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Estrada Monumental 335 Prainha do Arieiro, Funchal, Madeira 9000-236 Portugal
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 25/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 25/08/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#45 of 99 hotels in Funchal
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GreenLeaders Platinum level

Orca Praia Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Funchal, offering a charming environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, and guests can go online with wifi offered by the hotel.

Orca Praia features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a gift shop, to help make your stay more enjoyable. The property also boasts a pool and free breakfast. If you are driving to Orca Praia, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos (2.4 mi) and Holy Trinity Church (2.7 mi), guests of Orca Praia can easily experience some of Funchal's most well known attractions.

If you like seafood restaurants, Orca Praia Hotel is conveniently located near Casal Da Penha, Regional Flavours, and Restaurante Londres.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Praia Formosa Beach Madeira (0.5 mi), which is a popular Funchal attraction – and it is conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Funchal!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Beach
Bicycle rental
Free shuttle or taxi services
Car park
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Billiards
Table tennis
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Hammam
Massage
Baggage storage
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Family
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, German and 1 more

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Grade: 47 out of 100
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nigel329 wrote a review 18 Jan
Cardiff, United Kingdom4 contributions
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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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Date of stay: January 2022
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Room Tip: Level -5, must be superior room with large balcony.
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. 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, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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alwaysneedsaholiday wrote a review Aug 2021
6 contributions13 helpful votes
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We had an 8 day stay 17th July , the views from the hotel were amazing, the location of the hotel was brilliant for us , it wasn't in the hustle and bustle of Funchal , the hotel had a free shuttle buses on a morning and early evenings or there is a local bus stop outside the hotel approx 2 euros, it makes access to the town easy. We got a taxi back one night 15 euros. Funchal has many sites ,bars and restaurants to visit. The old town, cable cars and sledging is a must. The long walk into Funchal along the coastal path provided wonderful views, tunnels going through the cliffs are a surprise. In the opposite direction along the coastal path is the fishing village Camara de Lobos takes 20mins walk its quiet and relaxing in the.day and livelier atmosphere at night we loved it lots of local people. Near the hotels are beachfront bars serving a range of foods. The swimming pool is very relaxed overlooking the sea , lots of sunbeds , the pool bar is reasonable, food is good, access to the beach is a bonus which has its own bar that belongs to the hotel. The dinning room and public areas are all Covid safe , temperatures taken,hand sanitiser, masks are worn and regular cleaning can be seen. Breakfast was good very well organised. The bedroom was spotless , cleaned daily and the views were fantastic overlooking the bay. we slept.with the balcony door.open so we could hear the sea so relaxing. I had massage in the Spa ,again very professional and cleaning in between was to a high standard and Covid rules were followed. There are lots of steps and a very steep long slope down to the swimming pool which could be struggle. If you want to book a Covid test and you don't receive a reply from the madeira safe app , give them a ring , so helpful a booking was made very quickly at the local hospital it was free and we.only had to wait a few minutes . You can get free tests in some chemists in Funchal but you need to book your slot as soon as you can. I was nervous about my first trip abroad during Covid but from LBA airport, Jet 2 holidays and the Orca Praira, you made it perfect, so relaxing. Thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 Aug 2021
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. 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, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Willett72 wrote a review 10 Jan
Kassel, Germany3 contributions
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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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: We had the Junior Supeior Suite. Very Good!!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sir or Madam Thank you so much for staying with us and for taking the time to leave us your feedback. 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, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Elena F wrote a review 6 Jan
6 contributions3 helpful votes
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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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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Definitely go at Christmas! The lights are incredible
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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. 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, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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Dima wrote a review 1 Jan
Dnipro, Ukraine1 contribution
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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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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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. 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, Aurélio Rodrigues Manager
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PRICE RANGE
USD 66 - USD 140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
hotel orca praia, orca praia funchal
LOCATION
PortugalMadeira IslandsMadeiraFunchal
NUMBER OF ROOMS
128
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Frequently Asked Questions about Orca Praia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Orca Praia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Praia Formosa Beach Madeira (0.8 km) and Anjo da Praca da Assicom (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Orca Praia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Orca Praia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Orca Praia Hotel?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Orca Praia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Aconchego Restaurante Bar, The Beer Garden, and Terroir Portugal.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Orca Praia Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Orca Praia Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Orca Praia Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Orca Praia Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Orca Praia Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Orca Praia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Orca Praia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Orca Praia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal (4.7 km), Santa Clara Convent (4.4 km), and Blandy's Wine Lodge (4.6 km).