The Cliff Bay
***** Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal, 9004-532, Portugal
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The ultra-luxurious, superior 5-star Cliff Bay hotel enjoys a prime position near the beautiful beach in charming Funchal, easily within reach of a number of fascinating attractions including Madeira Story Centre Museum, Barreiros Stadium, Madeira Casino, Santa Clara Monastery, and the magnificent Funchal Marina.

Sporting delightful balconies boasting striking garden or sea views, guestrooms at Hotel Maya are stylishly modern, spacious, and well equipped with an array of features including free Wi-Fi Internet access, cable LCD TV, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, minibar, and coffee/tea maker. In addition, comforts such as air conditioning, opening windows, and plush bedding help ensure a restful night's sleep while private bathrooms come complete with complimentary toiletries, cosy bathrobe, shower/tub combination, bidet, bathroom phone, and hairdryer. Items such as iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds, and hypo-allergenic bedding are available with request.

Hotel Facilities
There is an extensive variety of outstanding highlights available directly on site for guests the Cliff Bay to enjoy. Business patrons appreciate complimentary wireless Internet access, timely dry cleaning/laundry services, knowledgeable concierge, and multiple event facilities while recreational features like sparkling indoor and outdoor swimming pools with children's pool, poolside bar, a state-of-the-art health club, and full-service spa are sure to please any guest type. Tennis, billiards, a fun-filled arcade/game room, and a comprehensive music library are also available on the property while recreational/leisure activities such as boating, golfing, scuba diving, whale watching, and ecotours are available nearby.

For delectable in-house dining, The Cliff Bay presents three outstanding venues; Il Gallo dOro and The Rose Garden both serve mouthwatering selections for breakfast and dinner while The Rose Garden features an enticing lunch menu. What's more, guests can start the day off right each morning with a delicious complimentary breakfast buffet, and for those who wish to dine in the comfort and privacy of their guestrooms, 24-hour room service is available.

The closest major airport to The Cliff Bay is Funchal (FNC-Madeira). Free guest parking and garage parking options are available, as well as options for airport transportation and limited complimentary area shuttle services while the hotel's attentively friendly, multilingual staff is eager to assist with virtually any guest need 24-hours a day.

Hotel Services and Facilities

Free WiFi Free parking Free breakfast


Grab a bite at one of the hotel's 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. While enjoying a refreshing dip in the hotel pool, you can order your favorite drink at the poolside bar. A complimentary breakfast is included.

Hotel facilities

  • Free breakfast
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Health club
  • Tennis on site
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Poolside bar
  • Luggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Hair salon
  • Free self parking
  • Elevator/lift
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Steam room
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Multilingual staff
  • Accessible path of travel
  • In-room accessibility
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Conference space
  • Children's pool
  • Conference space size (feet) - 646
  • Conference space size (meters) - 60
  • Full-service spa
  • Free area shuttle
  • Indoor pool

Important information

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property. Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Guest reviews

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stayed in March, 2015
Guest Score 9.0 out of 10
My wife and I had an excellent stay. In particular, I would like to thank you for returning my mobile phone, which I had left in the taxi to the Airport.
stayed in March, 2015
Guest Score 9.0 out of 10
stayed in December, 2014
Guest Score 9.0 out of 10
this is an excellent hotel with really good stFf in all departments.
When reserving i asked for a quiet room. when checking in iasked for a quiet room. we were given room 307. with a nice east facing. view. however right next door to the hotel is a building site where currently 8.30 until dusk they are hammering to break up and move concrete and rocks.,neither the balcony nor room are useable in the day. Very poor after specifying a quiet room!, disappointing.
stayed in August, 2014
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
The rooms, the staff, the food and the grounds - everything is superb at the Cliff Bay - our favourite hotel. We especially want to thank the staff from the Cliff Bay Gallo D'Oro restaurant for making our 30th wedding anniversary a night that we will never forget. We booked a 'Romantic dinner' for two which was absolutely out of this world and so very very special. We were served by our own personal waiter and were seated in a private area of the gardens which had a stunning view over the bay of Funchal and of Reids hotel perched on the top of the cliff opposite. There were red roses on the table, candelight and romantic music playing and we began the evening with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne. There followed 5 sumptuous courses from the Michelin starred menu, each one served in exquisite dishes and expertly explained by Roberto who also took some great photos for us! As the evening progressed the sun went down and the lights came on across the bay making it evening more romantic! Thank you to all the staff who made this evening so very special for us both - we take away wonderful memories of a superb evening and a wonderful relaxing holiday.
There is nothing at all to dislike about this wonderful hotel!
stayed in October, 2013
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
The Hotel, The room, the Staff, the Gardens, the Spa. Everything was perfect. This will be a yearly visit
stayed in October, 2013
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
The Hotel, The position, The Staff, The Cleanliness, The quality, The food and Michelin Star Restaurant, The Spa, everything was perfect in this Hotel, will now be a yearly visit to this fabulous 5 Star Hotel - Thank you to all the Staff at the Cliff Bay :-)
No dislikes at all
stayed in October, 2010
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
Staying at the Cliff Bay is a total experience of luxury accommodation,facilities and overall ambience. Supreme care and courtesy are afforded to guests by staff at all levels . Watching the sun rise over the sea in the east in the morning and set in the west in the evening is sheer bliss. A stay at the Cliff Bay is extremely good value for money.
There was nothing I disliked. I enjoyed everything.

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The Cliff Bay Traveler Rating
Hotel Condition5.00
Room Cleanliness5.00
Hotel Service4.75
Room Comfort5.00
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Area information

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or attraction, and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Barreiros Stadium - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
CR7 Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Madeira Casino - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
Funchal Marina - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Santa Clara Monastery - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Museum of Natural History - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Frederico de Freitas Museum - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Quinta das Cruzes Museum - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Cathedral Se - 2 km / 1.2 mi
Town Square - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Funchal Sacred Art Museum - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
Formosa Beach - 2.3 km / 1.4 mi
Funchal Farmers Market - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Maderia Congress Center - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi
Funchal-Monte Teleferico - 2.5 km / 1.5 mi

The preferred airport for The Cliff Bay is Funchal (FNC-Madeira) - 15.4 km / 9.6 mi.