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Hotel Orca Praia(3 stars)

Estrada Monumental 355 9000-236 Funchal View on map
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  • The hotel is recommendable (38)
    "The hotel is recommendable" found in 38 reviews
    • " In any case the hotel is recommendable . The staff are friendly, the hotel altogether very clean. The location at the water front we ... " 
      4.816666666666667
      August 2012
    • " ... of cheeses. Coffee almost undrinkable compared to the excellent Madeira coffee (Bica etc). Larger juice glasses would be helpful. Waiters and the reception staff were very friendly and nice, the hotel was clean and so was the large, beautifully furnished room. The pool snack bar lady, however, could have ... " 
      5.192857142857143
      September 2012
    • " ... the hotel was clean and so was the large, beautifully furnished room. The pool snack bar lady, however, could have been friendlier. The view of sea and the large balcony were fantastic and it was very quiet in the hotel although it was almost full. " 
      5.192857142857143
      September 2012
    • " All in all a good hotel , the breakfast buffet is I rather hectic, since lots of guests at the same time want to have ... " 
      4.561111111111111
      August 2012
    • " We felt very good in this hotel and it gladly anytime again choose. The quiet location of the hotel has, the large terrace and ... " 
      5.235714285714287
      August 2012
    • " Very nice hotel with a great staff! " 
      5.359523809523809
      September 2012
    • " The hotel was great ! The rooms are really spacious, with a great balcony and a priceless view on the sea. The hotel ... " 
      5.023809523809525
      June 2012
    • " ... way to the pool, for the older people very strenuous. There is a bus stop in right in front of the hotel. If we we should come, we would again book this hotel, we recommend it to anyone, we had a great stay in dieseer complex " 
      5.023809523809525
      June 2012
    • " Great hotel at sea, secluded from hotel chains " 
      5.378571428571428
      July 2012
    • " We five women-we did in the hotel felt really good : peaceful location and the rooms with view to the sea and the sound of. Who good fish should ... " 
      5.207142857142857
      June 2012
    • " ... hotel just left a yellow house). Wine is partially very expensive in comparison to prices in Gutsausschank in Germany. So once the price list study. We like to eat salad and were here with the value for money not satisfied, neither of the pool bar of the hotel or outside. The shuttle bus bus from the ... " 
      5.207142857142857
      June 2012
    • " Wonderful stay " 
      5
      June 2012
    • " Lovely reception staff who spoke many languages & dealt with all enquiries efficiently. The hotel was very clean & the bedroom staff worked late into the afternoon,so if your room has not been cleaned first ... " 
      5
      June 2012
    • " Very nice hotel for such, the recuperation search. Great, big room with fantastic balcony and a stunning view ... " 
      4.9142857142857155
      August 2012
    • " Nice hotel , scenic good location at the beach " 
      5.328571428571428
      August 2012
  • Great location (12)
    "Great location" found in 12 reviews
    • " Great location , every room with beautiful view of the sea " 
      5.304761904761905
      August 2012
    • " Great view of the sea " 
      4.561111111111111
      August 2012
    • " Pleasant hotel in amazing location " 
      5.488095238095239
      July 2012
    • " ... always clean. The only thing small shortcoming was the breakfast buffet, the relatively onesided canceled is. There is a steep way to the pool, for the older people very strenuous. There is a bus stop in right in front of the hotel . If we we should come, we would again book this hotel, we recommend it to anyone, we had a ... " 
      5.023809523809525
      June 2012
    • " Hotel in a great location " 
      4.816666666666667
      July 2012
    • " Beautiful, well maintained complex with great location . With junior suites there are two categories: a very large bedroom or for 4 people double ... " 
      4.671428571428572
      July 2012
    • " Very beautiful hotel, great location and very good service " 
      5.521428571428571
      July 2012
    • " Good three star hotel with a great view on the sea " 
      4.695238095238095
      July 2012
    • " For a three-star hotel really reasonable. One of the few beaches the island borders directly at the hotel on, most of the rooms a great view on the sea. Somewhat disturbing was the noise especially early in the morning (probably came ... " 
      4.695238095238095
      July 2012
    • " Great location , great room, food poor, garlic " 
      5.586111111111111
      August 2012
    • " ... in orca praia, the last time before 10 years. We will come again. Unfortunately is the pool bar evenings not more open, we find this unfortunately. The hotel is clean, the staff friendly and the location is brilliant . In the area of the dinner there was possibilities to increase. Whoever is looking for rest and ... " 
      5.866666666666666
      September 2012
    • " Very nice, peacefully located hotel . We had a very nice vacation here. The view here is very impressive. The sound of the sea very ... " 
      5.5
      September 2012
  • The staff are friendly (7)
    "The staff are friendly" found in 7 reviews
    • " In any case the hotel is recommendable. The staff are friendly , the hotel altogether very clean. The location at the water front we found wonderful. The food ... " 
      4.816666666666667
      August 2012
    • " ... offer different types of fruits and a larger varity of cheeses. Coffee almost undrinkable compared to the excellent Madeira coffee (Bica etc). Larger juice glasses would be helpful. Waiters and the reception staff were very friendly and nice, the hotel was clean and so was the large, beautifully furnished room. The pool snack ... " 
      5.192857142857143
      September 2012
    • " All in all a good hotel, the breakfast buffet is I rather hectic, since lots of guests at the same time want to have breakfast and the capacity not really sufficient. The staff are friendly , front desk, restaurant and room service as well. " 
      4.561111111111111
      August 2012
    • " Very nice hotel with a great staff ! " 
      5.359523809523809
      September 2012
    • " A nice hotel with stunning views on the sea. A bit off the beaten track, but good connection to Funchal ( hotel-shuttle bus, footpath, city buses), so better than in the hotel-Ghetto Funchal. The staff are very friendly , at the front desk both English and German spoken questions and wishes with large willingness ... " 
      5.402380952380952
      July 2012
    • " Very beautiful hotel, great location and very good service " 
      5.521428571428571
      July 2012
    • " If you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle are looking for is right at home here. The staff are very friendly and helpful . At the front desk you get in any case and all questions information and help. The rooms are ... " 
      5.009523809523809
      August 2012
  • Bad food (1)
    "Bad food" found in 1 review
    • " ... wishes, should rather 2 adjoining double rooms book. We could only after 8 days in the 2 -room variant move. If you're looking for good food sets, shouldn't half board book. Boring, taste bad food . Very nice and helpful staff. Madeira is however always worth a trip and the hotel, if ... " 
      4.671428571428572
      July 2012
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Hotel review overview

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Rating by categories

  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    4.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.6
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    185
  • very good
    100
  • acceptable
    19
  • poor
    3
  • terrible
    0
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The most helpful positive review

4.769047619047619

On the Hotel Orca Praia lot has already been written, it is everything and it is a very good, well-run three star hotel with a good price-performance ratio. But we would a room in the 10. floor discourage, if you are not hikers and want to get up early and must. Around 6.30 starts the chairs back on a room in the above restaurant at, just as then at night until about 23 hours to clean. We had room 1004, here i would certainly advise against, since on the …  read hotel review

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The most helpful negative review

3.1666666666666665

I was in Madeira, had a room including breakfast. 98% of the guests were older english and german (+65). …  read hotel review

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Summary of guest reviews by category

  • Hotel in general
    Pros
    • Cost Effectiveness (2)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 2 reviews
      • " If you want a good, simple and quiet domicile as a starting point for things to do searches, is in the right place here. Good value for money for 3 *hotel. Rental car is recommendable, but also bus station about 100 meters away. ... "  read hotel review
        4.671428571428572
        July 2012
      • " Well located, quiet hotel with wonderful views of the Atlantic ocean. Good starting point for excursions in every direction the island. Good value for money. Would book this hotel again anytime. "  read hotel review
        4.890476190476191
        July 2012
    • Hotel in general (38)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 38 reviews
      • " In any case the hotel is recommendable. The staff are friendly, the hotel altogether very clean. The location at the water front we ... "  read hotel review
        4.816666666666667
        August 2012
      • " ... of cheeses. Coffee almost undrinkable compared to the excellent Madeira coffee (Bica etc). Larger juice glasses would be helpful. Waiters and the reception staff were very friendly and nice, the hotel was clean and so was the large, beautifully furnished room. The pool snack bar lady, however, could have ... "  read hotel review
        5.192857142857143
        September 2012
      • " ... the hotel was clean and so was the large, beautifully furnished room. The pool snack bar lady, however, could have been friendlier. The view of sea and the large balcony were fantastic and it was very quiet in the hotel although it was almost full. "  read hotel review
        5.192857142857143
        September 2012
      • " All in all a good hotel, the breakfast buffet is I rather hectic, since lots of guests at the same time want to have ... "  read hotel review
        4.561111111111111
        August 2012
      • " We felt very good in this hotel and it gladly anytime again choose. The quiet location of the hotel has, the large terrace and ... "  read hotel review
        5.235714285714287
        August 2012
      • " Very nice hotel with a great staff! "  read hotel review
        5.359523809523809
        September 2012
      • " The hotel was great! The rooms are really spacious, with a great balcony and a priceless view on the sea. The hotel ... "  read hotel review
        5.023809523809525
        June 2012
      • " ... way to the pool, for the older people very strenuous. There is a bus stop in right in front of the hotel. If we we should come, we would again book this hotel, we recommend it to anyone, we had a great stay in dieseer complex "  read hotel review
        5.023809523809525
        June 2012
      • " Great hotel at sea, secluded from hotel chains "  read hotel review
        5.378571428571428
        July 2012
      • " We five women-we did in the hotel felt really good: peaceful location and the rooms with view to the sea and the sound of. Who good fish should ... "  read hotel review
        5.207142857142857
        June 2012
      • " ... hotel just left a yellow house). Wine is partially very expensive in comparison to prices in Gutsausschank in Germany. So once the price list study. We like to eat salad and were here with the value for money not satisfied, neither of the pool bar of the hotel or outside. The shuttle bus bus from the ... "  read hotel review
        5.207142857142857
        June 2012
      • " Wonderful stay "  read hotel review
        5
        June 2012
      • " Lovely reception staff who spoke many languages & dealt with all enquiries efficiently.The hotel was very clean & the bedroom staff worked late into the afternoon,so if your room has not been cleaned first ... "  read hotel review
        5
        June 2012
      • " Very nice hotel for such, the recuperation search. Great, big room with fantastic balcony and a stunning view ... "  read hotel review
        4.9142857142857155
        August 2012
      • " Nice hotel, scenic good location at the beach "  read hotel review
        5.328571428571428
        August 2012
  • Location
    Pros
    • Surroundings (12)
      Comments related to "Location" found in 12 reviews
      • " Great location, every room with beautiful view of the sea "  read hotel review
        5.304761904761905
        August 2012
      • " Great view of the sea "  read hotel review
        4.561111111111111
        August 2012
      • " Pleasant hotel in amazing location "  read hotel review
        5.488095238095239
        July 2012
      • " ... always clean. The only thing small shortcoming was the breakfast buffet, the relatively onesided canceled is. There is a steep way to the pool, for the older people very strenuous. There is a bus stop in right in front of the hotel. If we we should come, we would again book this hotel, we recommend it to anyone, we had a ... "  read hotel review
        5.023809523809525
        June 2012
      • " Hotel in a great location "  read hotel review
        4.816666666666667
        July 2012
      • " Beautiful, well maintained complex with great location. With junior suites there are two categories: a very large bedroom or for 4 people double ... "  read hotel review
        4.671428571428572
        July 2012
      • " Very beautiful hotel, great location and very good service "  read hotel review
        5.521428571428571
        July 2012
      • " Good three star hotel with a great view on the sea "  read hotel review
        4.695238095238095
        July 2012
      • " For a three-star hotel really reasonable. One of the few beaches the island borders directly at the hotel on, most of the rooms a great view on the sea. Somewhat disturbing was the noise especially early in the morning (probably came ... "  read hotel review
        4.695238095238095
        July 2012
      • " Great location, great room, food poor, garlic "  read hotel review
        5.586111111111111
        August 2012
      • " ... in orca praia, the last time before 10 years. We will come again. Unfortunately is the pool bar evenings not more open, we find this unfortunately. The hotel is clean, the staff friendly and the location is brilliant. In the area of the dinner there was possibilities to increase. Whoever is looking for rest and ... "  read hotel review
        5.866666666666666
        September 2012
      • " Very nice, peacefully located hotel. We had a very nice vacation here. The view here is very impressive. The sound of the sea very ... "  read hotel review
        5.5
        September 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (7)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 7 reviews
      • " In any case the hotel is recommendable. The staff are friendly, the hotel altogether very clean. The location at the water front we found wonderful. The food ... "  read hotel review
        4.816666666666667
        August 2012
      • " ... offer different types of fruits and a larger varity of cheeses. Coffee almost undrinkable compared to the excellent Madeira coffee (Bica etc). Larger juice glasses would be helpful. Waiters and the reception staff were very friendly and nice, the hotel was clean and so was the large, beautifully furnished room. The pool snack ... "  read hotel review
        5.192857142857143
        September 2012
      • " All in all a good hotel, the breakfast buffet is I rather hectic, since lots of guests at the same time want to have breakfast and the capacity not really sufficient. The staff are friendly, front desk, restaurant and room service as well. "  read hotel review
        4.561111111111111
        August 2012
      • " Very nice hotel with a great staff! "  read hotel review
        5.359523809523809
        September 2012
      • " A nice hotel with stunning views on the sea. A bit off the beaten track, but good connection to Funchal ( hotel-shuttle bus, footpath, city buses), so better than in the hotel-Ghetto Funchal. The staff are very friendly, at the front desk both English and German spoken questions and wishes with large willingness ... "  read hotel review
        5.402380952380952
        July 2012
      • " Very beautiful hotel, great location and very good service "  read hotel review
        5.521428571428571
        July 2012
      • " If you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle are looking for is right at home here. The staff are very friendly and helpful. At the front desk you get in any case and all questions information and help. The rooms are ... "  read hotel review
        5.009523809523809
        August 2012
    • Service in general (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " ... rather 2 adjoining double rooms book. We could only after 8 days in the 2 -room variant move. If you're looking for good food sets, shouldn't half board book. Boring, taste bad food. Very nice and helpful staff. Madeira is however always worth a trip and the hotel, if one of eats fact, also quite ... "  read hotel review
        4.671428571428572
        July 2012
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (4)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 4 reviews
      • " ... towels.It was great to sleep with the patio doors open at night & just hear the sound of the sea,as there was no air conditioning & it was really hot when we were there.We stayed on B&B basis & the breakfast was good with fresh rolls & choice of bacon,eggs etc.As we were english did feel a bit "outnumbered" as ... "  read hotel review
        5
        June 2012
      • " ... or for 4 people double bedroom. If two separate bedroom wishes, should rather 2 adjoining double rooms book. We could only after 8 days in the 2 -room variant move. If you're looking for good food sets, shouldn't half board book. Boring, taste bad food. Very nice and helpful staff. ... "  read hotel review
        4.671428571428572
        July 2012
      • " ... The same very spacious and with a beautiful bathroom. A bus station is really near. Bus ride into town and back cost about 1.50 Euro. In the week the city buses commuted, at the weekend hourly. The food is good, particularly the evening buffet is recommendable. The pool ( very good) and the beach (stony) ... "  read hotel review
        5.380952380952381
        July 2012
      • " Pleasant stay. Beach in direct near the hotel. Quiet and pleasant pool atmosphere without constant background music and animationsdruck. The food is good, if you nothing special expected. "  read hotel review
        5.316666666666667
        September 2012
    Cons
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " ... wishes, should rather 2 adjoining double rooms book. We could only after 8 days in the 2 -room variant move. If you're looking for good food sets, shouldn't half board book. Boring, taste bad food. Very nice and helpful staff. Madeira is however always worth a trip and the hotel, if ... "  read hotel review
        4.671428571428572
        July 2012
  • Sport
    Pros
    • Sport facilities (1)
      Comments related to "Sport" found in 1 review
      • " ... shoe recommendable nonetheless!). Strong surf and caution before quallen ('Portuguese galley'). We had an injured woman, the taken to hospital. Access to public transport is good. Island more suitable for hikers. Weather changeable-but very Vegetationsreich. Many excursions, also by boat. Who beach loves ... "  read hotel review
        4.816666666666667
        July 2012
  • Room
    Pros
    • Facilities (7)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 7 reviews
      • " Would stay at the orca Praia book. Big room, just outside of Funchal, quiet (except for the noise the seagulls at night and the sound of ... "  read hotel review
        5.304761904761905
        August 2012
      • " We felt very good in this hotel and it gladly anytime again choose. The quiet location of the hotel has, the large terrace and the wonderful view of the sea felt especially good pleased. "  read hotel review
        5.235714285714287
        August 2012
      • " The hotel was great! The rooms are really spacious, with a great balcony and a priceless view on the sea. The hotel could even 4 stars. The rooms ... "  read hotel review
        5.023809523809525
        June 2012
      • " Very nice hotel for such, the recuperation search. Great, big room with fantastic balcony and a stunning view of the sea. Furnishings functional, tools for a fee, ... "  read hotel review
        4.9142857142857155
        August 2012
      • " ... some five star hotels, we have ever met. Very interesting architecture ( front desk in 'street level' in 10. Stock, including the rooms on 9 floors). Very large, tastefully equipped room with a big balcony and view of the sea ( simply grandios!). In the morning with the sound of waking up and ... "  read hotel review
        5.521428571428571
        July 2012
      • " For Madeira very good beach area ( sandy beach), big room with beautiful balcony and view of the sea, ideal for beach vacation and excursions ... "  read hotel review
        4.8999999999999995
        August 2012
      • " A very nice hotel with spacious rooms. Breakfast was varied and varied. In the next stay on Madeira the hotel book again. Small ... "  read hotel review
        5.121428571428572
        June 2012
    • Cleanliness (2)
      Comments related to "Room" found in 2 reviews
      • " The hotel was great! The rooms are really spacious, with a great balcony and a priceless view on the sea. The hotel could even 4 stars. The rooms were always clean. The only thing small shortcoming was the breakfast buffet, the relatively onesided canceled ... "  read hotel review
        5.023809523809525
        June 2012
      • " ... place away from the hustle and bustle are looking for is right at home here. The staff are very friendly and helpful. At the front desk you get in any case and all questions information and help. The rooms are clean, are regularly cleaned. The pool is great and you will find in any case a berth. Also the ... "  read hotel review
        5.009523809523809
        August 2012
Michael
Recommendable 3 star hotel
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • April 2014
The hotel Orca Praia is a bit outside Funchal, but with the bus very good to reach (bus stop directly before the hotel). We were very satisfied with the room and the service. The breakfast is fine (with a few flaws the coffee), but for a longer stay somewhat monotonously. Excursions were offered by the respective travel agencies (in our case Thomas Cook) offered. Usually you will pick you up directly at the hotel. Absolutely recommendable are the all-day roundtrip (westtour, osttour), especially, if you don't know the island, and the guided levada walks. Highly recommended is also a visit ... to the neighboring place camara de lobos, the hotel is within walking distance of the promenade. There were many german guests. The in general the staff spoke good english and sometimes also german and was very friendly and helpful. read hotel review
  • Location
    5.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Herbert
Very good 3 star hotel with good location to the sea
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • April 2014
We were very impressed by the hotel and the location, staff very friendly and helpful, food good and sufficient. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Service
    5.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.8
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    4.0
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Ernst
Great sea and lots of sunshine
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • April 2014
The stay was very pleasant, the food was good (a bit more choice of fruit would be better.) the lighting in the bath and rooms could be better. Unfortunately wi-fi only against fee! The same with the fridge. Otherwise we were very content, it was a cozy nice holiday. read hotel review
  • Service
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Location
    4.7
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    4.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
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Birgit
Relaxing holiday with spectacular views
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • March 2014
Very nice hotel with a fantastic location on the hill, and a great view of the atlantic ocean. We had a large room (junior suite) with a huge, the sea-facing balcony. Really nice! The food was absolutely alright (so varied, that we always found something), the staff efficient and very friendly and the whole hotel and pool area was very clean. We honestly surprised, that the hotel only 3 stars! The bus binding is very good, easy access to Funchal. But a rental car is recommended, as you so much more independent and the hotel was a little out of ... the way. But we knew that, for this reason we have also decided for half board and had no problems. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
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Sylvia
Gladly again!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • February 2014
On the Hotel Orca Praia lot has already been written, it is everything and it is a very good, well-run three star hotel with a good price-performance ratio. But we would a room in the 10. floor discourage, if you are not hikers and want to get up early and must. Around 6.30 starts the chairs back on a room in the above restaurant at, just as then at night until about 23 hours to clean. We had room 1004, here i would certainly advise against, since on the small balcony, the path to the beach and to the ... other rooms. One is always on display. We had the front desk Hotel Orca Praia specially written for a quiet room, this letter was unfortunately ignored. The check-in we wanted another room, but the hotel was, as so often, fully booked. Otherwise, we were very pleased with everything, the food, the staff, etc., everything very clean, all very friendly and helpful, and would not hesitate to stay in the Hotel Orca Praia, but with regard to another floor, to check in. A reference! We stayed with HolidayCheck booked and went on ' better services' because we a larger balcony and a quiet room. The chairs back is well in 10. floor known. The booking confirmation was not good, that it is the small balcony would be, only when the ticket was sent. We ask ourselves so, where is the 'better value'!? So beware of the reservations! Our summer holiday in Italy we had in the travel agency around the corner booked! read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Room
    5.5
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
  • Location
    4.3
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
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Information about Hotel Orca Praia

Hotel Information

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  • What the hotel offers
    Hotel Orca Praia is a three star hotel located in the coast of Atlantic Ocean in Funchal, Madera. It is favored mainly by couples and families. There is a 24-hours reception desk in the hotel. Wi-Fi internet access is available. Pets are allowed on the premises. Hotel is well-fitted for families traveling with children, offering babysitting services, baby cots, high chairs, etc.
  • Location
    Orca Praia is located on a hillside, facing the magnificent coast of the Atlantic Ocean. Hotel is 6km away from the center of Funchal, largest city in Madera. International Funchal Airport is 22km from the hotel.
  • Accommodation
    The hotel contains 124 rooms in total, including 86 Double rooms, 35 Junior Suites, and 3 family suites. Each room has a separate bathroom with a bathtub or a shower, cable TV, hairdryer, direct dial phone, and safety deposit box (for a small fee). All rooms are spacious and have à large balcony with the ocean view. Food and Drinks Main restaurant of the hotel serves international and local cuisine. Buffet and à la carte dishes are available. Restaurant offers vegetarian dishes, lactose- free dishes, and special meals for diabetics. In the hotel there is also a cocktail bar and pool snack bar, offering light snacks and alcohol and non alcohol drinks.
  • Leisure
    In the hotel there is à large swimming pool with a separate section devoted to children. By the pool there are grand sun terraces with sun beds and loungers for guests to rest on. Hotel contains games room with billiards, table tennis, and darts. Hotel offers evening entertainment, introducing to its guests live music and folklore shows. Near the hotel there is a beach, where guests can enjoy white sands and clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Close to the beach at the pool there is a specially prepared rock for climbing. Hotel has a Spa center, offering all types of treatments, such as facial and beauty treatments, massage treatments, aromatherapy treatments, and Turkish bath sessions.
  • Other facilities and services
    Hotel offers laundry service and car rental service. Babysitting service is available at previous request. In the hotel there is a souvenir shop and newspaper and magazines stand.
* HolidayCheck does not assume liability for the accuracy and completeness of the content displayed above. Please bear in mind that the services included in an offer may differ at the time of booking from the description presented here. Solely those services available at the time of booking as shown on the booking form will be offered.

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Amenities

Hotel amenities

  • Terrace
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Free parking

Room amenities

  • Satellite TV
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Standard balcony
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Inside access
  • Dressing room
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Pets allowed

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants for non-guests: 1
  • Diabetic menu
  • International
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Menu
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Number of hotel bars for non-guests: 1
  • Cafe
  • Number of cafes altogether: 1
  • Number of cafes for non-guests: 1

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bicycle hire

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Sauna
  • Tanning booth

Other hotel information

  • 24 hour reception
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Airport transfer
  • Car hire
  • Information desk
  • Currency exchange
  • All public and private areas are no smoking zones
  • Wifi
  • Newspaper
  • Dry cleaning