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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  • 202Rooms
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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, Icecream
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.


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

Twin room sleeps up to 3 with 2 beds and a pull-out bed, cable TV and a DVD player.

superior twin room with sea view

Superior twin room with sea view sleeps up to 3 and is located on the 6th to 9th floors. Room has cable TV, a selection of classical CDs from the library, DVD player, a minibar with complimentary soft drinks, fruit and wine in the room on arrival, fresh flowers, à la carte breakfast in Il Gallo d'Oro Restaurant and pillow menu.

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Side trip by myself

I spent two nights at Cliff Bay and it was awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect and my mind was blown once I got there. Hotel staff were genuine and helpful and the food at both the breakfast buffet and the Michelin restaurant was spectacular. So glad I stayed there.More

Dawn F, Alberta, Canada

They've just got everything right

Stayed ay the Cliff Bay again last week and couldn't find a thing to complain about, rooms are excellent with high quality service and views that can't be beaten. The spa is even better than last time and treatments greatly enjoyed by members of the family that wanted them. Quality of food is very good throughout all the bars and restaurants which offer bar snacks to fine dining as required. Not cheap but worth it as a treatMore

Frank P, Oldham, United Kingdom

Another great stay at the Cliif Bay...but why can we never be given a room on the floor we request!!!!

We regularly stay at TheCliff Bay and pay any supplement requested for the room we require. However i regularly ask for a 5th floor room but never receive it. There is no apology or explanation. This visit we are on the 3rd floor with no lift husband has a breathing condition anx the slope is just too difficult for him. Come on CliffBay .....if i pay a room supplement surely you can offer me a room on my preferred really is not acceptable......More

cornwalldolly2013, Boscastle, United Kingdom

Excellent as usual

This was my first visit this year to this great hotel.Have said what i think of the hotel and staff many times will not repeat myself except to say thanks for a wonderful stay.Attended one of the stars events dinners excellent food wonderful seven or eight top chefs cooking great dishes with our own chef Mr Simone and other chefs showing great pride in their work and also wonderful food.Will return all going well in June to this great hotel and island.More

bob4434, Glasgow, United Kingdom

Excellent Hotel

We stayed at the Cliff Bay Hotel for one week returning 20 March 2015. This hotel was excellent. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast including the omelette chef and fresh fruit was 5 star. Our room was a Double Sea View facing Funchal across the bay. WiFi worked well. We will definitely stay at this hotel again in the future and had a really relaxing week there.More

David W, Walsall, United Kingdom

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