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MADEIRA ISLAND | THE CLIFF BAY

ROMANCE PACKAGE

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

Thank you !!

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 a star. This is Madeira's first and only star.

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 185,25 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 251,75 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 315,4 EUR
TWIN FUNCHAL VIEW

30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

View over Funchal, the harbour and the Atlantic !

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FROM 275,5 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 291,65 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 220,4 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 346,75 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 399 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 629,85 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 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.

SEE MENU

dress code : jacket or tie recommended. Shorts, jeans or tennis are not allowed.

more information at: www.ilgallodoro.com

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.

suggestion: Scabbard fish with passion fruit sauce

dress code: casual . shorts and/or flip flops are not allowed

Details

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!!

suggestion: Basket of regional fish

Details

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 time: 10h30 - 01h00

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.

suggestion: Madeira Night Cocktail

Details

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.

Details

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!!

Timetable: 15h30-17h00

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 !!

Details

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

Romance

Offers

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...

Early Booking

Take advantage of the 5% early booking discount that we offer you...

Prestige Blue Discount

Exclusive! Prestige Blue members get a 5% discount on charges from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGE

Prestige Gold Discount

Exclusive! Prestige Gold members get a 10% discount on charges from this site. To book here insert your discount code: PRESTIGOLD

News & Reviews

25 August 2016
A life of very special memories
www.inportobay.com
Hotel The Cliff Bay Overview

Many are the memories which Lynda Siggs keeps of her stays at The Cliff Bay. She fondly remembers birthdays, special times with her family, the first time she stayed here . .. and now she has been to this hotel on the island of Madeira more than 25 times !!
The climate, the hotel, the landscapes, the island's events . .. there are countless reasons to keep her coming back !!
Read the full article here . ..

25 August 2016
PortoBay Wine Week returns
to The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Vila Porto Mare
PBWW Vineyardstaluzia 17

Dinners, wine tastings guided with commentaries, workshops, special treatments at the spa and guided visits to vineyards and wineries . .. these are just some of the things to look out for at the fifth edition of PortoBay Wine Week.
Following on from the Madeira Wine Festival, this event takes place at The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria and Vila Porto Mare hotels from 5 to 9 September. The aim is to showcase the regional wine-making tradition along with the range of grape varieties present in Portuguese wines.
Over five days there will be wine-themed dinners and visits to the island's wine producing areas organised in each hotel. Guests will have the chance to visit Quinta de Santa Luzia, Fajã dos Padres and - to the north of the island - Seixal, as well as to sample local wine.

See the program here . ..

11 August 2016
Funchal returning
to normal
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After two days of great difficulty for Madeira Island, for the city of Funchal in particular, we can say that the city’s daily life is returning to normal.
In response to the many requests we have received from our guests, that from their homes have seen news of the fires in the media, we are publishing some photos taken yesterday in Funchal and in our hotels.
If you are currently staying in one of our hotels, please share also on social media, using the hastag #portobay.

10 August 2016
Fires in Madeira Island
Oficial message

On behalf of PortoBay Hotels & Resorts, I want to thank you for all the messages of concern that we are receiving due to the fires that affected Madeira island, with higher incidence in some areas of Funchal.
We are pleased to advise that the PortoBay Hotels - The Cliff Bay, Porto Santa Maria, Eden Mar, Porto Mare, The Residence and PortoBay Serra Golf – are fully operational and we have not been advised of any incident affecting the well-being of our guests or staff members.
Currently the public authorities together with private enterprises and the general population are doing an outstanding work to put everything back to normal as quickly as possible. For this purpose, we also collaborate with the supply of goods, toiletries, bed linen and mattresses for the support of the people who had been evacuated.
Thank you.

António Trindade
CEO & Executive President
PortoBay Hotels & Resorts

12 July 2016
Nature’s best kept secrets in Madeira
MAD Laurissilva 17 Baixa

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 Overview

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’
TCB Ilgallodoro 2 Baixa

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.

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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Madeira Wine Festival

Events

28 Aug - 11 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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05 Sep - 09 Sep

PortoBay Wine Week
Come celebrate the harvest season with PortoBay Wine Week, taking place at Porto Bay hotels' in F...
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22 Sep - 25 Sep

Extreme Sailing Series
In a first for the world& #146;s premier Stadium Racing sailing championship, the& #160;Extreme S...
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04 Oct - 09 Oct

Madeira Nature Festival
Between October 4 and 9, Madeira and its visitors celebrate the best the island has to offer.Reco...
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25 Oct - 29 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 25 to 29 October, PortoBay Hotels & #38; Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event...
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07 Nov - 15 Nov

True italian Essence
& #160;The Il Basilico Restaurant & #150; part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a wee...
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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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08 Dec - 10 Dec

The Cliff Bay Golf Tournament
Between 8 and 10 December, The Cliff Bay hotel, in partnership with Palheiro Golf club, will orga...
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16 Dec - 26 Dec

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

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On& #160;Madeira, Christmas beg...
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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 l...
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28 Dec - 28 Dec

MOVE. .. FOR HOPE !!
On 28 December, take part in an experience that is both pleasant and practical, helping a good ca...
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01 Jan - 01 Jan

Madeira Plunge
Welcome the new year differently !!On 1 January 2017, the Madeira Plunge will take place at the P...
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Events

29 Jan - 29 Jan

Funchal Marathon
& #160;The Funchal Marathon is held annually in the city of Funchal, attracting athletes from a w...
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07 Feb - 12 Feb

PortoBay Chocolate & #38; 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
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 (1 Michelin star) will kick off th...
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17 Apr - 23 Apr

Madeira Film Festival
& #160;& #160;The Madeira Film Festival awards film-makers the Laurissilva Ambassador Award, the ...
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22 Apr - 22 Apr

Madeira Island Ultra Trail
& #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

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
& #160;In the lobbies of the hotels of the PortoBay Group on Madeira island, and continuing our h...
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14 May - 15 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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02 Jun - 04 Jun

Mercado Quinhentista de Machico
& #160;During the first days of June, the city of Machico returns to the sixteenth century !!!& #...
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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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Events

03 Jun - 04 Jun

Ultra SkyMarathon Madeira
& #160;Skyrunning is back in the mountains of Madeira& #160;!!Between 3 and 4 June, the athletes ...
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01 Jul - 31 Jul

Funchal Jazz Festival
& #160;An open air stage with Funchal Bay as the backdrop !! The jazz festival is one of the most...
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Events

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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Events

18 Sep - 26 Sep

True italian Essence
& #160;The Il Basilico Restaurant & #150; part of the Vila Porto Mare Resort - is promoting a wee...
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Events

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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Events

24 Oct - 28 Oct

PortoBay Youth Week
From 24 to 28 October, PortoBay Hotels & #38; Resorts is organising the PortoBay Youth Week event...
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Events

14 Nov - 20 Nov

Funchal International Film Festival
& #160;All film lovers must come to this festival!& #160;The Funchal International Film Festival ...
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Events

21 Nov - 25 Nov

PortoBay Wine Week
& #160;Come celebrate the harvest season with PortoBay Wine Week, taking place at Porto Bay hotel...
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Events

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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Events

15 Dec - 26 Dec

Christmas at PortoBay
& #160;Madeira has unique traditions at Christmas.One of the most popular and unique to the islan...
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Events

16 Dec - 24 Dec

Childbirth Masses
Come take part in one of Madeira's biggest religious traditions !!On& #160;Madeira, Christmas beg...
See More

Events

26 Dec - 01 Jan

PortoBay New Year's Eve
& #160;Madeira experiences a unique New Year !! The "Guinness World of Records" classified this a...
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Events

28 Dec - 28 Dec

MOVE. .. FOR HOPE !!
& #160;On 28 December, take part in an experience that is both pleasant and practical, helping a ...
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