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Hotel Orquidea
Ranked #60 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
England
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“money well spent”
Reviewed 15 November 2010

Exceptionally clean hotel in the most superb location for almost anything you might want to do in Funchal. The staff are delightful and the breakfast although previously criticised is in fact very good value when considering the price you pay.
Yes there are one or two quirks.....there is no pool, the bathrooms are quite badly designed with loo seats which tend to twist due to lack of space to sit on them and the soundproofing isn't great.The bar feels more like a cafe than an hotel bar.BUT we will most certainly be returning as soon as we can. Have stayed at many other hotels during the 11 years we've been visiting Madeira but this is one I think we will return to time and time again.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 5 November 2010

Budget prices, but not budget service or facilities!
Quiet, backstreet location, but only a 5 -10 minute wak from the main town square, shops, cafes and seafront.
Spotlessly clean everywhere, especially our spacious room and bathroom, with fresh bedlinen and towels every day.
Staff fall over themselves to be friendly and helpful (but not creepily so).
Breakfast is included in the very reasonable room cost and comprised an extensive - all you can eat - hot and cold continental buffet, with a special mention for the delicious selection of fresh fruit.
Although there are dozens of great cafes, bars and restaurants within 5 minutes' walk, after busy days sightseeing and touring, we chose to eat dinner in the hotel restaurant every evening - and the three course dinners were tasty and great value for money - approx €15 - €20 per head. Plus - fantastic views!
There's a spa in the basement, but we never got around to investigating. No swimming pool though.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Derbyshire
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208 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2010

Stayed at this hotel last week and the rooms were a good size, it was clean, quiet, and in a really great location for everything in Funchal. The staff were helpful especially when I had problems trying to phone my tour company and got an answer message in Portuguese. The sun terrace on the roof gives you great views and the food at breakfast we good and plentiful.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank sanuk_9
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Calgary
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 January 2010

Great hotel, staff was incredibly friendly, meals were amazing, the view from the restaurant and the rooftop terrace was breathtaking! Location was incredibly convenient, close to everything! Would love to stay here again!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank hrechenmacher
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Munich
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 November 2009

The Room
- real tidy
- nice size
- with balcony and other needed stuff like (tv and air conditioning)
- big and clean bath room
- good acoustic insulation (especially important with the air conditioning - you can sleep as long as you want

The staff
- really friendly employees, especially at the reception desk
- with better english language competence than mine

The food
- a good assortment for breakfast for one week
- great variance for dinner, and a real good cook !!!
- and a real good espresso at the hotel bar

The recommendation
for families, singles and couples, but you must not be annoyed by looking at business people

The position
- not far from the coast and the old town
- a lots of shops and restaurants and bars in short distance

In short nice hotel and staff. I expected that Madeira itself is more green (flower island), but if you go by foot and walk through the town and along the levadas the flower island is visible. My wife especially enjoyed the shopping till the late evening.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank FamilieKr
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Budapest, Hungary
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2009

Good central location, with no free parking nearby. So if you are like us and plan to rent a car to discover the island, you should probably rent it later or return before coming here. Since the location is quite central, there are lots of places to see, visit and eat at nearby.
If you go there in summer you might want to reserve at a hotel with a pool or at the seaside.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LTamas
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London
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2009

We stayed at the Hotel Orquidea for a week during the end of July. This hotel is perfectly located and is very close to many places of interest, the Catherdral, the market place, the marina, shops, restaurants and cafes which can all be reached by walking.
We had a twin room which was clean and comfortably, the room was made up and cleaned on a daily basis. I was impressed that I did not have to ask for an extra pillow which I have had to do in many 4 and 5 star hotels( infact there were 2 extra pillows in the room). Staff around the hotel were very friendly and helpful. Staff at the reception desk took their time giving us ideas of places to visit. The breakfast was good., the views of Funchal from the dining room were brilliant. This hotel is good value for money and I would recommed to those who want to explore and be in the centre of Funchal.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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1 Thank Mia61London
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Property: Hotel Orquidea
Address: Rua dos Netos 69 71, Funchal, Madeira 9000-084, Portugal
Region: Portugal > Madeira Islands > Madeira > Funchal
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 86 Hotels in Funchal
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Orquidea 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally suited for tourists and business travellers, Hotel Orquidea enjoys a great location in the heart of Madeira’s capital city, Funchal. Guests can easily walk to all major historical sights, museums, theatres, shops and many other cultural attractions. Hotel Orquidea also offers you a wide range of services ensuring you an unforgettable stay in Madeira. All double rooms have double beds, desk, coffee table and comfy chairs. All rooms are stylish and comfortable and are fully equipped with air conditioning, hairdryers, cable TV, internet access points and telephones. ... more   less 
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Orquidea Hotel Funchal
Hotel Orquidea Madeira/Funchal

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