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Top25 Best Hotels in Portugal


Hotel The Cliff Bay

Estrada Monumental, 147

9004-532 Funchal Madeira Island Portugal

+351 291 707 700

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.


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


30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Feel the calm and tranquility of your room . ..

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FROM 172,8 EUR

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 258,3 EUR

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 308,7 EUR

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

View over Funchal, the harbour and the Atlantic !

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FROM 249,3 EUR

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 284,4 EUR

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 208,8 EUR

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 329,4 EUR

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 375,3 EUR

112 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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

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FROM 663,3 EUR

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. 


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).


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.



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

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

+351 291 707 700 .

*table reservation advisable . special menus for children



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!!

10.30am – 6.00pm

*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.

10.30am - 1.00am


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.

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.

10.30am - 6.00pm


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.


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!!

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 !!



mens sana in corpore sano . ..


Special treatments are waiting for you...

Completely renovated in the end of 2012. 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 |




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

18 January 2017
There’s something new in the Spa treatments
at The Cliff Bay
TCB Spa 17

There’s something new at the Spa at The Cliff Bay !! The treatment menu, created by recognized professionals from ESPA, has been renovated and offers new facial, body, hydrotherapy, maternity, men and children’s treatments . ..
With eight treatment rooms, one suite, a relaxation room, Turkish bath, jacuzzi, sauna, gym and hair salon, at the Spa at The Cliff Bay you can experience a sense of total relaxation and sublime well-being.
Come and try them out !!


18 January 2017
Quality Award from Luxair
for The Cliff Bay
Hotel The Cliff Bay Overview

The award was given at the 2016 Foire Vakanz Luxembourg tourism fair. Luxair gave The Cliff Bay the Quality Award for Portugal, a distinction acknowledging the hotel with the most positive customer feedback in 2016 !!

13 January 2017
Holiday Check Award 2017
The Cliff Bay, Porto Mare, Eden Mar and PortoBay Falésia are among the most popular hotels !!
Hotel Porto Bay Falésia

The Cliff Bay, Porto Mare, Eden Mar (on the island of Madeira) and PortoBay Falésia (in the Algarve) hotels have received the award distinguishing them among the world's highest-ranked hotels. Among Portugal's 10 top hotels, Porto Mare was ranked second, followed by The Cliff Bay in third place. The PortoBay Falésia Hotel, which got the HolidayCheck Gold Award for receiving this award for five years running, is ranked in sixth place, with the Eden Mar hotel in eighth.

21 December 2016
distinguished by TUI
Hotel The Cliff Bay

The Cliff Bay and Porto Mare hotels, on the island of Madeira, have received TUI's Holly award, which recognizes the world's best 100 hotels.
The Porto Santa Maria and Eden Mar hotels, also on Madeira, and the PortoBay Falésia hotel in the Algarve were ranked “TUI Top Quality 2017”.
TUI, based in Germany, is one of the world's biggest tour operators.
The awards reflect the opinion of around a half million customers who stayed at the nearly 5,000 hotels who work with this operator. TUI selects the best hotels based on its customers' experiences.
See the complete awards list here . ..

15 December 2016
Está tudo preparado para o Natal e Réveillon
no The Cliff Bay !!
Tcb Natal 1

Nesta época tão peculiar o hotel The Cliff Bay preparou para os seus hóspedes um programa especial !!
De 21 de dezembro a 2 de janeiro vão poder provar os tradicionais Bolo de Mel e Vinho Madeira. Há demonstrações culinárias, visita às iluminações e decorações de Natal da baixa do Funchal, animação musical e vários jantares temáticos alusivos à época. Os nossos hóspedes mais novos vão poder participar na atividade “A Grande Busca”, onde vão tentar encontrar os 9 ajudantes do Pai Natal !!
E no dia 31, nada melhor do que assistir ao espetáculo de Fogo de Artifício com uma vista privilegiada para a baía do Funchal !!

Consulte o programa aqui . ..

07 December 2016
Il Gallo D'Oro among the world's best !!
Hotel The Cliff Bay Il Gallo Doro Restaurant Outdoor By Night

The Il Gallo D’Oro is one of 6 Portuguese restaurants who made the list of best restaurants in the world!!
La Liste” showcases the world's 1,000 top restaurants. This ranking is done from food blogs and guides, review websites and a number of different publications in more than 48 countries.
The Cliff Bay hotel's restaurant, recently awarded with 2 Michelin stars is ranked 374th on “La Liste”.

07 December 2016
Tcb Therosegarden 4 Baixa

Enjoy a variety of flavours with an international style at The Rose Garden restaurant, which has now a new terrace !!
À la carte dinners, daily themed buffets and even breakfast can be enjoyed by the garden overlooking the Atlantic Ocean . .. come and try it !!


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!


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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29 Jan - 29 Jan

Funchal Marathon
 The Funchal Marathon is held annually in the city of Funchal, attracting athletes from a wide ra...
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29 Jan - 29 Jan

Irina Chistiakova
At 6pm on 29 January, the Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias is hosting the Russian pianist Irina Chi...
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07 Feb - 12 Feb

PortoBay Chocolate & Madeira Wine
Sweet or bitter . .. chocolate awakens sensations !! And Madeira wine gives it that special touch...
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22 Feb - 01 Mar

Carnival in Madeira has a long tradition that dates back to the 19th Century . ..The Great Allego...
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24 Mar - 28 Mar

The Stars Route
In March the hotel The Cliff Bay and Il GallO d'Oro restaurant (2Michelin stars) will kick off th...
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17 Apr - 23 Apr

Madeira Film Festival
  The Madeira Film Festival awards film-makers the Laurissilva Ambassador Award, the main goal of...
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22 Apr - 22 Apr

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
 What better place to run in the mountains than on Madeira island ??On April 22nd, Madeira Island...
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04 May - 21 May

Flower Festival
Spring is here and it's time to celebrate nature !! The streets of Funchal are the stage for a pa...
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04 May - 10 May

PortoBay Flower Festival
 In the lobbies of the hotels of the PortoBay Group on Madeira island, and continuing our homage ...
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14 May - 14 May

Classic Auto Show
 The Classic Auto Show is a fantastic annual exhibition of vintage and classic cars that remain u...
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14 May - 14 May

Madeira Auto Parade
 The ‘Madeira Auto Parade’ forms part of the celebrations for the 2017 Flower Festival which will...
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02 Jun - 04 Jun

Mercado Quinhentista de Machico
 During the first days of June, the city of Machico returns to the sixteenth century !!! Through ...
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03 Jun - 24 Jun

Atlantic Festival
3, 10, 17 and 24 June. The fireworks make Funchal vibrate and echo across the mountainous slopes ...
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03 Jun - 04 Jun

Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira
 Skyrunning is back in the mountains of Madeira !!Between 3 and 4 June, the athletes will once ag...
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29 Jun - 02 Jul

Extreme Sailing Series
 The Stadium Racing sailing championship - Extreme Sailing Series™ will stage its third event of ...
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13 Jul - 15 Jul

Funchal Jazz Festival
 An open air stage with Funchal Bay as the backdrop !! The jazz festival is one of the most impor...
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27 Aug - 10 Sep

Madeira Wine Festival
Madeira wine is almost as old as Madeira itself. Exports began shortly after the island was disco...
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18 Sep - 26 Sep

True italian Essence
 The Il Basilico Restaurant – part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a week dedicated ...
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03 Oct - 08 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 3 and 8, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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24 Oct - 28 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 24 to 28 October, PortoBay Hotels & Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event in M...
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14 Nov - 20 Nov

Funchal International Film Festival
 All film lovers must come to this festival! The Funchal International Film Festival takes place ...
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21 Nov - 25 Nov

PortoBay Wine Week
 Come celebrate the wine with PortoBay Wine Week, taking place at PortoBay hotels' in Funchal !! ...
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01 Dec - 06 Jan

Christmas and New Year's celebrations
The Christian tradition of the Christmas season, deeply set in the habits of the people of Madeir...
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15 Dec - 26 Dec

Christmas at PortoBay
 Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the island are ...
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16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On Madeira, Christmas begins wi...
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26 Dec - 01 Jan

PortoBay New Year's Eve
 Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this as the ...
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28 Dec - 28 Dec

 On 28 December, take part in an experience that is both pleasant and practical, helping a good c...
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