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Royal Orchid Hotel

Royal Orchid Hotel, Madeira Portugal

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A pleasant establishment with splendid sea views and plenty of sunny sunbathing areas, both in the grounds and on a platform at the foot of the steep rocky cliff. Attracts mature, agile couples looking for a semi self catering base with upmarket dining facilities, in a relatively quiet and somewhat remote location.


180M to the beach


A neat Mediterranean style white painted building with blue trim on its recessed balconies. Vaguely resembles a wedding cake effect as it stretches down the side of the cliff. The communal areas are well placed for enjoying the sea views and there are many sets of wide steps down to the pool area and the lower sunbathing terraces.

Property type: Aparthotel

Balcony/Terrace: Some rooms

Storeys: 7

Built Year: 1993


Royal Orchid Hotel


The interior decor is a little dated but also spacious and airy with an attractive restaurant offering a wide buffet area and well spaced tables with crisp white linen. The lounge area is simply furnished with brown chairs and sofas and some floral prints.

Rooms: 98


The grounds stretch from the upper pool area down to the edge of the Atlantic Ocean with many steps linking the various levels. A few palms and mature shrubs provide some colour and interest whilst blue and white painted balustrades border small terraces with sunloungers.

A lower platform has a good supply of furnishings and a small waterside bar, part of the sister property, provides drinks and light snacks.


Area Type: In Canico de Baixo, in a small development of similar style sea facing properties with the sister establishment, Rocamar, immediately adjacent. There is assortment of small shops, bars and a couple of German orientated restaurants down a sloping road, 180m away. Bus stop 150m with a courtesy bus operating three times a day to Funchal, six days a week.

Nearest beach: 180 (Canico de Baixo)


  • Bars
    • Poolside bar
    • Main Bar
  • Eating
    • A la carte restaurant
  • Pools
    • Freeform (18 yds)
  • Public facilities
    • Beauty/spa
    • Evening entertainment
    • Fitness room/gym
    • Indoor covered pool
    • Indoor games
    • Internet terminal(s)
    • Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Turkish Baths/Steam Room
    • WiFi Access
  • In-room facilities
    • Air conditioning
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar/fridge
    • Safes
    • Tea/Coffee making facilities
    • TV (English language)