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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!!
The Flower Festival is here again and, of course, the PortoBay hotels in Madeira are joining in this celebration !!
Between 19 and 25 April, lobbies will be decorated with floral arrangements . .. petals, leaves and flowers from the country combine in various forms with traditional island features. During this period various activities are organised : guided tours of the gardens, workshops, themed dinners . ..
Be part of this !!
Find out more here . ..
13 April 2018
Must-try desserts at PortoBay
Desserts are created for our pleasure. They are not mere complements to a meal. The sweet flavours, the diverse textures and aromas are the indispensable finishing of this culinary art.
If you think one does not eat with our eyes, look again at these pictures and read their descriptions. Devour them mentally and then visit each of these restaurants and taste them slowly, one spoon at a time . ..
Happiness and a friendly welcome. The flavours of unforgettable cuisine.
Come to Portugal and make some memories !! Portugal is the complete destination, full of activities, and landscapes that awaken the senses.
On 21 March, Il Gallo D'Oro restaurant will present a special menu to pay tribute to French cuisine, its capacity for innovation and the values that it promotes. Chef Benoît Sinthon has prepared delicious dishes which evoke the true essence of French cuisine . ..
Sérgio Marques, sommelier at the Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant (The Cliff Bay. 2 Michelin stars) was voted “The Best Sommelier of the Year” by Revista de Vinhos - Essência do Vinho magazine !!
In recent years the wine list has also received various prizes, including "Best of Award of Excellence" (2016 and 2017) from the reputable American magazine Wine Spectator.
01 February 2018
THE STARS ROUTE IS HERE !!
Il Gallo d'Oro Restaurant at the start of the 9th edition of the Festival
The Cliff Bay hotel and Il Gallo d'Oro restaurant (2 Michelin stars) will kick off the 9th Stars Route, one of the most important haute cuisine festivals to be held in Portugal !!
Benoît Sinthon hosts 11 prestigious chefs from France, Switzerland, Finland, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands, as well as Portugal. They are: Michel Van Der Kroft ** (‘t Nonnetje . Holland), Bart De Pooter ** (Pastorale . Antwerp/Belgium), Dieter Koschina ** (Vila Joya . Albufeira), Hans Neuner ** (Ocean . Porches), Ricardo Costa ** (The Yeatman . Porto), Kazuo Harada * (Mee . Rio de Janeiro), Paul Ivic * (Tian . Vienna/Austria), Hans Välimäki ( August von Trappe . Tampere/Finland), David Et Noëlle Faure . (Aphrodite . Nice/France) and Olivier Barbarin (Château D’audrieu . Audrieu/France).
Gourmet dinners, workshops, tastings . .. explore the event programme here.
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.