The Cliff Bay Hotel  

The Michelin-starred restaurant is the jewel in the crown of this hillside hotel. And it also has two ocean-view pools.

This cliff-side hotel serves up some of the best harbour views in Funchal. What’s more, it’s home to Madeira’s only Michelin-starred restaurant. There’s a buffet restaurant, too, as well as a great sports menu.

The hotel is spread across tiered gardens. On the top level, there’s a large pool and a chic spa. And there’s another pool right by the sea. A free shuttle bus can whisk you to the centre of Funchal in five minutes.

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Honeymoon Offer

Honeymooners receive a room upgrade, subject to availability‚ sparkling wine and flowers in room on arrival, plus a dinner for two at the Rose Garden Restaurant.

Food & Drink

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

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Il Gallo d'Oro Mediterranean restaurant*

This smart and sophisticated Michelin Star restaurant is one not to be missed. It offers a mix of Iberian and Mediterranean cuisine with the option of dining on the terrace. Jacket or tie is recommended for gentlemen. You'll need to make a reservation in advance and children must be six years or over to eat here.

Outdoor/indoor pool

You'll find this on the top level of the hotel with an indoor and outdoor section. You'll have the option of relaxing on the terrace around the pool on the sunbeds topped with padded cushions, plus parasols for that bit of shade.


There's a variety of treatments on offer such as massages, facials, body wraps, aromatherapy, manicure, pedicure, make-up and a selection of additional packages.

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twin room with balcony

Twin rooms have a warm inviting colour scheme and there's a balcony for some outside space too. Room extras include air-conditioning and access to free Wi-Fi in your room - plus there's a minibar, bathrobes and slippers and a DVD player.

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Incredible hotel - Perfection

It is remarkable. They cover every aspect and the hotel is superb. I loved everything, from breakfast, to hotel facilities. The bathroom is excellent, plenty of towels, bath tube and shower. Nice balcony overlooking the sea and city.More

Albert L, Montevideo, Uruguay


This is our 7th visit and it is still as good as ever.we really cannot fault it. The staff continuity is reassuring and all are most helpful in every way. We are about to book again for next year whilst we can as I understand it is now full again.More

skipBurtonUponTrent, burton upon trent

Top Quality Hotel, Great Staff

Our third visit to the Cliff Bay. Once again a fantastic week with exceptional service at all times from immaculately presented, efficient and friendly staff. A truly lovely hotel very well maintained and in a great setting. Had a room on the 8th floor overlooking Funchal harbour - what a view! Again the staff makes the hotel, and this includes absolutely everyone including those working behind the scenes. The main restaurant buffet was superb with huge choices of beautifully prepared and presented food. Cannot think of anything we could improve on. We will return.More

Pete J,

Lovely, relaxing stay

We have recently returned from a week's stay at The Cliff Bay and can thoroughly recommend it. It has a quiet, but convenient position with beautiful views over Funchal. This is easily accessed either by the courtesy bus, walking or frequent public buses. The hotel and grounds are very well maintained, with two lovely pools and sufficient sunbeds. Food in the restaurants is of a high standard, but local restaurants are also within easy reach.More

V8321PXpamelas, Surrey, United Kingdom

Just the Same

Spent a week at this wonderful hotel my third visit this year.Staff as usual excellent food facilities and rooms the same.Weather was excellent as well Really have reviewed this hotel so many times will keep this review short .However just to pick out a few of the staff for mention Isabel who looks after guest relations and the reception staff i could praise a lot more but will leave it at that.All going well will return in March and June and probably November next year what more can i say about this great hotel.More

bob4434, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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