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Hotel Orquidea

Hotel Orquidea, Funchal Portugal

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A  central choice with simple unsophisticated facilities that please those who prefer a very central base with easy access to the main attractions and public transport.

The restaurants and fado house of Old Funchal are a flat, 200m walk away and the many shops of the area are almost on the doorstep.

The modern interior is pleasing to the eye and provides a worthwhile alternative to the larger seafront options.


150m from the local bars


A plain looking white painted building with long and narrow protruding balconies and a simple off street glass fronted entrance with a narrow canopy.

Property type: Hotel

Balcony/Terrace: Some rooms

Storeys: 7

Built Year: 1968

Exterior: Building


Hotel Orquidea, Funchal


The lobby area is wide and inviting with its striped tiling and small reception desk offering a warm and friendly welcome. The lounge and bar area has dark brown sofas and attractive wall murals whilst the modern restaurant is cheerful and congenial with comfortable carver style chairs and well spaced tables.

Rooms: 76


There are no grounds as such but a simple rooftop terrace is available and accommodates a small supply of plastic furnishings.


Area Type: At the E end of Funchal’s central area, in a back street, with a good supply of shops, local bars and restaurants within 150m of the entrance. The main market is 250m away and the lower cable car station a similar distance. Bus stop 100m.

Nearest beach: 1.7km (Lido)

Public Transport:
100m to Bus


  • Bars
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Public facilities
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Room(s) for disabled
    • Safes
    • TV (English language)