Orca Praia Hotel
Funchal, Madeira

Rating 3

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Based on 544 reviews

Orca Praia Hotel
Funchal, Madeira

Rating 3

Orca Praia Hotel is set into the side of a cliff with a swimming pool and bar down by the beach whilst the leisure facilities, social and dining areas enjoy the ocean views from the higher levels.


  • Child Care
  • Laundry
  • Kids Pools
  • Payable Laundry Service
  • Spa Facilities
  • Games room
  • Fitness/Gym Facilities
  • Safety Deposit Box Rental
  • Bar

Orca Praia Hotel takes full advantage of it's cliff side position and beach front location. Just a few steps above the beach there is a spacious sun terrace and garden with bar service, sun beds and umbrellas as well as an outdoor swimming pool with a section for children.

Further leisure facilities and activities at the hotel include a games area with table tennis, darts and billiards; a rock climbing wall and a Spa. In addition the hotel can organise boat trips for whale and dolphin watching or for game fishing.

The Spa offers facial treatments, aromatherapy and reflexology together with a menu massages from Indian head massages to sports massages. The Spa features a jacuzzi and a fitness gym both with views to the ocean and a Turkish bath.

Social and dining venues include a pool-side bar serving drinks and snacks, a cocktail bar overlooking the ocean and a restaurant serving local and international cuisine. The hotel provides daily live music and weekly evening shows.

Amenities and services available to guests include 24 hour reception with multi-lingual staff, WiFi, car parking spaces and a courtesy bus into Funchal city centre. There is also a gift shop, newspapers, bus tickets, baby sitting (with prior arrangement), car hire and laundry services (all with local charges).

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.


There are 125 hotel rooms comprising 86 double rooms, 35 junior suites and 3 family suites. The rooms sleep up to 2 adults whilst the family suites sleep 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children.

The rooms have a large balcony with sea views and an en-suite bathroom. They feature cable TV, direct dial telephone, a safe deposit box (local charge), a mini bar and a hair dryer. Cots are available on request.

Local charges may apply to some hotel facilities and others may be seasonal.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
Based on 544 reviews

Highly recommend - more like 4 star

03 Oct 2020
This is a lovely hotel to relax in. My room was spacious and the balcony was massive and private (I think all the rooms have balconies but some balconies are smaller and less private, my room no. was...

Excellent Orca Praia overlooking the ocean

28 Sep 2020
The Orca Praia is set within the stunning steep cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The view is spectacular and is away from the busy central resort area increasing relaxation for the weary...

4 stars surely??

01 Sep 2020
A great hotel! All the rooms have an ocean view and our a very large balcony. There was no air conditioning nor fan in the room but that meant we kept the large patio doors opened all night and fell...


Orca Praia Hotel is located next to a sand and shingle beach and is set into the side of the cliff overlooking the ocean and the city of Funchal. It is approx 2km from the fishing village of Camara de Lobos and 3.5km from the Lido Promenade in the tourist area of Funchal. There is a shopping area approx 15 minutes walk away or you can take the hotel courtesy bus into Funchal city centre which is approx 6km away. The hotel is approx 24km from Madeira Airport.

Address: Estrada Monumental 335, Funchal, Madeira, 9000-236, Portugal Telephone: 00351 291 707 070

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