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Hotel Orca Praia

Star Rating: 3 star

in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

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Hotel Orca Praia details

“Amazing sea views, peaceful surroundings and a sandy beach just below – the Orca Praia has one of the best settings in Madeira.”

Built into a cliffside just outside Funchal, this hotel has spectacular views across the Atlantic. Plus, all the rooms face the ocean, so everyone gets their own share of the scenery. Better still, there’s a black sandy beach just below, reached by a steep pathway.

The pool makes the most of the location. Infinity-style, it stretches across a lower, sea-facing terrace. Sunloungers and parasols edge the water and there’s a snack bar here, too. And although it’s a steep walk back up to the hotel, the tranquillity down here more than makes up for it.

The hotel has recently been refurbished in a calm, contemporary style. Take the lobby, for instance. Here, coffee-coloured armchairs and striking sculptures have been teamed with marble floors sporting Persian rugs. In the bedrooms, meanwhile, everything’s done out in chocolate and fawn tones, with rich gold-brown drapes. TVs come as standard, too. The best bits, though, are the balconies. They’re spacious and furnished with tables and chairs.

Food-wise, there’s a smart restaurant complete with picture windows that zoom in on the views. Mealtimes are buffet-style, with the focus on familiar European staples and Madeiran specialities. There’s an à la carte menu, too, if you want something more formal.

Lastly, the spa here is a scenic place to relax. Treatment rooms, a gym and big hydrotherapy tubs all come with huge windows looking out to sea.


• 400m to nearest café and bar • 2km to the small fishing village of Câmara de Lobos • 6km from Funchal's marina • Courtesy bus to Funchal, except weekends and bank holidays

Transfer time

45 minutes

Swimming pool

• Swimming pool • Sunbeds • Parasols • Poolside bar, serving snacks


• Buffet restaurant • Christmas and New Year gala dinners included


• Pool table • Board games • Table tennis

For families

• Highchairs

Other facilities

• Reception

Please note: your luggage may be transported separately during the coach transfer

Room facilities

All rooms have bathroom with shower, TV and balcony or terrace with sea view. Standard rooms sleep up to 3 adults with twin beds and a camp bed.

Sole occupancy rooms are available at a supplement.





Official rating:

3 Star

Extra Local Charges

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