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 sea view and balcony

These traditionally styled twin rooms are spacious with lots of natural light. There's double doors leading out to the balcony where you can appreciate some fresh air and the sea view. You'll also have air-conditioning, bathrobes, cable TV and a DVD player.

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Classy Cliff Bay

Just returned to the Cliff Bay. What a place - can't fault it. Attention to detail is amazing, eg fresh fruit and water in room every day, 25 clothes hangers, even employ hawks to scare of pigeons! Room, food, staff, all excellent. Will certainly be going back.More

bryanhutton, 190729

Absolutely Fantastic Hotel

We returned here for a second time and were not disappointed. The service is amazing and nothing is too much trouble. You are made to feel very welcome by all the staff you encounter. We were B&B and the breakfast was amazing. The pools are really nice. The layout of the hotel has been so well thought out. The rooms are lovely, especially if you have a sea view. It is worth paying the extra for an upper floor room. The hotel is in a good position for walking into town. There are also plenty of buses running just outside the hotel and taxis are also there. I would highly recommend this hotel.More

Frances D, 1093532

Cliff Bay Experience

Cliff Bay lived up to his reputation. Brilliant staff, wonderful hotel (inside and out), marvellous location. Staff are extremely helpful and can't seem to do enough for you. The decor inside the hotel is just beautiful and very well cared for. We had a room on the 7th floor overlooking Funchal, amazing views. The rooms are extremely well equipped; i like the option of bath and separate shower and a lovely little toilet room within the bathroom for privacy! I highly recommend this hotel. Buffet dinners are nice, good selection, my only comment would be the food could be hotter, but perhaps that's just my preference. Carpeted hallways to the bedrooms means its very quiet and you rarely hear any footfall.More

wilma B,

Very Enjoyable

We have been coming for over Twenty years and are Prestige Gold Members. Once again we had a wonderful week. The entertainment was good and the bar and particularly the staff were excellent. We enjoyed breakfast and had a couple of meals in the hotel all were excellent. Looking forward to returning next year.More

Familyguy98, 191278


been going there for 13 years. would not consider staying any where else in Madeira convenient to walk to Funchal. Lovely flowers everywhere. Nice warm climate. Lovely spa and treatment rooms. Choice of Buffet dining or a la carte. Choice of several restaurants Excellent service by nice staffMore


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The Cliff Bay Hotel
Rated: 5.0 /5 based on 2220 customer reviews
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