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Hotel Orca Praia(3 stars)

Estrada Monumental 355 9000-236 Funchal View on map
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  • Hotel in general
    5.1
  • Room
    5.5
  • Service
    5.1
  • Location
    4.6
  • Gastronomy
    4.6
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0

Rating breakdown

  • excellent
    138
  • very good
    65
  • acceptable
    14
  • 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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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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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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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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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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Edith
Try it, it's worth it!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • February 2014
If one is the first time the entrance looks and before the transfer bus to the various 4-5 hotels had one is sceptical to say the least, if the Hotel Orca Praia route. But this first - modest impression is very quickly revised. The entire hotel shows from the inside very maintained and gives the first impression lies. We had booked a normal room and were amazed not bad, that without a junior suite was provided. The space was only from the view topped. Nice is one of the sea not to stay at this hotel. We had booked half ... board and were very happy. Three stars was worth it and more had we not expected. The staff was always accomodating and the the cleanliness of the hotel, as also of the dinner room spotless. As we had good weather, we spent the evenings on the balcony and have therefore only 2 times briefly in the rather sober bar too much. Good, that we this hotel a 2. book times. read hotel review
  • Location
    6.0

    The location is fantastic, the surrounding area rather lonely.

  • Service
    5.0

    Room service great, the front desk has still potential to above.

  • Room
    6.0

    As already mentioned we had instead of the normal double rooms in the junior suite at no extra charge. Everything was great.

  • Hotel
    5.0

    If one is the first time the entrance looks and before the transfer bus to the various 4-5 hotels had one is sceptical to say the least, if the Hotel Orca Praia route. But this first - modest impression is very quickly revised. The entire hotel shows from the inside very maintained and gives the first impression lies. We had booked a normal room and were amazed not bad, that without a junior suite was provided. The space was only from the view topped. Nice is one of the sea not to stay at this hotel. We had booked half board and were very happy. Three stars was worth it and more had we not expected. The staff was always accomodating and the the cleanliness of the hotel, as also of the dinner room spotless. As we had good weather, we spent the evenings on the balcony and have therefore only 2 times briefly in the rather sober bar too much. Good, that we this hotel a 2. book times.

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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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Werner Eugen
Gorgeous location and views.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Other stay
  • February 2014
We stayed in the hotel was very beautiful and pleasant holiday -1 week with a rental car. The view of the ocean and the walk from the current beginning of the promenade until camara de lobos is beautiful, with the possibilities, at the port somewhat to drink. We, 77 years, these walks and also the 'rise' of the hotel always a fitness workout terms. We loved the hotel and the island. The hotel exceeded the 3 - star rating in the name in every way. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    4.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    1.0
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    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
    6.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • 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
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Klaus
Hotel in the best location.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • January 2014
A hotel in a beautiful location, directly on the sea. Very friendly and helpful staff. The verkehranbindungen after Funchal and on the island are good. Long tischzeiten and good, varied food round good impression from. The hotel we can only recommend it. read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
  • Location
    4.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    4.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    6.0
  • 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
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
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Beautiful hotel with a fantastic location!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • January 2014
We were to 2. the 'Orca Praia' and it was a beautiful holiday. We would gladly come again into this hotel. Many thanks to all the staff! read hotel review
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    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
  • Service
    5.7
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    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
    6.0
  • 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
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Bernd
Very good hotel.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Proof of booking
  • Countryside & spa
  • January 2014
It pleased us very well. The location directly at the steep coast is great. You have to the sound of the waves may. We will be safe see them again. read hotel review
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Service
    5.8
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.3
    Child care or playground
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • 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
  • Location
    4.5
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    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
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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

  • Shops in the hotel
  • Hotel safe
  • Fax and photocopying facilities
  • Lift
  • Free parking
  • Car park

Room amenities

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

Gastronomy

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Number of restaurants for non-guests: 1
  • Diabetic menu
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegetarian dishes
  • Dishes for those with allergies
  • Gluten free
  • Hotel bar
  • Number of hotel bars altogether: 2
  • Number of hotel bars for non-guests: 1
  • Cafe
  • Number of cafes altogether: 1
  • Number of cafes for non-guests: 1
  • Extended breakfast

A choice of sports

  • Fitness centre

Spa offers

  • Spa centre
  • Massages
  • Beauty treatments
  • Sauna
  • Number of saunas: 1
  • 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