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Madeira Island | Funchal | Located on a promontory on Estrada Monumental, with direct access to the sea. It is close to the sea-front promenade and shops.
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 a star. This is Madeira's first and only star.
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 or the exclusive Il Gallo d'Oro. 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 (1 Michelin Star).
IL GALLO D’ORO
breakfast . dinner
1 Michelin Star
The Il Gallo d’Oro restaurant, awarded with 1 Michelin Star, 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.
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.
suggestion: Scabbard fish with passion fruit sauce
dress code: casual . shorts and/or flip flops are not allowed
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!!
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!!
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 !!
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).
Tuesday, the 19th, the magic of Il Gallo d' Oro will be brought closer to the sea . .. to the pier of The Cliff Bay !! Feel the ocean breeze and admire the wonderful view over the Funchal bay while enjoying an exclusive dinner. .. A unique dining experience with a menu inspired by the flavors of the ocean . .. Langoustine, squids from the island , urchin surprise, Lobster Medallion and other delicacies not to be missed !!
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12 July 2016
Nature’s best kept secrets in Madeira
We’ve been in conversation with nature in Madeira - she’s beautiful and that’s official. Her natural sunlit look will win you over at first sight. But, like all natural beauties, this island has secrets that she does not give up, to keep herself special. Follow us on this journey and discover the best-kept natural secrets of Madeira.
Read the article on our blog!
11 July 2016
FOUR PORTOBAY HOTELS IN THE TOP 10
Thomas Cook Northern Europe’s Best Hotels
The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria, Porto Mare and Residence hotels are in Thomas Cook Northern Europe’s Top 10 Best Hotels. This distinction is based on the results of questionnaires completed by the tour operator’s customers where they were asked to assess the standard of the customer services and accommodation facilities provided. The award relates to the winter season 2015/2016. Thanks a lot !!
07 July 2016
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.
04 July 2016
Saturdays “Al Fresco” at The Cliff Bay
The Cliff Bay’s summer programme promises special Saturdays with the Blue Lagoon “Al Fresco”. .. Watch the sunset as you enjoy a cocktail next to the quay . .. and then stay for dinner at the Blue Lagoon. Enjoy the warm summer nights in our outside seating area with live music . .. Come and try it!!
20 June 2016
at The Cliff Bay
This summer, from 24 June to 26 August, Friday evenings at The Cliff Bay have an oriental flavour!! The seafront pier is the ideal spot to enjoy a wonderful view over the bay of Funchal and sample sushi prepared under the guidance of ‘sushiman of Portugal’, Paulo Morais. .. Come and try !! Find out more here . ..
21 June 2016
TAP GIVES YOU 1000 FREE MILES !!
Victoria is TAP airline’s customer loyalty programme that allows you to earn miles and exchange them for benefits whenever you travel or do business with our partners on the ground. Since you are a member of PortoBay Prestige, TAP will give you 1000 free miles if you join the Victoria Programme by 30 September 2016.
After that, you can earn up to 1000 miles whenever you stay at a PortoBay hotel.
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.