Orca Praia

Portugal Madeira Funchal
568 reviews

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
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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 568 reviews

Nov 2020 |

This is a very good three-star hotel. The breakfast is of a good quality and the staff are lovely. It is a bit out of the way but public bus runs every half hour or so. My only gripe was that the shower gel( also meant to be shampoo?) wasn'...

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Worst night's sleep ever
Nov 2020 |

The hotel looks amazing on the photos. The location on the cliff edge is indeed quite spectacular.

However the reality of staying at the hotel is quite different. The walls are paper-thin and you can hear every small movement in the rooms a...

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1st class
Nov 2020 |

I would definitely recommend this hotel. The hotel was very clean and the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. Every room has a sea view and the pool area was always clean and tidy with an excellent choice of snacks and drinks.

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