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Orca Praia

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Portugal, Europe
Funchal

Peacefully lying on a sloping terrace overlooking the mix pebbly/sandy Arieiro Beach, this superb hotel provides an idyllic setting on the mesmerising island of Madeira. Guests will find themselves within easy access of a myriad of bars and restaurants which lie a mere 400 metres away, while links to the public transport network are to be found just 50 metres from the hotel. 6 km from the hotel lies the lively tourist hub of Funchal, which is easily accessibly via the hotel shuttle bus. The nearest shops and Camara de Lobos are located 2 km away, while the closest nightclub can be found 6 km from the hotel. Guests of all ages will appreciate the hotel's serene setting, warm hospitality and excellent facilities. The guest rooms are beautifully decorated and complete with modern amenities for visitors' convenience and comfort.

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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Facilities

  • Car park
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late Check-out*
  • Mobile phone coverage
  • Wired Internet
  • Wi-Fi*
  • Car hire*
  • Transfer service*
  • Airport Shuttle*
  • Laundry service*
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  • *Some facilities may incur an additional fee

The Local Area

Trip Advisor Reviews

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The best hotel in Madeira for location

Review by nigel329 Cardiff, United Kingdom

The hotel is built into the rock face so every room has a sea view. I would recommend a superior room with a large balcony preferably one of the 500 series rooms at level -5. This provides a large private area where you can leave the balcony doors open all night and hear The Atlantic rollers...

It is situated between Funchal and the idilic village of Camara da Lobos only about a mile walk alongside the ocean on a boardwalk. The hotel provides a minibus into Funchal Monday to Friday and the urban 01 bus stops by the hotel every 30 mins on its way into Funchal. This operates every day. A great place to stay away from the hustle and bustle of Funchal.

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Great Location

Review by Willett72 Kassel, Germany

Orca Praia hotel is in a perfect location. The sea front view from all rooms makes it that much nicer. With a car you are less than 15 downtown Funchal with an option to take bus that stops directly in front of the hotel...

Reception is very friendly and helpful with info when asked.

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Lovely hotel, incredible staff specifically Angelo

We stayed for for 14 nights over Christmas. In fairness I have been lucky enough to travel to 5 countries throughout Covid and none of them are as vigilant and on top of it as they Island of Madeira. Kudos to them! The staff cannot do enough for you and a bit shout out to Angelo (sorry if I have that wrong) who was a waiter and barman and he went above and beyond! We hired a car and got to see the things we wanted to see...

I was hoping for slightly better weather as it helps my arthritis but it was always warm 17 -22 degrees just quite a lot of showers which on the flip side makes Madeira so green and lush. When it was very sunny we pretty much had the pool to ourselves. Great range of breakfast. Only thing that did confuse me was the pool bar and restaurant wasn’t open everyday and never really worked out why. I must stress, this hotel is not suitable for wheel chair users or people with moderate to severe severe disabilities. I have a mild disability and struggled with all the steps but at least it kept the weight off after the delicious breakfast! Must also give a shout out to the tall dark haired gentleman working on reception! Customer service, outstanding! (Apologies I have forgotten his name). We met a lovely couple Tom and Pino from Rome and had a few lovely nights with them! Such a shame we were leaving not long after they arrived! If you are reading Pino and Tom, god bless you and see you in Germany soon!!!! :-) Thank you for a great stay! Gilly & Darren

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Very nice nature of location of the hotel

Review by dima2022 Dnipro, Ukraine

Amazing room view with panoramic windows in all hotel and panorama restaurant, perfect own pool on the beach with snack bar, excellent personal loved to help you with any request, lovely musical evenings in sky bar, free (4 times a day) transfer to the center of Funchal and back, city bus stop in front of the hotel, free parking and electric charging station, rent of a car and a bike at the hotel, lovely terrace at the room with possibility to take some meal (can be serviced by the hotel). Flaws: small and not enough good refrigerating mini bar, composed (not king size) bad in standard room.

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Bad everything

They charge for 2kg of loundry almost 300 euro. Put on the invoice things that we dont drink and its almost 60 euro for 1 fanta drink ! Service is not kind. They pretend to not know English...

Cleaning room is bad. They don't even vacuum room after 1 week of stay in there. Bathroom are stink and the water under the shower just stay under the shower And goes away after fiew minutes. Breakfast are the same every day. And not good quality. Definitly not recomended. That hotel should not have even 1 star.

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