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4.6 out of 5

"Madeira is an all year holiday destination with a wide range of activities on offer. We only had a few days there this time, but we particularly enjoy ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 04 Sep 2016

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy The Cliff Bay's central location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Lido. Free breakfast, free self-parking and 3 restaurants are available. This 5-star hotel has 202 rooms over 9 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and balconies.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with balconies, 24-hour room service and Smart TVs
  • Free buffet breakfast offered
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine while dining at Il Gallo dOro
  • Take a swim in the indoor and outdoor pools or soak in the spa tub
  • Indulge with detox wraps, manicures and pedicures or aromatherapy at Spa at The Cliff Bay
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes an outdoor tennis court, a fitness centre and a steam room
  • Guests like the accommodation for the cleanliness, overall comfort and nice bathrooms
  • Just a 5-minute walk from Lido and a 2-minute drive from CR7 Museum
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Twin Room, Land View

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
£173* Per night/room 19 Oct - 20 Oct

Double Room Single Use, Partial Sea View

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Junior Suite, Sea View

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Family Room, 1 Bedroom, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double or Twin Room, Sea View

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double or Twin Room, Bay View (Funchal Bay)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TwinXLBed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

The Cliff Bay ratings based on 25 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Cliff Bay

Everyone (6) Couples (13) Family (2)
5 out of 5

Superb hotel in great location

Pros: Right on the ocean front with lots of space for everyone even though the hotel was full. The rooms, staff, food and facilities are exceptional.
Cons: Nothing significant.
Location: Excellent location to the west of the port, with good views. There are plenty of activities, particularly the levada walks and jeep safaris.
Madeira is an all year holiday destination with a wide range of activities on offer. We only had a few days there this time, but we particularly enjoyed the levada walks (Lakes of Madeira tour) and several great restaurants (notably Cris' Place and Tokos). The scenery is dramatic, especially when coming down from the plateau. We would have done a lot more if we had been there longer. Cliff Bay is superb in every respect - the staff, the location, the quality of rooms and food. We will be returning next year.

Posted by , from Cambridge, UK on 4 Sep 2016

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5 out of 5

Great week. Loved it

We loved the hotel. Great location. Wonderful staff. Breakfast and buffets were excellent.

Posted by on 26 Feb 2016

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5 out of 5

a relaxing break

A beautiful part of the world.. the Cliff Bay had it all. Great food, scenery, warm February weather, warm friendly staff, and premises which seem to be maintained to a high standard. Fantastic guitarist in the bar. Gorgeous swimming pools and an abundance of chaise lounges. We really enjoyed our 5 days there, and want to return for a longer stay soon. One tiny quibble.. when we were in the deluxe outdoor breakfast area, the area you have to pay extra for unless you are in an upgraded room, in order to get some toast with our ordered eggs (delicious) we were told we had to go inside and make our own toast. The toasters supplied were very slow, and there was a queue... Very strange this one hiccup in what otherwise was a seamless luxury stay. Please change this one little minor issue, to make our next stay even better. It certainly won't stop us from returning, but just seemed a gap in what otherwise was top notch luxury service.

Posted by on 22 Feb 2016

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4 out of 5

Lovely hotel , few minor improvements could be made

Great hotel, lovely rooms, staff and facilities. Well located in the main hotel zone. One or two improvements could be made - the lifts are completely inadequate for the number of guests so are often left waiting or faced with a full lift. There are no plug sockets next to the bed making charging awkward. And the bed was two large singles pushed together - a real pet hate of mine. Otherwise excellent.

Posted by on 27 Jun 2015

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5 out of 5

Wonderful one week break

Excellent and relaxing. Il Gallo d'Oro restaurant provided two fantastic dinners for us; the cuisine was practically sublime (and although a Michelin starred restaurant, not as wildly expensive as some others in that category).. Staff always courteous, friendly and helpful. No complaints at all.

Posted by on 21 Mar 2013

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5 out of 5
Lage, Ausstattung, Qualität Essen, Freundlichkeit Personal

Posted by on 7 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

30 Apr 2019 by The Cliff Bay Team

Sehr geehrter Gast, wir möchten uns für Ihren Kommentar bedanken und hoffen, Sie schon bald wieder bei uns willkommen heißen zu dürfen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

5 out of 5

Sehr schön gelegenes Hotel.

Pros: Lage des Hotels mit wunderbarer Aussicht auf den Atlantik. Sehr saubere gepflegtes Zimmer und Bad! Super professioneller Service in allen Belangen.
Location: Sehr schön auf Felsen gelegenes Hotel an ruhiger und doch zentraler Lage. Viele Möglichkeiten für Ausflüge wie in der Nähe der Botanische Garten!
Wir wollten eine Woche erholsame Ferien in Madeira verbringen. Das haben wir auch erreicht im sehr schön gelegene ruhigen Hotel Cliff Bay mit wunderbarer Aussicht auf den Atlantik. Alle unsere Erwartungen wurden übertroffen. Sehr sauberes gepflegtes Hotel in jeder Hinsicht. Sehr saubere Zimmer. Professioneller sehr guter freundlicher Service an der Reception und sowie am Pool und im Restaurant "Rose Garden". Hoteleigener Transfer zweimal pro Tag in die Altstadt. Altstadt ist auch gut zu Fuss erreichbar. Viele Ausflugmöglichkeiten vorhanden. Gute Einkaufsmöglichkeiten. Viele Sehenswürdigkeiten in ganz Funchal. Kirchen, Museen, Botanischer Garten, Erreichbar mit Seilbahn und wunderschönen Aussicht über sehr schönen Altstadt. Botanischer Garten ist auch per Taxi oder Linienbus Erreichbar.

Posted by , from Aarau, Schweiz on 20 May 2018

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5 out of 5

ruhig gelegenes Hotel mit wunderbarem Ausblick

Pros: Die extrem ruhige Lage und das gute Personal
Cons: Gelegentlich die Teppiche in den Zimmern ersetzen
Wir wurden sehr freundlich empfangen und mit einem Upgrade überrascht. Zimmer wie Badezimmer sind sehr gross. Beim Frühstück darf man wählen, ob ein Tisch draussen oder eher innen favorisiert wird. Das Personal ist auch hier sehr freundlich, schnell und hilfsbereit. Die verschiedenen Liegeecken im Poolbereich laden zum Relaxen ein. Funchal ist zu Fuss gut zu erreichen. Das Hotel bietet aber auch einen Gratis-Shuttle- Dienst an. Wir waren froh, dieses Hotel gewählt zu haben.

Posted by on 26 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5
Très cosy et plein de possibilités. Grandes variétés de restauration..

Posted by , from Gland on 25 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5
Schönes Hotel in guter Lage direkt am Meer. Sehr gutes Frühstück und freundliches Personal.

Posted by on 4 Apr 2018

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Property Features

The Cliff Bay offers its guests a full-service spa, an outdoor tennis court, and an indoor pool. There are 3 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include A poolside bar and A bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served. You'll find a business centre on site. Event space at this hotel measures 646 square feet (60 square metres) and includes conference rooms. An outdoor pool, a kid's pool, and a hot tub are also featured at the luxury The Cliff Bay. A round-trip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. This 5-star Funchal hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 202 guestrooms or units
  • 9 levels
  • 3 dining venues
  • 646 sq ft of conference space
  • 60 sq. m of conference space
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Games room or arcade
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Funchal (FNC-Cristiano Ronaldo) (23.3 km / 14.5 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Cliff Bay offers 202 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and minibars. Rooms open to balconies. Smart televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, a bidet and complimentary toiletries. This Funchal hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include safes and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Bidet
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast.

Il Gallo dOro – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. 2-star Michelin rating.

The Rose Garden – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

The Blue Lagoon – This beach restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves lunch. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a sauna and a fitness centre.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

Spa at The Cliff Bay has 8 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include hot stone massages, facials, body wraps and body scrubs. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and reflexology.

The spa is open daily.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time ends at 2 AM
  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Half Board rate plans do not include drinks.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 80.0 per night.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for EUR 40.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Drinks are not included in rate plans that include meals.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Property Registry Number – 6699
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Online Penalty Collection



The charges below are included in your overall room price:

  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Eve gala dinner fee

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 31.50 per room (one-way)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: EUR 40.0 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 80.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bay Cliff
  • Cliff Bay
  • Cliff Bay Funchal
  • Cliff Bay Hotel
  • Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay - Porto Bay Hotel Funchal
  • Cliff Bay Hotel Madeira
  • Cliff Bay Porto Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay (Porto Bay) Madeira/Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay Hotel
  • The Cliff Bay Funchal
  • The Cliff Bay Hotel Funchal

You should know

  • The Cliff Bay offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • For stays on 24 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory Christmas Eve gala dinner.
  • For stays on 31 December, the total price shown includes a charge for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key (nogle), a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.