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MADEIRA ISLAND | THE CLIFF BAY

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Sophistication, elegance and wellness Three elements that make it ideal . ..

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TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2016

Top25 Best Hotels in Portugal

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 Porto Bay 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.

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 . ..

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FROM 192 EUR
TWIN SEA VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 239 EUR
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 . ..

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FROM 318 EUR
TWIN FUNCHAL VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

View over Funchal, the harbour and the Atlantic !

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FROM 256 EUR
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 . ..

Book now
FROM 292 EUR
TWIN SIDE SEA VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 214 EUR
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 . ..

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FROM 341 EUR
EXECUTIVE SUITE

68 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 392 EUR
PENINSULA SUITE

112 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 655 EUR
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.

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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

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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

*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 !!

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THE SPA AT THE CLIFF BAY

mens sana in corpore sano . ..

SPA

Special treatments are waiting for you...

Completely renovated in the end of 2012. ..to improve our service to our guests.

With eight treatment rooms, one suite, relaxation room, turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna, gymnasium... you can enjoy a feeling of total rest and sublime well-being. Choose among body facial treatments, wraps and sports, relaxation, slimming and toning massages, hot stones therapy (geothermal), aromatherapy, jet blitz (hydrotherapy), reflexology. ..

The beauty centre also has the ESPA boutique, hairdresser, manicure, pedicure and makeup.

And now you can also experience our new SPA Suite, a private area for massages with jacuzzi, and a relaxing area... the perfect setting for a relaxing experience for two.
After the massage, 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!!
One more unforgettable experience in one of the most romantic hotels in the world (TOP 25 Tripadvisor).

Learn more about our treatments.

Information and bookings: +351 291 707 700 | spa.cliffbay@portobay.pt

Suggestions

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Offers

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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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Exclusive! Prestige Blue members get a 10% discount on accommodation rates from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGE

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News & Reviews

24 November 2016
TWO MICHELIN STARS
for Il Gallo D’Oro !!
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Il Gallo D'Oro has had its place amongst the most influential restaurants in the world reaffirmed and heightened . .. the Michelin Guide has awarded two stars to the restaurant at the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay, Funchal !!
The award was announced yesterday in Girona (Spain) at the presentation gala for the Michelin Guide to Portugal and Spain 2017.
Il Gallo D’Oro received the award for the first time in 2009 and it was the first restaurant on the island of Madeira to receive this distinction.
Il Gallo D’Oro is very proud to be part of this constellation !!

24 November 2016
NEW VIDEO
of Il Gallo D’Oro
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Il Gallo D'Oro, the restaurant at the five-star hotel The Cliff Bay, Funchal, is now closer to you !!
We present the new video of the first restaurant on the island of Madeira to receive an award from the Michelin Guide.
Find out about the restaurant, the team led by Chef Benoît Sinthon and local high-grade products used in the making of the dishes . ..
See the video here . ..

14 November 2016
PORTOBAY CLASSIC YOUNG TALENTS
We have almost a year of classical music concerts for you !!
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Piano, guitar, clarinet, cello, saxophone and vibraphone . .. From 19 November until May next year you can hear classical music at The Cliff Bay and Vila Porto Mare, in Madeira! PortoBay gives the stage to eight promising young musicians studying in several European countries but all connected to the island of Madeira. Not to be missed !!

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28 October 2016
Festival True Italian Essence
at Il Basilico
VPM Ilbasilico Pizza

The culinary festival True Italian Essence is back!! From 7 to 15 November, Il Basilico restaurant is introducing new creations cooked up by our guest chefs and new exclusive menu where the most popular dishes over the course of the festival become the restaurant's new menu !!
As special guest for the Italy with Soul event, we are introducing Italian chef Giorgio Damasio who will present his specialities throughout the week. ..
To open the Italy with Soul festival, we have an Ensemble of PortoBay Chefs !! Benoît Sinthon from The Cliff Bay hotel, Klaus Leichtenmüller from the Porto Santa Maria hotel, Alcino Marques and Jorg Zimmermann from the Vila Porto Mare resort and Cristiano Cutietta from Il Basilico restaurant come together to pay homage to the flavours of Italy.

Find out more about the event here . ..

25 October 2016
Flavours of autumn
at Il Gallo d’Oro
Menu IGO

Pumpkin and seasonal truffles risotto, Snow of Fois Gras with lentiles, truffles, Iberian ham, Coast Line Fish with vegeteables tentation from the farm and beluga lentils cream . .. are just some of the new dishes on Il Gallo d’Oro's autumn menu.
The dishes have been adapted according to the products and ingredients this season has to offer and always considering the region's products, as well as high quality products from other countries.

Come and try !!

See the new menu here . ..

18 October 2016
PortoBay Youth Week
dedicated to our younger friends
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From 25 to 29 October, PortoBay Hotels & Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event in Madeira, which will take place at its hotels The Cliff Bay, Vila Porto Mare resort and PortoBay Serra Golf.
We aim to dedicate these days to pleasing our younger friends, giving them a healthy and unforgettable holiday experience . .. where good humour and youthful spirit are in charge, and where the main rule is to make the most of these fantastic holidays !!

See the event's journal here. ..

23 September 2016
Il Galo D'Oro
on the bucket list worthy restaurants from around the globe
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The prestigious US magazine Wine Spectator has included Il Gallo D’Oro on 11 bucket list worthy restaurants from around the globe !! The magazine, that recently distinguished Il Gallo d’Oro's wine list with “Best of Award of Excellence”, refers "For one of the finest wine selections in Portugal, head to the south coast of Madeira".
The winners of the Best Award of Excellence present menus with high quality wines from top producers. With over 350 wines on offer, these restaurants are destinations for wine lovers, and demonstrate a deep commitment to wine, both in terms of their cellar and quality of service.

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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26 Dec - 01 Jan

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28 Dec - 28 Dec

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29 Jan - 29 Jan

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22 Feb - 01 Mar

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24 Mar - 28 Mar

The Stars Route
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17 Apr - 23 Apr

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22 Apr - 22 Apr

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& #160;What better place to run in the mountains than on Madeira island ??On April 22nd, Madeira ...
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04 May - 21 May

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04 May - 10 May

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14 May - 14 May

Classic Auto Show
& #160;The Classic Auto Show is a fantastic annual exhibition of vintage and classic cars that re...
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Extreme Sailing Series
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01 Jul - 31 Jul

Funchal Jazz Festival
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27 Aug - 10 Sep

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18 Sep - 26 Sep

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24 Oct - 28 Oct

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14 Nov - 20 Nov

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15 Dec - 26 Dec

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16 Dec - 24 Dec

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26 Dec - 01 Jan

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Christmas Calendar

24 windows, 9 presents and lots of surprises . ..

A surprise behind every window . .. Starting today through 24 December, we have gifts, facts and tips to offer in the PortoBay Christmas Calendar !!

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PortoBay Events

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PortoBay Events bring together the various events organised in the hotels of the group. This initiative also aims to promote and boost the main events held in the locations of the PortoBay hotels: Madeira, Algarve, Lisbon, Rio de Janeiro, Búzios and São Paulo.

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New hotel in Lisbon !!

Take advantage of our launch campaign for the new 4-star hotel: PortoBay Marquês

Win €10 a day in credit to spend on purchases in the hotel! You can use it on food and drinks. .. at breakfast, in the restaurant, in the bars, on room service or the mini-bar. Treat yourself !!

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NEW ARTICLE IN OUR BLOG !!

‘Raviolone all’ostrica’ with Norcia black truffles

Giorgio Damasio, consultant chef for the Populi restaurant and responsible for the Mercantina restaurant’s menu (Lisbon) was the special guest at the latest ‘True italian essence'. For one week he shared his knowledge with the team from Il Basilico and left tips, advice and recipes . ..

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6 hotels in the TOP25!!

Six PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels !! The Cliff Bay and The Residence hotels (Madeira Island) are among the TOP25 Best Hotels in Portugal. The Cliff Bay was also listed among the TOP 25 Luxury Hotels in Portugal, while the PortoBay Serra Golf is on the list of the TOP25 Best Small Hotels. The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Suite Hotel Eden Mar are among the TOP 25 Hotels for Romance in Portugal. In Brazil, L’Hotel Porto Bay São Paulo is listed among the 25 best luxury hotels.

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