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sparkling wine, fruit, massages, romantic dinner . ..



elegance and sea access . ..


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.

Special information for stays until 31st March 2018. Click here.


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 . ..


30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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


30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

View over Funchal, the harbour and the Atlantic !


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 . ..


30-42 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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


40 m2 | up to 3 pax.

Total comfort for the perfect stay. With large "queen size" beds and a private veranda overlooking the bay . ..


68 m2 | up to 3 pax.

A room with a distinct decoration and exclusive benefits could only contribute for your well-being . ..


112 m2 | up to 3 pax.

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


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.

reservations : reservation in advance is required



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
*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.

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 . ..

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!!

Learn more about our treatments.

Information and bookings:+351 291 707 730 |




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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

15 February 2018
Il Gallo d’Oro Sommelier
is the “Best of the Year”
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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
Il Gallo d'Oro Restaurant at the start of the 9th edition of the Festival
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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.

02 February 2017
The sweetest week of the year is here !!
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From 6 to 11 February, chocolate and Madeira wine will be in the spotlight at Madeira's PortoBay hotels.
Theme decorations, afternoon teas especially dedicated to chocolate, themed happy hours, chocolate and Madeira wine tastings, original cocktails, guided tours with wine tasting, chocolate sculptures, workshops, dinners and special treatments with chocolate at the spa . .. are just some of the activities scheduled for the “PortoBay Chocolate & Madeira Wine” event.

Find out more here . ..

02 February 2018
Five suggestions to surprise on Valentine’s Day
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Still don’t know how you are going to surprise your better half on 14 February ? In Lisbon, the Algarve and Madeira we have several suggestions for you to experience some unforgettable moments. ..
Read the full article here . ..

02 February 2018
Travellers’ Choice from TripAdvisor
Three PortoBay hotels in TOP25
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One of the recognitions most sought after by international hotel groups is the chance to get on the demanding "Travellers’ Choice" lists compiled annually by the biggest world travel information and review site: TripAdvisor.
On the list of awards just announced for 2018, three PortoBay Group hotels are part of the exclusive lists of the world's best hotels.
The Cliff Bay hotel, on the island of Madeira, is in the TOP25 Portugal and is also listed in the Luxury, Romance and Best Service categories.
In the TOP 25 of the best hotels in Portugal is the Eden Mar (in Madeira), which is also included in the Best Service and Romance categories. The Porto Santa Maria hotel is also in this category.
This is the 16th year of the award, which recognises the world's best establishments based on millions of reviews and opinions (received over the past year) from travellers worldwide.

02 February 2018
PortoBay Hotels awarded
by !!
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The Cliff Bay, Porto Mare, Eden Mar, The Residence, PortoBay Serra Golf, Porto Santa Maria (Madeira), the PortoBay Falésia (in the Algarve), PortoBay Liberdade and PortoBay Marquês (Lisbon) and PortoBay Rio Internacional, L’Hotel PortoBay São Paulo and PortoBay Búzios (Brazil) were awarded a Guest Review Award 2017 by
This prize is the result of the reviews left by guests about the experience that they had during their stay.
PortoBay hotels received ratings of between 8.9 and 9.6 out of a possible 10 !! Thank you !!


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!


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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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