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MADEIRA ISLAND | PORTUGAL

THE CLIFF BAY

elegance and sea access . ..

MADEIRA ISLAND | THE CLIFF BAY

ROMANCE PACKAGE

sparkling wine, fruit, massages, romantic dinner . ..

Contacts

Hotel The Cliff Bay

Estrada Monumental, 147

9004-532 Funchal Madeira Island Portugal

+351 291 707 700
Geral: cliffbay@portobay.pt
Reservas: book@portobay.pt

The Cliff Bay {5*}

elegance and sea access . ..

classic, sophisticated, gourmet cuisine, direct sea access, views, quality service, spa, healthclub, free Wi-Fi...

The Atlantic Ocean stretches as far as the eye can see at the foot of The Cliff Bay... Perched on the top of a natural promontory, the hotel is surrounded by gardens - with innumerable secluded corners and centenary palm trees extending to the very edge of the cliff face. The panorama is completed by a magnificent view over the bay of Funchal to the east of the hotel.

This 5 star hotel, one of PortoBay Hotels premium resorts, assures that every single little detail has been carefully conceived to present genuine peace, well-being and elegance. In the hotel’s sea access area one can combine the Atlantic Ocean breeze with the spell-binding views when choosing the new pontoons and solariums.

The most influential restaurant guide in the world, the Michelin Guide, has awarded the Il Gallo d'Oro, The Cliff Bay's gourmet restaurant, run by Chef Benoît Sinthon, with 2 Stars.

Special information for stays until 20th December 2017. Click here.

Rooms

The only dilemma is: which will be better, going to sleep or waking up?

Ample rooms with private verandas... a combination of comfort, space and views.
The Top Floor and Suites categories include an even greater range of services: more space, fresh flowers, fruit and wine on arrival, breakfast in gourmet restaurant Il Gallo d'Oro, free water and juices, pillows’ menu . ..

We have options for families with more than 3 people, rooms adapted for physically disabled or other special situations. Contact book@portobay.pt

TWIN LAND VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Feel the calm and tranquility of your room . ..

TWIN SEA VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Spoil yourself with one of The Cliff Bay's highlights – the view!

SUPERIOR TOP FLOOR | FUNCHAL VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

The rooms on the top floors have a different concept in decoration which is elegant and modern, and offer . ..

TWIN FUNCHAL VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

View over Funchal, the harbour and the Atlantic !

SUPERIOR TOP FLOOR

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

The rooms on the top floors have a different concept in decoration which is elegant and modern, and offer . ..

TWIN SIDE SEA VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

A partial view over the sea. Allow yourself to be pampered . ..

JUNIOR SUITE

40 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Total comfort for the perfect stay. With large "queen size" beds and a private veranda overlooking the bay . ..

EXECUTIVE SUITE

68 m2 | up to 3 pax.

A room with a distinct decoration and exclusive benefits could only contribute for your well-being . ..

PENINSULA SUITE

112 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Exceptional... Bedroom, living room, dining room, two bathrooms, luggage room, ample verandas and . ..

ATLANTIC SUITE

61 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Unwind, gaze at the sea and the gardens which are the setting for your getaway . ..

Prices are the "starting from" prices, corresponding to the lowest price available within the next 60 days, based on a room for two people. 

Dining

awarded flavours year after year

The Cliff Bay's sophisticated flavors satisfy even the most demanding palates.

Start the day with a unique experience: breakfast in The Rose Garden. Lunch on the terrace of the Blue Lagoon is inspired by the ocean with its refreshing sea breeze. The tempting aroma of scones, chocolates and petit fours accompany the ritual of afternoon tea.

Later, in the evening, enjoy diverse flavours in The Rose Garden restaurant or an exclusive and sublime dinner at Il Gallo d'Oro (2 Michelin Stars).

IL GALLO D’ORO

dinner
2 Michelin Stars

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The Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant, awarded with 2 Michelin Stars, is renowned for the sophistication of its aromatic Mediterranean and Iberian cuisine.

For Chef Benoît Sinthon the fresh products from the island of Madeira combined with high quality products from various regions of the Iberian Peninsula play a key role in culinary creations.

dress code : jacket or tie recommended. Shorts, jeans or tennis are not allowed.

reservations : reservation in advance is required

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The Rose Garden

breakfast . dinner

Enjoy a variety of themes with an international style at The Rose Garden. The cuisine is outstanding and the dishes are prepared with the greatest care. Choose between à la carte dinners or daily themed buffets.

dress code: casual . shorts and/or flip flops are not allowed

OPENING TIMES
breakfast: 7am – 10.30am
dinner: 7pm – 10pm

SPECIAL DINNER PACKAGES
+351 291 707 700 . cliffbay@portobay.pt

*table reservation advisable . special menus for children

Details

THE BLUE LAGOON

snacks . lunch

Take a deep breath and feel the sea air! Next to the outdoor pool and right by the sea, take a time out for a pleasant dip and challenge your senses with the barbecue, salad buffet and the "À la carte" menu. Flavours that are fresh, light and perfectly blended!!

OPENING TIMES
10.30am – 6.00pm
*lunch: 11h00 – 17h00

**occasional dinner during the Summer months

NAVIGATOR'S LOUNGE

The Navigator's Lounge is the perfect place for those who enjoy both good book and endless relaxing view over the Atlantic...
A pleasing combination of atmosphere, views and décor.

OPENING TIMES
10.30am - 1.00am

LE CLIFF BAR & BISTRO

snacks . lunch . afternoon tea

Enjoy the best of the nights in this area where you can dance, enjoy live music or simply sit chatting calmly.

OPENING TIMES
10.30am - 12.30am (Winter)
10.30am - 1.00am (Summer)

CACTUS BAR

snacks

Between dips in the pool or after a Spa treatment, recharge your batteries with a fruit juice, salads or light meals by the indoor pool.

OPENING TIMES
10.30am - 6.00pm



ROOM SERVICE

24 hours

If you prefer, stay in the comfort of your room while we prepare your meal at any time!
The menu is diversified: soups, salads, fish and meat dishes, juices and wines... champagne and strawberries for the more exquisite wishes!
If you've planned a walk, an all-day excursion, or a "levada" ... choose one of our 3 picnic options to take with you.

AFTERNOON TEA

served inside or in the terrace of Le Cliff Bar.

Combine the delicious flavours of home-made scones, mini sandwiches, petit fours... with an aromatic tea of your choice. Once a week you can make the most of an additional treat with your afternoon tea: the gardens hum with melodies played by a violinist. Enjoy!!

OPENING TIMES
3.30pm - 5.00pm

Pools & Sea

feel the sea right at your feet

Pools & Sea

Make the most of the island of Madeira's clear and warm sea for a refreshing dip from the access jetty at the hotel.
Cool off or do exercise in one of the existing pools. One indoor/outdoor and another outdoor, located at sea level with sea water, or enjoy the novelties by the sea: solarium area and an outdoor Jacuzzi, at sea level, to relax while enjoying the views to Funchal!!

Discover a wide variety of marine species and fish best suited to Atlantic waters: barracudas, octopus, moray eels and rays. .. Through reception you can book your diving or snorkeling lessons now. Try a free diving lesson !!

Details

THE SPA AT THE CLIFF BAY

mens sana in corpore sano . ..

SPA

Special treatments are waiting for you . ..

Every single little detail has been carefully conceived to provide genuine peace, well-being and elegance.

With eight treatment rooms, one Suite, a Wellness area with Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna, also a fitness room and a relaxation room . .. Our Spa also has a boutique with ESPA range, hairdresser salon, beauty essentials such as manicure, pedicure, hand & foot treatments, waxing and tints.

Choose your treatment among facials, body massage, body wraps with efficiency and relaxation, also available aromatherapy, hot stones therapy (geothermal), jet blitz (hydrotherapy), reflexology and place confidently yourselves in the hands of our experts, always offering a personalized and attentive costumer service for a profound and soothing experience for mind, body and spirit.

Experience our exclusive SPA Suite, a private area for spa treatment with hydrobath, and a chill out area . .. the perfect setting for a relaxing experience for two.

After your treatment, enjoy this space over a cup of tea as you take in the dazzling views of the bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean at your feet!!

Learn more about our treatments.

Information and bookings:+351 291 707 730 | spa.cliffbay@portobay.pt

Suggestions

Romance

Offers

Pick the best offer for your holidays !

Holiday Package

Package: accommodation, breakfast, buffet dinners...

Romance Package

A special moment for two. Sophistication, elegance and wellness three elements that make our Romance package ideal...

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News & Reviews

15 November 2017
The Cliff Bay, The Residence and L’Hotel
distinguished by Trivago
LHPBSP Lhotelsuite 2016 2

The Cliff Bay and The Residence hotels (on the island of Madeira) and L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo (in Brazil) are among the winners of the 2018 Trivago Awards. The Cliff Bay won fourth place in the ranking of Portugal's best five-star hotels, while The Residence won sixth place in the ranking of four-star hotels.
In addition, L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo was called the “best hotel belonging to a chain” among the awards given in Brazil.
The hotels were chosen based on more than 175 million opinions gathered worldwide. Thank you! :)

09 November 2017
PortoBay Wine Week returns
to The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Vila Porto Mare
PBWW Vineyardstaluzia 17

Dinners, wine tastings guided with commentaries, workshops, special treatments at the spa and guided visits to vineyards and wineries . .. these are just some of the things to look out for at the 6th edition of PortoBay Wine Week.
This event takes place at The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Vila Porto Mare hotels from 21 to 26 November. The aim is to showcase the regional wine-making tradition along with the range of grape varieties present in Portuguese wines.


See the program here . ..

02 November 2017
Young and classical: we have 19 concerts for you !!
www.inportobay.com
Pbcyt Rafaelkyrychenco Listagem

They are young, they are musicians with roots in Madeira, and now they are studying and playing on various European stages. Classical music is their life. Rafael Kyrychenko, Francisco Lopes, Filipe Abreu, Tianhong Yang, Pedro Silva, Nikita Kutz and Filipe Fernandes are the young musicians who breathe life into this edition of the PortoBay Classic Young Talents event. From November to May, we have 19 classical music concerts you can attend !!

Read the full article here . ..

24 October 2017
The preparations
for Christmas at PortoBay have begun!
Iguarias De Natal Pt

Christmas is coming and the PortoBay hotels in Madeira are preparing for the festive season!
Dinners, workshops, visits and great entertainment! While we are finalising details for Christmas at PortoBay this year, you can see last year’s programme, here.

For more information and bookings, please contact:
The Cliff Bay
Vila Porto Mare
Porto Santa Maria

20 October 2017
Another season of PortoBay Classic Young Talents is here
and . .. this time it’s in Lisbon !!
Pbcyt Franciscolopes 1

Piano, guitar, violin, cello . .. From 3 November until May next year you can hear classical music at The Cliff Bay and Vila Porto Mare hotels in Madeira and the PortoBay Liberdade in Lisbon !! PortoBay provides the stage for eight promising young musicians studying in different European countries but all connected to the island of Madeira. Not to be missed !!

Concerts in Madeira
Concerts in Lisbon

18 October 2017
Madeira in five clicks !!
www.inportobay.com
Mad Freeride 3

Lush landscapes, the blue of the sea, the picturesque streets of the old town of Funchal . .. discover the secrets of the art of Madeira embroidery, be amazed at the breathtaking views while mountain-biking, canyoning or dolphin-watching.

Read the full article here . ..

Awards

For The Cliff Bay it is a matter of pride to achieve guest’s expectations. This position has fostered significant loyalty which distinguishes us and has led to a host of awards from tourist operators, online travel agents, or travel audit websites. Thank you!

Portugal

Madeira Island

TripAdvisor TOP 10 Island In The World 2015

Madeira Island

dynamic, creative and multifaceted destination...

Situated in the Atlantic Ocean and with a mild climate, Madeira Island is one of the oldest and most prestigious tourist destinations in Europe. With an extensive natural reserve, the most famous is the prehistoric and exuberant Laurissilva (laurel) forest, which has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the World Natural Heritage.

Nature, the temperate climate, the unique waterfalls, the local traditions, the culture, the cuisine, water and mountain sports, immense gardens and flowers, popular festivals, embroidery and Madeira wine, and the cosmopolitan city of Funchal make Madeira a multi-faceted destination.

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