# 16 of 149 hotels in Funchal

Hotel Orca Praia(3 stars)

Estrada Monumental 355 9000-236 Funchal View on map
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  • The hotel was clean (3)
    "The hotel was clean" found in 3 reviews
    • " ... 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
    • " Pleasant stay . Beach in direct near the hotel. Quiet and pleasant pool atmosphere without constant background ... " 
      5.316666666666667
      September 2012
  • The reception staff were very friendly (1)
    "The reception staff were very friendly" found in 1 review
    • " ... 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
  • The food is good (1)
    "The food is good" found in 1 review
    • " 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. " 
      5.316666666666667
      September 2012
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Hotel review overview

Average
rating

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
    172
  • very good
    87
  • acceptable
    18
  • 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
    • Hotel in general (3)
      Comments related to "Hotel in general" found in 3 reviews
      • " ... 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
      • " Pleasant stay. Beach in direct near the hotel. Quiet and pleasant pool atmosphere without constant background ... "  read hotel review
        5.316666666666667
        September 2012
  • Service
    Pros
    • Service Friendliness (1)
      Comments related to "Service" found in 1 review
      • " ... 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
  • Food
    Pros
    • Quality (1)
      Comments related to "Food" found in 1 review
      • " 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
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

  • Total number of rooms: < 200
  • Non-smoking room
  • Shops in the hotel
  • Play rooms
  • Hotel safe
  • Internet
  • Lift
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

  • Writing bureau
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Safe
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Electronic room keys
  • Dressing room
  • Wake up call/Alarm clock
  • Connecting rooms
  • Pets allowed

Gastronomy

  • Full board
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants for non-guests: 1
  • Number of restaurant seats altogether: < 200
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • 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
  • Horse riding

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Special massages
  • Sauna
  • Steam room/ turkish bath

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
  • Laundry service