The Cliff Bay - Funchal (Madeira)

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Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal (Madeira), Portugal, 9004-532show map
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The exclusive The Cliff Bay Hotel is a decent example of a 5-star hotel in Funchal. Featuring French architecture, The Cliff Bay Hotel was renovated in 2012.

Guests can reach Cathedral Se within a 25-minute walk. The city center is 3 km away from the hotel.

The hotel is situated near a cathedral, a theater and a museum.

The venue is notable for the convenient location within a 20-minute drive to Madeira airport.


Staying in one of the hotel’s 202 beautiful rooms, guests will enjoy a magnificent view over the city and make use of complimentary Wi-Fi, individual climate control, a sofa, a private safe and a dressing room. The property boasts views of Funchal Bay and the Atlantic Ocean from its rooms. They are fitted with marble bathrooms with dressing gowns, a hydro massage bath and a shower.

Eat & Drink

At the indoor restaurant guests can enjoy international cuisine. The poolside bar offers refreshing drinks along with snacks and grills. A variety of dishes are served in Proa Azul and Funcho Gourmet, which are only 5 minutes’ walk away.


Business travelers can use a video projector, a photocopier and a business centre available on site.


Guests will benefit from Turkish steam bath, massage and hammam. The on-site activities include scuba diving, tennis and snorkeling.


Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   9.  Number of rooms:   202.

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Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink


Picnic area/ Tables


Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiard tables
  • Table tennis


  • Paid airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Doctor on call
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink


  • Full board
  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Picnic area/ Tables
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Catering service
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast


  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying


  • Cots
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area
  • Kids club
  • Game room

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Live entertainment
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • City view
  • Bay view
  • Mountain view
  • Interior view
  • Landscape view
  • Partial View

Room features

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Rollaway beds


  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
  • Free toiletries
  • Lighted makeup mirror


  • Electric kettle


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • DVD player
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • CD player
  • Radio

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Madeira (FNC)9.8 mi
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SuperbBased on  126  reviews

Rating by category:

  • 9.6

    A good combination of elegance, charm and service contrasting well with business hotels

    Would prefer a no smoking policy

  • 9.6

    Madeira is beautiful city and hotel make you feel like you are at best place in world, aw some place

  • 9.2

    The location and wonderful views (including a picture-postcard view of the famous Reid's Palace). The tranquillity of the place and the perfect sound-proofness of the rooms. The size and decoration of the room and bathroom. The breakfast - a great selection of food and drinks, to enjoy on the terrace surrounded by beautiful flowers. The spa and the staff working in it. The gym is modestly equipped, but has unbeatable views - I have rarely exercised looking straight at the ocean. And we had the privilege to listen to an unforgettable guitar duet in the bar on one of the evenings. I could go on...

  • 10.0

    The Spa treatments were wonderful - Marina was just lovely. The staff were amazing and I loved the Breakfast so much variety! It was my birthday and when my friend and I got back to our room there was a wonderful chocolate cake there it was fantastic and such a fabulous surprise. Thanks to all the Staff at Cliff Bay I would definately return and recommend to all my friends. They make you all feel special like your the only one there!!!!!

  • 9.6

    hotel was very efficiently run and not intrusive

  • 9.2

    --Relaxed athmosphere, comfort and good location. Also a very good restaurant inhouse.

  • 9.6

    The friendlyness of the staff. The flower decorations and the excellent state of the Public rooms

    I felt the menu at the cactus bar and the lower swimming pool was a little limited if you needed to use it often.

  • 8.8

    The location was excellent - a 25 minute stroll into the centre of Funchal and right on the water's edge. And we were given a free upgrade to a full sea view room - which was more like a junior suite in any case.

  • 9.6

    The presentation of everything,beautifully clean and helpful staff

  • 10.0

    Superb breakfast, absolute feast. Beds and pillows exceptional. Brilliant staff. Wonderful surroundings

    Themed evenings did not always appeal.

  • 10.0

    we had a very nice sea-view, and shall return. Nice indoor pool when the weather was not so good

  • 8.2

    Great large room with a good ocean view. Used the pool and gym facilities every day. Good breakfasts.

    Drinks & Food at the Cliff Bay were expensive, however there are many good quality and cheaper places to eat and drink close by (try Frangos around the corner and have the piri piri chicken and tomato salad).

  • 6.6

    Size and layout, location of room.

    Was turned away from restaurant for breakfast, very brusquely and without any assistance as to where I should go. When I asked another member of staff for directions, he pointed me back to the restaurant I had just been ejected from. There then followed an altercation in Portugese with me finally, and with a lack of good grace, being seated in what I late learned was the "VIP" restaurant. I was assured by the second member of staff that the package I had paid for entitled me to eat in that restaurant. I was somewhat surprised to find later that my partner, who breakfasted before me, had also been turned away from this restaurant and had eaten elsewhere. If you are going to be a 4\5 star hotel, then you should provide 4\5 star service.

  • 10.0

    great hotel. Perfect location, fantastic meal, helpful staff

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Comfort and the quality of the service.

    I think the decor of the hotel is old fashion. Need a revamp on this.

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SuperbBased on  126 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in Portugal

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Good to know
Check-infrom 2 pmFREECheck-outuntil 12 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Madeira (FNC)9.8 mi
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