of the nearby Rocamar Hotel are also available for use to the guests of Royal Orchid Hotel.

Trip Advisor Reviews

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Spoiled Holiday by strange food.

Review by CAROL T Somerset, United Kingdom

My husband and I looked forward to our holiday in the island we love. We chose Royal Orchid because it was near to the sea, with wonderful views. We arrived at the Hotel and it was everything we hoped for. Our room with a separate bedroom and bathroom, with a large terrace area excellent...

Staff at Royal Orchid could not have been more friendly and helpful,Especially the young lady at reception who help sort out things when are taxi was late. Cleaners so diligent, room was kept spotless every day. BUT Unfortunately we had to take our meals in the sister hotel adjoining our Hotel The Rokamar Hotel. It had the weirdest food ever. My bud and who can eat anything Was a bit taken a back. I lived on cheese and biscuits . Would not recommend unless you like rustic type cuisine. Strangest breakfast I have ever seen. Thank goodness for bread rolls and toast. We booked the Royal Orchid Hotel , moor expensive than the Rokamar Hotel, where the dinning room we had to use. Would recommend you check before you book..

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Old hotel

Review by 997lolitag

Me and my husband didn't like this hotel. It is very old, old fashioned hotel and not a place for young couple (we are 29). Food wasn't good at all...very few options.ll foods taste the same...

Everyday I strugled to find something to eat. So if you are picky with the food and looking for modern place with young people - Don't go there. Staff was kind and helpful.

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Lovely holiday!

Review by natalia50 Harleston, Norfolk

We are just back from our 3 weeks stay in Royal Orchid.The hotel is very nice: lovely location, very friendly and welcoming staff, very clean. the Jacuzzi , sauna and swimming pool are nice.The junior suite we stayed in was nice, everything was there for a comfortable stay.The shuttle bus to Funchal was very much appreciated. it was well organised with booking in advance...

One thing that was a little bit disappointing was food. We were on Half board, it was ok, but we wouldn't call it excellent. We still enjoyed staying in Royal Orchid and would stay there again when we come to visit Madeira. Thanks to all the staff of the hotel.

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Holiday Royal Orchid

Review by Jessieorr Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Just back from a 7 day holiday ,at the Royal Orchid in Caniço .Bed room furniture was very tiered ,bed was clean ,hotel was clean .Food was awful ,managed a bit toast in the morning ,boiled eggs and fresh tomato was only on every other day .Went to the steakhouse for a decent meal .smell from the drains in toilet was disgusting .Trying to get a drink from the bar took for ever if there was a few in .we meet a lovely couple who we made friends with .But defo will not go back .

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The sound of the ocean outside the window

Review by ewacze Warsaw, Poland

Nice hotel beautifully situated on a cliff, clean, with a great ocean view from the room and balcony. Tasty and varied food, delicious fruits. Free sunbeds and umbrellas on the cliff and by the pool in sufficient numbers...

Jacuzzi and gym. Late check out (extra charge) possible. Great stay.

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