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The Cliff Bay

Madeira, Funchal

Good for Couples
Family Suites

 • Perched on a clifftop in one of Madeira’s most beautiful locations
Home to a two Michelin star restaurant - Il Galo d’Oro
Offering modern and contemporary sea view rooms and suites
Enjoy direct access to the sea from the hotel

The Cliff Bay is a sophisticated five star hotel nestled amidst immaculate tranquil gardens and overlooking beautiful Funchal Bay from its enviable clifftop location. Enjoy first class service and panoramic views of the island as you indulge in the finer things in life. Gourmet Michelin star dining is the jewel in the Cliff Bay’s crown, featuring culinary delights in elegant surroundings with pure attention to detail. Guests will also enjoy indulging in special treatments and massages at the luxury Spa.

The Cliff Bay is popular with couples and families and the hotel offers a range of extensive, contemporary rooms and suites with a private balcony and exceptional views of the sea, gardens or bay. There are also family and interconnecting rooms available. Enjoy direct access to the sea via the bathing platform as well as a the swimming pool and sun terrace where you can fully immerse yourself into holiday mode. 

Hotel child prices apply to ages 2-12 years. Specially modified rooms for people with reduced mobility are available on request.

Added value

Early booking discount

Save up to 12.5% on the hotel price for holidays between 1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019, booked by 31 October 2018.

Room discount

Save up to 12.50% discount on the hotel price for holidays between 01 May - 31 October 2019 booked by 31 January 2019.

Sovereign plus

Sovereign guests will receive 1 bottle of house wine in their room on arrival and a complimentary breakfast in bed for two on holidays between 1 November 2018 – 30 April 2019. 


Bars & Restaurants

Blue Lagoon

Take in the fresh sea air on the terrace beside the main swimming pool as you enjoy barbecue dishes, light bites and salads from the a la carte menu. 

Open: 10:30 – 18:00

Cactus Bar

Recharge after a swim in the pool or a visit to the spa, with a refreshing juice or light meal beside the indoor pool.

Open: 10:30 – 18:00

Il Gallo D'Oro

Guests can enjoy breakfast and dinner at the only two Michelin star restaurant in Madeira. Sample aromatic Iberian and Mediterranean dishes with a twist using fresh ingredients from the island, in a sophisticated and intimate dining area.

Open: 19:00 – 21:30 Monday to Saturday, closed Sunday

Gentlemen must wear jacket and tie. No shorts or denim are allowed. Reservations are required.

Le Cliff Bar and Bistro

Open from morning until the late evening, Le Cliff Bar and Bistro allows guests to socialise with a morning coffee or enjoy lunch in the bar or on the terrace in a relaxed and inviting setting. Afternoon tea is also  on offer and live music is available daily. 

Open: 10:30 – 00:30

Navigator's Lounge

Sit with a good book and enjoy stunning sea views in the relaxed, comfortable and tranquil lounge area.

Open: 10:30 – 00:30

Rose Garden

Sample breakfast, themed dinners and a variety of inspiring international cuisine at the Rose Garden. Enjoy al fresco dining on the terrace overlooking the sea and gardens and taste a la carte and buffet dishes, including seafood, Italian, Portuguese and Mediterranean specialities. 

Open: 07:00 – 10:30 and 19:00 – 22:00

No shorts or flip flops are allowed. Reservations are required. Meals at this restaurant are available for Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board guests. 

Beach & Pools

Swimming Pools

Choose from an outdoor and indoor seawater swimming pool, both of which are located at sea level, or enjoy the Jacuzzi and solarium.

Sea Access

Guests at the Cliff Bay can enjoy direct access to the sea via the bathing platform, or simply soak up the sun and enjoy the view.

Spa & Wellness


Guests can enjoy eight treatment rooms, a wellness area and beauty salon, in addition to a fitness room and hairdressers. It’s an oasis of calm and pampering essential for holiday time. A Jacuzzi, hydrobath, sauna and Turkish bath await as you select from massages, body wraps and facials.

Open: 09:00 - 19:30 

Children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.

Activities & Entertainment

Tennis Court and Sports

Guests can visit the tennis courts in the sub-tropical gardens to perfect their skills, or check out table tennis and billiards.

Children’s Playground

Younger guests can have their own fun in the sun while enjoying playing on the swings and slides in their own private play area.

About the location

The Cliff Bay is located in a prime position on a clifftop just two kilometres from Funchal town centre. A complimentary shuttle bus runs to Madeira’s colourful capital which effortlessly combines the old and new. Explore cobbled streets dotted with fascinating shops, cafés and restaurants and be sure not to miss the spectacular 16th century Cathedral with its stunning wooden ceiling. 

Beautiful botanical gardens, museums, parks and galleries are found in Funchal’s Old Town, and in Spring guests can visit the pretty flower markets and Farmers’ Markets. Head to the Marina in the evening and enjoy swanky bars along the waterside where you can sit and watch spectacular sunsets. There are also two small black sand beaches, if you fancy catching some rays.

Transfer time
The Cliff Bay is 30 minutes from Funchal Airport.
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Tripadvisor review Oct 14 2018
Excellent location between old town and new promenade/Lido stretch. Lovely gardens and hotel. Were in room 123 overlooking sea, harbour, view of Funchal and part garden. Entertainment every night...
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Tripadvisor review Oct 14 2018
We had a fantastic week, and will definitely be back. Hotel was spotless, the staff were extremely helpful and kind, The food to amazing. We have been to Maderia before and this is the best hotel we...
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