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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.
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 email@example.com
Prices are the "starting from" prices, corresponding to the lowest price available within the next 60 days, based on a room for two people.
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).
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 . firstname.lastname@example.org
*table reservation advisable . special menus for children
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
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)
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
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.
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
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 !!
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!!
To enjoy every minute of a stay at The Cliff Bay is to fulfil a dream.
From check-in to dinner on the pier, to waking with the sea view or the unforgettable sights over Funchal bay, there are moments, that I will cherish forever . ..
The Cliff Bay hotel (5 stars. Madeira island) has been awarded a "Loved by Guests Award" from Hotels.com in “Most Wanted” category !!
This award was based on evaluations from our guests.
Thank you !!
26 July 2018
Ready for another adventure ?
It is well-known that a connection with nature brings tremendous benefits. The well-being that comes from a walk in the forest, the clean air and colours of the mountains, with no filters, can be felt immediately. Swims in the sea, sunlight and the relaxed environment of a day spent outdoors are some of the best ways to relieve stress. A visit to Madeira makes this connection with nature easy.
Now you can also book your next stay before you leave the hotel !! If you are staying at The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria or Vila Porto Mare (Madeira island), one of our team members can now help you make your reservation. Just confirm the day at reception !!
13 July 2018
Benoît Sinthon takes Il Gallo d’Oro
to the Paul Bocuse Institute
Three days of fine dining is to take place during a collaboration between chef Benoît Sinthon and the Paul Bocuse Institute in France.
Carabineiro, Pombo Eucalyptus and Morango XXL are the three dishes that the chef of Il Gallo d’Oro (The Cliff Bay . 2 Michelin stars) will prepare in the Saisons restaurant on 18,19 and 20 July, alongside Davy Tissot, one of Paul Bocuse's disciples and awarded the 2004 “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”, a distinction that recognises France's top artisans.
This sharing of experiences is all about "making our cuisine known, with products such as torresmos [garlic roasted pork], sweet potato, mel de cana [sugar syrup], pitanga [a red fruit] and fennel." These items are held in high esteem by the II Gallo d'Oro chef, who promises to take "the best that Portugal and Madeira has to offer" to the school of Paul Bocuse, ambassador and outstanding name in French cuisine.
04 July 2018
Wine Spectator gives Il Gallo D’Oro
its ‘Best of Award of Excellence’
Il Gallo d’Oro's wine list received the ‘Best Award of Excellence’ from the prestigious American magazine Wine Spectator.
The magazine’s Restaurant Awards recognize establishments whose wine lists offer interesting selections to match the type of restaurant cuisine, which will appeal to most wine lovers.
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.
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!
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.