The Cliff Bay
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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.

Accommodation
Sporting delightful balconies boasting striking garden or sea views, guestrooms at The Cliff Bay 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.

Parking/Transportation
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

Hotel facilities

  • 24 hour front desk
  • Airport Transportation
  • Concierge
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Fitness Center
  • Game Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Hot Tub or Spa
  • Tennis Court
  • Business Center
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Non-Smoking Facility
  • Parking - Self
  • Swimming Pool - Indoor
  • Swimming Pool - Outdoor
  • Laundry
  • Contactless check-in and check-out are available
  • Property is officially certified under regional sanitization guidelines
COVID-19
Update
For your protection, this hotel is following certain sanitization standards and procedures.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Acrylic shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced health & safety measures
  • Gap period enforced between guest stays
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Guest reviews

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stayed in July, 2016
Guest Score 9.0 out of 10
I was celebrating my birthday at the Michelin star restaurant at the hotel. Wonderful dinner and also a lovely stay at the hotel for one week. Very nice room and exellent service
stayed in October, 2017
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
Nous avons beaucoup aimé l'hôtel .l'endroit est magnifique ,le personnel est chaleureux et toujours disponible .les chambres sont spacieuses et tres bien insonorisées.La propreté des chambres ainsi que des parties communes est irréprochable .Le petit déjeuner est extraordinaire .Nous n'avons pas du tout été gêné par les travaux en cours dans la partie nord.En résumé :de très belles vacances en famille
stayed in September, 2017
Guest Score 9.0 out of 10
Great service we received from receptionists for resolving a problem. A wonderful outcome. Thank you to you all. A lovely hotel in a superb setting. Our second visit and hopefully many more.
stayed in January, 2016
Guest Score 10.0 out of 10
stayed in April, 2016
Guest Score 9.0 out of 10
A most enjoyable stay, it was our wedding anniversary during our visit. Hence the reason for our trip. We had our celebration meal in Il Galo D'oro, expensive, but well worth a visit. The Hotel and it's Grounds are well kept and the Staff are courteous and attentive
Although we booked a Junior suite we were on the lower floor - albeit " up the hill " - we would have preferred to be on a higher floor with a bigger balcony
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
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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.

FAQ

What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cliff Bay?
The guests can check in from 14:00. Check-out time is 12:00.
What is the nearest airport to The Cliff Bay?
Funchal, Portugal (FNC-Madeira) is located 9.56mi from the property.
What are the parking options at The Cliff Bay?
Self Parking is provided on-site.
Does this property have a pool?
All-year-round swimming is made possible at the establishment's indoor pool.
Is there airport transportation available at The Cliff Bay?
Guests in need of traveling to/from the airport may arrange transportation with the reception.
Is smoking allowed on the premises?
The establishment is entirely non-smoking.
Is there a fitness center?
A state-of-the-art fitness center, equipped with weight-training machines, can be accessed by all guests.
Is there a lounge or bar at The Cliff Bayl?
Guests may find a large selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the in-house bar/lounge.
Does The Cliff Bay have business center?
Property has facilities onsite with computers and/business services.
Is there a jacuzzi or spa on the premises?
A jacuzzi or a whirlpool is at guests' disposal on the premises.
Are there tennis courts on site?
Enjoy a game of tennis on hotel premises. You may be charged an additional fee to access the tennis courts.
Is the front desk open 24 hours?
Our helpful 24-hour front desk is ready to assist you with any inquiry.
Are there gift shops on the premises?
The on-site gift shop is the best place to find souvenirs to bring back home to loved ones.
Does the The Cliff Bay have a game room?
Guests looking for additional amusement will enjoy the onsite game room.
Is there dry cleaning available at The Cliff Bay?
Dry cleaning services can be found on the premises.
Is there a concierge available at The Cliff Bay?
A friendly and helpful concierge is always ready to assist with any inquiries.
Are there laundry services?
Laundry services may be available at an additional cost.

How to book

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Guest reviews
...luxury accommodation, facilities and overall ambience. Supreme care and courtesy... by staff at all levels...
Overall score: 9.5
(out of 10) Based on 13 votes
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Area information

    Airports
    • Funchal, Portugal (FNC-Madeira) - 9.56 mi
    • Porto Santo, Portugal (PXO) - 45.03 mi
    Museums
    • Frederico de Freitas Museum - 1.05 mi
    • Museum of Natural History Funchal - 1.13 mi
    • Sacred Art Museum - 1.25 mi
    • Quinta das Cruzes Museum - 1.26 mi