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1 May 2021
7 nights
1 Room, 2 Guests

Orca Praia

Orca Praia is near C‚mara de Lobos, on the south coast of the Portuguese island of Madeira. The hotel is a short walk from Arieiro Beach, where you can swim in the shallows or stretch out on the black volcanic sand. Orca Praia has an outdoor swimming pool, along with a smaller integrated pool for children. You can grab a drink, snack or light lunch at the poolside bar. Set on a clifftop, the building has a whitewashed exterior, with matching balconies and windows. The restaurant, gym and sun terrace offer views across the palm tree-lined pool area over the Atlantic Ocean. Bedrooms have patio doors leading onto a balcony. The hotel's light-filled lobby has floor-to-ceiling windows, marble flooring and an assortment of brightly coloured armchairs. You'll also find a patisserie and games room onsite. You can book a massage or beauty treatment at the spa, which is also home to a Turkish bath. If you're feeling energetic, you can visit the gym or attend a fitness class. It's a short stroll to the nearest café's, bars and restaurants. If you fancy exploring, you can get the hotel bus to Madeira's capital, Funchal, with its salt water lido complex, shopping centers and botanical garden.

Orca Praia is 2km from the former fishing village of C‚mara de Lobos, where you can dine on freshly caught seafood at a waterfront cafés or shop for souvenirs, such as locally produced wine or honey cake. It's also 2km to the nearby shopping mall and 15km to Palheiro golf course. You'll be 6km from Funchal itself, with its historic Old Town, boat-lined marina and cable car. A short drive away is Cabo Gir„o, where you can stand on a glass platform above the world's second tallest cliff. Further afield, it's a 50km boat trip to Porto Santo island, with its long stretch of sandy beach.

Orca Praia has two bars, with one open during the day and another at night. They serve a variety of international branded drinks, as well as cocktails. You can dine at the buffet restaurant, which offers local and international cuisine for breakfast and dinner. You can enjoy a light lunch at the pool bar.

At Orca Praia, you can play table tennis, pool or billiards. After sunset, you can watch the family-friendly entertainment, which usually includes live music and dancing.

Rooms at Orca Praia are neutrally decorated with light colored walls and matching tiles. They have Wi-Fi and a plus HD TV with satellite channels.

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  • Kids pool
  • Gym
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wifi
  • Kids pool
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Entertainment Program
  • Steam bath
  • 24 hr reception
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Bar
  • Bike Hire
  • Bike storage
  • Car hire
  • Car park
  • Cot
  • Currency exchange
  • High chairs
  • Laundry
  • Lift
  • Located on a main street
  • Medical service
  • Non-smoking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safe
  • Snack bar
  • Sun terrace
  • Table tennis
  • Terrace
  • Wifi
  • Library
  • Luggage room
  • Poolside snack bar


Distance to city centre 6km

Distance to beach 0.05km

Distance to airport 21km

Orca Praia location

Address: 00351291707070, Estrada Monumental, 335, Funchal, Portugal

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Tripadvisor rating Based on 578 reviews

Amazing hotel with a stunning view!
Jan 2021 |

We came here during Corona times as Madeira was one of the last “risk-free” areas where we could go. Turns out we found quite the gem. From the hotel to the island an absolute pleasure! Everyone at the hotel was super nice and everything was perfectly clean. They took good care of us and on top of it we had an amazing view and a lovely pool right by the ocean. What more could you ask for. 🤷🏻‍♂️😁

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Beautiful views, perfect COVID hygiene
Jan 2021 |

Every room has beautiful sea views, big balcony.

Hotel is serious about keeping perfect COVID hygiene rules working for every guest. Nobody may touch buffet, food, nor silver ware. It is made sure that every guest disinfects hands. Automatic temperature check is necessary for everyone before using the restaurant. Very good. This helps us all to feel safe during a holiday!

Senhor Joao in the restaurant makes a great professional job in letting everyone feel welcome and safe.

Everyone is very helpful. Gluten-free bread is available.

Great fast lifts inside hotel, but no lift for the swimmingpool. To go down to the swimming pool or beach it is necessary to take many steps, so it is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Nice beach promenade beside the swimming pool, easy to walk or run to Camara de Lobos or to find 3 beach bars nearby on the promenade in direction of Funchal.

25minutes from airport. Hotel offers daily 2 free shuttles to Funchal in the morning and 2 back in the afternoon.

WiFi is ok in the rooms for video conf.

Will come again. Great location for a mix of beach and "home office". It is possible to swim even in December when the sun is out.

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Perfect stay at Orca Praia Hotel
Nov 2020 |

My partner and I loved our stay at Orca Praia Hotel! Beautiful view, nice room with a big balcony, good food and friendly staff. We usually started our mornings with a run in front of the sea, followed by sea swimming! Just lovely. The hotel is rated 3 star but it’s more a 4 star. The only issue for hot days is to not have air conditioning, but we just open the balcony doors and everything it’s perfect! We will return! Perfect stay!!

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