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Hotel Orca Praia

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Front of property
On the beach, black sand, beach towels
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool
Outdoor pool

Overview of Hotel Orca Praia

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Hotel Orca Praia

3.0 star property
3-star beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Formosa Beach

9.2/10 Superb

36 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Gym
Estrada Monumental 355, Funchal, 9000-236

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Babysitting
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In São Martinho
  • Madeira Botanical Garden - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo) - 22 min drive
  • Area shuttle


  • Pastificio Gusto - 2 min drive
  • Pizzaria Lume - 20 min walk
  • Pizzo's Café - 3 min drive
  • Café - NC - 3 min drive
  • Praia Formosa - 1 min drive

About this property

Hotel Orca Praia

Hotel Orca Praia is a great choice for your beach stay in Funchal. Guests in the mood for pampering can indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps and facials, and the outdoor pool provides fun for everyone. The coffee shop/cafe is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. Other highlights include a poolside bar, a fitness centre and a steam room. Fellow travellers like the location and size.


English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal)
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 128 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, up to 11 lb per pet)*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free self-service breakfast each morning 7:30 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Scooter/moped hire nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • On-site car hire
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Beach towels


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • 24-hour pool access
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Bidet
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Guidebooks/recommendations

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for EUR 60.0 per day


  • Pet deposit: EUR 15 per night
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 15 per pet

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool open 24 hours
  • Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean & Safe (Portugal) guidelines.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>
Property registration number 6169

Also known as

Hotel Orca Praia
Hotel Orca Praia Funchal
Orca Praia
Orca Praia Funchal
Orca Praia Hotel
Orca Praia Hotel Madeira/Funchal
Hotel Orca Praia Hotel
Hotel Orca Praia Funchal
Hotel Orca Praia Hotel Funchal

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Orca Praia offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Orca Praia does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Orca Praia?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Orca Praia?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Orca Praia?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a maximum weight of 11 lb per pet. There's a charge of EUR 15 per pet, and there's also a deposit of EUR 15 per night.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Orca Praia?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Orca Praia?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge of EUR 30 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of EUR 30 (subject to availability). Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Hotel Orca Praia?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Madeira Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Orca Praia and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a steam room and spa services. Hotel Orca Praia also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Orca Praia?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.
Does Hotel Orca Praia have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Orca Praia like?
Hotel Orca Praia is in São Martinho, a short 7-minute walk from CityBubbles. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

I liked location. I didn't like that there was no tea and coffee added every day in the room when run out. You have to go to the restaurant or bar just to have cup of tea.
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

the location of the hotel is perfect for relaxing holidays, the view from the balcony is breathtaking. the hotel is very clean and safe. all staff is very friendly and helpful.
7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

More like 4 star - highly recommend
This is a lovely hotel to relax in. My room was spacious, balcony was massive and private (I think all the rooms have balconies but some balconies are smaller and less private, my room no. was 816). Very clean and nicely decorated. It's so close to the beach that you can hear the waves from the room which is heaven and if that's not your thing the doors are soundproof. Best view I've had in a hotel (just the ocean). It's about 15 mins to the centro by bus, the hotel has a free shuttle service and the bus stop is just outside with a regular service. There is a black sand beach in front of the hotel, really pretty. The food was good, varied. Restaurant near it is worth a visit. If you are covid cautious, this place is for you. They take it very seriously (e.g. disinfected my suitcase on arrival, disinfected salt shakers when setting the table etc.) and it sets a good tone in the hotel e.g. ppl don't get in the same lift. They take your temp at check in and having masks, gloves and gel is mandatory (they made me buy gloves as I didn't have any). I felt very covid safe here. The only negative was that the service wasn't great. Only met 1-2 nice people on the front desk and otherwise, I found the staff to be a bit abrupt, questions about activities were met with responses about QR codes. Professional but not overly hospitable. There are steep gradients to the hotel and pool/beach! Overall my stay was super relaxing and I would certainly stay again.
Aneeka, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The front desk person that attend me was no nice. Has an actitude and kind of rude. The parking is terrible
4-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

This was a very nice experience! The rooms are nice, spacious and clean and they all have a gorgeous terrace with spectacular ocean views. The amenities are nice, the pool area is clean and very well maintained. Breakfast was ok, coffee could be improved but good value for money overall. We had a very nice stay although the location is not the best (being situated at the end of Funchal) but this is what makes it a bit quieter. They do offer a free shuttle bus to Funchal. All in all, I would recommend it!
4-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Amazing location, couldn’t fault it other then air con for the hotter periods of the year! We went May and it was fine and 23 degrees - great weather. The room are huge and has sliding doors opening to sea and hear the sea view. Easy quick access into Funchal with number 1 bus which stops outside the hotel takes you there within 10 mins. The staff are lovely, so kind and friendly. The food at breakfast was amazing and dinner buffet was such great value for money. Would so go again! The pool is also so great little walk down and back up but so worth it!
4-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Very relaxing area. right on the beach. Breakfast ok and decent variety.
2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Only a three star hotel but in my opinion it could be a four star. Fabulous uninterrupted views of the sea from all rooms and the restaurant too. Good breakfast buffet and very adequate dinner buffet with plenty of choice and good value. Far enough from town and other hotels, but with a good local bus service (half hourly). Beautiful good size uncrowded pool with access from there to the beach which though not private, is far enough from habitation to make it seem so. Good walks all around and a few little cafes , bars and restaurants within walking distance. Very friendly staff, large room with floor to ceiling windows and doors leading onto a good size balcony. I stayed for nine days and wished I had booked for longer From Funchal (about 20 mins on the local bus) I took a bus to Cabo Giro which travelled through some stunning scenery and some hair raising roads. I also booked an off road trip more into the centre of the island which was fun I will definitely be returning.
Angela, 9-night trip
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